Sivana Bali has the most experienced team on the island of Bali. Every day the care of our clients is supervised by an onsite Clinical Director and a Program Manager with a combined experience of 50 years in the AOD field as well as our excellent recovery coaches. Additionally, the team work with two very experienced psychiatrists who evaluate clients on arrival as part of our comprehensive assessment process.
We also have a team of amazing ground staff who will do everything within their power to make sure that your time here is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Advanced Certificate in Addiction Studies
David Rowe joined the team in 2017 and has been working in the AOD sector for over 30 years. His extensive experience, as well as an extremely personable manner, make him a valuable asset to the Sivana team.
David comes from Sydney, Australia, and has designed and implemented addiction treatment programs for the government. David has an Advanced Certificate in Addiction Studies, plus certificates in Frontline Management, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Group Facilitation, and Risk Interventions.
As Program Manager, David runs the day to day timetabled activities assisted by one of the recovery coaches as well as counselling clients one on one. His ability to meet people where they are at, endless compassion and dry sense of humour, as well as his extensive skills, make him ideally suited to his role here.
He also has experience establishing and maintaining networks with community, government, and non-government agencies, enabling him to refer clients appropriately when they leave treatment. He loves this job and is passionate about motivating others to find and maintain their recovery.
As a recovering addict with over 37 years of active recovery, he is an example to clients of what is possible. David is an avid surfer and enjoys the lifestyle that Bali has to offer.
Certificates; BA Honours in English Literature and Language, Advanced Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Advanced Mental Health Practice, Dysphoric, Psychotic and Psychopathic Behaviour, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the Beck Institute, Substance Misuse and Addiction, Restorative Practice in Prisons.
Beth is one of the newest additions to our team in 2022. She has worked in the field of mental health for the past 20 years. Beth spent eight years managing a holistic program for adults with mental health disorders and dual diagnosis within a large private sectioned unit, before entering the Criminal Justice System.
In London, Beth spent 12 years working with the highest risk repeat offenders, suffering with substance misuse addiction. She worked with the client from their point of arrest and sentencing to imprisonment, and re-integration into their community. Working closely with the client during their treatment, rehabilitation and as they re-entered society, Beth also facilitated restorative meetings between clients and their victims, both in and outside of the prison setting. During this time Beth worked alongside social services, child protection, government and rehabilitation centres.
Beth has a wealth of experience in the following fields: High-risk adolescents, Criminal behaviour linked to addiction, Substance misuse, Eating disorders, Mental health, dual diagnosis and personality disorders.
Beth moved to Bali 4 years ago and now counsel’s adults with mental health issues, eating disorders and addiction. At Sivana, Beth helps facilitate process group, educational sessions and one-one counselling programs. Whilst offering a person-centred plan, Beth uses CBT, Mindfulness therapy and EFT alongside other approaches in her sessions.
Beth is a charismatic and vibrant addition to our team, she is open, empathetic and approachable. Beth loves to travel the islands off Bali and hike Volcanoes. She is into health and fitness, especially HITT, Boxing and Running. Beth loves to cook, read and spend time with her family.
Courtney came to Bali in 2016, seeking recovery from her addiction. Previously, Courtney spent 18 years working in the hospitality industry, mainly in hotels and as a Chef. Since her recovery in Bali, Courtney has dedicated her time to helping other people suffering from addiction and given consistent service. Courtney started with Sivana in 2017 for two years before helping at another treatment centre temporarily. She has returned to Sivana and is currently studying a diploma in Counselling. More recently, Courtney has worked within the Sivana team as a Recovery Coach, utilising both her own experiences of addiction and all that she has learnt in her personal recovery to support others. Courtney assists in Group sessions and meets with clients on a one-one basis guiding them through their written component of their 12-step program.
Courtney has a wonderful sense of humour, is compassionate and patient in all she does. In her spare time Courtney loves to challenge her mind with new adventures. She plays in the first female Australian Football League team (Bali Geckos). She loves exploring, running in the outdoors and surfing the infamous waves. Courtney is a song writer and keen musician of multiple instruments.
Pete joined the Sivana team as a Recovery Coach earlier at the beginning of 2022. Previously, a successful businessman in the UK hospitality industry, Pete came to Bali 5 years ago struggling with extreme burn out. Having lived a life suffering from anxiety, depression and addiction, Pete found his way to recovery in Bali.
Since then, Pete has helped set up suicide prevention and recovery services here in Bali, walking alongside those seeking mental well-being and recovery. He has expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is passionate about teaching others how to utilise this powerful therapy to support and maintain their recovery.
Pete works with individuals attending Sivana as a Recovery Coach and assists on a one-one basis as he guides clients through their written component of the 12-step program.
With his light heartedness and jovial spirit, Pete is a great attribute to our Sivana team, providing empathy and professionalism to those attending treatment. Pete loves living in Bali and having recently discovered the joys of motorbiking spends his free time exploring the beauty of Bali and the wider Indonesian archipelago.
Nanul has worked at Sivana Bali since it opened and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience working with our client group. He is passionate about supporting people at the start of their journey in recovery and loves to see people come back to Bali and share how their new lives are working out.
He gained valuable career experience as an HIV/AIDS volunteer for harm reduction program in Yayasan Kesehatan. He then worked as a coordinator and facilitator for the rehab program at Muda Berdaya Yakita. Following this, he began to work at Yayasan Kasih Kita as an addiction counsellor. He was a member of the clinical staff from 2011 to 2014 before moving to Yayasan Bali Suara Hati as a recovery coach for one year.
He joined Sivana in 2015 and is part of the team that assists the Indonesian community through our non-profit organisation Yayasan Pesona Sivana Bali.
Dr. I Gusti Rai Putra Wiguna, Sp.KJ – Dr. Rai
Dr. Rai, as he is known at Sivana, examines patients on their arrival at the treatment centre as part of our comprehensive assessment process. He went to Udayana University to study medicine and in 2008 specialised in psychiatry, receiving his postgraduate qualification from the same University.
Since qualifying he has worked at Wangaya Hospital, SMC Clinic, and Ubud Care Clinic. He is an active member of the team responsible for the National Narcotic Board in Bali and the founder of Rumah Berdaya, Denpasar which provides psychosocial rehabilitation for people with severe mental disorders. He loves to work in the field because he enjoys working with marginalised communities and improving people’s quality of life.
Dr. Rai enjoys working as part of the multidisciplinary team at Sivana and seeing the transformation of our clients. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his family and is interested in Japanese classic cars and loves Liverpool Football Club.
Dr. I Gde Yudhi Kurniawan, SpKJ – Dr. Yudhi
Sivana Bali’s other psychiatrist, Dr. Yudhi, also attended Udanyana University for both his medical degree and his post-graduate qualification in psychiatry. Since 2019 he has been the psychiatrist in charge of the drug rehabilitation unit in Bali Province Mental Hospital and has worked for this unit since 2017. He also works from Sudirman Medical Centre Clinic.
Dr. Yuhi is fascinated by human behaviour and cites this as the reason why he wanted to specialise in this field. He very much enjoys working with the clients at Sivana as he loves to help people from different cultures. When he is not working Dr. Yudhi likes to spend time with his family going to the beach or visiting places with historical heritage.
Dwitawidya Oktabriani – Brian
Bachelor in Nursing
Brian qualified as a registered nurse in 2012, having studied at Vincentius A Paulo Nursing School in Surabaya. For the following 5 years, Brian worked as a Pediatric nurse at RKZ hospital. In 2017, Brian became an Executive Nurse at The Dose Bali before moving to AMO in 2018 as an IV treatment Nurse.
Brian started working in Sivana Bali in 2022 as a Nurse Co-ordinator. She is a highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual, always ready to meet any challenges that arise at the centre. Brian is a warm, empathetic and very capable member of our team here.
Brian takes great satisfaction in watching the clients progress as they attend the program in Sivana. Brian engages with clients and takes time to understand how they are feeling, the process and progress they are evolving through during their stay. She takes great pride in making their time here as comfortable as possible.
When not at work, Brian enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and learning about people and herself by engaging in deep and meaningful conversations.
Gede Adipati Alit Srutasena Arwita – Gede
Bachelor in Nursing
Since 2008, Gede has worked as an Assistant at a Doctor’s Clinic, before completing his bachelor’s at IteKes Bali, qualifiying as a registered nurse in 2012. He has worked as a Paramedic at International SOS, Medika Plaza as an Emergency Nurse, PT. Freeport as a medical check up nurse and in PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara as an Emergency nurse with the Ambulance service(land and air). Gede is experienced in Lone working, having worked remotely completing risk assessments, inspections and surveillance on sites. He likes to work as part of a Clinical team and uses his knowledge and experience to date to provide a professional and consistent service to the clients.
Gede started working as a Nurse at Sivana in 2022. He is a friendly and calm member of the team, approachable and popular with everyone, Gede likes to take time to build trust and relationships with the clients he supervises. He assists in the programs off site activities as well as overseeing all withdrawal regimes and daily ailments, as clients enter and progress through treatment here.
In his own time, Gede enjoys exercising to increase his performance in all activities and eating healthily.
I Gusti Ngurah Hardianata – Hardi
Bachelor in Nursing.
Hardi graduated from Itekes Bali as a nurse in 2017 and completed his first work placement at the Omsa Medic clinic for 5 years as an emergency training nurse. He has since worked as numerous fields of Nursing, from a Nurse in Charge of House clinic and Hospital clinic and as a Nurse Co-Ordinator for Earthquake Disaster Management in Lombok. He has provided home care for individuals with limited mobility and needing wound care and spent 2 years working with individuals experiencing mental health issues.
Hardi is our newest member of the nursing team at Sivana, and we look forward to him being an integral part of the staff team here.
In his spare time, Hardi likes to do sports and read books to improve his knowledge and performance in the workplace.
I Gede Wiguna Arta Giri
Gede works as the Facility Manager making sure that the lovely property and the tropical gardens are well maintained as well as ensuring all manner of things from client’s visa extensions to airport pickups are taken care of. He is an indispensable member of the Sivana Bali team and has worked in the luxury villa and property market for over 15 years before joining the rehab centre staff.
In one of his previous roles, he managed a high-end property in Seminyak, looking after all the staff, making sure that high standards were maintained at all times. Also, Gede ran his own company, both building and renovating several villas on the island. Under his watchful eye, his team is instrumental in keeping the Sivana property looking as beautiful as it does.
He is passionate about making sure that clients stay with Sivana is as comfortable as possible and is always on hand to help with anything that needs to be done. Gede speaks brilliant English and embraces all opportunities to learn something new. He says that life is not about how much money you earn or what you have but about what you have done. Often Gede can be found at the temple in the garden teaching the clients to mediate and explaining the concepts of the Hindu religion.
Ni Putu Sulistyarini – Sulis
Diploma in Business Administration
Sulis joined the Sivana team in February 2018. Her background in business and administration means that the administration side of the Sivana operation is a well-oiled machine. She said that she finds working for Sivana to be a humbling experience and that she enjoys the friendly people here.
While she was still studying for her diploma Sulis worked for a travel agency and after that was the secretary to the managing director of a building contractor in Bali. She then spent 5 years working for a different travel agent in Sanur overseeing all the contracts, products and services
Jaury Roeland Hukom
Director of Sivana Bali
As well as being a lawyer, Mr. Hukom has been engaged as a Director by Sivana Bali. He has been a pillar of the community for more than 20 years and feels that Sivana Bali and his community have similar objectives ultimately: to serve and help people in need.
I Wayan Miarta
Diploma in Hotel Management
Chef Wayan has worked in the hospitality industry for many years and has extensive experience in the food and beverage sector. He began his career as a commis chef in one of the best Italian restaurants in Bali, which nurtured his outstanding cooking skills.
He received his diploma from the most prestigious University on the island focusing in Hotel Management and has worked in some of the most exclusive private villas in Seminyak, Canggu, and Sanur.
His skills were refined further to the western palette as he gained valuable overseas experience in Greece, Italy, and Moscow. Wayan takes great pride in the role he plays, helping clients to be restored to health and knows the delicious, nutritious food he prepares makes a real difference. He loves being a part of the Sivana family and does his utmost to cater for any special dietary requirements.
E-RYT200hr Yoga Teacher, E- RYT50hr Tantra yoga training, E- RYT50hr Yin Yoga training, 100 hr | Life and Health coach course
Originally from Venezuela, Yeni grew up between two Caribbean islands and started practicing yoga at the tender age of 10 years old before eventually embarking on a formal qualification in 2015. Since then she has been teaching Yoga and meditation for the retreats industry in Bali and leading private classes.
She has been teaching hatha yoga, meditation and pranayama sessions at Sivana since 2018 and has loved seeing the difference that the practice makes in the lives of our clients. As well as teaching yoga, Yeni has worked as an oceanographer and photographer and speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Bahasa Indonesian.
Vanessa Bachmann – Reiki and Yoga
200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training, Reiki Master Teacher, Naturopath for Psychotherapy
Vanessa is a Reiki Master and a Yoga Instructor with a background in coaching, meditation and mindfulness practice. Originally from Germany, Vanessa found her home in Bali after setting off to travel the globe in 2014. She is passionate about guiding people on their journeys in life and has worked with clients from all over the world, with different mental and physical health issues.
Vanessa was introduced to Reiki in 2006 and since then has loved to share this nourishing practice working on releasing people’s energy blocks. Vanessa loves watching how the clients arrive at Sivana restless and anxious and how over a period of time they become calmer and more grounded. She says it’s beautiful to watch them slowly opening up their emotions and treating themselves better.