Introducing our Management Team
Mal ShivnanCheif Executive Officer
Annalees JonesHead of Operations Quality
Scott IllingworthHead of Operations
Mark TaylorHead of Finance
Annalees graduated from AUT as a physiotherapist in 2000. She has since worked in a variety of musculoskeletal, occupational health and rehabilitation settings in Aotearoa New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Annalees’ clinical background is in pain management – individual and group facilitation, vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation following concussion, breathing optimisation and community-based rehabilitation.
Annalees now leads teams providing rehabilitation services at Body in Motion encompassing the ACC funded community, vocational, pain management and psychological services.
Annalees is also the Chair of the Waikato Bay of Plenty branch of Physiotherapy New Zealand and thrives on providing professional development opportunities and peer connections within the profession.
Scott joined the Body In Motion team in 2008 and bought to the team a strong back ground in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, having graduated from AUT in 2001. Scott has worked in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He has worked alongside a number of representative Sports teams including codes as diverse as Aussie Rules, Softball and Basketball and has also worked with the BOP Steamers men’s 7’s side.
Scott has continued to develop his leadership and management skills while at Body In Motion and currently acts as the company’s Clinical Operations Manager across all of our sites.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys Mountain biking, trail running, spending time with his family and any activity involving the great Kiwi outdoors.
Tauranga born and bred, Mark has recently returned from several years working and travelling overseas (and a short stint at Mt Ruapehu) to set up roots again in Tauranga.
Educated at Waikato University and trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC. Mark’s career has taken him to Papua New Guinea and The Cayman Islands and exposed him to a wide spectrum of industries. The Financial Controller position is new to Body in Motion and Mark is excited to dig into the detail and provide some fantastic and fast information to the team so they can maximise their performance and help guide Body in Motion to a bright future.
Mark’s hobbies include surfing, fishing, spearfishing, swimming – anything outdoors and especially in the water!
Dominic SamuelRegional Manager
Jessica van VelthoovenWaikato Team Leader
Jackie MillsWhakatane Team Leader
Alana LloydPyes Pa, Bethlehem Team Leader
Ryan LeeBlake Park, Papamoa, Girven Team Leader
BSc (HONS) Biology with Sport & Exercise Science. MSc in Physiotherapy. Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NZMPA)
Hailing from the UK, Dom joined the BIM Team in January 2015 after four years working as a Staff physiotherapist in Waikato Hospital.
Dom initially completed a Bachelor of Science Degree (with honours) in Biology with Sport and Exercise Science, going on to coach football in America for 2 years. During his time in America, Dom decided he wanted to work as a Physiotherapist and retured to the UK to undertake his training, graduating from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2010 with a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy.
Dom is a certified STEEL cancer rehab physiotherapist providing individualised rehab plans with men who have/had cancer. Dom and his young family love the outdoor lifestyle New Zealand has to offer, so much so they have become New Zealand residents – that’s not to say Dom won’t stop keeping tabs on his beloved Liverpool!!
Jessica van Velthooven
Jess graduated from AUT at the end of 2016 and has been a physiotherapist for over 5 years and has worked in private practice since graduating, enjoying the challenges this brings. Over the years Jess has completed her certificate in orthopeadic manual therapy through the NZMPA and has also worked with rugby teams. Jess is passionate about helping all her patients reach her goals and has a keen interest in vocational rehabilitation and pain management.
Jess moved to the Waikato a couple of years ago and loves this area of New Zealand. Outside of work Jess loves spending time being active in the outdoors and time with friends and family!
Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKIN), Master of Science in Physiotherapy (MScPT)
Jackie graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada in 2013 with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy (MScPT) degree. Upon graduating, she worked in Halifax for a few years in both private practice and community-based care. During her time there, she gained valuable experience working with a wide range of conditions, injuries and functional levels. In 2015, Jackie decided to make the move to New Zealand and is happy to have called Whakatane home for the last three years.
Jackie has completed several post graduate courses including, but not limited to the prevention and treatment of running injuries, concussion treatment and management, orthopaedic manual and manipulative therapy (upper quadrant) and acupuncture. She also has experience working with respiratory conditions and ran the community Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Whakatane for the last two years. Jackie is a firm believer in continuing education and is dedicated to becoming a more efficient and effective clinician through professional growth and development. Jackie employs a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, modalities and education to assist each client in their return to optimal health and function. Her treatment philosophy is that every injury happens for a reason and so she searches for the cause of the problem, rather than a quick fix.
Aside from work, you are most likely to find Jackie outside. She enjoys running, hiking, playing soccer, camping and getting out on the water (in her Canadian canoe of course).
BHSc (Physiotherapy), COMT
Alana graduated from AUT in 2014 and moved back down to the sunny Bay to begin her career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Body in Motion. During her time with Body in Motion Alana completed the certificate of orthopaedic manual therapy and qualified in dry needling.
Alana also spent time working with the Bay of Plenty Women’s Sevens side and gained valuable experience in sports injuries. After working for three years the call of travel became too strong and Alana spent the next year and a half travelling Europe. Alana has now returned to Body in Motion and keen to continue using and developing her skills to help members of the community return to their best. Alana uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education to aid recovery and enjoys taking a holistic ‘whole body’ approach to treatment.
Alana is a keen hockey player who also has an interest in all the outdoors have to offer, especially spending time at the beach, camping and tramping.
Ryan completed his studies at Otago University in 2018. He spent his final year completing his degree in Wellington, where he had a variety of placements at Lower Hutt hospital including; Older Person’s Rehab, Burns and Plastics, Orthopedics, and in the Outpatient clinic.
He has spent multiple season’s with Rugby team’s in both Otago and Wellington. Ryan has a growing interest in sport and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Ryan, originally from Papamoa, snapped up the opportunity to return home to begin his post-graduate working career with Body In Motion.
Ryan targets treatment by providing the patient with a high level of education, functional-specific exercises and a range of manual therapy techniques to progress the patient accordingly. Most importantly he will listen to the patient and gain a holistic approach of their lifestyle to provide a patient-specific treatment program.
Clinical Support Team
Sarah La RiviereRehabilitation Services Manager - Quality
Jenna MorrisRehabilitation Services Manager - People
Tyla JamiesonPsychology Team Leader
Jacob McLeanPain Service Lead
Eilish SimpsonAdvanced Practice & Clinical Development Lead
Nick TaylorLead Hand Therapist
Fanny PetersPilates Service Manager
Emma graduated from Waikato University 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Studies. Having worked and travelled overseas she returned to her hometown of Tauranga. Emma’s background is in recruitment (both agency and internal) and Human Resources. She will be the first friendly face at BIM to greet you.
When she is not busy raising her two young girls, Emma loves water skiing and travelling.
Emma is passionate about connecting people so email her with any questions you may have (emma.gibson-preece@
Sarah La Riviere
Sarah joined the Body in Motion team in 2023 bringing with her over 15 years of medical management experience working across New Zealand’s private and public health sectors. Sarah is a strong, empathetic leader whose skills include strategic thinking, team building and collaboration. She specialises in helping create process driven systems to support greater efficiency and consistency across the business.
Sarah holds a Degree in Law and practiced as a Solicitor specialising in personal injury and medical negligence law in the South of England before emigrating to New Zealand in 2003.
Sarah has a passion for natural health, reading and the great outdoors. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, walking, swimming and attending balance fitness classes. Sarah is most happy when getting her family together for weekends away or a good old fashioned roast at home – although you won’t see her tucking into roast beef as she is strictly pescatarian!
M.Soc.Sci (Clinical Psychology)
Originally from South Africa, Tyla made the big move to NZ after completing her training as a clinical psychologist. She has been lucky enough to have been exposed to a wide variety of settings in her career thus far which has included psychiatric and forensic hospitals, community clinics and assessment centres as well as the correctional services. She is passionate about supporting people on their health journey’s and works collaboratively to tailor an integrated therapeutic approach based on their unique circumstances, wishes and needs. She believes that each person has an innate ability to make the desired positive change to live a personally more rich and meaningful life.
BHSc (Physio) PG CertHealSc (Pain)
Jacob has worked full time as a physiotherapist since completing his training in 2003. He combines his experience with a passion for ongoing learning to provide an evidence based approach to help individuals get back to doing the things they want to do as soon as possible. To get you the best results he will help you get to the underlying cause of your problems and not just treat the symptoms. He specialises in musculoskeletal pain and post operative rehabilitation especially backs, shoulders and knees.
Master of Health Practice Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy; PG Cert Western Acupuncture; PG Cert Orthopaedic Manual Therapy; BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy. Level 3 Cert Workplace Coaching, Level 5 Cert Leadership and Management.
Eilish is passionate about treating the whole person and getting people to the right treatment at the right time. She graduated from the University of Ulster in 2001 and worked in Belfast before catching the travel bug! Having played in the 1999 Netball world cup in Christchurch for Northern Ireland, Eilish was keen to return and see more of what NZ had to offer. While here in New Zealand she completed post graduate training in AUT in Auckland, also spending some time studying in Curtain University of Technology in Perth.
The emerald isle called and she returned to Ireland with her Kiwi hubby to take up post as a clinical specialist physiotherapist in spinal pain in Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast. There Eilish spent 11 years treating people with spinal pain, pre and post spinal surgery rehabilitation, and working in an extended role in the spinal orthopaedic team. During her time in Belfast Eilish also worked as a sports physiotherapist for the Northern Ireland Netball team, and inter county Gaelic football teams. Having moved her young family back to New Zealand Eilish is delighted to take her skills in orthopaedic spinal conditions and sports physiotherapy forward with Body in Motion, and enjoy all that the NZ lifestyle has to offer!
Outside of work, Eilish’s interests include getting the kids out into the great outdoors is always number one. Taking time to relax, baking and maybe a wee glass of wine every now and then! Eilish can also be caught telling the odd bad joke!
BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGCert HSc (Rehabilitation), NZ Registered Hand Therapist
Originally from France, Fanny worked in Western Australia for 7 years as a Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases, before recently relocating to New Zealand with her family.
Fanny started practicing Pilates in 2012 and was amazed how quickly her posture improved. The back pain and headaches she suffered for years disappeared within months and was moving more easily and gracefully. In 2016, Fanny completed her certificate IV in Pilates through Breathe Education in Melbourne. She teaches Evidence-based Pilates which is a science based method that aims to help people improve their movement with a focus on them rather than the exercises.
Passionate about movement and improving health and wellbeing, Fanny loves challenging her clients and introducing new exercises to her classes.
Nicola PatersonContract Administrator
Alison ProudfootContract Administrator
Lauren WoollettWaikato Front of House Team Leader
Chanelle O’BryanSenior Administrator
Sonia BrownPayroll Administrator
Kristy JacobsBOP - Front of House Team Leader
Tee ClementContracts Administrator
Elaine WilliamsBusiness Support - Data and Performance
Wendi StewartSenior Administrator
Pauline ClarkSenior Contracts Administrator
Lynda SullivanContracts Administrator
Camille SandersBusiness Support Manager
Originally from Auckland/the Bay of Islands, Nicola spent 6 years working and travelling overseas while based in Australia and London, before returning to Auckland in 2016. Nicola relocated to beautiful Mount Maunganui 5 years ago and has never felt any more at home. Nicola joined the BIM team in 2023 as our Rehabilitation Contracts Administrator bringing with her extensive administration and customer service experience. A self-prescribed perfectionist, Nicola is a highly organised individual with strong attention to detail. Health and wellness are a top priority for Nicola, being a Certified Health Coach and currently working towards her certification in Advanced Mental Health Coaching. Outside of the office you will find her walking on the beach with her ginger poodle Freddy, swimming in the ocean, at a yoga/pilates class or enjoying a coffee/matcha with friends.
Interests : Walks/hikes, yoga, pilates, meditation, reading, nutrition/cooking, trying new health/wellness activities, informative podcasts.
Alison is Canadian and has been living in beautiful New Zealand for the past 3 years. She joined Body in Motion in 2023 and loves working with such a friendly team. In her spare time Alison enjoys going for walks on the beach with her partner, daughter and dog Murphy.
Alison enjoys hiking, skiing and cooking.
Originally from Auckland, Kalyse moved down to Tauranga 6 years ago with her husband after spending some time living in Canada. They now have two young children and love raising them in the beautiful BOP.
Kalyse joined the BIM family in 2023 in the Post Op Admin Role. Prior to working for BIM, Kalyse has worked in both the Travel & Real Estate industries and has a wealth of experience in Admin roles across these industries including Finance Administration & Customer Service.
In her spare time, Kalyse enjoys spending time with her family and her love for her new found lockdown hobby – crochet. You will find Kalyse every other weekend at the Little Big Markets selling her crochet creations.
After being home with my kids for the past two years, it’s finally time to get a bit of “me” back so I am so excited to be able to join the Body in Motion team! Prior to becoming a stay at home mum, I was working for another company in a similar role, so I do have some great experience to bring to the table! Outside of work, I am the President of the Glenview United Association Football Club, which takes up all my Saturday’s (and most evenings) over the winter, plus I have been coaching my son’s football team for the past few years. Working in the rehabilition sector has always been a passion of mine, and I hope one day (once my kids are all grown up!) I am able to pursue my career deeper within this field.
Born in South Auckland but I have spent the majority of my life in Rotorua with Whanau. Recently moving to the Sunny Bay, I have found myself being the newest member of Body In Motion.
Health and wellbeing has always been a passion of mine, with a diverse background in a general practice setting, I bring a holistic approach to my work.
In my spare time you will find me enjoying the outdoors or participating in social team sports or sipping a coffee down at the beach.
Sonia has years of experience working in accounting and bookkeepping.
Sonia recently relocated to Papamoa from Auckland, for a change in lifestyle. She enjoys walking, meeting up with friends, reading and gardening.
I grew up in South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2019. I am always up for an adventure. I enjoy a balance of people and my own time, but I am for sure known as the bubbly, people person. I am always out with my dogs on a walk, or at the gym. These both play a very important role in my life. I am a wife to my amazing husband and a mum to my beautiful daughter. Living a happy life with my family and 2 huskies are important to me.
Gyming – Being fit and strong. I love being active. Hiking is another favourite. I am always up for trying out new things. I love animals, so anything that’s petting or walking animals. Jetskiing, ( Anything where I am busy, I love).
Tee is Tauranga born and bred, and spent 15 years on the Gold Coast, prior to moving to the Naki 10 years ago to be with her Husband and raise their 3 children. Returning to the beautiful Mount 2 years ago. Originally a qualified hairdresser, Tee over the past 20 years has developed a wealth of experience in customer and administration, specialising in compliance, regulatory and finance roles. She loves to spend her time on the beach, running, time with family and friends. You may also see her and her husband sneaking off on their bikes for an afternoon pint at one of their locals.
Joining the Body in Motion waka in 2021, Wendi brings a strong background in business finance and administration. The Senior Administrator role is a brand new position created to support BIM’s recent growth. Wendi is excited to apply her many years experience and help the back-office team continue to perform to a high standard and support all of our clinical staff.
In her spare time, Wendi enjoys keeping fit with mountain biking, yoga and walking and especially loves spending time with family and friends.
Pauline is originally from Te Awamutu and joined the Navy at 18 as a Medical Assistant where she spent 6 years and meet my husband. Pauline and her husband moved to the beautiful Bay 20 years ago with their children, 21 and 17 years. Pauline has spent the last 20 years at Pathlab in various roles from Phelbotomy, customer services and lastly accounts and administration before joining the BIM team.
She enjoys swimming, travel, socialising with friends and can be spotted on the odd weekend feeding the fish in the harbour.
Lynda is originally from Te Awamutu. and has worked in various roles in banking both in locally and abroad. Upon returning to New Zealand, Lynda worked for Waikato DHB setting up computers, training staff and reviewing clinical computer systems. She spent the last 22 years as Practice Manager/Business Manager at Hillcrest Medical Centre in Hamilton before making the move to the sunny Bay of Plenty. Lynda joined the Body In Motion team in February 2022 as a Contracts Administrator, supporting our Falls and Psychology teams.
Lynda enjoys travel, socialising with friends, walking and spending time with her family.
Camille has worked in Healthcare for the past 10 years. She has a real passion for rehabilitation and supporting our team in delivering great results. When not at work, you will find her swimming, reading or baking!