Meet The
Life Plus Team

Me hono mai tātou

At Life Plus, we take pride in succeeding together. Our team members are one of our most important assets, sharing their local and international expertise, pushing our businesses to the next level, and achieving results as they champion our vision of innovative healthcare.

Every day, our team brings passion, leadership, drive and inspiration to our business and serves as the cornerstone of our success.

Meet Our Management Team

Darren Blythe

Founder

“If you don’t go over the top you will never see what’s on the other side.”

Michelle Batchelor

CEO

Data Protection Officer

“Count your blessings, not your problems.”

Preeti Padda

Financial Controller
“ I believe in doing the right thing. That is my character and my personality.”

Leslee Taylor

Home and Complex Care Manager Registered Nurse

“Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”

Andrea Aldridge

Recruitment Manager

“Life is like looking for your phone. Most of the time, it’s in your hand.”

Tahira Nisha

Auckland Nurse Manager Registered Nurse

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

Anisha Kalam

Administration & Events Manager

“Little things make big days.”

Branch Team Leader

branch Team leader - Christchurch

“We’re hiring a new Branch Team Leader, apply now and this could be you!”

Russel Molomolo

Branch Team Leader - Tauranga

“ To see the best side of others is a great gift.”

Our History

Life Plus operates across a wide range of disciplines within the Healthcare sector and each area of the organisation employs senior and highly experienced Healthcare Recruitment staff and Registered Health Professionals who can demonstrate sound expertise specific to the Healthcare market.

Life Plus offers a truly collaborative working environment to deliver first-class solutions for all positions from Medical Receptionist, Homecare and Healthcare Assistants, and Registered Healthcare Professionals right through to executive management level to a consistently high standard.

Meet our Auckland Team

Mary-Jane Mechkova

Training and Education Coordinator - Occupational Therapist

Diversity/Equity Champion, Cultural Liaison, & Privacy Officer

“It Is What It Is.”

Sarraswati Krindinti

Payroll Officer

“Follow your soul. It knows the way.”

Nancy Sharma

Accounts & Payroll Assistant

“I never dreamed about success. I always work for it.”

Ariana Johnson

Office Administrator

“One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure”.

Margie Genido

Temporary Services Consultant

“If it’s not a Yes, it’s a No.”

Charlotte Arguta

Temp Services Resource Coordinator

“Trust in God, follow His hand.”

Char-Lee Wallace

Temporary services consultant

“Live to travel.”

David Tukunga

TEMPORARY SERVICES CONSULTANT

“Do the thing and you shall have the power.”

Racien Gardoce

Associate Serious Injury Consultant

“In life, you’ll inevitably confront various hurdles; your response is paramount. Make kindness your constant choice.”

Lusia Monolagi

Enrolled Nurse Consultant

Infection Control Officer & Cultural Liaison

“Kindness is free to give, but priceless to receive.”

Mary Lumabi

Senior Resource Coordinator

“Life is short. Buy those shoes.”

Lovelyn Llanes

Resource Coordinator

“You Live, You Learn. Life Happens, Coffee Helps.”

Chay Nicol

Resource Coordinator

“If at first you don’t succeed, laugh until you do.”

Gayna Matthews

Resource Coordinator

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” 

Charlene Reyes

Resource Coordinator

“Kindness is the compass that guides our actions, while professionalism steers us toward success.”

Rick Ambrosio

Team Administrator

“For someone who didn’t know how to count drops, you’ve learned how to swim.”

Georgia Ramdin

Team Administrator

“Wine not?”

Gay Andrade

Homecare Consultant

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”

Doni Opetaia

Homecare Coordinator

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”

Karina Er

Registered Nurse - Assessor

“He aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai – If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive.”

Hina Ratna

Enrolled Nurse & Assessor

“Life is short make it sweet.”

Jill Laserna

Enrolled Nurse Assessor - Administrator

“Today, I choose joy.”

Bea Edubalad

Homecare Assessment Coordinator

“We are all stars, and we deserve to shine.”

Lydia Choi

ENROLLED NURSE ASSESSOR – ADMINISTRATOR

“Life is full of surprises.”

Lareesa Watkins

Enrolled Nurse Assessor - Administrator

“Change is inevitable but personal growth is a choice.”

Nina Harrison

Enrolled Nurse Assessor - Administrator

 “Just keep swimming.”

Tanya Dixon

Enrolled Nurse Assessor - Administrator

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”

Natalia Janssen

Enrolled Nurse Assessor - Administrator

Adrianne Aban

Homecare / Afterhours Coordinator

“I need more sleep.”

Annelies Guyan

Registered Nurse – Consultant

Shweta Verma

HEALTHCARE COORDINATOR – AFTER HOURS

Daleth Franco

After Hours Coordinator

“The best view comes after the hardest climb”.

Meet our Tauranga Team

Melanie Treadgold

Registered Nurse Consultant

Cultural Liaison

“Me mahi tahi tātou mo te oranga o te katoa – It is by working together we can grow the wellbeing of all.”

Heather Taylor

Team Administrator

“Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

Meet our Christchurch Team

Bex Ellis

Resource Coordinator

Cultural Liaison

“Every time you are able to find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.”

Lisette Malolot

Enrolled Nurse Coordinator

“At the end of the rainbow, you will find me, a beautiful riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

Marie-Louise Cronje

Enrolled Nurse- consultant

“Your faith can move mountains. Your doubt can create them.”

Matthew Carter

Team Administrator

Alex Worthington

Afterhours Coordinator
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