Office and branch staff

Auckland branch contacts:

Branch coordinator:  Kath Sanderson
Mobile 021 820 566
Auckland office  09 379 0374

Auckland branch physical address:
Suite 2/79 Grafton Road, Grafton

Auckland branch postal address:
PO Box 110 067, Auckland Hospital, Auckland 1148

Northern fieldworker: Gretchen Kitching
Mob 029 773 1398

South Island field worker: Susan Lovelock
Mob 021 022 21203
Office 0800 65 112

Auckland branch co-ordinator Kath Sanderson

KatKath-Sanderson-225x300h Sanderson is the Auckland branch coordinator.  She has a background in health, administration and event planning.

Kath works Monday – Thursday 9 am till 2.30 pm.



Kath’s role as the branch co-ordinator includes:

  • general administration duties
  • organising monthly committee meetings
  • maintaining up to date contact details of CF Auckland members
  • organising and administering the CFNZ voucher system
  • organising hospital gift packs
  • purchasing and delivering equipment and maintaining equipment records
  • event planning (eg fundraisers, awareness week, Auckland marathon)
  • applying for grants
  • writing the monthly e-news
  • updating and administering the CF Auckland Facebook page.


Northern Field Worker:  Gretchen Kitching


Gretchen is the Northern field worker, covering Northland, Auckland and Waikato. Gretchen works Monday to Thursday and is based at the Auckland office. She has a strong background in the health and disability sector – her first job was with the Cerebral Palsy Society at the age of 16. She is a trained social worker and she has previous experience working at the Liver transplant unit.


Gretchen’s role as the fieldworker includes:

  • working with health professionals understand the psychosocial needs of patients with CF, and their families
  • monitoring, evaluating and advocating for people with CF
  • connecting patients with CF and their families to resources
  • helping families affected by CF expand and strengthen their network of social support
  • increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency
  • accessing health care resources
  • developing treatment plans for non-compliance or non-adherence
  • assisting with applications to access health benefits provided by WINZ and MOH (eg carer support)
  • visiting families admitted to hospital
  • home visits
  • assisting with equipment testing (eg nebulisers).