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Practice Relationship Managers

Our Practice Relationship Managers are primarily there to assist practices with delivery and evaluation of clinical, operational and primary health services contracts, programmes, standards and initiatives in accordance with WellSouth’s strategic objectives.

 

Carolyn Martin 

Carolyn is the Central Otago/Queenstown Lakes Practice Relationship Manager and is responsible for managing the relationship we have with our practices.

Carolyn has worked in the health sector for 25+ years and involved with PHOs off and on in Otago and Southland since 2004.

Since joining WellSouth again in 2018, Carolyn has been working as part of the IT team supporting several IT projects, particularly patient portals and virtual health options.

carolyn.martin@wellsouth.org.nz

Ph 021 407 266

 

Helen Ramsay 

Helen is the Southland Practice Relationship Manager and is responsible for managing the relationship we have with our practices. 

Helen joined WellSouth in 2016 from the Canterbury District Health Board where she was for 18 years.  Helen has a long history within the health sector including experience in medical administration, human resources, information services, and business process analysis, and involvement in large payroll and patient management system IT projects.

helen.ramsay@wellsouth.org.nz

Ph 021 382 737

 

Ruth Zeinert 

Ruth is the North Otago/Otago Practice Relationship Manager and is responsible for managing the relationship we have with our practices. 

Ruth joined WellSouth in 2020 after eight years of waving the health flag from within local government. Prior to that she worked in public health, managing the Healthy Eating Healthy Action portfolio for Southern DHB. Ruth is a strategic thinker who is passionate about population wellbeing. She is a registered physiotherapist and nutritionist (public health). 

ruth.zeinert@wellsouth.org.nz

Ph 022 015 4893

 

 

Quentin Blair

Quentin is the South Otago/Otago Practice Relationship Manager and is responsible for managing the relationship we have with our practices. 

Quentin joined WellSouth in 2020 after working within the relationship management space for the past 14 years in both the public and volunteer sectors. With extensive governance experience, Quentin has a passion for the bigger picture and placing a strategic lens of everyday decision making.

Quentin’s varied experience ranges from being the National Safety Director for NZ Ice Hockey and Safety Manager at New Zealand’s best airport, Dunedin International, to holding various national roles at ACC, including a technical advisor and working within the continuous improvement sector.

quentin.blair@wellsouth.org.nz

Ph 022 021 1867