Antony McFelin - Registrar
Antony was appointed as the Registrar in March 2020. Antony’s qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (Waikato) and a Master’s Degree in Education (Counselling) from Otago University. Antony has been a manager with a number of organisations and most recently with the NZ Association of Counsellors.
The Registrar’s responsibilities include managing the Board’s operations, advising the Board on legal and policy issues, and overseeing implementation of the Board’s functions under the HPCA Act.
Annette McCoy - Deputy Registrar
Annette joined the Board on 29 September 2014. She is originally from Exeter, England and spent 26 years living in the Cayman Islands before relocating to New Zealand five years ago with her husband and two sons. Annette previously worked at the Nursing Council of New Zealand for 3 ½ years as the Fitness to Practice Coordinator.
The Deputy Registrar’s responsibilities include registration of practitioners, issuing of annual practising certificates and administering the Board’s recertification programme.
Hannah Bakker - Recertification Officer
Hannah joined the Board in February 2019 as a part-time Administrator while completing her 3rd year of study, majoring in Public Policy and Information Systems at Victoria University of Wellington. Hannah has previously been employed at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in Whakatane, her home town. The Board was very pleased when Hannah applied for the newly-created Recertification Officer role and the Board looks forward to continuing to work with her.
The Recertification Officer’s responsibilities include corresponding with practitioners regarding Board requirements for recertification programmes, liaison with event organisers, correspondence with the CPD Accreditation Committee Convenors and other general enquiries regarding practitioners and their CPD activities.
Bridget Mestrom - Board Administrator (part-time)
Bridget joined the Board in December 2020. She moved from Taranaki to Wellington to gain a degree in Public Policy and Media Studies. Bridget graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2020. She has most recently worked as the Registration and Recertification Officer for the Podiatrists Board.
The Administrator’s responsibilities include updating practitioner contact details, responding to requests for information, processing payments, and providing administrative assistance to the Registrar.