Dianne was born and raised in Christchurch, where she lives with her family. Dianne is a registered nurse has worked in various clinical roles before joining the Trust. Dianne has a Bachelor of Nursing, a post-graduate certificate in primary health care with a speciality in nursing, a post-graduate diploma in nursing – primary health care, a post-graduate certificate in nursing – leadership and management and a diploma in child protection. Identity is important to Dianne, who says she is one of those ‘lost and found’ children. This has meant her whānau is double-sized. She’s found this to be both a blessing and a great sadness – especially as she’s lost some who were special to her. Dianne is passionate about supporting those who are less fortunate than herself. She feels it is very important to really ‘see’ others and value them, something she brings to the many māmā and their whānau through the Tamariki Ora Well Child service. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, going to the gym, sport, sewing and felting – and would love to learn to crochet. Eight hours of sleep each night is important to her, as is being in regular contact with her whānau and good friends.