Meet the Team
Our team at CK Health.
CK Health was founded by Naturopath and Nutritionist Cody Kennedy in 2013 and is now a renowned family business in Merewether, Newcastle, helmed by Cody, her husband Paul, and supported by an incredible team of dedicated allied health practitioners.
Cody Kennedy – Senior Naturopath/Director
Cody is a Naturopath and Nutritionist and the founder of CK Health.
Cody has been working in the natural health industry for over 19 years. She understands the hurdles and challenges people with health problems face. Cody has spent many years studying numerous aspects of empirically-based holistic wellness (yes, she may be in the field of ‘alternative’ health, but there is nothing airy-fairy about her!). Through her one-on one work with hundreds of clients, she has witnessed the incredible transformation that these modalities can deliver.
Cody believes that you must first address the cause of the health problem in order to achieve ‘Better Health’. It’s a matter of combining the right blend of nutrition, lifestyle modifications and supplements. All of these things together create a better environment for the body to function and repair.
Cody has completed a Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Complementary Medicine and a Bachelor of Medicines Management with Honours in Complementary Medicine. She is always interested in learning more and her keen interest in research has awarded her a Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Medicine as well.
Everything Cody recommends has been researched, tested, and researched again!
She also has been a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society since 2001, the largest natural therapy association in Australia.
When she’s not consulting online from her Naturopathy clinic in Newcastle, Cody loves dreaming of her next travel adventure and playing frisbee with her energetic young son.
Emma Drady, Naturopath
Emma understands that no two consultations or treatments will be the same. She is very passionate about treating every person individually and working on an approach that works best for them.
She has a special interest in helping women with hormonal imbalances, irregular menstrual cycles, preconception, stress and exhaustion. Emma also has extensive experience treating thyroid conditions including hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, Hashimotos and Graves disease, as well as insulin resistance and weight loss difficulties.
Emma obtained her Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in 2019 and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. She is currently completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Byron Yoga Centre.
In her spare time Emma enjoys practicing yoga, bushwalking, travel, learning about other cultures and is forever seeking connections with the natural world in order to bring alignment to her life and those around her.
Andy Serhan, Psychologist
Andrew brings an honest, empathetic and light-hearted approach to therapy, where his core focus is the pursuit of improving the support and well-being for his clients.
Andrew has graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology through The University of Newcastle and has worked through his AHPRA internship to become a Generally Registered Psychologist in 2021. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated.
Andrew has worked with clients across a broad scope of diagnostic profiles specialising in working with adults and adolescents within a variety of clinical, healthcare and rehabilitation spaces.
He has gained experience working with various barriers including stress management, anxiety and depression, trauma, personality disorders, vocational conflict, acute and chronic pain and substance abuse to name a few.
His Interventions include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Pain Management Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
He has come to CK Health to continue to develop his skills within a more holistic field of support, alongside ongoing professional development to expand his repertoire of services.
In his spare time Andrew loves spending quality time with his new family and focusing on his sports orientated lifestyle as a player and supporter.
Anna Cummins – Office Superstar
Anna has a knack for finding the best way to do things and takes her time to get things right.
She is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy through Torrens University and really enjoys ‘learning about naturopathy on the job’, in her role within the CK Health team. She is fascinated by the body’s ability to heal itself and the various ‘tools’ available to achieve this.
In her spare time Anna enjoys Pilates, being creative with her two children using paint and tie dye, adding to her collection of books, cooking and going away for long weekends with friends.
Tash McLean – Office superstar
Tash is currently completing a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Naturopathy) with Torrens University. She has special interest in women’s health and is excited to eventually get into practice, so she can empower people in their health journey. She is constantly learning so much from her work behind the scenes as admin, not to mention the valuable education and guidance from the Naturopaths.
She has a Bachelor Degree in Exercise and Sport Science, so she knows how valuable a healthy and balanced lifestyle is to one’s health and wellbeing. Tash loves being outdoors, and especially enjoys going to the beach. She is often studying by the water or out for a surf when she has some spare time.
Paul Kennedy – Director
Paul feels he has had many lives! He was a photographer for many years after which he became a commercial skipper and travelled around Australia and across the world.
He brings a wealth of experience to CK Health and enjoys the challenges that running a business brings. He feels proud that CK Health helps so many people with their health challenges and is excited for the future.
In his days off he spends time going mountain bike riding with is son, making time to tinker in his shed and exploring new spots to have a picnic and a swim with his family.