Jelena Nasmith (She/Her)
Manager of People & Culture
Physiotherapist and Registered Hand Therapist
BHSc (Physiotherapy), MHSc (Rehab)
Jelena previously led the Westgate Clinic team but moved into a non-clinical role as Manager of People & Culture in 2022. She continues to lead our admin team while managing our people and culture across all sites. Jelena looks after our business HR, development, health and wellness. Jelena's background started out as a physiotherapist in musculoskeletal private practice and became a registered Hand Therapist in 2016. She has been working for Hands On since 2014. Jelena is a mum/taxi driver to three girls, loves the outdoors and especially enjoys mountain biking, travel and spending time with friends and family.
Lisa originally joined Hands On Rehabilitation in 2012. She now (very efficiently!) manages the accounts for all of Hands On and can also be seen at our Akoranga branch several days a week. Prior to joining our team, Lisa worked for many years in recruitment both in Auckland and further afield in London. Lisa lives in Browns Bay with her husband and three school-aged children. She enjoys all the North Shore has to offer, especially boating, running and keeping fit.
Having worked on the front desk at various Hands On clinics since 2014, Fiona took on the role of Administration Specialist in 2022 – focussing on our Accounts Receivable and Admin training. Prior to joining Hands On, she spent 15 years in the banking industry. In her time away from work, Fiona helps her husband in the running of their family’s Automotive business and enjoys time with friends and family (including her two spoilt fur babies)
Coming from several years of admin in a private physio practice, Penny joined Hands on Rehab at our Akoranga clinic in January 2022 as fulltime administrator.
A North shore girl born & raised, she enjoys spending family time with her four amazing boys - all grown up.
In her time away from work she loves the outdoors - Horses are a passion, as well as kayaking, fishing & great walks.
Kellie joined the team at our Albany clinic as Full Time Administrator in July 2022. Previously working as a dental assistant/receptionist. A true kiwi, Kellie enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls by finding new adventures to explore within our beautiful Auckland/ Tamaki Makaurau. She also has a passion for Formula 1 so will often be found snuggled up on the couch watching the race (sometimes even at 3am) with her two ragdolls
Having previously worked for 10 years as reception/ administrator for a Motel complex, Tracy made the move into the Health care sector in 2019 prior to joining the team at our Albany Clinic in August 2022.
Away from work she enjoys keeping fit & spending time with family & friends.
Drury & Papakura Clinics
Michelle works at our Drury clinic, providing reception and admin support. She joined the team in 2019. Michelle lives locally in Bombay, and has two adult/teenage children. She enjoys entertaining with family and friends, boating and snow skiing.
Drury & Papakura Clinics
With 10 years of Medical Reception up her sleeve, Tracey joined our Drury clinic in January 2022 as part time administrator. Born in the East End of London, she calls herself a proper cockney lady. As well as her two adult daughters, Tracey is Mum to her Frenchie (Coco) & Labrador (Wiz). Her family breeds French Bull dogs, and have 7 between them! Tracey enjoys a good Vino and getting out and about with her car club friends and on the water.
Hemara Chong Nee (She/Her)
Hemara joined the Hands On Rehabilitation team at the end of May 2021 as a full-time administrator and receptionist at our Manukau clinic. She was born and raised in Samoa, and then moved here to Aotearoa in 2009. She enjoys quality time with her husband, two young boys, families and friends. Prior to this, Hemara was working part-time as a clinic receptionist and administrator at a physiotherapy clinic for 2 and a half years and is now expanding her career in a full-time role
Red Beach Clinic
Angie works at our Red Beach clinic, and joined Hands On in 2016. Always on the go, Angie also instructs Les Mills RPM and Sprint , inspiring others on their fitness journey. She lives in Orewa with her husband. In their spare time they love to tramp the great outdoors of New Zealand.
Westgate & Albany Clinics
Dana has been with us since 2017. She lives locally with her husband and daughter. As well as providing us with much needed admin support, she runs her own delicious gluten-free baking business (which makes her a very popular staff member indeed)!
Kendall joined the Hands On team in Westgate in April 2022, having previously worked in the trucking and transport industry. A born and raised Westie, Kendall enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, and the occasional car show.
Greer joined the Hands On team in Whangarei in March 2023 as fulltime administrator. Born and raised in Northland, she is a natural outdoorsy person. Outside of work she can be found keeping fit and active, boating, socialising with family and friends – the majority of the time by the ocean. She also manages to run a small beauty salon from home.
Having played hockey most of his life, Adam was drawn to study physiotherapy following his own experiences with sport injuries.
Currently studying at AUT, Adam joined the Hands On team as part time administrator in August 2022.
Adam enjoys snowboarding – and actually pretty much any sport as he’s very competitive and likes to keep fit.
Also a little side note, he loves cats.
Born and raised on the Hibiscus Coast, Amber is currently in her third year of studying physiotherapy at AUT. Having played netball since a very young age, she now plays premier netball. From all her sporting injuries, she found it natural to want to become a physiotherapist and is loving her study!.
Outside of work Amber loves to keep fit & active, as well as spending time with family & friends
Kate joined the Hands On team as part time administration and reception at our Akoranga Clinic in 2020. Kiwi born, Kate has spent most of her life in Nashville, Tennessee and recently returned to New Zealand in 2019 to study Physiotherapy. Kate has previously been a competitive dancer, and enjoys time at the gym.
Sophie joined the team in May 2023 as a full-time administrator at our Westgate clinic. Previously working as a medical receptionist and a beauty therapist. Outside of work she can be found hanging out with her partner, family or cooking up a storm in the kitchen!