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About AIM

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Because people are the single greatest asset of an organisation

Corporate Health Services for Northland

AIM is a mobile service with clinicians located throughout the Northland region, including Whangarei, Kaipara, Wellsford and the mid to far North. With a consistent quality of service and extensive local knowledge and connections, AIM has been providing tailor-made wellness programmes and corporate health services in Northland since 2005.

As the Health and Safety responsibilities for a business or those experiencing an injury or illness can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate, we offer a range of Health & Safety training programmes and practical workshops as well as injury and illness prevention and rehabilitation services for people to take control and enhance their health and wellbeing.

A multi-disciplinary team of experts

To deliver the best possible service to our clients, we have a highly qualified and experienced team that covers all aspects of workplace wellbeing and corporate health and safety services. Each team member is an expert in their field and affiliated to their respective registered body.

Keeping our clients front of mind, we combine our strengths to facilitate better decisions and outcomes. We’re proud to partner with ACC and work with a range of private insurance companies, businesses and individuals in Northland to support people get back on track following injury or illness.

Organisations with high levels of employee wellbeing enjoy less staff turnover, fewer sick days, and better performance overall

Meet the Team

Your corporate health service providers

Debbie Glendinning

Director, Occupational Therapist, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Specialist

I bring over 3 decades of experience in mental health rehabilitation and head injuries. Since co-founding AIM in 2005 I have specialised in workplace assessments, vocational rehabilitation, wellness, and injury prevention. 

As a key clinician, I lead interdisciplinary teams,
collaborating with ACC-funded services, Third Party Insurers, and private companies.

As a seasoned trainer and mentor, I am passionate about facilitating positive outcomes in well-being and rehabilitation for every client.

T: 021 892 162

Debbie Rafferty

Director, Occupational Therapist, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Specialist

I am not going to tell you how many years I has been delivering injury
management, injury prevention and wellness services but I will tell you that I still have a great passion for this, helping individuals and companies be safe, well and thrive. 

Co-leading a team of like-minded individuals and ensuring an
environment of growth and support is the icing on the cake.

T: 021 541 071


Aneuri Brook

Occupational Therapist

I am a dedicated OT with 20 years’ experience. I am committed to providing compassionate, personalised, and individualised care plans for my clients. I have worked with AIM for 6 years gaining a huge amount of experience and expertise providing vocational services, needs assessments, housing modification assessments and individual rehabilitation programmes.

I am committed to delivering excellence and creating positive, lasting impacts in every aspect of my work.  I am passionate about client centred, holistic practice.

Karen Matson

Occupational Therapist, Driver-trained OT

I have worked with AIM for 8 years, and my clinical area of expertise is in driving and transport assessments. 

I enjoy working with clients to help them achieve their social rehabilitation needs.

I’m committed to quality and efficiency to ensure successful outcomes for my clients. I also enjoy watching my clients achieve their goals.

Megan van Boldrik

Occupational Health Nurse

I am a dedicated nurse, with 20 years of experience, with a dedicated focus on head injuries/concussions and assisting people to return to work post injury.

I am committed to providing compassionate and individualised care/plans. 

I really enjoy empowering clients on their journey to optimal well-being. 

Joanne Gibson

Occupational Health Nurse

I am an experienced Registered Nurse blending 15 years of hands-on expertise with a deep passion for Occupational Health. 

I pride myself on fostering collaborative relationships and achieving great results through a client-centred approach.

Meika van Boldrik

Occupational Health Nurse

My name is Meika and I have been a dedicated nurse for almost 20 years. I have worked in many different specialties and places of employment, mainly focusing on medical, gerontology,
and cardiac nursing.

I am committed to providing quality tailored services and outcomes

Tom Niha

Registered Nurse

Kia ora koutou. I hail from Ngati-Hine in the mid north.
I have been a Registered Nurse for 30 years and have a passion for improving the health status of Maori across the board. 

I currently provide Nursing input with TI (training for Independence) programs, SDA’s (single discipline assessments) and Concussion programs.

I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Kia ora koutou katoa.
Nga mihi e te Iwi

Alex Brandes

MSK, Health and Performance Physiotherapist

Born in South Africa, I grew up in the UK. I moved to NZ in 2015 and haven’t looked back. Over the past nine years I have strategically embraced specific areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

I’ve provided autonomous practice in primary care, general practice, orthopaedic,
sports and private MSK physiotherapy. 

I have developed a skill set that enables me to provide concise assessment, diagnosis, intervention and performance
rehabilitation pathways for all.

Kiran Harding


I completed my degree in Southampton, U.K in 2008. With extensive expertise across various physiotherapy domains, including musculoskeletal, neurology, and oncology, My passion lies in musculoskeletal rehab for injury prevention and pain management. Since joining AIM in 2014, I have worked and excelled in vocational programs, training for independence, and pain management

Sarah Kennedy


I graduated from Kings College London University in 1999 and have gained experience in a wide range of hospital and community settings in both the UK and New Zealand. 

I combine my interest in neurological and musculoskeletal knowledge to provide holistic assessments and treatment programs for a variety of conditions. 

I have been running my own clinic in Kerikeri since 2013, where I focus on providing effective treatment to prevent recurrent injury. I also specialise in rehabilitation from concussion and head injury.

Michelle Silvester


I’m an experienced Physio practitioner with a background in running practices in the UK and NZ. For two decades I managed a Rehab Pilates studio, and recently expanded my expertise by completing the Pinc and Steel training, so I can provide specialised rehab for male patients navigating through cancer.

My passion is in educating individuals about the incredible human body and the impacts of illness, disease, trauma, or injury emphasising the importance of understanding the changes that have led to this and prevent recurrence. 

I focus on personalised treatment and encouragement for a return to the best possible functional lifestyle.

Ryan Maraki

Exercise Physiologist, Rehab Coach

I am a Sport and Exercise Science graduate with over 20 years of experience. Originally from Okaihau, I own Gritzone Exercise Specialists in Whangārei, working with a diverse range of clients from youth and high-performance athletes to general fitness and rehabilitation clients.

Specialising in injury prevention and rehabilitation, I have a personal connection to my work, having recovered from both knee (ACL) and shoulder reconstructions.

My extensive experience in exercise prescription allows me to create personalised and effective rehabilitation plans, promoting successful outcomes and enhancing overall oranga/well-being. 

Tanya Goosen

Senior Psychologist

As recovery and rehabilitation is my passion, I am committed to delivering excellence and creating positive, lasting impacts in every aspect of my work.   

I have 20 plus years of experience in the field of psychology and will provide personalised guidance and support. 

My approach combines both theoretical and practical underpinnings to assist clients as they work towards achieving their goals.

Teresa Urquhart

Registered Psychologist

Kia ora koutou, I have lived in Whangārei for the past 20 years with my husband and children. 

I have extensive experience in the health and disability sector having worked as a community and residential support worker. In 2020 I completed my internship at Alzheimer’s Northland and qualified as a Registered Psychologist.  

I am committed to providing compassionate and personalised/individualised care/plans and strive to empower clients on their
journey to optimal well-being.

Chloe Boreham

Vocational Consultant

I like to cut through the noise to deliver practical, actionable insights tailored to your unique working needs. I have an extensive background in management and self-employment in IT, background screening and recruitment industries. 

In working with me, you will have the opportunity to craft a fulfilling career path that aligns with your aspirations and values. Get ready to embrace a future filled with purpose and possibility with me leading the charge! 

Lauren Roughton

Vocational Consultant

With 7 years experience within the sphere of Vocational Consulting, I
hold a sound knowledge base in helping our client’s pave the way forward with
their career’s, post-injury. 

I am committed to a quality service, and passionate about bringing a valuable experience through a client-centred approach to rehabilitation.

Dave Tompkins

Rehabilitation Coach

With over 10 years experience in the fitness industry, I have focused and specialised in prehab and rehabilitation for the past 3 years. I have a holistic approach to rehabilitation and as an out of the box thinker, making exercise both functional and fun.  This is how I get the best results for my clients and for them to be life fit.

Sonia Tompkins

Rehabilitation Coach


My 30 plus years as a Therapeutic & Sports Massage Therapist alongside as many years of being an elite athlete and sports coach gives me valuable insight into the biomechanics and philosophies around human movement. A problem solver by nature, I relish the opportunities to help and empower clients to reach the full potential of their chosen goals.

Amanda Blagrove

Finance Manager

Angelina Marshall

Quality/ Promotions/ Referrals Co-ordinator

Donna Cates

Administration Manager

Helen Dorahy

Administration Manager - Corporate Health

Better health outcomes for Northland

Empowering people with the skills and resources that improve their wellbeing

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