Tobey-Ann Pinder (Vice President)

Tobey-Ann Pinder

I am excited, motivated and honoured to be the Vice President of the NHAA Board of Directors so I may continue to make a positive impact to the association and the profession.

I am an advocate for, and have an interest in, the growing movement for higher standards of professionalism, education, and professional regulation in natural medicine and CAM. I am also passionate about exploring how the dialogue of the profession can be recognised and integrated into public policy and public health so that our gifts and skills as practitioners can reach more people.

I hope the association continues to forge forward building a strong consensus as a respected and reputable professional organisation. I hope the association can continue to grow as a leader in the profession and be the association that most practitioners, and other stakeholders, view as the association for naturopaths and herbalists in Australia. I think that this starts with a dedicated, efficient, transparent and productive board and staff. One that fosters positive and productive relationships with all those it interacts with, and operates with a strong ethical compass. 

As a brief background, I am both a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor and lawyer in Canada. This unique professional expertise drives my passion and involvement in natural health. I am a fully qualified naturopath in Australia practicing in Crows Nest (Sydney), and I have experience in, and contribute to, many other facets of the profession globally in legal, technical, product regulation and new product development, professional regulation, industry, education and professional standard areas. I maintain licenses as a Naturopathic Doctor and Barrister & Solicitor in Canada, and remain connected to the profession through various association memberships in both Australia and North America. 

Qualifications 

  • Juris Doctor (Law)– University of Toronto Law School
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Psychology (Specialising in Behavioural Neuroscience) – Queen’s University