The 2017-2019 Sands New Zealand Board members are listed below.
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Melanie Tarrant

My name is Melanie and I am the co-ordinator for Sands Hokitika/Greymouth. I became involved in Sands when my daughter Kate died just before 20 weeks in 2011 and my son Zac died in 2012 at 27 weeks. I have also lost two babies through miscarriage.

Tania Cornwall

Hi, I'm Tania and the Coordinator of Sands Auckland Central. I joined Sands in 2008 after my first child Mia was stillborn at 31 weeks. Later that year I lost another baby to miscarriage. I have since gone on to have 2 successful pregnancies resulting in our delightful daughters. I have been honoured and privileged to support families throughout Auckland.

Janet Williams

Hi, I am Janet. I am part of Sands Waikato and have been the treasurer of Sands NZ for the past 10 years for which I received the honor of a Life Membership in 2015.

Amie Whenuaroa

Training & Resources Coordinator
Hi, I am Amie. I have been a part of Sands Waikato since my loved baby Noelle passed away. I look forward to fulfilling my role as Training and Resource Coordinator and being there for all the Sands Groups nationwide.

Amy Blance

Board Member

Paula Stok

Board Member

Sara Lane

Board Member