Meet our Team

 Tessa JamiesonTessa Jamieson - Recruitment Coordinator, RMO

After graduating with my Master’s degree in Applied Organisational Psychology, I chose a large organisation that shares my values. I began as a Recruitment Coordinator for the Allied Health portfolio. Every day, I liaised with local and international candidates and explored the dynamics of recruitment in the health sector. Recently, I was approached to spearhead the recruitment of Registrars and House Officers across the east and west coast of the South Island. It’s great to be part of an organisation that provides continuous learning opportunities. 

Hayley MilneHayley Milne - Recruitment Specialist, Corporate and Support

Began my studies at Canterbury University studying Psychology which directed me towards a career in Human Resource Management, followed by post-graduate study in HR at ARA. I joined the Canterbury District Health board in 2015 working within the Resident Doctors Support Team, assisting with the employment and on boarding processes of our new Registrars and House Officers. I then jumped ship to the Recruitment team in 2016 so I could be more involved in bringing the best talent to our organisation and providing support from day one.

Rachael SalterSarah Connell - Recruitment Specialist, Corporate and Support

My recruitment experience began two years ago after looking to study HR as it had always been an area I was interested in. I started in recruitment working for an international recruitment agency before moving over to Madison recruitment where I covered the Business Support portfolio. I lead volume and one off recruits over a range of levels and it was here I discovered how much I enjoyed recruitment and maintaining lasting relationships with my clients and candidates. Assisting the CDHB with recruitment needs enabled me to see how they worked as an organisation and understand the culture which really appealed to me. As a Recruitment Specialist I cover roles within the Corporate and Support portfolio.

Rachael SalterKarli Te Aotonga - Recruitment Specialist, Nursing

With over 15 years combined experience in the Customer Services Industry including recruitment through management roles and then acting as a recruitment specialist in the corporate world of a global insurance company. I joined the CDHB focusing collaboratively on making a real difference as a Recruitment Specialist in the nursing workforce and across multi disciplines for the community of Kaikoura. I am passionate about the alliance of principles within the Treaty of Waitangi and am a newly proud member of the Maori Woman's Welfare League and am continuing my study in Human Resource Management to specialise in the ToW. My kaupapa is whakawhanaungatanga and my philosophy is to treat everyone how I want to be treated and to go the extra mile for the candidate, manager and community. I’m dedicated to my candidates in understanding their individual needs and I am passionate about finding the right recruitment solution for the betterment of our health system and our wider community of Otautahi and Te Wai Pounamu.

Nicki McNeillNicki McNeill - Recruitment Specialist, Nursing

After graduating from Christchurch Polytechnic as a Registered Comprehensive Nurse I started work at Burwood Hospital in Rehab and Orthopaedics. From there I secured a position in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where I stayed for over 20 years. The last two years of my career in neonates was as a Research Nurse working with the University of Otago which I thoroughly enjoyed. A recent change in direction has seen me venture into recruitment, an exciting and rewarding new phase of my career in which I’m able to help my nursing colleagues to secure the right position in the right team.

Rachael SalterAnna Hunter - Recruitment Specialist, Senior Medical Officers

My recruitment career began 5 years ago, where I worked with national/international recruitment agencies based in Canterbury to deliver the full suite of recruitment services, it was from this point on that I realised my passion for people and customer service.  In early 2016 I decided to take the leap into internal recruitment where I worked at NZ Post in Wellington providing recruitment services across a wide range of businesses including Management & Specialist, this was a great stepping stone into the CDHB where I currently work as a Recruitment Specialist covering the Senior Medical Officer portfolio.  I enjoy the complexity and variety that large, public sector organisations provide within my work.

Rachael Salter John Ray - Recruitment Specialist, WCDHB 

After several years in ‘lifestyle’ roles – first as a tour guide and then a zookeeper - I decided to pursue a career in human resources.  Starting with some studies through Massey University I then spent time as a workforce planner at Christchurch Airport before joining the CDHB.  Initially working as a coordinator in the Resident Doctors Support Team, I joined the recruitment team early in 2017 as the Recruitment Specialist for the West Coast District Health Board.  My current portfolio covers all spectrums of the health services on the West Coast and I enjoy the challenges of having multiple areas of responsibility.

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