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Susan Ball RN MN

Susan Ball RN MN

General Manager

Susan is an experienced nurse, emergency practitioner and educator. Over the 30 + years she has been registered, she has worked in three different countries and has herself been an internationally qualified nurse twice, in New Zealand and America.  Her experiences, both professional and personal have given her unique insight into the world of registered nurse competence assessment. It was this blend of clinical, academic and workforce knowledge that led to Susan being asked to take on the development and day to day running of Lonsdale’s program in May 2011. She has since been the driving force of its success, and with trusted colleagues, has built Lonsdale Education Limited (LEC) into one of the premium competence assessment programs in New Zealand.  

Kim McLellan RN BN PG-Cert

Kim McLellan RN BN PG-Cert

Lead Tutor

Kim is an experienced nurse in a variety of areas. As the lead tutor her role includes candidate assessment, placement co-ordination and programme development both in house and virtually. Kim also holds a role in governance and works collaboratively in the development of the business. Kim completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2006, Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing in 2016 and Adult teaching Qualification in 2019.

Jo Finlayson BBS

Jo Finlayson BBS

Special Projects Manager

Jo's background is in healthcare management, including Aged Residential Care businesses. Having worked for one of New Zealand's largest providers of Aged Residential Care, Jo has a solid knowledge base of that industry and the processes required to coordinate and organise business processes. Jo assists LEC with the development, improvement and management of various business processes and activities.e.

Tania Holmes RN BN PG dip

Tania Holmes RN, BN, MNSc

Tutor

Tania received her Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 2003, Adult Teaching Certificate in 2014, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science in 2020 and Masters of Nursing Science in 2022.She has worked in a variety clinical settings with her predominant experience being in Primary Health Care and Emergency Medicine. Tania is a passionate advocate for ongoing life long learning and enjoys passing on her considerable nursing experience.

Ned Tubac RN, BN, PG dip,

Ned Tubac RN, BN, PG dip,

Tutor

Alana Evans and Shiho Tamura

Alana Evans and Shiho Tamura

Administration Team

Alana has worked for Lonsdale for a number of years and in a number of roles. She enjoys being the first point of contact for applicants and the business and is very much a people person. Her role covers a number of areas relating to administration, accounts, keeping the working environment humming along and supporting the whole faculty.  

Shiho too, has worked for Lonsdale in a number of roles. She is specialized in data management and supports the administrative needs of the business. She has worked as a coordinator for the pre-departure training of Filipino nurses and caregivers under the Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement, and as such is personally and professionally experienced in some of the changes people make when they move country.  

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