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Our Leadership Team

Comprehensive Care
Dr Jacqueline Schmidt-Busby

Dr Jacqueline Schmidt-Busby

Tumu Whakarae (Chief Executive Officer)

Jacqueline has significant experience and expertise in systems analysis and design, strategic development, change management, stakeholder engagement and collaboration, and pursuing health equity. She also brings transparency and context to the forefront – enabling the realistic development of plans, services, and opportunities.

She is Samoan and holds a PhD in Medicine as well as post-graduate degrees in Business Administration and Health Sciences.  As a results driven leader, Jacqueline is passionate about shaping the future of the next generations to be better and more adept than the current. 

With a diverse career, she has worked across multiple industries in both the public and private sectors; for the last decade and more largely in health and social settings, providing leadership, consultancy and advise to national and regional agencies.

Nicolette McDonald

Nicolette McDonald

General Manager - Digital Enablement and Learning

Nicolette has over 20 years business and marketing experience, which enable her as an L&D Manager to deliver high impact, business-aligned initiatives that focus on developing, and engaging people. She has commitment to developing people and creating high performing teams. As a catalyst for change she leads teams by engaging people in the change process; equipping them with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to successfully manage change within the business environment.

She began her career as a pharmacist working both primary and secondary care both in New Zealand and then the United Kingdom, eventually specialising as a clinical pharmacist in mental health. Her return to New Zealand led to opportunities into both medical and marketing management with Roche, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Green Cross Healthcare.

The cumulative experiences led to an interest in building capability of teams and individuals to deliver th e best possible patient experience, as the CEO of a franchise group of pharmacies, within her own pharmacies and recently as the L&D Manager at MercyAscot.

Shauna Feeney

Shauna Feeney

General Manager - People Culture and Capability

Shauna has over 15 years experience working in Human Resources.  She has experience working in a range of industries, both public and private in New Zealand, Ireland and the UK. She has significant experience in change management, stakeholder engagement and strategy development. Shauna takes a practical, people centric approach to HR.  She understands the value that people create within an organisation and recognises that people are what make an organisation successful.  Shauna enjoys both the strategic and operational areas of HR.  She relishes aligning organisational objectives with internal capabilities, ensuring effective outcomes are achieved.

Maria Kekus

Maria Kekus

Chief Clinical Director and Director of Nursing

Maria brings more than 30 years of experience in primary health care to her role at Comprehensive Care.  She has had a diverse career working across NGOs, DHBs, and PHOs, as well as being a business owner of a primary healthcare practice.  Maria is a Nurse Practitioner with skills in leadership and partnering for outcomes.   She is committed to improving patient health outcomes, through understanding patient experiences, access, and equity issues in health care.

Maria is committed to supporting the development of the workforce of the future with a special interest in nursing.