Our people

NFNZ Council

Lena Wells
BAppHealth, Dip. Clinical Herbmed, Dip. ATCL
President

Lena Manages Windsor Health, a specialty health shop and clinic. She has a BA in Appiled Health and specialises in research based medicine and health education. Lena has 6 years business management experience and has been an Accredited Fertility Educator for 5 years.

Tammy Hart Natural Fertility Educator

Tammy Hart
Council Member

Tammy is an Accredited Natural Fertility Educator, a Probation Officer
for the Department of Corrections and a Commissioned Officer for the Nz Cadet Forces. Her background includes years in the Education sector as an Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Educator, training and educating youth for the Nz Cadet Forces. Currently, she is a member of a Committee for Te Wananga O Aotearoa as a Tauira representative and also holds the Chairperson position.

Judith Soper
Dip. Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Council Member

Judith works as a Regional Professional Services Manager for Best Start Education and Care.  Judith has spent most of her career in education and working in governance, leadership and management from early childhood to college.

Kelly Richards
Dip. Social Work, Cert. Health Promotion
Council Member

Kelly works for the Hawkes Bay DHB as a Population Health Advisor and is also a Maternity Consumer LiaIson Representative. Kelly has previously Chaired the national DHB Adolescent Oral health network and is an appointed member of the Hawkes bay DHB Maternity Clinical Governance Group.


Medical Advisory Board

Dr Mary Birdsall
MBChB, FRANZCOG, MSc(Oxon)
Fertility Specialist

Mary is one of the most sought after fertility specialists within New Zealand. Mary is innovative, caring and has a breadth of experience across all aspects of fertility care.
Mary specialises in the latest fertility technologies, including egg preservation, genetic screening and has advocated for patients to be able to access new treatments such as ovarian tissue transplants for cancer patients.
Mary also publishes regular articles including a regular review in the Fertility Research Review, and is a recognised media spokesperson across all fertility topics. Mary is also the editor of Fertility Associates book 'Making Babies'.
Mary graduated from Auckland Medical School followed by post-graduate training at National Women's Hospital. She was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship and completed a Masters Degree in Human Reproduction at Oxford University from 1993 to 1996. Mary returned to New Zealand in 1996 and joined Fertility Associates

Dr Guy Gudex
MB ChB, MRCOG, FRANZCOG
Gynaecology and Fertility Specialist

Dr Guy Gudex is Medical Director at fertility clinic Repromed. Guy has been leading fertility treatment in New Zealand for more than 25 years and holds NZ’s highest medical qualification in fertility: CREI. He is a medical advisor to Endometriosis NZ, a member of the Northern Region Fertility Service Advisory Group, and a trustee on the Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board.

Dr Gudex’s special interests include Quality Management in ART, the laparoscopic treatment of endometrisis, hysteroscopic treatment of fertility related disorders and the use of antagonists in IVF.

Dr Nicky Baillie

MBChB, FRNZCGP, Dip Herb Med, MNZAMH, Dip Int Psych (Hakomi)
Registered GP and Medical herbalist

Nicky has been working as a registered GP and medical herbalist for 20 years.

Nicky enjoys working with people to optimise health, prevent illness and explore underlying factors contributing to health issues. She offers nutritional support, herbal medicine, lifestyle medicine and mind-body approaches.


Operations

Roshanne Annan
Cert. Fitness Instruction. Cert, Personal Training
Operations Manager

Roshanne's role covers the day to day operations of our organisation and she also manages all of NFNZ's projects. Roshanne has over 15 years experience in Business Management, Administration and Customer service.

Cassandra

Cassandra Woollet
BN, RCpN, Cert. Adult Teaching, Cert. Clinical Supervision
Clinical Supervisor

Cassandra has a registered nursing background and has worked in personal health, community health and public health areas. Cassandra is very experienced in public speaking and is comfortable teaching community groups, school groups and health professionals.

Mary Lynne Minor
Over 40 years clinical experience
Theory Supervisor

Mary Lynne is currently the Theory Supervisor for the Natural Fertility NZ Educator training programme, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role.

Course Facilitators

Ashly Olsen
BNHM, BSc
Accredited Educator, Course Facilitator

As well as one of our new Course Facilitators, Ashly is an accredited NFNZ educator and a degree qualified Nutritionist, Naturopath and Medical
Herbalist. While educating and helping couples to conceive or use natural fertility for
contraception, Ashly is also interested in using her Naturopathic and Nutritional background to help men
and women optimise their reproductive health.

Tammy Hart Natural Fertility Educator

Tammy Hart
Accredited Educator, Council Member and Course Facilitator

Tammy is one of our new Course Facilitators as well as a Council member for NFNZ. She is an NFNZ Accredited Natural Fertility Educator, a Probation Officer
for the Department of Corrections and a Commissioned Officer for the Nz Cadet Forces. Her background includes years in the Education sector as an Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Educator, training and educating youth for the Nz Cadet Forces. Currently, she is a member of a Committee for Te Wananga O Aotearoa as a Tauira representative and also holds the Chairperson position.