Our Team

Rajiv Haikerwal (Raj) – Managing Director

My goal is to ensure that you have the very best experience at Rise Sleep Health with knowledgeable and highly experienced staff and with a suite of therapies to help diagnose and treat your sleep conditions. I have 18 years of experience managing and owning health facilities across Australia with the last 12 in the Gold Coast. Prior to this I worked in IT and Management in Australia,  The Netherlands, UK and South East Asia.

Mitchell Rudd – Sleep Health Practitioner

It is my job to help guide you through your home sleep study and provide you with a greater insight into your potential sleep disorder diagnosis. When I’m not in the office, my passion is motorcycles, and I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and spotting wildlife.

Mathew Kotzadamis – Sleep Scientist

As a qualified Sleep Scientist, I provide my patients with effective and proven methods to appropriately diagnose, treat and manage your obstructive sleep apnoea. Whether you are trying to lose weight, reduce blood pressure, eliminate snoring, I work together with you to ensure your journey back to good health starts with a good night’s sleep.

Veronika Amaya – Sleep Health Practitioner

You’ll find me at our South Brisbane clinic, where my focus is on continuity of care from diagnosis through to treatment and chronic disease management. I will guide you through conducting your sleep study and use a patient-centred care approach to find a tailored therapy best suited to you. When I’m not at work, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family.

Jordan Walter – Sleep Health Practitioner

I work at the Robina Sleep Health Hub and enjoy helping our patients and communicating with them to find the best therapy for their chronic condition – Sleep Apnea which we manage as a team at Rise Sleep Health.

Heath Cooper – Sleep Health Technician

It’s my job to ensure that you have a clean and hygienic sleep study at Rise Sleep Health. I also work with the Rise Sleep Health team to ensure all our equipment at our Robina store is presented to you in a safe and sterile condition which is always how Rise has operated.

Maddeline Marks (Maddie) – Sleep Health Administrator

I will be the first person you speak to at Rise, and it’s my job to help you understand what it is that we do. I love helping people, so if there’s any questions you have, please don’t hesitate to ask! When I’m not working, I love getting out for a good walk, or curling up with a book.

Tiegan Rudd – Administrator

I’m currently on maternity but I’ll be back in late November to work along Maddie and ensure all your needs are met.



Rise Sleep Health started in 2016 originally called Safe & Healthy Sleep. This was changed to “Vive Sleep Health” and then to Rise Sleep Health as the feedback from our referring General Practitioners as well as our patients was that after visiting a Rise health hub, patients have more energy to “Rise” to a new day with greater health and vitality.