Our Team

Kiseon Hong - Director & Principal Podiatrist

Kiseon Hong

BHSc Podiatry, PG.Dip Sport & Exercise Medicine

Director & Principal Podiatrist

Te Atatu

Mon, Wed

Kiseon is the director and principal podiatrist at Waitakere Foot. He has taken Waitakere Foot from its humble beginnings as the sole practitioner at the single Te Atatu clinic, to the busy entity it is today. Kiseon is very enthusiastic about providing quality podiatry care and is very popular with patients, who travel from all over Auckland to see him. With over 10 years’ experience, Kiseon is often complimented for his gentle and well-mannered care.

Graduating from AUT University in 2006, Kiseon places emphasis on continuing education and professional development to ensure patients get the best foot care possible. Since graduating, Kiseon has competed a postgraduate diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine from Otago University in 2011. He takes great pride in giving back to Podiatry as a profession, through clinical education for podiatry students.

He has a special interest in surgery, orthotic therapy, exercise prescription and sports injuries. Kiseon is fluent in Korean.

Outside of his busy work schedule, Kiseon spends time with his wife and three children.

Wyllowe Poata - Practice Manager

Wyllowe Poata

BBus (Economics, ER & HRM)

Practice Manager

Te Atatu

Mon - Fri

Wyllowe has been a part of the Waitakere Foot team for over 5 years, initially joining Kiseon to assist with accounts. This sparked her interest in business studies, consequently completing a Business degree at AUT University in 2018. She has seen the growth of Waitakere Foot and enjoys hearing the positive feedback the community has. As Practice Manager, Wyllowe is responsible for making sure Waitakere Foot runs smoothly.

Outside of Waitakere Foot, Wyllowe is a keen footballer as both a coach and player. She enjoys travel, reading and spending time with her family.

Kirsty Wannan - Senior Podiatrist

Kirsty Wannan

BHSc Podiatry

Senior Podiatrist

New Lynn

*Currently on leave May 2021 – October 2021*

Kirsty graduated from AUT University in 2013 and has been working at Waitakere Foot since. Over the years, she has gained valuable experience in all clinical aspects of podiatry, establishing a loyal following in the community. Kirsty is our Senior Podiatrist in New Lynn and has a special interest in biomechanical analysis and musculoskeletal injuries. She is also a specialist in the PACT Med light treatment for fungal nails, a specialist treatment only available at our New Lynn Branch. She is very popular among our patients.

Kirsty’s love for sports, whether it be competing or supporting, has played a key role in furthering her knowledge in sports podiatry. She is a member of Piha Lifesaving Club and completes competitively in surf sports.

Paula McGahan - Podiatrist

Paula McGahan

BHSc Podiatry

Podiatrist

Henderson

Mon - Sat

Paula graduated from AUT University in 2015. She worked as a podiatrist in Christchurch and Waikato before joining the Waitakere Foot team in 2018. Paula takes great pride in creating individually tailored treatment plans to care for each patient needs. She has a keen eye for biomechanical analysis and sports podiatry, placing importance in understanding and exploring the different ways our bodies move, and as a result, is currently working towards a post graduate in Sports Medicine.

Paula was born and bred on her family beef farm in the Northern district and enjoys hunting, fishing and being on the farm. She is also a keen squash player and enjoys spending time with her partner and family.

Rikki Ringrose - Senior Podiatrist

Rikki Ringrose

BHSc (Podiatry)

Senior Podiatrist

New Lynn

Mon - Sat

Rikki graduated from AUT University in 2013. Although hailing from West Auckland Rikki spent the first 3 years of his career working down in Tauranga where he took a keen interest in biomechanics. This interest allowed him to work with and learn from some top sports physicians and physios in a new multi-disciplinary clinic. Rikki finds how the complex musculo-skeletal system works to move the human body amazing and loves to help when this system begins to malfunction.

After 3 years working in New Zealand Rikki spent the next 2 years working in various clinics across London where he encountered all sorts of interesting people and conditions. Rikki will be based in New Lynn, Henderson & Eastridge from Monday to Saturday.

Outside of work Rikki has a passion for travel and sport. Having returned after 2 years of travels Rikki is now settling down back in his home town and is keen to help get people moving pain free.

Jiansi (Amy) Wu - Senior Podiatrist & Rest Home Specialist

Jiansi (Amy) Wu

BHSc Podiatry

Senior Podiatrist & Rest Home Specialist

Henderson, Off Site

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Jiansi – known as Amy – graduated from AUT University in 2012 and joined the Waitakere Foot team shortly after. As the Rest Home Specialist, Amy is often found off site at the various aged care facilities Waitakere Foot services. She has a special interest in diabetes foot management, geriatric and general podiatric care.

Born in China, Amy migrated to New Zealand at the age of 11. She is fluent in English, Chinese Mandarin and Chinese Cantonese. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, loves tasting different cultural foods and sharing them with her husband.

Natasha Langridge - Podiatrist

Natasha Langridge

BHSc Podiatry, MPNZ, Beauty Therapy College of NZ Aesthetician Certificate

Podiatrist

Henderson

Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Natasha has been at Waitakere Foot since 2015. She joined the team after graduating from AUT University in 2014. Natasha is a qualified massage and beauty therapist, having swapped careers after six years in the beauty industry. She has a passion for general podiatry, combining her beauty and podiatry skills to offer a therapeutic podiatry service.

Outside of work, Natasha enjoys spending time with her husband and son, she loves 70s and 80s fashion, and is an avid WWE fan.

Ashley Worthington - Podiatrist

Ashley Worthington

BHSc (Podiatry)

Podiatrist

Te Atatu

Tues, Fri, Sat

Ashley joined the Waitakere Foot team in 2019 after working in the Bay of Plenty. Graduating from AUT University in 2016, her passion for Podiatry came after she discovered how important the biomechanics of the foot and lower limb are in preventing secondary flow on issues in the rest of the body. This, along with her passion for sports, sparked her specialisation in Sports Podiatry and Biomechanics. She brings a wealth of knowledge in the Diabetic Foot and is often complimented on her friendliness, as she enjoys taking the time to get to know her patients.

Ashley is a keen sportswoman, playing rugby, league and touch. This passion for sports has played a significant part in furthering her knowledge in Sports Podiatry. Ashley is found at our Te Atatu Peninsula Clinic.

Bohae Kim - Podiatrist

Bohae Kim

BHSc (Podiatry)

Podiatrist

Te Atatu, Off Site

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat

Bohae graduated from AUT University in 2019. She completed her final year practical placement at Waitakere Foot and joined the team soon after qualifying. Bohae enjoys listening to patient’s needs, to create a patient-centered management plan. Patients compliment her on her fantastic General Podiatry skills. Bohae is based at our Peninsula & satellite branches.

Born in South Korea, Bohae migrated to New Zealand in 2002. She graduated BA at the University of Auckland majoring in Japanese and Chinese in 2016. Her love towards different cultures motivated her to learn different languages, she can speak Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese Mandarin.

Alexandra Goodchild - Podiatrist

Alexandra Goodchild

BHSc (Podiatry)

Podiatrist

Henderson, Off Site

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Alexandra joined the Waitakere Foot team in 2020 following the global COVID-19 pandemic. She graduated from AUT University in 2019 after taking a career change, deciding to branch into healthcare; something which she is very passionate about. Podiatry combined many topics that were of interest to Alex, and have allowed her to expand her knowledge in Diabetic Foot & Aged Care Podiatry – which she now specialises in. Alex is our main Rest Home Podiatrist; however you will sometimes see her in our Waitakere Foot Henderson Branch.

Alexandra was born in Auckland, however spent most of her life living abroad in England & Australia. She enjoys spending time with family & friends; especially her two daughters. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, scuba diving and reading.

Angelika Mudaliar - Podiatrist

Angelika Mudaliar

BHSc (Podiatry)

Podiatrist

New Lynn, Off Site

Mon - Sat

Angelika, known by her patients as Ange, graduated from AUT in 2020 and joined the Waitakere Foot team shortly after finishing her studies. She has always had an interest in Medicine and chose to pursue Podiatry as she went to a Podiatrist while rehabbing ankle and knee injuries from Netball. Her interests are in Musculoskeletal Podiatry and the High-Risk Foot, which fits in nicely with the 2 clinics she is based at: New Lynn and Otahuhu. Ange enjoys getting to know her general care patients as well as utilising Orthotic Therapy for patients with any biomechanical issues. In Otahuhu Ange looks after diabetic patients, educating them on diabetes and working alongside nurses and doctors to create patient and whanau centred management plans for long term conditions.

Ange’s family migrated to New Zealand in 2003 from Fiji and she is fluent in Hindi. If you speak Hindi and find it easier to communicate this way, she is happy to look after you! Ange is a big foodie and will always be trying food from different cafes and restaurants. She also enjoys going to weekend markets, spending time with her friends and family and collecting houseplants!

Bradley Jerome - Podiatrist

Bradley Jerome

BHSc (Podiatry)

Podiatrist

New Lynn, Off Site

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Bradley, or Brad as he is known to his patients, was born in South Africa and migrated to New Zealand in 1997 with his family.  He graduated from AUT in 2012, and after graduating worked as a Sports Podiatrist in Tauranga where he picked up a keen interest for biomechanics and technical footwear. Brad shows a lot of interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries and finding out why issues occur in the human body. Brad has served as a community diabetes Podiatrist providing care to the Māori community in smaller rural towns around the Bay of Plenty. After moving back to Auckland, he opened his own practice which allowed him to work with Premier Football Clubs and Basketball Teams across the North Shore and Central Auckland.

Outside of work, Brad enjoys hiking and exploring nature, spending time with his beautiful nieces, and tending to his houseplants.

Tjiele Poata - Orthotic Technician

Tjiele Poata

BHSc (Podiatry)

Orthotic Technician

Henderson

Mon - Fri

Tjiele joined the Waitakere Foot team at the end of 2020 after graduating from AUT University. Podiatry piqued Tjiele’s interest from the start, encompassing many different aspects of science and hands-on work that he finds interesting. During his study, he found a keen interest in podiatric care for diabetes and patient centred long-term interventions. Helping and educating people to become self-sufficient in their own care is important to him and a key ground for long-term care is in mechanical therapies. He works as an Orthotic Technician customizing orthotics that other podiatrists order to make them more effective in helping patients in day-to-day life.

Tjiele was born and raised in Waitakere, attending school in Te Atatu Peninsula before attending AUT on the north shore. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing tennis recreationally and relaxing at home with a good movie.

Boon Ozawa - Acupuncturist

Boon Ozawa

BHSc Acupuncture

Acupuncturist

Te Atatu

Tues

Boon graduated from New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine in 2018. His competitive background in sports, motivated  him to join the Waitakere Foot team to pursue his special interests towards lower limb injuries. His primary strength is to get athletes; from severe ankle sprains to hamstring tears; back on their feet. Practicing in both TCM & Western Acupuncture, Boon has also helped countless number of patients with general aches and pains needing pain relief.
He is New Zealand born with Japanese roots having fluency in English as well as Japanese. Competing as an athlete all his life, taking part of national setups in Football and Ice Hockey has given him the strive to be at the top. Out side of his work with Waitakere Foot, Boon works as an Acupuncturist at a busy Physiotherapy Clinic in West Gate.
Alice Humphries - Administrator

Alice Humphries

Administrator

Henderson

Mon - Sat

Alice joined the Waitakere Foot team in 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Alice brings a wealth of customer service experience after spending 4years as an international flight attendant. She is the friendly face behind Reception at Waitakere Foot Henderson, and you will often speak with her when calling to book an appointment.

Born in the UK, Alice migrated to New Zealand in 2004 and people often comment on the slight accent she still has. Alice enjoys snowboarding, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

Emma Collins - Receptionist

Emma Collins

Receptionist

Te Atatu

Mon, Tues, Sat

Emma joined the Waitakere Foot team in early February 2021 in the role of part-time Receptionist at our Te Atatu Clinic. She is the friendly voice on the end of the phone and is often complimented on her polite & helpful nature.

Currently studying Psychology at AUT, Emma is hoping to specialise in Sports Psychology. She became interested in healthcare as she naturally has the desire help people in need and is passionate about improving people’s health in any way she can. Her role at Waitakere Foot will help her gain a better understanding in the healthcare industry, help building confidence, and gain experience in patient interaction.

Emma plays many sports like AFL, football and touch. She also enjoys going fishing with her family and spending time with her friends & family.

Hayley O'Malley - Receptionist

Hayley O'Malley

Bachelor of Art & Design

Receptionist

New Lynn

Mon - Sat

Hayley moved to Auckland early 2021 and joined the Waitakere Foot team soon after. She comes from a background of design, hospitality and beauty but was previously a stay-at-home mum to her two young boys. Hayley is the friendly face behind the desk to greet you in our New Lynn Branch.

Hayley was born in England but spent most of her life living in Hawkes Bay and Palmerston North. She has a Bachelor of Art and Design and loves anything creative. In her spare time, she loves to bake, organise, and spend time with her family and friends.

 

Alexia Pearce - Receptionist

Alexia Pearce

BCom (PR)

Receptionist

Te Atatu, Henderson

Mon - Sat

Alexia joined the Waitakere Foot team mid-2021 and is one of the friendly faces on the desk at our Te Atatu Peninsula clinic. She has a BCOM in PR and a wealth of customer service and communications experience.

Alexia has recently returned home after spending a near 5 years in London and travelling the world. She is a social butterfly, who loves spending time with her family and friends and meeting new people from all walks of life. She enjoys yoga and is very much an advocate for the care and safety of our furry friends.