Libby Jones — Northland District Health Board

by Libby Jones

Libby Jones, a current director on the Northland District Health Board, is standing for re-election. She is appointed Chair of the Community, Public Health and Disability Advisory Committee of Northland DHB.

Libby Jones lives near Paparoa with her husband Pete Hames, where they are active community members. She is also the manager of Jigsaw North Family Services working with children and families. The health board role aligns well with her social services work and her passion for people and improving their lives.

For 30 years Libby has worked in health and social services in clinical, leadership and funding roles, and has 18 years’ sound governance experience in roles including school boards of trustees, Rural Support Trust, Volunteering Northland, Sport Northland, Paparoa Medical Society and Kaipara District Council. Her rural background, her ability to be a team player and her willingness to become informed ensures she brings a broad perspective to board decision-making.

She sees working together more effectively within the health sector, and with other agencies as critical to improving our region’s health, and to reduce inequalities. Libby believes the focus needs to be on the prevention of ill health and promoting primary health care close to home to find the balance between limited funds and increasing demand.

Check out her website or Facebook page for further information libbyjones.co.nz.