The Well Foundation team is here to harness love and goodwill from the community in support of our local hospitals – North Shore and Waitakere – so they can provide ‘best care for everyone’.

We’re here to accept, encourage and inspire support in all forms – financial donations, bequests, volunteer time as well as offers of goods and services. There are many ways you can get involved and it all helps, no matter the size.

As a small but committed team, we bring a broad range of skills and expertise to manage support in a professional, accountable and respectful manner. We look forward to meeting you, talking to you about our projects – and thanking you for believing in our cause – to advance healthcare for the people of North Shore, Rodney and Waitakere.

Ruth Morse

Chief Executive

Ruth has worked in marketing and communications in both the corporate and non profit sector in the UK and NZ. She has a passion for the role that philanthropy plays in improving healthcare experiences and was the corporate partnerships manager for The Starship Foundation and worked as a community fundraiser for Helen and Douglas House, a children’s hospice in Oxford, England.

Ruth is a North Shore resident, whose son was born at North Shore hospital and she also spent time working as a student Midwife for Waitemata DHB. She is passionate about ensuring those living in the Waitematā community have access to the very best healthcare.

Heidi Wilde

Director of Fundraising and Communications

Heidi is originally from the UK, having worked in Australia and New Zealand over the past 6 years. She has a background in finance, marketing and the charity sector in New Zealand, most recently working in sport as the Funding and Partnership Manager at Paralympics New Zealand.

Heidi has lived on the North Shore since arriving in New Zealand 5 years ago and recently had her first child at North Shore Hospital. She has an enormous passion for the people and the place in the world she now lives, and wants to do the best for her local community.

Michelle Goldfinch

Fundraising Executive

Michelle’s background is in teaching, administration and fundraising. She has been in the non-profit sector for the past five years with her most recent role as the Fundraising Executive at KidsCan. Prior to that Michelle was an early childhood teacher.

Michelle has a passion for people from all walks of life and forming relationships through sharing stories and connections. She especially loves working in and being a part of the local community and ensuring fair outcomes for everyone. Michelle has been a local resident of the North Shore for the majority of her life and both her children were born at North Shore Hospital.

Karina Zhu

Marketing and Fundraising Assistant

Karina is a second-year student at the University of Auckland. She has a passion for creating meaningful connections with others and helping those in need, having had experience in several leadership and volunteering positions for Cancer Society and nonprofit organizations. She also has a background in competitive rhythmic gymnastics.

Karina has grown up on the North Shore and given that her Mum has served over 20 years as a nurse at North Shore Hospital, she is excited to continue positively impacting those in her local community and empowering those involved in the healthcare industry like her parents.

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Our impact is only made possible through the following incredibly generous organisations: