HAES Australia is led by a group of dedicated volunteers, who share a commitment to Health At Every Size® principles and strong governance. The Management Committee, Steering Committee and Lived Experience Advisory Board work together to ensure that HAES Australia is achieving its aims of supporting and connecting HAES® practitioners and raising awareness of weight neutral, non-diet, client centred practice among health professionals and the general community.
The Management Committee is responsible for the overall management of HAES Australia and consists of the President, Treasurer, and Secretary, who each serve a one-year term. All verified provider members of HAES Australia are eligible to nominate for a leadership position and vote in annual elections. The Management Committee meet monthly, or as needed.
Louise Adams (President)
Louise is a clinical psychologist and the creator of UNTRAPPED. She has written two books, 'Mindful Moments' and 'The Non-Diet Approach Handbook for Psychologist and Counsellors' (with Fiona Willer, APD). She has been practicing in this field for more than 20 years. Louise is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a member of the Clinical College of the APS.
Ruth brings to HAES five years’ experience of advocacy and peer support for individuals and families experiencing recovery from eating disorders. She administers the forums 'Eating Disorder Parents Support' and 'The Metamorphosis Chronicles', and is a regular contributor to 'International Eating Disorder Parent Support', 'HAES Therapists and Nutritionists' and 'Health at Every Size'. Her work, in person and online, both offers support and disseminates research for a general readership concerned with disordered eating, weight stigma, and health at every size. She is a fat-positive activist. She has previously served as a peer educator for the Queensland Council on the Aged (Cota Qld). From 2001-2006 she directed the New Options for Women program at the Wellington Institute of Technology (NZ).
Meg McClintock (Treasurer)
Founder and Principal Dietitian at Choose Nutrition, Meg works with children and families, empowering families to overcome challenging eating behaviour, clinical and sensory concerns. Meg works collaboratively with other health professionals to treat disordered eating and eating disorders for people of all ages.
HAES Australia Steering Committee
Steering Committee brings a wide range of provider, public health,
not-for-profit and business skills, expertise and knowledge to HAES
Australia. Its role is to guide the direction of HAES Australia and
work with the management committee to make strategic decisions, lead
sub-committees, and complete projects. Steering Committee members are
recruited by a direct invitation from the Management Committee. The
Steering Committee meet four times a year, or as needed.
Fiona is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian who offers HAES business consulting and professional development training in the Non-Diet Approach.
Fiona works with Dietitians & health professionals to bring body and food healing messages to the world. With 20 years of experience in Eating Disorders, Body Image & Counselling Skills, Fiona is committed to Mindfulness & Self Compassion practices that help both the practitioner and client.
Natasha is a personal trainer with a background orthotics and prosthetics. She is passionate about helping people rediscover exercise in fun and exciting ways, and is all about functional fitness and injury prevention.
Hilary is a human services professional with twenty years' experience. Hilary has a keen interest in strategy, policy and health promotion to drive social justice and positive change. Hilary was the 2018 recipient of the Jan Moore Award for Excellence in Research, Deakin University.
Susan works with adults and children with disordered eating, body image and weight concerns. Susan practises in a client centred, non-diet manner.
Dr Carolynne White
Carolynne is an occupational therapist and Participation and Engagement Advisor at Mind Australia and an Equally Well ambassador. Carolynne has over 15 years experience working with adults with mental and physical health conditions and enabling people to participate in the activities and occupations that are important to them. Carolynne's role focuses on supporting consumer and family and carer participation at Mind Australia. Carolynne is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and serves on the Mental Health National Reference Group.
Shelley is a personal trainer and speaker who is passionate about both empowering people to be physically active, fit and strong in ways that are meaningful and enjoyable to them, and working with her colleagues to make the fitness industry more inclusive and responsible.
Janet is a Psychologist with over 25 years experience providing therapy, training and consultation. She is Senior Psychologist and Director of Mind Body Well, a therapy practice in Melbourne assisting people with eating disorders and concerns about eating behaviours and body image from a Health at Every Size perspective. Janet is also a professionally trained supervisor, providing support to Psychologists and other health professionals.
Mandy-Lee Noble is an accredited practising dietitian who specialises in mental health, chronic disease and eating disorders. Mandy-Lee provides dietetic care to adults with mental health conditions for Richmond Fellowship Queensland and delivers continued professional development for health practitioners supported by the Australian Government Department of Health Chronic Disease Support Project. Mandy-Lee is completing a Master of Philosophy at Queensland University of Technology researching weight stigma in healthcare.
Anna is a university qualified dietitian, with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons) and a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Anna is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who operates under the registered business name, “Ask a Dietitian”. Anna has completed a Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education and is a Breastfeeding Counsellor.