BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Lisa Amerine, ND, DHANP
HANP President, 2013
Dedicated to homeopathy Dr. Amerine often takes challenging cases including patients with a variety of serious chronic illnesses. With a reputation for excellence in Homeopathic Medicine Dr. Amerine uses her passion and expertise to help her patients recover their health.
Dr. Amerine graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has completed a fellowship program at the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy and is one very few Naturopathic Doctors in the United States and Canada to have been awarded Diplomatic status in homeopathy. Dr. Amerine has a keen interest in the Homeopathic literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. Due to her dedication to homeopathy she has been selected to be one of the few authors of the “Materia Medica Pura Project,” a several thousand-hour project that updates the homeopathic Materia Medica and Repertories. This work expands the foundational knowledge of the Homeopathic Materia Medica will be passed on to homeopathic doctors for generations to come. Outside of Naturopathic Medicine and Homeopathy Dr. Amerine enjoys spending quality family time with her husband and two young girls.
“Never has there been such need as there is today for pure homoeopathy, nor such opportunities for Naturopathic Physicians with great enthusiasm and true purpose, who are thoroughly trained in homoeopathic methods. If I can assist this process in any way then I know I am giving back to the profession that I so love.”
Eli Camp, ND, DHANP
HANP Board Member, 2014
Dr. Eli Camp is a New Hampshire licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She graduated with her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. Dr. Camp works with clients from around the world and maintains practices in New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Florida. She chose early in her career to specialize in homeopathy. “I believe the way to achieve true health is through the principles of Naturopathic Medicine which are, in part, based on the writings of the father of Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann.’The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed’ (Samuel Hahnemann, 1810).”
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Camp serves as Medical Director of Medicine Talk, a company that educates the public in regards to Naturopathic Medicine and Naturopathic Doctors. She is also one of the founders and owners of Medicine Talk Professional, a site dedicated to helping NDs start, grow and maintain successful Naturopathic practices.
She plays an active role in the ongoing campaign to achieve nationwide licensure for Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Camp is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND), the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OKANP), the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Naturopathic Medicine Institute (NMI) and the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP). She has served as member, Vice-President and President of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Treasurer of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association. She currently serves on the Boards of the HANP and NMI.
“I joined the HANP Board to help support the organization, to encourage NDs practicing classical homeopathy to gain their DHANP and to help homeopathy remain strong and vibrant in the Naturopathic community.”
Ian Luepker, ND, DHANP
HANP Treasurer, 2007
Ian R. Luepker, N.D., DHANP is a homeopathic and naturopathic physician specialized in the pediatric treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger Syndrome, and of other behavioral, developmental, and learning issues.
Dr. Luepker is co-author of the acclaimed book: A Drug-Free Approach to Asperger Syndrome and Autism: Homeopathic Care for Exceptional Kids.
In addition to ASD, Dr. Luepker treats patients throughout the life span for a spectrum of problems, ranging from colds to chronic health issues; depression and anxiety to autoimmune conditions and cancer. Dr. Luepker has extensive experience working in conventional inpatient psychiatric settings and has worked for over twelve years in the mental health field. Dr. Luepker joined the HANP in 2007 as a board member. He was elected president of the organization in 2010, and has seen the HANP go through major transformations in the past 5 years! He is proud to be part of a 34 year old professional organization that represents the best of naturopathic homeopathy!
Jamie Oskin, ND
HANP Board Member, 2015
Dr. Jamie Oskin is a highly trained naturopathic physician with an expertise in homœopathy and natural pediatrics. While he treats a wide variety of chronic and acute conditions, Dr. Oskin is especially passionate about helping children. Dr. Oskin credits his passion for pediatrics to his early cases as a resident. He recalls helping several children with chronic recurrent ear infections that resolved completely with homœopathic treatment. “Helping those kiddos inspired me to focus my practice in pediatrics because it was so much fun to help them get healthy. I love seeing kids flourish so they can live up to their fullest potential!” Witnessing a child’s transformation is especially rewarding for Dr. Oskin because of the huge impact it has on his patients’ families.
Dr. Oskin focuses on patients between birth and 18 years of age. He treats children with many common childhood conditions including, but not limited to, abdominal pain, asthma, allergies, colds/flu, colic, constipation, diarrhea, ear infections, eczema, failure to thrive, insomnia, intractable seizures, and teething. Dr. Oskin is nationally regarded for his expertise in helping families overcome challenges associated with child developmental disorders including Autism, Asperger’s, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, PANDAS, Sensory Processing Disorder, and tic disorders.
Dr. Oskin has a history of achievement in his field. After graduating with High Honors from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona, Dr. Oskin completed a one-year residency in a general family practice and then a second-year specialty residency with a focus in homœopathy at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Oskin is a national speaker on the homœopathic treatment of ADHD and Autism, and his work has been published in Homeopathy Today, the American Journal of Homœopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, and Chiropractic Economics (download Dr. Oskin’s articles here). Additionally, Dr. Oskin plays an active role in education as an adjunct faculty member in the homœopathy department at SCNM.
Dr. Oskin is a member of the National Center for Homœopathy and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He enjoys cooking, hiking, art, music, reading, and spending time with his family and friends in his spare time.
“I am serving on the HANP board because of deep sense of passion and devotion to furthering Hahnemannian homœopathy in the naturopathic profession.”
Gregory Pais, ND, DHANP
HANP Vice President, 2015
Dr. Gregory Pais received his Naturopathic Medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic
Medicine (http://www.ncnm.edu/) in 1992. In 1997 he was board certified in homeopathy by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (http://hanp.net/). He served on the HANP Board of Directors from 1997-2007.Dr. Pais has been practicing classical homeopathy for twenty two years and has been utilizing clinical
nutrition, herbal medicine, and physical medicine for 40 years.
When his father died of colon cancer in 1968 Dr. Pais started his journey into traditional medicine. He felt there had to be some other approach to help people heal besides conventional drugs, radiation, and surgery. Physical medicine and nutrition were the first therapies he worked with in the 70’s. During this time he had a professional massage practice and cooked professionally for vegetarian retreats.
From 1991-1992 he was blessed to attend the California School of Herbal Studies (CSHS), the premier herb training institution of its day. There he studied with amazing herbalists—Rosemary Gladstar, ‘Herbal Ed’ Smith, Michael Moore, Cascade Anderson, Michael Tierra, Susun Weed, Christopher Hobbs, David Winston, to name a few.
While attending CSHS he was first exposed to classical homeopathy and naturopathic medicine. He never looked back. There was something about the empirical message of homeopathy that grabbed his attention, impassioned his healing art, and inspired his practice. Wanting a medical degree to inform his work and provide a venue to practice homeopathy he attended NCNM where he delved into its extensive homeopathic library. Though focused on laying the groundwork for his future homeopathic practice, Dr. Pais embraced other core naturopathic therapies-hydrotherapy, food as medicine, and the therapeutic use of herbs. Graduating in 1992 he created his homeopathic practice within the context of being a licensed naturopathic physician.
Over the last two decades Dr. Pais has helped his patients heal, in part, through exemplifying the interrelationship between lifestyle and health. Whether exploring toxin exposure from the home or the environment, enumerating the health dangers of hydraulic fracturing or genetically modified organisms, he has made the case of how not only are you what you eat, but where you live, the air you breathe, and the water you drink.
Working with both adults and children Dr. Pais sees patients with allergies, eczema, asthma, menstrual problems, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, and those individuals whose immune systems have been compromised. Of particular note are the many patients with anxiety, depression, panic disorders, eating disorders, and behavioral problems that have been helped by homeopathic and naturopathic care.
Grounded in the science of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Pais’s passion and love for natural living and healthy eating permeates his practice. The depth and power of action of homeopathic medicine is augmented by Dr. Pais’s extensive knowledge and decades of experience in helping people create and maintain an optimum lifestyle.
Dr. Pais truly listens to his patients and strives to understand what they have to say. Considering the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of health, he creates a safe, compassionate environment for healing to take place.
Dr. Pais’s mission is revealed in the following quote: “The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed.” From the Organon of Medicine by Samuel Hahnemann
“I’ve rejoined the HANP Board of Directors to help revive the practice of classical homeopathy within the naturopathic profession. In particular, I invite any new ND who wants to use homeopathy in their practice to contact me for mentorship.”
Autumn Louise Schaefer, CCH
HANP Secretary, 2014
After serving for three years as the HANP Executive Administrator, Autumn Louise Schaefer joined the board in May of 2014. Her background in organizational consulting and event planning goes back twenty years, and she has extensive experience volunteering with various educational and disability rights non-profits.
With a great passion for health and healing, Autumn studied many healing approaches and modalities; eventually earning credentials and working in Syntonics (color-light sessions), Ministry, and Reiki (master). Her interest in homeopathy started in 1999 when she began caring for her family with the use of a homeopathy book and remedy kit. She took classes and then experienced her own results with constitutional homeopathic care, which sparked her desire to learn more. In 2002 Autumn started formal homeopathic training at Academia Homeopatica, then continued her studies at the Falkner School for Homeopathy. In 2004 Autumn began working with clients homeopathically and also co-created a Community Education Project with co-responding article, “Safe and Effective Use of Homeopathic Remedies in our Stores” published in Homeopathy Today. This project was implemented at the Ashland Food Coop and materials were distributed nationwide.
In 2007, Autumn was granted her Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy (PCH) credential from the Dynamis School of Advanced Homeopathic Studies. More recently, she became an alumni of the New England School of Homeopathy. She continues to study and practice Cycles & Segments. Autumn recently received her Certified Classical Homeopath certification and is preparing to open her new practice in Portland Oregon this summer. In addition, Autumn is a Professional Member of National Center for Homeopathy.
Autumn offers holistic complementary care. When talking of her love for homeopathy, she states: “I have a great passion for teaching how healing works and supporting others in removing obstacles to health, so they can be freed up to live their highest purpose.”
“Working with naturopathic doctors both personally and professionally over the years has taught me a great deal about health. Being involved in the goals and mission of the HANP is important because I value that relationship between quality, health-oriented medical care and homeopathic care. I feel they complement each other and create the ideal foundation for achieving optimal health. By supporting quality of care standards and education we are creating opportunities for better health care, deep healing, and increased vitality in our greater communities.”
With a reputation for excellence in Homeopathic Medicine, Dr. Udell often tackles challenging cases and serious or chronic illness. Helping his patients recover using natural, safe, non-toxic remedies gives Dr. Udell deep satisfaction and has given him special expertise in treating autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Arizona Natural Health Center in Tempe, Arizona.
Dr. Udell graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Following his residency training, he completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Homeopathy, the first fellowship of its kind in the United States! An Adjunct Professor of Homeopathy at SCNM, Dr. Udell has a keen interest in the early Homeopathic literature and its ability to improve contemporary homeopathic practice.
In 2005 Dr. Udell traveled to Sri Lanka with the humanitarian organization Homeopaths Without Borders where he treated survivors of the tsunami that devastated South Asia. He has also donated his time and expertise in Homeopathy to the Native American community in Arizona on a number of different occasions.
Dr. Udell is fluent in Spanish, allowing him to offer seamless care to a more diverse patient profile.
Outside of Naturopathic Medicine and Homeopathy, Dr. Udell’s interests include percussion, travel, and good food. An active sports enthusiast, Dr. Udell enjoys spending a lot of time outdoors. Dr. Udell resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Dr. Danite Haller and their two sons.