Our Team

Sue is the founder and managing director of The Kaden Centre.

A businesswoman, Sue established a successful environmental management company. As a philanthropist, Sue continues in her role as International Director of a home for children at risk, in Nepal.

Sue is also a 3-time cancer survivor. Her experiences during her 3 journeys highlighted a gap. Sues need to do something for herself as a patient and a survivor led to the development of The Kaden Centre.

Away from The Kaden Centre Sue enjoys time with her family, travelling and her new interest, learning golf.

Loukas Nadiotis is the Kaden Centre’s Program Manager/Physiotherapist.

Loukas graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree.

He is currently doing his PhD (Exercise and Sports Science) through the University of Newcastle and is looking at the effects of exercise on pre surgical patients undergoing chemotherapy. Additional education and areas of specialisation include breast, prostate and lung cancer.

Loukas enjoys working with patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and pre surgical patients that need to improve their fitness prior to surgery.

In his spare time Loukas enjoys rowing, CrossFit, gardening and spending time with his family.

Julia is one of our Physiotherapists at the Kaden Centre.

Julia graduated from Sydney University in 2005 and has worked in oncology since 2008. Julia is also qualified in Lymphoedema therapy, level 1.

Julia comes with a wealth of experience in Acute Care Oncology. Julia has supported many individuals at all stages of the cancer journey, including radiation, chemotherapy, recovery and survivorship.

“As a lymphoedema therapist I have assisted people with managing this chronic condition optimising function through using exercise, compression sleeves and manual techniques like massage.

I am passionate about using exercise as medicine to improve health at all stages of life.

I enjoy being outdoors with my family and my puppy dog. I love coffee and the beach.”

Jasmine is the Administration Manager at the Kaden Centre.

Jasmine has a background in disability services and experience in Office Management and Executive Assistant roles.

Jasmine is motivated in supporting her colleagues and inspired by our clients who walk through our door.

During the weekends, you can catch Jasmine browsing the local vintage shops, or markets, and always with a coffee in hand!

Keeping healthy is also important to Jasmine. She will either spend her evenings at her local gym or walking her dog, Rufus.

Sarah is the friendly face you’ll find at our reception.

Sarah’s role at the Kaden Centre is Receptionist/Administration Assistant. Sarah ensures you’re welcomed and comfortable when accessing our centre. If you have any questions about your appointments, Sarah is your go-to!

Prior to working at the Kaden Centre, Sarah worked in a variety of sectors including education, health and retail.

Sarah is a local to the area, having recently returned to her hometown with her husband and 3 boys, after 20 years living in rural areas.

“I was drawn to the services and values of The Kaden Centre and the opportunity to be part of a much-needed centre in the Hunter region and wider community.

I enjoy time spent in the outdoors and exploring the changing Hunter region with family and friends.”

Sue Broadhead is the part time Finance Officer at the Centre.

Sue graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree.

Previously, Sue has worked in industrial, small businesses and in the education sector for over 16 years. She has also kept busy, dedicating her time to a variety of volunteer roles over the years.

In her spare time Sue enjoys gardening, knitting and spending time with her family.

Sonya graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Human Movement) in 2014 and a Master of Exercise Physiology at The University of Sydney in 2016.

Since then, Sonya has gained experience working as the Exercise Physiologist in several Private clinics and the principle Exercise Physiologist at her own mobile EP service.

Sonya is passionate about promoting exercise as medicine and has experience with a variety of illnesses and conditions. She has a keen interest supporting individuals along their Cancer journey through individualised exercise after diagnosis, commencing and during treatment, and all the way through to Survivorship.

Sonya also has experience in Chronic pain, Chronic Fatigue (CFS), musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation and neurological conditions. Sonya is a qualified Pilates Matwork and Reformer teacher and enjoys applying these principles throughout her exercise prescription.

On the weekends you will either find Sonya going for a long run and staying active, in the surf or camping with friends. You can always find her with a coffee in hand and a smile on her face.

Lance graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology in 2022.

He has a background in workplace rehabilitation, dealing with musculoskeletal and mental health conditions. Lance has always had a keen interest in Exercise Oncology treatment.

“I have greatly broadened my knowledge and developed my skills in oncology treatment since beginning at the Kaden Centre and I’m always eager to continue learning. I love being part of this community, dealing with the inspirational clients and having the opportunity to utilise exercise as medicine.

I enjoy being outdoors exploring new areas, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.”