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Speaker Bios

Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND 

Philip and his wife, Dr Heidi Fritz, MA, ND, practice at the Bolton Naturopathic Clinic in Bolton, Ontario. Philip’s areas of clinical focus include mental health, autoimmune disease, and metabolic syndrome. He also serves as an Associate Professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), responsible for delivery of the second- year curriculum in Clinical Nutrition. Philip is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, a peer- reviewed Journal. He graduated from CCNM in 2004, preceded by an honours undergraduate degree and Masters of Science degree, both in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph.  

Laurie Menk Otto ND, MPH

Laurie Menk Otto ND, MPH is a naturopathic doctor in private practice in Portland, OR. Her practice focuses on the treatment of asthma, allergy, concussion recovery (CCMI trained), and digestive issues. She offers allergy evaluation, skin testing, and treatment sublingual immunotherapy. Her approach to treatment is informed by a strong background in research and public health. After graduating from the National College of Natural Medicine in 2007, she completed a three-year NIH-NCCAM sponsored clinical research fellowship and completed a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona.

Julia Malkowski, ND, DC, BSc;

Dr. Julia Malkowski graduated with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in December 2017, with advanced standing, and a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine in April 2016 from National University of Health Sciences.  Dr. Malkowski has presented at Autism One and the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) IV Training.  Dr. Malkowski has completed Biomedical Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar, Fundamentals of Functional Blood Chemistry, Mastering the Thyroid Seminar and 100 hours in Functional Neurology applied to Childhood Neurobehavioral Disorders.  Dr. Malkowski began a career in Naturopathic Medicine after seeing firsthand it’s excellent results at restoring the health of her infant son.  Dr. Malkowski credits her excellent health, and the health of her two children to Naturopathic Medicine.  She remains committed to optimal health on a personal and professional level.  Dr. Malkowski is Scientific Support Specialist at Doctor’s Data, Inc.  

Carla Guggenheim, DO

Dr. Carla Guggenheim went to medical school at age 35 after a career as a professional ballet dancer and completed a DO rotating internship and ABIM Internal Medicine residency at Michigan State University followed by a Rheumatology fellowship at University of Iowa. She directed the first Naturopathic Rheumatology Residency from 2012-2018. She lectures and writes for the Institute of Functional Medicine and has published in peer reviewed journals. She has been in private practice in Lansing, MI since 2000

Alena Guggenheim, ND

Alena Guggenheim is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. Dr. Guggenheim specializes in the care of children and adults with chronic pain and connective tissue disorders. She enjoys working with patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and associated complex symptoms. She likes to help patients navigate health care options and empowering them to make informed decisions. When not seeing patients Dr. Guggenheim enjoys spending time in nature with her family and horseback riding.

Cheryl Myers, R.N.

Cheryl Meyers is head of scientific affairs and education for EuroPharma, Inc. In this role, Cheryl oversees technical literature development, product research validation, educational outreach and acts as a liaison with thought leaders in integrative health and natural medicine research. A recognized expert in integrative health and dietary supplement use, Cheryl has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and television shows. She has been interviewed by the New York Times, Prevention Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and other periodicals and has appeared on the PBS television show “American Medical Review,” hosted by Morley Safer, to discuss natural medicine. She has acted as a technical consultant for many segments of the PBS TV series “Healing Quest” .

A graduate (with honors) of Purdue University, Cheryl has past clinical certifications in oncology and gerontology and is currently a member of the editorial board of the Natural Medicine Journal (the official journal of the American Naturopathic Association) and is also the integrative medicine consultant on the board of the Breast Cancer Family Foundation. Cheryl’s research publications have addressed a variety of health applications for natural products, and have appeared in diverse publications such as Aesthetic Surgery Journal and Nutrition in Complementary Care: A Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association, and is a recent lecturer on a diverse array of topics.

Erin Lommen, N.D.

Dr. Erin Lommen is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and is enjoying her 26th year of clinical family practice and health optimization utilizing Natural and Integrative Medicine. She was a clinical investigator for a successful 5-year study through the NIH (National Institute of Health) on chronic disease. Dr. Lommen previously taught as an Associate Professor at NCNM (National College of Naturopathic Medicine) for 10 years. She is the CEO and Assoc. medical director of Labrix Clinical Services Inc. She is the co-author of the popular book: Slim, Sane and Sexy; Pocket Guide to Natural, Bioidentical Hormone Balancing (3rd printing Fountain of Youth Publishing-www.slimsaneandsexy.com). Dr. Lommen is a sought-after speaker at medical conferences including presentations on GI Health, Bioidentical Hormone Balancing, PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome, Adrenal Fatigue, Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cravings and Addiction.

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