Board of Directors

About Us

Peter Berryman

President

Qualified in Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Education, and as a Medical Scientist, Peter has spent 31 years in private practice so far. He has lectured in Homeopathy since 1990, and Medical Sciences since 2006. Peter has been an ATMS Board member since 2007 and sits on the Academic Review Committee as Chair, as well as serving on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Regulatory Committee, Continuing Professional Education Committee and Marketing Committee.

Robert Medhurst

Vice President

   

Robert is an experienced Naturopath and has worked in this area for 30 years. He holds a Bachelor degree in Naturopathy and qualifications in Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Massage, Pathology, Workplace Training and Assessment, and Business Management. He’s operated four successful Naturopathy clinics in metropolitan Sydney and currently manages a Naturopathy clinic in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia

Christine Pope

Treasurer

   

Christine holds a Bachelor of Commerce (1984), Bachelor of Health Science (2010), Adv. Dip. Of Homeopathy (2005) and Nutrition (2013). Her unusual combination of skills come from twenty years in Risk Management in Investment Banking before her career a natural medicine practitioner. Her focus is on preventative health. Christine is Head of Department of Nutrition at Nature Care College and lectures in Homoeopathy and Nutrition as well as teaching business skill programs for natural therapists. In addition, she has been involved in promoting natural medicine; as Treasurer for the Australian Homeopathic Association, where she initiated a major project establishing online renewals and seminar registrations.

Antoinette Balnave

Director

   

Antoinette has been a member of ATMS since 1986 and holds a Diploma in Naturopathy, Diploma in Medical Herbalism, Diploma in Iridology, and is a Certified Hemaview™ Practitioner. Antoinette has been in business for 53 years as well as a business mentor and would like to pass on some of her knowledge to our members. Antoinette sits on the Complaints Committee and the Continuing Education Committee.

Jacqueline Fahey

Director

   

Jacqueline is a qualified Naturopath nurturing over a decade of experience in the Natural Health industry. During her career in Natural therapies, Jacqueline has acquired a wide range of skills in the areas of clinical practice, lecturing, community projects, business development and practitioner consultation. Jacqueline has developed high level interpersonal skills through actively taking opportunities to meet and deal directly with the Medical and Traditional medicine community and has been successful in introducing CAM to 5 hospitals within NSW. Professionals Jacqueline has worked with and brought together within the industry include Naturopaths, Nutritionists, Oncologists, Rheumatologists, Haematologists, Urologists and Gynaecologists. Jacqueline is continuing this passion, currently liaising with NSW Health for healthy food initiatives within the hospital system. She continues to regularly liaise with local and international practitioners, fostering ongoing education, and thoroughly enjoys sharing pioneering research as well as cultivating traditional knowledge within the industry. 

Jon Gamble

Director

   

Jon have been in practice for 30 years as a naturopath and homeopath. In that time, there has been huge development of the complementary medicine professions with real opportunities for practitioners like ourselves to contribute to healthcare in the Australian community. We have given clinic hours to many students who are now successful practitioners. However, in the past few years there have been some deeply concerning trends in government behaviour towards regulating complementary medicine, leaving me with real concerns about the impact this may have on our practice in the future. I would like to contribute to supporting our profession to ensure its resilience to withstand the repeated serious attacks on our credibility. It is for this reason that I am nominating for a position on the ATMS board.  All Boards regularly need fresh blood and ideas. I am the author of 3 practitioner books and I mentor practitioners in mineral analysis and heavy metal detoxification. I have given practitioner seminars in Australia, also New Zealand, Indonesia and Japan, as well as webinars across Australia and overseas. I am a regular contributor to the ATMS Journal. I was one of the early members of the ATMS and new its founder, Dorothy Hall

Trisha Mok

Non Executive Director

   

Trisha is a non-executive director, senior legal counsel and chartered secretary with twenty years’ experience in governance related roles.  She is a Past President and Non-Executive Director of Governance Institute of Australia and Chair of the Chant Legacy and Scholarship Award Committee.  In addition, Trisha is currently Senior Legal Counsel – Australia and New Zealand at Study Group.  She is also an Adjunct Fellow at the School of Law, Western Sydney University.  Trisha holds a Bachelor of Commerce (1993) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1994) from the University of Melbourne; a Graduate Certificate of Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management (2005) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance (2006) from Governance Institute of Australia. Trisha joined the ATMS Board as its first independent appointed non-executive director in September 2017 and is currently Chair of the Regulatory Committee and a member of the Complaints and Finance, Audit and Compliance Committees.

Maggie Sands

Director

   

Maggie is qualified in Naturopathy, Remedial Massage and Somatic Psychotherapy and has over 40 years experience in the Natural Medicine Profession. Maggie initially became a Board Member in 1987 and was awarded Life Membership in 1999. During her Directorship she has held the positions of Vice President on two separate occasions during 1993-2000 and 2006-2011, Treasurer in 2012 and President in 2013-2015. Maggie is the Founding Director of the School of Integrated Body Therapy and the LakeSpa Wellness Centre situated on the Central Coast in New South Wales which were established in 1985 and 1989. Maggie sits on the Regulatory Committee, the Academic Review Committee and the marketing Committee

Daniel Zhang

Director

   

Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Medicine from North China Coal Medical College with; a Diploma of Business from Lloyd’s International College Sydney and a Master’s Degree in Translation and Linguistics from the University of Western Sydney. Daniel studied a Master Qualifying in Chiropractic with Macquarie University (uncompleted) and between 1992-1999 worked at Tangshan People’s Hospital of China as a resident doctor. Daniel is an Acupuncturist at Sunshine Acupuncture and Massage Centre in Australia and currently sits on the Complaints Committee and the Continuing Education Committee.