Foot Specialist Alison Fitzgerald Wangaratta

Alison Fitzgerald

Director/Senior Podiatrist

Alison is the owner of The Foot Centre and is passionate about providing the communities of North East Victoria and Southern NSW the best possible podiatric care. She has worked hard to become well connected with other health practitioners in the area to allow the best outcomes for the patients of  The Foot Centre.

Alison has worked extensively in both public and private practice over the last 20 years and consequently has a lot of experience in all areas of podiatry.

She particularly enjoys helping novice and intermediate level “weekend warriors” work towards their fitness and exercise goals. She is a strong advocate for making physical activity part of your daily routine and is motivated to help get her patients back enjoying their chosen physical pursuit.

Lauren Whinray



Graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2007, Lauren worked at The Foot Centre for 2 years before pursing her passion for managing and treating the High Risk Foot.  The Foot Centre obtained funding through the Primary Health Network so Wangaratta can have her expertise onsite on a Monday.  This is an invaluable service and Lauren and her clients are achieving amazing results.

Lauren can be found in Benalla on Wednesdays and Wangaratta every second Thursday.

When not saving limbs, Lauren loves spending time with her three kiddies, camp drafting and the outdoors.

Casual Kim N

Kim Newman


Kim is a Wangaratta local who joined The Foot Centre team in 2020.  She completed her studies in Podiatry at Charles Sturt University and graduated in 2015.  Since then she has worked in a private practice in Wodonga.  Kim enjoys all aspects of Podiatry and is always ready to tackle a new challenge - particularly when it comes to biomechanics and musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation.

In her spare time Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends, keeping active and spoiling her two German Shepherds.

You will find Kim at The Foot Centre Benalla on a Monday and Wangaratta Tuesday to Friday.

Jo Direen

Office Manager


Jo joined The Foot Centre in 2014 as Receptionist in a part time capacity.  Jo became the Office Manager in 2015 and has been excelling in the role ever since.

Jo works full time in the Wangaratta Clinic.

When not at work, Jo can found on the sidelines cheering her children on in their chosen sport or at the gym trying to outrun "old age".

Michele Edward 


Michele Edwards

Shell returned to The Foot Centre in 2020 after an absence of six years. She is happy to be back and to see lots of familiar faces.

Shell works in Benalla Monday, Wednesday and every second Friday and Wangaratta on Thursday.

Shell is having fun putting the finishing touches on her forever home in Mansfield with her husband Chris.

Shell enjoys walking, camping and fishing.  Once her house is completed she looks forward to creating her artwork once again