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AIHM Chapters

AIHM chapters are a way for interprofessional members in the same region to connect, share stories and put on educational events. Whether you’re new to integrative medicine or a longtime practitioner, chapters can enhance your practice and your spirit.

Click on the tabs below to view AIHM’s established chapters and contact the appropriate chapter chair to join.

Regional Chapters


Chapter Leader: Jane Eckert, PhD

The Northeast Ohio Chapter is the longest-running chapter, launched in 2009 with the American Holistic Medical Association.

Over the years, they’ve developed a strong chapter board and put on events ranging from “Heal the Healer” to “Raising a Holistic Child.”

For more information about the chapter, contact Jane.


Chapter Leaders: Hallie Armstrong, ND & Karen DeCuir-DiNicola

“We are a community in Michigan in which holistic professionals and health seekers come together to transform the experience of personal wellness by providing opportunities for education, collaboration and healing.”

For more information about the chapter, contact Hallie Armstrong, ND or Karen DeCuir-DiNicola.

Herbs for Sinus and Respiratory Health

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at the PNC Center in Troy
$35 non-member, $25 member, $10 student
We are excited to invite you to our next AIHM event in 2016!

Our speaker, Jim Mcdonald:

Jim Mcdonald has been practicing the art of herbcraft for over sixteen years, and offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism. He has taught classes and workshops throughout Great Lakes bioregion and the US, hosts the website www.herbcraft.org, and has written for Plant Healer Magazine, the Journal of the Ontario Herbalists Association and Llewelyn’s Herbal Almanac. He is currently writing (alternately) “A Great Lakes Herbal” and “Foundational Herbcraft”. Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, an occasional email mangler, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft……the plants themselves.

Jim will present:

    • Natural and herbal approaches to boost your immune system and treat upper respiratory symptoms.
    • How common herbs can effectively moisten, dry, decongest, and restore health and tone to the sinuses.
    • How herbs can also fight both bacterial and frequently overlooked fungal infections.
    • An energetic approach to choose among plants, and discuss other therapies that can give relief to sinus suffering.

We ask that you arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. Our activities are designed to involve all attendees and we will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

6:00 Registration opens

6:30 – 7:15 Welcome and structured networking activity

7:15 – 8:15 Herbs for Sinus and Respiratory Health

8:15 – 8:30 Closing remarks and questions

8:30 – 9:00 Open social time

Our event will be held in the Beaumont Training Center located inside the PNC Center at 755 West Big Beaver Road in Troy. The entrance to the Training Center is located at the southwest corner of the PNC Center. Parking is ample and free.

Note: Although tickets will be available at the door for last minute attendees, we ask that you kindly register through Eventbrite so that we may plan in advance for refreshments and seating. Our cancellation policy is – any cancellations / refund requests must be received by the end of the day on the Friday prior to the event by sending an email to AIHMMichiganchapter@gmail.com (by November 4th, 2016).


Chapter Leader: Michelle Goldbach, MHA, BSN, RN

“We started our San Diego Chapter in April of 2015 with a handful of members and only a few months later, we have an average of 25 people who regularly attend! The energy of the group is always slightly different each month but what remains constant is the common goal and vision for our chapter that aligns with the mission of the Academy (Education, Advocacy, Leadership, and Membership). More important is the mutual respect, sense of  community and love that is present in our group.” – Michelle Goldbach

For more information about the chapter, contact Michelle.

San Diego Chapter Meeting

April 26, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Pacific Pearl
6919 La Jolla Blvd

Dr. Nick Yphanitides and some of his staff will join us from Live Well SD to discuss how we can all partner and affect the health issues of our community. For more info: www.livewellsd.org

Bring a Friend or Colleague!
Network with like-minded people!
Find us on Facebook!

Parking is available at the main entrance and at the rear of the building. Please note that the main door will be locked – please enter through the studio.

RSVP or Questions: michelle.goldbach@ehospice.org

Please bring a healthy snack to share!




Chapter Leader: Madison Mansy, BBA, DMQ

The AIHM Orange County chapter was launched in July of 2015.

“We are transparent, heart centered and mindful individuals that embrace a team model. We are a community that provides a safe space for positive continued growth.” – With Gratitude, Maddi, Orange County Chapter Leader

For more information about the chapter, contact Madison.


Chapter Leader: Jennifer Pollard, MD, MPH

Chapter Leader: John Finnell, LAc

Austin is a rapidly expanding community with a growing number of integrative providers. “Our AIHM Austin chapter welcomes all licensed or certified integrative practitioners to network, participate in self-care and learn with other like-minded health professionals.”

For more information about the chapter, contact Jennifer or John.


Bay Area

Chapter Leader: Jonah Hershowitz, LAc

Chapter Leader: Bruce Roberts, MD

For more information about the chapter, contact Jonah.


For more information about the Portland chapter, contact Melissa Barber or David Riley, MD.

Michelle Goldbach

“Being part of an AIHM Chapter is like coming home.”

Michelle Goldbach, MHA, BSN, RN,
San Diego Chapter Leader