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Meet the Board: 2013 - 2014

John Peitzman (JP) has a comprehensive martial arts background spanning over 25 years, including past ownership and operations of several schools throughout the USA. His study in martial arts/energy has guided him to fully embrace the AcuEnergetics® comprehensive healing modality. JP is an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner, AcuEnergetics® Teacher and Meditation Teacher. In the corporate world, he works as an executive in the Global Real Estate organization within HP where he is responsible for building relationships, implementing strategies, managing financials, operating facilities and leading teams across the South Pacific region.

Kate worked in the music industry for ten years, first at a major record label before moving to advertising and marketing for Australia's biggest independent music website. Alongside her media role, Kate is also an accomplished dancer. While teaching and performing professionally, Kate has found the integration of the principles of AcuEnergetics® bring greater depth of understanding to her dance practice. In 2011, Kate embarked on a six month solo travel around the world to further immerse in dance, yoga and meditation teachings. She is currently completing her AcuEnergetics® Practitioner Training and AcuEnergetics® Meditation Teacher Training.

Jo has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for fifteen years in the area of Clinical Research which she continues to do on a part time basis. She was introduced to AcuEnergetics® through an amazing experience which helped to bring her second little girl into the world. Jo's passion for the modality has grown and she is committed to becoming an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner.

Paul has been employed for over 20 years in the graphic arts industry. He has had an interest in various healing modalities since 1990. Paul is an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner and an AcuEnergetics® Teacher. He has been involved in various roles with the AAAP since 2006.


Aimee worked in the Medical Device industry for 10 years, with most of those years developing and selling implants for use in Interventional Cardiology. After years of thinking about how to help the many refractory patients that are not adequately treated by conventional western medicine approaches and "just never really seem to get better," Aimee became more and more compelled by the approach of and results achieved through the AcuEnergetics® treatment system. Aimee is an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner, AcuEnergetics® Teacher and Meditation Teacher.

Gareth comes from a corporate working background and has made the transition into working full time as an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner. Gareth’s journey with AcuEnergetics® began some 12 years ago when he first started having sessions with Kevin Farrow for a debilitating neck injury. On the road to recovery he become fascinated with the modality and found a calling to work in the energy medicine field. He is passionate about the modality and seeing both students and practitioners flourish. In addition to being an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner, Gareth is currently completing his AcuEnergetics® Meditation Teacher Training.

Penelope Amita Jones practiced for twenty-five years as a specialist endodontist in Sydney. She then taught for five years in the Medical and Dental Faculties of Sydney University. She now runs workshops for dentists and hygienists and students through Sydney Uni and CSU on "Working posture". Apart from having studied many forms of alternative healing, she is an accredited teacher of the Feldenkrais Method and is an accredited Journey Practitioner (NLP). She is now an enthusiastic AcuEnergetics® student.

Ira has worked for 15 years in business operations/management and has been an advocate and student of alternative medicine for twice as long. She has instinctually gravitated toward natural, ancient, and traditional treatments and application of medicine from a very young age. Ira has studied Naturopathy, Kinesiology and is now an avid AcuEnergetics® Practitioner level student.

Rupa was born in the UK, has a degree in Health Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of ATMS. She has an established AcuEnergetics® and Acupuncture practice. Rupa is a Senior AcuEnergetics® Practitioner, AcuEnergetics® Teacher and Meditation Teacher. She has a background in meditation and Qigong and has published articles about both Acupuncture and AcuEnergetics®.

Rochelle is the General Manager of AcuEnergetics®, as well as a Senior AcuEnergetics® Practitioner and Teacher. She has been practicing AcuEnergetics® since 2005 and is fully qualified to teach AcuEnergetics® Level 1 and AcuEnergetics® Level 2. She is currently a co-teacher for AcuEnergetics® Level 3 and the AcuEnergetics® Practitioner Training.

Steve graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Since then he has been heavily involved within the acting industry, performing in American and Australian films and television as well as many local theatre productions. He has studied yoga, martial arts, and meditation for over 18 years. He has been involved with AcuEnergetics® from its early days and is a Senior Practitioner and Teacher of the modality.