About ANZMES

Executive Committee

Heather WIlson

President
Heather Wilson

Dunedin

Dave O'Hara

Vice President
Dave O’Hara

Rangiora-Canterbury

Wendy Groves

Treasurer
Wendy Groves

Auckland

Dr Ros Vallings

Medical Adviser
Dr Ros Vallings

Auckland

Dr Ken Jolly

Medical Adviser
Dr Ken Jolly

Nelson

Wendy Matthews

Wendy Matthews

Auckland

Dan Williams

Dan Williams

Auckland

Nicola Swain
Co-opted Member

Dunedin

Suzanne Duffy

Suzanne Duffy

Waimate – North Otago

Libby Boone  – ex-officio committee member ( USA)

Secretary/Manager – Debbie Cleland (Dunedin)

Auditor – Bernie Radford – (Auckland)

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.

A petition  regarding ME/CFS presented to Government in New Zealand