Bergner, Director, North American Institute of Medical Herbalism
Bergner has studied and practiced natural medicine since 1973, with
formal studies in naturopathy, medical herbalism, clinical nutrition,
Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, flower essences, yoga therapy,
and bodywork, including undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology, and
two-years of doctoral level medical studies at National College of
Naturopathic Medicine. He has edited the Medical Herbalism
journal since its founding in 1989, and has written seven books on
medical herbalism, nutrition, Chinese medicine, ethnobotany, and naturopathic
medicine. He has also edited periodicals on clinical nutrition and
naturopathic medicine. Paul directed the
clinical herbalism program at Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical
Studies for eight years, and subsequently runs the clinical training internship
at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, training more
than 200 certified clinical herbalists in an 1100 hour education
that culminates in a nine-month clinical residency. He teaches and
lectures nationally and internationally in the fields of
medical herbalism and clinical nutrition.
7Song, Founder and Director, Northeast School of Botanical
Director of Holistic Medicine at the Ithaca Free Clinic; Expert in
acute care and first aid with herbal medicines.
See full bio at: http://www.7song.com/index?page=7Song%20Biography
Tania Neubauer, ND.
Clinical Herbalist. Clinical Faculty, North American Institute of
herbalism since 1994. She completed programs of study with
Michael Moore, Karyn Sanders, and the Pacific School of Herbal
Medicine. She worked in the Berkeley Free Clinic for four years as a
community health worker, counselor and medical coordinator. She
completed her N.D. degree from the National College of Naturopathic
Medicine in 2006. After graduation she practiced primary care medicine
in a small rural Nicaraguan hospital through a collaboration with
Natural Doctors International, a nonprofit that works to bring natural
medicine to global health. Here conventional treatments were mixed with
naturopathic treatments including indigenous and North American herbs.
Subsequently she practiced primary care naturopathic medicine for two
years in a community clinic for Spanish-speaking patients in Salem, OR.
She has traveled throughout Central America and Mexico connecting with
natural medicine practitioners in every country. She served on the
Natural Doctors International.
from 2008 to 2011.
ND Executive Director, Natural Doctors
recieved her naturopathic
medicine degree from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland,
Oregon. Tabatha lives on the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua with her
husband, a Nicaraguan farmer, and their son, Maximo. As medical
director, Dr. Parker oversees all staff, interns and volunteers at
NDI's site in Nicaragua. A speaker, teacher and naturopathic
physician, Dr. Parker has dedicated her life to finding solutions to
global health problems through natural medicine and community
development. Her passion inspires people to become active in social
justice issues. She very much believes in empowering youth through art
and laughter and hopes to bring youth inspiration through dance,
theather and artistic expression. She is an active member of the
American Herbalist Guild, Global Health Council and the American
Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Natalie Montoya Sequeira, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Therapist.
in Psychology with Clinical Concentration, UNN University of
essence therapy, from the Ibero-American Institute of Flower Essence
in Naturopathy from the Institute of Scientific Chiropractic Massage in
- Active member
of the Maria Luisa Ortiz Cooperative of Mulukuku – North Atlantic
Autonomous Region, Nicaragua, where she worked for years with the
medicine program, emotional recovery program for women with
cervico-uterine cancer, domestic violence victims, and post-war stress.
Program Coordinator of the Cooperative’s Community Radio.
owns Harmony Center in Matagalpa, Nicaragua where she maintains a
clinical practice and sale of medicinal plants. She also works in
coordination with “Las Hormiguitas” organization that cares for mothers
of children who live in the street.
in the activities of the Network of Women against Violence and
coordinate with ovYvo – Community of Souls – to organize monthly
workshops in Family Constellations.
- Single mother
of two 13-year-old daughters.
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