Patrons

Dr Ernest Willoughby

Dr Ernest Willoughby

Dr Ernest Willoughby has been Medical Adviser to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand since 1985.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies (IFMSS).

Dr Willoughby has worked as a Neurologist at Auckland Hospital since 1979 and has a consultant private practice at Mercy Hospital.

He is a part-time Senior Lecturer in Neurology at the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine.

Dr Jennifer Pereira

Dr Jennifer Pereira

Dr. Jennifer Pereira works as a neurologist at Auckland City Hospital.
Jennifer is also employed by the University of Auckland where she works as a Senior Lecturer in Neurology.

She has a special interest in immune therapies for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Jennifer completed her neurology training in Auckland and then with the Therapeutic Immunology Group in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Cambridge, UK.


Ambassadors

John and Lorraine Street

John and Lorraine Street

John and Lorraine Street have been married over 50 years and have three grown up daughters, Melanie, Louise and Philippa (Pip).

Their youngest daughter Pip, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis just before she got married in 1993. The family’s involvement with Multiple Sclerosis Auckland has been a long one and spans 20 years. They have the utmost gratitude, appreciation and praise for the support offered by the Society over the years and in particular the tireless support received from the Field Workers who have assisted Pip and her family during this time.

John has a background in the maritime industry and was honoured with a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for his contribution to all things Marine in1996. He is still involved with many projects in the marine sector; his latest one is helping the Kiwi Gold Sailing Team Charitable Trust, two sailors with MS who are aiming to sail at the Paralympics in Rio in 2016.

John and Lorraine are very involved in many sectors within their community and have been very active in trying to save the Volcanic Cones in Auckland from development and other intrusion. They formed The Auckland Volcanic Cone Society. 15 years ago. John is the Chairman and Lorraine the Treasurer.

Lorraine is also involved with Red Cross and has been delivering Meals on Wheels for nearly 40years.

The Streets are extremely honoured to be Ambassadors of Multiple Sclerosis Auckland and will continue to help any way they can spreading the word as Ambassadors.

Lady Raewyn Henry

Lady Raewyn Henry

We are thrilled to have Lady Raewyn Henry as our ambassador, joining long time ambassadors John and Lorraine Street.

Raewyn has never been one for the spotlight, happy for her husband, former All Black coach, Sir Graham to take the spotlight. However lately we have seen her more and more on stage. Early in 2017 Raewyn put on her Netball Centre Bib again after many years and played in the World Masters Netball team. Netball is clearly still one of Raewyn’s passions, however she is also actively involved in helping out a number of charities.

Raewyn has friends with MS and knows all too well how unpredictable and challenging it can be to live with the condition. As MS Auckland ambassador, Raewyn is hoping to be able to help in increasing public awareness of MS and raise funds to support people living with MS.

 

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