Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America
ACHENA Call for Commissioners 2014
ACHENA Annual Report – 2013 & 2014
ACHENA Annual Report – 2012
comprised of individuals with particular experience and skills
that are essential to the agency’s operations. These include
homeopathy, education, finance, management, fundraising, and
outreach and communications.
The following are commissioners:
Alastair Gray teaches at and heads up the academic, course
development and e-learning departments at the Academy of
Homeopathy Education NYC | World. He holds various consulting
roles: academic (Endeavour College, Australia), educational
(Portland Centre of Integrative Medicine, UK), management
(Director Operations College of Health and Homeopathy NZ), as
well as consulting to organizations on homeopathic provings and
e-learning world-wide. Prior, in Australia he headed up
the homeopathy department at Endeavour, later the bioscience
department, and was the National Academic e-learning Manager.
Other Operational roles included the Campus Manager at the
Sydney and Gold Coast campuses. He has lectured under and
post-graduate CAM, homeopathy and naturopathy for 20 years,
including philosophy, case taking and management, ethics,
business practices and scope of practice. A regular seminar and
conference presenter worldwide he is the author of 22 books and
numerous articles on primary research in natural medicine.
Originally an Historian, he teaches the history of healing and
medicine at schools, colleges and universities in four
countries. He is passionate about eLearning and educational
technology in his academic and teaching work. Currently he is
enrolled in a PhD at the University of Technology Sydney
exploring the intersection of Education, CM and learning
technologies. Clinical practice (25 years) remains a significant
focus of his work with a practice that specializes in Anxiety,
Drug and Alcohol compulsion and working with men.
Carli Auer, CCH
- Administrative Staff
Carli is a graduate of the American Medical College of
Homeopathy and holds a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human
Development from Arizona State University. Carli discovered her
love for homeopathic education during her time at AMCH at PIHMA
where she served in various roles including Program Director and
Faculty member. She has a heart for collaboration and a passion
to promote homeopathic medicine through high quality education
and a unified community. Carli currently works with the academic
team at the Academy of Homeopathy Education NYC | World.
PhD, CCH - Vice President
Anna lives in Yuma, Arizona, where she has a full-time private
practice in homeopathy, but also does health policy consulting
work and teaches an online graduate course in evaluation
research for Northern Arizona University. Anna has an
interdisciplinary PhD in planning and public policy from the
University of Michigan and brings extensive public university
teaching and research experience in both the USA and Canada to
her service as an ACHENA vice president.
Bharti Gupta - Treasurer
Cynthia Chrisman, MPH, CCH
Cynthia is deeply committed to the promotion of educational
standards and professionalism in homeopathy in North America.
She has had the privilege of serving as a clinical supervisor to
many homeopathic students preparing for their certification
exam. She has proudly served on the Board of Directors of the
Council for Homeopathic Certification. In her spare time, she
has published several articles on the advancement of
professional standards of homeopathic practice in The American
Homeopath, The Crowning Jewel of Homeopathy (2013),
Putting The House In Order (2014), The Whole House (2015),
Educational Alliance Building (2016) and, forthcoming,
Educational Alliance Building: Healing the Profession (2017).
She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH, UCLA, 1986) with a
focus in holistic public health education and disease
prevention. She has been in private practice in Massachusetts
Mathai Vairamon Mathew, M.S., LL.M.,
known as Mathew Vairamon. Mathai is an Attorney at Law and an
Adjunct Professor at Prairie View A & M University in Prairie
View, Texas. He is also a faculty advisor in this University and
works as a lawyer, mediator, Christian counselor, family
mediator and engages in the promotion of the Homeopathy among
the Indian community in the U.S.A. Mathai has Diploma
Certificates in Homeopathy from India, and a DIHOM from British
Institute of Homeopathy in New Jersey, U.S.A. Currently he is
pursuing homeopathy studies in Homeopathy in Practice (HIP) from
British Institute of Homeopathy International and a Diploma in
Homeopathy from International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in
Greece under the training of George Vithoulkas.
Parker Pracjek, MA
Parker lives in
New York City, where she has worked as an educator in higher ed.
and the non-profit sector since 2000. Parker is an herbalist,
runs a small apothecary and studies classical homeopathy in New
York. She is a committed student of nature, our teacher of
restoring balance, holding healing potential on all sides.
Barbara Seideneck, CHom, CCH -
Barbara is a German native familiar with homeopathy from an
early age. She is the founder of the Homeopathy School
International and has been the director of the school since
1991. She practices classical homeopathy in Boulder and
Loveland, Colorado, USA. Barbara is nationally certified and has
been teaching case taking, case analysis and materia medica
since 1994. Barbara provides individual case supervision for
students and group supervision for graduates of the school. She
has conducted provings of Amethyst, Aquilegia Vulgaris,
Aquilegia Coerulea, Ayahuasca and Emerald. In her free time
Barbara hikes the Rocky Mountains, making sure not to miss the
bloom of the short wild flower season.
Mary lives in Ellensburg, WA and
is a student at Homeopathy School International. She holds a
B.S. in Nursing from Seattle University and an M.A. in Health
Studies from University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She also
obtained a Certificate of Midwifery from Margate General
Hospital in UK. As well as working as a nurse in the UK
and USA, Mary practiced midwifery in Botswana in the 1970’s,
providing pre-natal, delivery and post- natal care, mainly in
rural clinics and a small village hospital.
main occupation for the last many years has been, as a mother,
raising a family. She has used homeopathy with family and
friends for many years and is now gaining a deeper knowledge
through studying for the Practitioner Certificate.
Rick Cotroneo, MA, CCH - Advisor
Rick is the past president of ACHENA and currently serves as an
adviser for the commission.
Rick is a Certified Classical Homeopath who holds a Master’s
degree in counseling and has served as director of large-scale
state-wide and national training initiatives for health and
human services providers in the fields of HIV and viral
hepatitis for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience
with developing training curricula, establishing quality
assurance protocols for training activities and has experience
administering large scale federally funded research studies.
Rick lives in upstate New York where he has a private practice
in Classical Homeopathy.
Sadovsky, CCH, RSHom (NA) - Volunteer Website Administrator
Valerie has been studying and
practicing classical homeopathy for more than 20 years. She
conducts her homeopathic practice through
Health in Seattle, WA.
ACHENA needs the support of the entire Homeopathic Community:
students, schools, organizations and consumers as we seek United
States Department of Education recognition. USDE recognition
will enable students of accredited schools to access federally
backed student loans and student visa's, as well as help raise
the profile of homeopathy as a credible health care profession.
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