Our Team

Working together to provide the best care

 

Continuity of care and service

Our team of skilled and experienced sonographers, nurses and receptionists all play an important part in providing you with the very best care and advice. Each of our friendly staff takes the time to make sure that we provide you with quality information, service and a smile. We look forward to following your progress and helping you back to health.

 

Meet the Team

Find our more about our team below

Lindsay Howitt

Lindsay Howitt

Sonographer

Lindsay is one of our sonographers, who performs echocardiograms, exercise stress tests in conjunction with a nurse, and vascular ultrasounds. 

Qualifications

  • Diploma of College of Radiographers, 1972
  • Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (General), 1981
  • Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (Cardiac), 1987
  • Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (Vascular), 1995
Alla Chatelaine

Alla Chatelaine

Sonographer

Alla is a sonographer who works part-time at Waitemata Cardiology Ltd, and at both North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals. She performs echocardiograms, exercise stress tests and dobutamine echo tests.

Qualifications

  • Associate of the Society of Cardiopulmonary Technology, 2003
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound, 2010
Kirsty Potter

Kirsty Potter

Nurse

Kirsty has worked for Waitemata Cardiology since 2005, coming from a background of cardiac nursing at Greenlane Hospital for many years. She assists the cardiologists in all diagnostic testing including exercise tolerance testing and exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiograms. Her role at Waitemata Cardiology also involves fitting patients with ambulatory blood pressure, holter and event monitors. Kirsty is passionate about prevention, early detection and prompt treatment of heart disease.

Qualifications

  • BHSc (Nursing), 1995
  • Post Graduate certificate in Coronary Care Nursing, 1998
Rachel Martin-Avery

Rachel Martin-Avery

Nurse

Rachel began working in coronary care in 2007 after 9 years on medical wards at North Shore Hospital. She came to Waitemata Cardiology in 2011. Rachel assists the cardiologists in all the diagnostic testing. She loves the interaction with her patients.

Qualifications

  • NZRGON
  • Post graduate Diploma of Cardiothoracic Nursing
Helen Walker

Helen Walker

Nurse

Helen joined Waitemata Cardiology in 2011. She trained as a registered nurse at Auckland Hospital and has a post graduate certificate in Cardiothoracic nursing from Greenlane Hospital (Sir Brian Barrett-Boyes’ last course for nurses) where she worked in ICU, CCU, cardiothoracic surgical wards and angiography. She later worked in Critical Care at Auckland Hospital before joining Ascot Hospital when it opened in April 1999. As part of the founding cardiac nursing team at Ascot Hospital Helen assisted with setting up the Cardiac and CCU wards and then worked for a private Cardiology practice at Ascot Hospital for five years.

Helen is passionate, along with the Waitemata Cardiology team, in the prevention, early detection and prompt treatment of heart disease, and has recently been accepted into the Master of Nursing programme.

Qualifications

  • NZRGON
  • Post graduate Diploma of Cardiothoracic Nursing
Lorinda Ball

Lorinda Ball

Nurse

Lorinda is the nurse for the Warkworth clinics. She has previously worked in the Coronary Care unit at North Shore Hospital as a cardiology nurse specialist and where she ran an independent chest pain clinic. She enjoys the interaction with patients and relishes the chance to promote health and well-being through education and understanding.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • BHSc (Nursing)
  • Post graduate Certificate in Health Science, 1996
Charlotte

Charlotte

Receptionist

Delwyn

Delwyn

Receptionist

Jan

Jan

Receptionist

Joelle

Joelle

Receptionist

 

HELPING PATIENTS LIVE FULL LIVES

At Waitemata Cardiology, with good diagnosis and treatment, our aim is to help our patients overcome their condition and be able to live well and productively.