Special Advisors

Photo of Kathleen Bell RN, MSN, CNM, MS1-BC, AHN-BC

Kathleen’s professional education includes a BSN from Boston College, and an MSN in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Utah. Her extensive career has focused on Maternal–Child nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, nursing and consumer education, and holistic health care. She has practiced nursing in settings all over the world. Ten years of pediatric nursing included work in both PICU and NICU, as well as being a certified ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association) instructor, and a Neonatal Resuscitation instructor and instructor-trainer. Kathleen worked as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner in private practice for ten years, followed by introducing the role of Clinical Development Specialist in a hospital Family Birth Center. Retired from full-time faculty, Kathleen is now adjunct faculty at Linfield College School of Nursing in Portland, OR, and has taught nursing and midwifery at undergraduate and graduate levels since 1994. She holds national certifications from the American Midwifery Certification Board (CNM), the American Holistic Nurses Association as an Advanced Holistic Nurse (AHN-BC), and the National Center for Meditation Science as a Meditation Specialist (MS1-BC). Her publications are varied: including a manual for parents in childbirth education classes, a chapter on Medications for Women in T. Woo’s popular textbook Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners, a chapter on Nursing of Childbearing Families in the fifth edition of the award-winning text by J. Kaakinen Rowe, Family Nursing: Theory and Practice, and authorship of the online instructor’s manual for the same text, and a research study of simulation use with nursing students. Kathleen frequently presents on topics related to women and children’s health, meditation and holistic/integrative healing, and consults independently. 

Photo of Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, CCH, ACC Dr. Kreisberg is the founder and Executive Director of the Teleosis Institutewww.teleosis.org, a not-for-profit institution teaching Narrative Health Coaching, a comprehensive framework, that allows coaches to identify and nourish heal and wellness through narrative healing. Dr Kreisberg brings 28 years of experience as an integrative physician to his leadership in health coaching. He holds credentials in chiropractic (a graduate of the New York College of Chiropractic), homeopathy (a graduate of the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy), and in coaching (International Coaching Federation). 

In 1996, Dr. Kreisberg founded the Teleosis School of Homeopathy, a four-year postgraduate program. After completing his Master's degree in Integral Ecology at Prescott College in Arizona, Dr. Kreisberg founded the Teleosis Institute, devoted to sustainable medicine. In 2012, he was instrumental in developing the first ordinance in the United States making it mandatory for drug companies to operate safe disposal systems for consumer prescription drugs. 

After becoming an Integral Master Coach™, Dr. Kreisberg developed the current curriculum at Teleosis Institute including the Certificate Program in Narrative Health Coaching. He recently published Coaching and Healing: Transforming the Illness Narrative http://coachingandhealingbook.com/) His maintains a private practice, Integrative Homeopathic Medicine, is in Berkeley, CA.
 Photo of Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN Dr. Thomas O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN is an Internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease. He is a 'Sherlock Holmes' for chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He is a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. Dr. O'Bryan is always one of the most respected, highly-appreciated speakers. Dr. O'Bryan's passion is in teaching the many manifestations of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.