Pathways to Success

A panel discussion exclusively for students and new graduatesfeaturing Liza Twohill, Dr Tobey-Ann Pinder, Dr Ses Salmond moderated by Jacqui Fahey.

As part of our commitment to supporting students on their journey to becoming fully qualified practitioners, we are pleased to present ‘Pathways to Success’, a new, exclusive student session in the Herbal Medicine Summit 2024 program. This session is FREE to NHAA student members, and you can attend even if you don’t have a ticket to the Herbal Medicine Summit.

This one-hour panel discussion brings together some of Australia’s most experienced and respected voices in herbal medicine to inspire and inform students and new graduates of the exciting professional path ahead.

This dynamic discussion will include key topics for students and new graduates such as:

  • Best practice approaches for setting up your clinic and the realities of practicing straight out of university
  • The importance of networking and how to build your network
  • Communicating confidently with other healthcare professionals
  • Other career avenues in the field

Following the panel discussion, you’re invited to join our delegates and sponsors for a cocktail hour – a great opportunity to start your networking journey!

Date: Saturday 25 May, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Location: Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, Minyama Room 2

Cost: Free to NHAA Student Members or $20.00 for non-members

We look forward to welcoming all students and new graduates to this exciting and informative session. Please register for your ticket using the form at the bottom of this page.

Our Experienced Panelists

Liza Twohill

Liza is a naturopath, business owner, educator, mentor, and research clinician with more than 25yrs in clinical practice. Liza is passionate about the inclusion of complementary medicine in primary healthcare particularly for people with chronic and complex health issues in regional and remote locations. 


Liza has a high level of clinical knowledge, experience, and expertise in the practical elements of patient care, the application of pathology, food as medicine and lifestyle medicine. She has a reputation for delivering evidence based holistic solutions for her patients particularly for people experiencing the impact of chronic stress and toxic load. She has a special interest in burnout. 

 During her career she has experienced the many ups and downs of running a successful business. Liza understands the demands of setting up a practice, has worked in multidisciplinary clinics, in a solo clinic, and juggled working in several locations. 

Liza’s clinic is based on the land of the Tubbagah People of the Wiradjuri Nation. She is an adventure seeker at heart and loves nothing better than connecting with nature and laughter. 



Dr Tobey-Ann Pinder, BScH, JD, ND

Tobey-Ann’s work spans the interface of regulatory, legal, scientific and policy matters related to naturopathy and the complementary medicines sector. Ultimately, this means that she can help natural health innovations, products, and services continue to reach more people, and have a positive impact on health, and can shape and influence appropriate and best practice standards and benchmarks for products, professions and within the industry. 



Tobey-Ann is a graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and is a registered Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario (Canada), and a naturopath in Australia. She also has a Juris Doctor (Law) from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Behavioural Neuroscience (Psychology) from Queen’s University in Canada. She is called to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in Canada. Tobey-Ann has worked in clinical practice as a naturopath, as a lawyer in professional regulation, as a consultant in product regulation and scientific affairs, in a research laboratory and most recently in the complementary medicines industry in a variety of positions.

She currently works as Head of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at a large complementary medicines sponsor in Australia, where she is responsible for driving a team that provides unique and innovative product development, balanced with regulatory compliance, through the product lifecycle. 

Tobey-Ann also holds a variety of other appointments, such as a guest lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Pharmacy graduate programs, a member of the Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) Regulatory Committee & Scientific Affairs Working Group, and an Adjunct Professional Fellow at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) at Southern Cross University (SCU). At present she is the President of the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) representing the Western Pacific Region and the Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA). She has also previously served six-years as Vice-President of the NHAA and was the second Vice-President of the WNF. 

Dr Ses Salmond

has been in practices as a herbalist, naturopath and homeopath for over 25 years, at Leichhardt Womens’ Community Health Centre, Liverpool Womens’ Health Centre and the Arkana Therapy Centre in Glebe, NSW. 

In 2013 Ses was awarded her PhD from the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle on the Hep573 Study, a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial of silymarin alone and silymarin combined with antioxidants in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. 


She has lectured nationally and internationally on the Hep573 Study and was awarded the Douglas Piper Young Investigator award in Clinical Sciences by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia in 2010. 

In 2018 Ses was awarded the Naturopath of the Year award at the Australian Naturopathic Summit 2018 and she has been published widely in medical and naturopathic textbooks. 

Jacqui Fahey – Moderator

With over 25 years of experience as a naturopath, educator and business developer, Jacqui is passionate about driving advocacy and supporting continued growth for complementary medicine through business partnerships, collaboration with practitioners and assisting higher education training institutions. 


In her previous role as Head of Education, Jacqui helped build an education team, delivering engaging and informative content for healthcare professionals and the public. 

She is committed to building and nurturing partnerships with the practitioner community, industry, professional associations, government agencies and leading education institutions, fostering a collaborative and supportive team culture for improving public health and increasing support and awareness for the complementary medicine sector. Jacqui has been involved in several projects and initiatives to promote nutrition in hospitals and patient advocacy with Healthshare NSW. 

In her spare time, she is an avid reader and traveller and loves a good chai tea.