Our Team

Kiseon Hong - Director & Principal Podiatrist

Kiseon Hong

BHSc Podiatry, PG.Dip Sport & Exercise Medicine

Director & Principal Podiatrist

Te Atatu, Off Site


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.

Kiseon teaches at AUT University as a clinical educator and is a elected Board member of Podiatry NZ.

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.

Kiseon is currently not taking on new patients.

Kirsty Wannan - Senior Podiatrist

Kirsty Wannan

BHSc Podiatry

Senior Podiatrist

New Lynn

Mon - Fri

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


New Lynn, Henderson

Mon - Fri

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 recently completed post graduate diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine (Otago University).

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.

Ashley Worthington - Podiatrist

Ashley Worthington

BHSc (Podiatry)


Te Atatu

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

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.

Alexandra Goodchild - Podiatrist

Alexandra Goodchild

BHSc (Podiatry)


Off Site

Tues, Wed, Thurs

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 Zemke-Mudaliar - Podiatrist

Angelika Zemke-Mudaliar

BHSc (Podiatry)


New Lynn

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

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!

Narelle Swain-Smith - Podiatrist

Narelle Swain-Smith

BHSc (Podiatry)


Te Atatu, New Lynn

Mon - Fri

After graduating from AUT in 2019, Narelle has gained knowledge in all aspects of Podiatry. In the past, she was a competitive netball player in multiple representative teams and this led her to struggle with Plantar fasciitis. This foot pain guided her curiosity to understanding the musculo-skeletal system of the foot and ankle.

Narelle’s Podiatric interests include biomechanical therapy and skin or nail conditions. She is located predominately at Waitakere Foot Te Atatu clinic and works off site regularly at our Onehunga satellite branch.

Of Maori decent, Narelle reigns from Te Rarawa and Nga Puhi tribes. Her goal is to give back to her surrounding communities which have done so much to shape who she is today. Narelle is also working on regaining her fluency in Te Reo Maori to revitalise her connection to her Whakapapa.

Narelle’s hobbies include CrossFit, surfing, classic cars and Harley Davidsons. She also enjoy spending time with her whanau and dogs on a hot kiwi summer day.

Nikhil Nand - Podiatrist

Nikhil Nand

BHSc (Podiatry), MPNZ


New Lynn, Off Site

Mon - Fri

Nikhil, also known as Nik has just joined the team at Waitakere foot at the start of 2023, where he graduated from AUT in 2022. Nik has always been interested in the clinical aspect of healthcare and found Podiatry interesting as it is specialised into helping people with their lower limbs, an essential part that keeps everyone moving. His interests lie mainly with General Care and High Risk conditions like diabetes but also has a keen eye for sports and biomechanical issues. He is willing to approach this job with open arms and is keen to continue research in this field to further his scope of practice.


Beyond work, Nik’s hobbies lie with playing and watching football, going on hikes and trying lots of new foods. He is an avid traveler and is interested in travelling the world.

Sabawon Omari - Podiatrist

Sabawon Omari

BHSc (Podiatry)


Te Atatu, New Lynn

Tues, Thurs, Sat

Sabawan joined the Waitakere Foot team in April 2023 after graduating at AUT in 2022. He decided to pursue podiatry as he wanted to work in healthcare, but also had a major interest and passion for sports. This ultimately sparked a special interest in biomechanics, musculoskeletal injuries and sports podiatry.

Sabowan is originally from Afghanistan. He speaks Pashto and Farsi fluently. He is very passionate about sports such as volleyball, basketball and football. Outside of work, he is a huge fan of horror movies.

Emma Collins - Receptionist

Emma Collins


Te Atatu

Mon, Thurs, Fri, 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.

Tamara Jordan - Receptionist

Tamara Jordan



Mon - Sat

Tamara joined the Waitakere Foot team in 2022. Originally from Hamilton, Tamara moved to West Auckland in 2013.  With a background in hospitality, management & sales, she has a passion for helping people and is our wonderful receptionist behind the desk in our Henderson Clinic.

She has 2 wonderful children she spends most her time with at home enjoying playgrounds swimming, karate, and soccer and all that is involved in having 2 energetic boys. Tamara has strong family values and enjoys being with her family and friends.

Keira Schriefer - Junior Receptionist

Keira Schriefer

Junior Receptionist

Te Atatu

Mon, Tues, Fri

Keira joined the Waitakere Foot team in October 2022. Currently working as a part-time receptionist at our Te Atatu Branch, Keira is new to the workforce and is enjoying meeting and speaking with all the friendly people of the Waitakere Foot community.

Born in Illinois, USA, Keira’s family moved to West Auckland in 2013. She is currently enrolled into studying Occupational Therapy at AUT University. In her spare time Keira is an eager football player, earning herself Te Atatu AFC Youth Player of the Year 2022. She loves spending time with her family and friends.