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Gerri Pomeroy

Gerri Pomeroy

My name is Gerri Pomeroy. I live in Hamilton and belong to a loving and supportive family that includes three beautiful grandchildren who truly light up my life!

I fought a fierce battle with rhabdomyosarcoma in my early twenties, and consequences of the treatment mean I can no longer walk and now use a wheelchair. This makes me a member of a community of people who have a unique expereience and perspective to contribute to society. I'm particularly interested in transport systems and how they enable people to move around communities. I'm currently the Access and Mobility representative on the Waikato Regional Transport Committee and actively promote accessible transport system infrastructure and service delivery at every opportunity.

I work part-time for New Zealand Blood Service and CCS Disability Action and am relishing the opportunity to participate in the Be. Leadership programme. It is providing an opportunity for participants to explore diverse perspectives and bring fresh strategies to our advocacy for a barrier free society.