Our People

Dave Anderson

021 638 255


Geoff Sim

021 023 02142


Yvette Baker

0800 362 273


David graduated as a registered nurse in 1992 and has since worked in a number of acute areas including adult and paediatric intensive care, Cruise ships and as a clinical nurse advisor on the code team at Auckland and Starship hospitals.

Added to this experience David has completed a Masters in Nursing,Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management and Post Graduate certificates in Adult Education advanced assessment, and Intensive care.

David was a volunteer fire fighter for 5 years and currently holds an authority to practice as a Paramedic. David is an entertaining and knowledgeable member of the Emcare team.


Geoff qualified as a Registered Comprehensive Nurse in 1996, and has worked in a variety of roles including Adult and Paediatric Neurosciences, Paediatric Intensive Care, Post Anaesthetic Care, Resuscitation Training and as a Nurse Educator.

Geoff is currently employed as a Clinical Charge Nurse in an Adult Emergency Department.

He has had extensive experience in simulation based training and is a New Zealand Resuscitation Council CORE Advanced instructor, as well as an American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS Instructor. He has a passion for coaching, and supporting people through resuscitation and in the teaching of human factors.

When not actively involved in resuscitation at the hospital he works at, Geoff is co-owner of Emcare Services Ltd and a volunteer Paramedic.

Geoff aims to give people the skills to deal with the unexpected in a fun, relaxed learning environment. 




Yvette qualified as a registered comprehensive nurse in 1995 and has worked in a variety of services before embarking on a career in Neuroscience. Since 2001 Yvette has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist and co-ordinator of the Stroke Service at Auckland City Hospital. This role included collaborating with service providers at local, regional and national levels to influence the processes of care and ensure effective use of precious healthcare resources, ultimately improving the journey of stroke sufferers and their families.

The position and scope of practice have provided Yvette with many exciting opportunities in evidence based practice acquisition and facilitation through acute stroke, secondary prevention and rehabilitation research as well as playing an instrumental role in stroke thrombolysis and the development of acute stroke services at ACH.

A new journey…

Yvette joined the team at Emcare in April 2014 as the Administration Manager to support her partner Geoff Sim (co-owner and instructor) by facilitating the development and ongoing success of Emcare Services Ltd. 

Morgan Baker

0800 362 273


Van van der Wagon

0800 362 273

Craige Mayo


Morgan joined the Emcare team in August 2014 as an administrative assistant. This is a new challenge for Morgan as she has a varied background in customer service, early childhood education and beauty therapy. Morgan is Yvette and Geoff’s daughter and proving to be a valuable team member. 


Van is the hardest working member of the Emcare team and rarely takes a brake.

She works so hard that she is often tyred and exhausted but just keeps trucking along even though she auto know better.

She is the most driven member of the team and can always be counted on to keep Holden it together.

Van enjoys Sunday drives and has a lifelong dream of visiting the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.


Craig is a Clinical Resuscitation Educator for Waitemata DHB and a member of the Clinical Code Team attending medical emergencies at both Waitakere and North Shore hospitals.

Craig is a New Zealand Resuscitation Council Core Advanced instructor and Newborn Life Support instructor. Craig is also an American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor and Paediatric Advanced Life Support instructor.

Craig works as a casual BLS/ACLS instructor for the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Auckland and is also a qualified ambulance officer working part-time in Emergency Ambulance Service.




Luke Summers

Murray Anderson

Hannah McIntosh


Luke Summers has been training emergency personnel for over ten years. He has trained ambulance staff in South Africa, England, and New Zealand.  He is currently employed by The Auckland University of Technology where he lectures on the BHSc-Paramedic programme. Part of this role is working as an Intensive Care Paramedic with St John, taking students on ambulances to consolidate their classroom learning. He is an NZRC Level 4-7 instructor. His teaching focuses on removing the fear and mystery from resuscitation and making complex concepts easy to remember and implement.


My name is Murray Anderson.  A trained intensive Care Paramedic for over 20 years, I enjoy the role of teaching and coaching. My philosophy is you should understand why you do something not just do it.

In my spare time I am a Volunteer Fire Fighter as such I am used to working with multiple services at major incidents and in exercises. I am also a NZRC CORE Instructor.

My home is a shift working household my wife is a nurse, my current challenge- teaching my teenager to drive.  

I enjoy the challenges my life has given me to continuously learn, create and contribute to these activities.


Hannah McIntosh is a Registered Nurse who teaches Advanced Resuscitation for health professionals in both the public and private sectors. She received her Diploma in Nursing from Whitireia Polytechnic, Wellington in 1993 and commenced a nursing career. With a passion for Emergency nursing, Hannah most recently held a position as Clinical Charge Nurse at Waitakere Hospital Emergency Department.

After 19 years spent in Medical and Emergency nursing, Hannah decided it was time for a change of scenery (and weather) and moved to sunny Waikato, where in addition to teaching, Hannah now volunteers as an Ambulance officer in the rural community where she lives, sharing her knowledge and expertise with fellow volunteer’s, enjoying the clinical exposure and building on her knowledge and experience of pre-hospital and trauma, and in her spare time, owns and manages a horticultural business specialising in the production of local and export grade feijoas. 

Janina Bravery

Vanessa Hobbs

Johan Olivier


Janina is a qualified Paramedic, graduating from Auckland University of Technology in 2008 with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Paramedicine.

She also graduated with a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management in 2008.

In 2009 she began working in Hyperbaric Medicine and qualified as a Hyperbaric Chamber Attendant with Hyperbaric Health Ltd.

In 2012 she qualified as an Anaesthetic Technician, graduating from Auckland University of Technology with a Diploma in Applied Science and registering with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand in 2013.

She qualified as a New Zealand Resuscitation Council CORE Instructor in 2012. Janina is also a part time Resuscitation Coordinator at Auckland District Health Board. 


Vanessa works as a Clinical Nurse Advisor at Auckland City and Starship Hospitals where she is part of the emergency code team.

She has been a Registered Nurse for 22 years with a focus in cardiology and acute care. Vanessa has attained a Post Graduate Certificate in Acute Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science at Massey University.

As well as being a NZ Resuscitation Council Instructor, she is also a volunteer foster home for the Lonely Miaow Association caring for homeless kittens.


Johan qualified as an Army medic in South Africa in 1994. He then specialised as a dive medic in 1995 and continued shared duties as an off shore and on shore medic.  

In 2000 he registered as an Ambulance Emergency Assistant with the Health Professions Council in South Africa.  

Johan was a First Aid instructor in the defence force and with BLS medical.  

In 2008 he moved to New Zealand and took the post as Hyperbaric Technician and Trainer for Hyperbaric Health. He currently trains medical staff as hyperbaric attendants and clinical chamber operators. 

Johan is a New Zealand Resuscitation Council instructor.

Martine Ubels

Carrie Philliskirk

Stephanie Vos


Martine Ubels is a Clinical Midwife Advisor at Auckland Hospital and a New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC) Level 4-7 instructor.

Martine has been a midwife since 1998 and completed her training in London and worked at two London hospitals.  She has been involved with training/education of midwives for a number of years. She returned to NZ in 2009, and took up her role at Auckland City Hospital in 2010. In this role she is part of the code team and attends codes and emergencies in Women's Health and throughout the hospital. 

Martine has been a NZRC CORE instructor since 2012, she instructs at ADHB and for Emcare, and is also involved in resuscitation training for midwives. 


Carrie qualified as an RN in 1991 in the UK. She then joined the Royal Navy working mainly in Emergency Departments and as a Tri service medic instructor until 1998.She then taught at Warsash Maritime College and on board passenger ferries for 2 years whilst studying for a post grad certificate in adult education, before returning to ED as a practice development nurse.

Carrie moved with her family to New Zealand in 2006, and has lived and worked in Wellington in ED, then as the resuscitation co-ordinator for 5 years and now as the Team Leader for the Wellington Regional Centre for Simulation and Skills Education.

Carrie continues to incorporate teaching core levels 5-7 within her Simulation role and with EMCARE.


I am a registered nurse with 15 years experience in both Cardiac and General ICU.

I have been working in my role as Resuscitation Educator for WDHB for 11 years, the last 3 as Team Leader for Clinical Skills and Simulation.

I am a NZRC Level 6 certified instructor since 2004. As part of my role I attend clinical emergencies in the hospital and I ensure I stay current with new trends and research in resuscitation by attending conferences and other professional development opportunities.

I teach both in the hospital setting and also community setting including GP practice.

Jillian Rovers

Rosanne Shaw

Harry Misselbrook


Jillian qualified as a Registered nurse in 2000 in Christchurch.

Jillian has a background in cardiothoracic, cardiology and education, firstly working at the Alfred and Royal Melbourne hospitals in Australia, prior to returning to Wellington New Zealand in 2004.

Jillian commenced work at CCDHB in the cardiothoracic unit in 2005.

Jillian currently works at CCDHB as a Resuscitation Educator and Clinical Nurse Educator for the Integrated Operations Centre.

Jillian has been a NZRC core instructor since 2014, instructing with the learning development team at CCDHB. Jillian has a postgraduate diploma in Nursing.


After 20 years in the corporate world, Rosanne moved to NZ in 2002 and found a new career in Paramedicine.  

Initially as a volunteer in Hauraki/Coromandel then taking up full time employment with St John in Auckland, Rosanne studied Paramedicine at AUT and has been an Intensive Care Paramedic since 2010.  

She has worked as a tutor with St John, helping to develop and run their internal RSI course, before moving to AUT as a Paramedicine lecturer.

She became a NZ Resuscitation Instructor in 2015.


Harry has strong clinical experience in resuscitation and emergency care. He was an Intensive Care Paramedic for 4 years in Auckland before deciding to have a change of careers and using his clinical skills to move into medical sales. Harry still maintains a high level of clinical experience as a practicing Paramedic in Auckland (in addition to his full-time medical devices role) and as a CORE Advanced Instructor for Emcare.

Harry is a certified CORE Advanced Instructor with the New Zealand Resuscitation Council and has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in health science with a focus on intensive care paramedicine."

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