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Meet the Team


BHSc (Podiatry)

Sara Kothapally

Sara currently works in both the public health and private health sectors. Her work in public health largely focuses on managing high risk feet with a special interest in diabetes and vascular-related foot complications.

She has worked within the Lower Hutt area as a locum Podiatrist and took up a position at the Petone Foot Clinic in mid 2019.

Sara is passionate about improving the quality of patients’ lives by addressing and treating lower limb concerns.  She regularly looks to improve her skills and expand her knowledge through attendance at conferences and seminars.



Colleen Ryan

Colleen is our friendly receptionist. Having previously owned a floristry shop in Petone, she already knows many our clients from her business-owning days.


Bachelor of Podiatry

Mimi Tran

Mimi is an experienced Podiatrist with a wealth of knowledge in the high risk foot. She has worked in both private practice and in public health.

In 2006, she moved to the United Kingdom where she worked as a locum Podiatrist for over 11 years in the National Health Service all around London.

Since 2018, Mimi has been based in Wellington and continues to work for the Hutt Valley DHB and joined Petone Foot Clinic since its move to their new premises in October 2019.

Mimi regularly looks to improve her skills and expand her knowledge.


BHSc (Podiatry)

Jenny Cousins

Jenny was born and raised in the Hutt Valley.  She became a podiatrist after seeking treatment for a minor foot complaint herself and was introduced to the world of podiatry. She has been the Petone Foot Clinic owner for the past 16 years.

Particular areas of expertise include orthotic prescription and minor surgeries on ingrown toenails and verrucae.

You'll feel at ease during your consultation discussing your lifestyle, occupation, limitations, goals and footwear needs. She works with her patients to develop treatment plans providing a variety of options. 

Outside of work you'll find Jenny walking in the hills of the Hutt Valley and further afield. 

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