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INM Announces Honorary Board to Promote Whole-Person Health

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Seattle, Wash. — The Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) is proud to announce the formation of an Honorary Board, composed of distinguished health experts who support our mission to advance naturopathic medicine as part of a prevention-focused, integrative healthcare system. The board’s establishment marks a significant step forward in our efforts to address healthcare challenges through collaborative, nature-based solutions.

Board Members: Champions of Health and Wellness

The INM Honorary Board brings together a diverse group of health leaders and professionals, each committed to advancing the principles and practice of natural medicine. Board members will provide strategic guidance, build partnerships with like-minded organizations, and forge new paths for innovative healthcare initiatives.

Inaugural Honorary Board Members (Spring 2024):

  • Jeff Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS — International thought leader, recognized founder of the functional medicine movement, and pioneer of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute and Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • Kent Thornburg, PhD, FAPS — Professor emeritus of cardiovascular medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), epigenetics research pioneer, former director of the OHSU Center for Developmental Health and the Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness.
  • Arvin Jenab, ND — Medical director of naturopathic medicine and director of the ND residency program at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute at the University of California, Irvine
  • Len Wisneski, MD, FACP — Distinguished educator, author, and researcher; nationally recognized as one of the foremost leaders of integrative medicine and whole health.  Chair emeritus of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC), endocrinologist, and integrative medicine clinician.
  • Mark Percival, DC, ND — Educator, author, clinician, and pioneering founder of Health Coach®, an internationally recognized holistic approach to health
  • Mary Hardy, MD — Nationally recognized leader in integrative oncology, founder of the Cedars–Sinai Integrative Medicine Clinic, and faculty member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) fellowship
  • Michael Levin — Nutraceutical quality assurance industry consultant
  • Tabatha Parker, ND — Former executive director of AIHM and global leader in integrative health, known for contributing to the World Health Organization (WHO) Benchmarks for Training in Naturopathy
  • Erin Doyle — Health education expert, leadership thought leader and public health advocate.
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A Commitment to Natural Medicine

Honorary Board members are united by a common goal: to promote health and wellness through natural, holistic approaches. Their expertise and influence will be instrumental in advancing INM’s educational programs and initiatives.

“INM is committed to a collaborative culture that embraces thoughtful and respectful engagement across the healthcare spectrum,” said Michelle Simon, ND, PhD, INM’s president and CEO. “Our association with exceptional individuals such as this inaugural board will continue to grow, and reflects our commitment to patient-centered whole health.”

About the Institute for Natural Medicine

The Institute for Natural Medicine is dedicated to integrating and expanding naturopathic medicine and whole-person health. Through education, research, and advocacy, INM strives to empower people and communities to achieve optimal health and well-being.

For more information about INM and the Honorary Board, please contact:
Wyn Delano

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The Institute for Natural Medicine, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. INM’s mission is to transform health care in the United States by increasing public awareness of natural medicine and access to naturopathic doctors. Naturopathic medicine, with its person-centered principles and practices, has the potential to reverse the tide of chronic illness overwhelming healthcare systems and to empower people to achieve and maintain optimal lifelong health. INM strives to fulfil this mission through the following initiatives:

  • Education – Reveal the unique benefits and outcomes of evidence-based natural medicine
  • Access – Connect patients to licensed naturopathic doctors
  • Research – Expand quality research on this complex and comprehensive system of medicine

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