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Our Team

Our talented people with expert advice to help you provide the best diagnosis for your patients

We are proud of our team in functional pathology, from a broad range of backgrounds and extensive knowledge base, we operate with passion and enthusiasm to our referrers and patients. We are here to ensure that you have the resources and knowledge to help you provide the best service to your patients through accurate results, diagnosis and targeted treatment programs.

Nadine Chan

B.AppSc (Medical Laboratory Science)

National Manager – Functional Pathology

Nadine has 25 years of scientific and management experience with a background in Infectious diseases and Reproductive Endocrinology. Having gained valuable experience working at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) and Monash IVF, Nadine spent 5 years as Head of Department in our Reproductive Pathology Laboratory before joining Functional Pathology in 2016. Nadine has strong leadership and communication skills and a keen interest in Preventative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and overall health and wellbeing. Nadine has a focus on quality and new technologies, not only in the area of scientific testing but also in service and results provision – ensuring quality results delivered on time. She looks forward to leading the Functional team into a dynamic, exciting future and setting the benchmark for excellence in Complementary Medicine.


Pese Fainberg

BSc. (Chemistry & Physiology), Bachelor of Health Sciences

Naturopath/Technical Advisor

Pese first started with ARL Functional Pathology, as it was back then, in 2007. Since then, Pese has remained an integral part of the team through two changes in ownership. Pese continues to bring an exceptional level of expertise in the interpretation and selection of tests for our practitioners. In this way, Pese is able to pursue her interest in research and her commitment to education in this exciting field. As Complimentary Medicine becomes an ever more important tool in achieving and maintaining health and wellbeing, Pese will continue to bring the latest developments to our team and our clients.

Kirstie McLaren

B.AppSc Med.Lab Science, Grad Dip HSM

Functional Laboratory Operations Manager

Kirstie studied a ‘Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science’. Over her 20+ year career she has worked in small country labs and large city labs, in both the public & private sectors. She has knowledge & experience across several pathology disciplines. Her laboratory career has been punctuated by short stints as an Environmental Health Officer & small business proprietor, whilst having an interest in laboratory efficiency, management and Lean processes.


Sophiia Knights

Functional Pathology Development Officer

Sophiia has been with Australian Clinical Labs Functional Pathology since 2017. With a working background in customer service and management, and an educational background in Psychology, Sophiia is able to apply herself and past knowledge into a passion for Functional Pathology testing and complete patient and practitioner care. Sophiia is eager to expand her knowledge and expertise in Functional Pathology and enjoys working in the team to provide paramount service to everyone.

Anna Uhe

Bachelor of Nutrition

Functional Pathology Customer Service Officer

Anna is our newest member of the team, joining Functional Pathology in April 2018. Anna has over 8 years experience in customer service and offers excellence in patient and practitioner care. With a particular interest in clinical nutrition, Anna is passionate about health and wellness and is keen to learn more about Functional Pathology, while applying her existing skills in health and customer service.