Viv is married with two adult sons and has lived in Tauranga for 20 years. For the past 35 years, she has worked in the health field, with the last twenty years spent in the not-for-profit sector in clinical education and regional management. Currently, Viv is the Clinical Services Manager for Plunket for BOP, Lakes, Tairawhiti, Waikato and Taranaki. Viv is actively involved in Governance for Whanau, Child and Youth in forums locally and regionally.
"We will have improved equity in our community when we work together to strengthen and support all those who make a difference for whanau and tamariki, especially in preventative care. Community groups are our treasure. That is why I am excited to be a member of Acorn's Distribution Committee."