Hello and we hope you are all well. There are a lot of great things happening in the HANP this year! Our goals this year for the HANP are to further our excellence and inspire Naturopathic Doctors and students to join our team and recreate a strong specialty organization with in Naturopathic Medicine.
As many of you know, 2015 ended with our board evaluating and updating our by-laws. There were many minor changes that brought the by-laws into the 21st century and a few by-laws that were sent out to voting members that requested change. Our By-laws are available on our website for you all to review. We spent many hours combing through every line to make sure that we are in 100% compliance with Oregon State Law.
From the re-evaluation of our by-laws came the redefining and clarification of our mission statement. We want the HANP purpose to be clear, something that can guide us as well as future generations of DHANP’s on what direction this organization is to go. Our mission statement is a compass for us to use.
“Our mission is to promote excellence in the practice of homeopathy among naturopathic physicians. We establish and uphold specialist standards, provide education and mentorship, and are committed to protect and preserve homeopathy as a core therapeutic modality within the naturopathic profession.”. We welcome you all to join us in this endeavor.
Your HANP board is changing and growing and every board member has a passion for homeopathy that will propel this organization to great success. I encourage you to click on our Board of Directors Link to meet them. After seven great years of leadership by the HANP president, Dr. Ian Leupker has chosen to turn over his reign and take a different role with in the HANP board acting as the treasurer. Filling Dr. Leupker’s footsteps as president is Dr. Lisa Amerine, a HANP board member since 2013. Other officers include our secretary, Autumn Louise Schafer and last our Vice President Dr. Gregory Pace. Per our current by-laws, we have 11 seats open for our Board of Directors. As of the end of 2015 we would like to acknowledge Dr. Eric Udell, Dr. Jamie Oskin and Dr. Eli Camp for joining the HANP board and contributing many hours thus far to make our vision a reality.
The last big change of 2016 is the pause of the Simillimum Journal. For several years the HANP has published the Simillimum Journal and has been a big draw to the HANP. 2016 is about reestablishing the foundation of homeopathy with in Naturopathic Medicine. When we publish the Simillimum we want it to be, as has been in years past, a top notch journal. This year as we re-define the organization we voted to pause the publication of this journal and focus on the health of the organization as a whole so we can better serve the community. When the Simillimum returns it will be stronger and better than ever.
It is a huge honor for me to write to you and share our changes of 2016. Please know that we are here to serve you, the naturopathic and homeopathic community and we value your thoughts, comments, questions and concerns.
Lisa Amerine, ND, DHANP