Our Team

Jo Finlayson

Jo Finlayson

General Manager Lonsdale Group

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.

Bridgette Mackie RN DipN

Bridgette Mackie RN DipN

Operations Manager

Bridgette is a Senior Tutor with a wealth of experience as a Registered Nurse since 1995. Having served in various roles, including Senior Nurse and Nurse Educator at a Private Surgical Hospital in Whanganui, Bridgette brings an extensive background to her role at LEC. Since 2018, she has been an invaluable part of the LEC team starting as a contract tutor, and in 2023, she joined us full-time Senior Tutor, continuing to share her extensive knowledge and passion for nursing education to our overseas nurses and NZ healthcare professionals.

Melanie Eady RN

Melanie Eady RN

Clinical Quality Manager

Melanie completed her Comprehensive Nurse training in 1988. With a diverse background, Melanie has seamlessly transitioned through roles ranging from Hospital Surgical Nursing to Aged Care. Her expertise extends to Nurse Educator roles for IMAC, where she contributed to mass vaccination events in Auckland during the COVID-19 pandemic for Auckland DHB. Adding to her dynamic career, Melanie dedicates her winter months to the Cadrona and Treble Cone ski fields, serving as a Triage and ED nurse. In her part-time role at LEC, Melanie is a Senior Tutor, providing support to CAP candidates during their placements and contributing to LEC's content development. Her wealth of experience and commitment to nursing education makes Melanie an invaluable asset to both LEC and the broader healthcare community.

Alana Evans

Alana Evans

Senior Accounts Administrator

Alana is dedicated professional with a longstanding history at Lonsdale. Over the years, she has seamlessly transitioned through various roles, showcasing her versatility. Currently serving as the Senior Accounts Administrator for LEC, Alana is not only adept at managing financial matters but is also a people person at heart. In her multifaceted role, Alana contributes significantly to the administration and accounts domains, ensuring the smooth functioning of the working environment. Beyond her specific responsibilities, she plays a pivotal role in fostering a supportive atmosphere for the entire faculty. Alana's commitment and personable approach make her an integral part of the LEC team, contributing to the overall success and cohesion of the organization.

Shiho Tamura

Shiho Tamura

Senior Administrator

Shiho has worked for Lonsdale for a number of years, having served in various capacities. Shiho specialises in data management, and is a key asset in supporting the administrative needs of the business. She brings a unique perspective, having previously coordinated pre-departure training for Filipino nurses and caregivers under the Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement. In her current role as Senior Administrator for LEC, Shiho's expertise spans across documents, database management, CRM implementation, website management, IT, and more. She is instrumental in supporting the entire administration team, contributing to onboarding processes, and imparting essential knowledge to fellow team members. With her personal and professional experience in international transitions, Shiho adds a valuable dimension to Lonsdale, ensuring efficiency and success in various operational aspects.

Emma Cudby RN, BN, MN

Emma Cudby RN, BN, MN

OSCE Coordinator/Senior Tutor

Emma Cudby, completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2014 and furthered her expertise with a Masters of Nursing in 2022. Emma has a wealth of knowledge in both the aged care industry and primary healthcare, serving as a Nurse Prescriber and currently progressing towards her Nurse Practitioner status. At LEC, Emma plays a crucial role as our OSCE Coordinator, leveraging her excellent clinical skills and deep understanding of best practices. Her commitment to ongoing professional development and her diverse experience make Emma a valuable asset, ensuring the highest standards in clinical education and practice at LEC.

Tania Holmes RN, BN, MNSc

Senior 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,

Senior Tutor

Ned completed his Bachelor of Nursing in 2009 and moved to New Zealand in 2016. He has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science. His nursing experience has been in multiple areas, including working as Clinical Manager for a number of years and Primary Care Nursing in acute/emergency care. Ned is compassionate and enjoys sharing his knowledge. He works to a very high standard and provides top quality nursing care.  

Sarah Gollogly RN, BSc

Sarah Gollogly RN, BSc

Tutor

Meet Sarah, a seasoned healthcare professional with over 20 years of experience, having completed her Degree in Health Science (Nursing) in 2002. Sarah's extensive career spans various roles in public, private, and community healthcare settings. Her expertise shines in acute clinical assessment and triage. Currently, Sarah works as a part-time tutor at LEC, bringing her wealth of practical knowledge to our Internationally Qualified Nurses. Simultaneously, she works as a primary healthcare nurse for a local GP clinic in Auckland. Sarah's diverse skills and years of experience make her an invaluable member to the LEC tutor team.

Klarissa Dacyon, RN, BN

Klarissa Dacyon, RN, BN

Tutor

Klarissa has been a Registered Nurse since 2009, she completed her nursing degree in the Philippines. With a background as an Emergency Department Nurse for six years, Klarissa embarked on a transformative journey to New Zealand to become an NZRN. Successfully completing her CAP program at LEC in 2015, she transitioned into senior roles within the aged care industry as an NZRN. In 2023, Klarissa joined LEC as a full-time tutor, bringing her wealth of experience and knowledge.. Her unique journey from the Philippines to New Zealand, as well as her extensive hands-on experience, has helped her role as a tutor, offering valuable insights and guidance to our internationally qualified nurses.

Meredith Nahkies RN, BN, MN

Meredith Nahkies RN, BN, MN

Tutor

Having earned her Bachelor of Nursing in 2005, Meredith has continuously pursued excellence, obtaining a postgraduate certificate in Neonates, a postgraduate diploma with distinction, and her Masters in Nursing in 2022. As a specialist NICU nurse, Meredith's expertise spans across New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. Currently serving as a Charge Nurse Part time at Starship Children's NICU in Auckland, Meredith brings a wealth of practical knowledge and skills to her role at LEC. Her firsthand experience as an overseas nurse working in various countries uniquely positions her to understand and support others undergoing a similar journey. As a tutor, Meredith is known for her fantastic and supportive approach, making her an invaluable asset to the LEC team.

Lauren Kendrick RN, BN, MN

Lauren Kendrick RN, BN, MN

Tutor

Lauren, is a dedicated healthcare professional from Australia, earning her Bachelor of Nursing in 2006 and Masters in Nursing in 2019. As a Specialist RN in NICU, she brings extensive knowledge to her roles as a Lecturer at AUT, Nurse Educator at Starship Auckland Hospital, and part-time tutor for LEC. Lauren's commitment to shaping the next generation of healthcare professionals and advancing nursing practices makes her an invaluable asset, reflecting her dedication to excellence in neonatal care. Notably, Lauren's contributions extend beyond her roles; she has co-authored a children's book and presented at various global healthcare conferences, highlighting her commitment to education and innovation in the field.

Annette Davis

Annette Davis

Administrator

Emma Seconi

Emma Seconi

Clinical Placement Co-ordinator

Kaylah Wood

Kaylah Wood

Administrator

Andrew Beauchamp

Andrew Beauchamp

Driver, maintenance and support personal