Wellness Health Experts

Our Expert Panel

Meet our team of naturopaths, medical herbalists, nutritionists and eco-experts who are passionate about sharing their natural health and wellbeing knowledge. Bringing you tips to make better choices easier.

Liz McNamara

Liz McNamara

Dip Nat, Cert HbT, mNMHNZ

Registered Naturopath

Liz is a Registered Naturopath with over 16 years of experience in natural health. As the President of the Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists of New Zealand (NMHNZ), Liz is passionate about health education and helping others to lead naturally healthy lives. In 2012, Liz helped co-found the Village Health Charitable Trust to help provide free natural healthcare to under-18s in Taranaki and worked alongside other healthcare professionals to help teens with chronic conditions such as asthma, skin complaints and food allergies. Liz has also tutored students at the Naturopathic College of New Zealand and Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.
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Rebecca Baylis

Rebecca Baylis

BHSc Comp Med., Adv.Dip NatMed., Adv.Dip HerbMed, mNMHNZ

Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist 

Rebecca graduated from South Pacific College of Natural Medicine in 2008, and holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine as well as Advanced Diplomas in both Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine from the same institute. Rebecca has clinical experience running her own practice, specialising in anxiety and mood disorders, in addition to working for and alongside other practicing naturopaths in a variety of capacities. This includes presenting educational seminars and workshops as well as creation of educational material and resources for practitioners and for the public throughout New Zealand and Australia. 
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Kerry De Villiers

Kerry De Villiers - Trilogy

Product Research and Compliance Manager 

Passionate about natural skincare and equipped with both a Master of Biomedical Science and an undergraduate degree in Biological Science, Kerry is an advocate for the future of beauty to be inspired by nature and proven by science. As the Product Research and Compliance Manager at Trilogy, Kerry eats and breathes natural beauty daily, from monitoring industry trends to researching new ingredients and packaging to create simple yet cutting-edge, natural skincare products. 

 Kerry's passion for natural skincare formulations began with one of New Zealand's leading Manuka Honey brands, where she worked for two years on an industry awarded scholarship. Today, Kerry continues to be inspired by the wonders of nature, and works to ensure Trilogy are at the forefront of innovation for natural and effective skincare. 
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Kate Hall

Kate Hall - Ethically Kate

Kate is an expert on sustainability and eco-living, showing us how to easily live more lightly on our beautiful planet. Writer of the popular blog Ethically Kate, Kate shares her passion and tips for an easy ecofriendly lifestyle, from how to take steps towards a zero-waste home, to how to make more ethically fashion and everyday choices. 
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Jane Cronin

Jane Cronin - Clinicians

Dip Nat, Dip HerbMed, mNMHMZ

Qualified Naturopath & Medical Herbalist

Jane is a qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist and is the senior product specialist with Clinicians. She is passionate about product development and is proud to work for a brand that is based on integrity and quality. As well as product development and offering naturopathic support for Clinicians, Jane also enjoys seeing clients and helping others when health challenges arise. 
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Lena Fischer

Lena Fischer

Dip Nut.

Qualified Nutritionist

Lena is a qualified Holistic Nutritionist with a Diploma in Nutrition from Wellpark College of Natural Therapies. Lena is passionate about combining her knowledge of nutrition and love of food to create delicious healthy recipes using whole food ingredients. She believes that food and good nutrition is one of, if not, the most important aspect of good health and that if we treat our body with love and respect and it will do the same. 
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Bettine Buch

Bettina Buch

Dip NatMed, Dip HerbMed, Dip Nutrition, mNMHNZ

Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist

Bettina is a registered Naturopath with diplomas in nutrition and herbal medicine. Her education in natural medicine is complemented by experience and knowledge of working in the conventional medical field for more than 25 years. She studied complementary medicines while working in cancer diagnostics and enjoys combining scientific and traditional based approaches to her practice. She is passionate about what individuals can achieve for their wellbeing through a proactive, holistic approach including natural supplementations, nutrition and lifestyle choices. She loves to see people feeling empowered and taking charge of their health and is happy to assist them on their journey. Bettina was awarded the John T. Carter award for Naturopathic Excellence and was the top clinical student in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal medicine upon graduation at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in 2012. 
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Deborah Sampson

Deborah Sampson - Antipodes

Global Beauty Expert

Deborah Sampson is Antipodes Nature® in-house Global Beauty Expert. Her extensive beauty knowledge is collected across more than a decade with Antipodes, travelling the world learning about and providing training on beauty products and ingredients, and meeting with international beauty editors and bloggers. As a trusted beauty professional, Deborah works with top global makeup artists, provides skincare advice to celebrities, and shares her beauty tips to thousands of Antipodes Devotees around the world every month through Antipodes® digital platforms.
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Sandra Clair

Dr Sandra Clair - Artemis

PhD Health Sciences  

Sandra Clair is one of New Zealand’s most highly qualified Swiss-trained medical herbalists, a medical anthropologist (M.A.) and the founder of traditional plant medicine company Artemis. She completed a PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury in 2019,  looking at the health policy challenges in regulating traditional medicines in the era of contemporary evidence-based practice and health policy. 

Sandra is an expert in traditional plant medicine for self-care. She is driven by the genuine desire to make it easy and pleasurable to look after our health. Her vision is to share her proven medical knowledge of plants so that New Zealanders will discover how they can heal us and keep us well.  

Growing up in Switzerland, Sandra undertook a traditional apprenticeship with Franciscan nun, midwife and medical herbalist, Sister Pauline, who connected her with the Materia Medica, a 500-year-old pharmacopeia of Traditional European Medicine.

She is a member of the NZAMH committee, aiming to help grow the professional body and promote the profession of medical herbalists. For her work at Canterbury University, she was recognised as a UC Alumni Ambassador. She actively works with media and the government to position plant medicine as an important healthcare option in New Zealand and sat on the Ministry of Health Permitted Substances Subcommittee. 
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Sarada (Sally Martin) - Organic India

Adv.Dip. Health Sc. (Nat), Yoga Siromani, B.Bus (Comms) 

Sarada (Sally Martin) graduated as a Naturopath and Western Medical Herbalist from the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) in 2004. Already a trained Yoga Instructor, Sarada specialised in detoxification and cleansing programmes drawing from both Eastern and Western philosophies in private practice as well as in retreat environments.   

With a passion for healthy, conscious living, Sarada followed a values-driven path that united her earthy, nature-based upbringing with a fascination for Yoga and Ayurvedic philosophies.

For over 11 years Sarada has worked solely with Organic India in various capacities from
Wellness Advisor, Wellness Researcher and Writer, Assistant to the Founders and Board, and in the last few years, as Team Leader for Organic India Australia & New Zealand.

Sarada lives in Byron Bay, New South Wales, with her partner and two daughters. 

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Sara Quilter

Sara Quilter - Tailor Skincare

Bsc (Hons) Founder & CEO of Tailor Skincare;

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Victoria University in 2009, Sara combined her science-driven methodology with her passion for natural and effective remedies to create multi-award winning brand Tailor Skincare. Sara is an advocate for natural alternatives in all aspects of life, as well as brand transparency and minimising her (and Tailor's!) environmental footprint. Through her platform with Tailor, she provides education on what goes into skincare products as well as natural DIY solutions and holistic remedies for skin, overall health and wellbeing. Sara is Wellington based with her fiance, Lee, pup Loui and a baby on the way!
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