Advisory board

Nicole Moore

NicolePhysiotherapist Nicole Moore has specialised in neurology and pain for over 10 years, including the last five at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). She completed a Masters of Public Health in 2015.

Nicole’s insight into challenges of tertiary pain care sparked the first multi-disciplinary Yoga for Pain Training. She continues to provide expert advice on assessment protocols and integration with tertiary care. Nicole introduced a ‘mindful movement group’ within tertiary pain care, chaired a topical session at the Australian Pain Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, and delivers Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) programs through mindfulBeing.

Jan Croeni

German born Jan Croeni is a serial entrepreneur-turned Philanthropist who decided to contribute his time and energy to create a better world. While in his early thirties, Jan co-founded and managed companies which raised >$10M, exited >$50M, went IPO (ASX:iBY, market cap of $100M+, 12/2013), and employed 250+ staff reaching out to millions of customers in Southeast Asia. Based in Perth since 2018, he is an active mentor, advisor and investor at start-ups and incubators, with a special focus on cause-related ventures, social enterprises and for-impact companies. Jan is an active Yoga practitioner and believes in the transformative power of Yoga which helped him manage chronic pain.

Lisa Blanch

Lisa Blanch is an Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist (IAYT), Yoga Australia Registered Yoga Therapist and Senior yoga teacher, and experienced yoga educator who has delivered therapeutic yoga across Sydney since 2004.

Lisa specialises in therapeutic yoga for cancer care, pain care, stress reduction, and musculoskeletal release through tailored group, private and hospital sessions. Lisa identified the need for special populations to access safe, professional and evidence- based therapeutic yoga, and designed her YogaCPR programs to empower all individuals through offering simple and accessible practices suitable for everybody, in any circumstance.

Greg Levin

Accredited Exercise Physiologist Greg Levin hold a PhD in Exercise Science and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. He is passionate about supportive care and the provision of accessible health services.

With his background in academia and professional experience at several leading health care organisations Greg is particularly interested in the innovative and scalable model of care offered by Yoga for Pain Care Australia.

 

Ambassadors and former advisory board

Marg Riley

Marg provides strategic guidance on Yoga for Pain Care Australia’s curriculum and assessment process.

She has worked with children, young people, their parents and teachers from P-Year 12 for the last 27 years as psychologist, school counsellor and librarian. Marg played a key role delivering trauma training to ACT teachers.  She also teaches yoga and mindfulness to adolescents and adults, including those with social challenges, disability and chronic illness.

Marg’s previous strategic experience includes the role of a school board, chair of the board for an accommodation service for homeless young people, and psychology supervision.

Cassie Dewar

A highly regarded leader in the social impact community, Cassie was the 2017 recipient of the Center for Social Impact National Scholarship, completing post graduate study in Social Impact at the University of Western Australia.

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia many years ago, Cassie’s personal lived experience of pain brings a unique and honest perspective to the organisation. Cassie is also the founder of Inspirationery, an eco-friendly stationery label that invests 50% of profits in empowering women and girls. Cassie is passionate about harnessing the power of business to create positive change and is acutely aware of how chronic pain can affect our ability to reach our potential.

Anna Struyven

Physiotherapist Anna Struyven brings a natural enthusiasm for life to Yoga for Pain Care Australia, with a particular interest in helping older people stay active and enjoy life.

Anna works for the not-for-profit organisation Silverchain, helping people stay independent and comfortable in their own homes.

She has used her knowledge of the effect of pain on our elderly to entertain at our arthritis and yoga Practitioner Training.