Dr. Bernazzani was formerly the principal of Liberty Consulting in Boston and is currently Senior Vice President of the Environmental Services Division at Young & Associates. In this role, Dr. Bernazzani is responsible for providing leadership in areas like environmental issues, drying commercial structures, and mold and microbial contamination. He has a PhD from Antioch University and BaBaS from Castleton State College. In addition to his academic accolades, Dr. Bernazzani has published numerous papers and articles on a variety of restoration subjects, and presented at conferences and colleges around the world including North America, Ireland, Great Britain and Australia.
Roger Billica is the president of Tri-Life Health, PC. A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, he was Board Certified in Family Practice in 1983 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. From 1991-2001 served as the NASA Chief of Medical Operations located at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Billica developed his current approach to health care and preventive / functional medicine while supervising the clinical space medicine programs for the nation’s astronauts and the international space station.
Dr. Billica has received national and international recognition for his pioneering efforts in the field of preventive and space medicine. He has published numerous scientific and clinical papers, is an acclaimed public speaker, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Preventive Medicine. Presently he is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the American College for Advancement in Medicine, the American Nutraceutical Association, and the American Academy of Family Practice.
Dr. Carnahan completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was also part of the first 100+ health-care practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP). In 2008, Dr. Carnahan’s vision for health and healing resulted in the creation of Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine in Peoria, IL where she served as the Medical Director for 2 years. In 2010, she founded Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she partnered in functional medicine with medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree. She recently opened a brand new medical clinic with a broad range of services in Louisville, Colorado. Dr. Carnahan is also 13-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is also committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine. She is a prolific writer, speaker, and loves to infuse others with her passion for health and healing!
Mary Cordaro was certified in the German field of Bau-Biologie (Building Biology) in 1992 and has since been working with physicians and patients to assess and remediate residential and work environments for toxic exposure. Using over two decades of experience, plus an academic and professional background in adult learning and instructional design, she lectures and teaches around the country to design professionals, medical doctors and the general public.
She works with her team of experts in the fields of electromagnetic frequency (EMF), water-damaged buildings (mold exposure), and indoor air quality. She educates physicians and the public about topics like healthy bedroom renovation and education and the necessity of dealing with building exposures for those with environmental toxicant-related health conditions.
Walter J. Crinnion ND graduated with the first class at what is now, Bastyr University (then called the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine) in Seattle, Washington in 1982. While there, he had the privilege to have Dr. Bastyr, Dr. Bill Mitchell and Dr. Joe Pizzorno as teachers, mentors and, ultimately friends. Naturopathic medicine is based upon a handful of principles that include: Treat the cause, the healing power of nature and doctor as teacher. He embraced all of the principles and soon began to explore why some patients were not getting better when safe and powerful natural healing techniques were used. He soon realized that the cause of some illnesses were due to an overload of environmental toxicants. Since no one had begun to teach this aspect of medicine in medical schools, he began to search diligently through all the published medical journals and medical conferences to find answers.
Now with over 30 years of medical practice, he is considered one of the foremost experts in the field of environmental medicine. He started the environmental medicine classes at Bastyr University, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). He was a professor and chair of the Environmental Medicine department at SCNM from 2003 – 2013.. He also does twelve-month training courses for licensed healthcare providers who wish to become more proficient in environmental medicine. He founded the Naturopathic Association of Environmental Medicine, a specialty board for practitioners in this field that sets standards of care and provides board certification in this area. Dr. Crinnion lectures acrossNorth America and Europe at medical conferences where he is a sought-after speaker.
His first book: Clean, Green and Lean was published by Wiley & Sons in 2009, and is an excellent overview of environmental medicine and how to lower your burden of environmental toxicants and regain your health. He has been a guest on ABC’s The View three times with Barbara Walters in 2001, talking about toxic compounds in our everyday environments and how to protect ourselves. Dr. Crinnion was also asked by the Huffington Post to be a blogger on their site, providing all of their readers with current and accurate information about health and the environment. He is the editor of the environmental medicine section of the journal, Alternative Medicine Review, and has been appointed to the editorial review boards of the New England Journal of Medicine, Pharmaceutical Biology, Science of the Total Environment and the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. Dr. Crinnion has also authored over 25 articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals (available on PubMed). He has also helped to create laboratory panels that have become the standard of care for detecting environmentally –induced illnesses and has also turned his prodigious talent toward making unique dietary supplements that are some of the most active and powerful supplements available in the market to date.
Dr. Aviad Elgez, ND, is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who graduated, with recognition and awards for academic excellence, from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2008. Shortly after, he completed his postgraduate training under Dr. Walter Crinnion in environmental medicine and has been a strong advocate in spreading and expanding this information to other practitioners and the general public.
Co-owner and founder of EnviroMed Clinic at the Xiaolan Health Centre in Toronto, and environmental specialist at the Centre of Advanced Medicine and the Centre of Restorative Medicine, Dr. Elgez focuses on solving difficult patient cases through thorough investigations utilizing a detailed environmental exposure history, blood, urine, and genetic testing to reveal the underlying cause.
Dr. Felice L. Gersh has practiced medicine since 1981 and is the founder and Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Group in Irvine California.
Dr. Gersh received her bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University and her medical degree from USC School of Medicine. She was awarded numerous honors in medical school, graduating in the top five percent of her class, receiving the top award from the American Medical Women’s Association, and earning membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Following medical school, Dr. Gersh completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology internship and residency at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Los Angeles, where she won the CREOG Award for the top scoring resident each year. The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology granted her diplomate status (board certification) in 1984.
Dr. Gersh is a believer in the importance of lifelong education for physicians, and recently completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School under the directorship of Dr. Andrew Weil. She has become a fervent advocate for the philosophy of Integrative Medicine.
Lisa Lavine Nagy MD graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Pennsylvania and then from Cornell Medical College in 1986. After a surgical internship she completed Emergency Medicine residency at Metropolitan Hospital in NYC and practiced in Los Angeles until becoming severely ill (Addison's Disease, Mitochondrial Myopathy, Dysautonomia) - as a result of a complex medical condition known as Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness.
She is now president of Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance which is a group focused on educating medical students, doctors, the AMA, congress and the public and assists patients to find help nationwide. She has been appointed as a delegate to the Massachusetts Medical Society and to the CDC's National Conversation on Chemicals and Public Health.
Dr. Bonnie Nedrow serves clients of all ages in Ashland, Oregon where she works as a naturopathic primary care doctor and a leader of several wellness programs. She has been a faculty at Bastyr University where she taught Pediatrics in the Naturopathic Medical Program. She lectures nationally to the public and her peers on detoxification, impacts of environmental medicine on reproductive health, and preconception optimization. She has co-published The Cleanse Companion Cookbook and The Seasonal Cleanse Workbook, and has produced a workbook and webinar for the Keto-Boot Camp Series she teaches to clinicians- using ketoadaptation to treat blood sugar dysregulation.
Lyn Patrick ND graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice as a licensed naturopathic physician in Arizona and recently in Colorado for the last 30 years.
Dr. Patrick is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has been a Contributing Editor for Alternative Medicine Review, a Medline-indexed journal of complementary/alternative medical research. She speaks internationally on the integrative medical treatment of chronic hepatitis C, environmental medicine, liver disease, endocrine disruption and other topics.
She is a past consultant to the Board of Directors of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) and a planner and faculty member for ACAM’s continuing medical education conferences, lecturing in the area of environmental medicine and metal toxicology. She is also a physician-member of the Hepatitis C Ambassadors Team, a national interdisciplinary team of integrative medicine providers and hepatologists seeking answers to chronic hepatitis C treatment through research and education in complementary/alternative medicine. The book ”Choices”, which she co-authored, is available at no cost to physicians and patients at http://www.hepcchallenge.org.
In 2013, along with fellow naturopathic physician and educator Jessica Tran, she started Progressive Medical Education, an online continuing education site for primary care providers. Progressive Medical Education. She has taught and created curriculum in a variety of areas: integrative treatment of chronic hepatitis C, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and clinician training courses in environmental medicine.
In her spare time she enjoys biking, hiking and kayaking the mountains, lakes, and rivers of southwestern Colorado and growing Traditional Chinese Herbs at her urban farm in Mancos, Colorado.
Bill Rea MD is a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon with a strong passion for the environmental aspects of health and disease. Founder of the Environmental Health Center (EHC-D), Dr. Rea is currently director of this highly specialized Dallas based medical facility. In 1988, Dr. Rea was named to the world’s first professorial chair of environmental medicine at the Robens Institute of Toxicology at the University of Surrey in Guildford, England. He was also awarded the Jonathan Forman Gold Medal Award in 1987 and the Herbert J. Rinkel Award in 1993, both by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, as well as named Outstanding Alumnus by Otterbein College in 1991.
He was also named to the Mountain Valley Water Hall of Fame for work in the field of study of clean water and, in 1995, he received the F.A.M.E. Award for pioneering work in environmental and preventive medicine. In 1997 he was named International Man of the Year and in 2002 Dr. Rea received the O. Spurgeon English Humanitarian Award from Temple University.
Author of the medical textbooks, Chemical Sensitivity, Vol. 1-4, co-author of Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity, Optimum Environments for Optimum Health and Creativity, and co-author of Your Home, Your Health and Well-Being, Dr. Rea has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers related to the topic of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and environmental medicine.
Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Caen, France, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Professor Seralini was one of the very first to demand a European commercial moratorium on agricultural GMOs for further research. Appointed member of two governmental commissions on GMOs (the Biomolecular Engineering Commission (CGB) in charge of risk assessment, and the Biovigilance Committee assessing GMOs after they have been commercialized) in 1998. President of the CRII-GEN Scientific Board (Committee of Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering) since 1999. Was appointed in 2003 as an expert for the European Commission to prepare the defense case in the dispute between the United-States/Argentina/Canada (who produce 95% of the GMO’s) and the European Union about the moratorium on commercial GMO. Professor Seralini published in November 2003 "Génétiquement incorrect" Flammarion and in 2004 "Ces OGM qui changent le monde", (Collection Champs, Flammarion) and recentily "Après-nous le déluge ?" (Flammarion/Fayard). He wrote over 100 scientific articles and conference papers for international specialist symposiums, and a number of lectures with a nation-wide impact, he assumes several roles in the Commissions of the University of Caen, where he is leading a research team associated to CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and INRA.
Peter Sierck is the Founder and President of Environmental Testing & Technology, Inc. (ET&T) in San Diego. ET&T specializes in the assessment of indoor air quality, moisture and microbial problems in buildings and has provided engineering control solutions since 1986. Peter has conducted several thousand residential and commercial building, and property surveys.
Peter Sierck has extensively worked with the water restoration and mold remediation industry. He was a committee member of the ANSI/IICRC (Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration since its first edition 1993. Peter is the Structural Remediation Chair for the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation since 2001. Peter is currently a member of the Consensus Board at the Indoor Environmental Standard Organization (IESO), member of Indoor Air Quality Association’s (IAQA) Education Committee and past Chair of the IAQA’s Microbial Investigation Track Committee.
Mr. Sierck has studied industrial hygiene, environmental testing methods and engineering controls at the University of California San Diego and University of California Berkeley, the MidAtlantic Environmental Hygiene Resource Center (MEHRC) in Philadelphia. Peter started his environmental education at the Institute fuer Baubiologie + Ökologie in Germany. Peter is a Registered Environmental Assessor (REA) in the State of California, a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP), Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC) and Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS).
Peter has worked as an expert witness in a number of litigation cases, especially relation to moisture and water intrusions, mold growth, and the Standard of Care in the water restoration and mold remediation industry. Mr. Sierck was designated by the Honorable Judge Lawrence Sterling of the San Diego Superior Court as an Expert Witness in March of 1999 in accordance with the California Evidence Code Section 720.
Robert is native of northern Iowa and was raised on a crop and livestock farm. He graduated from Iowa State Univ. with degrees in the Ag Sciences. Robert worked four years with the country’s largest crop consulting firm before moving into twenty years of agronomy advising with two major seed firms. After several mergers he moved back into private Ag consulting working with individual farmers in the Midwest and as an advisor to several technology and biological companies across the globe. Robert began his international work after being selected to work on the USDA rust task force. This led him to projects in several South American and European countries, as well as to China and Russia. During those projects he has toured and visited with scientific staffs of several major Ag input companies.
In the past eight years besides managing his two jobs he has been involved in working with and helping to educate audiences and individuals on the correlation between healthy soils and the production of healthy food and how it relates to good human health. This has involved projects on soil remediation, making biological assessments of growing environments, developing systems to clean up food and water supplies, and trialing products used to clean up systems and bodies. Part of this information is relayed thru his weekly Ag column and press articles.
Robert and Carol have six kids with most having graduated with their BS and graduate degrees.