Meet our organising committee

Dr Emma Deverall


FRANZCOG   Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Rotorua Hospital

Emma is a general Obstetrician Gynaecologist with a special interest in high-risk obstetrics. She is originally from Auckland, and received her MbChB through Wellington School of Medicine. She completed an MPH (Yale) in 2015, and obtained the DDU (ASUM) in 2018. She is now settled in Rotorua (and why not with such a magnificent forest on the door-step). 

Dr Kasey Tawhara

FRANZCOG   Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Rotorua Hospital

Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga, Ngāti Porou, Te Rarawa, me ngā hononga ki Te Arawa, Ngāti Ruanui. Kasey is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist at Rotorua Hospital. Kasey is a He Hono Wāhine member and a Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā (COVID-19 advice for Māori) committee member.

Dr Alice Pan

FRANZCOG Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Rotorua Hospital

Alice is a generalist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Rotorua. She enjoys the variety and work-life balance that is available in a provincial centre. Outside of work she partakes in regular forest-bathing and mountain biking in the beautiful Redwood Forest.

Dr Sam Holford

FRANZCOG Advanced trainee

Sam is a FRANZCOG advanced trainee at Middlemore Hospital and an Aotearoa NZ RANZCOG trainee representative sitting on Council, Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku, and training, research, and accreditation committees. Sam is most interested in complex surgery, colposcopy, quality improvement, education, and clinical governance. 

Dr Katy Culliney

FRANZCOG Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Tauranga Hospital

Katy is an Obstetrician Gynaecologist at Tauranga Hospital. She completed her training in New Zealand. She has an interest in education and simulation, having completed post-graduate study and a simulation Fellowship in Brisbane. Her clinical interests are in minimally invasive surgery, persistent pelvic pain and outpatient hysteroscopy.  

Catherine Cooper

Head of Aotearoa New Zealand & Global Health

Laura Collins

Events & Professional Development Lead, Aotearoa New Zealand

Bailey Parata
(Te Ātiawa and Ngāi Tahu)

Hauora Wāhine Māori Advisor