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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 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 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 Mayad George

Dr Mayad George

Dr Mayad George (Max) has several years of experience as a GP in South Auckland.
He enjoys working with people from all walks of life, and particularly enjoys serving our cohort of patients with complex and high needs.
He believes in a holistic model of care for his patients. He has a particular interest in diabetes and medical education.
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.

Dr Paea Tonga

Dr Paea Tonga

Dr Mele Paea Tonga is from Te’ekiu Tongatapu and Holonga Vava’u.
Her interests are currently in paediatrics, women’s health and injuries in urgent care.
She loves working in the community because of the variety of presentations, and continuity of care. I also love annoying my siblings, nephews and nieces, going on new adventures and trying new things.

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
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
Aj Pelayo

Aj Pelayo

Nurse Practitioner

AJ is our first male nurse. He brings in a wealth in experience and knowledge especially in aged care where he worked for a number of years before he decided to move to primary care.

He is currently enrolled in post graduate studies doing the Nurse Practitioner Pathway so he can serve the community better. He loves going for brunches with his partner and his friends.
Mansi Shah

Mansi Shah

Nurse

Mansi enjoys spending time at the gym doing high intensity training and lifting heavy weights.

Mansi has a special interest in:

  • Assessment for BP and heart disease risk.
  • General diabetes assessment and management.
  • Women’s health check up and pregnancy.
  • Quit smoking advice
  • Weight loss and lifestyle management advice .

Enhanced Health Care Team

Kerry Mataora

Kerry Mataora

Health Coach

Kerry’s role is to help support people in creating realistic and sustainable goals to implement healthy lifestyle changes, long term. She is of Cook Island descent and is a proud mama to two boys ages 5 and 3.

She has always had a passion for overall health and well-being but is particularly interested in physical health/fitness due to both its physical and mental benefits.

Her hobbies include nature walks along the coastline, up in the mountains or in the depths of the forest listening to podcasts ranging in topics.

Jaap Rigtering

Jaap Rigtering

Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP)

Japp is a Health Improvement Practitioner and Occupational Therapist. He lives in Onehunga with his wife and his 15month old son.
I ask my sister to describe me as in a few words and she replied “outgoing, energetic, caring, always talking, and always active”.
He loves being busy, working on his house, garden, playing with his son or when he wants to relax building Star Wars Lego models.
Anna Hill

Anna Hill

Clinical Pharmacist

Anna is a clinical pharmacist who has worked in a variety of specialist services in hospital. She has a passion for medication education and is excited to work with patients in the community to improve their understanding of medicines and improve health outcomes.

Her role is to help optimise peoples medication and encourage people to know what they are taking and why. 

In her spare time she enjoys being out on the water, harnessing the power of the wind, to sail and explore the beautiful corners of the Hauraki Golf. 

Liz Pillay

Liz Pillay

Care Co-ordinator

Customer Service Team

Veronica Motuliki

Veronica Motuliki

Reception Team Leader

Kaira Toleafoa

Kaira Toleafoa

Deputy Team Lead

Temaleti Tolutau

Temaleti Tolutau

Reception

Emeline Gatoloai

Emeline Gatoloai

Reception

Kajol Mudaliar

Kajol Mudaliar

Reception

Management & Administration Team

Roshan Fernando

Roshan Fernando

Business Manager

Kishon Laban

Kishon Laban

Practice Administrator

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