Our Team

Meet our team of dedicated and compassionate professionals.

While our backgrounds are diverse, our shared commitment extends beyond just care. We want to form a genuine partnership in your health and wellbeing.

Dr Anne Walsh - Rotorua Medical Group

Anne Walsh

Doctor
Dr Anne Walsh, born in South Africa, is one of Rotorua Medical Group’s principle GP’s and works from our Central Health centre.  Anne is available for appointments on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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Asrih Arif

Doctor
Asrih was born in Malaysia and graduated from Medical School in Dublin, Ireland in 2011.  Asrih continued to work in Ireland before heading to New Zealand in 2014, working first in Palmerston North and then Rotorua.  Asrih works Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm.
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Carmen Geswindt

Receptionist
Carmen is originally from South Africa and moved to Rotorua at the start of 2023 with her family. She joins the team at Central Health as Receptionist.
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Charlie dee Butcher

GP Admin Support
Charlie moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2006. She worked in hospitality for 12 years before starting her journey with us in 2021 as administrator. In her free time she plays sports, goes to the gym and chills with family and friends.
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Christine Goldsmith

Practice Manager
Christine joined our practice in 2022 and brings a wealth of business knowledge to the team and our practice. Along with her husband and family Christine has been local residents for many years and cares about our community . She works across both sites, but is primarily based in Central health building, and is a member of the Practice Governance team.
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Deborah Olsen

Lead Receptionist
Deb  relocated from Auckland 15 years ago for the Rotorua lifestyle , she returned to RMG in 2022 after a  time working elsewhere. She brings experience, stability and professionalism to our front line team working across both sites and leads the reception teams. Deb is a member of our Governance Team.
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Elaine Barrington

Lead Nurse
Elaine trained as Registered General and Obstetric nurse at Greenlane Hospital in Auckland. She moved with her young family to Rotorua in 1991, and soon after found her niche, working in primary healthcare. She is one of our Senior Nurse Leads and mentors our Nursing teams alongside her colleagues. Elaine is also a member of our governance team.
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Emma Green

Health Promoter
Emma moved to NZ over 18 years ago and has worked for us since moving to Rotorua in 2021. Her previous roles include working in Waihi as a Primary Care Practice Assistant.  Emma is our Health Promoter that helps support our Nursing Staff, she works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.
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Hartzel Cordero

Practice Nurse
Originally from Philippines. Hartzel is a Registered Nurse both in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia before moving to New Zealand. She joined our practice in 2022 and works from our Central Health Centre.
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Katie Hickey

Practice Admin Support
Katie is born and bred in Rotorua. She has been with Rotorua Medical Group since 2019, starting on the front desk in reception roles. Katie is now based in the Administration team, where she looks after enrolments and contracted services.
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Katrina Bolt

Health Care Assistant
Katrina is a Health Care Assistant in our Central Health location.
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Kerryarna Pene

Receptionist
Kerryarna Pene is a Receptionist at our Central Health location.
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Lauren Bennett

Health Care Assistant
Lauren moved to NZ from the UK in 2005. She has worked in various medical professions before joining us in 2020. Lauren is one of our Healthcare Assistants and Immigration Medical Staff.
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Lorraine Foote

Senior Administrator
Lorraine, is part of our administration team and has been part of the group since 2003. Her key role is Senior Administrator assisting in the day to day running and accounts both debtors and creditors. She is supported by our other Administrators.
Dr Lucinda Cheesman - Rotorua Medical Group

Lucinda Cheesman

Doctor
Lucinda is originally from Scotland and works from our Central Health centre.  She is available for appointments on Monday and Thursday morning.
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Renee Mortensen

Receptionist
Renee's born and raised in Rotorua. She is one of our Receptionists based at Central Health Medical Centre, joining the team from retail customer service in January 2023.
Dr Roger Willis - Rotorua Medical Group

Roger Willis

Doctor
Dr Roger Willis, originally from the UK, works at our Central Health site and is available for appointments Monday to Friday.
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Sonya VanBoven

Practice Nurse
Sonya completed her nursing training locally at Waiariki Polytechnic. She worked at Rotorua Hospital for ten years followed by a six year stint in Australia. Upon returning home, she joined Rotorua Medical Group as a Practice Nurse in 2012.
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Tania Stevenson

Practice Nurse
Having raised a family, studied and worked in the Rotorua area for many years, Tania decided to change careers. She has found her passion in Primary Health.
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Toby Hutchinson

Doctor
Toby is a born and bred kiwi girl having graduated from Medical School in Dunedin before travelling overseas and working in Australia.  She works at our Central Health clinic and is available Monday to Thursday.
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