President Heather Wilson, Vice President, Dave O’Hara,
Medical Adviser Dr Ros Vallings: Medical Adviser Dr Ken Jolly
Executive Committee: Suzanne Duffy, Sandra Forsyth, Wendy Groves, Catherine Kunz-Entwistle, Wendy Matthews, and Dan Williams
ANZMES stands for the “Association of New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Societies Inc.” and is the national support organization for ME sufferers and their carers in New Zealand. It was founded in 1980 and was the first ME organization of its type in the world.
The Functions of ANZMES include:
- Supporting ME patients and their carers in New Zealand.
- Producing the quarterly magazine ‘Meeting Place’, informing members of the latest news, events and research pertaining to CFS/ME.
- Procuring political support for the ME cause with the aim of bettering conditions for ME patients.
- Facilitating communication between sufferers of the condition.
- Acting as a respected national and international ‘voice’ on ME matters.
- Encouraging research and education about ME.
- Updating healthcare providers on the latest advances regarding this condition.
- Co-ordinating and fostering the growth of local support groups throughout the country.
- Providing information and resources to individuals and groups as required.
The ANZMES Executive Committee
President –Heather Wilson ( Dunedin)
Vice President- David O’Hara ( Rangiora-Canterbury)
Treasurer- Wendy Groves ( Auckland)
Medical Adviser- Doctor Ros Vallings (Auckland)
Medical Adviser- Doctor Ken Jolly ( Nelson)
Steve Alexander (Auckland)
Martin Buck ( Wellington)
Suzanne Duffy ( Waimate- North Otago)
Sandra Forsyth (Kapiti Coast)
Catherine Kunz-Entwistle (Wellington)
Wendy Matthews (Auckland)
Jeanie Scott (Mount Maunganui)
Dan Williams (Auckland)
Libby Boone – X officio committee member ( USA)
Secretary/Manager – Debbie Cleland (Dunedin)
Auditor – Bernie Radford – (Auckland)
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A petition regarding ME/CFS presented to Government in New Zealand