New Zealand Gynaecological Foundation is thrilled to have appointed two new co-Chairs, Dr Emma Parry and Jillian Friedlander.
Dr Emma Parry is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist with an expansive career that
includes working on major projects with UNICEF in Bhutan and the Himalayas, and as recent
Chair of Ascot Radiology.
Jillian Friedlander is the Creative Director of the Friedlander Foundation, supporting The
Arts, Youth Development and Medicine. She is Patron of both the Royal New Zealand Ballet
Foundation and Auckland Philharmonia Women in Music and a Trustee of Great Potentials
Both Emma and Jillian are passionate about ensuring that NZGCF makes a tangible and real
difference to the lives of our wāhine by pushing for more awareness and funding for
gynaecological health and by removing the barriers for wāhine who have limited access to
gynaecological health and support.
NZGCF has also established an all-female Medical Advisory Board, chaired by gynaecological oncologist Dr Ai Ling Tan. Board members are gynaecologist Dr Elaine White, radiologist Dr Helen Moore, general practitioner Dr Hinamaha Lutui, gynaecology oncology nurse Penny Bogunda and clinical psychologist Leena St Martin.
The purpose of the board will be to provide medical expertise and guidance to NZGCF, to
ensure the foundation is providing the best and most current information possible to
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