Meet the Team

Dr. Lucille Wilkinson

MBChB, FRACP, Cert Obs Med, MHlthLd(Hons), PGDipOccMed (Dist)

Lucille is an Internal Medicine Specialist at Northland District Health Board. As well as a number of other medical qualifications she has a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine from Otago University. She has over 30 years’ experience in medical practise in New Zealand. Her particular interests are wellbeing for workers in all industries, especially the health sector, and reducing inequities in health outcomes for the people of Te Tai Tokerau. She enjoys ocean swimming – all year round!!

Amarlee Jagoe

Senior Nurse & Clinic Manager NZ Registered Comprehensive Nurse
BHlthSc (Nurs), MHlthSc (Nurs), Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing, Canadian Certified Occupational Health Nurse, HASANZ certified. Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō Cert.

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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 Māori in Northland.   Amarlee has a wealth of expertise in all aspects of Occupational Health and systems and as such ends up juggling so many tasks at once it is lucky there is 30+ hours in a day!   In her spare time she is learning Te Reo and Te Ao Māori.

Bernard Peck

Director, Quantitative Fit Tester

Bern grieew up in the far north and Whangarei but left to go to university and to pursue his career. Bernard has worked in a number of industries and large corporates in NZ and around the world. He likes systems and processes (he’s an accountant) and admittedly doesn’t try and get too involved in the day to day functioning of the practice other than ensuring the tools and systems are there to support clinical staff, our customers, and the performance of our services. He’s also OK at hanging pictures.


Occupational Health Nurse
RGON, NZQA Drug Testing Certificate, Independent Vaccinator.

After graduating from Whangarei Base Hospital in 1981 she went District Nursing until she started a family. As her family grew she returned to work in the Residential Care setting , followed by the last 16 years as a Practice Nurse here in town.  She has been an enthusiastic promoter of preventative healthcare and encouraging health lifestyles within our community.  Alison brings a pragmatic and sincere approach in her work – and advice is always topped up with a good dose of relevant humour!

Liz : Far North / Kaitaia Nurse

Registered Nurse Far North / Kaitaia
NZ Comprehensive Registered Nurse, NZQA Drug Testing Certificate.

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Liz comes to us with over 25 years of nursing experience, including a wide range of areas such as acute care, elderly health, dementia, district health nursing, TBI and SCI healthcare and previous experience in occupational health. Liz moved North from Wellington in 2014 for the lifestyle. Since the move she has gained more experience in leadership with mental health services and as a service manager for private home care.

Now being settled on a farm in the Far North with her family, she is able to enjoy engaging with whai ora in her first passion as a hands-on nurse and being able to provide health assessments and education to individuals. She is passionate about providing support to all who need it and works very hard to achieve the best outcomes.

Leeza Berghan

Registered Nurse
Bachelor of Nursing, NZQA Drug Testing Certificate, Independent Vaccinator.

Leeza comes to us as a new graduate nurse and with lots of enthusiasm for the role. In another life, she ran a successful business prior to deciding to follow her nursing dream.

Christian MacDonald

Occupational Health Nurse

Christain has a wealth of nursing experience in almost all areas of medicine, including acute, surgical, general medical, oncology, mental health, as well as community roles. Christain has a balanced and empathetic approach to her work with influences coming from her early years working for the Department of Conservation. She loves the land (and her chooks) so will always have something in common with rural Northlanders.


Occupational Health Nurse
RGON, BHlthSc (Nursing), Independent Vaccinator, NZQA Drug Testing Certificate.

David trained at Tauranga Hospital in 1975.  He started his post-graduate work at the Auckland Hospital Head Injury Unit and then at Dargaville Hospital.  David later 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 with the intention of winding down his busy life, but luckily for StaffCare David brought his wealth of experience and was able to fit right in to occupational health.  He 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.


Occupational Health Nurse
Bachelor of Nursing, NZQA Drug Testing Certificate, Independent Vaccinator.

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Occupational Health Nurse
Bachelor of Nursing, MSc of Disaster and Relief Healthcare, NZQA Drug Testing Certificate, Independent Vaccinator

Debra is originally from Norway. She is an experienced practice nurse and brings with her lots of overseas experience.


Customer Liaison & Logistics
NZQA Drug Testing Certificate

Cleo graduated from Whangarei Girls High School in 2018 before attending the University of Auckland to study a Biomedical sciences degree at Auckland University, majoring in Neuroscience. Most recently she has almost completed her studies in Paramedicine so her academic input to certain work scenarios is quite valuable. Cleo loves music and is a proficient harpist having completed all Trinity exams available (+Grade 8) - which qualifies her to be able to teach.


Office Assistant
NZQA Drug Testing Certificate.

Fiona moved from Ireland to NZ with her family in 2011.  Having worked as a senior administrator for many years, she began working here in NZ as soon as her children were settled in school.  Fiona worked in Whangarei hospital in administration/reception prior to working here.  She is a qualified massage therapist with a passion for working within the health industry and thrives on helping others!


Office Assistant
NZQA Drug Testing Certificate

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Shylah has recently joined the StaffCare team and brings with her a variety of work experiences. Shylah loves spending time with friends and family. She is also a big supporter of her younger brothers playing Rugby League. Shylah is excited to be a part of our team and to learn some new skills.