Bastyr UniversityWomen’s ND LeadershipMentor ProgramND Mentor Biographies2017-18

Amy Rothenberg, NDNaturopathic Health CarePresident, Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors (MSND)LOCATION:AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTSCAREER SETTING :PRIVATE PRACTICEA NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN IN PRIVATE PRACTICE , A WRITER , AND ACTIVEVOLUNTEER ; INFLUENTIAL IN THE SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN TO GAIN STATELICENSURE FOR NDS .BIO:Dr. Amy Rothenberg graduated from Antioch College with a degreein Biology. She holds a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine fromthe National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland,Oregon. She has been in private practice since 1986.Her book, The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice & OtherStories from Natural Medicine (BJain Publishers, 2010), hasreceived wide acclaim. She has long been a contributor to journalsand magazines that highlight the efficacy and scope of practice ofnatural medicine. She is known for her lively lectures to both layand professional students throughout the United States & abroad.She has taught students at the high school and college level as wellas in medical and naturopathic school settings and is a featuredspeaker at conferences for industry and for groups interested inunderstanding or implementing natural medicine approaches.Dr. Rothenberg is often interviewed by members of the media andby other authors who seek a natural medicine perspective oncurrent health care topics.She sees patients at the outpatient clinic, Naturopathic HealthCare in Enfield, Connecticut, which she established with herhusband & longtime collaborator, Dr. Paul Herscu founder of theHerscu Laboratory. They also founded and continue to teachthrough the New England School of Homeopathy.Link to Full Bio:

Caitlin O’Connor, NDLicensed Naturopathic Doctor, All Families Natural HealthCURRENT LOCATION:DENVER, COLORADOINDUSTRY:PRIVATE PRACTICETAGLINE:COMPLETED THE NATUROPATHIC MIDWIFERY PROGRAM, NCNM FAMILYMEDICINE RESIDENCY ; OPERATES A SUCCESSFUL NATUROPATHIC PRACTICEWITH A PEDIATRIC FOCUS AND ROOTED IN WHOLE FAMILY CARE ; OFFERS ANONLINE PROGRAM FOCUSING ON SEASONAL CLEANSES ; AND LEADS A WOMEN IN- BUSINESS BRAINSTORMING GROUP, FREQUENT SPEAKER FOR BOTH LAY ANDPROFESSIONAL AUDIENCES .BIO:Dr. O’Connor provides naturopathic care for the whole family witha focus on enhancing preconception health and fertility, supportinga healthy pregnancy and postpartum, and providing safe, effectiveoptions for children’s health and wellness.Dr. O’Connor graduated from Bastyr University, a five-yearaccredited program that included a two-year internship at theschool’s Seattle clinic. She completed an additional one-year FamilyPractice residency at the National College of Natural Medicine inPortland, Oregon.At Bastyr University, Dr. O’Connor was founder and president of theBastyr University Pediatrics Club, where she scheduledpresentations on subjects like pre-conception care, foodintroduction, autism research, homeopathy and children,attachment parenting and adolescent medicine. Her actionsresulted in the addition of an Advanced Pediatrics elective toBastyr University’s curriculum as well as an off-site clinic shiftdedicated to pediatric health care for low-income children."I enjoy helping my patients reach their health care goals. Whetheryou have a specific health concern or are interested in creatingoptimal health while preventing disease, I invite you to learn moreabout my practice to see if we are a good fit."Link to Full Bio:

CARRIE LOUISE DAENELL, NDFounder of Live Well Center, Denver ColoradoBoard of Trustees at Bastyr UniversityLOCATION:DENVER, COLORADOCAREER SETTING:PRIVATE PRACTICE, NATURAL PRODUCTSFOUNDER OF A SUCCESSFUL, TOP-RANKING SOLO-DOC PRACTICE; LOCAL ANDNATIONAL MEDIA SPOKESPERSON; EXTRAORDINARY PROFESSIONAL WHO IS DRIVENBY AN OVERWHELMING DESIRE TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUALS RECEIVE THE FULLBENEFIT OF THE MOST UP-TO-DATE SCIENCE AND HER EXPERTISE IN THEIR QUESTFOR HEALTH.Bio:Carrie Louise Daenell has a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicinefrom Bastyr University, licensed as primary care physician inWashington State, registered Naturopathic Doctor in the State ofColorado, an author, speaker, a frequent guest on PBS healthprogramming, and always volunteers her service to the state,national and educational institutions of Naturopathic Medicine.She is driven to share the power and freedom of a healthier lifeand loves working with her patients. Dr. Daenell’s work is targeted,specific and dramatically effective. In addition, she has workedwith "raw-materials" within the nutritional supplement industry.She has served on Bastyr University’s Board of Trustees since 2012and still today plays a very active role in leadership anddevelopment of naturopathic medicine.Dr. Daenell has delivered cutting-edge continuing educationmaterials on practice management and healthcare marketingthroughout her career because she is on a mission to help moreNaturopathic Doctors help more people. She believes that thesustainability and vitality of the Naturopathic profession is at thecore of solving the healthcare crisis on a global scale.She is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at theUniversity of Colorado.Link to Full Bio:

CARRIE RUNDE, NDNaturopathic DoctorCasey Health Institute and Charm City Natural HealthLOCATION:BALTIMORE, MARYLANDCAREER SETTING :INTEGRATIVE GROUP PRACTICEINTEGRATIVE MEDICINE SPECIALIST AT TWO PRODUCTIVE CLINICS; WORKS TO IMPROVE THEHEALTH OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS THROUGH INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, NUTRITION, ANDPOLICY ADVOCACY.BIO:Carrie Runde, ND, is the Integrative Medicine clinician at Casey HealthInstitute and Charm City Natural Health. Dr. Runde enjoys working as anatural medicine specialist one-on-one with patients, as well as in groupsettings. She teaches in the Physicians’ Kitchen series, conducts yogateacher training, and also coaches Casey Health’s holistic weight lossprogram: aCHIeve Weight Loss 4 Life.Dr. Runde has worked as an associate naturopathic doctor at the GeorgeWashington Center for Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC, whereshe also completed her naturopathic medical residency. Dr. Rundegraduated with her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University inSeattle where her studies focused on women’s health and pediatric care.In addition, Dr. Runde is an active member of the Maryland NaturopathicDoctors Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, andwas speaker of the House of Delegates in 2015.Dr. Runde is also a member of the Pediatric Association of NaturopathicPhysicians and sits on the Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Committeeunder the Maryland Board of Physicians. When she not working, Dr.Runde enjoys cooking, traveling, yoga, figure skating, and spending timewith her husband, daughter, and extended family.Link to Full e-nd

Donielle (Doni) Wilson, ND, CPM, CNSNaturopathic Doctor and Bestselling Author and Spokesperson, Researcher, NaturalProducts FormulatorLOCATION:NEW YORK TRI-STATE AREACAREER SETTING :PRIVATE PRACTICEA SAVVY NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN IN PRIVATE PRACTICE,TREATS MANY HIGH PROFILE PATIENTSBIO:Dr. Donielle (Doni) Wilson holds a doctorate in naturopathicmedicine from Bastyr University and is a certified professionalmidwife (CPM) and doula, and a certified nutrition specialist (CNS).Since 2000, Dr. Doni has helped thousands of women, men, andchildren to find solutions to their most puzzling health issues.She uses the latest advances in naturopathic medicine, lab testing,and gentle investigative techniques to uncover the root cause ofillness and craft individual programs that guide the body back tohealth. She does this with the approach she developed based onher research on how stress affects our healthA recognized expert on stress-related illness, Dr. Doni specializes inhelping patients address and overcome autoimmune diseases suchas Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Crohn’s and Rheumatoid arthritis;genetic mutations such as MTHFR; hormone imbalances (adrenal,thyroid and blood sugar imbalances); sleep and mood relatedissues; leaky gut, food sensitivities, and digestive troubles; immunerelated concerns (allergies and frequent infections); and women’shealth, fertility, and cervical dysplasia. She helps with theprevention of chronic health conditions overall.In addition to being a bestselling, award-winning author, Dr. Doni isthe creator of The Stress Remedy 7 and 21-Day Programs. She is asought-after speaker both publicly and professionally, and isregularly interviewed by media.Link to Full Bio:

Holly Lucille, ND, RNChair of the Natural Partners INC. Educational Advisory BoardVice chair of the Institute for Natural MedicineLOCATION:LOS ANGELES , C ALIFORNIACAREER SETTING :PRIVATE PRACTICEA NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR & REGISTERED NURSE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE,EDUCATOR & AUTHOR, PASSIONATE TV & RADIO HOST, AND CONSUMERADVOCATEBIO:Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN, is a nationally recognized and licensednaturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant, andtelevision and radio host. She is also the author of several booksincluding Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women’s Guide toSafe, Natural, Hormone Health and The Healing Power of TraumaComfrey.She was seven years into nursing career before deciding tobecome a naturopathic doctor. Now, she has over 15 years ofexperience in a diversified career in private practice, education,consulting, and many TV and radio appearances.Dr. Lucille believes in the science, art and mystery of healing andhas a heartfelt passion for the individual wellness of all people.Built on this foundational belief, she uses the magnificence ofmultiple media platforms to truly make a difference and empowerpeople to heal. Her private practice in Los Angeles, Healing fromWithin Healthcare, focuses on comprehensive naturopathicmedicine and individualized care.In her “off time” Holly enjoys being with her family (two- and fourlegged) playing the bass guitar, coaching CrossFit, tending to herhydroponic garden, and riding motorcycles.Link to Full Bio:

Jaclyn Chasse, NDVice President of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at Emerson EcologicsOwner and practitioner of Northeast Integrative MedicineLOCATION:BEDFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRECAREER SETTING :PRIVATE PRACTICE, NATURAL PRODUCTSGREW SOLO PRACTICE INTO SUCCESSFUL MULTIDISCIPLINARY INTEGRATIVEMEDICAL CENTER WITH 12 PRACTITIONERS . EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP INNATURAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY WITH SCIENTIFIC , CLINICAL AND REGULATORYEXPERTISEBio:As Emerson Ecologics’ Vice President of Scientific & RegulatoryAffairs, Dr. Jaclyn Chasse believes that integrative medicineprovides the most sustainable form of healthcare and is proud towork at Emerson, where these practitioners and their diverse waysof practicing are embraced and supported. Her work inbiochemistry and biophysics research prior to attending medicalschool provided valuable insight to quality assurance—a keycomponent of Emerson’s commitment to our customers.Prior to starting at Emerson in September 2010, Dr. Chasse was asolo practitioner that grew her practice to a multidisciplinary clinicwith over 15 practitioners. Dr. Chasse has maintained her clinicalpractice in Bedford, NH for over five years. Dr. Chasse received herDoctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University inSeattle, Washington.Dr. Chase is always improving healthcare access and education, byconducting frequently lectures around the country on variousintegrative medicine topics, has authored several lay andprofessional articles and has had research published in researchand clinical journals.In addition to her work, Dr. Chasse volunteers for severalorganizations and has two beautiful little boys, with whom sheloves to spend time traveling, mountain biking, hiking, skiing,cooking and gardening.Link to Full io

Lise Alschuler, NDExecutive Director of TAP IntegrativeCo-Founder of Five to ThriveLOCATION:SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONACAREER SETTING:PRIVATE PRACTICE, NATURAL PRODUCTSDR. ALSCHULER IS WIDELY RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY AS AN EXPERT INCANCER TREATMENT AND PREVENTIONBio:Dr. Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with boardcertification in naturopathic oncology. She graduated fromBrown University with an undergraduate degree in MedicalAnthropology and received her doctorate in naturopathicmedicine from Bastyr University in 1994.Dr. Alschuler currently practices at Naturopathic Specialists,based in Scottsdale AZ. She is past-President of the AmericanAssociation of Naturopathic Physicians, a founding boardmember and current President of the Oncology Association ofNaturopathic Physicians. Dr. Alschuler is the executive directorof TAP Integrative, a nonprofit web-based educational resourcefor integrative practitioners. Previously, Dr. Alschuler was theVice President of Quality and Education at Emerson Ecologics,where she developed and managed the Emerson QualityProgram, a rigorous quality assurance program for professionaldietary supplement brands. Prior to this position, Dr. Alschulerwas the department head of naturopathic medicine atMidwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer TreatmentCenters of America, a JCAHO accredited regional hospitaloffering comprehensive integrative cancer care. Dr. Alschulerhas also served as the clinic medical director and botanicalmedicine chair at Bastyr University Natural Health Clinic.Dr. Alschuler has been an invited speaker to more than 100scientific/medical conferences, published 16 peer-reviewedarticles, a co-investigator on 5 research studies, written 6 chaptersfor medical textbooks, and has co-authored two books, DefinitiveGuide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide toThriving After Cancer.Link to Full Bio:

PINA LOGIUDICE, ND, LACCo- Medical Director, InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture, PCLOCATION:HUNTINGTON, NYCAREER SETTING:PRIVATE PRACTICEDR. LOGIUDICE IS RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY AS AN EXPERT IN THE FIELD OFNATURAL MEDICINE .Bio:Dr. Pina LoGiudice is an expert consultant in natural medicineand health. She has consulted and been featured on varioustelevision programs, and served as a featured guest at medicalschools and conferences throughout the country.Dr. Pina is a member of the Holistic Moms Association, HolisticPediatric Association, American Association for NaturopathicPhysicians and is a Diplomat in Acupuncture. She enjoysworking her patients in many aspects for women’s health. Sheespecially enjoys helping each woman prepare her body forpregnancy and works extensively with naturopathic andChinese medicines for children’s health.Dr. LoGiudice is a co-author in the third edition of the Textbookof Natural Medicine and written chapters for the textbookHealing Depression. She has published in the Journal ofComplementary and Integrative Medicine and lecturednationally. Dr. Pina’s newest inspiration is creating TheBirthPlan , a unique and completely original seminar seriesapproach towards teaching women about healthy pregnancyand birthing.She is married to fellow naturopathic doctor and enjoys being aholistic mom, creating meals at home, and experiencingdifferent cuisines with her husband. She also likes to travel tonew places and exercise.Link to Full Bio:

Shauna M. Birdsall, ND, FABNOVice Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Integrative Oncology at Cancer TreatmentCenters of America at Western Regional Medical CenterCURRENT LOCATION :GOODYEAR, ARIZONAINDUSTRY :HOSPITAL OR LARGE CLINIC SYSTEMWORKS AS PART OF AN INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY TEAM THAT FOCUSES ON THESAFE, EFFECTIVE USE OF NATURAL THERAPIES TO HELP IMPROVE PATIENTS'QUALITY OF LIFE.BIO:Naturopathic physician Dr. Shauna Birdsall provides customizednaturopathic recommendations in conjunction with patients’conventional oncology care at Cancer Treatment Centers ofAmerica (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western). Dr.Birdsall is the Medical Director of Naturopathic Medicine andIntegrative Oncology at Western and provides clinical oversight toboth naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists.Dr. Birdsall joined the Western team upon the hospital's opening inDecember 2008. On a personal level, she understands thechallenges cancer patients and their families face. Dr. Birdsall'sgrandfather had MALT lymphoma, her grandmother is a coloncancer survivor and her father had prostate cancer.Dr. Birdsall is an author of several research studies presented atmajor medical meetings. She has also been published in thejournal Integrative Cancer Therapies. She is also a member of theOncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the AmericanSociety for Clinical Oncology, the Society for Integrative Oncologyand the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is afellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology.Link to Full dclinicians/shauna-birdsall/

graduated with her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University in Seattle where her studies focused on women’s health and pediatric care. In addition, Dr. Runde is an active member of the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physi