Executive

Naaznin Karim

President

Naaznin came across Osteopathy somewhat late in life, after having already completed a BSc in Applied Psychology. Upon learning more about its principles and philosophy, she decided to retrain as an osteopath at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, and hasn’t looked back since. Deeply passionate about Osteopathy, she believes in a non-invasive and holistic approach to restoring the body’s optimal function. Born and raised in Tanzania, Naaznin moved with her husband to New Zealand in 2010. As one of the founding members of Osteopaths New Zealand, she is thrilled with its progress so far and looks forward to the association continuing to advance osteopathic healthcare in Aotearoa, such that it can reach and benefit all New Zealanders, be they patients or practitioners.

Rochelle Judkins

Vice President

Rochelle is a Unitec graduate who is very passionate about osteopathy and the advancement of the osteopathic profession in New Zealand. Rochelle chose to become an osteopath after witnessing first-hand the benefits of osteopathic treatment. Rochelle believes that osteopathy has the potential to transform the way that patients engage with health, helping them to understand what their body is experiencing and empowering patients to make the best decisions about their health and wellbeing. Outside of osteopathy, Rochelle enjoys spending time exploring beautiful Aotearoa, playing guitar, baking Finnish korvapuusti, and appreciating the simple things in life.

LeeAnn Jefferies

Treasurer

LeeAnn is a Unitec trained osteopath based between Hamilton and Whakatāne. She is passionate about osteopathy, finding the holistic approach allows the body to return to optimal function while encouraging patients to engage in their own health and wellbeing. LeeAnn is committed to creating a strong professional voice to encourage the growth of osteopathy within the New Zealand healthcare system, for the benefit of both patients and practitioners.

Phil Rowe

Member

Phil is an Auckland based osteopath having received his Masters from Unitec. He is dedicated to helping osteopathy grow within the New Zealand healthcare system and creating a stronger voice for osteopaths. Phil was on the committee for one of the previous osteopathic associations prior to Osteopaths New Zealand creation and was very involved in the dissolving of both associations and the formation of the only association for osteopaths in New Zealand.

Jessica Gamblin

Member

Jessica is passionate about osteopathy and holistic healthcare. She graduated with the European School of Osteopathy in 2010 and has been settled in New Zealand since 2012. Jessica is aware of the need for support with our daily work life being quite isolating. She is excited to be a part of Osteopaths NZ and hopes to create more of a community within our profession.