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, Henderson

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

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Kirsty graduated from AUT University in 2013 and has been working at Waitakere Foot since. Over the past few years, she has gained valuable experience in all clinical aspects of podiatry. 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, Off Site

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.

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, Henderson, Off Site

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, Wed

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

New Lynn

Wed, Thurs

Natasha has been at Waitakere Foot for over 3 years. 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. Based in New Lynn, Natasha is also one of our PACT Med specialists.

Natasha is found part-time at our New Lynn branch, or off site at various aged care facilities Waitakere Foot 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 - 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.

Boon Ozawa - Acupuncturist

Boon Ozawa

BHSc Acupuncture

Acupuncturist

Te Atatu, New Lynn

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.
Shelly Anderson - Administrator

Shelly Anderson

Administrator

New Lynn, Henderson

Mon - Sat

Shelly joined the Waitakere Foot team in 2014 following time as a stay at home mum. She has a wealth of administration experience and an excellent phone manner. Shelly is the friendly voice you hear on the phone, and the helpful face you see in some of our branches. Along with being our receptionist, Shelly is our trained podiatry assistant, specifically for PACT Med treatment. She is a certified fitter of therapeutic shoes, namely Dr Comfort which Waitakere Foot stocks in New Lynn.

Shelly is a keen walker, completing numerous half marathons for a charity close to her heart, Starship. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends.

Alice Humphries - Administrator

Alice Humphries

Administrator

Te Atatu, 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.