Professor Colin Straker (Vice Chairman)
Sister Joana Van Der Merwe (Palliative Care Sister/Manager)
Nola Frazer (Secretary) – Nola, initially from Zimbabwe, studied Pharmacy in Durban where she met and married fellow pharmacy student Peter Frazer. They spent the next 43 years working alongside each other – initially in hospital, retail, and manufacturing pharmacy; and later, after Peter qualified as a homoeopath, in his homoeopathic practice where Nola dispensed the homoeopathic medicine to his patients. Homoeopathy became an integral part of their lives and they were instrumental in establishing the official tertiary level homoeopathic education programme in Durban. This was followed by a relocation to a smallholding outside Barrydale, where they were kept busy with Peter’s homoeopathic clinic, dispensing and tutoring homoeopathic interns. Nola relocated to the village of Barrydale shortly after Peter’s demise, where she soon volunteered to help Sr Joana van der Merwe, the founder of Barrydale Hospice. She currently still volunteers for the Hospice, and is committed to assisting the growing need for palliative care in the Barrydale community and the neighbouring rural areas.
Vincent Uren (Treasurer) – Vincent (56) is a South African Chartered Accountant who retired from the Anglo American Group of companies in 2011. Vincent and his wife Natalie, reside in Cape Town and also have a home in Barrydale where Natalie’s parents stay.
Patron: Mrs Carien Smit