Meet The Team

M.I.Kkt.M/M.I.Sc.S Chairman
Vernon Goss
M.I.Kkt.M/M.I.Sc.S Chairman

The development of Riverview Manor is my own vision and based on my personal life experience. We consider Riverview Manor to be an extension of the referring practitioner’s practice and keep the practitioner informed of the clients progress.

BA Psych Hons (Stellenbosch) MA Clin Psych (Rhodes)
André Brink
BA Psych Hons (Stellenbosch) MA Clin Psych (Rhodes)

André started at Riverview at the beginning of 2002 and after a sabbatical from 2007 onwards, rejoined the team again in 2010. He draws from a wide variety of approaches including CBT, Systemic work, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Pastoral Care/Spirituality (Professional Nurse)
Gill Williams
Pastoral Care/Spirituality (Professional Nurse)

Gill is a qualified nursing sister with experience in Christian counseling. Gill has completed levels 1 and 11 in Christian Counselling through Phillippi Trust. She has been in her current position since 2003, offering pastoral care, Christian ministry and exploration of wider spirituality to clients.

Nursing Services

A dedicated team of professional nurses take care of our client’s needs, and assist with various aspects of the program.

Clinical Psychiatrist. BA (Cum Laude) Hons Psych (UP) MA Clin Psych (UP)
Gert J v Rensburg
Clinical Psychiatrist. BA (Cum Laude) Hons Psych (UP) MA Clin Psych (UP)

Gert started his career in Addiction Treatment at an Inpatient facility in the mid 1990’s. He worked in various settings including Outpatient Services, Day Programs, Long Term Residential Rehabilitation, Low Secure Services and Independent Practise. Gert spent 7 years abroad gaining experience in the treatment of dual diagnosis and severe and enduring mental illness. He developed a special interest in co-morbidity and the spectrum of Psychotic Disorders being guided by principles of Need Adapted Treatment specifically the Open Dialogue Approach. Gert has recently introduced and runs the Equine Therapy programme based on the EAGALA Model.

Social Worker
Alicia Naidoo
Social Worker
Administration
Olivia Jones
Administration

Olivia is the Administrator and Accounts clerk at Choose Life. She has been performing administrative functions with a 10 plus-year track record in customer service, record keeping and general office management.

General Manager
Malcolm Young
General Manager

Malcolm joined Riverview Manor and Choose Life as General Manager in May 2016. He has 17 years of management experience. Malcolm’s main priority is to ensure our clients receive the best treatment, care and attention and ensures that the clients focus is on themselves and their recovery to give them the best chance of success. 

Nursing Unit Manager. Registered General Nurse and Midwife, Dip Intensive Care, Ba Cur Education and Community Health, Dip Nursing Administration
Felicity Oates
Nursing Unit Manager. Registered General Nurse and Midwife, Dip Intensive Care, Ba Cur Education and Community Health, Dip Nursing Administration

Felicity has 43 years nursing experience. During her nursing career Felicity, has overseen various specialist units such as Urology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery before taking charge of Olivedale Clinic in Randburg as the Nursing Service Manager for 5 years. Felicity accepted three contracts spaced over three years to work with Netcare, the NHS in both Portsmouth and Manchester. Felicity worked for a busy practice of GP’s in Bryanston before moving onto Saudi Arabia for 4 years as the Director of Nursing of a specialised clinic in Riyadh. The call of teaching and nursing remains strong in her work ethos so even now in her supposed retirement years, is now dedicating herself to client care and nursing development at Riverview Manor.

Psychiatrist. M.B., Ch.B.(U.P) M.Med (Psy) (U.F.S.)
Dr. Jean Blom
Psychiatrist. M.B., Ch.B.(U.P) M.Med (Psy) (U.F.S.)

Dr. Blom qualified at University of Pretoria as a Medical Doctor. Dr. Blom had a General Practice for 17 years and worked in hospitals inbetween. Dr. Blom always had an interest in Psychiatry.

In 1995 Dr. Blom qualified as a Psychiatrist in Bloemfontein and worked in Johannesburg until 1998 when he moved to Canada and practiced as a Specialist Psychiatrist for 17 years.

On return to South Africa Dr. Blom had his own practice for 3 years and then moved to Plettenburg Bay for 18 months before joining our team at Riverview Manor in January 2017.

Assistant General Manager
Caryn Coles
Assistant General Manager

Caryn joined Riverview Manor in 2004 as an admissions coordinator. In 2011 Caryn left Riverview Manor and returned in 2012. Through hard work and her dedication to the clients and Riverview Manor has worked her way up to Assistant General Manager. 

"Helping you make your recovery the number one priority in your life!"
Riverview Manor Specialist Clinic
Riverview Manor Specialist Clinic
Although Riverview Manor does not run a strictly Halaal kitchen - we do make every effort to cater for our Muslim clients. Our staff are well trained and informed about islamic foods. We accept pre-cooked frozen meals from the Client’s family, stored and we reheat it separately.
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Supported by the Vernon Goss Family Trust