Our Team

Kiseon Hong - Director & Principal Podiatrist

Kiseon Hong

BHSc Podiatry, PG.Dip Sport & Exercise Medicine

Director & Principal Podiatrist

Te Atatu, New Lynn

Wed, Fri, Sat

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.

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

Jiansi (Amy) Wu

BHSc Podiatry

Senior Podiatrist & Rest Home Specialist

Te Atatu, Henderson, Off Site

Mon - Fri

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.

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 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.

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.

Natasha Langridge - Podiatrist

Natasha Langridge

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

Podiatrist

New Lynn, Off Site

Wed, Fri

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.

Megan McPherson - Podiatrist

Megan McPherson

BHSc Podiatry, BSc Biology

Podiatrist

Te Atatu

Mon, Thurs

Megan has been working as a podiatrist since she graduated from AUT University in 2014. Prior to joining the Waitakere Foot team, she provided foot care for residents of Rotorua, Tauranga and the Eastern Bay of Plenty. She was drawn to podiatry because she wanted to help people walk and run pain free. Megan is often complimented on her friendly manner and enjoys meeting people from all walks of life.

Megan is a keen runner, having completed an amazing 8 marathons and 7 ultramarathons, with more planned! She loves travelling with her running, having run in numerous locations all over New Zealand, a favourite spot being the Rotorua trails and lakes.

Paula McGahan - Podiatrist

Paula McGahan

BHSc Podiatry

Podiatrist

Henderson

Tues, Wed, Thurs

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.

Wyllowe Poata - Practice Manager

Wyllowe Poata

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.

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.