Staff Profiles


tonysvensenDr Tony Svensen



Graduated Otago Medical School 1980, Diploma Obstetrics Auckland 1982 5 years in General Practice in Christchurch and working at Avondale Health Centre since 1987. Gained Fellow of N.Z College of GPs 1998.

Interests in family health, preventative medicine, sports medicine.

Married with 4 children. Interests include motorsport, surfing, boating and fishing.


carolynsuttonDr Carolyn Sutton


Qualifications: MB, ChB, Dip Obst, Dip Paed.

Qualified in Auckland 1990. Has completed Postgraduate training in General Practice, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Paediatrics.

Interests are general, and in Women’s and child health.

Enjoys the outdoors, travel, music, cooking and reading, when time allows!

Dr Carolyn is married with three children.

Libby McLeayDr Libby McLeay


Dr Libby McLeay is married with four children. A graduate of Otago Medical School in 1991 she has a Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, a Diploma in Paediatrics & a Masters in Public Health.

Her interests are in Preventative, Family Health Care, Maternal, Child Health, Health Care for the Elderly & Chronic Conditions, Mental Health & Sexual Health.



Dr Janeen Milner

B.Sc, MBChB, Dip.Paed, FRNZCGP
Graduated from Otago Medical School in 1994. Then undertook postgraduate training in Paediatrics at Auckland and then worked to become a Fellow of the New Zealand College of GP’s.

Trained and then worked as a General Practitioner in Christchurch, the United Kingdom and Auckland. She has worked in the Avondale area for the past 7 years.

She is enthusiastic about providing excellent care for all socio-economic groups, ages, genders and ethnicities.

Happily married with 4 children. Loves travelling, the outdoors and watching her kids play sport!


lonacoleLona Cole

Nurse Manager, Registered Nurse

I am married with two children and am of Samoan, Irish, NZ heritage.

I am a Registered Comprehensive Nurse, working as part of the health team at Avondale Health Centre, and am currently doing further studies at Unitech.

I enjoy all aspects of nursing and working with people of all cultures.

My personal interests include family, all sports, music and cultural activities.


diane-franklinDiane Franklin


Enjoys working in the medical field, started working at Avondale Health Centre in 1996.




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