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.
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.
Kimberly Lord Stewart
Kimberly Lord Stewart’s work as an editor, writer and author has led to global recognition as an investigative food journalist, food-labeling expert. As the author of Eating Between the Lines (St Martins Press 2007), she has been featured in USA Today Weekend, WSJ Smart Money, Shape, CBS, ABC and NBC television affiliates. She is a contributor to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (Oxford 2013). Her past experience includes, executive-level editor for Today’s Practitioner, Functional Ingredients, Natural Food Merchandiser, Dining Out, as well as a food editor for Denver Life, feature contributor for Eater.com and recipe developer for Optimum Wellness. Stewart is the recipient of two Association of Food Journalist awards in 2004 for food news reporting in olive oil fraud and food security issues; a Jesse Neal Business Journalism award for coverage genetically modified foods in 2001.
Griffin McMath, ND
Relationships are the epicenter of Dr. McMath’s work with INM as she supports our content Editorial Board and nurtures connections across the naturopathic space.
Anna-Liza Badaloo is a writer and program consultant, working at the intersection of health, environment, and social justice. With over 10 years of experience at non-profit organizations, she brings a combination of content writing, copywriting, and journalism to her work. Using her strong storytelling ethic, Anna-Liza strives to amplify traditionally silenced voices such as BIPOC, youth, and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. After seven years as the Manager of Education, Community Development, and Pulse Editor for the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), she knows the North American naturopathic community intimately.
At the OAND Anna-Liza significantly improved clinical education offerings by bringing in high-profile speakers, increasing environmental medicine, planetary health, Indigenous health, and systemic racism content, and building a popular, online program. She published over 30 issues of the Pulse Magazine, increased readership by ramping up community and evidence-based content, and oversaw the transition to a fully digital magazine. She supported community-led initiatives such as co-founding grassroots groups Naturopathic Doctors for Environmental and Social Trust (NEST), and NDs Against Systemic Racism.
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.
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!