Board of Directors

About Us

Peter Berryman


Director, elected 2018

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.

Robert Medhurst

Vice President

Director, elected 2017


Robert is an experienced Naturopath and has worked in this area for 35 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

Brad McEwen

Vice President

Director, elected 2018


Dr Brad McEwen PhD is a naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist, educator, researcher, and mentor with over 19 years of clinical experience. He has a PhD from University of Sydney, Master of Health Science (Human Nutrition) from Deakin University. He has a passion for teaching and has been educating in nutritional medicine and the health sciences for over 15 years. He presents seminars, webinars, and at conferences both nationally and internationally he has numerous original research and review articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and is a peer reviewer for international journals. His research interests include the effects of diet and nutrition on cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiometabolic syndrome, depression, anxiety, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, cognition, stress, and chronic disease. 

Christine Pope


Director, elected 2018


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.

Donna Ciccia

Independent Director, appointed 2018


Donna is the Co-founder and a Board Director of Endometriosis Australia and was named in the 2018 Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. Donna is a Member of the Federal Steering Committee for the Implementation of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis. Donna’s personal experiences motivated her to set up Endometriosis Australia. She established the charity in 2012, running the organisation for over 6 years as a full-time volunteer. Donna’s establishment of the Ambassador Program for Endometriosis Australia has led to the development of the ‘Friends of Endometriosis Parliamentary Committee’, a Federal bipartisan approach to ending the silence on endometriosis.Donna has established successful national awareness campaigns, fundraising and educational events that have helped end the silence for the 1 in 10 women with endometriosis in Australia.

Jacqueline Fahey

Director, elected 2017


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. 

Sandra Grace

Director, elected 2017


Sandra Grace is a leader in natural medicine education and research. In her current role she is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University. She has a long history of service to ATMS as a Director and active member of a number of its committees. She established ATMS’ Research Committee and is currently its Chair. She is committed to ensuring the highest standards of natural medicine education and has an outstanding research record in natural medicine. Sandra has been in private practice for 30 years as an osteopath and chiropractor.

Trisha Mok

Independent Director, appointed 2017


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. 

Maggie Sands

Director, elected 2017


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.