2019 NYANP Annual Conference Speakers
Todd Born, ND
Dr. Born is a naturopathic physician, certified nutrition specialist (CNS), co-owner and medical director of Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc. Dr. Born is the Product Manager, Head of New Product Development, Scientific Advisor for Allergy Research Group. Dr. Born is also lead advisor and President of the International Society for Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Born graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and completed his residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and its thirteen teaching clinics, with rotations at Evergreen and Harborview Medical Centers and Virginia Mason Hospital’s department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Clinic.
He has been published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews, Townsend Letter, Integrative Medicine Alert, Natural Medicine Journal, Holistic Primary Care and the Natural Nutmeg. He has appeared on KRON4 News, multiple national radio shows, and lectured as an expert for the National Psoriasis Foundation and Arthritis Foundation.
Marisol Teijeiro, ND
Dr. Marisol Teijeiro ND, BA is an author, speaker, and director of Sanas Health Practice in Ontario, Canada. She is also the inventor of the Queen of Thrones™ Castor Oil Pack and castor oil products. She is certified in Environmental Medicine and Homotoxicology. As an alumni of CCNM, she instituted and teaches a six hour course on castor oil and castor oil packs. She has spoken internationally at the Environmental Health Symposium, the International Colon Hydrotherapy Association, the International Congress of Naturopathic Medicine and shared the stage with greats like Joseph Pizzorno and Walter Crinnion. Her passion and area of expertise is teaching people how to have incredible digestion and the best bowel movements. Her mission is to create awareness about stools and a new SANAS standardized stool scale that would encompass all the clinical gems she has learned for personal, experience, research and practice on the ideal bowel movement.
Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH, graduated from NCNM and obtained his Masters of Public Health degree focusing on urban green space as a method of sustainable public health promotion. He has published original research on psychophysiological response to natural and built environments, and writes and speaks regularly on this topic. He maintains a private practice in his native Hudson River Valley in New York and Connecticut, and is currently Vice-President of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP). He gets out to “walk his talk” about the healing power of Nature by hiking, camping and skiing as often as possible.
Carina Lopez ND, L.Ac, MH
Dr. Carina Lopez is a bilingual Spanish/English naturopathic doctor, homeopath, Iridologist, licensed acupuncturist & master herbalist.
Graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute, School of Natural Healing and International Academy of Classical Homeopathy with George Vithoulkas in Alonissos, Greece.
She volunteered at Meher Baba Free Homeopathic Dispensary in India.
She has presented at New York University, Columbia University’s Food Justice Conference, herbal conferences, and farmers markets; and published articles in NDNR, Huffington Post, the Daily News, Riverdale Press, and Latinista.
She enjoys wildcrafting herbs with her husband, master chef and healing foodist Sakis Stamou.
Amy Rothenberg, ND
Dr. Rothenberg, the AANP 2017 Physician of the Year, practices in Northampton, MA. Her writing is found on The Huff Po, Medium, and Thrive Global and in her book, The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice & Other Stories From Natural Medicine. Dr. Rothenberg and her husband Paul Herscu, ND, MPH, have taught 1000s of students and doctors classical homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy upholding the vitalistic tradition within the naturopathic profession. She has raised three wonderful children and spends much of her nonworking hours on ND advocacy, in her art studio or garden and on the ballroom dance floor.
Lindsey Baum, ND
Dr. Baum practices Naturopathic Primary Care in Portland, OR where she is a co-founder of Grain Integrative Health. She is dedicated to the progressive development of traditional Naturopathic primary care and has trained Naturopathic residents for 9 years. She has previously coordinated large clinical research centers in various states, is a sexual assault forensic examiner, has specialty training in crisis intervention, and is co-authoring a book on Naturopathic food intolerances. Dr. Baum is presently the Logistics Coordinator for the Oregon Disaster Medical Assistance Team through FEMA and has served in this capacity for 19 years, beginning in Arizona. She is developing collaboration between the State of Oregon, Oregon rural health, Oregon Medicaid and Grain Integrative Health to bring vital healthcare to rural regions of Oregon. She is a graduate of Hampshire college, mother, a writer and loves to create space and systems of operation within which humans can excel.
Sara Kates-Chinoy, ND
Dr. Kates-Chinoy is a co-founder of Grain Integrative Health. She completed her residencies at Emerald City Naturopathic Clinic as well as the Natural University of Natural Medicine and has been training naturopathic students and residents in critical thinking and naturopathic medical decision making since 2008. She uses food intolerance evaluation, biotherapeutic drainage, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, counseling and structural balancing to remove obstacles to healing and enable the body’s inner strength.
She grew up in Maine, in a family dedicated to social justice and supportive of individual empowerment and she believes in the potency of individualized medical care. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where she studied comparative religion and cognitive science. She brings an element of wit, quiet wisdom and assuredness to the forefront of leadership in the Greater Portland health care systems where she practices.
Ashly Benson, ND
Dr. Benson is a graduate of National University of Natural Medicine, currently finishing her second year of residency focusing on primary care in Portland, OR. Her work focuses on intertwining food intolerance evaluations, therapeutic counseling, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and bodywork to address the emotional, spiritual, and physical barriers to cure. She believes the most important medicine is nourishing food, nature, and humor and she prides herself on finding creative ways to incorporate those medicines into her patient’s day-to-day life. She has received additional training in craniosacral therapy, botanical medicine and homeopathy at the School of Traditional Western Herbalism, the New England School of Homeopathy, and the Moving Mountain Institute. She received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy with a focus on environmental studies at the University of Oregon.