HANS Board of Directors
The HANS Board meets every 4-6 weeks in Halifax. There are also active committees which meet regularly.
Savayda is a medical herbalist and has been in practice for 18 years. She is a founding member of HANS, and is founder and president of the Bloom Institute for Herbal Studies in Halifax. She is a Nova Scotia representative on the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations, with a special interest in politics and standards. She has a clinical practice and teaches herbal medicine to blossoming students at the Bloom Institute.
Lynn-Marie is a mother, yoga teacher and herbal student at the Bloom Institute. It is her love of both nature and knowledge that keeps her coming back to HANS. She enjoys spending time with like-minded souls and working/playing to make the world a better place.
Daniel has been on the herbal path for over 10 years; his green journey started with plant teachers in his late teens that helped guide him to a more balanced, natural and holistic way of living. Since then he has fortified his knowledge and skills through direct experience with nature, self study and more recently formal training from the East West School of Planetary Herbology. Now a practicing clinical herbalist, Daniel draws from the global systems of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, Western herbalism, Spagyrics and more. He also has a strong interest and clinical focus of using plants native to the Maritime provinces as often as possible.
A registered clinical herbalist, Benna is passionate about ethical and sustainable plant use, supporting self empowerment of patients, and growing plants. Her focus in clinic is around complex immune concerns such as Autoimmune disease. Benna teaches the beginner program at the Bloom Institute for Herbal Studies, where she is an administrator.
Gaëlle completed four years of study with American herbalist David Winston and is now doing clinical training at the Bloom Institute. She is the founder of Green Tara Herbals, which specializes in small-batch herbal products with a focus on immune optimization and family wellness. She has been a HANS board member on and off for several years.