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Our team

Our team is comprised of highly motivated, passionate and enthusiastic professionals determined to improve the lives of those living with dietary requirements.

Themis Chryssidis

Managing Director

Themis has a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics, a Bachelor of Psychology, a Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Certificate IV in Fitness and he is currently the managing director of Dietary Hawk.

In 2011 Themis co-founded Sprout, a 100% hands on interactive cooking school, followed by Sprout Health Studio in 2015 and Sprout Training in 2017.

In 2017 Themis was awarded the Young Achiever award by the Dietitians Association of Australia – a national award which recognises leadership, innovation, service and contribution to the profession.

Themis consults privately as an Accredited Practising Dietitian and works predominantly in the area of eating disorders and allergies and intolerances.

Themis is a media spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia and is a regular contributor for SA Life Magazine, ACH Group, 9Coach and Health Partners.

Three things to know about Themis:

  • He hates bok choy. He says it has no flavour, has a stringy texture and is too hard to eat!
  • He has been sky-diving.
  • He is a wine lover and hopes to one day own a vineyard.

Eliza Matthews

Program Coordinator

Eliza has a Bachelor of Psychology, a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Eliza brings with her a wealth of experience from across various food service sectors, of which some include childcare centres, schools, catering, restaurants, bistros and cafés. She has worked closely with chefs in developing menus to cater for a range of dietary requirements, provided dietary requirement education to chefs and hospitality professionals and assisted with the development and implementation of practical dietary requirement management strategies.

In addition to being program coordinator at Dietary Hawk, Eliza consults privately as an Accredited Practising Dietitian where she has a particular interest in gastrointestinal conditions, disordered eating and food allergies and intolerances.

Three things to know about Eliza:

  • She loves to travel. Her favourite holiday is skiing.
  • She is from a big family and is one of 18 grandchildren.
  • Her favourite cuisine is Thai. She eats it every Sunday night!

Larissa Murawsky

Program Officer

Larissa has a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nutrition).

She has many years of hospitality experience ranging from cooking classes to catered events. She has supervised dietary requirement stations, developed and implemented dietary requirement management plans and works closely with chefs to develop menus for a range of different food services including schools and childcares. As a dietitian, Larissa sees the social importance of food and therefore one of her favourite parts about working in hospitality is the ability to create an inclusive and enjoyable eating environment for all customers, including those with dietary requirements.

Larissa also works as an Accredited Practising Dietitian working predominantly in the areas of overweight and obesity, gastrointestinal conditions, metabolic conditions and food allergies and intolerances.


Three things to know about Larissa:

  • She loves country music.
  • Her biggest fear is crocodiles.
  • Her favourite food is bread and her least favourite is strawberry yoghurt.
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