Meet the Team

Meet the Resonance Podiatry team


Resonance Capital Podiatry Centre

Katie Vodanovich

Katie Vodanovich

Director / Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Podiatrist

Bronwyn Ratapu (Easterbrook-Smith)

Bronwyn Ratapu (Easterbrook-Smith)

Skin and Nail Specialist Podiatrist


Porirua – Mana

Resonance Mana

Parisa Forouzandeh

Director / Podiatrist

Chantelle Crossland

Chantelle Crossland


Hutt City

Resonance Hutt City

Ashleigh Steiner

 Director/ Podiatrist

Lauchlin Clark



Resonance Footwork Feilding

Anne Dallas

Director / Podiatrist

Tracey Lewis

Podiatry Clinical Assistant

Debi Potten

Foot therapist


Resonance Step & Stride Podiatry Remuera

Caron Orelowitz

Caron Orelowitz, MNZM

MNZM Director / Podiatrist


Support Crew

Wellington City

Resonance Capital Podiatry Centre

Katie is an experienced sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation podiatrist that strives to improve the health outcomes of her patients and deliver a unique and professional approach to patient-centered, personalised care. She has expertise in a wide range of clients, from the participant in everyday life to the elite athlete.

Katie operates leading edge dual camera 2D technology and is equipped to provide 3D walking and running assessments. With 15 years’ experience and working in a collaborative environment, Katie offers 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 aged children! When she gets a moment to herself, she likes working out, getting stuck into a good book and loves some retail therapy.

Katie Vodanovich consutation

Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc
Podiatry NZ


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


Bronwyn Ratapu (Easterbrook-Smith)Wellington City

Resonance Capital Podiatry Centre

Bronwyn has been working as a podiatrist in private clinics for over 8 years and continues to grow her knowledge and technique with each additional year. She has worked with the very young, to the older adult and feels comfortable with everything in between.

Bronwyn is passionate about having podiatry which is available and relevant for all – helping develop the Resonance Podicure for those 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 damaged toenails. She advocates for the benefits of people improving their knowledge of self-care, and confidence in their bodies and feet.

Her 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.

When she is not at work Bronwyn enjoys getting outdoors, be it diving, bushwalking, or simply getting out in the garden; or baking for community organizations.


Podiatry NZ

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.

Podiatry NZ

Parisa is a proud member of Podiatry NZ.

Chantelle Crossland Wellington City

Resonance Capital Podiatry Centre

Chantelle is a British Podiatrist, with her prior experience in a musculoskeletal focused clinic in Singapore for the past 4 years. Apart from treating adults for conditions such as chronic heel pain and Achilles tendon injuries with her uniquely gentle approach, Chantelle also connects very well with young children, treating a wide variety of paediatric cases. Patients who come to her for advice often comment that she is very warm-hearted and patient, whilst being very detailed in her clinical explanations of lower limb conditions.

Chantelle’s interest in podiatry grew as she discovered it is often the preferred conservative method for treating sports-related injuries. This interest has continued to shape her clinical practice today, by utilising treatments such as shockwave therapy to aid in her patient’s recovery and function.

Whether dealing with chronic pain concerns or soft tissue injuries like ingrown toenails and warts, Chantelle’s view of attention to patient-centred care and well-thought-out treatment plans, allows her patients’ to achieve optimal long term outcomes.

Outside of work, Chantelle is keen on exploring and learning about other cultures around the world with a love for interacting with new people and gaining life experiences. She also is often transported to new places with her passion for reading.


Podiatry NZ

Chantelle 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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Podiatry NZ    

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

Lauchlin ClarkWellington Region

Resonance Hutt City 

From an early age Lauchlin has always had a passion for the health sciences and has had a keen interest in helping others. Throughout the first few years of his adulthood, Lauchlin discovered that Podiatry would be an excellent and crucial career in helping people from all walks of life. With an aging population and increasing foot complications throughout the New Zealand population Lauchlin felt Podiatry would be a rewarding and purposeful Health profession to pursue. Lauchlin loves being given the chance to help the local community and is incredibly grateful to be in a position where he can significantly change people’s quality of life for the better.  

Lauchlin loves all areas of Podiatry, from sports podiatry to the surgical aspect. He is currently focusing on treating patients who need general care which involves treating patients with callus, plantar warts, ingrown toenails, amongst other foot conditions. Having the ability to offer people instant relief from pain caused by conditions such as ingrown toenails or corns is personally one of the most satisfying aspects of the occupation. Becoming a podiatrist was the best decision Lauchlin made regarding his passion for helping people and he especially loves the diversity in the patients we treat, from athletes to aging individuals.  

As someone who plays hockey, gyms frequently and loves to be active, Lauchlin believes it is vital that people understand the significance of foot-health awareness as it is a part of our body that can sometimes be overlooked or neglected even though they are the part of us that connects us to the earth. Many foot complications that we witness are preventable and with the right education, significant improvements to lower limb health can be achieved with a little self-care and knowledge. This is a crucial part of podiatry, as prevention is much more desired than treatment alone and is key to a healthier and happier New Zealand.

Lauchlin is a proud member of Podiatry New Zealand

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

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.


Resonance Footwork 

Debi comes to Footwork Podiatry with over 40 years of nursing and beauty therapy experience. Debi provides skin and nail care appointments for those who do not need to see a podiatrist for every appointment.

Debi is not a podiatrist and will not use scalpels as part of the care she provides.

Debi’s experience will see her offering appointments to trim, shape and file nails, as well as sanding, to reduce any areas of hard rough skin. All this will be done within the same clinical setting and procedures including sterile instruments, you have come to expect from the high level of care you receive at Footwork Podiatry. If Debi feels your feet require Podiatry level care, she will advise you of this.

Caron OrelowitzAuckland

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.

Podiatry NZ

Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc

Sports Podiatry NZ

Sports Medicine Australia

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

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.

Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc

Podiatry NZ


Footwear Biomechanics group


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

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.


Jae maintains the Resonance Podiatry web site, keeping it up to date and running smoothly.

Jae is a problem solver and technical explorer. Over 30 years experience in the Tech/IT industry has set Jae up well for building web sites and assisting with technical challenges.

A rural lifestyle keeps life busy when not in front of a computer.