Our team

The Live Kidney Donation Aotearoa team details

Programme lead

Dr. Marshall is a nephrologist who was trained in New Zealand and the United States.  He is a clinician and researcher at Middlemore Hospital, and an honorary Associate Professor at the University of Auckland.

Until recently, he was the Clinical Director of nephrology at Counties Manukau Health, and the Chair of the National Renal Advisory Board. His current activities include several large scale multicenter research projects, as well as duties related to his recent appointment as the director of medical affairs for Baxter Healthcare in the Asia Pacific region. 

Project manager

Sneha Shetty is the project manager for the Live Kidney Donation Aotearoa programme and has been working at Counties Manukau DHB since 2008.

She has a background in Healthcare Management and has recently completed a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Auckland.

Within CMDHB Sneha has supported various projects aimed at improving the patients experience and outcomes as a Quality Improvement Facilitator and a Project Manager.


Dr Viliami Tutone is a nephrologist trained in New Zealand and Scotland. He has been a consultant nephrologist at Middlemore Hospital since 2005 and he is currently the Pacific People representative for the Organ Donation New Zealand.

Member of Project Advisory Board

Caran Barratt-Boyes is a Maori Community liaison worker attached to the Whitiora Diabetes Service at CMDHB for more than 20 years.

Caran has a special interest in Primary Care, Women’s Health, and different models of health care delivery. She acted as a special adviser to the Ministry of Health funded Let’s Beat Diabetes Project and she has advised multiple different services within the CMDHB on ways of improving outpatient clinic attendance particularly for Maori and Pacific patients.

Consultant Nephrologist

Hari completed his training and residency from premier institutes in Mumbai, India.

Following this, he left for Ottawa, Canada where he completed his fellowships in General Nephrology, hypertension and renal transplantation over 3 years. Hari was certified by American Society of Hypertension as a Clinical Specialist in Hypertension.

Because of his special interest in renal transplantation, he completed a one-year renal transplant fellowship which was accredited by the American Society of Transplantation.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Denise Beechey is the Clinical Nurse Specialist with Live Kidney Donation Aotearoa.

She has worked in the South Auckland community since 1981 and with the Counties renal service since 1987. Denise completed her Masters of Nursing in 2012. She has worked with renal patients for many years.

Live Kidney Donation Aotearoa is providing her with a unique opportunity to improve the lives of renal patients and their families.

Project Manager (Kidney Society Auckland)

Nora Van der Schrieck is the Executive Director of Kidney Society Auckland, which provides life long free community based support and information for people with kidney failure and their families in the Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne regions.


Michael Lam is a nephrologist trained in the United Kingdom and has been a consultant at Middlemore Hospital since 2004. His areas of interests include diabetic nephropathy and renal transplantation. He has been involved in the development of educational resources for this project and is also a member of the steering committee of this project.

Health psychologist, assessment, and support for donors and recipients

In her role as health psychologist, Lisa undertakes the psychological assessment of donors and recipients for the transplant team.

Health psychologists are also available to provide support to donors and recipients on a range of things including the transplant process, anxiety, low mood, anger, needle phobia, stress, medication use and adjustment to health conditions etc.  Please contact your transplant co-ordinator if you would like a referral.

Renal Health Educator

I am of Cook Island and Tongan descent and I have been a social worker for over 14yrs.

I am currently studying for my degree in Social Work.

My experience has been in Care and Protection (CYFS), Community (Manukau Family Start) and Health Social Work, I am currently working within Middlemore Hospital as part of the Medical Social Workers Team (5yrs).