Professional Staff


Jasmine Katakos

As Senior Manager of Operations and Strategy, Jasmine Katakos manages NICM's operations, implementing NICM's strategic plan, further developing our business model and guiding the next phase of development. Ms Katakos joined NICM in 2019.

Natalie Connor 

Natalie Connor

Ms Connor joined NICM in 2015 as NICM's Communications Strategy Manager. Her role is responsible for driving awareness of NICM's research and activities amongst key external and internal audiences and managing NICM's communication channels and platforms.


Jule Forti

Mrs Forti joined NICM in 2019 as the Institute Coordinator. She is responsible for the day-to-day administration, and oversees all administration, office management, space allocation and human resource functions of the organisation.


Angelo Di Sapia

Mr Di Sapia is NICM's Commercial Manager. His skill set spans clinical practice, product design and development, research, regulatory affairs, education and course development, business development, sales and team management skills.


Dina Vadassery

Mr Vadassery is Laboratory Manager for NICM’s commercial, preclinical and research laboratories. In addition to their day to day operations, he is responsible for the preparation of validation and stability protocols, quotations and work schedules.


Jennifer Rodda

Mrs Rodda joined NICM in 2018 as NICM's Communications Officer. Her role is responsible for the delivery of NICM events and the development of marketing and communications collateral and support.

Kate Corcoran

Ms Corcoran is NICM’s Research Policy Officer. She is responsible for providing support to research projects and collaborations related to policy work in integrative medicine.


Lisa Focas

Ms Focas provides day-to-day administration and executive support to NICM Health Research Institute's Director and assists with special projects.


Melissa Jordana

Ms Jordana joined NICM in 2018 as an administrative officer. Mrs Jordana provides day-to-day administrative support to all staff and students, as well as travel and expense management for executive staff.

Martha Ibrahim

Ms Ibrahim joined NICM in 2016 as an Analytical Chemist in our Herbal Analysis Laboratory. She brings to her role over eight years of laboratory experience from working previously in the pharmaceutical industry.


Rick Romero

Mr Romero joined NICM Health Research Institute in 2018 as the Research Management Officer. In this role he provides preclinical, clinical and translational research support.

Suzannah Bourchier

Suzannah Bourchier

Ms Bourchier is NICM's Clinical Trial Manager. She is provides clinical research support across various NICM projects.