Meet the Team

Lisa WhitemanResonance Podiatry Founder and Clinical Director

Dedicated to patient care, passionate lifelong learner, and driven to inspire excellence

For over 25 years Lisa has worked tirelessly at raising professional medical and public awareness of the importance and value of high quality Podiatry. Podiatry is a unique medical profession, one where the clinician spends more time, more often, with their patients, than any other health professional.

Lisa has a passion for knowledge and research that leads to better outcomes for patients. Her decades of patient clinical experience allows her to leverage her knowledge across the Resonance clinical team, as clinical director.

Lisa continues to be involved in independent research, education and lecturing, alongside her role as CEO for the Resonance Group.

More information on the Resonance Group is available here.

You can also read more about the work Resonance does here on our blog.

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Lisa is a proud member of Podiatry New Zealand, Sports Medicine New Zealand and the Footwear Biomechanics Group.

Wellington City

Resonance Capital Sports Podiatry and City Podiatry

Sports and rehabilitation podiatrist Katie Vodanovich, has a passion for sports medicine, injury management, gait analysis and paediatrics. She specialises in all clients from the participant in everyday life, to the elite athlete.

Katie operates leading edge dual camera 2D, as well as 3D walking and running assessment technology. With over ten years’ experience, and working within a collaborative environment, Katie can offer comprehensive treatment and management plans to her patients’.

Additionally, Katie is Wellington’s RPW Shockwave expert, helping to reset the body’s natural healing process for those chronic complaints such as heel pain (plantar fasciitis) and Achilles tendinopathy.

Katie is passionate about her work, and it keeps her on her toes along with her husband and two school and preschool aged children!


Katie Vodanovich consutation

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  Katie is a proud member of Podiatry New Zealand and Sports Medicine New Zealand


Wellington City

Resonance Capital Sports Podiatry and City Podiatry

Bronwyn’s main goal in her work is improving function and comfort of all her clients, whether this be through general nail and skin care, biomechanical assessment and management of foot and lower limb conditions, or footwear advice.

She has worked with the very young, to the older adult and feels comfortable with everything in between. Paediatric podiatry is a special interest to Bronwyn, as she knows how important early intervention and management of conditions can be, from growth plate injuries to ingrown toenails.

Bronwyn is passionate about having podiatry which is available and relevant for all – helping develop the Resonance Podicure for women who want comfortable and beautiful feet, and becoming an expert in utilising the keryflex nail restoration system for people who might be embarrassed about their toenails. She advocates for the benefits of people improving their knowledge of self-care, and confidence in their bodies and feet.

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Bronwyn is a proud member of Podiatry NZ.

Parisa ForouzandehPorirua – Mana

Resonance Mana and Gait Diagnostics

Parisa is passionate about all aspects of Podiatry whether it be for the young or for the ‘young at heart’.

Parisa is our Lead Clinician at Mana Podiatry and our Senior Podiatrist who operates our unique ‘gait lab’. Our system incorporates a biopostural pressurised force and video gait plate,  which enables her to gain valuable information about each client. She works alongside her patients and medical professionals at our multidisciplinary practice within the Mana Medical Centre, including physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons.

Having a special interest in movement and biomechanics , Parisa loves working with patients; whether it be for the injured, paediatrics, post surgical rehab, dysfunction or prevention. She is highly motivated to help you achieve your goals.

Parisa also provides comfort care relating to skin and nail problems often exhibited in the foot, and skillfully performs nail and verrucae surgeries.

She is passionate about finding the cause of any issue.

When Parisa is not busy helping her patients, she has a deep passion and appreciation for surfing and you’ll  find her at her local break at Lyall Bay or learning to develop her interest in movement and expression with Belly Dancing.

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Parisa is a proud member of Podiatry NZ.

Ashleigh SteinerWellington Region

Resonance Hutt City and Mana Gait Diagnostics

Ashleigh is passionate about all facets of podiatric care and providing comprehensive treatment for patients from all walks of life. Ashleigh specialises in podiatric biomechanics and function, and has a particularly keen affinity for sports medicine and rehabilitation within the Podiatry profession. She holds a particular interest in gait analysis, biopostural and functional assessment, treatment and ultimately, prevention.

Having been a competitive artistic gymnast for ten years, Ashleigh has a real passion and understanding of biomechanics, and how the body’s biomechanical structure can have a significant impact on our overall function and wellbeing.

Ashleigh works predominantly as our lead sports and rehabilitation podiatrist in Lower Hutt City, working collaboratively with both fellow medical professionals and her patients, to holistically manage any lower limb issue whether it be a sports injury, post-operative rehabilitation, a common paediatric condition, joint pain and dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, or the Diabetic foot. Additionally, Ashleigh utilises our leading edge 3D running gait analysis technology for best analysis and optimal management of our runners.

Ashleigh is also involved in our gait diagnostics clinic utilising our baropodometry gait analysis technology, assessing biopostural alignment, biomechanical function, and functional stability. She enjoys a collaborative approach working in partnership with her patients; whether elite athletes, weekend warriors, children, elderly, or those just wanting to get to the underlying cause of their musculoskeletal imbalances. Ashleigh is committed to getting you back on track with your goals.

Ashleigh talks about the gymnast and podiatrist as a team on our blog here.

Ashleigh Steiner working

Ashleigh Steiner performing

Ashleigh Steiner performing

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Ashleigh is a proud member of Sports Medicine New Zealand and Podiatry New Zealand

Raewyn PhippsWanaka

Resonance Aspiring Podiatry

Resonance Podiatrist Raewyn Phipps has years of clinical experience and a passion for musculoskeletal rehabilitation following surgery or injury. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Management from Otago University and is also a Level one Foot Manipulation Therapy practitioner (FMT). Raewyn values a multi-pronged approach to effective rehabilitation from injury or surgery for the whole population whether children, young athletes, the recreational or serious sports person, the non athlete or the aging population.

Raewyn has opened a clinic in central town, Wanaka and is providing all aspects of podiatric care.  She also has a range of podiatry friendly shoes including Revere, Vionic and Dr Comfort. Raewyn will occasionally take a little side line into netball shoes pre winter season. As well as podiatry, Raewyn is currently working part time for a NGO/charity So They Can. This role involves co-ordinating volunteers, helping at fundraisers and once a year taking an adventure trip to Kenya and and Tanzania where she can be found climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, running in the Masai Mara ½ marathon or cycling in the African Savannah.

To find out more information about So They Can, go to

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Anne Dallas - Resonance Footwork PodiatryFeilding

Resonance Footwork 

Anne has been a podiatrist since 1997. After graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) from C.I.T. in Wellington, Anne has gained experience working in many aspects of podiatry both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom.

Having suffered with knee problems for years as a child, Anne saw a podiatrist, received treatment and hasn’t looked back! This experience ignited an interest in the function of the human body with the impacts this can have on our health and  well-being.

Anne has extensive experience in general podiatry, treating common foot problems such as chronic foot and lower leg pain. Currently Anne works with people of all ages who require podiatric care, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some care and attention for their feet.

Anne has been involved in the progression of the podiatry profession through her time on the Executive Committee of Podiatry New Zealand and actively engages in continued professional development.
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Anne is a proud member of Podiatry New Zealand


Resonance Tasman Bay Podiatry

Chris is the Senior Podiatrist at Resonance Tasman Bay Podiatry:

Graduated from C I T in 1980 with a Diploma in Chiropody

Post Graduate Diploma Podiatric Surgery 1995

9 years Clinical Tutor (Part time) at C I T

Chris has been in Private Practice since the end of 1980 to present day, in Dunedin, Wellington and Nelson.

Chris has a special interest in running/running injuries.  Currently he is still running long distance/ultra marathon for the last 27 years.

Chris is a keen outdoors person and wine tippler.

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Resonance Merivale Podiatry

Sophie is a born and bred Cantabrian who has returned to the region after establishing and running a highly successful podiatry practice in regional Australia. Working in — and giving back to — tight-knit communities has always been something Sophie enjoys, and that’s what drew her to taking the helm at Merivale Podiatry in Christchurch.

At Merivale Podiatry, Sophie uses the latest techniques and best practice in a welcoming environment. She’s forever educating herself and upskilling in the latest podiatry skills to give her patients the best possible care.

With Resonance, Sophie is excited about being part of a collective of passionate podiatrists. She loves that the supportive and dynamic group environment helps her enhance podiatry practice in Canterbury.

For Sophie personally, there’s nothing more satisfying than using science and out-of-the-box thinking to give her patients outstanding outcomes, every single time.

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With her wealth of knowledge and a passion for Dance Podiatry, Biomechanics, and Podiatric Rheumatology, Georgina is the perfect addition to the Merivale Podiatry team.

When asked why she chose a career in podiatry, Georgina said she liked the idea of “specialising in such a complex area of the body.”

Georgina is an expert in Dance Podiatry. She has completed the Juon Pointe Shoe Fitting System – Bronze Standard and has a thorough understanding of how to work with dancers and their feet. One of the things we love most about Georgina is that she goes above and beyond. She frequently attends her dancers’ performances to see how they move and tailors her podiatric approach accordingly. She works closely with her patients along with their parents, trainers, and coaches.

Georgina has published original research on arthritis and dance podiatry, and she has presented on podiatric rheumatology and dance podiatry at national and international medical conferences.

Outside of podiatry, Georgina loves art. She has curated exhibitions for galleries in Auckland and Christchurch and written about art for The Press and The Star. Her fun, upbeat nature and positive attitude are an absolute delight and we are thrilled to have Georgina at Merivale Podiatry.


Resonance Step & Stride Podiatry

Caron was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. She studied Podiatry at The Witwatersrand Technikon and was in private practice in South Africa for a couple years, before setting off to ‘the other side of the world’. Since 1998 she has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. She completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine (Otago) in 2016, where her interest in Sports Podiatry was intensified. She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Philosophy and will be looking at children’s perceptions of injuries. Over the years Caron has developed a special interest in children’s health and foot problems, sports injuries and biomechanical issues and is excited about the opportunity of being part of Resonance Group, working with passionate Podiatrists, and contributing to the supportive environment that the group offers. Caron is an active member of Podiatry New Zealand, and has been a Board member since 2009. She is committed to the access and quality of Podiatry. She has membership of Sports Medicine New Zealand and Sports Medicine Australia.

In June 2021 she was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Podiatry.

In her spare time, she enjoys photography and, when possible, enjoys crossing ‘the ditch’ to visit family.

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Caron is a proud member of Podiatry New Zealand,  Sports Medicine New Zealand and Sports Medicine Australia.

Caro is Manager of First Impressions at Resonance Tasman Bay Podiatry and has been working with Chris in the Practice since 2000.

If Caro isn’t in the Office to greet you with a smile she will most probably be helping Chris with Techie things or scrubbing instruments etc.

Caro has a back ground in the Hospitality Industry and the Fitness Industry hence her interest in running, swimming and cycling etc.

In Caro’s spare time she can be found in her happy place, the kitchen, cooking up a gourmet dinner for friends and family, or sneaking a quick read on the sofa.

Tracey LewisFeilding

Resonance Footwork 

Tracey is the Clinical Assistant for Resonance Footwork Podiatry in Feilding.

Tracey moved to Feilding in 2012.  She has two daughters, Chloe and Sophie, and a lovable dog called Bella.

Tracey is passionate about providing a friendly and professional environment for all of Footwork’s clients, and particularly enjoys helping clients with their footwear requirements from the extensive range of shoes available through the clinic.

Dean Whiteman

Resonance Networks

Dean keeps Resonance’s systems up and running and is our  IT guru for all technical hardware and software advice and problem solving.

When he is not in front of a computer Dean can be found either on his bike, in the water or pounding the hills.

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Wendy RussellMynx Graphics and Design

Wendy is a freelance graphic designer and scientific editor with a background in the biological sciences. She knows how important it is to look after our health, from the ground up, in order to get the most out of life. She is very pleased to be working with Resonance to assist them with their marketing and communication. They’re a forward-thinking, innovative team who do great things to enhance the lives of their clients.

Business Management & Support

Sally is a forward looking and progressive manager, with more than 10 years’ experience in senior management roles.  She has provided strong leadership to multi-disciplined teams across the not for profit and private sectors.

Sally’s ability to analyse issues and create unique solutions designed to grow brand and develop business services, combined with her drive and focus to deliver a robust and future proof service will continue to see the service keep up with the changing environment, while ensuring we reach those in our communities.

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