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Speaker Bios

Bill Walters, N.D.

Bill Walter, ND is a naturopathic physician practicing at the Community Health Centers of Lane County, serving a primarily Medicaid and uninsured population. He currently serves on the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. He is the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians liaison to the Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress, and is the former Chair of the AANP Scientific Affairs Committee. Representing Lane County, he works with Trillium Community Health Plan on their Clinical Advisory Panel as well as their Peer Review and Credentialing Committee and was past Chair of their chronic non-malignant pain management committee. Dr. Walter has lectured nationwide about how to use natural medicine approaches when treating patients with chronic pain. He graduated from Bastyr University in 2009, and completed his residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Dr. Walter earned his Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Walter lives with his wife and their 12-year-old daughter, and they enjoy hiking, their pets, and table-top Euro-games.?

Laura Williams, M.D.

Dr. Lara Williams is a Board Certified OBGYN who is also a North American Menopause Certified Practitioner and Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioner. She is a fellow with the American Board of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine and is currently working to complete her Masters in Integrative Health at George Washington University. Dr. Williams has completed her training with CEDH in Homeopathy and American Academy of Pain Research in Acupuncture, and is currently continuing training with the New England School of Homeopathy.

Dr. Williams is the managing partner of The Oregon Clinic – OBGYN North location where she provides a holistic approach to women’s health care issues and obstetricsShe is passionate about education both for her patients and students. She finds new avenues for education utilizing telemedicine and group visits to meet her patients’ wide variety of needs. Dr. Williams’ philosophy is to work in partnership with women in promoting physical and emotional health through nutrition, exercise and medicine, exploring both traditional and alternative routes.

Catherine Leclair, M.D.

Dr. Leclair practices general obstetrics and gynecology with a special focus in vulvar health and sexuality. As a specialist in vulvovaginal health, Dr. Leclair’s research is concentrated around the complex relationship of these conditions and their impact on quality of life and sexual intimacy. Her research efforts also include vulvar pain, sexuality, vulvar skin diseases and vaginitis.

After completing medical school at the University of Vermont, Dr. Leclair returned to the Pacific Northwest for her training and medical career. She chose OHSU for its reputation of clinical excellence, academics and collegial atmosphere of the department. Dr. Leclair has a young family and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, running, cross-country skiing, biking, and gardening.

Mary Costantino, M.D.

Dr. Mary Costantino has a long history in the medical field with some of the most prestigious accolades. Her medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and her internship with the Stanford University Department of Internal Medicine prepared her for years as a specialist in a number of different interventional radiology procedures. She completed residency at OHSU, followed by subspecialty training with an Interventional Radiology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital. She is board certified in Radiology with an Additional Certificate of Qualification in Interventional Radiology, the highest level of certification offered.
Since 2006, Dr. Costantino has been practicing in the state of Oregon and perfecting many of the existing techniques that specialists use. Due to her innovation and creativity, Dr. Costantino has been widely published and invited to speak on vascular and interventional radiology issues. She was the first person in Oregon to treat uterine fibroids through the wrist.

Dr. Costantino is a vascular specialist with a passion to see patients suffering from PAD get the highest quality treatment with the latest treatment protocols and techniques in Portland.

Dr. Costantino is a leader in private practice in her field.  She sits on the Executive Counsel holding the position of the Chairman of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Private Practice, where she guides the creation of best practices for her vascular specialty and outpatient vascular centers.

In her free time, she is dedicates herself to the Portland community. She serves on the Board of Rose Haven, a day shelter for women and children suffering from abuse and homelessness, she is past president of the PTA, and an active member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO), she is also raising her two sons. Dr. Costantino has a deep compassion for her community and for her patients.

Juliette Sweet, N.D.

Dr. Juliette Sweet holds a Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine and Master’s degree in Ayurvedic Sciences from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She is the owner of SpiraVita Natural Health in New Mexico. Her practice focuses on sustainable healthcare, where she implements Naturopathic and Ayurvedic philosophies for education, prevention and treatment. She is passionate about helping patients feel empowered by honoring cultural medicine and treating the mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Sweet is the Director of Clinical Education for Rebel Herbs and is excited to make ayurvedic medicine more accessible to all health care practitioners. Dr. Sweet is also President of the New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was actively involved in attaining licensure for Naturopathic Doctors in New Mexico in 2019.

Natalie Gustafson, PharmD

Natalie Gustafson received her Doctorate in Pharmacy after graduating summa cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston, where she trained at world-renowned Harvard teaching hospitals. Natalie is a compounding pharmacist and owner of Lloyd Center Pharmacy and Pacific Compounds Pharmacy, and has expertise in a variety of topics, including women’s health, pain management, endocrinology, auto-immune diseases and low dose naltrexone. She’s involved in teaching many pharmacy CE courses for Naturopathic Physicians, including presenting at the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians December conferences and for the Pain Society of Oregon. In addition to being published in NDNR for thyroid management, Natalie also consults on the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine Formulary Council.

Melanie Crites-Bachert, D.O

Dr. Melanie Crites-Bachert received her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. She completed residency in Urologic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey. She received two years of Fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, to sub-specialize in Female Pelvic Medicine, Voiding Dysfunction, and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. She was named Oregons’s Premier implanter of Interstim- a therapy for urinary incontinence. Dr. Crites-Bachert is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Krista Anderson-Ross, N.D.

Dr. Anderson Ross completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at National University of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002, and has maintained a clinical practice in Oregon where she focuses on women’s hormone health and sleep.

Dr. Anderson-Ross is a frequent presenter on adrenal and hormone health, sleep, and the neuroendocrine connection at events around the country. Additional recent presentations include the 2017 American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) convention, in 2018 at  National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) Grand Rounds, and Lafayette College in Easton, PA.  Dr. Anderson-Ross’s article “Sleep: The Emerging Science and its Clinical Implications,” was published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR) in March 2018.  She has been interviewed on radio and podcasts on the topics of adrenal and hormone health and weight loss.

Tori Hudson, N.D.

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.

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.

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