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.

Physician Liaison for Communications and Advocacy

Amy Rothenberg, ND

Amy Rothenberg, ND

Physician Liaison for Communications and Advocacy

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!

Operations & Development Manager

Caitlyn Taylor

Caitlyn Taylor

Operations & Development Manager

Caitlyn has spent her career in organizing, operational and fundraising roles working to advance political and community-driven efforts for a healthier, happier and more equitable future. She is passionate about social change and sees the many issues she has worked on as deeply connected – from reproductive health and civil liberties to comprehensive food justice and climate change. A sound approach to health care is a vital part of that, and Caitlyn is excited to bring her background and skills to advancing knowledge of and access to naturopathic medicine. An east coast-born New Yorker at heart, Caitlyn is utterly in love with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and her current home, Seattle. In her spare time, she cooks delicious vegan food, shares cute photos of her rescue kitties, Fig and Pickles, and relishes using her label-maker machine.

 

Clinic Education Outreach & Residency Coordinator

Eleanor Warshaw

Eleanor Warshaw

Clinic Education Outreach & Residency Coordinator

Eleanor joined the team at INM’s Seattle headquarters to get a groundbreaking naturopathic residency model off the ground and to increase access to naturopathic medicine by educating conventional medical clinics about the value of having NDs on staff. Originally from St. Louis, MO, she earned a BA in the Psychology of Health & Healing from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. While in Colorado, she gained a deep appreciation and understanding of natural modalities of health and medicine. Most recently, Eleanor graduated with a master’s degree in public health and a master’s degree in health social work from Washington University in St. Louis. She is passionate about preventive health and ensuring that all communities have access to it. In her free time, she loves clowning around with her English Bulldog, Hank.

Community Outreach Coordinator

Griffin McMath, ND

Griffin McMath, ND

Community Outreach Coordinator
Grassroots efforts are the epicenter of Dr. McMath’s work with INM as she leads the development of the INM Ambassador Program. In this program, naturopathic medical students and naturopathic doctors, patients, and interprofessional colleagues are provided free training, one-on-one support, and resources to effectively communicate about naturopathic medicine in the public domain.
Dr. McMath became involved in the advancement of the profession as a naturopathic medical student as a member of the board of directors for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, intern for the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, research associate for Bastyr University’s Health Policy and Leadership Committee, and first ND student to be a delegate to the World Health Assembly in Geneva. Early in her career Dr. McMath helped lead the development of Integrative Wellness at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center and was elected to the board of directors of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians where she serves on the Public Relations Committee.
Outside of her professional work, Dr. McMath enjoys spending time with her spunky dog, Frankie, exploring new restaurants, attending live music events, adventures the great outdoors, and dabbling in the creative arts.
Marketing & Communications Manager

Kate Hagan

Kate Hagan

Marketing & Communications Manager

Kate is a University of Washington alum from the Master of Science in Information Management program, where she focused on digital user experience and content strategy. Under the mentorship of the talented professors there, she found a home with digital content expanding these skills with a large variety of client work as both a contractor and agency marketer in Seattle.  As a child raised with a natural medicine background, and now a mother to a little boy of her own, the Institute for Natural Medicine held instant appeal – providing a way to share both these digital skills and a passion for healthy living with a larger audience.

Executive Assistant to the INM President

Kelsang Tenpa

Kelsang Tenpa

Executive Assistant to the INM President

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. Like Caitlyn, he tends to a couple animals: a befriended feral ‘Porch Kitty’ and a neighborhood chihuahua (‘Baby’) craving frequent attention.

President & CEO

Michelle Simon, PhD, ND

Michelle Simon, PhD, ND

President & CEO

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.

 

Naturopathic Content & Media Specialist

Natiya Guin, ND

Natiya Guin, ND

Naturopathic Content & Media Specialist
Sharing the benefits of naturopathic medicine globally through powerful creative content is the core of Dr.Guin’s passion.
Dr. Guin graduated from Bastyr University and has a private practice centered on the foundations of health with the goal of raising not only healthy children, but healthy families.  Natiya additionally holds a Master’s degree in education and utilizes photography and art therapy in her medical practice in order to provide her patients with the creative tools to heal and to thrive. It is her greatest desire to nurture patients with consistent support centered on their individual goals and based on their lifelong health and history.
Natiya is an internationally published health photographer and author whose work has graced over a dozen magazines and books (Human Kinetics book publishing, Hay House book publishing, NDNR, OM Yoga, Yoga Journal, People etc).
Natiya is a mother of 3 beautiful children who are being raised with health and happiness as core values.
Campaign for Naturopathic Medicine Director

Reena Mukamal

Reena Mukamal

Campaign for Naturopathic Medicine Director

Reena is a marketing strategist helping healthcare organizations and thought leaders build identity, generate interest, and inspire action. A storyteller and passionate advocate for consumer health, she has been a part of the INM team since April 2017. Reena also writes for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has led communications programs for numerous healthcare technology start-ups, as well as a nationally recognized pediatric hospital. A graduate of Stanford University, Reena champions wellness and natural approaches to health. When she’s not writing, Reena can be found momming her boys, practicing Vinyasa yoga, and reading historical fiction. She currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL.