National Office and Branch Staff

The MDA is a team of professionals whose work is dedicated to supporting people and their families living with neuromuscular conditions. Meet some of the team:

National Office


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Ronelle Baker
Chief Executive

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Miriam Hanna
Information and Resources Coordinator

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Ruth Church
Executive Assistant


Miriam Rodrigues

Programme and Service Advisor & NZNMD Registry Curator
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Brian Hadley
Accountant and Business Manager
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Chris Light
Member Resource Assistant
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Amanda Lam
Accounts Assistant
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Tonya Baker
Contractor - Business Development

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Natalie Brunzel
Contractor - Communication

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Hannah Dickson
Contractor - Communication

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Northern Branch

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Darian Smith
Field Worker
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Field Worker

Denise Ganley
Office Manager
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Wellington Branch

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Dympna Mulroy
Field Worker
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Penny Piper
Field Worker
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Elizabeth McCallum
Office Manager
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 Canterbury Branch

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Paul Graham
Field Worker
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Marty Price
Field Worker
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Gemma Foulds
Office Manager
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Joanne Smith               Fieldworker                                      Email Joanne



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