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Meet The Team

At Otara Family and Christian Health Centre our friendly, highly skilled and multi-cultural health care team is there to meet all of your whanau’s health and wellbeing requirements.

Our Doctors

Dr Harley Aish

Dr Harley Aish

Dr Harley Aish is married with two children. He has a special interest in Diabetes and mental health. Other than his family and his Christian faith, his interests include running and riding his motorcycle.

He is also Chairman of ProCare and MAS.

Dr Mark Arbuckle

Dr Mark Arbuckle

Dr Arbuckle has been a GP in Otara for many years. He has a loyal following of patients and specialises in outstanding family care.

In his spare time Dr Arbuckle enjoys skiing and the great outdoors with his family.

Dr Karina Cooper

Dr Karina Cooper

Dr Cooper enjoys the strong emphasis on proactively caring for whanau and community. Karina has worked previously at Middlemore Hospital, as a GP in Waikato and in Asia and the Middle East. She is passionate about women and children’s health, refugee health and wellness of the mind.

When she’s not at work, Karina is juggling her three kids, watching her husband play football and getting involved in church activities.

Dr Nadia Elley

Dr Nadia Elley

Dr Elley has been working as a GP in New Zealand for for over 15 years and prior to that for 6 years in Iraq. She has a special interest in Women’s and Children’s health and care of Diabetic patients.

Dr Elley is a foodie who enjoys family time and travel.

Dr Sonal Gosai

Dr Sonal Gosai

Dr Gosai joined Otara Family and Christian Health Centre in February 2019.She enjoys all aspects of general practice, as it allows holistic, patient-centred, relational care that focuses on prevention as much as cure.

She has a passion for Womens Health and Childrens health.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and is an avid foodie.

Dr Murray Hing

Dr Murray Hing

Dr Hing has been a GP in Otara for over 20 years. He is interested in all aspects of medicine.

His non medical interests include: Ballroom and Latin dancing, classical guitar and he is a keen fan of the Warriors.

Dr Sarala Reddy

Dr Sarala Reddy

Dr Reddy has worked as a GP in India, Iran and for the last ten years here in Auckland. She has a special interest in gynaecology.

She enjoys Bollywood movies, music and cooking. She loves New Zealand for the beautiful scenery and being outdoors surrounded by nature. She speaks Hindi and Telugu in addition to English.

Our Nursing Team

Renee Carroll

Renee Carroll

Charge Nurse

“I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and learning about different cultures”

Renee has a special interest in: 

  • Women’s health, contraception and pregnancy
  • Assessments for blood pressure and heart disease risk
  • General diabetes assessment and management
  • Weight loss advice
  • Quit smoking advice
Siniva Toma

Siniva Toma

Deputy Charge Nurse

“I enjoy going out fishing with my family and baking”

Siniva has a special interest in:

  • Assessments for blood pressure and heart disease risk
  • General diabetes assessment and management
  • Women’s health check up’s
  • Weight loss advice
  • Quit smoking advice
Lapulou (Lou) Ikavuka

Lapulou (Lou) Ikavuka

Nurse

“I enjoy spending time with my family and my community church”

Lou has a special interest in: 

  • Women’s health check up’s
  • Assessments for blood pressure and heart disease risk
  • General diabetes assessment and management
  • Weight loss advice
  • Quit smoking advice
Luse Vaka

Luse Vaka

Nurse

“I enjoy going out and meeting new people”

Luse has a special interest in: 

  • Women’s health, check up’s
  • Assessments for blood pressure and heart disease risk
  • General diabetes assessment and management
  • Weight loss advice
  • Quit smoking advice
Norma Pedrido

Norma Pedrido

Nurse

I enjoy cooking especially Filipino dishes, walking and going to church”

Norma has a special interest in: 

  • Women’s health, check up’s
  • Assessments for blood pressure and heart disease risk
  • General diabetes assessment and management
  • Weight loss advice
  • Quit smoking advice
Shellah Legano

Shellah Legano

Nurse

Originally from the Philippines, Shellah Legano is our newest member of our team. She is young and vibrant and has a range of experience including working with dialysis patients and community support for those with mental illness.

Shellah is loving working in Otara and serving our community.

Leti Sooalo

Leti Sooalo

Health Care Assistant

Leti is our very first health care assistant, she spends her days ensuring all our patients get reminded for their upcoming service needs including, blood tests, smear and mammograms, immunizations and more. Leti spends her time with our patients during blood pressure checks, pre immunisation checks and other diagnostic tests which aid the nurse and doctors.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and keeping active at the gym.

Customer Service Team

Temaleti Tolutau

Temaleti Tolutau

Reception Team Lead

Veronica Motuliki

Veronica Motuliki

Deputy Team Leader

Emeline Gatoloai

Emeline Gatoloai

Kaira Toleafoa

Kaira Toleafoa

Kay Pua

Kay Pua

Management & Administration Team

Roshan Fernando

Roshan Fernando

Business Manager

Kishon Laban

Kishon Laban

Practice Administrator