Telehealth Program Managers

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, the Telehealth Program Managers is a peer group where members can support each other in their roles, and work on joint initiatives.

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
Bob Ashford Clinical Manager, Medical Illustration, Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury DHB  Email 
Sandra Brough  Telehealth Coordinator, Southern DHB Email 
Denise Irvine  Telehealth Coordinator, Waikato DHB Email 
Henry Mulligan  Telehealth Project Manager, HealthAlliance Email
Gary Nelson  Change Manager, Waikato DHB Email 
Nicole Redfern  Project Facilitator, Telehealth Canterbury DHB Email 
Kirk Smith  IT / Telehealth Manager, Te Hiku Hauora Email
Lucy Westbrooke Telehealth Programme Manager, Auckland DHB Email
Robyn Whittaker Clinical Director Innovation and Associate Professor, Waitemata DHB and University of Auckland Email