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