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Coeliac New Zealand Incorporated is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Jury as Health Promotion Manager.  This position is 20 hours per week for a 12-month fixed term and has been made possible because of funding from the Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund.

Lisa is highly motivated and will work on the aims identified in the 5-year Health Promotion implementation plan developed during 2020 to increase understanding of coeliac disease and to improve the quality of life for people with the disease across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Lisa is qualified in Sport & Recreation with extensive health promotion, community development and project management experience. She completed a Bachelor Sport & Recreation a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science and is a Master Trainer for Stanford Research Centre - Chronic Disease Self-Management Education program.  She also completed a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and has a good understanding of the school and early childhood system.

Her various roles include:

  • Community Strength & Balance Coordinator for Age Concern Counties Manukau. (an initiative she worked on together with Wendy Bremner)
  • Working at Sport Waikato as the District Coordinator for the Thames Coromandel District required good communication with clubs, schools, and community organizations.
  • Health Promotion Facilitator for a Primary Health organization in Auckland for five years responsible for managing a range of services to General Practice, Community and Schools at a strategic and operational level.  While in this role she also set up an Asian Health Committee and carried out research on Reducing Health & Wellbeing Inequalities for Asians in the East Health Region:
  • Prior to this Lisa held the role of Health Promoting Schools Coordinator for six years This involved Ministry of Health, local government and a cluster of 10 schools in South Auckland with up to 70% Maori. She set up student and community health teams in schools and provided training and support to those teams.  Lisa developed a Health Promotion in Action Manual and CD rom for school or educational use.
  • She also provided ‘train the trainer’ to the National Heart Foundation School Food Program Coordinators from around NZ. She has also developed the Health Promoting Playgrounds model based on Mason Durie’s model of Te Whare Tapa Wha presented internationally at the Pre-Olympic Congress on Sport Science and Medicine.
  • Previously the Chairperson of the Pakuranga Children’s Health Camp she supported the camp and school with their Healthy Lifestyle camp for overweight or underweight children, she provided Health & Fitness assessments, teacher resources, and education on physical activity and healthy eating to both students and parents/caregiver and whanau.

We are very excited to have Lisa join Coeliac NZ and look forward to updating you shortly about key initiatives and planned activities for the year ahead.

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