The iMOKO™ Team

Our people working for our community

At iMOKO™ we have a team of highly skilled experts who bring unique sets of knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to their roles and ensure service delivery that is second to none.

Dr Lance O'Sullivan - Founder & Managing Director

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Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award 2013
Public Health Association Public Health Champion Award 2013
TVNZ Māori of the Year 2013

Dr Lance O'Sullivan is a Māori doctor whose tribal affiliations are Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hau and Ngāti Maru.  

Harnessing the skills he acquired from his cultural heritage and medical training, Lance and his wife Tracy established Navilluso Medical - a healthcare company committed to developing innovative ways to ensure appropriate and quality healthcare reached the right people in the right place at the right time.

Lance is an accomplished author, national and international speaker, role model and disruptive leader and innovator.  From a young boy labeled by society as a trouble maker, he developed into a passionate advocate for Māori health.  He is a pioneer for equal healthcare in his community and a champion for creating a fairer New Zealand.

In June 2013, Lance made the headlines when he left his former employer after a difference in patient philosophy - he believed in treating patients regardless of whether or not they could afford treatment.  He left disillusioned with a system that failed to deliver the care needed for his patients and vowed to change the system for the better.  Now ensconced in the Far North of New Zealand, Lance has set about making this happen.

Lance and Tracy have seven beautiful children (5 boys and 2 girls).  They live and work in Kaitaia, a remote and challenged area of rural New Zealand.  Lance truly believes that he has led a charmed life and even now reflects on this...

"I used to feel that I should pinch myself to see if how life had played out for me was real or a dream"

Lance founded Navilluso Medical, inspired by the opportunities that he himself had experienced in life and which allowed him to grow and develop into a well-educated, well-rounded, family man and community leader.

Today, as the Managing Director, Lance is truly passionate about and devoted to delivering more care to more people for less cost.


Tracy O'Sullivan - Director

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Mā te tini, mā mano, ka rapa te whai.  By many, by thousands, the work will be accomplished.

Tracy hails from Te Arawa and after many years in Rotorua, moved with husband Lance to the beautiful Far North (their home for the last 11 years).

Mother to seven children, aged between 7 and 23 years, Tracy identifies with the challenges facing whānau today.  Her basis for becoming involved in the company alongside her husband was the desire to inspire and offer support and manaaki to those whānau, tamariki and rangatahi who need it the most.


Georgina Peterson

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Ko Tawhitirahi te maunga
Ko Awapoka te awa
Ko Parengarenga te moana
Ko Te Aupouri te iwi
Ko Georgina Peterson ahau

I have been working with the iMOKO™ team since it started here in the Far North - originally throat swabbing in six schools.  I have seen five years worth of tamariki go through our programme.  It is a privilege working for our whānau to ensure their children are on the pathway to hauora.  My namesake, Hareruia Kaaka, died in his early thirties from Rheumatic Fever and I feel guided to ensure that others, children and young adults, have a better quality of life than he had.  It is great working alongside a team who feel passionate about our children and their wellbeing.


Vince Rudolph

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Kia ora.  I'm Vince and I work for the iMOKO™ team.

What makes me want to come to work is knowing I have the ability to be able to help our children, not just in this community, but also the wider community.  Seeing our kids who have cellulitis and impetigo one week, then clear and healthy skin the next week is what makes my job worthwhile.  Treating kids who have sore throats and talking with parents when delivering medicines is all worth it.  This lets me engage with the community, finding where I can help best.

Being part of a great team keeps me smiling and striving for a healthier outcome in Muriwhenua.

Mauri ora.


Kody Peterson

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Kia ora koutou
Ko Kody Peterson ahau
Ko Te Aupouri te iwi
Ko Te Kao te haukainga

I am a Kaiarahi for the iMOKO™ team.  The iMOKO™ team has made me realise that we can make a huge contribution to the hauora of our tamariki.  We can empower them to take control of their own health as well as the health of their whānau.  It is a privilege to work in the iMOKO™ team and the people in our community.


Lucy Wharerau

Ko Te Aupouri te iwi
Ko Te Kao toku kainga
Ko Lucy Wharerau ahau

I worked at Kaitaia Primary School for the past four years.  During this time I came to learn how important it is for tamariki to be healthy to be able to learn at school.  I am now a Kaiarahi with the iMOKO™ team. 

I enjoy working for a programme that is helping to make it easier for people to access the medical help they need and contributing towards a healthier future generation in Aotearoa.