Our goal is to enable people to take control of their health by giving them the tools, support, information, motivation and confidence to manage their health.

Empathy

Empathy is core to everything we do. Every patient is unique. By understanding their needs, we can customize a truly patient-centric solution.

Patients First

We design with people in mind, ensuring a seamless user experience that allows relationships to shine.

Support

Whether it’s IT support or technical training, we’ve got it covered so you can focus on helping patients get better.

Smarter with data

We collect anonymised structured and unstructured data, providing deep insights into patients’ experience of their disease and medication.

Meet the team

Siobhan is a social entrepreneur, with over 15 years’ experience in marketing and business development, running her own companies, specialising in social media and applied game design. Leaving us all wondering where she finds the time, she also teaches yoga, runs marathons and flies planes!

p: +1 650 300 9360
siobhan@melonhealth.com

Siobhan Bulfin, Founder, CEO

Siobhan Bulfin

Founder, CEO

Chris brings medical expertise to the team. A General Practitioner since 1997, Chris has 12 years experience as a Clinical Director of one of NZ's high performing PHO's. He maintains a focus on quality improvement across the health system and has a passion for supporting primary cares ability to provide innovative services, in particular those that support people to self manage and prevent chronic conditions.

Dr Chris Masters, Medical Director

Dr Chris Masters

Medical Director

Doug has led business development teams to significant growth for over 20 years including 14 years in healthcare. This includes health insurer and disease management, clinical business development and clinical solutions in high demand markets.

Doug Olsen, VP Business Development, USA

Doug Olsen

VP Business Development, North America

Bill te Brake, Ngaitai ki Torere, Tapuika, Tuhorangi. Bill has 25+ years’ experience at senior management level across a range of industries including human and animal health, veterinary, agriculture and IT. Bill has been involved in 7 start-up businesses. Bill is passionate about human health and wellness particularly as it applies to Māori, Pacifica, indigenous and the disadvantaged.

Bill te Brake, Sales and business development

Bill te Brake

Sales and Business Development

Paulien has a background in nutrition and sport science and has been working in community health for almost 10 years to help create healthy environments for whānau. When she’s not working, Paulien loves to be out and about in nature, doing DIY projects at home, or going on adventures with her partner and dog.

Paulien Van Geel, Manager of Programs and Partnerships

Paulien Van Geel

Manager of Programs and Partnerships

Stormie’s background of 16 years in education and 7 years in Diabetes Prevention create a passion for learning and preventing chronic disease. Being a person with Type 1 Diabetes enhances her empathy towards those who are trying to choose healthier habits to prevent the disease. In her spare time, you will find her spending time with her two daughters, enjoying the great outdoors, or playing the piano and organ.

Stormie Baxter, Diabetes Prevention Program Manager

Stormie Baxter

Diabetes Prevention Program Manager

Ruth leads Melon's user-centred design. She has over 10 years experience in mobile, web, application and print design. Ruth is passionate about designing products that are both user-friendly and beautiful. In her time off you can find her running, hiking a mountain, or snorkelling somewhere tropical.

Ruth Hocking, Designer

Ruth Hocking

Designer

DJ Karl is a believer in minimalist design and human friendly user experiences. When he's not designing beautiful things, he's DJing the work tunes, going on road trips, taking nature photos, playing video games, and learning languages and new things in design and tech.

Karl Mony, Designer

Karl Mony

Designer

Priya has more than 7 years of testing experience across different domains such as Education, Retail, Field Service, Betting and now into Health. She has been fascinated by the digital IT industry and believes that testing gives her opportunity to work for the betterment of the product. She is equally passionate about mountains, birds, trees and flowers and loves tramping and climbing mountains. She loves to travel different places, meet new people and explore food and culture.

Priya, Tester<

Priyadarshini Pawar

Tester

Matt leads Melon's technical team with 18 years of development experience and a degree in computer science. In his spare time he likes to drink coffee, do DIY projects on his house, and play with his son.

Matt Lamont, Developer

Matt Lamont

Tech Team Lead

Kieran is a passionate web developer with a love for designing flexible, maintainable systems. He spends a good portion of his time in his beloved text editor, Emacs, and has a particular penchant for functional programming. When he's not coding you'll find him barbecuing or enjoying a quiet whisky.

Kieran Trezona-le Comte, Developer<

Kieran Trezona-le Comte

Developer

Rob has been addicted to programming since he was a teenager, writing assembly language on a 6809 system his Dad built. With over 30 years programming experience, Rob is now part of our mobile team, specialising in native iOS and Android app development. When not at the keyboard he loves spending time with his family, mowing lawns, eating, and reading sci-fi novels.

Rob Grapes, Developer<

Rob Grapes

Developer

Ryan loves solving problems with technology and creating user experiences that make interacting with those solutions a breeze. When not building web things he enjoys a bit of gaming and when the weather is good heading outdoors for some mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and paragliding.

Ryan Lambrechts, Developer<

Ryan Lambrechts

Developer

Will is an app developer with a broad background. Holding a PhD in an offshoot of Artificial Intelligence, his personal mission is to expose the magic whilst hiding the inevitable complexity that’s involved in doing cool things. You can often find him rollerblading on the waterfront, or biking across the Wellington Rimutaka Hills...as you do!

Will Smart, Developer<

Will Smart

Developer

Michelle is a Health and Nutrition Coach based in Taranaki. She has a graduate degree from the University of Maine USA and has trained as a coach both in the USA and New Zealand. She is also a Mindful Eating instructor and author of two books. Michelle is passionate about a non-diet approach to health and helping people break free of the dieting roller-coaster ride once and for all.

Michelle Yandle, Health and Nutrition Coach

Michelle Yandle

Health and Nutrition Coach

Sam is a mental health specialist with experience in crisis teams and brief intervention with primary health. She has worked in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Her off duty pursuits include community radio, all things music, and watersports. Sam is passionate about sustainable living and the way it can be enhanced by modern technology.

Sam Hudson, Mental Health Lead

Sam Hudson

Mental Health Lead

Kelly is a Holistic Health Coach and Registered Nurse based in the Manawatu area. With an understanding of acute and chronic conditions, and the influence of lifestyle and nutrition, Kelly has a passion to help people become better, healthier versions of themselves. Kelly is also a Mum to two young girls, and training as a yoga instructor.

Kelly Duxfield, Health Coach

Kelly Duxfield

Health Coach

William is a Health and Conditioning Coach based in Wellington. He has had a variety of roles within the health and fitness industry, they include: Personal training, tutoring at Polytechnic and University level, sports conditioning of club to national level athletes and community health working with cardiac and obesity patients. In his spare time, he loves to explore and run the beautiful trails around New Zealand.

William Tokona, Health Coach

William Tokona

Health Coach

Jess is a Health Coach, PT and Mindset Coach based in Wanaka. She has a deep passion to support her clients towards ultimate health and happiness in every aspect of their unique lives. With two busy sons and an energetic dog, she swears by sweat sessions and mindfulness to keep her in check.

Jess Eastwood, Health Coach

Jess Eastwood

Health Coach

Nancy looks after our Goalpost community and social media, and helps run a small non-profit that supports families of people with pancreatic cancer. She's also a busy mum of two teenagers and Homer a very large basset hound. Nancy's based in Hermosa Beach, California.

Nancy Amato, Community Manager

Nancy Amato

Community Manager

Lisa is studying her Masters of Information Technology at Weltec and works at Melon Health as a security and data analyst. She is passionate about utilizing technology to improve mental health and suicide prevention. Lisa enjoys spending her downtime photographing, cycling, blogging and surf life guarding.

Lisa Ng, Security and Data Analyst

Lisa Ng

Information Security Analyst

Dr. Cheryl MacDonald, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Registered Nurse who has practiced health and psychology for over thirty years. Cheryl provides individual and family counseling and education using biological, psychological, and social approaches that include, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and humanistic treatment methods.

Dr. Cheryl A MacDonald, Health Psychologist

Dr. Cheryl A MacDonald

Health Psychologist

Komal is our in-house Finance Manager. She has been working for herself for 16 years. She has a range of knowledge from her varying client base. She runs a busy household with two teenagers and a kitten. In her spare time Komal loves to cook and is a dab hand at interior design.

Komal Chhiba, Finance Manager<

Komal Chhiba

Finance Manager

We are always on the look out for passionate people who want to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Contact us to find out what openings we might have.

This could be you. Your dream job

This could be you

Your dream job

Advisors

Paula is the CEO of the Problem Gambling Foundation. Her previous roles include CEO of Quitline, Director Community Relations at ACC, General Manager of social housing at Housing NZ, and Deputy CEO at Alcohol Advisory Council. She has also held policy roles with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Ministry of Maori Development. Paula is a Trustee of the Unicef Children’s Foundation. Paula’s tribal affiliations are Ngapuhi.

Paula Snowden, Social Impact Advisor

Paula Snowden

Social Impact Advisor

Board of Directors

Siobhan is a social entrepreneur, with over 15 years’ experience in marketing and business development, running her own companies, specialising in social media and applied game design. Leaving us all wondering where she finds the time, she also teaches yoga, runs marathons and flies planes!

p: +1 650 300 9360
siobhan@melonhealth.com

Siobhan Bulfin, Founder, CEO

Siobhan Bulfin

Director

Lance is the founding principal of Punakaiki Fund, which invests in high growth companies in design, technology and internet sectors. He is a director of several companies including Pocketsmith, Vibe Communications, Onceit and Define Instruments. Lance brings a wealth of experience across industries and countries, and has an MBA from Yale and a B Tech in Product Development. He motorcycled through much of the world before it was fashionable.

Lance Wiggs, Director

Lance Wiggs

Director

Brian is a tech entrepreneur with over 25 years in product design and commercialisation. He started his career with large global corporates (Nokia-UK, Analog Devices-USA) then founded and ran Zephyr Technology Corp a Us based medical device company for 14 years, raising capital in the US then successfully exiting to Covidien (now Medtronic). He has 22 patents in silicon chip design and physiological monitoring. He is now involved with various projects and on several boards.

Brian Russell, Director

Brian Russell

Chairman

Our Values

Work on stuff that matters
Think big
Embrace uncertainty and change
Love what you do
Build and maintain honest and open relationships
Do more with less
Always learn

More about us

Melon Health supporting Cure Kids Red Nose Day.
Melon supports Cure Kids' Red Nose day
Wellington Gold Award from Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.
SocialsCode(Melon) receiving Gold Awards certificate
Jess represents Melon at field days.
Jess represents Melon at field days.
Melon Health and other Techstars in KC
Melon and other Techstars at Sprint Accelerator
The team plays laser tag on team day.
The team plays laser tag on team day
Harley's bulldog, Artie and rabbit, Megatron
Harley's bulldog, Artie and rabbit, Megatron
Siobhan presenting at Techstars, 2015
Siobhan presenting at Techstars KC, 2015
Team Melon Health day in Martinborough New Zealand.
Team day at the beautiful Martinborough, NZ
Katie stands next to the wall she painted in our new office.
Katie stands next to the wall she painted in our new office.
Team Melon Health day in Martinborough New Zealand.
Team plannng in the sun, Martinborough, NZ
Out with the Techstars crew, Kansas City
Out with the Techstars crew, Kansas City
Melon Health Christmas picnic.
Melon Health Christmas Family picnic, Wellington

Random facts about Melon health

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Female to Male ratio

3

Continents our clients currently span. Oceania, North America and Europe

4

Countries our team are from. USA, UK, Brazil and NZ

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Human to Fur Babies ratio

34.5

Average age of team

343,321

steps walked by the team
so far this week

Siobhan

is our steps champion
this month!

8

is the number of languages we speak: Te Reo, Spanish, Portuguese, Gujarati, French and English.