The 2017-2019 Sands New Zealand Board members are listed below.
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Jackie Plimmer

Hi, I am Jackie. I am part of Sands Canterbury. I have been on the Sands NZ board for a number of years now. In 2015 I was honored with a Life Membership

Denise Coy

Vice-Chairperson and
Website & IT Coordinator

Hello everyone. I am part of Sands Bay of Plenty and have been since I lost my daughter in November 2010. I have been on the NZ Board since 2015.

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.

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.

Sarah Field

Social Media Moderator
I am Sarah Field. My daughter Lilly brought me to Sands in 2013. Lilly was stillborn at almost 20 weeks. I am part of Sands Wellington-Hutt Valley. I am the social media contact point. My profile name on Facebook is Sarah Alice.

Tania Cornwall

Board Member
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.

Kay Daley

Board Member
I have been a midwife for over 15 years and I understand that pregnancy and birthing is a significant part of a woman's life. I also understand how devastating a loss is, at any gestation. I lost my son at 35 weeks gestation and am the current chairperson for Sands Bay of Plenty.

Jen Stephens

Board Member