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Speaker Bios

Tori Hudson, ND

Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean.   She is currently a clinical professor at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University. Dr Hudson has been in practice for  more than 32 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, and director of product research and education for VITANICA. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Director), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.
Dr. Hudson has recently been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NCNM Alumni Pioneer Award., the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NCNM Hall of Fame.  In 2016, she is now also the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.

She is a nationally recognized author (book: Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician.  Dr. Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry.

Jennifer Johnson, ND LAc

Dr. Jennifer Johnson graduated from Bastyr University with degrees in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine. She completed a women’s health residency under the guidance of Dr. Tori Hudson and has additional training in Holistic Pelvic Care(tm) and genomic medicine. Dr. Johnson is in private practice in Portland, Oregon, specializing in primary care for women, gynecology, endocrine dysfunction, and mental health. She is passionate about bridging the divide between conventional and naturopathic medicine and has presented at conventional and integrative medicine panels.

Corey Schuler, RN, MS, LN, CNS, DC

Corey Schuler is the Director of Clinical Affairs for Integrative Therapeutics and has a private integrative medicine practice focusing on GI health, stress, and metabolism. He is adjunct assistant professor at the School of Health Sciences and Education at New York Chiropractic College teaching nutrition assessment. Corey is a registered nurse, certified holistic nurse, and nutrition support nurse. He is Certified Nutrition Specialist practitioner and licensed nutritionist. He is a member of Institute for Functional Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. He has conducted numerous continuing education seminars, media and podcast interviews.

Xochitl Palomino, ND

Dr. Xochitl Palomino, ND got her naturopathic doctorate degree at Bastyr University and her undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at University of California, Santa Cruz.  She also has received four NIH bio-medical research grants, and for over 8 years Dr. Palomino has been advising patients on how to best use medical cannabis. Also, since May 2016 has been teaching a 20 credit course for the Department of Health of Washington on the medical cannabis consultant certificate program.  For over a year Dr. Palomino is a member of the subcommittee of King County’s Public Health Youth Marijuana Prevention Program consulting on the advisory board, and the past year she also has been lecturing for CV Sciences on CBD products.

Lylen Ferris ND

Lylen Ferris is a licensed Naturopathic Physician living in Portland, OR. In addition to maintaining her private practice, Dr. Ferris is the Senior Staff Physician at Labrix where she has reviewed, interpreted and advised on tens of thousands of salivary hormone panels and neurotransmitter reports. Prior to joining Labrix as a staff physician, she completed a residency in advanced women’s health and gynecology at the National College of Natural Medicine where she oversaw patient care and as well as taught gynecology and clinical education classes. She currently sits on the advisory board of Functional Medicine University. Her extensive knowledge of women’s health and endocrinology coupled with her love of teaching have led her to develop curriculum and present at numerous integrative and alternative health conferences.

Mona Morstein N.D.

Dr. Mona Morstein has been a practicing naturopathic physician for twenty-nine years. Earning a summa cum laude BS in Foods and Nutrition from Arizona State University, she graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine and did a Family Practice residency there.   She practiced for thirteen years in Montana, and then joined Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she was Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor and Clinical Supervisor.  She is now back in private practice at her own clinic, Arizona Integrative Medical Solutions, in Tempe, AZ.

Dr. Morstein is recognized as an expert on pre-diabetes and diabetes, and also treats other hormonal conditions, reproductive, thyroid and adrenals. Her 560 page book “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach to Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes,” is an in-depth educational book for both patients and physicians.  Dr. Morstein is the founder and Executive Director of the Low Carb Diabetes Association, a 501c3 education non-profit. She has lectured on many different hormonal conditions and treatments at conferences and webinars.

Dr. Morstein also has a very busy gastrointestinal practice.  A leading speaker on the first and second SIBO Summits, Dr. Morstein is considered an expert in treating that complicated condition in an organized step by step very thorough protocol.

In 2012, Dr. Morstein received the AANP’s “The President’s Award”, honoring her comprehensive work for the naturopathic profession.  Last, Dr. Morstein is the owner/moderator of the largest naturopathic email list on the planet

Catherine Darley, N.D.

In 2003 Dr. Darley originated the new field of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine by opening The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine in Seattle Washington.   Dr. Darley’s interest in founding Naturopathic Sleep Medicine arises from the belief that since sleep is so basic and essential to health, it makes sense to use the most natural, least invasive therapies to help people obtain the sleep they need.   The mission of The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine is to provide patient care, public education about sleep health, and research on natural treatments for sleep disorders.

Amy Jordan, MS,GCG

Amy Jordan is a certified genetic counselor who trained at Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, NY for her Masters in Human Genetics.  She has practiced for ten years with varied areas of focus such as cancer genetics, and for the last eight years in IVF and PGD.  In 2018 she joined Progenity with a renewed focus on maternal and neonatal health as it relates to genetic testing.  Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Amy is excited to get back out West and work with physicians and their patients to promote optimal genetic health.

Stephaine Kaplan, N.D.

Stephanie Kaplan, ND has been a primary care physician in Portland, Oregon since 200, originally focused on women’s health and family medicine. She now specializes in serving older adults and those at the end of life.

Over the years Dr. Kaplan increasingly visited older people who have found it difficult to leave their homes for appointments. Those meetings sparked her current home health practice model.

As a geriatrician, Dr. Kaplan supports her patients in collaboration with their other health providers to find creative solutions for medical, social and psycho-spiritual concerns. Her goal is to meet the individual needs of seniors and the dying with the diverse offerings under the umbrella of naturopathic medicine, including nutrition, movement, mindfulness, craniosacral therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, mindfulness, and medication management. 

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