2015 USANA Independent Distributor Council Representatives - Australia and New Zealand

This week we farewelled the 2014 Independent Distributor Council (IDC), and welcomed the incoming 2015 IDC. 

USANA Australia General Manager, Geoff Watt, said working with the 2014 IDC has been a great privilege. 

"They certainly ensured that your voice was heard, and that our decisions and directions were the best they could be," he said.

"They challenged us and encouraged us to work harder and smarter.  Although we will continue to work closely with these Associates, the forums will be different.

"On behalf of the entire management team in Australia and New Zealand, I want to say thanks to Janet Tan, Aimee Buhagiar, Louie Qu, Kate Gyngell, Mitchell Kochonda, Wei Cheng Che, Virginia Cheong, May Tan, Josie Tong, Michael Yek, Carolyn Edwards and Paula Gosney - it has been a great honour, and I am inspired by your knowledge, passion and dedication."

Geoff said he was "proud to introduce the 2015 IDC". 

"These exceptional and committed USANA Associates have graciously accepted the challenge to be your voice and to help take us to new levels of success.  The incoming IDC is comprised of 13 Associates, five from New Zealand and eight from Australia."

Meet your 2015 IDC representatives: 

Rita Amarasinghe, Australia
Diamond Director
Before Rita started a USANA business her focus was on her career as an accountant and a registered tax agent.  At first she was only interested on using the supplements for her health but after seeing results decided to share with family and friends.
“I realised this is the best opportunity to change our lifestyle through helping other people to change their lifestyle.”
Rita said she is “so proud” to be involved with USANA.

Wei Che, Australia
Diamond Director
Wei Che is delighted to serve the whole USANA community as he accepts his role on the Independent Distributor Council.
“I have always believed that if I help enough people get what they want, eventually I will get what I want! My natural willingness to help others has not only given me the opportunity to become a Diamond Director in the business, but it has also offered me an opportunity to serve the whole USANA community” he said.

Virginia Cheong, Australia
Gold Director
Before joining USANA Virginia worked as a lecturer and ran a consulting business. When her friend came to her with a business opportunity she wasn’t sure how it would fit into her life, but it has!
“Deciding to build a USANA Business changed my life, I'm still busy but I'm doing things I love, spending more time with my family, whilst making a positive difference to people's lives. This is the education that the schooling system is missing so I've made it my mission to bring this education to the world.”

Mitchell Kochonda, Australia
Ruby Director
Sport is one of the loves of Mitchell Kochonda’s life – he has the professional background of a physical preparation coach and has served athletes locally and globally from state to Olympic level for over a decade now.
“I have partnered with USANA for 10 years and am grateful for the choices USANA has afforded me. I am delighted to take my role on the IDC and look forward to serving Associates in any way I can.”

May Tan, Australia
2-Star Diamond Director, MDC
Beautician May Tan has a strong interest in health and beauty and loves to use USANA nutritional supplements and Sensé skincare products.
She specialises in putting together an optimal health and beauty program according to peoples’ specific needs and help people develop a healthy lifestyle.
“I feel that success isn’t measured by how many people you have won, but rather by how many people you have helped! Let’s join together and always remember that in USANA you will never be alone!”

Louie Qu, Australia
2-Star Diamond Director, MDC
Louie Qu began his USANA business at the tender age of 18 whilst studying his degree in Nutrition and Food Science at Monash University. Since graduating, Louie has worked on his USANA business full-time.
“I believe that one of the most rewarding aspects about the USANA business is helping people believe in themselves and achieve their goals. My greatest passion in USANA is the training and development of Leaders. I take great pride in helping people overcome fears, troubleshoot leadership issues and ultimately, achieve goals they never thought they could.”

Jia Tao, Australia
2-Star Diamond Director, MDC
As a Gynecological and Obstetric Professional, Jia Tao has worked in several hospitals in China, Singapore and Australia. Her passion and knowledge in nutritional science, and preventive medicine have helped hundreds and thousands of people. Jia Tao joined USANA in 2003, and now she is 2-Star Diamond Director and Million Dollar club member.

Christina Tseng, Australia
Diamond Director
Christina Tseng had a successful 25 year career in Singapore in various corporate environments and MNCs specialising in marketing and communications, public relations and journalism. 
She migrated to Perth in 2002 with the family for better work life balance and joined USANA in 2004. In 2005 she rank advanced to Silver Director, Gold Director in 2006, Ruby Director in 2007 and Emerald Director 2008. Christina was also AP Top 20 Pacesetter Creator in 2007. Currently she is a Diamond Director.

Carolyn Edwards, New Zealand
Ruby Director, MDC
Carolyn Edward’s work history ranges from travel, recruitment, and customer service to property management. She has been involved with USANA for the past 16 years now.
“My husband, Paul and I have five children and three grandchildren and I have built my business around family commitments, whilst realising many of my dreams along the way. I believe that everyone deserves time and financial freedom and I am driven to help my team and children (who now have businesses of their own) achieve their dreams.”

Dale Folland, New Zealand
Emerald Director
After six years consulting in nutrition Dale was approached by a family member for his opinion on USANA’s products. Dale had never seen any nutritional product in New Zealand that stood up to USANA’s quality and started recommending them. Although at first a little hesitant at USANA’s business model, Dale made USANA a priority and a short time later left his job in nutrition.
“It's been unbelievable to have had the time to see my kids grow up and have the flexibility throughout the day to go to their school activities.” 

Carol Liu, New Zealand
Ruby Director
Before USANA Carol obtained an engineering degree major in software and worked for the largest software house in New Zealand as a systems consultant.  After working seven years part-time in the business, Carol saw great results and decided to go full time in April 2015. 
“I'm so grateful that I took this opportunity. I always knew that I was waiting for something to challenge myself. This business is a life journey and I definitely love working with people to help them achieve their dreams.”

Romela Quinn, New Zealand
Ruby Director, MDC
Romela is a Ruby Director, a Million Dollar Club member and the 2000 recipient of the Dr Wentz Vision Award.  
Her journey with USANA began in New Zealand in 1998.  She was one of the very first people to join USANA and is proud to be one of the pioneers of this “outstanding company”.
Romela's belief for building a solid USANA business is to “take excellent care of your people”. 
“Coach, motivate and empower your team members but most important of all love and respect them!”

Michael Yek, New Zealand
Diamond Director
Michael Yek is a Chinese physician and a professional Tai Chi instructor. His passion is to help more people gain true health and seize their opportunity to fulfil their dreams by building a USANA career.
“Five years ago USANA changed my life and my family’s. Now, through all of my family and team members’ effort, we are delighted that we have an international team. I am looking forward to helping more people during my time on the IDC.”

Geoff said "feel free to reach out to the new IDC if you would like issues raised on our regular IDC calls".
He concluded by saying "please join me in thanking our 2014 IDC and congratulating the 2015 IDC!" 

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