|Ronald (Ronny) Bruell
||Academically Ronny has diplomas in business administration, credit management and export.
Ronny is a retired company director with interests in gardening, orchid growing and travel and has been a long-time supporter of Shalom Court.
||I am a Registered Nurse who until recently worked for the Auckland District Health Board in various specialty nursing roles with a particular interest in ageing. I have a long association with Shalom Court secondary to my role with the ADHB and am genuinely interested in the way Shalom Court has approached the well being of its residents.
I feel privileged to work alongside members of the community who share my interest in the care and well being of this group of older adults, and I look forward to the learning and involvement which will come with this association.
||Shalom Court has been a welcoming and progressive organisation to me and my family.
As chair of the governing Board, I see the role primarily as facilitator to discussion, and to encourage strategic thinking and action that supports the organisation’s future sustainability, charitable goals and industry reputation for its delivery of quality care. The Board’s monthly meetings provide a forum for driving innovation and change and keep me connected with vital industry and community stakeholders.
Co-opted board member
|I have had 25 years as a Charge Midwife and running a large antenatal ward and two years as a manager of low risk midwives.
I like exercising and Genealogy and am interested in gardening and travel.
| Judy Koningham
||My name is Judy Koningham and have always been interested in Shalom Court before becoming involved.
I have been on two of Shalom Court Committees for the past 9 years. My loves are my grandchildren, cooking and travel.
|Ariane Owen (nee Resnick)
||It is an honour to be back on the Board after taking a short break to complete a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy). I will be embarking on a new role in 2019 at Waitakere College, as Occupational Therapist within the Inclusion Support Centre, working with students with special needs.
Life for me and my husband Nigel is kept busy with two primary aged girls, Noa 9 and Ava 7. Noa and Ava have spent time at Shalom Court in the past and are looking forward to getting involved again, however and whenever they can.
|Dr. Daniel Poratt
||Dr Poratt trained as a Podiatric Physician and Surgeon in the United States. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader (Podiatry) within the School of Clinical Sciences in the Podiatry Department at AUT University, consults and also operates in his own private practice.
Dr. Poratt has held a number of senior academic, and Board positions within AUT as well as externally.
Dr. Poratt has lived in Auckland for 17 years, is married, and his daughter attended Kadimah College. Dr. Poratt brings his administrative knowledge, educational and clinical experience to the Board and looks forward with other Board members to making a difference to Shalom Court residents and their families.
||This is my first year to be involved with Shalom Court. I look forward to working with other passionate volunteers and hope that my past community leadership roles enable me to contribute positively to Shalom Court’s continued development.|
||Aged care has been my sole area of nursing practice since 1980 with concomitant roles in clinical practice and management. I am privileged to be part of the Shalom Court family since 2005 when I joined the staff as a RN / Facility Manager through to retirement in 2015 and a Board member since, apart from a 12 month ‘holiday’ during the 2017/2018 financial year. Refreshed and energised I’m keen to play my Board member role in looking after our residents, supporting staff, relatives and other volunteers. The aged care sector continues to expect innovative thinking and I’m delighted to rekindle my long held enthusiasm and dedication to finding new and alternative ways of caring for the senior members of our society.|