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.

Members Role and Organisation Contact
Lisa Livingstone (Chair, Telehealth Professionals Community of Practice) Clinical Lead IT Projects, Nelson Marlborough DHB Email 
Nicole Redfern (Deputy Chair, Telehealth Professionals Community of Practice) Project Facilitator – Telehealth Product Owner, Canterbury DHB Email 
Sarah Clarke (Chair, Telehealth Clinicians Community of Practice) Clinical Director Rural Hospitals at Northland DHB Email 
Linzi Birmingham (Deputy Chair, Telehealth Clinicians Community of Practice) General Manager, Golden Bay Community Health Centre Email 
Sandra Brough Telehealth Co-ordinator, Southern DHB Email 
Kelly Bohot Care Redesign Programme Lead, Waitemata DHB Email 
Michelle McRobbie Telehealth Co-ordinator, Counties Manukau Health Email 
Dean Oldham Telehealth and Mobility Service Specialist, Northland NDHB Email 
Denise Irvine Telehealth Specialist and CEO e3Health Email 
Roy Davidson Telehealth Programme Manager, Northland DHB Email 
Suzanne Board Telehealth Programme Manager, BOP DHB Email 
Wendy Laurie South Island Regional Facilitator/Project Manager - Telehealth, SIAPO Email 
Charis Frethey Telehealth Programme Manager, NZTF Email 
Lyn Clarke Regional Telehealth Services Liaison, Midlands Healthshare Email 
Kirk Smith IT / Telehealth Manager, Te Hiku Hauora Email
Charlie Aitken Telehealth Co-ordinator, Waitemata DHB Email
Natasha Soroka Virtual Health Administrator, Nelson Marlborough DHB Email
Sandi Millner Manager Health and Wellbeing Services, Selwyn Foundation Email
Aimee Dackers Primary and Community Clinical Informatics Lead, Physiotherapist, Whanganui District Email
Jess White Programme Lead, National Health Care Home Collaborative Email
Tara Officer Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Health Services Research Centre, University of Wellington Email
Chanel van Straaten Project Manager, Waikato DHB Email
Lucy Westbrooke Telehealth Programme Manager, Auckland DHB Email
Lesleigh Smith Virtual Care Manager & Audiologist, Triton Hearing Email
Vicki Wilson Head of Virtual Care & Contact Centre, Triton Hearing Email
Reza Jarral Clinical Director, CareHQ Email
Lyneta Russell Principal Advisor Services and Standards, Alzheimers NZ Email
Matthew Pettersson Telehealth Implementation Manager, Southern DHB Email
Tracy Steuart Registered nurse/practice nurse, Green Bay Medical Centre Email
Alex Stapleton Specialist in Urgent Care. Senior Registrar in general practice, CareHQ Email
Morgan Hamilton Registered Nurse, Waikato DHB Email
Robyn Whittaker Clinical Director Innovation and Associate Professor, Waitemata DHB and University of Auckland Email
Dean Sparkes Product Manager, SECURELY Email