The College has an ongoing commitment to providing teachers who are skilled educators as well as experts in their fields. Our faculty and staff of over 25 trained professionals includes Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Animal Homeopaths, a Physiotherapist and Registered Homeopaths. The College uses world recognised, high calibre teaching staff who actively pursue their ongoing professional development in their fields of expertise and in teaching.
Alastair Gray – Director NZ Operations
Msc(UK), BA Hons(NZ), ADH(NZ), DSH(UK), PCH(UK), PCHom(Malaysia)
Alastair Gray was appointed Associate Director NZ Operations in January 2015. He has been working with the general managers on a number of important projects, including expanding CNHH offerings by introducing a number of new courses, for existing health professionals and others. Alastair lectured at CNHH from 1999-2010. Since 2008, he managed departments of homeopathy and bioscience, in Sydney and the Gold Coast, working at the cutting edge of education in e-learning for Endeavour College of Natural Health. Alastair is currently doing his PhD in e-learning and complementary medicine at the University of Technology Sydney. Still a regular seminar and conference presenter worldwide, he is the author of 22 books and numerous articles on primary research in homeopathy and natural medicine. Along with the integration of all these interests, clinical practice still remains a significant focus.
Steven Castle – Chief Operating Officer
MAp(TF), PGC(DCL), DipDSDev, MCTS
Steven’s career in the education sector commenced in 2003 as a Lecturer in Distributed Software Development & Database Design at AMES I.T. Academy before moving into a management role as Head of Administration in 2005. In 2010, Steven expanded his Administration Management role to include Business Development where he developed relationships with leading Information Technology companies such as Orion Health, Microsoft NZ and Telecom. Steven accepted a position at the New Zealand College of Massage as Compliance Manager in 2012 and was introduced to massage therapy, natural health and wellbeing, before joining the the College in 2015.
Susan Henricksen – Academic Manager
PGC(EdLM), GCHE, BHSc (Comp Med), Adv Dip Med Herb, Adv Dip Nat, Dip Hom
Education has always been a passion of Susan’s, especially to seek knowledge around medicine. Following a long career in a Medical Pathology Laboratory, Susan sought education in complementary medicine as a source of a more holistic approach to wellness. This resulted in Diplomas in Naturopathy, Western Medical Herbalism and Homeopathy and a Bachelor of Health Science. Practise gave way to education again and Susan started teaching at the Colleges she had trained at and also with Pharmacy staff as a Sales Rep with Naturopharm. Following six years at NZ College of Massage teaching Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Research and managing the Auckland site, Susan has returned to her Homeopathy roots at CNHH after undertaking the role of Academic Manager. Susan draws on her knowledge and experience to support the students in their study in Homeopathy. There are also plans for a Masters in Education, the search for knowledge never ends!
College Academic Staff
Jennette (Jem) Moon – Tutor (Human Homepathy)
DipHom, ADH, RCHom
Levonne Kelly – Tutor (Animal Homeopathy)
DipHom (Animal Health), RCHom, Cert Equine Practice
Levonne graduated from the Bay of Plenty College of Homeopathy in 2012 with a Diploma in Homeopathy (Animal Health). She enjoys treating a wide range of animals, and is continually inspired by the results homeopathy brings. She is also a full member of the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths, and commenced her role as Animal Homeopathy Tutor for CNHH in May 2017. Levonne’s background is very much animal orientated, with a Certificate in Equine Practice (Thoroughbred Stable Practice) gained during her years in the racing and breeding industry. She also spent several years working in a large Auckland veterinary practice (companion animal), as well as several in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. At various times in her life she has enjoyed helping out on sheep and drystock farms. Levonne and her partner Don currently share between them three daughters, two horses, one dog, one cat and an assortment of beef cattle – a constantly evolving menagerie! Levonne is very active over the summer months with side saddle showing on her mare Tudor Rose, and during the rest of the year rides for pleasure as often as time allows.
College Support Staff
Reneigh McLean – Administration Manager
Reneigh brings a wealth of experience in campus administration, process improvement and customer service to her role as Administration Manager for CNHH. Previously at the NZ College of Massage as Reception/Administrator, Reneigh managed a high volume, multiple programme campus administration whilst ensuring an exemplary customer service experience. With a bright, bubbly personality Reneighs brings a fun, light hearted approach to her role which is warmly welcomed by staff and students.
Anne Kohu – Student Engagement & Priority Learner Support
Anne’s inquisitive nature means she draws on experiences and inspiration from a broad spectrum of industries from the service industry to telecommunications installation work. However it was a health scare that sent Anne on a different journey of discovery. It was a coffee group in the early 1980s where they talked about homeopathy for the family and for cows at calving time that lead her to study with BOPCOH in 2001. Anne manages the Tauranga office of CNHH including maintaining the College learning management system (Moodle) and is our Maori Liaison Officer.
Deborah Joy – Student Engagement & Graduate Support
Becoming a parent opened Deborah to alternative, (organic, sustainable) living. Deborah has studied many healing modalities and worked in administration for over 20 years. A move to the Bay of Plenty coincided with the opportunity to join the team at CNHH so now Deborah has the trifecta of her beliefs, passions and experience in one.
College Academic Committee
College Academic Manager and Academic Staff in conjunction with:
Judy Coldicott – Senior Lecturer
DipTchg, DipHom, ADH, RCHom, ADH
Judy trained and worked as a primary teacher prior to her homeopathy studies. She became interested in homeopathy after seeing great results with her family and went on to complete her Diploma in Homeopathy in 1995. Judy began practicing and teaching introductory courses in South Canterbury and in 1996, became a homeopathy tutor at Aoraki Polytechnic. In 1999, Judy became South Island Coordinator for the Bay of Plenty College. She is well loved by students and staff alike – especially for the clarity of her teaching and for her energy and enthusiasm!
Jennie Rassell – Senior Lecturer
BSc Hons, Dip Hom, DipHom(Animal Health), RCHom
Jennie received her degree in Microbiology from Canterbury University and worked in education and research, particularly in the Agricultural sector in NZ before turning her focus to family and farm life. She and her husband began to explore organic production methods and successfully converted their kiwifruit orchard to organics as a result. Jennie found her interest in Homeopathy blooming alongside the passion for organics and completed both the ‘human’ and ‘animal’ Diploma programmes at the Bay of Plenty College of Homeopathy. Now, Jennie has a thriving practice for both animals and humans in Tauranga, New Zealand and lectures for CNHH.
Lecturers of Homeopathy
- Tania Aroha-Twentyman DipHom
- Judy Coldicott DipTchg, DipHom, ADH, RCHom
- Alastair Gray DSH (UK), PCH(UK), RSHom(UK), AHA(Aust), BA Hons(NZ)
- Rhonda Hamilton-Cross DipHom (Human & Animal Health), RCHom
- Su Hutchinson DipHom, RCHom, Cert.Natural Health Studies
- Helen Kennedy BHSc, DipHom, RCHom
- Fiona Lane BA DipEd (UK), DipHom (Animal Health)
- Lee-Anne McCall DipHom, CEASE Therapist
- Jeannette (Jem) Moon DipHom, ADH, RCHom
- Jennie Rassell BSc Hons, Dip Hom, Dip Hom(Animal Health),RCHom, ADH
- Dr Barbara Stumbles BVSc, DipHom(Animal Health), RCHom
- Suzi Tetenburg RCHom, BFRP
- Tineke Verkade RN, ND (Holl), DipHerb, DipHom (Animal Health), ADH, RCHom, BSc
- Jill Wilby BA, DipHom.RCHom
Lecturers of Medical Science
- Susan Henricksen PGC(EdLM), GCHE, BHSc (Comp Med), Adv Dip Med Herb, Adv Dip Nat, Dip Hom
- Dr Judith Nicholson BSc(Hons) PhD
- Dr Barbara Stumbles BVSc, DipHom(Animal Health), RCHom