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Board of Directors

NCH is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which, since its inception, has traditionally maintained a balance of consumers, health care professionals, and industry representatives. The term of directorship is three years, renewable for up to three terms.


 

Abby Beale, CCH, RSHom(NA) became interested in homeopathy over 20 years ago when her nine-month-old son had repeated ear infections with no relief after many antibiotics. One trip to a homeopath and the infections were resolved. This amazingly curious event got her interested in learning more and began reading about homeopathy. Along with the expert guidance of qualified homeopath, she treated her family and eventually studied to become a nationally certified classical homeopath.

Abby has been on the NCH board since 2011. She is passionate about educating people about homeopathy and is excited about the organization’s growth and consumer outreach. She served as JAHC conference chair for 2015 and 2016 and is currently President-Elect for 2017.

In addition to her homeopathic practice and board work, Abby also runs two training businesses, The Corporate Educator, and Rev It Up Reading, which offer in-person and online educational programs on various business productivity topics and speed reading. She has authored several speed reading books and one on study skills. She is also a board member for her local library where she is the current president.

Abby is happily married to Chris and has two college-aged sons. She also manages the care and affairs of her mother and step-father. She enjoys Master’s swimming, walking, yoga and reading as time allows.

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Lauri Grossman, DC, CCH, RSHom(NA) – When my infant son spiked a 105-degree fever and lay like a rag doll in my arms, it was Belladonna 30C that opened the door to homeopathy for me. And from that day, I searched to learn more and to find ways to share my knowledge with others. I attended the New England School of Homeopathy and Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in California. I also studied with George Vithoulkas, Jeremy Sher, Lou Klein and Rajan Sankaran. Eventually, I set up a private practice in New York City and went on to teach at most of the major hospitals in New York: Columbia Presbyterian, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgeries and Lenox Hill Hospital. When NYU established its Holistic Nursing program, my classes in homeopathy became a requirement for the advanced practice degree. I also taught at homeopathic colleges: Teleosis and the American Medical College of Homeopathy For all my work in the US, some of my most rewarding work has been in other countries- with Homeopaths Without Borders in Trinidad and in Haiti and with medical doctors who are working to establish homeopathy in Afghanistan.


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Glenna Tinney, MSW, ACSW, DCSW brings a long history of interest in and passion for homeopathy to the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) board. She was first introduced to homeopathy when she rescued a little Pomeranian and sought treatment from a holistic veterinarian who used homeopathy to treat him. She then sought homeopathic treatment for herself and has never looked back. Glenna has been a homeopathy consumer and advocate for over 20 years, attended NCH summer school and annual conferences, participated in a study group, used homeopathy for home care, and influenced friends and family to use homeopathy. 

Glenna is a social worker with over 40 years of experience in activism, individual, system, and legislative advocacy, and community engagement and outreach. She retired from the Navy after 24 years where she worked much of that time in the Navy Medical Department focusing on policy development and implementation, program management, credentialing, scope of practice, standards of care, and shared decision making. Glenna is a published author and has extensive experience with providing training, public speaking, and writing a wide array of documents including reports, guidelines, manuals, e-learning courses, handbooks, articles, etc. She serves on local and national nonprofit boards and advisory councils and has set up and supported boards and advisory councils. She also brings a medical background and lifelong activism and advocacy skills to help spread awareness of homeopathy as a safe and cost-effective healthcare alternative. 

Glenna’s extensive experience and skills are an asset to NCH’s efforts to make sure that homeopathy is a key player in the national dialogue regarding integrative healthcare and has a role in medical care nationwide. Glenna is currently the NCH Treasurer, the chair of the Finance, Audit, and Publication Committees, a member of the Conference and Public Policy and Advocacy Committees, the NCH Representative to the Integrated Health Policy Consortium Federal Policy Committee, and the facilitator for the Homeopathy Advocacy Working Group. 

In recognition of her work, Glenna was selected by the White House as a Woman Veteran Champion of Change in March 2013.

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Loretta Butehorn, PhD, CCH, RSHom(NA) is a licensed psychologist, certified homeopath and a Fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy who consults widely to programs in the substance abuse field in New England.

Loretta uses homeopathy with clients suffering from trauma, substance abuse, and mental health issues. Since 2007, she has collected data demonstrating the use of homeopathic remedies to stabilize substance addicted clients and helping them complete treatment and not succumb to early relapse.

A former Board member of the Council for Homeopathic Certification and a current Board member for the National Center for Homeopathy, she is a co-founder of the Teleosis Homeopathic Collaborative in Boston; and teaches alternative medicine and psychology at Boston College. She is Director of The Sidewalk Clinic, a donation only clinic for clients with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.

She lives in Boston and Provincetown with her partner of 30 years, Susan, and her two standard poodles Finn and Blue 5-year-old brothers

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Fabrice Figliolini is currently the Vice President of Finance, Information Technology, Supply Chain and Human Resources at Boiron Inc. in Newtown Square, Pa. His responsibilities include overseeing most of the operations aspects of the company in the U.S., helping the company to be financially responsible, streamlining its IT systems and moving products throughout the company and the world. He enjoys working with a team driven to change our healthcare system by helping people view their health in a more holistic way.

“I’m passionate about homeopathic medicine since I have witnessed for many years its positive impact on myself, my family and many of my friends,” says Fabrice, who was raised on this therapeutic system since infancy. “At work, this personal experience is very motivating and I feel fortunate to be a part of a company and industry that is changing the habits of so many moms, healthcare practitioners and others across the country.”

Fabrice has been in living in the Philadelphia area for the past 20 years. He earned his BBA in International business and his MBA in Management Information Systems from Temple University.

When he is not devoting his time to Boiron, Fabrice enjoys traveling with his wife and two young daughters, running, watching documentary films and cooking vegetarian meals.

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Tina Quirk, RN, MS, CCH, RSHom(NA) is a homeopathic practitioner, teacher and writer, with a background as an advanced practice nurse and nursing consultant. She is the Director of Academic Affairs and Quality Assurance at the Academy of Homeopathy Education (AHE) NYC/WORLD. Besides her own practice in New York City, she has been a long-time collaborator with Jeremy Sherr and the Dynamis School on many projects, books and articles. 

Tina is a Project Manager for Homoeopathy for Health in Africa, a treatment center for AIDS patients in Tanzania and has done volunteer work in the clinics. She received her homeopathy education from the Devon School of Homeopathy and the Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathy and interned with Jeremy Sherr.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Homeopathy and is Chair of the Public Advocacy Committee. She serves as the NCH representative to the Board of Directors of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium.

Her special interests are homeopathy research and the growth and recognition of homeopathy within the integrative health field.

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Edward Conway, MBA has served on the National Center for Homeopathy board since 2008.

He is currently the Senior Director of Digital for Hyland's Inc., the leading manufacturer of homeopathic medicines in the United States.  In his role at Hyland's, he provides leadership and direction on E-business, Digital Marketing, Direct to Consumer Marketing, internet application development and platform management.

"I became passionate about homeopathy in the early 1990's after launching a natural products catalog and homeopathic pharmacy. It was there that I personally witnessed the profound health impacts homeopathy had on sick individuals who were transformed by the work of dedicated homeopathic practitioners.  I knew then I wanted to support this healing any way I could; I attended my first NCH conference in Chicago in the mid-1990's and the rest is history!"

Edward has a specialty MBA focusing on Technology and E-commerce and Executive Education in Digital Marketing from Harvard Business School.

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Lynn Wagner, CCH, RSHom(NA) found homeopathy when her young son was very ill and did not respond to traditional medical treatment.  After watching him heal quickly and easily with homeopathy she was hooked!  Lynn eventually left her 20+ year career in finance and information technology to follow her passion and study homeopathy.  She now has a private practice in the Philadelphia area where she can also be found teaching classes on homeopathy and working with local and international non-profit organizations.

Lynn has a Bachelor of Science degree in both Finance and Information Systems from the University of Virginia.  She also has an MBA from the Darden School at The University of Virginia. She has worked at Accenture as a senior technical consultant and in both finance and marketing for IBM where she also became a Certified Management Accountant.   Lynn’s passion is using her extensive business and technology skills to promote homeopathy as a healthcare option for all people.  She feels that knowledge is power, and consumers should be knowledgeable about all of the healthcare options available to them.  

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Gary Kracoff, Dr. Gary Kracoff is a registered pharmacist with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine who provides in-depth consultative services at Johnson Compounding & Wellness in Waltham MA.

Gary’s guiding philosophy is to treat the person as a whole, not to chase symptoms. He focuses on finding the “why” to what is happening physically and mentally and works with individuals to restore balance in the body.

Gary frequently lectures at pharmacy, medical, and health-oriented conferences. He is an educator at the Academy of Integrative Medicine, conducting two-day seminars for healthcare professionals twice a year. Gary also serves on the faculty of the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy.

Since the beginning of his professional career, he has been working to integrate homeopathy, diet, healthy lifestyle and nutritional supplementation into his practice and in his educational programs for both professionals and non-professionals.

The health and wellness department has a very extensive selection of homeopathic medicines. He provides lectures on homeopathy to the public to help them understanding homeopathy and how they and their family can benefit for homeopathic medicines. This has made the wellness center at Johnson Compounding and Wellness a destination for homeopathic products and education in his area.

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Christina Donka, Christina Donka discovered homeopathy 15 years ago while seeking an alternative to eye surgery for her young son. After one dose of some little white pellets, eye surgery was no longer necessary, and she was determined to learn more!   After years of seeing professional homeopaths for family members and pets, studying at home, and treating family and friends herself, she decided to study formally and is currently a student at the American Medical College of Homeopathy in Phoenix, AZ.

A Certified Public Accountant, Christina has a BS in Accounting from Purdue University and began her career at Arthur Andersen in Chicago.  More recently she completed a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certification. She loves helping people learn how to use nourishing food as medicine, and believes that nutrition coupled with homeopathy is a powerful combination in treating chronic conditions. As both a consumer and board member she is passionate about advocating for homeopathy as a safe and cost-effective healthcare option, while empowering individuals to stand up for their healthcare rights.

 

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