We have a great team at the NHAA office and are always happy to hear from our members. So if you have a question, or some feedback, or just want to say “Hey, I posted you some dark chocolate today”, we look forward to getting your call or email... or parcel....

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Andrew Hamilton (Executive Officer)

In the office Wednesday, Thursday

Andrew is responsible for the overall implementation of the Board approved strategic direction and policy of the organisation including financial management and governance structure. With a background in Funds and Sports Management and now Medical, Andrew has an extensive knowledge of the not-for-profit industry and the issues faced by associations. His focus is always on what is best for the industry and the membership and while he does not have a background in naturopathy or herbalism his approach will be the same and will spend time listening to the members, understanding their specific needs and putting the necessary strategies in place to improve the member services and service to members. 

Diana Bechara (Accounts & Administration Officer) 

In the office Wednesdays and Thursdays

Diana is responsible for accounts and office administration support. Diana started working for the NHAA as office assistant in October 2009. She is a mother of 2 teenage boys and is kept very busy with family life.  With a husband as an ex police officer she has also increased security consciousness at the office, which means our staff keep getting locked out.  She enjoys aqua aerobics, craft, music and reading.

Ben Minear (Membership & Administration Officer) 

In the office Wednesdays and Fridays 

Ben is responsible for taking care of the NHAA membership base and supporting the day to day admin requirements at NHAA headquarters. Ben’s passion for herbal medicine coupled with his training in business, communication & project management offers our membership base a friendly, accessible resource that can be used on Wednesdays and Fridays when he is in attendance. When Ben is not in the office he can be found at the gym, in the park with his dogs or trying to notch up 50 countries visited by the time he hits 40!!   

Julia Percich (Health Funds Compliance Officer)

In the office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Julia is responsible for liaising with and updating compliance requirements as required by the health funds, managing health fund audits, assisting with the negotiation of new health fund contracts, updating and maintaining the Association database with any member insurance, first aid certificate and clinic changes and liaising and assisting members as required.

Natalie Symkowiak (Communications Officer)

Works remotely

Natalie is responsible for updating and managing the website, eNews production and overseeing social media. 

Jane Frawley (Editor AJHM): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Works remotely

Jane is responsible for all aspects of Journal production. Jane is a researcher, herbalist, lecturer and author and a long time member of the NHAA. For more information about Jane and the Journal, go to Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine.