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Laura Culberson Farr

AANP Exec Director Ex Officio

Since 2017, Laura Culberson Farr has been the Executive Director of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, after leading the Oregon Association for 12 years. A seasoned political organizer, she’s been instrumental in Oregon’s landmark ballot measures, like Vote by Mail and increasing tobacco taxes. With a deep understanding of healthcare reform, Farr specializes in integrating naturopathic practices with conventional care to enhance patient care and cut costs. Married to a naturopathic doctor, she’s dedicated to incorporating naturopathic medicine nationwide.

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Laura Culberson Farr has served as Executive Director of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians since 2017, and was the Executive Director of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians for 12 years prior. A political organizer by training, her advocacy work as a grassroots organizer and consultant spans over 20 years.

Among her leadership roles, Mrs. Farr has worked on several landmark ballot measures in Oregon, including passage of Vote by Mail and several measures to increase tobacco taxes as a public health policy to decrease cigarette use. She has also worked on many successful legislative advocacy campaigns ranging from creating smoke-free workplaces to expanding the naturopathic formulary.

She has a deep knowledge of the complexities of healthcare reform, and has become an expert on how naturopathic doctors, conventional clinics and insurers can work together to improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs. She is married to a naturopathic physician and is passionately committed to integrating naturopathic medicine into primary care systems across the country.

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