Wayne Evans

Head Pharmacist

Wayne qualified as a pharmacist in South Africa in 1984 and registered with the Pharmacy Council of
New Zealand in 1997. Wayne has over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Wayne
purchased Birkdale Pharmacy in September 1998 and has been serving the communities of Birkdale,
Beach Haven and surrounding areas ever since. Wayne is able to speak English and Afrikaans.

Pharmacists' hands

Patty Shen

Retail Manager

Patty is our retail manager and has been working at Birkdale Pharmacy for over 2 years. Patty is
currently studying to be a Pharmacy Technician. Patty was born in China but has lived in New
Zealand for over 20 years. Patty is able to speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese

Pills in apothecary bottle

Janet Lorusso


Janet registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand in September 2000 and has been
employed by Birkdale Pharmacy for over 14 years. Janet’s special interest is Medico Blister Packs.

Image by Kendal James

Angela Lorusso

Part-Time Retail Assistant

Angela is one of our part-time staff members. She usually works on a Saturday morning. Angela is in
year 13 at Carmel College.