Who are we?
The GCRN is run by a dedicated team of volunteers with support from the secretary and the administrator.
Zakia Mance ND MRN – President
Zakia has been a GCRN member since 2007 just after she graduated from the CENATHO school in Paris. She studied under Daniel Kieffer, a highly respected naturopath and a pathfinder in creating pioneering schools and regulatory bodies in France which combine the highest level of education with acknowledgement and recognition from the WNF.
She has served the organisation with great pleasure as a council member, Vice President and was voted in as President in 2022.
Zakia’s love for naturopathy goes back to her childhood and that first visit to an inspiring naturopath gave her the passion for the naturopathic discipline. 30 years on she talks very fondly of her early experiences.
Her clinical interest include childbirth and naturopathic support during pregnancy and beyond. She is a great believer in supporting parents and especially mothers during the first 2 years of their child and the importance of mental health support using mindfulness and meditation.
Zakia represents the GCRN at the World Naturopathic Federation. She heads the Educational Committee for the British Naturopathic Association where she and a dedicated team of experienced naturopaths work to ensure educational standards for Naturopathy in the UK remain at a high standard.