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Health at the Hub

Dr Catherine Helms
Dr Catherine Helms
Medical Director / General Practitioner

Catherine brings over two decades of healthcare experience in a variety of settings, including 14 years as a General Practitioner. Locally trained (Dunedin and Christchurch) and with a passion for Women’s Health, Youth and Transgender Healthcare, Indigenous Healthcare, Mental Wellbeing, and Lifestyle Health, she is committed to enhancing services and fostering a sustainable work environment for the Phoenix team. Outside of her professional life, she finds energy in the great outdoors and loves being surrounded by trees and mountains, whether she’s camping, tramping, trail running, or mountain biking.

Dr Sara Gonzalez Rodriguez
Dr Sara Gonzalez Rodriguez
General Practitioner

Sara completed her medical studies in 2015 in Spain, since which time she has worked in Spain and completed her training as a Specialist in Family and Community Medicine in 2020. She enjoys providing continuous care for her patients as a basis for maintaining health. She moved with her husband to New Zealand in 2021 as they both enjoy the New Zealand lifestyle in contact with nature.

Dr Martin Gardner
Dr Martin Gardner
General Practitioner

Martin has been a GP for over 25 years and an urgent care doctor for more than 12 years. He has worked in Christchurch as a GP and has done many rural Canterbury GP locums but more recently, he has been working at the 24 Hour Surgery running the Acute Demand programme. He is married with two grown sons, two dogs, two cats, and six chickens. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, reading, tramping, mountain biking, and being in the great outdoors. He is looking forward to helping people achieve their best health outcomes at Phoenix Healthcare.

Dr Eli Leckey
Dr Eli Leckey
General Practitioner

Eli, a beloved doctor from a humble West Coast background, is a respected figure in the local medical community known for his exceptional care and his commitment to equitable patient outcomes. His journey to becoming a medical professional has made him a symbol of possibility and perseverance.

Gen
Gen Brebner
Nurse Practitioner

Gen has joined the Phoenix team after many years specialising in Urgent Care, initially as a registered nurse then as a Nurse Practitioner. She has also been a PRIME emergency clinician in North Canterbury for over 10 years and continues to work in this scope of practice on a regular basis. Gen’s other clinical passions are neonatal care, wound management and disability awareness. In her spare time Gen keeps busy with two teenagers and a loveable rescue dog called Holly.

Kerry
Kerry
Practice Nurse

Kerry, a dedicated and compassionate practice nurse, is an integral part of Phoenix Health Hub. With her extensive experience in the field, she has honed her skills in patient care, health education, and nursing procedures. Kerry’s approachable and empathetic nature makes her a favourite among patients.

Jaimee
Jaimee
Practice Nurse

With her radiant smile, Jaimee effortlessly puts every patient at ease the moment they meet her. This coupled with her undivided attention to each individual ensures that they feel truly heard and understood in her care. Her dedication to the profession is also evident in her commitment to keeping abreast with the latest trends and developments in nursing and healthcare.

Jo
Jo
Practice Nurse
Claire
Claire
Practice Nurse

Our Practice Nurse Claire is passionate about primary/preventative health in the community & enjoy building patient-therapeutic relationships across the lifespan. In her spare time she enjoys exploring walking trails, starting a new craft project or looking after her pet leopard gecko! She has been an integral part of the awesome team at Phoenix Health Hub, where she also supports the ear wax removal clinic.

Swapna
Swapna
Ear Health Technician
Anita
Anita
Health Coach
Elise
Elise
Health Improvement Practitioner
Catherine
Catherine
Clinic Receptionist & Admin Support

Catherine has worked as a Medical Receptionist for nearly 16 years. She is very happy to be part of the innovative and friendly team at Phoenix Health Hub, where she has been a valued member for a long time.

Hannah
Hannah
Clinic Receptionist & Admin Support

Hannah has extensive experience having worked in the UK as a medical receptionist for two years. She is thrilled to be in New Zealand and has been a committed member of the Phoenix Health Hub team for quite some time.

Health at Work

Karen
Karen
Occupational Health Nurse Manager

Karen emigrated to New Zealand from the UK in 2006, having been a Registered Nurse since leaving school many years ago. She began her occupational health career in 1999 and still enjoys this specialty, helping to ensure or improve the health of individuals in a variety of workplaces. As the Occupational Health Nurse Manager, she is responsible for the management and specialist clinical care and nursing practices in the unit. Outside of work, she enjoys golf, planning her next travel adventure, and catching up with her sons and grandson.

Rosa
Rosa
Occupational Health Nurse

Rosa has extensive experience and expertise in workplace health and safety. She excels in developing and implementing comprehensive occupational health programs tailored to diverse workplace environments.

Ruth
Ruth
Occupational Health Nurse

Ruth commenced Occupational Health Nursing around 2002, after working in a variety of health settings as a registered nurse. She attained a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from Massey University and has worked alongside a variety of firms from office to industrial company settings. She has a genuine interest in people and what they do for employment. Ruth’s pastime interests are tramping, jogging, gardening, reading and craft.

Leadership Team

Indy Saul
Indy Saul
CEO

With over 15 years of experience working in the health sector including time training as an osteopath my entrepreneurial flare has been central to the growth of Phoenix Healthcare Group. I enjoy spending time at the gym to stay in shape and visiting new places in New Zealand and around the globe. I love business and new ideas on how to improve people’s quality of life.

Claire Pennington
Claire Pennington
COO

Claire is an experienced and strategic operational leader with a distinguished career spanning various significant roles. Her extensive experience and leadership have honed her skills in managing complex operations and steering organisations towards excellence.

Neha Rathore
Neha Rathore
CFO

Neha moved to New Zealand shortly after finishing her Accounting master’s degree in the UK. She is passionate about collaborating with people and building lasting relationships. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for early childhood learning at the Central Library and supporting the elderly and disabled.

Sharon Barclay
Sharon Barclay
HR Business Partner

Hello there! I’m Sharon, a fervent believer in the untapped capabilities that reside within individuals, especially in the realm of human potential. As a HRBP, my purpose is to guide and inspire others to unlock their latent strengths and unleash human potential! I have clocked up 27 years’ experience across the human service sector in servant/leadership. Manaaki i te katoa engari whaiwhai whakangahau. (Care for the people while having fun!)

Chenoa Walker
Chenoa Walker
National Health Manager

Chenoa is a dedicated practice manager with over 20 years experience in health administration. She has a passion for quality health service delivery, especially in primary care.

Timoti Riwaka
Timoti Riwaka
Cultural Advisor

Oku Tupuna
Kua Wheturangitia
Ki tua o Te Arai Haere, Haere, moe mai
Ko te Tupuna
Ko Piripiri Te Maunga
Ko Waitohi te awa,
Ko Raukawa te moana
Ko Parehuka ko Te Niho o Te Atiawa te whare
E uri au o Parihaka nui tonu
Ko Arapaoa te whare Tipuna
Ko Waikawa te Marae
Ko Whakakotahi te whare kai
Ko Puketapu te Hapu
Ko Te Atiawa te Iwi

Ko te Tupuna
Ko Te Upoko o Tahumata Te Maunga
Ko Okana te awa
Ko Wai rewa te Roto
Ko Uruao te waka
Ko Mako te whare Tupuna
Ko Wairewa te Marae

Ko Ropuake te whare kai
Ko lrakehu, Ngati Mako te hapu
Ko Waitaha, Ngati Mamoe, Ngai Tahu te Iwi
Ko Timoti Riwaka toku ingoa.