OUR TEAM

 

Lynne Taylor

 Lynne has been the Manager of Diabetes Christchurch Inc since 2004 and has been involved with the committee for almost 30 years.  A Southlander originally from Mataura, Lynne has been living with Type 1 diabetes since her first overseas trip in 1980.

Lynne was mentored by the late Professor Sir Don Beaven, knighted in 2005 for his services to people with diabetes.

Lynne is a dedicated advocate for people living with diabetes in Canterbury and she is also Chair of the CDHB Diabetes Consumer Group and a member of the Integrated Diabetes Service Group.

 

Jacinta Austin

 

Jacinta is Diabetes Christchurch Inc’s Communication and Membership Co ordinator. Jacinta started with us in January 2022 after completing a Bacehelor of Communication ( Public Relations) with Massey University. When she’s not with us, she’s kept busy with her two young kids. Her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 202, so naturally we cauhght her eye when the position came up. 

Prior to joining us and completing her studies, Jacinta spent 10 years in Australia as a Manager in Hospitality and Retail.

You can contact Jacinta for help with podiatry appointments, membership queries, exercise classes, monthly support group or fundraising.   

Chris Murray

 

Shop and Website Administrator  Chris’s initial job in 2013 was as Community Liaison Officer – to facilitate effective communication and networking with all community groups and like minded health service groups, societies, organisations and health providers at local, regional and national level and to create new initiatives and increase the awareness of diabetes within these communities and organisations. This job has evolved over the years to taking on more of a shop and website focus while Jacinta will take on some of the original job description.  Chris is also secretary for the CDHB Diabetes Consumer Group.

 

Melissa Peters

Melissa is our Financial anOffice co-ordinator  Melissa began working with Diabetes Christchurch in early 2010 doing the shop and website administrator until she left for her big OE in 2016.

She returned in 2019 in an office support capacity, helping with IT and fundraising funds which has subsequently evolved into the official role she now does.

Melissa oversees and maintains all our financial/account records and continues to assist with fundraising and events activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN
CALENDER OF EVENTS
Jun
3
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Jun 3 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

This class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes.

Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

Jun
10
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Jun 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

This class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes.

Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

Jun
14
Tue
Podiatry with Louise @ Diabetes Christchurch
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 2:45 pm

Toenail clipping service by podiatrist Louise Nixon.

$42 for a member – $57 for a member’s first appointment as it takes longer.

Please phone us for an appointment as Louise is booked up quickly.

Jun
17
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Jun 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

This class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes.

Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

Jul
1
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
Jul 1 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

This class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes.

Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

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