DIRECTORS AND CORE TEAM

Marlene Adelmann
Founder and Director

Through the Academy, Marlene has brought the wild and wonderful world of herbalism to thousands of students across the globe.

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Annie Hall
General Manager

Annie manages The Herbarium editorial calendar and plant database, helps in the hiring process, and contributes to the blog editorial process.

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Amber Meyers
Marketing Director

Amber manages the Academy’s communications and marketing and works with many students through the enrollment process.

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Meagan Visser

Blog Coordinator
Meagan is the Blog Coordinator at the Herbal Academy where she oversees the Academy blog, assists with marketing projects, writes…
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Lisa Olson R.H. (AHG)

Course Development Director
Clinical herbalist, Ayurvedic health counselor, botanist, gardener, and writer
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Jane Metzger

Assistant Director
Jane Metzger is the Assistant Director at the Herbal Academy, where she manages projects, writes and edits content, assists with…
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Angela Justis

Student Services Coordinator
Angela Justis brings her background in herbalism, biology, and a particular love for sharing herbalism with children and families to…
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Jill York

Blogging Editor
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Dawn Costa B.S., B.B.A.

Editor
Dawn is part of the editorial team for the blog, communications and educational programs.
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Emay Allmendinger

Assistant to the Director
Emay takes care of Goods Shop while contributing to organizational and creative endeavors at the Academy.
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Academy Educators

Steven Foster

Associate Academy Educator
On the Board of Trustees of the American Botanical Council, and Contributing Editor to HerbalGram with over 40 years of experience.
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Pamela Spence, M.A. (Hons), B.Sc. (Hons), M.N.I.M.H.

Associate Academy Educator
Pamela is a contributor to LandLove Magazine, has a BBC online series and runs international workshops.
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Matthew Wood MSc

Associate Academy Educator
International known teacher and author of six herbal medicine books. He's been an herbalist since 1982 and has seen tens of thousands of clients over…
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Maria Noël Groves, R.H., A.H.G.

Associate Academy Educator
Clinical Herbalist at Wintergreen Botanicals, author of Body into Balance, and founder of the NH Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild.
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Katheryn Langelier, L.M.T.

Associate Academy Educator
Katheryn Langelier is the owner and formulator of Herbal Revolution Farm and Apothecary as well as a licensed massage therapist.
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Erika G. Galentin MNIMH, RH (AHG)

Associate Academy Educator
Medical herbalist, conservationist, lecturer, writer, gardener and native plant enthusiast.
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Emily Ruff

Associate Academy Educator
Executive Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living and of the Florida Herbal Conference.
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Bevin Clare, M.S., R.H., C.N.S.

Associate Academy Educator
President of the American Herbalists Guild and board member of United Plant Savers.
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Ayo Ngozi, M.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Ayo Ngozi is a community herbalist and educator based in Savannah, Georgia. At the Herbal Academy, she writes course lessons and supports budding herbalists as…
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Agatha Noveille

Associate Academy Educator
Associate Educator at the Herbal Academy. Author of Adaptogens: 75+ Herbal Recipes for Mood, Energy, Focus, and More.
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Amanda Klenner

Associate Academy Educator
Community herbalist who teaches and is owner and publisher of Natural Herbal Living Magazine.
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Angie Barger

Associate Academy Educator
Clinician and owner of Luna Root Wellness.
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Anne Lyngdoh

Associate Academy Educator
An ethnobotanist with extensive research experience and a contributor to the Forager Foundation and The Miracle of Feeding Cities.
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Anne McIntyre, F.N.I.M.H., M.A.P.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, gardener, lecturer and author of more than 20 books. Anne McIntyre has been practising her own blend…
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Annet Zakaryan, Ph.D, M.Sc., M.S., B.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Annet is a botanist as well as a scientific and regulatory affairs professional
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Annie Hall

General Manager
Annie manages The Herbarium editorial calendar and plant monograph database. She is part of the editorial team for the blog…
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Ariel Martian

Associate Academy Educator
Herbalist, fermentation expert, and herbal apothecary.
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Carey Denman

Associate Academy Educator
Family herbalist, herbal crafter, gardener, and mother.
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Chris Marano, R.H., M.S., B.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Clinical and Community Herbalist since 1993; Founder, Director and Head Educator of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine since 1999
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Dr. H. David Mitcheson, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Along with his busy urological practice, Dr. Mitcheson teaches Anatomy & Physiology in online and on-site educational programs.
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Emma Merritt

Associate Academy Educator
Clinical herbalist who owns and runs an herbal clinic and apothecary.
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Erin Smith, M.Sc, C.C.H.

Associate Academy Educator
The Founder and Director of the Center for Integrative Botanical Studies and creator of Plant-Passionate Living™.
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Jennifer Galbraith

Associate Academy Educator
Herbal crafter and product maker as well as passionate gardener wildcrafter, and homesteader.
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Jessica Mullins

Associate Academy Educator
Jessica is a clinical herbalist, natural product formulator, and founder of Found Herbal.
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Jillian Carnrick, M.S., H.M., C.P.T., A.C.S.M.

Associate Academy Educator
Owns The Dancing Herbalist, since 2012 intergrating bio-molecular herbal extraction techniques for optimum benefits with topical use.
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Stephen Joseph Mulhollen, M.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Joseph is a practicing herbalist with a Master's Degree in Herbal Medicine and Therapeutics.
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Judith Sumner

Associate Academy Educator
Judith is an award winning botanist with extensive experience as a teacher at the college level and on PBS.
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Kerry Hughes, M.Sc.

Associate Academy Educator
Herbalist and Ethnobotanist who has authored several books and has worked through her consulting company Ethnopharm.
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Lauren Anderson

Associate Academy Educator
Lauren is a patient advocate and integrative health specialist, located in Medford, MA.
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Lauren Murphy

Associate Academy Educator
Lauren runs a small online shop called Lala Earth that features many products made from her organic garden and ethical…
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Linda Russell

Associate Academy Educator
Retired owner of Scentsibilities as well as teacher and speaker on growing and using herbs, herbal health and aromatherapy.
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Lisa Weiss

Associate Academy Educator
Clinical herbalist and Kripalu yoga teacher.
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Maggie Pope, B.Sc. (Hons), M.N.I.M.H., M.C.P.P.

Associate Academy Educator
Practitioner, author and co-founder of the South West School of Herbal Medicine.
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Marc Williams

Associate Academy Educator
Ethnobiologist, teacher and Executive Director of Plants and Healers.
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Maureen Robertson, M.N.I.M.H., M.S.c.

Associate Academy Educator
Co-founder of the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and now The Herbal Path.
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Naomi Ullian, B.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Naomi Ullian is an herbalist, food educator, writer, and physical theater performer. Her favorite ways to spend time are swimming…
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Rebecca Dalgin

Associate Academy Educator
Rebecca is a clinical herbalist and owner of Wild Heart Wellness.
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Sara Rooney, B.Sc., B.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Medical herbalist specializng in women's health published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine.
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Sarah Sorci

Associate Academy Educator
Holistic herbalist and owner of Sweet Flag Herbal CSA.
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Sherilyn Siegmund-Roach, M.Sc., C.C.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Sherilyn Roach is a clinical aromatherapy practitioner in Fairbanks, Alaska. She writes and edits articles and lessons about essential oils,…
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Shona Richter MacDougall MacDougall R.H. (AHG)

Associate Academy Educator
Shona is a Registered Herbalist, and the owner of Earth Rhythm Herbal.
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Soumya Ganapathy, M.D.

Associate Academy Educator
A practicing physician who is board-certified in both emergency and integrative medicine.
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Stephany Hoffelt B.A., H.A.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Community herbalist operating Naturally Simple Living with educational services on healthy living.
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Steve Kippax, M.Sc., M.N.I.M.H., M.A.T.C.M.

Associate Academy Educator
Past President of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists, Steve has been practising herbal medicine since 1984, and TCM since…
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Tara Welty

Associate Academy Educator
Acupuncturist, educator, and public speaker.
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Vanessa Mardones

Associate Academy Educator
Vanessa is an ethnobotanist and Formulation Researcher at New Chapter with an extenstive background in herbalism and research.
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Veda West, M.Sc., B.Sc., B.A., M.N.I.M.H.

Associate Academy Educator
Veda is a member of NIMH and was awarded the Phyto Products Award for her work in pharmacology.
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Contributing Writers and Bloggers

Rebecca O’Bea

Contributing Writer
Retired, registered nurse, owner of Arbor Ridge Farm, backyard beekeeper, and gardener.
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Ash Stevens

Contributing Writer
Ash is a writer who doubles as a wannabe nutritionist, philosopher, psychologist, and shaman. When she isn’t writing her soul…
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Amber Shehan

Contributing Writer
Herbal crafter and blogger.
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Rachel Maxwell Carpenter

Contributing Writer
Rachel Maxwell Carpenter is an educator, farmer, herbalist-in-training, yoga instructor, and natural living enthusiast passionate about sharing the good news…
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Christina Anthis

Contributing Writer
Christina green and eco-friendly living blogger.
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Heather Saba

Contributing Writer
Heather is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and Nutritionist, Medical Anthropologist, Writer, Whole-Body Wellness Coach, and Holistic Educator. Connect with her…
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Heather Irvine

Heather is a writer for the Herbal Academy
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Rachel Ross

Contributing Writer
Certified Nurse-Midwife at Anne Jacques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Rachel Fae Coleman

Contributing Writer
Rachel Fae Coleman was born and raised in a Navy family having lived a childhood across the eastern seaboard of…
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Greta Kent-Stoll

Contributing Writer
Greta Kent-Stoll's mission as an Ayurvedic practitioner is to inspire, educate and heal through the wisdom of Ayurveda. Her practice,…
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Jessica Peterson

Contributing Writer
Jessica is a biologist and author for Leaf Mother.
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Sarah Outlaw, C.B.H.C., M.H., N.R.T

Contributing Writer
Sarah is an herbalist, nutritionist, Nutrition Response Testing(sm) practitioner, healer, farm girl, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.
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Judith Sumner

Associate Academy Educator
Judith is an award winning botanist with extensive experience as a teacher at the college level and on PBS.
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Spencre L.R. McGowan

Contributing Writer
Community herbalist, artist, writer and creator of Gingertooth & Twine.
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Cathy Boyce

Contributing Writer
Cathy is a former social worker turned freelance writer with a penchant for community work. In addition to her freelance…
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Stephinie Miner

Contributing Writer
Community herbalist, homesteader, and herbal crafter.
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Ellen Demotses

Contributing Writer
Ellen Demotses is an aromatherapist, TCM and Western herbalist. She is a member of the American Botanical Council and the…
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Michelle Van Doren, M.S., R.D.

Contributing Writer
Michelle enjoys writing about her adventures in creating a homestead, cooking with whole foods, healing with herbal medicine, and living…
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Lisa Kelly

Contributing Writer
With a passion for vegan cooking, Lisa is the founder, personal chef and blogger of The Vegan Pact.
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Kristy Doubet Haare

Contributing Writer
Kristy is a best selling author who writes a column in Willow and Sage Magazine and at the Herbal Academy.…
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Katie Sandy

Contributing Writer
Certified aromatherapist and homeschooling mom of five kids passionate about using essential oils and herbs as part of her family's…
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Kacey Bradley

Contributing Writer
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through…
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Kimberly Nettuno

Contributing Writer
A student of the Herbal Academy and St. Francis College of Animal Homeopathy and a mother living on a thriving…
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Melissa Salce

Contributing Writer
Melissa Salce is a freelance writer and editor with nearly 20 years of professional experience. Based in Boston, she creates…
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Colleen Codekas

Contributing Writer
Colleen Codekas runs the blog Grow Forage Cook Ferment, a website that teaches about all types of homesteading endeavors, particularly…
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Jackie Johnson, N.D.

Contributing Writer
Jackie has a doctorate in Naturopathic studies and is a Master Herbalist. She has studied herbs and holistic living for…
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