Meet Our Dedicated Team

All our staff are highly trained and committed to making your experience at The Foot Centre professional, positive and healing. We have extensive experience at the elite sports level and advanced wound management skills. We listen to your concerns and work with you in order to achieve your desired health outcomes.

Foot Specialist Alison Fitzgerald Wangaratta

Alison Fitzgerald

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.

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Roxanne Brown
Roxanne BrownPodiatrist
Roxanne is a local girl with strong ties to the Wangaratta and surrounding communities. After graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2011, Roxanne moved to Melbourne and worked at Caulfield Hospital and The Northern Hospital. Roxanne then relocated abroad with her partner and worked at an award winning private practice in Scotland.
With her widespread experience in multiple fields Roxanne’s speciality areas now include dermatological conditions, musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation, foot mobilisation and manipulation and orthotic prescription. Roxanne’s priority is getting her clients back to feeling their absolute best.
Lauren Whinray
Lauren WhinrayPodiatrist
Since graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2007 Lauren worked at The Foot Centre for 2 years before pursuing 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.
When not saving limbs, Lauren loves horse riding and the outdoors.
Kim Newman
Kim NewmanPodiatrist
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.
Kim enjoys all aspects of Podiatry and is always ready to tackle a new challenge – particularly when is 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!
Jo Direen
Jo DireenReceptionist
Jo joined The Foot Centre team in 2014 as one of our receptionists in Wangaratta. She became the Office Manager in July 2015 and has been excelling at this new role ever since. She is based in Wangaratta full-time.
Outside of work Jo enjoys running, going to the gym and being with her young family.
Jo is available at our Wangaratta clinic on Mondays – Friday.
Michele Edwards
Michele EdwardsReceptionist
Shell has returned to The Foot Centre after an absence of 6 years. She is so happy to be back and to see lots of familiar faces. Shell is having fun at the moment building her new forever home in Mansfield along with her husband Chris. She enjoys walking, camping and fishing and once in her new home hopes to start creating some of her art work again.