ACNEM Board

ACNEM Board

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Dr Ron Ehrlich
B.D.S, FACNEM, FASLM
President

Dr Ron has been in clinical practice since 1980, at the Sydney Holistic Dental Centre in Sydney CBD. In 1996, Dr Ron gained his Fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM).

His 2018 book A Life Less Stressed: The 5 Pillars of Health and Wellness has been published in Australia, the UK, USA and Turkey.

In 2019 he was awarded a Fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine (FASLM). Dr Ron is also co-founder and board member of Nourishing Australia a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to informing, educating and inspiring people about the critical importance of healthy soils, nutrient-dense foods and regenerative agriculture, bringing together principles of holistic healthcare and holistic land management. His weekly podcast Unstress explores what ‘holistic’ and ‘stress’ means in our modern world, and the connections between human and planetary health.

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Dr Kamal Karl 
MB.BS, FACNEM, FRNZCGP, FNZCAM
Vice-President

Dr Karl is the director of the Wellness Centre in Napier and Auckland, New Zealand. The Wellness Centre specialises in treating chronic illness with an Integrative and Functional Medical approach. 

Dr Karl is a Fellow and Executive Board member of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and a Fellow of the Indian Nutritional Medicine Association. He is also a Fellow of the NZ College of General Practitioners. He is also the joint President of the New Zealand Society of Integrative Medicine. He is currently on the International Editorial Panel of the International Journal, “Clinical Interventions in Aging”. In addition he is a Member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and a Member of the International Hormone Society.

Dr Karl has been practising Functional Medicine for the last 20 years and is a regular speaker and educator at international conferences. In 2014 he was awarded the best practising Asian Professional in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

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Dr Nadine Perlen 
MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Secretary

Dr Perlen graduated from medicine at Monash University, Melbourne in 1990. In 2009 she was awarded the RACGP National GP Supervisor of the Year award. She first trained with ACNEM in 1995 and was surprised by how many pieces of the health puzzle this new training provided. She maintained an interest in integrative medicine however returned to nutritional medicine training in 2012 after her young son suffered a complex and undiagnosed illness. With her background in GP medical education, Nadine joined the ACNEM Education Committee with the intention of ensuring that the education ACNEM was delivering was up to date and practical for trainees. She is the current chair of the ACNEM Education Committee and a board member since 2015. Nadine continues to practice in a busy conventional general practice and now integrates NEM into all of her patient care and teaching. She also travels on a regular basis to a rural town with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Women’s GP service. She has developed a passion for long-distance running later in life and ran her first marathon in April 2019. This has lead to further interest in the field of sports nutrition and metabolic health. 

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Dr Christabelle Yeoh 
MB BS, MRCP, MSc (Nut)
Board of Directors  

Dr Yeoh graduated from medicine at the University of London in 1999 and has a Master’s degree in nutrition from King’s College London. After practicing hospital medicine she worked as a physician in the field of nutritional and environmental medicine since 2006 and is a member of the American and British Academies of Environmental Medicine. Dr Yeoh moved to Australia in 2012  and is the Medical Director and a Medical Practitioner at Next Practice GenBiome. She has a strong interest in chronic complex conditions, neurological, gastrointestinal and metabolic health. She is passionate about sharing her in-depth knowledge on the interconnectedness of human metabolism, biology and behaviour. She is dedicated to developing world leading NEM training for ACNEM and is on the teaching faculty. 

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Dr Tracy Chandler 
BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRNZCGP, FNZSCM, PGDipSEM, CertDermoscopy
Treasurer

Dr Tracy Chandler completed a Biochemistry degree and then her primary medical training in England. This gave her a more in-depth knowledge of the human body than most Doctors are required to know.  She then worked as a General Practitioner in Timaru before doing further post-graduate training in Sports and Integrative Medicine and Nutrition. Her decision to specialise in Integrative Medicine evolved through her experience as a GP and her increasing awareness of the impact of nutrition and environment on an individual’s health and well-being. In addition she firmly believes in the power of the Mind-Body link and our ability to heal ourselves.

 

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Joanne Ford
GAICD, ACMA, CGMA, BComm
Board of Directors  

Joanne is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and and qualified as an ACMA, CGMA with CIMA UK. She has since gained executive experience in start-ups and listed multinationals in a number of countries. Joanne brings over 30 years’ experience  in the retail, FMCG,  online, telecommunications and healthcare education sectors and has skills in strategy, finance, governance, risk management and IT. She is passionate about contributing 
to ACNEM and has a special interest in nutritional and environmental medicine and education. She joined the board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management (FARM) Committee in April 2018.

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Caryl Hertz
DipEd, DipPR, BCom, GCertLdshp
Board of Directors

Caryl is an experienced industry engagement manager skilled in strategic planning, leadership, change management and communications. She published as case editor a book on consumer behaviour and served on the board of the Australian Chamber of International Trade. Her qualifications cover a variety of disciplines including commerce and marketing and she holds post-graduate qualifications in public relations and personnel management.