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.
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!
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.
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.
Griffin McMath, ND
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 worked on a variety of content for nonprofits, academic institutions, and larger corporations. These skills quickly translated into the marketing world where Kate has worked as both a contractor and agency marketer in Seattle.
Kate’s large variety of client experience is marked by favorite projects for companies including Big Fish Games, Bing Ads, Janes of Digital, and Insteading. The shift from commercial to nonprofit was intuitive based on her goals and background. 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.
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.
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.
Natiya Guin, ND
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.