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The Capri Sanctuary Team

Capri Sanctuary has a professional, dedicated and committed team. Each team member is extensively trained and experienced in their specific discipline. We through our experience know that keeping you at the centre of our service delivery, gets the best outcomes for you.

Meet the Team

Each team member will play an integral role in your time as a guest with Capri Sanctuary, we meet regularly to discuss your progress and ensure your needs are met. You will meet all the team on your arrival enabling collaborative needs based assessments, including, medical, physical, psychological, nutrition and dietary, or any specific comfort needs you may have.

Brent Smith

BAlcDrg, DipHlhHB, PCertREBT

Brent has extensive experience in the Addiction and Mental Health Treatment field, both in the public and private sectors as a Clinician... Read more

Dr. Siale Foliaki

MBCHB FRANZCP

Dr. Foliaki is a graduate of the Otago University School of Medicine and became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College... Read more

Dr. Barry Geheran

MB BCh BAO (Hons)

Dr. Geheran is a Psychiatry Registrar currently training under the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and honorary... Read more


Li Zuo

MSc (1st Hons), PGDipHealthPsych, NZPS, AHPRA

Li is a registered Health Psychologist in both New Zealand and Australia, and a graduate of the University of Auckland. She... Read more

Wayne Attenborrow

BNurs, PGcertHSc: NZNO - Programme Facilitator and Personal Trainer CertPT, CertFI

Wayne is passionate about people, and for the last 17 years has been involved... Read more

Samantha Laing RN

BNurs, PGCertHSc Advanced Nursing - Lead Clinical Nurse

Sam is a Scottish trained Registered Nurse. Since arriving in NZ over 10 years ago she has... Read more


Ruth Papuni

DipNurs - RNZCompN, BAddictionSt: NCNZ, DAPAANZ, AHPRA

Ruth is a NZ trained Registered Comprehensive Nurse and she has also completed a Bachelor of Addiction... Read more

Lynetta Cataylo

Master Chef

Lynetta is the Master Chef at Capri Sanctuary with over 20 years of experience. Completing her initial training in Singapore, her creative culinary... Read more

Gia MacLachlan

BSc Psych (Hons), PGDipSci-Psych

Gia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and is currently completing her Postgraduate Diploma at the University... Read more


Kris Antonio

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kris is an extensively trained nurse, working in a number of settings, including emergency departments and mental health and addictions... Read more

Maria Snell

Registered Comprehensive Nurse

Current member of NZNO. Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Maria is a New Zealand-trained Registered Comprehensive Nurse. She... Read more

Andrew Hill

Bachelor of Applied Addiction Studies

Andy is a dedicated, robust, and committed clinician who is passionate about the mental health and addiction fields. Andy has... Read more


Tania Marinkovich

Tania found Yoga about 20 years ago when she was seeking help for chronic back pain that was all consuming and overbearing. Five-months after her introduction... Read more

Champorn Vincent

Champorn is a traditional Thai Massage Therapist offering the benefits of massage to Capri Sanctuary Guest’s weekly. Her knowledge of this ancient form of massage... Read more

Housekeeping Team

The Capri Sanctuary Housekeeping team are professional and friendly, paramount to them is that each Capri Sanctuary Guest’s comfort is ensured throughout their stay. Led... Read more


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Empowering you towards a valued future

“Thank you Brent and the team at Capri Sanctuary for making me feel I can have a life worth living, and providing me with the tools and resources to deal with life's problems. ” — MH (Warkworth)

“I came to Capri Sanctuary with some complex issues and my stay has changed my life! I left feeling confident in myself and happier than ever. Everything was perfect during my stay.” — DG (Hawkes Bay)

“A Wonderful experience, I wish the Sanctuary had been available to me many years ago. I'm leaving a totally different person compared to who I was when I arrived. Thank you Brent and the team. Highly recommended. ” — SG (Melbourne, Australia)