A hospital trained registered nurse, with a BA and MA in nursing Lyneta spent the first 20 years of her career in the acute care sector, holding clinical, advisory roles, and management positions. The next 20 years, in residential care, as Chief Executive for a medium sized residential care facility offering a day programme and all levels of residential aged care. This position sparked her interest and involvement in the care of people with dementia. Beginning in March 2019, as the Advisor for Services and Standards with Alzheimers New Zealand, Lyneta now works with Alzheimers Organisations across New Zealand to support evidence based practice and continuous quality improvement. The human rights of people with dementia is an area of interest- her belief that as providers of care we can do more to ensure the voice of people with dementia is heard, their choices valued and respected.