Clare has a diverse range of experience in public health and social services, and a strong passion for health equality and improving access to health care. Having worked internationally in both program coordination and data analysis roles, she brings a unique combination of skills to deliver high quality improvements to the sector.
What would you describe as your area of expertise?
I have a knack for problem solving, and my strengths lie in my ability to identify issues, come up with solutions, and translate those ideas into actions.
Which projects are you most proud of (and why)?
Prior to joining Francis Health, I was working with the UNFPA regional office for Asia and the Pacific, where I am proud to have worked on the kNOwVAWdata project to build national capacity to measure, analyse and interpret national level data on Violence against Women.
I am also incredibly proud of the work I have done for the Health Access program at the Colorado Health Network, where I was able to remove barriers to accessing health services for people living with HIV/AIDS in my home state of Colorado.
How would you describe working for Francis Health?
There is never a dull moment here. At Francis Health I work with a group of passionate, intelligent, and supportive individuals in a wide variety of capacities. I love being able to work on meaningful and challenging projects where I can see my work having a truly positive impact on people lives.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on an Acute Flow Improvement project at Waikato DHB. Specifically, with the Inpatient wards and acute medical units to increase more timely and appropriate discharges, decrease patient length of stay, and reduce readmissions rates.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Knowing that anything can happen – life is an adventure!