Natasha Collins

Natasha Collins

Director, Chair

Natasha has owned her own business, a beauty salon, for 17 years, has undertaken business training in many areas, and has a good understanding of client care and customer service.

She also served for several years on the board of The Junction Business Group. Her role included restarting the group, which comprised 200 businesses in The Junction area, in Newcastle, NSW. In addition to holding the secretary position, Natasha did numerous other jobs, involving marketing, fund raising, grant applications and council support and events. She also frequently chaired the monthly meetings.

Natasha was initiated into Usui Shiki Ryoho nine years ago. Since doing second degree she has performed, on average, ten Reiki treatments a week in her salon.
She was initiated as a Reiki Master in 2013 and teaches Reiki as well as continuing to provide Reiki treatments. She also has regular gatherings with a group of about 40 students whom she has either taught or been involved in teaching.

Her husband, son and daughter are all initiated to Reiki, which is a big part of their lives.

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Greg Collins

Greg Collins

Director

Greg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Washington State University USA and a Master of Business Administration from Newcastle University Australia. He has extensive leadership and executive level experience. Greg started his career working for the US Department of Energy and subsequently has spent the last 18 years living and working in Australia in the professional services industry.

Greg’s key strengths include extensive experience in Senior Executive Board-level Management Teams. In these teams, for many years he has played key roles with international organisations including:

• People Leadership
• Strategy Development
• Budget Setting
• Financial Monitoring
• Business Development
• Coaching and Mentoring
• Technical Leadership
• Project Management

Greg completed 1st and 2nd degree in Usui Shiki Ryoho and does self-Reiki every day. Reiki is a big part of his family life, and he has seen first-hand how Reiki can change lives. He sees a role on the Reiki Australia Board as a unique opportunity, as he has been involved with Reiki for over nine years, and would like to see its benefits further utilised across the country. He has been filling a casual vacancy as a Director of Reiki Australia since June 2017, and has nominated for re-election to the Board.


Alan White

Alan White

Director

Alan has a background of over twenty-five years in nutrition, complementary medicine, Reiki and counselling.

He is an Air Force Vietnam Veteran and has been involved with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as a volunteer Men’s Health Peer Educator for 15 years, and is currently the Victorian state representative. He was a National Men’s Health Ambassador (volunteer) with the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia for five years.

Alan has also been involved at committee and board level within the Royal Australian Air Force Vietnam Veterans’ Association (RAAFVVA) and the Royal Australian Air Force Association (RAAFA) – Victorian division.

Alan is currently the group leader for the Bayside-Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group. He is a prostate cancer survivor, having had his prostate surgically removed following ten years of active surveillance. Alan has since published a book on his and his wife’s experience around this event called “We’ve Lost My Prostate, Mate! … And life goes on”.

Alan has delivered numerous presentations on men’s health to a wide range of audiences, metropolitan and regionally, including radio and TV interviews.
He is currently the consumer advocate at Peter Mac on a research project called NAVIGATE, which involves the development of a web-based decision aid for men diagnosed with low-grade low-risk prostate cancer. This will be trialled through major hospitals in Australia during 2018.

Alan trained with Beth Gray from the USA, level 1 in 1985 and level 2 in 1986. He then trained with Ginny Bydder from NZ, in level 3A in 1996 and then commenced teacher training in 1997.

I would like to see Reiki become more readily accessible within all hospitals, not only for patients and carers, but also for the staff. I bring a flexible, open mind and an inclusive approach when dealing with others. I believe in being proactive when looking at the challenges that lie ahead in the healthcare world.

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Michelle McIntyre

Michelle McIntyre

Director

Michelle McIntyre is a Reiki Master with a specialized focus on helping others to grow and develop through Reiki practice. Since opening her Reiki practice, her mission has been a simple one: to teach Reiki to others and facilitate Reiki sessions, for those not wishing to learn the art of Reiki for themselves. Her motivation to do so comes from her passion for Reiki and the Reiki principles, and wanting to share the benefits available through the practice of Reiki with as many people as she can reach.

To support and mentor her clients and students, she has studied and mastered a variety of disciplines, including Reiki, meditation, crystal therapy, psychic development, intuitive healing, past life regression therapy, hypnotherapy, Akashic records reading, as well as being an Ordained Minister.

She was attuned to Usui Shiki Ryoho, in 2012, receiving her 2nd degree attunement soon after, in 2013 and starting her own home-based practice as soon as she had done so. Michelle was attuned to Master level in 2014 and went straight into teaching, predominantly 1st and 2nd degree Reiki workshops (with just 4 Reiki Masters trained thus far by Michelle), upon completion of her own studies. Michelle is passionate about Reiki and it is reflected in the workshops that she facilitates, the Reiki sessions that she provides to clients; and her own daily self- practice. She says that the Reiki principles and self-practice have transformed her life, for the better, and she wants to share this with others.

Before starting her own practice, Michelle worked in a variety of management, leadership and training positions, working in roles which often found her helping her community, adults with special needs and youth at risk, to develop and grow. Her “old” life as a manager and trainer have proven invaluable in her “new” life, helping her to work with Reiki in a safe, non-judgemental, and professional environment and she looks forward to bringing these skills and more to her position on the Reiki Australia Board.

Michelle became a Reiki Australia member, upon completing 2nd degree, later becoming an ARTP and then becoming Perth’s first Reiki Australia Certified Clinic. She also holds regular Reiki Share Days and looks forward to building upon the attendee numbers in the coming years.

Michelle currently lives and works from her home, based in Butler, Western Australia.

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Denice Martin

Denice Martin

Director

Denice commenced Reiki studies in 2011, and was initiated as a Master in 2015. She lives the principles of Reiki and sees clients in order to share this wonderful healing experience. Her three adult children and two grandchildren always enjoy the healing sessions when time permits. Denice teaches Reiki along with a variety of other healing modalities, and her own experience with Reiki has provided the tools to remain calm in any situation and to also share those tools with others.

Denice has extensive experience mediating at legal dispute meetings, and has chaired many meetings. Her experience on various committees began as a volunteer when her youngest child was at kindergarten, and throughout her children’s school life she has held a number of volunteer committee positions, e.g. Treasurer of the local primary school as well as Southern Peninsula Little Athletics Association, for approximately five years. Denice’s experience within the finance sector extends over 20 years and she has studied diligently in the fields of Compliance, Audit and Fraud. She believes that her organisational skills and legal knowledge will assist the Board to make decisions based on the compliance requirements to which we must adhere.

Denice is also an author and loves the written word, enabling her to critique others’ work before it is posted live or printed, depending on the medium. She is passionate about working as part of a team, and organising fundraising events.

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Wendy Watson

Wendy Watson

Retired Director, Founding Member, Board Mentor

Wendy has a background in biological sciences and education. She began her career path in medical pathology managing a haematology department with the Commonwealth Department of Health. Wendy furthered her education in natural therapies studying massage, naturopathy, iridology, nutrition and herbal medicine before specialising in homoeopathy.

In 1985 Wendy began her work as a Reiki treatment practitioner and in 1987 added homeopathy to her fulltime private practice. She currently operates the Wellspring Clinic in Caboolture.

Wendy is an elder in the Australian Reiki community having first been initiated into the Reiki in 1985. She trained as a Reiki Master in 1995 and regularly conducts Reiki classes. Wendy is a founding member of Reiki Australia and currently manages the Professional Standards Team as well as being a director on the board.

Wendy has strong case management and organisational skills developed through overseeing a diverse caseload. She brings this clinical experience and a scientific perspective to the Professional Standards project.

Wendy was nominated by the CS&HI Skills Council as an Industry Reference Group (IRG) member for the Complementary and Alternative Health IRG. The role of the IRG was to provide sector coverage for the review of the Health Training Package HLT02.

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