Committed to advancing education in the natural health sciences, Dr. Bland was the first member of the Board of Trustees of Bastyr University in Washington State, the first federally accredited university in the United States offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in natural medicine, and contributed significantly to its founding and accreditation. With his highly regarded seminar series on science-based nutrition and health, Dr. Bland continues to focus on providing practical education to healthcare professionals worldwide. Dr. Bland holds numerous patents for nutritional products and oversees the activities of the Functional Medicine Research Center and the Institute for Functional Medicine.
He has appeared on over 400 radio and television shows and has written over 500 articles, reviews and book chapters for many major publications. Recently, his name appeared with some of the most prestigious names in the natural health movement when he was awarded Natural Health Magazine’s Hall of Fame Award for “…opening America’s eye to the healing powers of herbs.” He has been a leader in the concerns for more rational regulations of herbal and natural product manufacturing, and education on alternative medicines for over 36 years.
He has appeared on the plenary speaking panel of some of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field including; IFM, ACAM, A4M, IHS, AANP, NWANP, IAACN, ICC-CIM, ACA-CON, and many more. Dr. Brady has published a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbooks related to chronic pain, autoimmunity and functional gastroenterology and is a featured contributing author in the medical textbooks; Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients-2nd Ed. (Kohlstadt I, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2012), Integrative Gastroenterology (Mullin G, Oxford Press, Weil Integrative Medicine Library, New York, NY, 2011) and Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine -2nd Ed. (Bralley JA, Lord RS, Metametrix Institute. Duluth, GA. 2008).
A sought-after teacher in the fields of holistic health and nursing, Monique is an adjunct professor at The College of New Rochelle Graduate School of Nursing, a clinical instructor for Yale Graduate School of Nursing, a senior faculty member of the Center for Mind/Body Medicine in Washington DC, and a faculty member for the Institute for Functional Medicine.
With extensive training and clinical experience in many therapeutic approaches including nutrition and mind-body therapies, Monique is also certified by the Psychosynthesis Institute in Imagery and is currently completing her training in Foundations in Herbal Medicine. She received her degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and her post-masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the College of New Rochelle and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia.
He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pediatric problems such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Migraine, Tourette’s syndrome, Asthma and Allergies. Understanding the child as an inter-related part of family and environment is the central focus of his practice. This approach respects the inseparability of mind, body and spirit and promotes a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy.
She has received numerous awards including an 8-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Award. Her collaborative global nursing project, the Nightingale Declaration Campaign (NDC) includes three UN Resolution proposals for adoption- 2010 Resolution to Mobilize Public Opinion on Global Public Health, 2010: International Year of the Nurse and 2011-2020: UN Decade for a Healthy World.
A frequent lecturer on Holistic Health Care, Dr. Evans is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was honored as a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and recognized as the first physician in Connecticut to be Board Certified in both Holistic Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr Evans serves on the editorial advisory board of Bottom Line/Women’s Health and as a peer reviewer for Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. He is a member of the senior faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington D.C. and participated in the Mind-Body Medicine Mission to Macedonia, where he worked in United Nations Refugee Camps to help the Kosavar refugees heal their wounds of war.
Dr. Evans helped create a clinical study at Columbia University Medical Center on the use of the herb black cohosh in breast cancer, which was presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists and later published in their journal. Dr. Evans utilizes a wide variety of complementary and alternative therapies in his own practice, which blends the best of modern medicine with the wisdom of traditional healing.
In 1994, he founded the Geffen Cancer Center and Research Institute in Vero Beach, Fla., which he directed until 2003. It was one of the first cancer centers in the United States explicitly designed to provide a working model of truly holistic, comprehensive cancer care for the twenty-first century. Dr. Geffen now lectures widely and offers seminars and retreats on the multidimensional aspects of medicine, wellness, and life.
Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students, and other health professionals; for people with cancer, depression and other chronic illnesses; and for traumatized children and families in Bosnia, Kosovo, Israel and Gaza as well as in post-9/11 New York and post-Katrina southern Louisiana. Nearly 3,000 health and mental health professionals throughout these regions have been trained by Dr. Gordon to more effectively address the psychological trauma within their communities, including supervision and training of a local leadership group within each region which enables the CMBM model to be fully integrated into and sustainable within the local healthcare community.
Dr. Gordon’s most recent book is Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression (Penguin). His also the author of Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Alternative, Complementary and Conventional Therapies and Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies.
Dr. Guarneri served her internship and residency at Cornell Medical Center, where she later became chief medical resident. She served cardiology fellowships at both New York University Medical Center and Scripps Clinic. Dr. Guarneri served as an attending in interventional cardiology at Scripps Clinic where she placed thousands of coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and more holistic approach to cardiovascular disease she pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where she uses state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs to aggressively diagnose, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Medical Women’s Association, and a diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Guarneri has authored several articles that have appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of Echocardiography and the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Guarneri participated as a member of the writing committee for the American College of Cardiology Foundation Complementary Medicine Expert Consensus Document. This expert consensus statement on integrating complementary medicine into cardiovascular medicine was published in 2005. She is the author of The Heart Speaks, a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. The Heart Speaks and her clinical work have been featured on The Today Show. She has been recognized for her national leadership in integrative medicine by the Bravewell Collaborative.
A guest on The Today show, The Early Show, and The View with Barbara Walters, Dr. Hyman has also appeared on CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR, as well as many other television and radio stations. He has written for and is quoted regularly in leading consumer magazines including Parade, Elle, Fitness, Glamour, Family Circle, US, Women’s World, Health, Natural Health, Self, Shape, and Town & Country.
For almost 10 years, Dr. Hyman was the Co-Medical Director at Canyon Ranch Lenox an internationally acclaimed Health Resort. His website, www.drhyman.com, empowers health care consumers and allowing them to take advantage of the medicine of the future, today. He is on the Board of Advisors and faculty of Food as Medicine, Center for Mind Body Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is also on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and collaborates with the Harvard Medical School’s Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medicine.
Most recently, Dr Jacobs was Senior Medical Director for Revolution Health Networks (RHN), a company dedicated to empowering consumers to live healthier lives through providing on-line access to credible health information, interactive tools, and a community of experts and fellow consumers. His responsibilities included clinical strategic development, clinical director of RH.com product innovation, chief architect of the Medicine ChestTM and Dietary Supplement Recommendation tools, management of the integrative medicine expert consultant team, creative content generation, and spokesperson for major strategic marketing and public relations campaigns.
In addition to a national reputation for developing innovative models for healthcare delivery, Dr. Jacobs lectures on Integrative Medicine, Health 2.0 and Health Information Technology, Work/Life Balance, Stress Management, and on his 5 Principles of Healthy Living. Dr. Jacobs is trained in Internal Medicine and has studied acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine, stress management, yoga and martial arts.
In addition to her administrative responsibilities in the Center for Spirituality and Healing, Mary Jo teaches a course on optimal healing environments in the graduate minor in integrative therapies and healing practices and is a tenured professor in the School of Nursing where she is co-director of the doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) program in integrative health and healing. From 2004-2007, she served as the vice-chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. In 2008, she was named by Minnesota Physician as one of the 100 most influential health care leaders in the state. In 2009, she testified at a US Senate hearing titled “Integrative Health: Pathway to Health Reform” as well as the Institute of Medicine Summit titled “Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public”. Dr. Kreitzer earned her doctoral degree in health services research and her masters and bachelor’s degrees in nursing.
Dr. Kumpula’s nursing practice has included acute care, public health nursing, community nursing, school nursing, hospice nursing, and parish nursing, along with leadership across settings. Her research interests include: end-of-life nursing, spiritual care, learning assessment and adult learning theory, professional development models and best practice, and program evaluation.
Dr. Leopold is the recipient of a Bravewell Scholarship for Integrative Medicine, and is an associate fellow with the University of Arizona School of Medicine Program in Integrative Medicine. He is the recipient of the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition award.
Dr. Leopold practices integrative pain management along with wellness and lifestyle management. He has lectured nationally, including at the American Academy of Family Physician’s Scientific Assembly, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the Natural Supplements: Evidence Based Update. Dr. Leopold completed his medical internship and residency in family medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.
He practices integrative medicine incorporating his knowledge of the many systems and modalities he has studied. He is co-founder and president of Nomadocs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community-based integrative medicine in undeserved regions worldwide. He is the author of Total Renewal: 7 Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health, and the editor of a new health-style newsletter, “Lipman World” @ www.LipmanWorld.com. He acts as an adviser and consultant to various publications and organizations and lectures frequently thru-out the USA. He has been the subject of many magazine articles and is a frequent guest on TV programs about health.
Dr. Lu has served as an adviser to the Rosenthal Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He currently serves on the boards of the National Association of Transpersonal Psychology, and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology and is an executive board member of the Center for Culturally Competent Education and Training, School of Social Welfare, State University of NY at Stony Brook.
She is director of the Integrative Nursing Institute and has been a leader in the field of holistic nursing education for over 20 years. Currently, she is adjunct faculty at the University of Miami, and is involved in research through an NIH funded program on integrative approaches for women with HIV. Ms. Luck also is a nutrition consultant for Special Immunology Services at Mercy Hospital, Miami, Florida and maintains a private practice
Over the past ten years he has worked with early-stage companies and visionary organizations in the healthcare industry, primarily in the areas of natural products, bioelectric medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine.
At Bastyr University, the country’s pre-eminent university for natural medicine, he served for eight years as the Director of Public Affairs and Executive Advisor to the President. Today, he provides strategic business consulting to a variety of natural health sciences colleges and natural product companies, works with the boards and executive teams of four national professional organizations representing natural health practitioners, and is on several leadership teams striving to protect public choice and access to natural products.
David has written business plans and raised money for start-ups; designed and implemented effective policy and regulatory strategies; developed balanced management teams; and created well-crafted marketing communications campaigns. He is an entrepreneur in his own right, and is co-founder of pH Sciences, which markets an innovative line of mineral-based alkalization products that promote healthy body pH.
He is one of 17 members appointed to the new National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, responsible for the review of grant applications that support biomedical research and research training activities for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Meeker is the Editor of the Journal of the Neuromusculoskeletal System and the Associate Editor of Advances in Chiropractic. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the Journal of Chiropractic Technique, and The Back Letter
Dr. Meletis is an accomplished author, having written 13 books, including Complete Guide to Safe Herbs and Instant Guide to Herb-Drug Interactions with the editors of Natural Health Magazine. He currently has 3 books pending publishing including one focusing on natural ways to enhance fertility. Among his many writings, are some 80 scientific articles for such journals and magazines as Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, and Natural Pharmacy.Many of his lectures and articles are targeted towards professionals such as physicians, pharmacists and allied health care professionals.
Currently, Dr. Pelletier is a medical and business consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Business Group on Health, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and major corporations including IBM, American Airlines, Prudential, Dow, Disney, Mercer, Merck, Pepsi, Ford, Pfizer, NASA, Microsoft ENCARTA, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, the Pasteur Institute of Lille, France, the Alpha Group of Mexico, and the Singapore Ministry of Health. He also serves on the boards of the Fries Foundation, American Institute of Stress, International Spa Association (ISPA), American Journal of Health Promotion, and as a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), the Annals of Internal Medicine, and webMD.
Dr. Perlmutter is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, the University of Arizona, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University. He has contributed extensively to the world medical literature with publications appearing in The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology. He is the author of: The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child By Kindergarten, Power Up Your Brain, and the New York Times Bestseller, Grain Brain. Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, Dr. Oz, and The CBS Early Show. In 2002 Dr. Perlmutter was the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders and in addition was awarded the Denham Harman Award for his pioneering work in the application of free radical science to clinical medicine. He is the recipient of the 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award and was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition in, 2010. More information can be found at www.drperlmutter.com.
A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University. Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed Handbook of Natural Medicine, the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Natural Medicine For the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and the Encyclopedia of Healing.
Dr. Rosen is a nationally recognized expert in Pediatric Integrative Medicine, acting as Chair of the Integrative Pediatrics Council (IPC), a non-profit group dedicated to transforming children’s health care. The IPC coordinates the annual Pangea Conference and hosts a professional integrative pediatrics listserv and the integrative pediatrics blog, “The Whole Child.” He is a founding member and vice-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Rosen is appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor at New Jersey Medical School. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Early on in his studies, he became deeply interested in a “patient-centered” approach to health and healing. Instead of following rigid protocols prescribed for specific diseases, he focused on the unique biochemical and emotional needs of individuals. To that end, he has augmented his training with extensive post-graduate studies in nutritional and herbal pharmacology along with certification as a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Dr. Rountree has been providing his unique combination of traditional family medicine, nutrition, medical herbology, and mind-body therapy in Boulder, Colorado, since 1983. In January, 2002, he opened Boulder Wellcare, a private practice specializing in individual healthcare consulting. He is coauthor of five books on Integrative and Nutritional Medicine. His articles have appeared regularly in Let’s Live and numerous other popular health magazines. He is the medical editor for Delicious! Living and serves as a technical editor for Alternative and Complementary Therapies and Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association.
Dr. Rountree was appointed to Strathmore’s Who’s Who for Outstanding Professionals in 2006. In November 2005, he was given the Healthcare Heroes Distinguished Service Award by the Boulder County Business Report, for his “dedicated, holistic, personal approach” to medicine. He has lectured widely to professional audiences as well as the general public, and frequently appears on radio shows throughout the United States and Canada. He is a long-standing member of the adjunct faculty for AFMCP training of the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, WA. A Professional Member of the American Herbalists Guild and the American Nutraceutical Association, he is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, scuba diving, and world travel.
Kathie shares her passion for the power of food as the curriculum designer of “Food As Medicine” offered by the Center for Mind Body Medicine and a teacher of Healthy Living Programs at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. She helped establish Dr. Mark Hyman’s UltraWellness Center and continues to help individuals with chronic, complex health problems.
Kathie serves on Nutrition Advisory Boards including the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, (www.IntegrativeRD.org), a dietetic practice group of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representing dietitians in holistic medicine.
Kathie recently co-authored a guide to digestive health with Gerard Mullin, MD, and an online comprehensive, whole foods gluten and casein free elimination diet.
His diverse work experience in integration includes: contractor for the National Institutes of Health and the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner; panelist for the White House Commission on CAM Policy; presenter for the American Hospital Association and the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine; and service as a resource for the US Institute of Medicine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, Modern Health Care and others. Weeks co-convened the Integrative Medicine Industry Leadership Summits (2000-2002), co-founded and directed the National Education Dialogue to Advance Integrated Health Care, and currently serves as executive director of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care.