Beacon of Care is led by Dr Helena Nothnagel who is a GP based in Ballito. After returning to South Africa from the UK, she volunteered at the Highway Hospice for 2 years, but moved to Ballito in 2013. In 2018 she completed a course: Palliative Care in Family Medicine through Stellenbosch University.
Emily Mathe has been a professional nurse for 40 years. She also has a Diploma in Psychiatric nursing. She also has a Diploma in Nursing Education as well as HIV/Aids Management in the Workplace from Medunsa.
Dr Colleen Cox qualified as a radiation and clinical oncologist in 2001. She is however particularly interested in palliative medicine and completed the post-graduate diploma in palliative medicine through UCT in 2016.
Dr Raksha Balbadhur graduated Cum Laude from UCT in 2001 and achieved her Diploma in Anaesthetics in 2004 with a post graduate diploma in palliative care in 2014 and then went on to do her masters degree in palliative care on dignity therapy for patients with advanced disease.
Michelle had a successful pottery studio and coffee shop with farm animals in a beautiful natural setting just outside Ballito for 20 years. It was here that she learnt the incredible power of healing through art, animal interaction, and natural surroundings. She forms part of an international prayer network and believes in Gods willingness to heal.