Our Team

Since 1997, North East Podiatry has been keeping the Wangaratta region on their feet and moving.

It’s important to visit a podiatrist that is caring and experienced… you’ve only got one pair of feet, so let us help you look after them!

The foot health specialists at every North East Podiatry clinic are university trained to diagnose and treat your foot and ankle ailments, and can help you with anything from traumatic to functional problems, issues relating to diabetes or arthritis, and a range of foot conditions like corns and calluses, an ingrown toenail or anything related to foot care.

North East Podiatry, proudly providing community health services in Wangaratta, Benalla and Yarrawonga and surrounds. No need to tell Siri or Google “find a podiatrist near me”, just visit North East Podiatry!

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DAMIEN ROSSATO

OWNER/PODIATRIST

“Being a born and bred Myrtleford boy, I have a true love for the area and its surrounds. Over the years, I have developed a great repore with many of my patients and gain great satisfaction when they have the confidence to refer family and friends to our practice.”

Since graduating in 1995, Damien has gone from working in the hospital system to starting his own business, then watching it grow into a high class podiatry group servicing Wangaratta, Benalla and Yarrawonga and surrounds. Seeing a patient walk out pain free is one of the best parts of his job.

ALYCE CURRIE

OWNER/PODIATRIST

“I really enjoy working in the Benalla office of North East Podiatry. It has a professional and friendly environment that our patients have come to enjoy. It brings me great satisfaction when my patients leave happy with the treatment and advice that they have just received. After the birth of my two gorgeous girls, I have developed a interest in Paediatrics and enjoy treating all ages.” A graduate of Charles Sturt University, Alyce completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Podiatry) with Honours, and our communities are getting the benefits of her knowledge! Born and bred in Benalla, Alyce loves the country, the people and the lifestyle, so being able to look after your feet is her way of supporting the locals.

KIM ROSSATO

PRACTICE MANAGER

“North East Podiatry is a growing practice which I am pleased to be a part of. I enjoy working with the patients and podiatrists in this warm environment and enjoy the challenges that I face with an ever expanding business. I look forward to providing our patients with the quality service they have come to expect.”

After beginning as a part time receptionist in 2003, Kim has become a vital part of North East Podiatry, now the Practice Manager of all three clinics in Wangaratta, Benalla and Yarrawonga.

ANDREW CARTER

PODIATRIST

“Snowboarding, wakeboarding and long romantic walks on the beach.” When it comes to running and sport related injuries, Andy is the man for the job. Graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Podiatry, Andy moved to Torquay working in podiatry for high end professional athletes, paediatrics and even footwear gait analysis for Melbourne’s leading podiatrists.

Put your feet in Andy’s hands, he’s our specialist for biomechanical assessments and
running related injuries.

EMILY RODD

PODIATRIST

“I enjoy working in the Wangaratta and Yarrawonga clinics, meeting and building relationships with rural people. North East Podiatry care about people’s health and strive to provide the best service.”

Born and bred in the rural area of Wagga Wagga, Emily graduated with her Bachelor of Podiatry in 2014, before joining the North East Podiatry family. Emily’s areas of interest include biomechanical assessments, dry needling, shockwave therapy and diabetic education.

ALYSSA MARSHALL

PODIATRIST

“North East Podiatry has enabled me to meet and provide quality care to the patients of the Wangaratta and Benalla clinics. I have enjoyed getting to know my patients and positively impacting upon their quality of life through holistic foot care.”

Originally from Sydney, Alyssa relocated to Albury for her Bachelor of Podiatry and never left! When she isn’t passionately helping our patients with their foot health, pain reduction and improving mobility, Alyssa enjoys skiing, hiking, travel and exploring the beautiful North East region.

LAINEY HEALE

PODIATRIST

“I feel so privileged to be a part of such a vibrant, warm and supportive team here at North East Podiatry.” Originally from a farm in rural Victoria, Lainey moved to Albury NSW to complete her Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine with Honors at Charles Sturt University. Lainey began working as a full time practitioner with North East Podiatry during 2017 in our Benalla and Wangaratta clinics. Lainey is driven to provide quality up to date and holistic treatment options to feet of all shapes and sizes in the North East region, with a keen interest in podiatric research and diabetic foot health.
Outside of work, Lainey enjoys travelling, hiking with her 2 dogs and catching up with loved ones.

SHARNI O’DONOGHUE

PODIATRIST

“I have always loved living and working in the country. I love meeting new people, providing quality care and I love the warm environment here at North East Podiatry. I enjoy all aspects of podiatry”.
Sharni was born and bred in Corowa NSW and still resides there now. Sharni graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine. Sharni moved away to Warrnambool before returning to the area in late 2018. Sharni enjoys all things health and fitness and the lifestyle of living on the Murray River. Sharni also spends a lot of time with her family and friends.

KATIE TINK

PODIATRIST

“Podiatry is very rewarding and provides tremendous satisfaction, realising the difference you can make in enabling patients a better quality of life, by assisting with pain reduction.” 2010 saw Katie join North East Podiatry and she has gone from strength to strength ever since. After completing her Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) and spending some time in Mackay, Katie moved back home near friends and family, and now spends her time in Wangaratta and Yarrawonga. Always up for learning new skills, she recently completed a lower limb dry needling course in Melbourne.

AINSLEE DOWLING

HEAD RECEPTIONIST

“North East Podiatry has been a part of my life for such a long period of time, that the staff and clients feel like they are family. We have such an inviting atmosphere here that coming to work is an enjoyable experience for all.” North East Podiatry first met Ainslee during her gap year of university in 2011. A Wangaratta local, Ainslee kept working part time while studying, and after a looking for a change of pace she returned to the area in 2013 and has been at North East Podiatry ever since. You’ll see Ainslee enjoying her time off work with friends and family and playing netball!