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NCH Announces Winners of 2015 Service Awards

May 20, 2015

NCH is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 NCH Service Awards! These awards were presented at the 2015 Joint American Homeopathic Conference, held May 8-10, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. 

2015 Henry N. Williams Professional Service Award: Karen Allen, CCH

Allen is a respected go-to resource as a speaker, teacher, and author, as well as an experienced practitioner, with equally outstanding expertise shared generously in all of these. Allen has been deeply involved in an extraordinarily wide array of activities to move homeopathy forward, and all at the highest level: educating and mentoring new homeopaths, setting and maintaining professional standards, fostering collegial cooperation across the board, and communicating the benefits of homeopathy to the public and policymakers alike. 

2015 Martha Oelman Community Service Award: Homeopaths Without Borders – North America (HWB-NA)

HWB-NA is an organization whose dedication to homeopathy has made a huge difference in health care internationally. Responding with energy, orchestrated expertise, and commitment undaunted in the face of potentially devastating obstacles from the natural to the political, this group has not only provided effective care where none existed but also embarked on groundbreaking clinical research and created an ongoing structure for developing local knowledge and resources for a truly sustainable contribution to the people of Haiti. 

2015 Julian Winston NCH Service Award: Stephen Messer, MSEd, ND, DHANP 

Dr. Messer has served the National Center for Homeopathy in almost every position imaginable over many decades – Homeopathy Today contributor, board of directors member and officer, conference speaker, NCH Summer School Dean and teacher, and many more. Dr. Messer was a key guiding force in NCH’s Summer School in its heyday and in the capacity of its leadership and one of its most popular and effective teachers, fostered the awakening of many homeopaths whose contributions have gone on to enrich the field enormously. His nominator wrote, “He has been instrumental in the revitalization of homeopathy training at his institution of employment, and within the profession as a whole.”