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. She is now retired from these positions and is busy organising the ALA’s 2019 Conference to be held in Cairns, Australia.

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  served on the ILA Board as Secretary from 2013 -16 and worked on projects as Education Director. Amanda managed the ILA Facebook page for 5 years and has edited three editions of ILA’s Journal of Light. She is now focussed on spreading the word about ‘light for health’ through ALA.