Our Board

John Knight – President and Current Chairperson of Asthma Foundation of NZ 
John has been involved with Asthma Hawke's Bay for over 29 years with 23 years as President. During this time Asthma Hawke's Bay has grown from small beginnings as a Society to a Registered Charitable Trust today that currently has District Health Board funding, and employs three Asthma Educators, along with an administrator. 
John has had over 30 years involvement in voluntary and community organisations including chairing a School BOT, currently Chair’s the Footsteps Early Childhood Centre for over 20 years, is a member of an integrated High School Board of Governors in Palmerston North. 
He currently works in the real estate industry and is a member of Business Mentors. 
John has a sound understanding and knowledge of management and governance, and has outstanding strategic and leadership skills. 

Sally Crown  
He mihi mahana kia koutou i runga i te kaupapa nei 
Nga mihi nui ki ngā mema, ngā whānui no Asthma Hawke’s Bay.  
Tēnā koutou katoa.  
My name is Sally Crown and I’m originally from the King Country – ko Rereahu, me Ngāti Apakura, me Ngāti Tūwharetoa ngā iwi. I own a consultancy business, Kotare Services, through which I manage a number of projects and contracts. I have a passion for people and business.  
My expertise is in marketing, communications and business development. I am an experienced trainer and have delivered education programme development and management. I have served on a range of community groups, committees and boards relating to youth development, event management and professional development in the Bay of Plenty, King Country and now Hawke’s Bay, regions.  

Glenn Knight 
Glenn has been a board member for the past 2 years. He is a school Principal based in Matawai and has worked as an educator for the past 12 years. Glenn specialises in digital learning and educational management. His skill set supports the organisation in technology along with a vibrant and enthusiastic vision for our 21st Century. 

John Martis 
John has been involved with Asthma Hawke’s Bay since 1986 and has served as committee member, trustee and past president to the organisation for more than 29 years. 
John has worked professionally as a self-employed real estate agent for the last 29 years.  He is proud to serve in his current capacity as a trustee and brings business acumen and skills to the organisation. 

Sue Ward  
Sue has been in NZ for nine years having worked as a nurse in the UK for 20 years, in all areas of respiratory medicine. She now works as the clinical nurse specialist in respiratory for HBDHB, four days per week. This involves working within primary care alongside the nurses and GPs to ensure early diagnosis of respiratory disease and the best possible long term management, in order to substantially improve their quality of life. It is hoped that this will help to decrease the acute flare ups that are the bane of people’s lives, and therefore reduce the amount of hospital admissions.  Sue is passionate about all areas of respiratory medicine and enjoyed promoting respiratory health in the community. 

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