Board Members

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Heart Kids is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of families with one or more child living with a heart condition, and we receive no government funding. We rely solely on the generous support from our wonderful community and supporters to provide the services we do for heart families.

Ross Blackler - Chairman

Ross has been involved with Heart Kids for the past 16 years. For 14 of those years he has been a board member representing the Upper South Island Region. He and his wife Susie have two children including heart child Grace. He is the Credit and Membership manager for Foodstuffs South Island.

Mark Philips - Young Adult Representative

Mark is an adult Heart Child and is the young adult representative. He is based in the Hawkes Bay.

Donna Jujnovich - Member Representative

Member representative for the Upper North Island

Alex Wilson - Member Representative

Alex is the member representative for the Central North Island

Cherie Powrie - Appointed Representative

Bryan McEwen - Member Representative

Bryan is a heart parent and is the representative for the Lower South Island

Melissa Broomhall - Member Representative

Melissa Broomhall is mum to heart child Grayson and is the Upper North Island Representative

Jade Phillips - Appointed Representative

Jade Phillips is a co-opted board member and comes from one of our corporate supporters Nielsen.

Emma Lawler - Member Representative

Emma is a heart parent and is the member representative for the Lower North Island

Paul Chambers - Appointed Representative

Paul is a cop opted member and is the husband of an adult heart child.

Melissa Broomhall - Member Representative

Melissa Broomhall is mum to heart child Grayson and is the Upper North Island Representative