Avi has been a member of SAMM since soon after the horrific murder of Julian Sanders, her stepson in 2000. She became a Trustee in 2001 and in recent years has also been the secretary as well as the treasurer of SAMM.
Avi lives in Shropshire and is now a retired registered chiropractor after over 30 years in practice. She was also involved in chiropractic education for over 25 years and had a Postgraduate certificate in education, qualifying her to teach adults. She was also the Course Leader of a Masters degree in Animal Chiropractic.