Integrative Women's Health Institute

IWHI Faculty

Director

Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions.

She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women's and pelvic healthcare.

Having two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management, hormone balance, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain and fatigue management.

She regularly lectures on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, and functional and integrative nutrition for rehabilitation, nutrition, wellness, fitness, and medical professionals.

Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health

Master Coaches (MC) & Naturopathic Physician (ND)

Dr. Susan Clinton (MC)

Susan currently practices in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness, www.embody-pt.com Her practice centers around pelvic health, orthopedic, oncological and reproductive conditions. She utilizes health and professional coaching for clients and professionals as well as clinical mentoring.

Susan is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, Slippery Rock and Andrews University – where she is developing a Women's Health concentration in the Doctor of Science Program..

Additionally, she is an international instructor and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy as well as the co-host of the Podcast: Tough to Treat and The Genius Project.

Her research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA Section on Women's Health and Orthopedic Section, and serves as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health.

She is a Founder and Inaugural BOD member of the non-profit: Global Women’s HealthInitiative, www.gwhi.org .

Susan enjoys walking / hiking, country line dance and ballroom and is an avid supporter of music, the arts and international objectives for women’s health.

Cindy Land (MC)

Cindy is a Registered Nurse, RN-BSN and is Board Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic MuscleDysfunction, with 12 years of urology experience and specializing in Women's PelvicHealth. She is passionate about women's health and helped to develop, implement and grow the Pelvic Health program at her current facility focusing on treatment of urinary incontinence, bladder/bowel issues, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and prolapse. She is working to expand programming into female cancer survivorship.

She has studied through the Integrative Women's Health Institute and is an IWHI and NBHWC Certified Women's Health Coach. She studied  to gain truly valuable coaching skills in order to more fully serve and partner with her patients. She utilizes health coaching as a tool to aid women in improving their self care and managing stress, empowering them to take positive steps toward finding their optimal health and wellness. One of Cindy's other passions is teaching, and she is very excited to be a part of IWHI as a Master Coach to help guide and support other women who are seeking to build their coaching skills. She promotes and advocates women helping women, creating sisterhood and resiliency.

Cindy and her husband Keith reside in Bayport, MN. Their family includes six children, 2 dogs and a cat. She enjoys hiking, walking with the dogs, Fat Biking, adventuring with her husband, reading and spending time with family.

Cathy Grosshart (MC)

Cathy is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach who empowers people with chronic health conditions to live their best lives. For the past five years, Cathy has been professionally guiding clients after becoming a Certified Integrative Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She continued her studies through the Integrative Women’s Health Institute (IWHI), becoming a Certified Women’s Health Coach. Cathy completed her undergraduate work at The Pennsylvania State University in Labor Relations and was formerly a Director of Human Resources at a Boston-based multinational travel firm.

In addition to her private practice and IWHI, Cathy is the Community Health Educator for the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA) where she manages the Live Well Programs. She is a certified Master Trainer for evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs, developed at Stanford University. Her health coaching approach is focused on increasing self-efficacy while exploring and supporting the implementation of client-led lifestyle shifts.

Cathy’s personal and professional journey in the field of Health Coaching began fifteen years ago after being diagnosed with a malignant melanoma. After experiencing the disempowerment of the mainstream approach to healing, she began to research how nutrition can be used to heal and prevent illness. Her passion for travel took her to many interesting parts of the globe where she developed an interest in the cultural relationship between food, lifestyle and health. Now as a mother of two, she uses her studies and experience to transform the health and wellbeing of clients.

Melanie Hansen (MC)

Melanie is a qualified Integrative Women’s Health Coach, Yin, Vinyasa and Fertility Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, Beach Lover and Wellness Warrior. Melanie is passionate about supporting her clients across many areas of Women’s health and wellness including hormone health, optimal fertility, reproductive health, increasing energy, stress management, nutrition, movement and detoxification. Melanie supports and empowers Mothers and Mothers to be through Motherhood.

Melanie incorporates her love of yoga, meditation, fitness and whole food to help you find your healthy balance in life. Being a busy mum to two gorgeous little souls, she knows first hand about the importance of self-care and making your needs a priority.

Melanie has over 9 years experience as a coach and more than 16 years experience as a business owner. It’s her passion to inspire, motivate and educate other women to achieve optimal health through a wellness approach that encompasses living healthy in body, mind and spirit, empowering you to live fit, healthy and happy.

Liz Wentworth (MC)

Liz is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has been coaching for five years and is most passionate about helping women discover and work towards their optimal health and wellness goals.

After seven years in the New York City “rat race” she decided to switch gears and pursue her dreams of becoming a health coach so she could work with women wanting to quit hormonal birth control and re-balance their hormones. She completed Duke Integrative Medicine’s Health Coach Training program first and then focused on women’s health and functional nutrition with the Integrative Women’s Health Institute’s Women’s Health Coach Training. In addition to being an IWHI Master Coach, Liz also coaches clients from all walks of life with the company Vida Health through their virtual coaching app.

Outside of work, her hobbies include stand-up paddle boarding, taking walks on the beach with her dog, playing tennis, going to concerts, and listening to true crime podcasts.

Dr. Angela Dobinsky  (MC)

Angela lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two sons. She practices as a licensed physical therapist and a certified women’s health coach. Angela started her physical therapy career in outpatient orthopedics, however, after two years realized something was missing. This is when she entered the world of pelvic floor physical therapy and has never looked back. She works as the lead physical therapist at a clinic that solely treats women’s and men’s health conditions. Additionally, her position allows her the ability to train and mentor other physical therapists and students.

Angela became interested in becoming a certified women’s health coach in order to offer her patients a more holistic treatment approach. Furthermore, she wanted to gain skills to motivate and empower her patients to make lasting health changes that fit with their lifestyle. She uses her health coaching skills in both her physical therapy practice and her health coaching business, which assists women in achieving optimal health during the preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum periods. Becoming a health coach was truly inspiring for her personally and lead to changes in her everyday life.

In her spare time, Angela enjoys hiking, listening to live music, traveling, and reading.

Dr. Naja Chikazunga-Martin (MC)

Naja lives in Tampa Bay, Florida and practices as a licensed physical
therapist and a women’s health coach.

Dr. Naja Chikazunga-Martin brings a high level of energy and personality to the women  she serves. Naja was born in New York City and raised in Long Island, New York.

Naja received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Florida A&M University. Naja has worked in various clinical settings (Outpatient, Acute-care, Inpatient-Rehab, Long-Term Acute Care Settings, and Short-term rehabilitation). After several years of watching women not always achieve the functional potential in
physical rehab, Naja shifted her career focus. In 2013, Naja began her mission to help women with their gender-specific health issues. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014 from Simmons College and followed her passion- Women’s Health  physical therapy.

Naja’s passion in Women’s Health as a physical therapist has gained her national recognition as a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC). Naja is advanced trained in Neural Manipulation Techniques, Visceral Manipulation Techniques,
Myofascial Release Techniques, CranioSacral Therapy Techniques, and Lifestyle Medicine applications. Naja relies on this holistic alliance as a catalyst, evoking the mind-body-spirit to feel and function in better health and wellness. Naja’s integrative
approach enables her to provide exceptional support for her clients on their healthy living journey.

As a Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach, Naja’s mission is to support women struggling with the pelvic system’s incredibly frustrating symptoms, including pelvic pain, hormonal imbalances through the lifespan, and postpartum recovery, who may feel as though they have exhausted all their options. Naja believes it is a woman’s inherent right to know and dialogue with her body utilizing scientifically proven holistic
methods to support her health. Naja helps women take charge of their health through holistic healing and lifestyle medicine.

Naja thrives with her wonderful life-partner and husband. They have two
amazing and unconditionally loving sons. Naja enjoys her daily mindful meditation self-care moments, weekly spa time, forest bathing, blueberry picking, purposeful fitness routines, playing sports and board games with her family and cuddle time with her husband.

Dr. Ginger Nash (ND)

Ginger graduated from The National University of Natural Medicine in 1998. Her early career focused on women's health; specifically hormone imbalances, a topic on which she researched and lectured extensively throughout the U.S. A growing interest in personalized medicine led to extensive studies with European visionary Dr. Gérard Guéniot and incorporating the philosophy of complex homeopathy into private practice. 

In 2007, continuing the cornerstone of her work in personalized medicine with homeopathy, Ginger immersed herself in the study and science of epigenetics and nutritional biochemistry alongside pioneer thinker and researcher, Dr. Peter D’Adamo. This  provided even greater insight for clinical application of nutrition and individuality. In 2009 Ginger accepted a position as Clinic Director at Dr. D’Adamo’s private clinic and was there for 3 years until the clinic relocated. 

Ginger has is past clinical faculty at the University of Bridgeport's College of Naturopathic Medicine, working there for 6 years, and continues to offer educational programs for health care practitioners throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

Ginger operates a successful private practice in New Haven, Connecticut specializing in women’s health, chronic immune dysfunction  and nutritional genomics. Ginger has lectured to professionals throughout her 20-year career on these areas of expertise. Currently, she is writing a book about women's health for her feminology community. 

Business Master Coaches

Melanie Hansen (MC)

Melanie is a qualified Integrative Women’s Health Coach, Yin, Vinyasa and Fertility Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, Beach Lover and Wellness Warrior. Melanie is passionate about supporting her clients across many areas of Women’s health and wellness including hormone health, optimal fertility, reproductive health, increasing energy, stress management, nutrition, movement and detoxification. Melanie supports and empowers Mothers and Mothers to be through Motherhood.

Melanie incorporates her love of yoga, meditation, fitness and whole food to help you find your healthy balance in life. Being a busy mum to two gorgeous little souls, she knows first hand about the importance of self-care and making your needs a priority.

Melanie has over 9 years experience as a coach and more than 16 years experience as a business owner. It’s her passion to inspire, motivate and educate other women to achieve optimal health through a wellness approach that encompasses living healthy in body, mind and spirit, empowering you to live fit, healthy and happy.

Amy Velasquez Rempel

Amy Velasquez Rempel, PT, WHC is a Business Master Coach for The Integrative Women’s Health Institute. Amy received a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Women’s
University and has worked in industry for over 20 years. She has an extensive clinical background in trauma acute care, outpatient and also managed the Inpatient Rehabilitation department for a major hospital in Houston at The Texas Medical Center. Amy transitioned from her IT role supporting the design and implementation of electronic medical record regulations for rehab clinicians to her current role at The Integrative Women’s Health Institute. She is licensed in the state of Texas as a physical therapist, and holds certifications in Lean Six Sigma’s Greenbelt and Digital Marketer. 

In 2019 she completed the IWHI Women’s Health Coach Certification Program.

Amy is a working mother, married to her husband for more than a decade who is routinely out of the country for weeks at a time. She has 2 girls, 1 elementary and the other a tween. She understands the challenges of women’s health and life balance issues. She has spent more than a decade working through her own health challenges utilizing various Western, Eastern, and lifestyle changes. She enjoys active outdoor activities, healthy eating, reading and learning new things.

Dr. Susan Clinton

Susan currently practices in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness, www.embody-pt.com Her practice centers around pelvic health, orthopedic, oncological and reproductive conditions. She utilizes health and professional coaching for clients and professionals as well as clinical mentoring.

Susan is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, Slippery Rock and Andrews University – where she is developing a Women's Health concentration in the Doctor of Science Program..

Additionally, she is an international instructor and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy as well as the co-host of the Podcast: Tough to Treat and The Genius Project.

Her research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA Section on Women's Health and Orthopedic Section, and serves as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health.

She is a Founder and Inaugural BOD member of the non-profit: Global Women’s HealthInitiative, www.gwhi.org .

Susan enjoys walking / hiking, country line dance and ballroom and is an avid supporter of music, the arts and international objectives for women’s health.

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