The Team

The Team at ModPod Podiatry

Lance Penn – Clinical Director / Senior Podiatrist


I have over 20 years’ experience in private practice. I grew up and qualified in Johannesburg, South Africa and ran a busy private practice before moving to Australia in 2001.I started the City Practice in early 2002 and built it in to a well-respected sports clinic. In 2006 Brent joined the clinic and between us we manage the ModPod practices.

Over the last 20 years I have treated tens of thousands of feet, I would have seen patients from every sporting discipline over all levels and I can honestly say there is no condition that I have not seen and treated. The great attribute about having a Brent as a clinical partner is that I have another podiatrist with 20 years’ experience to problem solve tricky cases and have found this to be extremely beneficial to helping more

Brent Goddard – Managing Director

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Brent trained in New Zealand finishing his degree in 1997. He worked in Dunedin – New Zealand running the podiatry department of Otago Sports Medicine.  Moving to UK in 2001 where he worked in London for the National Health Services for 3 years. Brent arrived in Australia in 2004,  He joined with Lance in 2006 and has enjoyed growing their practice together.

Brent married in 2007 and has 2 young children, he manages to find the time to train so he can regularly compete in running and cycling events. Brent enjoys treating patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal aliments and has a special interest in forefoot pathology.

Michael Tamaddoni - Clinical Director / Senior Physiotherapist


Michael tamaddoniMichael grew up in the USA and did his physio training in the states over 7 years and 2 degrees, a BS in Exercise Science Sports Medicine at Colorado State University and then did his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Duke University. He then spent 5 years practicing in the USA before meeting his wife and moving to Australia in 2013. He has spent the last 4+ years in Australia practicing physiotherapy in the outpatient setting.

Michael has a diverse background in sport playing soccer as a child for 8 years, American Football(NFL) in High School and College, Wrestling, Track and Field, Olympic weightlifting and Since his early 20’s has been running, cycling and swimming. Completing distance Triathlons From sprint to 70.3 distance events.  Read more

Lesley Calvert-Evers – Clinical Director/Senior Podiatrist

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Lesley completed her degree from the University of Newcastle in 2011 and started working for ModPod January 2012. Since then she has married and now has a daughter and son. Lesley is passionate about podiatry and has decided to open her own clinic In Morisset where she grew up.

Deciding to open in Morisset meant being close to family which is a huge part of my life. Work and Family are the two things that get me out of bed in the morning. Knowing I am helping so many people be able to get back into running or be pain free standing is what makes me passionate about what I do.

I really enjoy hearing stories about the community and how much it has changed.  Morisset is a small community which is expanding at a quick rate. The locals are so friendly and lake Macquarie is a great place to relax on the weekends with the kids. On weekends we go for walks while teaching my daughter how to ride a bike. I enjoy keeping fit myself and have a keen interest in running.

Reid Lyons – Clinical Director/Senior Podiatrist

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Reid is originally from New Zealand where he trained and practiced until immigrating to Sydney in 2009. Reid joined the ModPod team in January 2013 after a few months of traveling. Reid divides  his time between the Mosman clinic, and the new North Ryde clinic.

Having played rugby and a other sports he has an interest in your health and well being, helping you achieve your sporting goals no matter how small or large. Out side of work Reid can be found in the surf on the northern beaches or on his mountain bike.

Brendan Coyle – Senior Podiatrist

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Brendan qualified with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry) in 2004. He has worked in private practice in both Sydney and Canberra and currently has a consulting role with the Australian Defence Force. Brendan ran a busy private practice in Dublin, Ireland from 2008 to 2011 and recently returned to join the ModPod team in February 2012.

Brendan has a keen interest in fitness and sport. He grew up running, swimming and playing football and is still passionate participant in all these areas. He thoroughly enjoys his work as a Podiatrist.

Dr.Tariq Khan - Senior Podiatrist/Special Interest Dermatology

 Dr Khan graduated as a podiatrist in 1993, and went on to complete a BSc Hons in Podiatric studies (1994) and then undertook a Doctoral Research (PhD) on Phytochemical, Biological and Clinical evaluation of Thuja occidentalis on Verruca pedis at the University of London, completed in 2004. In 2012 was made a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and in 2017 became a Chartered Scientist. Dr Khan is registered with the Health Care Professions Council in the UK and AHPRA.  Read more...

Colin O'Connor - Senior Podiatrist

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Originally from Ireland, Colin immigrated to Sydney in 2009, having previously lived in Sydney from 1998-2001.

My Foot health career began over 20 years ago working in ski and mountaineering shops, fitting ski boots and climbing boots, and making custom foot beds. Worked as a professional boot fitter in ski resorts in Europe before moving to the UK in 2002 to study a BSc (Hons) Podiatry degree.


Josh Sund - Senior Podiatrist

Josh enjoys all aspects of Podiatry, with a particular interest in Biomechanics and Rehabilitation. Having completed a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Wollongong in 2005, Josh worked several years as an Exercise Physiologist before gaining his Master of Podiatry from Western Sydney University.

Josh decided to study Podiatry due to his passion for sport, biomechanics and the treatment of lower limb injuries. Having played many years of competitive Rugby Union, League and beach sprinting, Josh continues to remain active running in events such as the City to Surf and Sydney Half Marathon.

Clint Waddingham - Podiatrist

From a young age I was always interested in the field of podiatry. From the age of 9, I spent a lot of time at a podiatrist’s due to conditions such as ingrown toe nails, Sever’s Disease and several sporting injuries. I also have had nail surgeries on both big toes and 3 pairs of orthoses all before the age of 17.

I worked as a draftsman for 11 years but it wasn’t enough. I always had aspirations of becoming a podiatrist and working with sportspeople. I decided to change career paths and throw myself back into something I was passionate about, which wasn’t an easy decision with 2 young children. I have never been this happy and am enjoying every minute of my podiatry career.

Sport has always been a passion of mine and because of this, I have an interest in injuries, rehabilitation and different treatment modalities such as shockwave and orthotic therapy. Through my studies I have also developed an interest in the effects of diabetes and its management.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 daughters whether it be riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline or even just watching movies. My hobbies outside of being with my family are playing and watching football (soccer) and golf.

Jane Gillings – Practice Manager


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Jane Gillings has been with the ModPod Team since 2009 and plays an integral role running and organising the clinic. She is married with three children and is keen tennis player , snow skier and enjoys meeting people from all walks of life.


Jane has a background in marketing and research.



Clare Thomas – Reception


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Clare has been with the ModPod team since 2010. She is married with two children and a large dog! A keen gardener and cook, she also enjoys Pilates and barre exercising as well as daily walks with the dog.


Clare has a background in media and television sales.


Shelly Kramer – Reception


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Sarah Byars – Reception

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Miranda Goddard – Accounts


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Miranda has been with the ModPod team since 2011. She is married to Brent Goddard and they have two children. Miranda enjoys sewing, cooking, running and going to the gym. She is kept busy with her two children and washing Brent’s training gear.


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