SAENA Executive

Hazel James

President & Secretary


Hazel joined SAENA in 2018 whilst still a student and became a full member early in 2019. Hazel is qualified Canine Myofunctional Therapy and owns her own small mobile canine massage business based in Perth, Western Australia.

Hazel is happily obsessed with dogs and cohabits with her adorable Golden Retriever, Bonnie. Hazel has an absolute passion for the health and wellbeing of dogs and loves to see the results of massage for her dog clients. Hazel, also, delivers presentations to dog lovers on the physical, mental and emotional benefits of massage.

Hazel would like to build a strong, vibrant and representative SAENA which will promote and benefit members.

Laura Johnson

Vice President & Treasurer

Laura joined SAENA in 2016 and joined the Executive in July 2017.  Laura is qualified in Canine Myofunctional Therapy and operates her own small business incorporating dog massage into her already existing pet feeding and dog walking business, based in rural Victoria.

Having owned and cared for pets all her life, Laura is passionate about all animals, their health, happiness and wellbeing.  She enjoys seeing how dogs respond to her massage sessions.  She currently owns two rescue dogs and two horses.

Laura is looking forward to contributing on the SAENA Executive, working with our members and promoting the benefits of small animal and equine naturopathic and holistic health.

Sandi Rogers

Founder / Past President

Sandi founded SAENA in 2006 in response to the growing recognition of and demand for the need for an Association that sets standards in education and professional practice in the fields of natural therapies for animals. A qualified Medical Herbalist, Naturopath, Reflexognosist, Lecturer, Massage Therapist, and Founder of the National College of Traditional Medicine, Sandi also has a Masters in Education and Training and a Doctoral Degree. Having published many papers and authored books on natural medicine, Sandi is also in demand on the corporate speaking circuit with engagements both nationally and internationally.

Linda Bolton-Breen

Committee Member

Linda joined SAENA in 2019 whilst studying for her Diploma of Equine Myofunctional Therapy (Sports & Remedial) which she has just recently completed however prior to that Linda was a fully qualified Canine Myofunctional Therapist.  Linda has always had a passion for animals yearning to be a vet when younger. Now days using a more natural approach mixed with modern medicine to assist her two great loves horses and dogs.  Linda currently has 7 horses, 1 donkey and 1 mule along with 3 dogs in the Gippsland area. Linda has recently commencing her business in the Gippsland area.

Linda is looking forward to assisting the committee of SAENA in any way she can.