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.

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.

 

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!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE INM PRESIDENT

Breanne Smith

Breanne Smith

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE INM PRESIDENT
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.

 

Community Relations Manager

Griffin McMath, ND

Griffin McMath, ND

Community Relations Manager
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.
PROGRAM SUPPORT

Kelsang Tenpa

Kelsang Tenpa

PROGRAM SUPPORT

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.

CONTENT STRATEGIST MANAGER

Kim Stewart

Kim Stewart

CONTENT STRATEGIST MANAGER
INM RESIDENCY PROGRAM MANAGER

Laura Paxton

Laura Paxton

INM RESIDENCY PROGRAM MANAGER
Social Media Manager

Leigh Delano

Leigh Delano

Social Media Manager

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.