Committees

The bank of College educators have the capacity to attract very large speaker’s fees, given their standing in their various fields, however, in recognition of the public interest which the College serves, these renowned educators and professionals offer their services to the charity free of charge, which in turn enables the College to keep its charges at a very reasonable level. The various sub-committees they form include: Education, Health and Wellness, Men’s Health and Women’s Health.

Education

Michael Benhayon
Michael Benhayon

Michael completed his Advanced Diploma of Health Sciences: Acupuncture in 2009. He has been a sought after facilitator and presenter of health & well-being for over 8 years and has worked full-time as a complementary health practitioner for 8 years. He is highly responsible and ethical in his approach to work and life as a friend, practitioner, mentor, husband and father of 3 young kids. Michael is a deeply intuitive man and his love and commitment to others and life itself can be seen and felt in all that he presents and lives.

Professor William Foley
Professor William Foley Professor of Linguistics

Professor Willliam Folley gradutated BA Brown University, USA and MA, PhD University of California, Berkeley, USA. Professor Foley has held teaching and research positions at University level since 1976, Australian National University 1976-1988 and University of Sydney since 1988. Professor Foley is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities since 1988.

Rachel Lynwood
Rachel Lynwood Associate Professor; BA (Philosophy & Sociology) (UNSW); BA (Hons) (SCU); MEd (UTS)

Rachel has 23 years experience in the Higher & Tertiary education sector. Currently Deputy Director – Gnibi Wandarahn School of Indigenous Knowledge, Southern Cross University; Chair SCU Reconciliation Action Plan Committee; Chair of SCU Reconciliation Action Plan (Executive) Committee. Director of Academic Programs; Community Engagement; Researcher; Lecturer; Chair of School Board Gnibi Wandarahn School of Indigenous Knowledge; Deputy Chair SCU Indigenous Education Strategy Committee. Co-chair Gnibi Wandarahn Elders Council, Southern Cross University.

Ruth Anderssen
Ruth Anderssen B.Ed (Primary), Grad Dip Literature, Masters of Education

Ruth has worked as an educator for 45 years. She has been appointed to many roles in the Education School System and the University Sector. Ruth has been an awarded classroom teacher, seconded to be an Education Consultant, promoted to School Principal and was employed on merit as a University Lecturer in the Teacher Education Faculty of a Regional University. Ruth has had the privilege of writing many book chapters, contributed to the writing of NSW Govt Board of Studies curriculum and syllabus documents and University Course Units for the Bachelor of Education Degree.

Health and Wellness

Donna Gianniotis
Donna Gianniotis

Donna Gianniotis has over 15 years of experience running her own business in the Health and Wellbeing industry as a Yoga Teacher and Complementary to Medicine Health practitioner. She is a presenter of Corporate Wellbeing programs and at national and international Health and Yoga retreats. Alongside running her own business she also works as a trainer at a prominent national education institution.

Dr. Eunice Minford
Dr. Eunice Minford MBChB, MA, FRCS Ed.

Dr. Eunice Minford is a consultant General Surgeon working at Antrim Area Hospital in Northern Ireland. Eunice graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Medicine in 1989 trained in General and Transplant Surgery. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and holds a diploma in Clinical Education, Queens University Belfast. Eunice is involved in Medical Education. She holds an HDip and MA in Applied Spirituality National University of Ireland and trained as Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counselor and Sacred Esoteric Healing practitioner. Eunice provides talks, healing sessions and self-care presentations and blogs as The Soulful Doctor and is an International Patron of the Esoteric Practitioners Association Pty.

Elizabeth Dolan
Elizabeth Dolan RN, CNS, Grad Cert in Health (Palliative Care)

Elizabeth Dolan has 40 years experience working in the health care industry. She has extensive experience in many areas within health including acute care and aged care and has also worked in palliative care community. In 2015 Elizabeth was awarded the prestigious NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Consumer Appreciation Award for her work with palliative patients in the community. Elizabeth also presents for a prominent national nursing educational organisation on a variety of topics such as shift work, thriving within nursing, the future of nursing and the importance of self-care.

Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years experience working in metropolitan and rural hospitals, and is now working in rural community health as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care. She works with clients and families to prepare for end of life care in the home, as well as prepare for transition into hospital or other care environments. Education is an important focus, be it for clients, families or colleagues and Jennifer is often invited to speak to community groups about palliative care and advance care planning. Jennifer is dedicated to CoUM through presenting courses and supporting others to develop courses with the Health and Wellness team.

Men’s Health

Adam Warburton
Adam Warburton

Adam has over 20 years experience in the commercial and residential construction industry. He also has 14 years experience in large scale commercial construction, holding roles from Foreman through to Project Manager, as well as 6 years operating a small business specialising in residential house extensions and refurbishments, shop-fitting, specialised carpentry and high end timber joinery and furniture. He is a committed organiser and public presenter for Men’s Health and Wellbeing presentations.

Dr Michael Serafin
Dr Michael Serafin B. Pharm (Honours) Phd

Registered Pharmacist and Nutritional Medicine Practitioner. Completed B.Pharm with 1st Class honors at Sydney University in 1994. Completed PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Sydney University in 1998. During postgraduate studies was employed by Sydney University to give under graduate classes in compounding and pharmaceutical chemistry. Director and founder of Complementary Compounding Services, a compounding pharmacy founded in 2001.

Francisco Clara
Francisco Clara

Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Hotel Management) Griffith University Gold Coast, Double Diploma of Remedial Massage (2004) Nature Care; ACM (2015), level 3 PT Certificate (2002), Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. A certified trainer in Remedial Massage and with more than 14 years of experience in his specialised fields, Francisco brings his care and passion for health and wellbeing to support others in the ways we face the stresses of life.

Michael Benhayon
Michael Benhayon

Michael completed his Advanced Diploma of Health Sciences: Acupuncture in 2009. He has been a sought after facilitator and presenter of health & well-being for over 8 years and has worked full-time as a complementary health practitioner for 8 years. He is highly responsible and ethical in his approach to work and life as a friend, practitioner, mentor, husband and father of 3 young kids. Michael is a deeply intuitive man and his love and commitment to others and life itself can be seen and felt in all that he presents and lives.

Women’s Health

Jenny Ellis
Jenny Ellis ND Adv. Dip. Acup.

Jennifer Ellis has 30+ years experience in the complementary health profession with a background in naturopathy and Chinese medicine. Working with Universal Medicine for over 16 years and with over 10 years in integrative practices she is well versed in the marriage of medicine with complementary modalities. With this experience Jennifer brings a wealth of understanding and wisdom to her full-time job in clinical practice as well as to her work as presenter and facilitator on health and wellbeing across all sectors: education, government & corporate. Active in the community Jennifer regularly volunteers her time supporting aspects of women’s health.

Josephine Johnston
Josephine Johnston

Josephine’s particular interest has always been women’s health and wellbeing, over the years participating in many women’s groups and workshops. She currently works as a women’s health practitioner and facilitates Esoteric Women’s Health groups. She also works as a project manager for a land development company that aims to provide affordable, supportive and sustainable homes. She has Diplomas in Remedial Massage and Chakra-puncture and Certificates in counselling and children’s services.

Katie Walls
Katie Walls Diploma of Human Resource Management

Katie is a Complementary Medicine Practitioner and director and owner of Gentle Rhythms Clinic in Sydney (established in 2008). She is a fully accredited Esoteric Healing Practitioner with a particular interest in the field of Women’s Health and Wellbeing. Katie presents and facilitates wellbeing courses and presentations throughout Sydney. In addition to her current profession, she also has a background in Human Resources Management in the areas of counselling, recruitment, and facilitation and implementation of graduate and traineeship programs.

Mary-Louise Myers
Mary-Louise Myers

Mary-Louise has worked locally and overseas in the field of Complementary Medicine for over 30 years and has been an international presenter in the area of health and well-being for over 10 years. Naturally inclusive and embracing in her presentation style she offers amazing insight into women’s health, well-being, addiction, eating disorders, self care in the work place, and care of the elderly. Mary-Louise is also involved in supporting many community events and projects and sits on the board of several local committees overseeing aspects of health and well-being.

Sara Harris
Sara Harris

Sara Harris has worked in the field of Complementary Medicine since the year 2000. Her qualifications include – Bachelor of Health Science – Traditional Chinese Medicine (Honours) 2003, Diploma Remedial Massage 2006, Advanced certificate in Natural Fertility Education 2009, Graduate Diploma in Counselling 2014. She is a fully accredited Esoteric Healing Practitioner; Co-presenter & facilitator of Women’s Health presentations and groups; and develops and coordinates health programs for young people in projects such as The Girl to Woman Project. Sara is currently undertaking her Masters in Women’s Health Medicine & Reproductive Medicine UNSW.