Meet the Winners of the 2021 Natural Medicine Awards

ATMS hosted the Natural Medicine Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday night (22 January), and even though it was online, it was a great night celebrating the efforts of the 12 finalists for Practitioner of the Year, Clinic of the Year and Student of the Year.


The event included a special keynote speaker, Associate Professor Judith Lacey, who specialises in the development and integration of supportive care interventions to keep people living well with cancer, independent of prognosis or stage of disease. Professor Lacey is Head of Supportive Care and Integrative Oncology at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and presented How natural therapies and therapists have integrated into and benefited the multi-modality clinic at Lifehouse.

ATMS extends its congratulations to the 2021 winners and highly commended finalists for Practitioner of the Year, Clinic of the Year and Student of the Year. All finalists demonstrated a passion for and excellence in their field and have made significant contributions to the natural medicine industry and the health and wellbeing of Australians.


To see more images from the Gala Dinner and awards presentation please visit our Facebook page.


We are thrilled to announce the 2021 ATMS Natural Medicine Awards winners and highly commended finalists:

Practitioner of the Year

Dedicated to Dorothy Hall for Practitioner Excellence

Meet your ATMS 2021 Practitioner of the Year!

Pat Collins owns Total Health and Education Centre with her husband in Muswellbrook NSW. Pat is an experienced Herbalist and manufactures her own line of Herbal products. Pat has authored several books, produced a DVD and she also teaches Herbal Manufacturing at the ATWEA College in Newcastle.

Pat takes an integrated approach to care utilising Iridology, Nutrition, Herbal medicine Reflexology, Clinical hypnosis, Bush Flower remedies and many others. She believes treating the whole person is key to successful care.  

Highly Commended:

Angela Maree Smith
Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic

Angela has been practicing Naturopathy in Melbourne for over a decade. She is passionate about fusing bio medical science and diagnostic testing with nature’s herbs and nutrients to restore health and wellness to the body. Angela has a balanced approach to life, she loves to cook using food as medicine, educating clients on how to eat and exercise for wellness yet still maintain the joy and satisfaction that we love about food and living.


Angela is also passionate about educating people on nutrition and natural medicine for a wide variety focus groups, including anxiety, fertility, IVF and children’s health.

Brittany Darling
Nutritionist and Herbalist
Whole Food Healing

Brittany Darling is an accredited nutritionist and herbalist with over 8 years’ experience. She runs workshops, develops products, collaborates with brands and is an expert contributor in the media across multiple publications including The Grace Tales, One Fine Baby, Sporteluxe, Body and Soul, Gourmet Traveller + more. 


Over the past 8 years, Brittany has seen a range of different clients and conditions. Since becoming a mum, she has turned her focus to paediatric nutrition, as well as preconception, fertility optimisation, IVF support, pregnancy, lactations and post-natal nutrition. 

Rowena Jayne
Naturopath and Nutritionist
Rowena Jayne Health and Wellness

Rowena Jayne is a best-selling Author, Retreat & Womens Circle Facilitator, a Neuro Emotional Technique practitioner, Naturopath, Nutritionist, International Yoga Instructor and Plant Food Chef. Rowena has also studied Ayurvedic Medicine, Permaculture, Quantum Energetics and more.


She believes in combining all her skills, training and 22 years of experience into incredible healing retreats, one to one consultations, Womens Circle & healing workshops to offer a truly well-rounded experience to propel her client’s lives forward in BIG ways. Her personal experience battling mental and physical health issues inspired her to help other women who were facing similar challenges.

Clinic of the Year

Dedicated to Maurice Blackmore for Professionalism and Contribution to the Natural Medicine Industry

Meet your ATMS 2021 Clinic of the Year!

Performance in Health Wellbeing Clinic

Performance in Health Wellbeing Clinic is dedicated to providing naturopathic support to individuals who want to thrive in all areas of life. Led by Founder, Tanya Edwards, the team have a tailored results-based holistic health and wellness approach to treatments. Their ongoing “coach” style support means client’s health is fast-tracked for success.


Their holistic approach to naturopath services means they encourage clients to make small changes every single day, towards better health.  Along with Naturopath services, Performance in Health Wellbeing Clinic also offers support with Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Food Allergies & Intolerances support and lifestyle coaching.

Highly Commended:

Maternal Instincts Massage

The Maternal Instincts Massage clinic in Sylvania Waters opened its doors in June 2019. Owner and licensed massage therapist, Angela Delauney has a long history of specialty pregnancy therapy in The Shire with a number of other local establishments in Sutherland, Sylvania and Miranda.


Maternal Instincts is a prenatal and postnatal massage therapy service, that truly understands the specific treatments that expectant and new mothers need. From regular massage to remedial treatments, rejuvenation is the primary goal.

Hälsa Health, led by Senior Naturopath and owner Jennifer Ward, is based in Surry Hills and looks at health holistically – going beyond food and exercise, Hälsa Health is passionate about health being a way of life with no right or wrong way to heal. The team support their clients to develop new habits that support a simpler, more enjoyable way of healthy living.


Hälsa Health’s goal is not to change client’s but to help them work through what they’re struggling with so they can experience life with more ease, clarity and simplicity. The team believe in supporting patients through their health journey by taking a balanced individualised approach.

Chris & Filly Functional Medicine

Chris and Filly Functional Medicine was founded by husband-and-wife Chris and Filipa. The business is built around using nutrition and Functional Medicine to end burnout in parents & biz owners, by boosting their energy levels, mood or manage gut health issues to improve their overall health and wellbeing.


With a vision to forge a thriving tribe of high-achieving POWER PARENTS…not just in Australia, but around the world, Chris & Filly Functional Medicine, combines functional medicine lab testing, nutritional supplements, diet, lifestyle and mindset coaching to manage daily stresses and gets to the root cause of health issues.

Student of the Year

Dedicated to Peter Derig for Outstanding Student Achievement

Meet your ATMS 2021 Student of the Year!

Emily Fidirikkos
Torrens University, QLD

Emily studied a Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition) at Torrens University in Queensland. During her time at student clinic, she was able to bring a number of clients and produced great results for each of them. She participated in various on campus activities such as nutrition workshops and had a cooking segment that was run live across the campus.


Emily is passionate about providing people with expert knowledge to heal their bodies and optimise their health, using food as medicine!

Highly Commended:

Heather Kereopa
O’Neill College

Heather will complete her Advanced Diploma of Kinesiology at the end of 2021. She runs a successful Clinic at her house, Beyond Bliss Kinesiology, and has a loyal client base. Heather always goes above and beyond in preparing for client sessions to ensure she is able to provide the highest level of care by understanding exactly what they need. Heather is highly dedicated to learning all she can about kinesiology which is allows her to provide highly positive changes to her clients.

Kylie is currently studying an Advanced Diploma of Clinical Nutrition and Advanced Diploma of Clinical Naturopathy at Nature Care College. Kylie is dedicated to her studies and practice, and always strives to provide the highest level of care for her clients.


She is bold in her functional testing and spends time researching the results so she can provide well-rounded information to her clients.

Felix studied a Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He was Chairperson for the Student Representative Group for two and half years where he was responsible for advocating for students on campus.


Felix has shown great commitment to his clients aiming to provide them with the highest level of care to ensure their ailments are managed effectively.

A big congratulations to all our winners and highly commended.