Anita commenced at Gold Coast Health in a joint appointment with Griffith University in 2014 as Professor of Nursing and Midwifery.
Anita has extensive experience in nursing leadership and governance roles in both healthcare and education serving as Executive Director of Nursing: Mercy Hospital and Health Services Auckland; Capital and Coast, Wellington District Health Board; and as Joint Head of Nursing at Auckland University of Technology. She has held governance roles in health with Lakes District Health Board (Rotorua) and education with Carmel College Board of Trustees and Proprietors Board.
Anita is an active member on a number of internal committees including; Executive Management Team, Executive Coordination Group Operations, Chair Nursing and Midwifery Executive, Clinical Governance, Education and Research, Integrated Care Research Committee, Research Advisory Committee, Private Practice Trust Fund, Chair Nurse Practitioner Steering Committee, Registered Nurse Professional Recognition Steering Committee, Medical Credentialing Committee, Chair GCHHS Magnet Governance Group, Chair Food and Nutrition GCHHS Committee, IMT Business Reference Group, Disclosure and Criminal Records Committee, Education and Workforce Development Committee.
Anita is involved in a number of state-wide committees including: Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Executive Council, Queensland Health Journey towards Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Advisory Council, Queensland Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Committee, OCNMO Advanced Nursing Committee, a full member of Menzies Health Institute, and the Royal College of Nursing Australia.
Anita has research interests in nursing leadership and organisational change and her qualifications include: Doctor of Nursing, Master of Arts, Diploma of Business, and is a Registered Nurse.