A wahine toa of Ngāi Tahu decent, Mitch has spent more than two decades as a paramedic working in the pre-hospital environment, exposed to a diverse spread of metropolitan, rural, and remote locations throughout New Zealand, providing care in the settings of both road and air.
Paramedicine has been a long-held passion for Mitch and advocating for the profession has always been prominent throughout her career. Mitch serves as the current Chair of the member committee for the Australasian College of Paramedicine for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Mitch is highly energetic when promoting the healthy living and wellbeing of personnel within the Emergency Services Sector, priding herself on helping first responders reverse the negative effects of physical and psychological fatigue leading to fulfilling and rewarding careers.
Mitch sits on the Advisory Board for Te Kiwi Māia – The Courageous Kiwi, a charity which provides support and respite for first responders and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel, both current and former, who have physical or psychological injuries as a result of their service.
Mitch is the Chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee for the Kaunihera Manapou Paramedic Council and she is honoured to be appointed to the inaugural Paramedic Council. Mitch is tremendously enthusiastic for the future of paramedicine in New Zealand.