Northland's Ultrasound Specialists
Phone: 09 974 8844
21/50 Kioreroa Road, Port Whangarei, WHANGAREI 0110

ABOUT THE ECHONORTH TEAM

Team Echo North Ultrasound Specialists

We’re your local ultrasound specialists.

EchoNorth was conceived with a view to offering referrers and the wider community expanded options when seeking quality diagnostic ultrasound imaging services. With the focus shifting to primary care within the community, ultrasound has always played a large part in primary care, and the demand for these services is increasing. We offer a high quality diagnostic ultrasound service in a relaxed but professional, friendly, empathic atmosphere.

We offer competitive fees for our general and specialized vascular ultrasound services. We are affiliated providers for Southern Cross Healthcare for all of our general and vascular services.

ANGELA  – DIRECTOR/SONOGRAPHER

angela@echonorth.co.nz

Angela and her husband Chris are the directors of EchoNorth, and they have two adult daughters. Angela is a DMU trained sonographer with both general and vascular qualifications, and is also an accredited DMU examiner for both specialties.

With 30 years experience, in both the private and public health sectors, Angela is a well known and respected member of the medical community of Northland.

LISA  – SONOGRAPHER

lisa@echonorth.co.nz

Lisa emigrated from the UK in 2007 with her partner and their two daughters, bringing with her over 25 years experience in a wide range of ultrasound examinations. Lisa has a special interest in obstetrics and musculoskeletal imaging.

EMMA  – SONOGRAPHER

emma@echonorth.co.nz

Emma is a born and bred Northlander who was a radiographer for 17 years and qualified in ultrasound in 2015. Emma lives with her husband, two teenage kids and a grumpy cat called Charlie.

JANE  – SONOGRAPHER

sonographer@echonorth.co.nz

Jane has joined us after taking a well earned rest from sonography following the birth of her little boy. Jane has over 10 years of previous experience working in both hospital and private ultrasound clinics. (As of 1st June 2023, Jane is on maternity leave)

DANI  – SONOGRAPHER

sonographer@echonorth.co.nz

Dani has 10 years experience working in medical imaging and has recently graduated in Ultrasound with merit through Auckland University, she has joined EchoNorth after becoming qualified in November 2021.. Dani brings fresh enthusiasm and is a wonderful addition to our experienced team. Dani is an avid squash player.

SARAH  – PRACTICE MANAGER

saraht@echonorth.co.nz

Sarah joined us in January 2022. Sarah has a range of experience in the medical administration field and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. Sarah is a keen runner and becomes another member of the EchoNorth team originally from the UK.

ALLY  – OPERATIONS OFFICER AND PACS ADMINISTRATOR 

operations@echonorth.co.nz 

Ally joined the EchoNorth team in February 2019 as the youngest member of our team. Ally joins us with previous training in the travel and tourism industry and a passion for customer service and marketing.

CORRINE  – ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR

corrine@echonorth.co.nz

Corrine moved from the UK to Whangarei in 2006 to start a new life with her husband and their son. As an ex-flight attendant, Corrine has always enjoyed working in customer service.

KATE  – ADMINISTRATOR

orders@echonorth.co.nz

Kate migrated from the UK over 20 years ago with her husband. Kate joined the EchoNorth team in January 2017 after previously having administrative experience in the optometry field. Kate is our resident thespian and we are proud to support her choreographic talents outside of the office.

KAREN  – ADMINISTRATOR

info@echonorth.co.nz

Karen originally joined the EchoNorth Ultrasound team in January 2021. After a small break overseas visiting her family she has rejoined the team in August 2022. Karen is an asset to the team with over 20 years of extensive experience in the medical administration field she’s a very familiar face within the Northland medical community.

DR KIM SHEPHERD – CONSULTANT RADIOLOGIST, SPECIALIST IN BREAST AND OBSTETRIC RADIOLOGY

Originally from South Africa, she has called Whangarei home since 1996. Kim has extensive ultrasound experience, and specializes in breast radiology. Kim is a consultant to the accreditation facility, IANZ. She is married to Dennis, and they have two grown sons.

DR BRETT LYONS – SPECIALIST IN MUSCULOSKELETAL IMAGING

After graduating from Otago Medical School in 1992, Brett completed his Radiology training in 1999 and supplementary training in Head and Neck Radiology at UCLA Medical Centre the following year. In 2001 he was appointed Clinical Director at Dunedin Hospital where he was also Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Otago Medical School. In 2005 he took on the role of Medical Director of MRI in the newly opened Southland Hospital. During his 5 years in this role, he worked closely with the orthopedic surgeons further developing his passion for musculoskeletal imaging.  Brett was excited to join the EchoNorth team in July 2017.

DR LUSI BOLALAILAI – REPORTING RADIOLOGIST

Originally from Fiji, Lusi is one of our skilled reporting radiologists who joined our team in 2019. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with over 25 years experience. Lusi now assists us with our ever-growing list of Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injections.

DR RIA MINNÉ – REPORTING RADIOLOGIST

Ria is a South African qualified Radiologist that relocated to Whangarei in January 2019. She is passionate about breast imaging, but also interested in oncologic and body imaging. Her forte is sonographic guided procedures. She is in awe of the wonderfully created ocean world and therefore an avid scuba diver.

DR KRISTY WOLFF – OBSTETRICIAN / GYNAECOLOGIST

Kristy is based at Whangarei Hospital. She studied medicine in Chicago and Los Angeles and subsequently moved to New Zealand with her family 12 years ago. Dr Wolff obtained a specialist diploma in ultrasound and has a special interest in pregnancy and female pelvic scanning. She has collaborated with EchoNorth for the last 5 years and enjoys working with a great team and providing care for the women of Northland.

DR JOANNA ROMANOWSKA – PHLEBOLOGIST

A director of Clinic42, Joanna is a Phlebologist experienced in Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) and Microsclerotherapy techniques. Dr Joanna is a member of the Australasia College of Phlebology (ACP) and the New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine, where she is a fellow, executive board member and education officer.

DR JILL GIBSON – PHLEBOLOGIST

Jill is a Northland local and is currently the clinical lead at Bay of Islands Hospital. She has been performing varicose vein treatments since 2006 and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology. Dr Gibson is a Phlebologist and Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for EVLT and Sclerotherapy.