Our Team

 

We've been lucky enough to recruit many of Aotearoa's finest Emergency Medicine Specialists (FACEMs) and the equivalent number of registered nurses (RNs). Despite our staff being dispersed across the motu we have fostered a high-performing supportive team spirit. Our clinical team is supported by an operational headquarters in Kirikiriroa Hamilton.

Senior Leadership

Jenni Falconer

Jenni Falconer

Chief Executive Officer | Co-FounderCOMPNSG DipMgt

Jenni has been working in Aotearoa’s healthcare system for more than 30 years. She has served on the frontlines as a nurse, in management roles, on projects, and senior nurse leadership. Jenni has developed special interest in quality improvement, innovation, safety, reducing harm and system design.

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Dr Martyn Harvey

Dr Martyn Harvey

Clinical Director | Co-Founder | Emergency Medicine SpecialistMD FACEM MBChB

Dr Harvey is an Emergency Medicine Specialist and Emergency Medicine Researcher with over 75 publications to his name. He has been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 25 years...

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Dr Giles Chanwai

Dr Giles Chanwai

Co-Founder | Emergency & Travel Medicine SpecialistFACEM MBChB DipObs DipPaeds DipTravelMed

Dr Chanwai has a depth of knowledge and practical skills developed over 20+ years of practising emergency medicine. He specialises in both Emergency Medicine and Travel Medicine.

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Dr Mustafa Alshaar

Dr Mustafa Alshaar

Co-Founder | Emergency Medicine Specialist | General PractitionerFACEM FRNZCGP MBChB

Dr Alshaar is both a Specialist and GP – he obtained a Fellowship Degree in Emergency Medicine in 2012 and another in General Practice in 2018 - and has an impressive knowledge of the healthcare landscape in Aotearoa.

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Amanda Tosland

Amanda Tosland

Commercial Manager

Amanda’s experience in developing family businesses and start-ups helped cement a strong foundation for Emergency Consult while the business was in its infancy. Amanda has broad experience across strategic, financial and operational functions.

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Hayley McConnell

Hayley McConnell

Director of People & PerformanceRGON CCN CGFNS DipMgt CertStrLdrship

Hayley is an experienced senior leader with a significant track record in management, human resources, and operations. She started her career as a nurse and quickly climbed the management ladder within the public health sector...

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Megan Abraham

Megan Abraham

Clinical Services ManagerRN BHSc PGCert

Having worked in various leadership roles with Te Whatu Ora, Megan joins Emergency Consult with the skills and drive to optimise patient outcomes and efficiencies while providing support and guidance to clinicians.

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Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

Business Development ManagerBBS

Luke has dedicated 18 years to Aotearoa’s public health sector working in administrative and strategic operational roles. His accounting background teamed with a broad understanding of the healthcare sector enables...

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Doctors

Dr Martyn Harvey

Dr Martyn Harvey

Clinical Director | Co-Founder | Emergency Medicine Specialist MD FACEM MBChB

Dr Harvey is an Emergency Medicine Specialist and Emergency Medicine Researcher with over 75 publications to his name. He has been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 25 years...

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Dr Giles Chanwai

Dr Giles Chanwai

Co-Founder | Emergency & Travel Medicine Specialist FACEM MBChB DipObs DipPaeds DipTravelMed

Dr Chanwai has a depth of knowledge and practical skills developed over 20+ years of practising emergency medicine. He specialises in both Emergency Medicine and Travel Medicine.

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Dr Mustafa AlShaar

Dr Mustafa AlShaar

Co-Founder | Emergency Medicine Specialist | General Practitioner FACEM FRNZCGP MBChB

Dr Alshaar is both a Specialist and GP – he obtained a Fellowship Degree in Emergency Medicine in 2012 and another in General Practice in 2018 - and has an impressive knowledge of the healthcare landscape in Aotearoa.

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Dr William Rush

Dr William Rush

Director of Clinical Quality | Emergency Medicine Specialist FACEM MBChB DipPaeds FRCEM ad eundem

Dr Rush trained as an emergency physician in Auckland and has since broadened his experience by working as an ED Consultant both here in NZ and in major trauma centres in the UK.

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Dr John Bonning

Dr John Bonning

Director of Engagement | Emergency Medicine SpecialistFACEM MBChB

Dr Bonning has been a doctor for almost 35 years and has specialised in emergency medicine for more approximately 18 years. He has served in numerous healthcare leadership roles including...

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Dr Thiri Aung-Holebrook

Dr Thiri Aung-Holebrook

Emergency Medicine Specialist MB BCh BAO FACEM

Dr Aung-Holebrook has spent much of the last decade as an Emergency Medicine Physician at Auckland Hospital. She thrives on the pace of a big city ED but also knows what it’s like to care for acutely unwell patients without the resources of a tertiary hospital...

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Dr Satra Browne

Dr Satra Browne

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMD FACEM ABEM

Dr Browne completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, then went on to earn her medical degree in New York at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She migrated to Aotearoa in 2011 and settled in Auckland. She has served as an Emergency Specialist throughout the U.S. and Aotearoa...

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Dr Jordan Vincent

Dr Jordan Vincent

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMBChB FACEM

Having recently completed his ACEM Fellowship OSCE, Dr Vincent is thriving on the pace and challenge of emergency medicine. Dr Vincent’s training started at med school in Otago where he was recognised with numerous scholarships and awards...

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Dr Grant Highstead

Dr Grant Highstead

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMD FACEM

Dr Highstead moved to New Zealand in 2016 from the United States. Initially here for a one-year contract in Palmerston North, it wasn’t long before Dr Highstead, with his wife and daughter, adapted to our kiwi lifestyle and decided to make Aotearoa their new home.

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Dr Thomas “Tom” Carter

Dr Thomas “Tom” Carter

Emergency Medicine SpecialistBSc DO FACEP FACEM

Dr Carter moved to Aotearoa from the United States in 2016. Lured here by our beaches and mountains, the move has provided lifestyle opportunities as well as career sustainability for Dr Carter, who is heavily involved in research...

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Dr Elizabeth Park

Dr Elizabeth Park

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMD FACEP FACEM

Dr Park trained in emergency medicine in the largest trauma centre in North America. She has engaged in a number of research projects over her career — both clinical and basic sciences, including two research positions at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)...

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Dr Andrew Munro

Dr Andrew Munro

Emergency Medicine SpecialistFACEM MBChB Dip Obs BSc

Dr Munro is a veteran of emergency medicine having worked in more than a dozen EDs throughout Aotearoa, Australia and England. His extensive medical career has included academic, research and leadership posts...

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Dr Katherine “Kat” Kabala

Dr Katherine “Kat” Kabala

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMBChB FACEM PGDipHSc PGCertRH BSc

Dr Kabala is an emergency physician, an athlete, an expedition leader, and a sport and event doctor. She has competed internationally in both triathlon and swimming. She has led expeditions to Kilimanjaro and the Grand Canyon.

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Dr Amanda Collins

Dr Amanda Collins

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMBChB FACEM PGDipMedEd DipChildHealth PGCertCPU

Dr Collins began impressive her medical career in Scotland. After graduating Edinburgh Medical School she worked in Glasgow and commenced further studies with the University of Dundee. Upon moving to Aotearoa in 2016...

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Dr Katherine “Katy” Heuser

Dr Katherine “Katy” Heuser

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMBChB(Hons) BSc(Hons) FACEM

Dr Heuser is deeply invested in high quality emergency care. She is particularly motivated by patients with complex presentations, the critically unwell, and geriatric emergencies. Dr Heuser began her studies in the UK. She gained both...

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Dr Scott Bomann

Dr Scott Bomann

Emergency Medicine SpecialistD.O. FACEM

Dr Bomann completed his emergency medicine training in one of USA’s busiest trauma centres - Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York – where he was awarded Resident of the Year (2002). He has a special interest in ultrasound and has completed an ultrasound fellowship...

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Dr Mark Sagarin

Dr Mark Sagarin

Emergency Medicine Specialist MD FACEM

Dr Sagarin graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1996 and the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine residency in 2000. After his residency training, and a few years as a consultant in the Boston area, he went to New Mexico for a decade. In 2014 Dr Sagarin left the United States for Aotearoa.

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Dr Laura Wilkinson

Dr Laura Wilkinson

Emergency Medicine Specialist BSc MBChB FACEM CCPU

Dr Wilkinson completed medical school in the UK. After several years working for the NHS she came to Aotearoa for what was supposed to be an 8-month stint – but never left! She completed her Emergency Medicine training in New Zealand and Australia and became a Fellow...

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Dr Kris Walpot

Dr Kris Walpot

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMBChB EUSEM

Dr Walpot trained as an emergency physician in Belgium and has worked in multiple hospitals throughout Belgium, South Africa, the UK, and New Zealand. He holds EACVI certification in Transthoracic Echocardiography, is an alumnus of...

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Dr Mai Nguyen

Dr Mai Nguyen

Emergency Medicine Specialist MD FACEM

Dr Nguyen’s medical career has taken her around the world. She has been published numerous times and has presented in Kuala Lumpur, South Africa, India, Turkey, Vietnam, Puerto Rico and Ecuador. Dr Nguyen completed her medical training in the United States.

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Dr Brad Peckler

Dr Brad Peckler

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMD FACEP FACEM

Dr Peckler received his undergraduate BA from Tulane University (New Orleans) and his medical doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada). After finishing his training in Emergency Medicine and chief resident year...

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Dr Lucy Edwards

Dr Lucy Edwards

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMBChB FACEM PGCertCPU

Dr Edwards graduated from Sheffield University and worked for a year as a house office at Rotherham, UK before immigrating to New Zealand. She has been in Aotearoa almost two decades...

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Dr Leslie Crebassa

Dr Leslie Crebassa

Emergency Medicine SpecialistFACEM FACEP ABEM BA

Dr Crebassa grew up in the United States, where she gained her medical doctorate and became fully certified in Emergency Medicine before moving to New Zealand. Within a year of arriving here in 2018, Dr Crebassa also became a Fellow...

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Dr Zach Sturges

Dr Zach Sturges

Emergency Medicine SpecialistMD FACEM

Dr Sturges grew up in the United States and has moved around. He attended medical school at the University of Washington and then followed with formal training in emergency medicine at the University of Utah.

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Dr Kiri Manning

Dr Kiri Manning

Ngāpuhi | Ngāiterangi
Emergency Medicine Specialist | General Practitioner
MBChB DipEM Adv (ACEM)

Dr Manning is an Emergency Medicine diplomate and has been working in Australasian emergency departments since 2010. But emergency medicine is not her only forte...

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Nurses

Johanna (Jo) Sier

Johanna (Jo) Sier

Registered NurseRN

Jo has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and has a background in emergency and critical care nursing. She grew up living in the UK and Africa and returned to New Zealand after she had begun her nursing career.

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Wendy Sinclair

Wendy Sinclair

Registered NurseRN MN (Clin)

Registered in 1979, Wendy is a nurse with many years' experience as well as a Master’s Degree in Nursing Practise. She has held a number of management, education and clinical roles...

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Honey Bardelas

Honey Bardelas

Registered NurseRN PGDipHSc MSN

Honey started nursing in 2008 in the Philippines. She first worked as a clinical instructor then as a hospital nurse in a medical-surgical unit.

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Karen Girvan

Karen Girvan

Registered NurseRN

With 35 years of clinical experience behind her, Karen is a skilled and reliable nurse. She completed her Diploma in Nursing in the late 80s and has continued to build upon her education ever since.

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Allan  Martinez

Allan Martinez

Registered NurseRN

Allan is a Registered Nurse with 23 years’ experience under his belt. He qualified in the Philippines, where he was also once the Head Nurse of an Emergency Department.

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Jane Spicer

Jane Spicer

Registered NurseRN

Jane has been a Registered Nurse for the best part of a decade. She is originally from Sydney, and began her nursing career in Australia where she specialised in acute spinal cord injury.

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Joan Sagala

Joan Sagala

Registered Nurse RN

Joan completed her nursing degree in 2008. After working in the Emergency Department of a private hospital in the Philippines for a couple of years, she moved to New Zealand.

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Christopher “KM” Villarino

Christopher “KM” Villarino

Registered NurseRN

KM is a seasoned emergency department nurse. He has been focused on caring for people who are acutely ill, in crisis, or in life-threatening situations since the early days of his career...

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Susie Collins

Susie Collins

Registered NurseRN

Having been a Registered Nurse for over two decades, Susie’s nursing experience is vast. She has 13-years’ worth of experience as an emergency nurse, has a special interest in triage, and is skilled at caring for...

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Alison (Ali) Vickery

Alison (Ali) Vickery

Registered NurseRN

Ali has been working in the healthcare sector in Aotearoa for two and a half decades. Her 20-year nursing career spans a number of settings including tertiary hospitals, managed isolation, busy emergency departments and satellite clinics.

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Jenny Wallace

Jenny Wallace

Registered Nurse RN

Jenny is a well-rounded nurse with lots of strings to her bow. Her diverse nursing acumen allows her to transition from shifts in the ED, to nursing onboard flights, to providing medical cover at large summer concerts.

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Bjorn Villanueva

Bjorn Villanueva

Registered NurseRN

Bjorn has over a decade’s nursing experience in acute care environments. Originally from the Philippines, Bjorn completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at San Pedro College, Davao City. Bjorn worked at Davao Doctors Hospital for 5 years before leaving the Philippines.

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Judith “Judy” Cantwell

Judith “Judy” Cantwell

Registered NurseRN

With over 45 years clinical nursing experience, Judy brings vast and multi-faceted capability. She is a long-standing RN with Waikato DHB’s Nursing Resource Team and has worked in all areas of the hospital...

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Cielo Phillips

Cielo Phillips

Registered NurseRN

Cielo is an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) who has worked within the Waikato DHB for the last decade across a diverse range of clinical settings. Her broad general nursing skills enable her to work across different areas within the hospital...

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Rojo Idiculla

Rojo Idiculla

Registered NurseRN

Rojo has been emergency nursing for 14 years and has spent the last eight years working in Thames Hospital’s emergency department (ED). Originally from India, Rojo gained his Bachelor of Nursing in Bangalore.

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Jan Macdonald

Jan Macdonald

Registered NurseRN

Jan has been nursing for 15 years and has developed special interests in health informatics and emergency nursing. She originally gained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the Philippines...

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Christopher Juban

Christopher Juban

Registered NurseRN

Chris is a senior registered nurse with vast experience in acute and emergency medicine. In addition to working in virtual urgent care for us, Chris works in the acute medical unit of a busy tertiary hospital.

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Jeus Joaquin

Jeus Joaquin

Registered NurseBNSc RN

Jeus begun his nursing career in the Philippines where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Trinity University of Asia. In Manila, he gained experience in a hospital emergency room before moving to San Juan City...

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Sharlene Woolston

Sharlene Woolston

Registered NurseRN

Sharlene is an emergency nurse, a mother of four boys, and a professional trainer. While no two days are ever the same in Sharlene’s world, she is consistent in the high energy and care she brings to every patient and every job...

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Nicky Holah

Nicky Holah

Registered NurseRN

Nicky is an experienced Registered Nurse and Nurse Manager. She has 15 years’ Emergency Department experience including tenure as Acute Care Nurse Manager. Nicky’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Nursing and a Post-Graduate Diploma...

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Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott

Registered NurseRN

Sarah started her nursing career at Auckland’s busy Middlemore Hospital where she has worked across Older Persons & Rehabilitation (OPR), Orthopaedics, and the Emergency Department (ED). She also worked in London...

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Danielle Lamb

Danielle Lamb

Registered NurseRN

Danielle is a dedicated nurse with 16 years’ experience in emergency nursing, predominantly in the triage role, and another 18 years in plastic surgical nursing where she also continues to work today...

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Melissa Casey

Melissa Casey

Registered NurseRN

Melissa is a hard working nurse with a decade’s experience behind her. She has recently stepped into a Duty Nurse Manager role after previously working as an Associate Charge Nurse Manager in the emergency department.

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Debbie Hawkins

Debbie Hawkins

Registered NurseRN

Debbie has been a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years. She graduated from Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia but soon after jumped the ditch for Aotearoa. Debbie has spent the last 15 years nursing within...

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Operations

Cate Thorley

Cate Thorley

Clinical Nurse Manager Acute RN BN PGDipHsc

Cate’s role comprises leading a virtual RN team as well as heading the acute care portfolios and providing clinical oversight in the re modeling of IT infrastructure projects in Emergency Consult. She possesses an advanced nursing skill set as well as operational management prowess.

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Sarah Best

Sarah Best

Clinical Executive AssistantMHSHP

Highly organised by nature, Sarah brings strong administration skills to the Emergency Consult team. She has added value to various sporting clubs through secretarial roles and has recently completed a Masters’ Degree in Health, Sport and Human Performance...

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Rebecca Down

Rebecca Down

Executive Assistant

Rebecca has worked as an EA on both sides of the Tasman. She has 20 years’ worth of experience providing executive support – most of which has been in the legal field. After a life spent in metro areas, including Auckland, Rebecca moved to the Waikato to escape the city rush.

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Aimee Hillary

Aimee Hillary

Marketing Consultant BCs CertApi

Aimee is a 20-year veteran of the marketing discipline with a special interest in values-based businesses. Her work has spanned the breadth of communications, brand and marketing and has traversed key sectors of New Zealand’s economic and social wellbeing...

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Chontelle Burkitt

Chontelle Burkitt

Quality, Safety & Risk Lead

Chontelle draws on a varied skill set to deliver on varied tasks at the Emergency Consult headquarters. She’s no stranger to the healthcare sector having worked for the Waikato DHB in various administrative capacities for a number of years. She also worked for a private hygiene and healthcare consultancy...

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Rowena Cook

Rowena Cook

Papamoa Practice ManagerCertBus

Rowena is a Practice Manager with over a decade’s experience, spanning dentistry and general practice. Before taking on the Consult365 Pāpāmoa project, Rowena managed two GP practices, providing support for up to 40 staff.

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Marnae Ross

Marnae Ross

Clinical Nurse Manager PāpāmoaRN PGDipAdvNursing

Marnae is a hard-working, adaptable nurse with a diverse nursing background, which includes emergency nursing, medical Charge Nurse roles, and time spent as a Duty Manager within Australasia’s busiest hospital. As a Bay of Plenty local, Marnae’s more recent work history has included...

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Monique Marsh

Monique Marsh

Clinical Nurse ManagerRN BHSc(Nurs) MNurs

Monique is originally from Auckland, where she completed a Masters in Nursing with first class honours. She has a special interest in cardiac nursing, advanced nursing and leadership – and has worked across various wards and units...

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