Get to know the friendly faces at Junction Foot and Ankle Group
Our people are a talented bunch.
They’re all highly qualified practitioners who are dedicated to keeping their clinical knowledge current and offering you and your family the very best care.
Vanessa graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine and continued on to complete an Honours research degree. Since starting at Junction Foot and Ankle in 2011, Vanessa has travelled to national podiatry conferences and enjoys attending professional development which enable her to keep on top of current research. Vanessa enjoys all aspects of podiatry, but is particularly interested in paediatrics, biomechanics and injury management of the foot and ankle.
Over the past two years, Vanessa has also been consulting in Kalamunda, at the Mead Medical Specialist Centre. This clinic is mainly designed to treat patients with diabetes but accommodates patients with any foot and ankle complaint.
In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys socialising with friends, going to movies, reading and keeping fit and active. Vanessa and Julie Taranto competed in their first triathlon together in 2014, sponsored by Junction Foot & Ankle Group and hope to do more of these into the future.
Helen obtained her Bachelor of Science in Podiatry in 2004 from Curtain University and has worked at our clinic since graduation.
She has a special interest in the High Risk foot especially in the area of Diabetic Foot Care. Helen is great with kids having spent many years as a volunteer leader for the Girl Guides.
Now that Helen has two beautiful children, she works part time in the clinic. Helen loves to cook and is always happy to discuss good food or swap recipes.
She is a passionate supporter of the Fremantle Dockers and enjoys taking her kids to the games when she can. She loves reading fantasy novels (ask her about her favourite authors), frangipanis and a good joke.
Kate completed her Podiatry degree at Curtin University, graduating in 2004. She has worked at Junction Foot and Ankle Group since 2005. Kate loves the satisfaction of helping others.
While working in all aspects of podiatry, Kate has an interest in diabetic foot care, wound prevention and management and minor foot surgery. This is reflected in the continuing education courses she completes annually.
Kate and her family are long suffering members of the Fremantle Football Club. Kate has played netball since 10 years of age and continues to grace the court on a weekly basis. In 2014 Kate and her husband Tim welcomed daughter Grace to their family. Kate is now working twice a week to balance her family life and career.
Elissa graduated from Curtin University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science (Podiatry). After graduating, she moved to the northwest of Tasmania and worked for the Tasmanian Health Service, visiting satellite clinics to provide much needed podiatry services. Elissa worked within a multidisciplinary team to educate and treat diabetic patients.
Elissa then moved back to WA and worked in a community health setting providing care to geriatric, diabetic and paediatric patients before taking some time off to start her family. She has worked with Junction Foot and Ankle since her return to the workforce and enjoys treating the wide ranging conditions that present to the clinic.
Elissa also has skills in acupuncture which she uses to help a variety of patients, such as those who suffer from chemotherapy-related conditions and pain.
Elissa really enjoys living in a quiet, bush environment in the hills of Perth. Walking through the bush or sitting by a fire with her husband, children and dog are enjoyed as much as possible.
Alix graduated from Curtin University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science (Podiatry).
Upon graduating Alix worked in both aged care and private practice settings. After taking a break to explore new opportunities and travel, Alix has returned to practice and started at Junction Foot and Ankle Group at the beginning of 2015. Alix is now also consulting in Swan View at the Swan View Family Practice, every Wednesday from 8am-1pm. She enjoys all aspects of general podiatry and helps keep up to date with continuing education courses.
In her spare time Alix enjoys socializing with family and friends, travel, pilates, music and spoiling her Irish Setter. She is also a West Coast Eagles supporter, which makes for interesting conversation amongst all the Fremantle supporters at Junction Foot and Ankle Group!
Lisa completed a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the University of Western Australia in 2010. Since then, she has worked mostly in private practice Podiatry, across a broad range of clinical areas including biomechanics, paediatrics and diabetic care.
Dedicated to constantly enhancing her skills, Lisa attends ongoing professional development conferences and courses - her favourites have included courses on dry-needling and biomechanics. Lisa loves that her job lets her help people on a daily basis (just one of the reasons she fits in so well with the Junction team).
Lisa likes to spend her free time experimenting with healthy recipes in the kitchen, travelling and reading. She loves being outdoors, walking or hiking with her husband, and keeps fit with a bit of yoga. Lisa works at Junction Foot and Ankle Group on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
Ben graduated with his Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of Newcastle. He quickly realised that west is best and made the move to Perth in 2015. Ben has a special interest in sports podiatry, biomechanics of the lower limb, nail surgery and paediatrics. Like the rest of the team at Junction, Ben enjoys getting to know patients and providing a holistic, patient-focused level of care.
With a background in competitive sports, Ben has been involved in sprint and strength and conditioning coaching and working with sports persons and teams of all ages. In his spare time, Ben enjoys being outdoors, surfing, hanging out with his partner and their two dogs, and playing sports. Ben works at Junction Foot and Ankle Group on Tuesdays.
Jane is our Practice Manager, and brings to the role a very efficient and super organised mentality that keeps us all on our toes! Jane enjoys keeping busy and her skills have not been wasted as she undertakes the mammoth task of building her first home and preparing for her upcoming wedding.
Lina has been with our practice since its inception and is our longest serving employee. These days she no longer works full time so she can play tennis, cook and enjoy spending time with her grandchildren. Lina is the Accounts Manager as well as providing front desk administration support.
Anny is a breath of fresh air within the practice. She never fails to amuse us with her jokes and has a contagious laugh so watch out! Anny loves spending quality time with family and friends. She also loves watching old movies, listening to music and shopping. In addition to administration support at the front desk, Anny is our Clinical Audit Manager, responsible for overseeing quality control practices within our clinic.
Ashlee is our most recent addition to the practice and complements our front desk administration beautifully. Ashlee has a lovely presence and has had no trouble fitting in with the team at Junction Foot and Ankle.
Please note, Paolo Ghiselli is no longer at our practice, and we wish him well in his future position. After 8 years we were sorry to see Paolo leave but happy to see him enjoying more time with his family and working closer to home. We are pleased to welcome Lisa Bartholomew and Benjamin Hodgetts to our team of dedicated and experienced practitioners. Both Lisa and Benjamin have an interest in sports and biomechanics and complement our existing team.