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

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.  She brings to Comprehensive Care, a strong commitment to motivating the move from an inherited present to an envisioned future through transformational leadership and partnering with communities.  She also brings transparency and context to the forefront – enabling the realistic development of plans, services, and opportunities.

Jacqueline is Samoan and holds a PhD in Medicine as well as post-graduate degrees in Business Administration and Health Sciences.  She is also an Executive Member of General Practice New Zealand, a member of the Independent Advisory Group for the Precision Driven Health partnership, and Sponsor of both the Auckland Regional HealthPathways and Tū Whakaruruhau (Auckland Wellbeing Collective).

Dr Ajay Makal

Dr Ajay Makal

Clinical Director

Ajay is a practicing GP and has a focus on facilitating Continuing Medical education and Peer review groups and also providing support and pastoral care where needed to GPs within the network.

He has been in General Practice since 2010 and prior to that has worked in various specialties in the hospitals here in Auckland and in the NHS England for 8 years.

Dr Andre George

Dr Andre George

Clinical Director – Health outcomes

Andre has clinical experience in General Practice and After Hours/Accident and Medical/Urgent Care service provision.

He brings expertise in Public Health, IT and small business operation/project management.

Craig Murray

Craig Murray

Service Development Manager

Craig’s experience comes from working for the past 10 years in a variety of management roles within the three Auckland region District Health Boards. In addition to vaccination campaign project management, and service and financial management, his most recent roles were with Waitemata DHB in Planning & Funding and Financial Management for Child, Women and Family Services.

His early training as a physiotherapist has created a strong platform for operational and strategic management in both secondary and primary care arenas. Craig oversees the operations of over 40 health programmes provided to the Waitemata community and enjoys working in a dynamic healthcare environment that improves quality of care to the population. His passion is the implementation and development of robust systems that create effective health care delivery teams.

Jude Woolston

Jude Woolston

General Manager Operations

Jude joined Comprehensive Care in July 2021, as General Manager Operations. This role focuses on the daily operations of the organisation, including the delivery of programmes and operational support to primary care.

Jude started her career in health when she joined North Health (The Northern Region Health Funding Authority) as a Community Relations Manager / National Strengthening Families Project Manager. Since then, she has worked in a variety of roles ,her most substantive role was as General Manager – Intersectoral for Counties Manukau Health (CMDHB), before entering the not for profit sector and then working with South Seas Healthcare on a new model of care and prior to joining Comprehensive Care she was with the Ministry of Health as a Portfolio Manager.

Kirsty Campbell

Kirsty Campbell

Marketing & Communications Manager

Kirsty Campbell joined Comprehensive Care as Marketing and Communications Manager in 2019, just as Aotearoa NZ went into lockdown, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She describes herself as a marketing and communications generalist, passionate about strategy, brand and problem solving.

Kirsty has more than 20 years’ experience across public and private sectors, developing strategic campaigns for not-for-profit, Government agencies, retail, entertainment, sustainability and more.  At Comprehensive Care she has oversight of our internal and external communications. At work, you will find her providing leadership and expertise to support Comprehensive Care’s strategic and day-to-day communications needs, developing our brand from the inside out, supporting our service managers to ensure people in our community know who we are and how we help them, managing our email communications, developing our channels, supporting content development, asking about data, and, when needed, managing a variety of initiatives to support the organisation’s vision of optimum health and wellbeing for all.

Nicolette McDonald

Nicolette McDonald

Learning & Development Manager

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

People and Capability Lead

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.

Stephen Powell

Stephen Powell

Chief Financial Officer / General Manager Business Support Services

Stephen has extensive of experience in the health sector for his role as CFO and GM Business Support. He began his health career with the Health Funding Authority and later joined Waitemata District Health Board as a Finance and Business Manager where he managed the finances, budgets and reporting  of the health board’s key services. During this time, Stephen forged strong working relationships, gaining a good understanding of what is required to deliver quality health programmes to the public, meaning they achieve positive results while working within budget constraints.

He enjoys the challenge of managing the complexity of healthcare funding and discovering new and innovative ways of providing more services to the Waitemata population. Stephen also has experience in change management, developing and implementing systems and processes, human resources, information systems and strategic planning.

He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.