HNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021

Sue Roe

DPA, MS, BSN, RN

President

 

After 25 years running a consulting practice in workforce and program development, Sue is now Chair and Associate Professor of a new graduate nursing program at A.T. Still University. She is also Chapter Leader of the Arizona chapter of the AHNA.  She was the founder and executive director of a consortium focused on integrative healthcare.  Present and past publications include textbooks, guidebooks, handbooks, and articles. She co-authored Life by Personal Design: Realizing your Dream and authored a recently published textbook, The Nursing Assistant: Essentials of Holistic Care.  Sue has her doctorate in health policy and administration and a masters and bachelor's degree in nursing. 

Frank Russo

RN, MS, FNP-BC, DiHom, IACH, CCH, MM

Vice President 

Frank is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) since 1995 from Columbia University in New York City and is a classically trained homeopath certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification. He completed a 2-year and 3-year course at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in Alonissos, Greece. During that time he became the editor of their e-learning course and also a contributing editor of the second edition of George Vithoulkas’ Levels of Health. Trained as a classical musician and receiving a Masters of Music in Composition at The Juilliard School he understands the role of sound and vibration. Homeopathy became another extension of his understanding of substance and vibration in the role of healing. Frank continues to practice as an FNP providing psychiatric care and medication management while opening a growing homeopathic practice. He lives with his spouse and 4 cats in Asheville, North Carolina.

Linda Gibson 

DNP, MSN, BSN, RN

Treasurer

 

Linda has over 40 years of experience as a registered nurse working in such systems as the VA and has also provided care as a nurse practitioner. Her more recent contributions to nursing has been in education as both a leader and faculty member. Linda is currently an Associate Professor for Abilene Christian University in their online DNP program. As a lifelong learner she is also in her second year of Homeopathy education at the Nashville School of Homeopathy.  Linda received her doctor of nursing practice and has a masters and bachelor's degree in nursing. 

Lauren Fox

FNP-BC, CCH, CM

Board Member at Large

Lauren is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and classical homeopath. She is credentialed by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CCH). Lauren has been in solo and group practice for almost four decades and was a community home-birth midwife for over 25 years. In 2011, Lauren became an educator and then clinical director for the non-profit organization, Homeopaths Without Borders. As the clinical director, she developed two curricula to teach fundamentals of Homeopathy to licensed medical professionals and midwives. Lauren is also a guest lecturer and workshop leader for numerous professional organizations. Along with two other physicians, she developed, and taught a course on introductory Homeopathy for doctors and nurses in the Boston area, sponsored by Northeastern University. Lauren's vast experience in conventional and homeopathic medicine allows her to truly integrate both knowledge and practice.

Noemi Peterson

MSN, MPH, RN

Board Member at Large

“My love for homeopathy started when I picked up an interesting book at a WF store. Homeopathy “had me” when I learned that homeopathy stimulates the Vital Force energetically. This made total sense to me and supported what I already knew about energetics.”  Noemi is very excited about homeopathy and has now finished a 3-year training in the Falkner School of Homeopathy. Noemi has been a registered nurse for over 30 years, mostly in the fields of community health and oncology.  She Is a nurse educator at the Cizik School of Nursing, University of Texas. Her deep desire for serving and learning has led her to holistic caring approaches.  In her private practice she also supports individuals with relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, and bioenergetics.  She holds master degrees in Nursing and in Public Health from the University of Texas.

HNA was founded in the early 1980’s by a group of nurses with a vision that nurses are a vital force in homeopathy. Through their ongoing dedication and outreach, HNA has become the leading organization to represent and support nurse homeopaths globally.

Kathy Zimmerman

PhD, MSN, FNP-BC, APHN-BC, CCH

Past-President

 

Kathy has over 30 years as a holistic health practitioner and educator. She is a national speaker at conferences and nursing schools, presenting on holistic health topics,  complementary and integrative health, particularly a focus on homeopathy. Kathy offers consulting and education to advanced practice nurses on complementary and integrative health practice. She has published articles on natural health and wellness, in addition to evidence informed practice. She has a PhD in Nursing, is board certified as an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner, and is a certified classical homeopath.

Shai Lev

BSN, RN, PCCN

Membership Secretary 

Shai’s interest in homeopathy was nourished from an early age, but she began to understand its incredible benefits after homeopathy helped her heal and prevent surgery at 13 years old. Since then, she has delved into amateur homeopathic studies, reading about different methods and helping friends and family who show interest and need. Shai lives in  Cleveland, Ohio and works full-time at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital System, first on a cardiology step-down unit and now in the emergency room. She is also attending graduate school to become a nurse practitioner. Shai dreams of eventually practicing healing in a way that meets her patients' needs through homeopathy while using the tools learned in her prior training. In her free time, Shai loves to experiment in the kitchen particularly with different fermented foods, spend time outdoors in the sun, read, craft, and connect with friends near and far.

Margareta Richardson

RN, C.Hom, CCH

Newsletter Secretary

 

Margareta graduated in Nursing 1993, Magna cum laude. She worked as a staff nurse specializing in wound care, and as a restorative nursing manager. She is a homeopathic graduate from the HASC, (Homeopathic Academy of Southern California) Carlsbad, School of Homeopathy.  She has a diploma from the CEDH (Center for Education & Development of Clinical Homeopathy) school of homeopathy, LA.  She has travelled to India twice for post graduate studies in homeopathy. Once with the Bengal Allen Institute, attending clinics in the slum of Kolkata, (For which institute she is now the west coast, on line, coordinator for their 12 weekend/over 2+ years, post graduate course.) Last year she also traveled to Kerala for 6 weeks, attending daily clinical sessions at Dr Jose Isaac’s private clinic. When first starting out as a homeopath she worked with NMD., Dana Churchill in LA, but she is currently in private practice. In 2014 she finished up and received the designation CCH, from the CHC (Center for Homeopathic Certification). 

Annalisa Percy 

RN, PT, GDNO, Nursing Officer DND, PHTLS Instructor

Board Member at Large

“My Homeopathic Journey started with my horses and dogs as a young Tellington Touch practitioner and my passion and admiration for what Hahnemann taught us and what Homeopathy can do increases every day.” Annalisa has over 25 years as a registered nurse from emergency to poison information, long term care, wound care champion, and telemedicine. She has always been a strong proponent of fitness for health and has been a triathlon and track coach and an equestrian competitor and coach. She is currently a student at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine and is a proud member of 1 Canadian Field Hospital providing care to the Canadian Forces.  

Suzanne Scheller

Board Member at Large

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