StaffCare employs a large team of highly trained and fully qualified medical professionals, and we  pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly and efficiently to workplace health and safety needs.


Mary Cook
Diploma Business Studies, Diploma Rehabilitation Studies







Dr Bruce Gollop
BE (Hons) Chemical Engineering, M.B. Ch.B Medicine, FAFOM (RACP) Occupational Medicine and FRACMA Medical Administration







Amarlee Jagoe
Senior Nurse Manager
NZ registered comprehensive nurse, BHlthSc (Nurs), MHlthSc (Nurs), Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing, Canadian Certified Occupational Health Nurse

Amarlee graduated from Northland Polytechnic, Whangarei in 1989 and left NZ shortly after to work in Australia and the UK before moving to Canada to marry her husband Mike and to raise their 2 children. She started working as an Occupational Health Nurse in Canada in 1997 and worked in a  variety of Occupational Health Settings, including automotive manufacturing, a crown corporation and the insurance industry.
Amarlee joined StaffCare in November 2014 as our Senior Nurse Manager. She is passionate about health promotion-particularly smoking cessation and improving the health of Maori in Northland. In her spare time she enjoys baking, crafts, spending time with family and friends and travel.



Lynelle Thomas
Administration Manager
NZIM Diploma in Management (NZIMDipMgt)

Since joining the StaffCare team in February 2012, Lynelle has acquired a vast knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety, she has gained her NZIM Diploma in Management and has established great working relationships with our clients.
As our Administration Manager, Lynelle is responsible for over-seeing all administration functions, she co-ordinates the daily running of our admin and nursing team and if you have ever wondered who the whiz is behind your vibrant company reports, that’s her. She also provides Occupational Health and Safety services to our clients such has drug and alcohol screening and injury rehabilitation / management.
Lynelle has an approachable, bubbly personality and is willing to help new and existing clients whether it’s in person or over the phone.


Steve Townsend
Occupational Health Nurse
BHlthSc (Nursing)

In June 2011 Steve completed the 3 year Bachelor of Nursing Degree at Northland Polytechnic. He has  been working at StaffCare as a occupational health nurse since graduating.Steve holds a post graduate certificate in occupational health from Otago University.
Steve’s current work takes him all over Northland, delivering a wide range of occupational health services and programmes ranging from annual health monitoring, vaccinations, drug testing, pre-employment assessments, blood sampling for viral immunity, health surveillance for occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals, to health promotion assessments and education.
Away from work on the weekends he enjoys an outdoor lifestyle,  particularly boating, fishing, DIY building/landscaping, and spending time with family.


Maree Thomsen
Occupational Health Nurse
BHlthSc (Nursing)

Maree has been on the team at StaffCare since 2014 and prior to working with us has had several years of experience in different nursing disciplines around Whangarei. She is committed to assisting people to achieve healthy outcomes through her role as an Occupational Health Nurse at StaffCare. Maree enjoys walking, going to the beach  and hanging out with her beautiful family and friends.





David Smith
Occupational Health Nurse
RGON, BHlthSc (Nursing)

David trained at Tauranga Hospital in 1975, he did some post-graduate work at the Auckland Hospital Head Injury Unit and at Dargaville Hospital. This was his only kiwi nursing experience. David has spent most of his working life in South Australia at Port Augusta Hospital working in casualty, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Prison Medical Services and as a casual in Occupational Health. David upgraded his nursing training to a Bachelor of Health Science(Nursing) and a Graduate Diploma in Health Counselling during his time in Australia. His working life started in Australia as a curious visitor to the local hospital where he was offered immediate employment. In 2013, David returned to NZ to think about retirement or at least semi-retirement, luckily for StaffCare David was able to fit right in and mostly works onsite for one of our customers.
David enjoys fishing (Kontiki), has a keen interest in aviation (first learnt to fly at the Tauranga aeroclub), travelling (Australia, Asia, South Pacific and USA), photography and gardening.


Darryl Francis
Occupational Health Nurse (Mid-North)
NZ registered General and Obstetric Nurse, Cert in RN competence (Level 7), and a PG Diploma in Health Sciences

Darryl graduated in 1981 at Wairau Hospital Blenheim.  She then travelled overseas and worked in the United Kingdom before returning to New Zealand to do Hospice, then Burns and Plastics nursing.  She married and had two children.  Moving to the north, Darryl worked in administration then as a Practice Nurse for 10 years.  Wanting a change, she joined StaffCare in 2015.
Darryl is committed to the client’s wellness which involves health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and health promotion.
When not working, Darryl enjoys hiking, swimming, aqua aerobics, gardening, and volunteering.



Hefina Malone
Occupational Health Nurse (Far North)
NZ Registered Nurse, Post-graduate Diploma Health Sciences, NZ Enrolled Nurse







Nikki Diamond
Occupational Health Nurse
BHlthSc (Nursing)

Nikki graduated from Northland Polytechnic in 1992 and started working at the Whangarei Base Hospital in the Children’s ward then moving into Short Stay Surgical.
While her first two children were small she worked at the Polytechnic as a tutorial assistant in the Nursing Department for a short time and then in the after hours clinic at Primecare Medical Centre. When the twins (youngest two children) came along she moved on to become a Hospice Nurse at North Haven Hospice.
Nikki joined StaffCare in 2008 as an occupational health nurse and she enjoys the variety her position provides. She is passionate about health promotion and her client’s well-being!
Outside of work Nikki enjoys spending time with her lovely husband and 4 children and extended family, going to the beach, walking, baking, decorating and catching up with special friends.


Brittany Wells
Occupational Health Nurse
BHlthSc (Nursing)

Brittany is a Northtec graduate from the Bachelor of Nursing program.  As a registered nurse, she has worked primarily in aged care and primary health.  She has made the recent transition into occupational health as a nurse trainee.
Brittany is passionate about health promotion and vaccinations.  She is currently working towards a post graduate certificate in Health Sciences.
Brittany enjoys Olympic weightlifting, fitness programs, and outdoor pursuits.  She is also engaged to be married in 2017 to her partner of 9 years.



Ella Hepi
Administrative Assistant
NZQA Drug Testing Certificate

Ella graduated from Whangarei Girl’s High School in 2015, then begun her travels around New Zealand. Winter 2016, Ella travelled each coast of our beautiful country for 3 months. When she returned she began working as a youth disability worker, caring for her cousin with PKS (Pallister – Killian Syndrome). A rare condition affecting only 3 people in NZ, her cousin, being the first. Early 2017 Ella took the opportunity to work at StaffCare as the office administration assistant. She has enjoyed expanding her knowledge about Occupational Health and loves how the job allows her to meet all kinds of people. She is excited to keep learning and pursue future opportunities that arise.




We have found that over time we have built a strong partnership with our customers, learning their business, values and culture. This partnership is built on trust and we know through client feedback that we have improved the performance of those businesses by reducing work place injuries and reducing time off work for employees. Our team is committed to providing unique, comprehensive health and safety services to companies throughout Northland, and our friendly, on-call team are always more than happy to provide assistance wherever it may be required.


Call us today to experience the peace of mind only StaffCare can offer!