Melinda Hobbs


Melinda entered the world of Health Administration as a student of History at Canterbury University, taking on a part-time position that eventually led to her working in the field intermittently for over 10 years. 

Currently our receptionist on a Monday, Melinda brings a passion for women’s health and feminist values to her position, along with a wry sense of humour that is always appreciated at the beginning of the working week.

Melinda calls Ōtautahi home and especially enjoys getting out and hiking in the hills as well as venturing out onto the water on her family’s newly acquired sailboat. A mother of two, she is kept busy with the day-to-day of parenting, but takes any chance she can to follow her many and varied hobbies such as the fibre arts – knitting, spinning, sewing and weaving – as well as yoga, social dancing and reading.

In her weekly position at the receptionist desk, Melinda appreciates being able to soak in the intelligence, kindness, professionalism and supportiveness of the COGA team. She reports that patients come to her after their appointments saying they feel heard and taken seriously, which makes her job all the more satisfying and enriching.

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Dr. Angela Beard - Christchurch Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates
Dr. Angela Beard​
Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, Fertility Specialist
Dr Geeta Singh - Christchurch Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates
Dr. Geeta Singh
Dr Greg Phillipson, gynaecologist
Dr. Greg Phillipson
Dr. Pip Shirley - Christchurch Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates
Dr. Pip Shirley
Janine Puentener Midwife - Christchurch Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates
Janine Puentener-King
Frances Green
Frances Green
Registered Nurse
Donna Ward-2
Donna Ward
PA to Dr Geeta Singh, Dr Pip Shirley and Dr Greg Phillipson
Ann Kofoed
PA to Dr Beard
Sue Parle
PA / Senior Medical Administrator
Chrissie Dodds-2
Chrissie Dodds
Business Manager
Melinda Hobbs
Melinda Hobbs