Kia Ora! I am happy to have recently joined melon health as the Product and Implementation Manager.

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Prior to melon, I was a project manager at Epic for 6 years. Epic is a US-based developer of enterprise, patient-centered, electronic medical software that currently cares for almost 40% of the US population. I had the privilege of spending time working in the US and Netherlands offices, implementing Epic across a wide variety of hospitals and clinics.

In the US, I worked with large hospital organisations, such as Hospital Sisters Health System and Stanford Children’s Health. I moved to the Netherlands office in 2014 where I worked closely with the teams at Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden and St Jansdal Ziekenhuis to implement Epic. While working side by side healthcare providers to create technology solutions that improved safety for patients and made clinicians’ lives easier, I learned a great deal about the intersection of technology and healthcare and I’m excited to bring that experience to my work at melon.

I’ve been avid lover of technology since I was a kid getting my first computer and obsessing over the first iPod. I am a self-proclaimed product nerd and efficiency enthusiast. Because of this, it only makes sense that I am passionate about technology being used for good to make our lives longer, better, and safer. That’s why I’m so excited to take on the product management role where I can focus on improving and innovating our products to help people lead happier, healthier lives.

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While I’m originally from the United States, I’m keen on making New Zealand my new home. When I first visited New Zealand in 2015, I was astonished with the country’s gorgeous landscapes, friendly people, and balanced way of life. I knew I needed to come back for the long term.

Now looking towards a future in New Zealand, I’m incredibly excited about the burgeoning technology scene in Wellington, and the impact we can have on the industry as a startup healthcare organisation. Overall, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join our great team at melon working on things that matter, while being a part of a growing industry that continues to have a positive impact on the quality of life for New Zealanders and the rest of the world.