Staff

  • Rudolf de Wit, Physical therapist/Acupuncturist, Natural Medicine Practitioner
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    Rudolf de Wit is the director of PIAI Institute. He is a natural health practitioner with 35 years of experience. He has his own magazine on health and lifestyle since 2005 (Support Magazine), his own weekly television program “Dos Mundu Diferente” (Two different worlds), his weekly radio program “R-Support”, because he is convinced that the more people know about their health, the better they can take care of the body. He studied also homeopathy, manual therapy, color therapy, electro-acupuncture, body language and natural nutrition.  He is an excellent speaker, motivator, instructor and teacher.
  • Olga Job, MBA, INHC, CHC, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Wellness Entrepreneur, Corporate Wellness Consultant, and Motivational Speaker
    040Olga Job is the Vice-President of the PIAI Institute. Originally from Curacao, Olga moved to the United States to further her career in Business and in Health. She earned both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Business Administration focused on Management and International Business. She acquired her certification in Holistic Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). As a certified holistic health and lifestyle coach, Olga works with busy professionals and entrepreneurs to guide and support them to live a healthier and happier life. She helps her clients focus on the mind, body and soul to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support their individual needs and helps individuals to develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices in a holistic way to implement lasting changes that improves energy, balance and overall wellness. Besides food, she helps her clients find balance and assists them to manage other areas in their lives that affects their overall health such as balancing their personal lives, managing a fulfilling career, incorporating regular physical activity, and nourishing their personal spiritual practices and increasing awareness which are all essential forms of nourishment. She enjoys supporting her clients to make positive changes that are based on their unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.DSC_0495

 

  • Lilian Nicolaas-Eleonora, Stress Counselor / Director Corporate Wellness at the PIAI Institute

LNE_body - CopyLilian Nicolaas is a Registered Financial Manager with 27+ years of experience in Big 4 audit firms and in commercial managerial positions. Having shouldered HRM responsibilities in a constantly changing environment she became interested in corporate stress and how to manage it in such a way that productivity, creativity and problem solving skills were not compromised. This drive let her to become a Stress Counselor. Her passion is providing corporate stress management focused on increasing the ROI on human capital. She works with companies on designing and implementing customized, holistic solutions focused on engaging (or maintaining the engagement of) their personnel through corporate and personal stress management, integration of wellness initiatives into the corporate culture, business process management and change management.

 

  • Arthur de Nobrega Teixeira, Medical Doctor
    DSC_0022 - CopyArthur de Nobrega Teixeira is highly motivated, dedicated and clinically competent general practitioner with experience in caring for patients from a range of cultural backgrounds. He is committed in helping people to maintain their health and quality of life. He is registered as a General Practitioner in Curacao and Costa Rica. Dr. Teixeira has experience in working in hospitals and practices with limited staff and a high volume of patients who present with both emergency and non-emergency cases. He has the ability to remain calm and methodical in his examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients. His unique way of working with patients to make them feel at ease, inspiring their trust, his highly developed communication skills that enables him to listen, respond and adapt to patients from a range of cultural backgrounds is the main reason he was chosen to take up the task as a medical supervisor at the PIAI Institute.

 

  • Paul Pradin, Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O)
    12659586_10153778413230519_842220106_nPaul Pradin has a doctor’s degree in Osteopathy (DO) from ‘L´ École Supérieure d’Ostéopathie’, Paris, France. He masters and practices several osteopathic techniques: GOT, myo-facial, visceral, cranial-sacral and MET. Until 2013 he had his private Osteopathy practice in Elda, Alicante, Spain.

    Based on well-known physiological principles, osteopathy is the oldest branch of manual medicine which aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. A diagnosis is derived from the anamnesis (conversation about the patient’s medical history, lifestyle and the current complaint), palpation of the body and targeted tests, active and passive. Neither painful nor invasive, treatment consists of manual techniques such as mobilisation of joints, stretching and compressing of soft tissus, cranio-sacral treatment (CST) and personalised advice according to the patient. This therapy can benefit a wide range of pains (as well as other health issues, such as stress or insomnia), is suitable for all ages and is complimentary to all other branches of treatment.
    Paul graduated in 2012 from the Super School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Paris, France, where he received a 6 year curriculum including 3 years of clinical experience. He integrates some effective notions of posturology in his practice and is dedicated to taking his time and adapting to patients.

 

  • Heather de Paulo, Dietitian

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Heather de Paulo is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. She has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical research, as well as medical nutrition therapy, working with doctors and their patients in specialties such as endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology and gynecology.
On many occasions, she has spoken at professional conferences and seminars on varied nutrition topics, as well as held informative sessions and food demos for the general consumer.  Her passion is focused on staying as close to nature as possible – consuming a varied diet consisting of whole foods with minimal processing and eating local when able.  She also believes in the importance of physical and mental fitness to compliment and complete an overall healthy lifestyle.