Our Team

Jacob Ogle - Director, Senior Podiatrist

Jacob has been servicing the local Melton community since 2001. He has vast experience in all aspects of podiatric care. In his spare time Jacob enjoys spending time with his 3 sons and is involved in local Auskick and Miniroos soccer with his eldest son Alexander.


Jacob has been involved with many  local sporting clubs over the years participating in cricket, soccer, basketball and tennis to name a few. His current passion in staying fit via long distance running.

Simonette Manini - Podiatrist

Simonette has practiced at the Melton and Bacchus Marsh Foot Clinics since 2008. She has a particular interest in working with people with mental and cognitive impairments and treating wounds and ulcers, especially for those with diabetes mellitus. She also enjoys visiting clients in their homes  when they are unable to attend the clinic.


In her spare time, Simonette has played tennis at a local level for many years and enjoys watching all sports, especially AFL and NRL.

Carissa Nicholson - Podiatrist

Carissa began working at the Melton Bacchus Marsh Foot Clinics in 2015. She graduated from LaTrobe University in 2014, completing a Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Podiatric Practice.


Carissa volunteered at Northern Health during her final year of studies. Here she was exposed to state of the art diabetic foot care and wound management. She also completed a research project investigating the role of exercise in prevention of neuropathy and associated lower limb wounds.


Carissa worked through her studies at Active Feet, a specialist athletic footwear company and has great technical knowledge of footwear. She's passionate about keeping up with current footwear technologies, and provides her patients with up to date footwear recommendations.


Carissa has a passion for sport and enjoys running in her spare time. She is extremely passionate about the medical diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. Her interest in sport is reflected in her particular passion for biomechanical musculoskeletal rehabilitation.


Jonathon Williams - Podiatrist

Jonathon completed his studies at La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice in 2016.
Jonathon has experience in all aspects of Podiatry including high risk foot care, biomechanical conditions, footwear advice, General Podiatry and sporting injuries of the feet and lower limb. 
Jonathon has a passion for sport and understands the demands of the foot and ankle in today’s sporting world.
Jonathon’s passion for getting people better allows him to implement patient specific goals tailored to getting patients on the road to recovery.
Jonathon enjoys running and umpiring football in his spare time.

Tim Blazey - Podiatrist

Tim completed his studies at La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice in 2019.

Tim has a special interest in general and diabetic foot care, biomechanics and paediatrics. 
Tim enjoys watching all sports, although he has a keen interest in watching AFL. He supports Essendon and currently plays soccer.
In his spare time Tim enjoys listening to music and playing a few instruments. He has a keen interest in playing drums and guitar. 
Tim also has a beautiful fiance, in which he’ll be able to call his wife later in December this year!! 

Reception Staff 

Julie Magro - Clinic Manager
Sharon Barker - Receptionist
Jan Whittaker - Receptionist
Jane Boyle - Receptionist