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.
Faculty MemberFrans Vermeulen was born in July, 1948 in Den Helder, Holland. He graduated from teachers training college in 1970. He worked as a schoolteacher until 1978 and had already started to study homeopathy at Stichting Klassieke Homeopathie in Den Haag. He continued to study homeopathy until 1983 although he had been running his practice since 1979. Frans started to translate homeopathic books for work and pleasure. Between 1983 and 1996 he translated English and German homeopathic books, including Kent, Allen, Hering, Boericke, Borland, Tyler, Vithoulkas, Voegeli, Whitmont, Miles, Morgan and Köhler. In 1985 he wrote Kindertypes in Homoeopathie (Children's Types in Homoeopathy), based on his experiences as both a teacher and a homoeopath. In 1990 he was appointed managing director, teacher, and administrator of The School of Homeopathy in Holland. In 1992 he wrote Synoptic Materia Medica 1 which originally emerged from remedy summaries made for the students in Holland, Ireland and Finland. He followed this one up with the Concordant Materia Medica published in 1994. Followed by a second edition of the Concordant, including Hering's Guiding Symptoms in 1997; a third edition was printed in 2000. Out of his special interest in the small remedies, Frans wrote Synoptic Materia Medica 2. In his recent Materia Medica tour de force entitled PRISMA, he introduces us to data from numerous non-homoeopathic sources as both reference material for the homoeopathic materia medica.
Ben Taati CCH
Faculty MemberBen Ta'ati, 480-626-8485; Ben@HomeopathyCare.Org is a a faculty member of the American medical College of Homeopathy and a registered Classical Homeopath in the state of Arizona. With years of experience in this field he has helped many patients who have suffered from a variety of ailments such as: Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, High Blood Pressure, Eczema, Psoriasis, Urinary Tract Infections, Migraine Headaches, Allergies, Ear Infections and more using purely Classical Homeopathy. He currently is accepting new patients. You can listen to his patient testimonials and learn more about Ben at his website: www.HomeopathyCare.org
Lisa Livingston BS
Faculty MemberLisa Livingston BS: BS (Brigham Young University – Family Science); Diploma (British Institute of Homeopathy - Homeopathy) Introduced to homeopathy in Alberta Canada, Lisa has been a pro-active community member by writing for local newspapers and teaching classes about homeopathic medicine for the last 20 years. In addition to this, she has studied with the British Institution of Homeopathy (earning her Diploma), the Hahnemann Center for Heilkunst (2 years), the Renaissance School of Homeopathy (Foundation Certificate and the Advanced Practitioner Classes-5 years) and most recently receiving her fellowship in Advanced Case Management. Her mentors have been Dr. Luc de Schepper, Kim Elia and Dr. Will Taylor. In addition to this, she has worked with Whole Health Now for 7 years. She is the mother of five children and loves hiking in Utah with her husband.
Muzmandar Parmanard MBS, DMS
Faculty Member; Academic Affairs ConsultantMuzumdar Parmanard MBS, DMS: MBS (HOM) (Council of Homoeopathic Medicine – Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery); DMS (General Council & State Faculty of Homeopathic Medicine – Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)
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)