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Wendy Pearson

Practice and Business Manager

Wendy has been business manager of the practice since opening in 2008. Wendy's career choice has changed multiple times over her young life. First beginning with a career in Hairdressing spanning over 25 years, she completed her diploma and receiving many awards. Wendy also has a Graduate Certificate in Management, a Diploma in Practice Management, a Diploma of Remedial Massage therapy and is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of Tasmania. She finds her role challenging but rewarding. Wendy has three adult children, enjoys yoga, her friendships and relaxing on the couch.

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Mel Schwarz

Midwife Nurse

Mel is a mum of 2 kids and shares her expertise between Tas IVF and TasGynae. Mel completed her Nursing degree in UTAS and pursued her Midwifery diploma in  Queensland where she worked for 5 years. In addition to Tasmania and Queensland, Mel has also worked in Western Australia.

Mel has a passion in caring for couples with infertility and looking after families during pregnancy and beyond. 

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Cathy de Bruyn

Surgical Liaison Nurse

Cathy has a vast experiece with surgicl patients having worked in various roles in nursing. Cathy shares her time between TasGynae and Calvary St Vincent's Hospital. With her surgical experience, Cathy will be instrumental in working with our patients who will be undergoing surgery with their pre and post surgical care.

Cathy is a mother of 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Her interests include photography and music.

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Joanne Johnson


Jo has worked with our practice for 9 years and started her administration work within the casino industry, starting off in the Front Office. Always enjoying the person to person contact, she has learned  a variety of new roles since joining the team at TasGynae. Jo is mother to 2 grown up children and grandmother of 3. She enjoys spending time with friends, walking, running, cooking and relaxing at home.


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Jayde Rigby


Jayde is the youngest of our team here at TasGynae. Jayde completed her Certificate of Education in 2014 and from there underwent her managment course at Mcdonald's. She also completed her Certificate 2 & 3 in Retail. Jayde is currently studying at UTAS to complete her Bachelor of Education.