Lydia Bartholow PMHNP is an advanced practice registered nurse, an educator, writer, organizer, mother, and a practitioner of both allopathic and botanical medicine. Currently a doctoral student at Oregon Health and Science University, Lydia focuses her practice on mental wellness and radical public health. She works with the intensely underserved and specializes in trauma and substance abuse. She lives in North Portland with too many animals (including her own infant) and often obsesses about privilege, oppression and the prison industrial complex.
That Gut Feeling
From Poppies to Pleasure: An Addiction Materia Medica
Paul Bergner is director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Portland, Ore., where he offers seminar training in clinical skills, medical herbalism, nutrition and nature cure. He supervised a teaching clinic in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition in Boulder, Colo., from 1996 until 2013 and has published and edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. He has studied and practiced natural medicine, medical herbalism and nutrition since 1973. He has authored seven books on medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, ethnobotany and naturopathic medicine.
The Dark Side of Adaptogens: Appropriate and Inappropriate Use of Asian Tonic Herbs
Restorative Tonic Herbs: Materia Medica Review
Howie Brounstein is the primary instructor of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and was the owner of Columbines and Wizardry Herbs, Inc. He has taught botany, herbalism, and wildcrafting extensively for decades, including such herbal establishments as Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Howie has a clinical practice in Eugene, Oregon.
Affecting Lifestyle Changes in Chronic Illness
Pacific Northwest Materia Medica (with Steven Yeager)
Renee Davis MA is a clinical herbalist and board chair at the Olympia Free Herbal Clinic, independent botanical research consultant, and an Associate Scholar with the Center for World Indigenous Studies. Her recent graduate thesis explored the role of cultural plants education in healing cultural trauma in Salish tribal communities. She has degrees in environmental anthropology and Whole Systems Design and is currently working with a mycology company in the Northwest. Her interests include public health, medical anthropology, and tree and mushroom medicine.
Demystifying Medical Cannabis
Clinical case panel
Amanda Lattin MAT is a trained chemist, teacher, herbalist and practicing aromatherapist. Lattin earned both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching in chemistry before moving into herbalism and aromatherapy as a career focus. She is a professional member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, Alliance of International Aromatherapists, is an internationally certified aromatherapist through Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and a registered aromatherapist.
She has developed and taught curricula on chemistry, biochemistry and essential oils at College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, Calif. and American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Ore. She also owns and runs Terracina Aromatics and Herbals in Portland, named for the small county in southwestern Italy where her family worked the land for generations.
Session: Clinical case panel
Jim McDonald has been practicing the art of herbcraft since 1994. He offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism. He has taught classes and workshops throughout the Great Lakes bioregion and the US, hosts the website, www.herbcraft.org, and is currently writing (alternately) A Great Lakes Herbal and Foundational Herbcraft. Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker. He has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft: the plants themselves.
Hack, Sputter, Wheeze… Herbs to Help You Cough
Aromatic Allies: Field Studies in Volatile Oils
Experiential Energetics: Sensation as the Language of Plants
Glen Nagel ND, RH (AHG) has been a practicing herbalist and all around herbal wise guy for the last 25 years. He has worked in the herbal industry and an herbal educator offering classes, and has practiced as a naturopathic physician since 1993. He currently heads the botanical medicine program at NCNM and is curator of the Min Zidell Healing Garden. He is a former assistant professor of botanical medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, and his passion is to help students learn directly from the plants. Glen has a lifelong interest in plants and nature and believes in teaching with humor and hands-on experience.
Introduction to Herbal Mixology
Field Applications in Botanical Medicine: Garden Bitters
Tania Neubauer ND has studied and practiced herbalism since 1994. She completed programs of study with Michael Moore, Karyn Sanders, and the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine. She worked at the Berkeley Free Clinic for four years as a community health worker, counselor and medical coordinator. She completed her ND 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 brings 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 three years at La Clinica de Guadalupe, a community clinic for Spanish-speaking patients in Salem, Oregon, and currently practices at the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Cornelius, Oregon. She is on the clinical faculty of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism and the School of Traditional Western Herbalism. She is a contributor to the Integrative Medicine for the Underserved conference and network. Dr. Neubauer has traveled throughout Central America and Mexico, connecting with natural medicine practitioners in every country.
Session: Recognizing and Working with Anemia Naturally
Aviva Romm MD is a Yale-trained, Board Certified Family Physician, midwife and herbalist, and a leader in the revolution to shift the current medical system into one that respects the healing capacities of the body and nature. An award-winning author and the leading international authority on botanical, integrative and functional medicine for women and children, she combines her unique backgrounds to guide women in transforming their health – and their lives. Aviva has bridged her interests in traditional medicine with her knowledge of science for more than 30 years, specializing in the impact of stress, food and lifestyle on food cravings, weight, immunity, hormone imbalances and women’s chronic health concerns. She also provides comprehensive guidance on natural fertility, pregnancy and birth, and pediatrics. Currently she practices Functional Medicine for women and children at The UltraWellness Center with Dr. Mark Hyman in Lenox, Massachusetts. You can find her online at www.avivaromm.com.
Treatment of Common Pregnancy Related Problems: a Botanical and Integrative Approach
Guts, Inflammation and Children’s Health: The Future in Our Hands
Elise Schroeder ND is the lead physician of the Women in Balance Institute at NCNM, an organization focused on educating women and health care providers about women’s health and healthy aging. In her private practice, she has been empowering her patients to live vital, healthy lives since 2001. Her special interests however are in women’s health issues and herbal medicine. She works with all kinds of women’s health concerns from hormonal imbalance such as menopause or PCOS to irregular menstrual cycles and fertility concerns.
Session: Clinical case study, fertility
Judy Bluehorse Skelton MA worked with federal and state Indian Education programs throughout the Northwest for 18 years, creating cultural activities focusing on traditional and contemporary uses of native plants for food, medicine, ceremony, and healthy lifeways. Judy is author of six collections of essays for teachers, including Native America: A Sustainable Culture (1999), and Lewis & Clark Through Native American Eyes (2003); she wrote and recorded 24 segments on Health & Healing and Sacred Landscapes for Wisdom of the Elders radio programs, airing on Public Broadcasting and AIROS (American Indian Radio on Satellite). Judy is full-time faculty in Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University, teaching Intro to Native American Studies, Environmental Sustainability – Indigenous Practices, Indigenous Gardens & Food Justice, and Indigenous Women Leaders. She received the Oregon Indian Education Association’s award for Outstanding Indian Educator in 2006 and serves on the boards of the Urban Greenspaces Institute, Portland Parks, and the Native American Community Advisory Council. Judy received an MA in Educational Leadership and Policy, Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning program at Portland State University. Collaborative work includes the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and Wisdom of the Elders, Inc., integrating Permaculture principles with traditional ecological knowledge to address Food Sovereignty/Justice and reclaim the urban forest.
Session: Reclaiming the Urban Forest for Food, Medicine and Ceremony
Jillian Stansbury ND is a licensed naturopathic physician and an accomplished writer/author, speaker, and teacher. With more than 20 years of experience, she is a primary care physician in private practice at Battle Ground Healing Arts in southwestern Washington State. Dr. Stansbury is the author of several books including “Herbs for Health and Healing” and “The Complete Guide to Natural Medicine,” and is a regular contributor to numerous magazines and professional journals, including Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, The Review of Natural Products, and Unified Energetics. She has served as a consultant and science editor for Rodale Press, Vegetarian Times and Let’s Live, and has conducted numerous radio shows and cable television health shows. Generally speaking at five or more medical conferences each year, Dr. Stansbury has authored and presented more than 100 scientific papers.
She chaired the Botanical Medicine Department at the National College of Natural Medicine for more than two decades, educating the next generation of physicians in the chemistry, research and clinical usage of herbal medicines. Dr. Stansbury recently won a grant to help fund her ethnobotanical studies in the Peruvian Amazon and is working with the Queros tribe outside of Pilcopata on cultural sustainability projects.
She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in 1988 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She also completed her Certified Medical Assisting program at Stanford University Hospital in 1982 and her BS in medical illustration at San Jose State University in 1984, graduating with honors in both programs.
Four Elements Theory in Botanical Philosophy
Botanical Medications of CNS Diseases: Dementia, Epilepsy and Cerebral Vascular Disease
Donnie Yance is a Clinical Master Herbalist and Certified Nutritionist renowned for his extraordinary knowledge and deep understanding of the healing properties of plants and nutrition. He is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. He is also professed as a Secular Franciscan, which equips him with the breadth and wisdom to touch on the spiritual aspects of healing. Donnie conducts his clinical practice at the Mederi Centre for Natural Healing in Ashland, Oregon utilizing his unique integrative model known as the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System, which he evolved over more than 20 years of successful patient care. He is the founder and president of the Mederi Foundation, a not-for-profit organization for professional education and clinical research in integrative medicine. He is also the president and formulator of Natura Health Products, a line of advanced botanical and nutritional products for health care practitioners. Donnie is an avid researcher and lectures nationally on his pioneering work in the field of botanical and nutritional medicine. He is the author of Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer and Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism: Elite Herbs and Natural Compounds for Mastering Stress, Aging and Chronic Disease.
Managing Mood Disorders Part 1: Epidemiology, Stress, Homeostasis, Allostasis and Philosophical Approach
Managing Mood Disorders Part 2: Botanical Nutritional Toolbox
Steven Yeager has been studying Oregon’s local flora and ecology since 1995, both wildcrafting and preparing herbal preparations for himself and the community. He enjoys studying botany and exploring Oregon’s wild places. He was the manager of the Columbines and Wizardry herbal business and has been a teacher in the Columbines School of Botanical Studies Apprenticeship Program since 1997. He is laboratory and quality control manager at Mountain Rose Herbs. In 2011 Steven became an elected trustee of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and is currently participating with many of the AHPA’s committees.
Session: Pacific Northwest Materia Medica (with Howie Brounstein)