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Dr Carey-Ann Morrison

Role: Chief Executive

Dr Carey-Ann is the Chief Executive at Standards and Monitoring Services (SAMS) and Care Matters. SAMS is a national evaluation, education and leadership development organisation governed and primarily staffed by disabled people and families. SAMS also operates a service called Care Matters. Care Matters is the national learning and well-being resource service for Carers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Carey-Ann is a mum to a young disabled son. She has a PhD in social and cultural geography, and has an associate position at the University of Waikato. Carey-Ann is passionate about values-based research, evaluation, and education that leads to meaningful change in the lives of disabled people and their whānau. She is a member of the National Enabling Good Lives Leadership Group (NEGL) and sits on other committees, including the Wellington Down syndrome Association and the New Zealand Down syndrome Association.