Our Team

Some background on our practitioners


Björn Lahde 

Björn has 17 years experience as a podiatrist, 15 practicing in Glen Waverley owning and running what has now become the Glen Waverley Foot Clinic. He is enthusiastic about all of his clients - young or old, but has special interests in managing ingrown toenails and prescribing orthotics for all foot related complaints. He is trained in using the BS Bracing method to aid standard conservative management of ingrown nails and has performed more than 300 partial nail avulsion procedures to permanently correct them.

Ming Yang

Graduating with degrees in both Podiatry and Exercise Science, Ming brings an engaging style and passion built on over 10-years of fitness industry experience. Spanning all aspects of podiatry, Ming’s interests are pursued with a sound understanding of training principles and lower-limb specific biomechanics. Importantly, in a rapidly evolving industry, Ming prides himself on staying at the cutting-edge by attending an array of seminars and training courses to further enhance his knowledge and skills.  Ming is fluent in Mandarin.


Jessie Quach


Jessie has been in Podiatry for two years, and worked as a pharmacy assistant for 8 years. She has also completed a degree in Behavioural neurosciences.  She likes to adopt a holistic and patient centred approach with a special interest in dermatological conditions.  Jessie has experience using a needling treatment for warts which can be effective with only a single treatment.

Jessie is fluent in cantonese and speaks conversational mandarin.

Danusha Lahde

Glen Waverley Foot Clinic welcome back Danusha from maternity leave.  She will be available on Tuesday mornings.


Kristen Nolan

Kristen is a podiatrist of 21 years experience in all facets of podiatry, including private and community health settings.  She has vast experience in diabetic and arthritic foot conditions and spends her spare time with her husband and two primary school age children.


Melissa Van Onselen

Melissa is an enthusiastic podiatrist with 15 years experience including hospital and community health settings. She loves all aspects of footcare, however her main areas of interest are diabetes, an area she has worked extensively in after 3 years spent in a High Risk Foot Clinic, and care of the ageing foot. Melissa enjoys teaching people how to best care of their feet, expecially those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes.

When she’s not working, Melissa is a busy mother to two active young children and loves swimming, walking and spending time outdoors.


Tish Tily

Tish is currently on maternity leave.



Admin team:


Suzanne Shinton

Suzanne, enjoys relaxation time around her three children spending time at the beach.


Alex Harkins