Our Team

Karla Gunby

Karla Gunby

Executive Manager

(03) 366 2857 (ext. 8)
manager@ms-pd.org.nz

I have a strong background in community development and social enterprise, having worked as an adviser for nearly 7 years with the Christchurch City Council.  Before that I ran the Multicultural Services Centre in Wellington and disability organisations in London and Melbourne.

Lina Stroud

Fundraising and Marketing Manager

(03) 366 2857 (ext. 9)
fundraiser@ms-pd.org.nz

 

Kirsty Boggi

Kirsty Boggi

Office Administrator

(03) 366 2857 (ext. 6)
support@ms-pd.org.nz

I have a support services based background from the government sector in the United Kingdom where I worked for the past 20 years before returning home to New Zealand.

Elspeth McKeon

Elspeth McKeon

Registered Nurse

(03) 366 2857 (ext. 3)
nurse@ms-pd.org.nz

My nursing background has been varied with my most recent experience as a Practice Nurse in a GP office. Prior to this, I was a neuroscience RN case manager in a large academic institution in the USA. I am excited to be working in the field of neurosciences again as this is my true passion. 

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Lee Mackintosh

Exercise Instructor

(03) 366 2857 
exercise.class@ms-pd.org.nz

I am a REP’s registered personal trainer and endurance coach, with a deep interest and passion for human performance, health and wellbeing. I am constantly seeking to broaden my skills as a trainer. My aim is to develop autonomy in people and for them to be able to exercise safely and efficiently without a trainer.

Tara Martin

Tara Martin

Physiotherapist

(03) 366 2857 (ext. 1)
physio@ms-pd.org.nz

I have been working as a physiotherapist with people with neurological conditions in Christchurch for the last 12 years in the public and private sector.  Prior to that I lived in the UK and worked in large NHS teaching hospitals.  Before training as a physio I trained as an opera singer and still perform regularly in Christchurch.

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Amanda Richardson

Exercise Instructor

(03) 366 2857

I have been in the fitness industry now for over 9 years and am a Reps Registered Trainer.

Having had my own Personal Training business and running group boot camp sessions I have found my passion lies in working with Older adults.

I like to make exercising a fun and social experience.

Alongside these classes I also run Strength and Balance classes in Rangiora and love it!