SERVING OUR COMMUNITIES
Many in the naturopathic community apply their passion and principles to serve their communities in a spectrum of ways. Please see below for some inspiration!
Leslie is co-chair of NEST, past president and current board member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, volunteer clinician at Evergreen Centre for street-involved youth, and associate professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She weaves advocacy into her paid, personal, and volunteer life in a variety of ways. She is mother to two budding radical activists, and is currently completing a Masters of Public Health in Family and Community Medicine with a specialization in Community Organizing.
JULIANA ROSARIO YEUNG
Juliana contributes to the internal logistics and operations of NEST. She was first exposed to the intricacies of social and environmental justice through her Bachelor in Environmental Sciences at McGill University. Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor has woven more threads to understanding how these social complexities always interact with human and world health.
Anna-Liza is a member of NEST, and Manager of Education and Community Development at the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Both these roles allow her to combine her two true loves – holistic health and education. After studying Western Herbalism and obtaining a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, she coordinated education in the fields of urban forestry, horticulture and botany at various environmental not-for-profit organizations. Often found frolicking in local parks, Anna-Liza is passionate about planetary health and environmental justice.
Danielle lives in Stratford, Ontario and is in her second year of practice as a naturopathic doctor. Danielle’s roots of activism stem from her undergraduate career studying environmental science and she has been involved in several events and organizations centred on social and environmental justice since, including VDay, Anova, and Community Justice Initiatives. More recently Danielle became a board member of NEST and is thrilled to be incorporating her passion for advocacy into her professional life.
Elly lives with her family in Niagara and is in her 16th year of practice in the community as a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She has completed Dr. Walter Crinnion’s certification course in Environmental Medicine, and is a current member of the National Association of Environmental Medicine. Elly is an advisory member of NEST, and nourishes her soul by volunteering with her kids at Start Me Up Niagara’s Community Garden.
Suki is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Toronto. As a member of OAND’s Anti-racism Working Group and NEST, she strives to make naturopathic care accessible and continually advocates for sustainable living. The interconnectedness of social issues and individual health is undeniable. By combining the two, Suki hopes to empower and support those in the community to create a better future.