Each member of our Board has a strong commitment to social justice. They have given, and continue to give, many hours of professional expertise and service to ensure that our HoHA clinics and educational programs are delivered with integrity to disadvantaged persons and their communities to provide them with sustainable health care, wellbeing and self empowerment. Our hope for HANDS-ON-HEALTH AUSTRALIA is that its collaborative grass-roots approach for reaching out and serving those in greatest need will spread throughout Australia and Asia to help heal and transform lives.
Chairman and President of HANDS-ON-HEALTH AUSTRALIA
John A Sweaney, AM, DC, D Sc (Hon), FICC, FACC
Dr. Sweaney is an independent chiropractic education consultant though now essentially retired he worked principally in Australia and Japan. John graduated, with honours, as a chiropractor from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1968, served as the President of the Australian Chiropractors Association from 1978 to 1980 and as its Executive Director for 12 years. He was President of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) for 3 years and served on its executive for 12 years. During this time he helped secure NGO status for WFC with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and later drafted the WHO’s Guidelines on basic training and safety in chiropractic.
Dr. Sweaney has served as a Deputy Director on the Federal Government’s Professional Services Review Tribunal (17 years) and was the National Chiropractic Advisor to the Department of Veterans Affairs (7 years). He is Vice Chairman of Chiropractic Education Australia and continues to serve on various committees of the Chiropractic Board of Australia and the Chiropractic Council on Chiropractic Education Australia. John received an honourary doctorate from Murdoch University (WA) and was recognized by the Order of Australia in 2007 for services to chiropractic education.
Director and Vice-President of HANDS-ON-HEALTH AUSTRALIA
Joan van Rotterdam, B Sc, Grad Dip (Chiropractic), Masters Med Science (Clinical Epidemiology), PhD Candidate
At this point in my life I am working on my PhD whilst also working on a part-time basis as a chiropractor. I also enjoy my research work with a multidisciplinary group for HoHA , this project is in Kempsey NSW and involves the Indigenous community there. This project is about setting up and evaluating the establishment of a chiropractic service at Durri, the Aboriginal Medical Service, and Booroongen Djugen Nursing Home. As well once a year over the October Long Weekend I take a group of chiropractic students from Sydney and Melbourne to treat people at the Indigenous NRL Knockout Weekend.
Director and Secretary of HANDS-ON-HEALTH AUSTRALIA
Dr Greg Taylor BSc Grad Dip Chiro MSc Chiro (Paed)
Greg is a chiropractor in a family oriented clinic which focuses on family health and wellbeing. He is a volunteer chiropractor in three HoHA clinics in Sydney and has also worked as a volunteer in various Aboriginal communities in NSW, through Project HOPE in the Philippines and CHIRO MISSION in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Greg was the previous Chairperson of HANDS-ON-HEALTH AUSTRALIA and served in this role for over 12 years. In 2012 he was Awarded Chiropractor of The Year for his outstanding contribution to HANDS-ON-HEALTH AUSTRALIA and humanity.
Michael has been involved with the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years as a volunteer and Board member, including a number of years as a director of HANDS-ON-HEALTH AUSTRALIA. He was President/Chairman of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria for many years. He is particularly interested in governance, strategic management, the effective use of technology, finance and investment, and risk management.
Previously a senior consulting actuary, he was involved with a diversity of assignments encompassing a wide range of issues and disciplines, including being the external Appointed Actuary for two health funds. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry as an actuary, senior manager, executive and director. He has been Chairman and/or a director of a number of entities covering matters such as computer services, funds management, financial planning, superannuation, biotechnology and an industry association. Michael is chairman of an unlisted public company that has developed a new form of cooperage currently being manufactured in Australia and China. It is meeting with considerable success in Australia and nine other wine producing nations. He is a member of the advisory board of an independent financial planning company.
Kai brings a wealth of business and financial perspectives to legal issues. Before practising law, Kai was an accountant where for more than 10 years, he was the CFO of public-listed and private companies in various industries with operations across the Asia Pacific region. He has managed legal and accounting/finance functions in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and the USA.
Kai has worked closely with private equity and venture capital firms, and advised corporate boards of directors and senior management on funds raising, mergers and acquisitions, investments and divestments, and IPOs. In addition, he has advised on and negotiated local and cross-border commercial contracts, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Kai is also actively involved in pro bono community service and sits on the board of directors of two not-for-profit organisations based in Victoria.
Kai read law at Monash University and is admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. He holds an MBA from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and a B Bus (Accounting & Finance) from Edith Cowan University. Kai is also a Fellow CPA of CPA Australia.
Eyal Wolstin – Director of Sales BioCeuticals
Eyal joined BioCeuticals with more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing roles across FMCG and complementary medicine companies. Eyal holds an MBA (Marketing) from Manchester University and a BA in Political Science and Management.
A calculated risk-taker with deep industry knowledge, he has a proven track record in delivering innovation and change management in large multinational companies. Eyal has extensive experience managing major key accounts and large scale sale force teams, delivering high performance results and professional customer service. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, quality and reliable practitioner support, Eyal is committed to bringing growth, team spirit and a high standard of professionalism to BioCeuticals.