Faculty are at the core of AMCH. They bring extensive experience in homeopathy, clinical treatment and teaching to our programs. A core value of AMCH is the success of students. Faculty are critical to this aspect of our college, and are trained and encouraged to work with students to ensure their success.
Christina Kovalik NMD, LAc
Faculty MemberDr. Christina Kovalik NMD, LAc, is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and Acupuncturist. She is a family/primary care practitioner with a special interest in women’s health specifically infertility, PMS, endometriosis, menstrual irregularities, hormone imbalances, menopause, pre and post natal support, and Gynecology. Dr. Kovalik graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Kovalik completed an externship assisting an OB/Gyn for almost 2 years and understands the importance of integrating medicine for various women’s issues. She also wrote her Master’s Thesis on Acupuncture and Female Infertility. She has published articles in the local NDNR naturopathic review journal and teaches classes on Expecting Parent Transition and Mind Body Spiritual Connection to Fertility Challenges with Energy Medicine. She is the Director of the American Medical College of Homeopathy Fertility Clinic. She has training in the QuantumPathic Energy Method. She is practicing in Scottsdale AZ at Scottsdale Natural Medicine & Healing Clinic using various natural modalities such as Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Colorpuncture/Light therapy, Botanicals, and Energy Medicine to address the root cause of disease.
Faculty MemberMichelle Kardys, HMA graduated with the first class of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. She has been practicing classical homeopathy since 2001. She is the mother of three sons and found homeopathy while searching for a healing therapy for her oldest son’s illness, which was untreatable by conventional medicine. With a passion to help others, she has a successful homeopathic practice and has assisted Dr. Rowe as clinical faculty in the student clinics at AMCH since 2006.
Kannamma Kannan ND, CCH, BHMS
Faculty Member; Academic Affairs ConsultantKannamma Kannan has been practicing classical homeopathy for the past six years. She obtained her BHMS degree and license to practice homeopathy in India in 1993 after undergoing 5 1/2 years of training in classical homeopathy. Since 1995 she has been a consultant and educator of homeopathy in the US. She received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She currently practices in Phoenix, Arizona.
Nancy Herrick DH (Hon), PA
Faculty MemberNancy Herrick, PA; PA (UC Davis)
Martha Grout MD, MD(H)Martha Grout received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1971. She spent her early medical career in Emergency Medicine, in which she became Board Certified in 1980. She worked in Emergency Departments in New York, Florida and Arizona for the next 25 years. She received her acupuncture training in 1997 from Joseph Helms, MD through UCLA, Medical Acupuncture for Physicians. She is currently Board Certified in Medical Acupuncture. She is President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and has served on the Arizona State Board of Acupuncture Examiners since 2003. She received her homeopathic medical license in 1997. She has treated a broad spectrum of medical conditions, from "minor" to life threatening, and has come to realize that, although allopathic medicine is remarkably effective for acute conditions, there is no true healing of chronic conditions without the simultaneous involvement of body, mind and spirit. Dr. Grout currently sees patients with conditions classified in the “functional” category – migraine headaches, irritable bowel, attention deficit disorder, developmental disorders, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue. She also sees children with autism, attention deficit disorder, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome and other childhood chronic conditions.
Melanie Grimes CCH
Faculty MemberMelanie Grimes, CCH; BA(Western Washington Univ)
Doug Brown FNP, CCH
Faculty MemberDoug Brown is a graduate of Yale University's Family Nurse Practitioner Program but turned to homeopathy in order to provide deeper, more authentic healing for his patients. He graduated from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy and maintains a full-time practice of Classical Homeopathy in Portland, Oregon, and Walla Walla, Washington. He has published articles in the International Journal of Homeopathic Links, the American Homeopath, Homeopathy Today, and Homeopathy International, and has taught in the USA and in Russia. Many of his articles can be found at www.homeopathichealing.org.
Karen Allen CCH
Faculty MemberI am a practitioner and educator, certified in classical homeopathy by the Council for Homeopathic Certification in 1996. I began practicing in the Seattle, WA area in 1994, and for the past 9 years, my work has been primarily for clients with fertility issues. In addition to homeopathy, I use counseling, gemmotherapy, biochemic and dietary therapies with my clients. I teach at conferences and schools in North America, and have authored two widely used homeopathic textbooks. Additionally, I am the creator of Virtual Clinic, a clinically-based distance learning program in homeopathic case analysis. My clinical and teaching work has been done in combination with volunteer work to build the homeopathic profession. For the past 10 years, I have been on the Board of Directors for the Council for Homeopathic Certification, which I now serve as President. . I am a regular participant / contributor at the conferences for NANHE,(The North American Network of Homeopathic Educators) NCH(National Center for Homeopathy) and the West Coast Homeopathic Society (WCHS). I am also a member of the Association of Reproductive Health professionals (ARHP) and the California Homeopathic Medical Society (CHMS). Prior to my career in homeopathy, I worked in the Information Technology industry as a computer programmer, analyst, project manager and instructor from 1978 – 1991. The technical skills I developed during this time have assisted me in the development of multi-media distance learning.
Michael Iliescu MD, MD(H)
Faculty MemberMichael Iliescu completed a four year residency program in surgical/clinical pathology at Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island, New York. He completed a Forensic fellowship at Broward County Medical Examiner's office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Iliescu worked as a medical examiner at Maricopa Medical Examiner's office and at Coconino County Medical Examiner's office. Dr. Iliescu is currently finishing his second year of studying homeopathy at the American Medical College of Homeopathy. Dr. Iliescu also has an Autopsy and Forensic consultation business, where he performs private autopsies and gives consultation to attorneys. He has 7 years of teaching experience in the fields of Biochemistry and Pathology of Trauma. He taught at the following institutions: Scottsdale Community College, Northern Arizona University, Coconino Community College and Medical University Of Timisoara, Romania.
Nancy Soliven MD, DC
Faculty Member; Academic Affairs ConsultantNancy Soliven has had a long and varied career. She received her degree in Education at Michigan State University and taught in public schools for 15 years. She received her Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco in 1979 and her MFCC in 1980. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1985. While in Chiropractic school she was exposed to and studied Cranio-Sacral Therapy. In 1989 she was invited to become Team Leader for the Upledger Brain and Spinal Cord Dysfunction Center. In 1992 she was invited to join the faculty, and later became housing coordinator of Saba University School of Medicine N.A. She graduated with her MD in 1997. She moved to Wisconsin in 2002 where she has been in private practice. She has been teaching Cranio-Sacral Therapy nationally/internationally through her company Integrative Bodyworks Institute. In 2007 she graduated from Northland Pioneer Colleges’ Massage Therapy Program and in licensed in Arizona. Currently she has finished year two of her homeopathy studies and will graduate in 2012.