Our core team of advocates carries out the day-to-day work of educating the public, increasing access to naturopathic medicine, advancing professional development, and building alliances.
Michelle Simon, PhD, ND
As president and CEO of INM, Dr. Simon brings her passion for working with organizations dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of healthcare. This desire stems from her years of practice as a licensed naturopathic physician. In addition to holding a Naturopathic Doctorate from Bastyr University she also holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She has served on boards for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Naturopathic Physicians Research Institute (NPRI), and several advisory boards. Dr. Simon served nine years on the Washington State Health Technology Clinical Committee, as Ambassador to the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) and was recognized as 2018 AANP Physician of the Year. Dr. Simon shares with her husband a passion for adventure travel, preferably by boat or motorcycle. She also enjoys teaching a women’s off-road motorcycling class.
Amy Rothenberg, ND
Dr. Amy Rothenberg believes the INM is a powerful and essential organization for encouraging full integration of naturopathic medicine into the healthcare landscape. Dr. Rothenberg is the AANP 2017 Physician of the Year and has enjoyed a naturopathic family practice since 1986. Her work with patients informs and inspires writing for the Huffington Post, Medium, Thrive Global, her book, The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice & Other Stories From Natural Medicine and more. Dr. Rothenberg served on the AANP Board and as President of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors where she spearheaded the successful effort for licensure in the Baystate. Together with her husband, Paul Herscu ND, MPH she has raised three wonderful children. In her spare time, she can be found in her art studio, spending time with friends and family, hiking rural New England and on the ballroom dance floor!
Griffin McMath, ND
Hannah Gordon, ND, RN
Tenpa joined the INM team in December, 2017. He has worked in the non-profit field for many years towards creating a healthy, peaceful world and happy minds. He holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Washington, an MA in Environment & Community from Antioch University, and a Columbia Graduate School Business Management Certificate. As an ordained Buddhist monk, his spare time is devoted to helping others, meditation, and prayer in order to maintain a happy mind while working in our busy, modern world. He tends to an ever varying number of feral and homeless animals: a befriended feral ‘Porch Kitty’ and a few hungry other cats that appear at times.
Tracy Hart, PhD
Dr. Tracy Hart brings over 20 years’ experience in program development and management, process design and improvement, and team leadership to the role of Medical Residency Program Manager. Tracy has a Ph.D. in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences and an M.A. in Organizational Learning & Instructional Technology, both from the University of New Mexico. Her B.S. is in Computer Science from Tulane University. She has also designed and taught online university classes since 2011. Tracy is excited to promote the profession of naturopathy because she believes the relationship between the human body and the plant and mineral kingdoms is critical for quality, holistic healthcare. At a hobby level, she has spent over 30 years learning about those interactions and their impact on health. Tracy also enjoys hanging out with family and friends and keeping fit.
Whether in music, design, or marketing, Leigh loves to craft artful and inspiring narratives. She is passionate about helping organizations reach the people who need to hear them most, and is delighted to be on INM’s team. Throughout her experience creating youth programs, assisting business founders, and designing company brands, Leigh thrives with connecting the dots of a project and figuring out how to move those around her in an authentic way. When not working her design wizardry, she can be found conducting orchestras and performing as a pianist in the DC professional theatre scene. She also enjoys performing and adventuring with her husband, an actor and voiceover artist.