National and State Executives
The HAP Constitution directs that the National Executive may have a maximum of seven fixed positions, plus the addition of one nominated representative from each State or Territory Executive. At the moment there are six members on the National Executive.
Each State Executive must have at least three members, some of whom may also be members of the National Executive. At the moment there are State Secretaries in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
National and State Executives
This page will be updated as new members are appointed and when relevant CV’s are supplied by existing members. Some members of the National and State Executives include (in alphabetical order):
Professor Kerry Bone: National President, Health Australia Party
Professor Kerry Bone
Professor Kerry Bone is the co-founder and innovation driver at MediHerb, where he serves as Director of Research and Development. In 2016 MediHerb was awarded the American Botanical Council’s (ABC’s) Varro E. Tyler Award for excellence in Phytomedicinal Research.
As part of his educational role, Kerry is Principal of the Australian College of Phytotherapy and also Adjunct Professor at New York Chiropractic College, providing input into their postgraduate applied nutrition program. He also founded the successful Masters of Health Science (Herbal Medicine) course at the University of New England in 2004, and served there as Associate Professor from 2004 to 2012.
Kerry is co-author of more than 30 scientific papers on herbal research, including original research and systematic reviews. He currently serves as the only Australian member of the editorial board of the journal Phytomedicine, the top herbal research journal in the world, and is also on the advisory board of the ABC.
He has also written or co-written six popular textbooks on herbal medicine, including his latest with Simon Mills, the long-awaited second edition of Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy, which was awarded the 2013 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award by the ABC. Other key texts include The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety (also awarded the James A Duke Award in 2006), A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs and The Ultimate Herbal Compendium. These texts are widely used at naturopathic and medical colleges throughout the world.
He still maintains a busy herbal and naturopathic practice in Toowoomba, Queensland, where he has been in continuous service for more than 30 years.
In 2015 Kerry’s lifelong contribution to the field of herbal medicine was recognised with his receiving the prestigious Lady Cilento award from the complementary medicine industry in Australia.
Dr Isaac Golden, National Secretary, Victorian State President
Dr Isaac Golden PhD
Following an early career in finance and financial accounting, Isaac changed career paths to natural medicine and has been a homoeopathic practitioner since 1984, and teaching since 1988. He founded the Australasian College of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy in 1990, which offers distance education courses in homoeopathic and natural medicine. Isaac is a regular contributor to local and international academic journals, and is the author of eleven books on homoeopathy and over 100 articles.
He has lectured in 9 countries. He is a world authority on homoeoprophylaxis – the use of homoeopathic medicines for specific infectious disease prevention – and was the first person to be awarded a PhD from a mainstream Australian University for research on a homoeopathic topic. He has undertaken immunisation research in Cuba and India in conjunction with Government authorities in those countries. In April 2016 he was invited by the government Department of AYUSH to visit India to advise on planned Dengue Fever immunisation programs in Delhi and Kerala State involving millions of people.
He worked in a range of positions with Endeavour College of Natural Health, including Head of School and Business Manager Academic until 2012. He was an Honorary Research Fellow, Faculty of Science, Federation University Australia from 2013 to 2016. He is presently Research Advisor on the Ethics Committee of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine, and is a peer reviewer for a number of Australian and international professional journals.
Isaac was President of the Victorian branch of the Australian Homoeopathic Association – Australia’s largest national organization of professional homoeopaths – from 1992 to 1998. In March 1999 he was awarded the Association’s Distinguished Service Award for his “many years of service to the Australian Homoeopathic Association and for his significant contributions to the homoeopathic profession in Australia”.
Isaac’s research interests are built on a belief that Australians need to be shown the substantial evidence base of natural medicines and see how safe and cost-effective they can be. His own work relates mainly to showing the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines for both treatment and disease prevention. He believes that the health system in Australia needs to be changed from the present disease management system to a health creation system.
Andrew Hicks: Registered Officer, Victorian State Secretary
Andrew Hicks BAppScPhys, BEngComm
Andrew has been involved in the Audio Visual and Video Conferencing industry for over 20 years. He currently owns and operates a specialist consulting firm with headquarters in Melbourne and operating in Canberra and Sydney. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Physics) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Communications). In addition, he also holds a qualifications from InfoComm International as a Certified Technology Specialist – Design.
Since a young age, Andrew has always been involved in learning and working outside of the typical education institution. His work in video, sound and lighting production lead to a focus on meeting customers’ needs, regardless of the individual situation. Technical bachelor degrees in science and engineering further developed a scientific approach and methodology to analysing any situation.
After University, his work lead him to a large national Audio Visual integrator, working on multi‑million dollar projects in various roles. In 2011, Andrew co‑founded Parity Technology Consulting to provide a specialist service that was lacking in the AV industry. The business has grown significantly with many clients ranging across Universities, Corporate and Government sectors. The reputation of the business is highly regarded, also winning a national award for a Government project.
With such a combination of client focus, project delivery and consultation services, Andrew has developed a skill set which can be applied to almost any situation, industry or role. The consultative approach combined with science and engineering allows in depth analysis of any problem, enabling the core issue to be established.
Andrew has a keen interest in holistic health, combining both natural medicine and western medicine. The two can work hand in hand to ensure the optimal health care for people, with their best interests truly at heart. Environmental and democratic aspects are also particularly important factors when looking at our society.
After watching the current and previous Governments, legislation, politics and widespread misinformation, Andrew decided to take a stand to make a difference in our country. The Health Australia Party has a solid, logical and balanced approach to the many aspects of life in Australia, as demonstrated by the five fundamentals of the party.
Cathy Nolan: Queensland State Secretary
Cathy has 30 years experience working in IT, bookkeeping and desktop publishing. However a long-term interest in natural medicine led her to began utilising these skills in various roles within homeopathic organisations whilst starting to study homeopathy.
In 2008 Cathy took on the role of Production Manager for The Australian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine, a peer reviewed bi-annual publication of the Australian Homoeopathic Association, and continues in that role today.
Cathy was appointed Executive Officer with the Australian Register of Homoeopaths (AROH) in July 2011 and has been instrumental in implementing systems that assist AROH in keeping up with the demands of a digital age.
In 2016 Cathy was appointed President of AROH, and will continue to ensure that AROH fulfills its role of protecting the public by only accrediting both educational courses and practitioners who have met a certain level of standards.
Cathy completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Homeopathy) in 2013. After graduating Cathy attended the inaugural conference of the Homeopathic Research Institute held in Barcelona, Spain, to gain a better understanding of what the current research was and what might be forthcoming in the future.
2014 saw the release of the NH&MRC draft Information Paper: Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions. Through her role as Executive Officer she was familiar with the extensive submission made by AROH and the resulting dismissal of much of that evidence. As a result Cathy became a founding member of Friends of Homeopathy Australia, a group of concerned homeopaths who wanted to do something to question these findings and also promote the profession at a grassroots level.
Inspired by the work of some dedicated people in the UK, Cathy and Friends of Homeopathy initiated a coming together of all stakeholders in homeopathy from Australia and New Zealand at a meeting held in Sydney in August 2015. As a result of that meeting 4 Homeopathy Australasia was formed and Cathy took on the Vice Chair position of this new organisation that will pool resources in order to effectively promote homeopathy within the Australasia region.
Cathy is a self-confessed passionate advocate for homeopathy, as well as all that the Health Australia Party stands for in working to defend the future of peoples’ ability to make free and open health choices.
Ed Stattmann: National Treasurer
Ed Stattmann BAccy, CPA
Ed is an experienced CPA who helps businesses work better. Ed primarily focuses on optimising financial performance, improving utilisation of resources and accelerating human potential. Ed especially enjoys working with organisations genuinely passionate about what they do and ready to grow. Ed finds there is nothing like working with an inspired group of individuals who love what they do and are focused on being the best that they can be.
Ed enjoys collaborating with progressive entities to improve the quality of business, environment and human experience and has been actively involved in a number of humanitarian endeavours.
Ed believes in infusing life with humour, healthy living, work/life balance, service above self, compassion, authenticity and integrity. Ed considers himself very blessed to live with four angels, his wife and three daughters, who are constant reminders of his purpose.