Chairperson: Maniisha Bluntschli
Maniisha has worked as an acupuncturist and naturopathic practitioner for 28 years and runs a private practice in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her passion is exploring the effects of colour and phototherapies in her practice. She is also conducting clinical research studies in this field using a range of assessment modalities including Kirlian-based electrophotography (GDV technique). As a member of ILA, Maniisha is keen to help expand the network of ‘light professionals’ in Australia and around the world, and to add to the body of evidence-based research in the field.
Treasurer: Lyn Doole
In 2005, Lyn retired as a full professor in the Faculty of Nursing, Miyagi University, Japan, and returned to Australia where she runs a Light Therapy practice, organises courses in the discipline, and teaches at the University of Adelaide, mentoring international students. Lyn has been a key member of the ILA Board since 2010, being the Communications Officer and Conference Co-ordinator from that time until the present. She is currently busy organising the 2017 ILA Conference in Miami, Florida.
Secretary: Amanda Hoffmann
With a career in education, Amanda taught English in Malaysia and Singapore for a number of years. Since returning to Australia in 2004, she has worked in university preparatory programs and in the graduate school. Amanda is currently pursuing an interest in Colour and Light Therapy and has trained in the Samassati method. She served on the ILA Board as Secretary from 2013 -16 and worked on projects as Education Director. Amanda is the co-ordinator for ILA Chapters and also manages the ILA Facebook page.