Board of Management
AAMA is co-ordinated by a volunteer Board of Management. AAMA is registered in NSW as
an incorporated association – DFT Y2206644
Board members are elected for for three years before standing down, they can be re-elected.
Dr Simon Bednarek
MBBS FRACGP FRNZCGP
GP working in Mullumbimby, Northern NSW
Michael Kokinos is an Anthroposophic Physiotherapist, certified at the Goetheanum in 2015. He practices craniosacral therapy and is a founding member of the International Anthroposophic Network for Cranio-Sacral Therapy (IAN-CST). He is the director of Blue Sky Therapies – an intergrative health clinic with offices in Melbourne, Noosa and Katherine. He is also a member of the International Association of Anthroposophic Body Therapies (IAABT : www.iaabt-medsektion.net/en/)
He holds a Masters of Health Management and has served as an advisor to the Australian Government on a number of ministerial boards in the fields of public health, disability and rural/remote primary health care . He is a regular faculty member in the annual IPMT training in Anthroposophic Medicine, teaching therapists in Australia and kindergarden/primary teachers about salutogenesis in early childhood education in India.
A section of his masters was looking at research into health promotion in schools. Michael works as a consultant with Steiner schools internationally specialising in the use of rhythm and movement in the curriculum.. Michael also works in NT Indigenous community development and trauma rehabilitation and is the project manager for a Steiner inspired creche project in Arnhem land communities.
Ellen Sallows is an Anthroposophical Art Therapist: Diploma Art Therapy, Pitjiri School, SA, Australia
Extra Lesson Practitioner: Graduate Certificate Extra Lesson, Training Institute forLearning Difficulties, Sydney , Australia, Learning Support teacher : Graduate units , Special Education, Flinders University , SA and Teacher: Bachelor Teaching , University of South Australia
She has worked as an Art therapist in : private practise in South Australia and in Alice Springs , NT, Australia ; at MHACA, Mental Health Association of Central Australia, , in a residential programme for traumatised homeless teenagers in South Australia and in a Drug and Alcohol residential withdrawal programme in South Australia.
She has developed, co-ordinated and implemented the learning support programmes at 3 Steiner( Waldorf )Schools and acted as a learning Support consultant in several other schools. She has seen and supported students as both an Extra Lesson practitioner and Anthroposophical Art therapist in these schools.
She developed, co-ordinated and taught in the Teacher Training at the Alice Springs Steiner School.
She has taught handcraft, art , painting, drawing and sculpture in Steiner schools and worked in early childhood at Waldorf school.Here she developed a class 1 readiness assessment to support understanding of students sensory learning capacities, which she used and advised at several schools.
She was also part of a team that started a Steiner School in NSW Australia in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
She is a mother of 4 children and a grandmother of 5, so far!!
She currently lives in Adelaide South Australia .