Speakers


Joseph Pizzorno, ND
FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF
BASTYR UNIVERSITY

Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a world leading authority on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined in 1978 as founding president of Bastyr University. A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesman, he is Editor-in-Chief of PubMed-indexed IMCJ, Treasurer of Board of IFM, board member of American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and a member of the science boards of the Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research and Bioclinic Naturals. Author or co-author of five textbooks and 7 consumer books (Encyclopedia of Natural MedicineThe Toxin Solution), he has been an intellectual, political and academic leader in medicine for four decades.

Lucia Thornton, RN, MSN, AHN-BC

Lucia has been involved in nursing, holistic healing, and healthcare for over 35 years. She has held clinical, managerial and administrative positions in various organizations and hospital settings including emergency and trauma, intensive care, education, research and development, and quality assurance. She helped develop one of the first inpatient hospice homes in the country over 30 years ago. She was instrumental in creating the process of Board Certification for Holistic Nursing in the United States and served as the first Executive Director of the American Holistic Nursing Certification Corporation. She is a past president of the American Holistic Nurses Association.

For the past 15 years she has been involved with developing seminars for hospitals and communities that focus on staff development and creating healing environments. She developed the Model of Whole-Person Caring which was the recipient of the 2004 Norman Cousins award and serves as a prototype for creating healing cultures within the workforce.

Her recently published book, Whole Person Caring: An Interprofessional Model for Healing and Wellness, provides an interprofessional guide for personal and organizational transformation and health.

Kimball Lundahl, DC

Since graduating from Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Lundahl has used his education and experience to achieve personal optimal health and has strived to pass that knowledge on to his patients and clients. He saw a need to combat the growing crisis of obesity, and built a successful weight loss and aesthetic practice that provided quality patient care.

He saw a need to combat the growing crisis of obesity, and was able to build a successful practice that provided quality patient care. He has learned there is nothing more gratifying than helping prevent serious diseases and saving lives.

Over the year’s Dr. Kimball Lundahl goal has been to help other doctors do the same. He has developed a complete business system, and as the President of Healthy Habits, he has helped turn many practices into functional and financially sound businesses.

William S. Harris, PhD, FAHA – President and CEO OmegaQuant

 

Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. He obtained his Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota and did post-doctoral fellowships in Clinical Nutrition and Lipid Metabolism with Dr. Bill Connor at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

His interest in omega-3 fatty acids began with his postdoctoral work when he published his first study on the effects of salmon oil on serum lipids in humans (1980). Since that time he has been the recipient of five NIH grants for studies on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) on human health. He has more than 300 publications relating to fatty acids, including omega-3s, in medical literature and was an author on two American Heart Association scientific statements on fatty acids: “Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease” (2002), and “Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease” (2009) both published in the journal Circulation.

Dr. Bernarda Zenker, MD

Bernarda Zenker, MD, is a board-certified family physician through the American Board of Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, and completed her family medical residency in Oklahoma City. Dr. Zenker completed her fellowship in integrative medicine at The University of Arizona. An active member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Zenker opened her own independent medical clinic, Trinity Integrative Medicine P.A., in Burnsville, MN, in May, 2010. She utilizes nutritional therapies, when possible, to assist traditional medicine in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases.

Jamie Harvie, P. E.

Jamie Harvie, P. E. is the Executive Director of Duluth, MN based Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF) and is nationally recognized for his extensive experience at the intersection of health, community, environment and healthcare. For this work, he has been interviewed and cited in media including Time Magazine, USA Today, Minnesota and National Public Radio.