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.
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!
Corinne is our General Manager with a range of business and legal qualifications and over 20 years experience in the sport, telecommunication and health sectors. She also brings to melon health a lifelong passion for the health and wellbeing of others. Outside of work, as well as chasing after her three sons, she loves yoga, biking, bush walks and cooking for family and friends.
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.
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.
Harley joins Melon after a varied career - from carpentry to completing a degree in health science, to working in various roles in New Zealand's public health system. The loves of his life are his growing little whanau, consisting of his wife, daughter, rabbit and bulldog.
Ed is a designer with a passion for people, systems, technology and making things. When he's not designing, he's probably still designing, adventuring outdoors, cracking jokes, spending time with family and friends, gaming, drinking coffee or eating mexican food.
Ruth leads Melon's user-centred design. She has over 8 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.
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.
Fabio is a software tester who is committed to making sure everything works as expected, assuring that our apps are being delivered with the highest quality possible. Outside of work, you’ll probably find him exploring for places to eat, watching TV shows or playing video games, but definitely drinking too much coke and doing his best to record all of these moments.
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.
Mitch is our resident A.I nerd who has an academic background in Machine Learning and Evolutionary Computation. Mitch’s research into Particle Swarm Optimisation for Feature Selection has been published in international journals and conference proceedings around the world. Outside of leading the Melon Health AI strategy, Mitch also does Rails and React development and is a huge fan of snowboarding, gaming and motoX.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.