At Danny’s Place, all of our team bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their respective fields. They are all registered with their appropriate governing body and all have police checks for working with children. We all share the same passion – Young people carrying excess weight will all have the oppportunity to be the best, healthiest version of themselves.
Clinical Program Coordinator / Registered Nurse
As a nurse Jane is patient and outcome focused. She loves the energy of young people and is motivated to help them achieve their best. She is experienced in weight management.
A young and passionate Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) De-arne has been with Danny’s Place for nearly a year and is passionate about helping young people make positive changes.
Haidee is passionate about helping young people and supporting them emotionally and psychologically towards achieving sustainable weight and dietary changes. She aims to help overcome the emotional barriers that prevent them from achieving weight and dietary goals.
As our administration team leader, Janine is passionate about children, their health and well-being and will be able to answer any questions that you may have about Danny’s Place, the team and the program.
Gemma is a young and enthusiastic dietitian who loves working closely with young people. She is actively involved in the community and enjoys making a difference in people’s lives.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with an constant desire to help people enjoy moving their body for their physical and emotional well being.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with a passion for empowering the lives of children, adolescents and young adults with disabilities, chronic health conditions and developmental delays through individually tailored exercise prescription, and healthy lifestyle change.
Program Co-ordinator / Registered Nurse
As a registered Nurse and experienced in mental health counselling, Nikki is passionate about the young person’s journey towards their goals and is always motivated to help them to achieve their best outcome.
Co-founder and Director of Danny’s Place, Sanjeev has a major interest in adolescent obesity and has coordinated the longest obesity surgery trial in adolescents in Australia. He cares and educates youth on weight loss surgery and how this can help change their lives.
Dr Suja is a general paediatrician with an interest in all areas of paediatric medicine with over 20 years experience. With an energetic interest in obesity management and endocrinology, Dr Suja is a caring and gentle paediatrician who makes families feel very at ease.
Co-director of Danny’s Place and a senior dietitian with over 10 years’ experience in weight management (lifestyle and surgical), Pennie has extensive research experience in developing and implementing weight management programs, coupled with a passion for e-health apps to enhance patient support.
Nick has over 20 years experience as a dietitian that covers many areas of nutrition. He has extensive experience in weight management, both with surgical and dietary weight loss.