November 2011 John Weeks Integrator Round-up:  People

Christina Jackson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC is 2011 Holistic Nurse of the Year 

The American Holistic Nurses Association has selected Christina Jackson PhD, RN, PNP, AHN-BC as the Holistic Nurse of the Year for 2011. In a release the AHNA noted that Jackson, a professor of nursing at Eastern University in Pa. “embodies holistic values and is a true leader for holistic education and approaches to care.” Jackson has developed holistic nursing curricula and taught courses. Among these are: Theoretical Foundations in Professional Holistic Nursing; Psychosocial/ Spiritual Care; Fitness through Yoga and Pilates; and Holistic Healthcare for Culturally Diverse Populations: Issues in Women’s Health. Jackson is certified as an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse through the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation (AHNCC) since 2004. She is also is a Certified Holistic Nurse through AHNCC. Eastern’s media release on Jackson’s award is here.


CHP Group hires Rita Bettenburg, ND as assistant medical director 

Portland Oregon-based CHP Group (formerly Complementary Healthcare Plans) has hired Rita Bettenburg, ND as assistant medical director. Bettenburg is the former dean of naturopathic medicine at National College of Natural Medicine and president of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. The CHP Group (CHP) offers networks of licensed CAM practitioners (chiropractic, naturopathic, acupuncture, and massage therapy) to health plans and large employers on). Bettenburg assisted the CHP Group over a decade ago in expanding its network beyond chiropractic doctors.