Maree joined Northland DHB after working as a senior lecturer with the School of Nursing at Massey University where she was involved in the development of a Masters of Clinical Practice programme. Prior to working at Massey, Maree was an Associate Director of Nursing at Whanganui District Health Board.
Maree served as a Nursing Officer in the Army for over twenty years where she held a range of clinical and leadership appointments including that of Director of Nursing. While in the Army Maree deployed to East Timor as a flight nurse and later to Afghanistan with the Defence Force’s Provincial Reconstruction Team.
Maree grew up in Whangarei and did her initial nursing education here so she has returned to her roots.