Community of Practice

Many organisations have supported a full time or part time position to focus on the development and promotion of telehealth within their organisation or region. While each role varies significantly, Community of Practice (COP) is a peer group where members can support each other in their roles, and work on joint initiatives.

Community of Practice is split into two groups:

  • Telehealth Professionals
  • Telehealth Clinicians

Current Focus

  • Build sector PM capability 
  • Deal with sector operational issues and challenges
  • Support sector VC implementation
  • Engage with international peers to share learnings

 Future Focus

  • Work more closely with National CIO Forum / Sector Architects Group
  • Promote role of the Telehealth Programme Manager in DHBs, PHOs, NGOs etc 
  • Share experience with wider audience 
  • Explore virtual health options 

They are often an excellent first point of contact for providers as they have a very good understanding on the telehealth services and projects in their region. Should you wish to contact any of the co-ordinators we will facilitate this through the links below.

Clinicians Community of Practice working group

Members Role and Organisation Contact
Sarah Clarke (Chair, Telehealth Clinicians Community of Practice) Clinical Director Rural Hospitals at Northland DHB Email 
Alex Stapleton Specialist in Urgent Care. Senior Registrar in general practice, CareHQ Email
Charis Frethey Telehealth Programme Manager, NZTF Email 
Tracy Steuart Registered nurse/practice nurse, Green Bay Medical Centre Email
Jess White Programme Lead, National Health Care Home Collaborative Email
Reza Jarral Clinical Director, CareHQ Email
Charlotte Harris Auckland PHO Email
Chloe Campbell Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Society Email
Inga Hunter Associate Professor, Massey University Email
Grahame Jelly Mahitahi Hauora Email
Kevin Moginie Clinical Lead 4PeakHealth Email
Lesleigh Smith Virtual Care Manager & Audiologist, Triton Hearing Email
Linzi Birmingham General Manager, Golden Bay Community Health Centre Email
Lisa Livingstone Clinical Lead IT Projects, Nelson Marlborough Health Email
Ros Gellately GP, Marlborough PHO Email
Tracy Steuart Registered nurse/practice nurse, Green Bay Medical Centre Email
Liz Berryman CEO, Chnnl Email
Natalia Zuleta Consultant Emergency Physician - WACHS Emergency Telehealth Service Email

Professionals Community of Practice working group

Members Role and Organisation Contact
Nicole Redfern (co-chair, Telehealth Professionals Community of Practice) Telehealth Product Owner, Canterbury District Health Board Email 
Jess White (co-chair, Telehealth Professionals Community of Practice Programme Lead, National Health Care Home Collaborative Email
Adele Gautier Research and Strategic Programmes Manager, NZ Breast Cancer Foundation Email
Andrew Panckhurst Telehealth Advisor, Mobile Health and New Zealand Telehealth Resource Centre Email
Ben Duffus Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Hawkes Bay District Health Board Email
Caroline Lockhart Research Assistant, Massey University Email
Chanel van Straaten Project Manager, Waikato District Health Board Email
Charis Frethey Telehealth Programme Manager, New Zealand Telehealth Forum Email
Charlie Aitken Waitemata District Health Board Email
Dean Oldham Telehealth and Mobility Service Specialist, Northland District Health Board Email
Denise Irvine Telehealth Specialist Email
Fi Graham Otago University Email
Hayden Kilgour Physiotherapist, TBI Health Ltd Email
Jennifer Coatsworth Senior Health Service Planner Email
Joanne Cormack Telehealth Co-ordinator, Whanganui District Health Board Email
Keith Todd SIAPO Email
Kelly Beckett Lakes District Health Board Email
Kelly Boughey National Clinical Services Manager, Green Cross Health Email
Kelly Bohot Care Redesign Programme Lead, Waitemata District Health Board Email
Kirk Smith Manager, Te Hiku Hauora Email
Linzi Birmingham Northland District Health Board Email
Louise Arnold Canterbury District Health Board Email
Lucy Westbrooke Clinical Informatics Specialist, Auckland District Health Board Email
Lyn Clarke Regional Telehealth Services Liaison, Midlands Healthshare Email
Lyneta Russell Principal Advisor Services and Standards, Alzheimers NZ Email
Matthew Pettersson Telehealth Implementation Manager, South District Health Board Email
Michelle McRobbie Telehealth Co-ordinator, Counties Manukau Health Email
Morgan Hamilton Registered Nurse, Waikato District Health Board Email
Natasha Blattes Project Manager, Hauora Tairawhiti Email
Natan Billing Auckland District Health Board Email
Pauline Horrill Quality Lead, Te Awakairangi Health Network Email
Paulo Pelicioni Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Otago Email
Rachel Guthrie Manager, TAS Email
Rainna Pretty Telehealth Co-ordinator, Nelson Marlborough Health Email
Reza Jarral Clinical Director, CareHQ Email
Robyn Whittaker Associate Professor & Clinical Director Innovation, Waitemata District Health Board Email
Roy Davidson Telehealth & Mobility Programme Manager Email
Sandi Millner Sewlyn Foundation Email
Sarah Davey Bay of Plenty District Health Board Email
Suzanne Board Telehealth Programme Manager Email
Tara Officer Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington Email
Vicki Wilson Head of Virtual Care & Contact Centre, Triton Hearing Email
Wendy Laurie South Island Regional Facilitator/Project Manager - Telehealth, SIAPO Email
Dale Shewan Bay of Plenty District Health Board Email
Leanne Elder Bay of Plenty District Health Board Email
Lesleigh Smith Triton Hearing Email
Maria Dunn Health Care Home Change Facilitator, Te Awakairangi Health Network Email
Kaye Gilhooley Health Transformation Lead, Toitu Te Waiora Email
Gary Nelson Programme Manager - Primary Care/ Pharmacy & IT, Counties Manukau DHB Email