About Founder & CEO
Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT
"At IWHI we believe in accessibility and flexibility, which is why we’ve spent the last fifteen years building an extensive collection of online, continuing education courses and certifications for healthcare and wellness providers."
Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBC-HWC, is the founder and CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute, The Outsmart Endo Health Coaching Program, and the creator of the Women's Health Coach Certification. She is passionate about caring for and empowering people who struggle with women’s and pelvic health concerns. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians and wellness professionals in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women’s and pelvic healthcare.
Dr. Drummond has two decades of clinical experience as a licensed physical therapist,
licensed clinical nutritionist, and board certified health coach working with women with pelvic pain, including endometriosis, vulvodynia, and bladder pain syndrome. She brings a unique, conservative, and integrative approach to supporting women to overcome hormonal imbalances, and chronic pain conditions. She is a sought after international speaker on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, menopause, and female athlete nutrition.
Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Faculty & Staff
Director of Operations
Director of Operations at IWHI, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, NBC-HWC
Dawn is the owner of Dawn Allen Consulting, LLC and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Health and Wellness coach. She practiced as a Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years primarily in an orthopedic setting and as an instructor in higher education. After the development of her own personal health problems not resolved via the traditional medical model, she began her own personal healing journey. This led her to The Integrative Women’s Health Institute where she was introduced to a holistic whole body wellness approach. This changed her entire approach to wellness for both her and in the work she does with her clients. She then went on to study Functional Medicine from the School of Applied Functional Medicine which deepened her system approach to helping women reconnect with wellness using a root cause approach. After several years of working with clients, she found her true love and was helping women shift their mindset and let go of preconditioned expectations that often lead to burn out and chronic illness. This led her to become a certified NLP practitioner and life coach through The Life Coach School. Her healing journey brought her back to IWHI where she can incorporate all her loves and strengths by serving the role of a master coach and director of operations. When she is not working, she enjoys boating, traveling, weightlifting, reading, and strategizing.
Naja Chikazunga-Martin, PT, DPT, WHC,PRPC, NBC-HWC
Dr Naja Chikazunga-Martin, PT, DPT, WHC, PRPC, NBC-HWC lives in Tampa Bay Florida. She has more than 16 years’ experience as a licensed physical therapist . Her passion for women's health began in 2013 when she noticed a lack of women’s health resources and support in her community. She embarked on a personal legend to assist and support women with their gender-specific health issues. Today, she continues to add depth to her knowledge and wisdom. A Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC), she works with women as well as men, transgender and youth struggling with pelvic pain, endometriosis, bladder pain, anal cancer, vaginal atrophy, dyspareunia, testicular pain, low libido , enuresis, constipation. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy with training in health promotion and complementary alternative medicine (CAM) from Simmons College in 2014 after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Florida A&M University. After several years of watching women not always achieve the functional potential in physical rehab, and personally experiencing deficits in the traditional medicine model, Dr Chikazunga-Martin shifted her career focus when she found more solutions in (CAM) and the health and wellness field. These fields offered positive, engaging and effective strategies specific to lifestyle, attitude, nourishment, restoration and movement. In 2020, Dr Chikazunga-Martin earned national board certification as a health and wellness coach affording her a platform empowering mature women to feel whole in their skin again and live their best lives. She started practicing as a health coach five years ago, and she enjoys witnessing change happen in the women she works with through a collaborative, beneficial and strengths-based approach to change. Her 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. Coaching sessions are engaging and judgment-free, yet effective. She uses mindful listening, metaphor, empathy and affirmations, geared toward supporting women to clarify their desires as they move toward their health goals. She brings a high level of energy and personality to the women she works with. Dr. Chikazunga-Martin relies on an integrative alliance as a catalyst, evoking the mind-body-spirit to feel and function in better health and wellness. She believes it is a woman’s inherent right to know and dialogue with her body utilizing scientifically proven holistic methods to support her health. She helps women take charge of their health through holistic healing and lifestyle medicine. Her integrative approach enables her to provide exceptional support for her clients on their healthy living journey. Naja’s family and her enthusiasm help keep her life in balance. Her home life is enriched with love and support by her partner, their two sons, a fur-baby and shell-baby. She thrives by embracing calm, forest bathing, challenging exercise routines, hiking, movement adventures, swimming, gardening, animals and best of all quality rest and/or sleep.
Susan C. Clinton,
PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT, WHC, NBCHWC
Susan is an award-winning physical therapist in professional achievement and the owner of LTI Physio in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Susan is board certified in orthopedic and women’s health physical therapy, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and a board certified health and wellness coach. She is an international instructor/mentor of post-professional education in women’s health (including GI issues in women), orthopedic manual therapy, health/wellness coaching for the health care practitioner and business psychology. She is on faculty at Andrews University in the Doctor of Science in PT program, a Master Coach for the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, a reviewer for the Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy and a clinical faculty instructor for the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and ASPIRE. She is also an active author in research and blog posts, and is an active professional/clinical mentor. Susan is the co-founder and board member for the foundation: Global Women’s Health Initiative. She is also the co-host of the 5 five-star podcast, “Tough to Treat,” the guide to treating complex patients, and “The Genius Project,” reframing the treatment of persistent musculoskeletal pain. 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.
Cathy Grosshart, WHC,
Cathy is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach who empowers people with chronic health conditions to live their best lives. Cathy has been professionally guiding clients since 2015 after becoming a Certified Integrative Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Her studies continued at the Integrative Women’s Health Institute (IWHI), becoming a Certified Women’s Health Coach in 2017. She is also a board certified health and wellness 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 work with IWHI, Cathy has worked as a Behavior Change Coach in primary care settings and is a certified Master Trainer for evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs, developed at Stanford University. Cathy’s professional journey in the field of Health Coaching began after personally experiencing the disempowerment that follows a diagnosis and recognized the real need to offer patients viable solutions. She began to research how nutrition and other lifestyle shifts can be used to heal and prevent illness. She also gained first-hand experience in understanding the toll that neuro-degenerative diseases have on families, having witnessed the effects of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s on her parents. This inspired her to find ways to thrive, and not just survive, when living with chronic health conditions. Her passion for travel has taken her to many interesting parts of the globe and she continues to explore the cultural relationship between food, lifestyle and health. As a busy mom of two teenage daughters, her passion to transform the health and wellbeing of clients remains a driving force in her life.
Liz Wentworth, WHC
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.
Amy Rempel, PT, WHC
Amy Velasquez Rempel, PT, WHC is a 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. She transitioned from her IT role supporting the design and implementation of electronic medical record regulations for rehab clinicians to The Integrative Women’s Health Institute. Amy has evolved with IWHI and as a result has held multiple roles including a Business Master Coach, Director of the Women’s Health Coaching Certification Program leading to her current role as a Master Coach where she continues to foster her love of empowering others to take control and make change. She is licensed in the state of Texas as a physical therapist, and holds certifications in Lean Six Sigma’s Greenbelt and Digital Marketer. Amy is also a graduate of IWHI Women’s Health Coach Certification Program. Amy, a dedicated working mother has been married for almost 2 decades. She’s adeptly managed her husband’s international travels while raising their two rapidly growing daughters. Intimately familiar with the complexities of women’s health and work life balance, Amy has spent over 20 years addressing her own health challenges utilizing various Western, Eastern, and lifestyle changes. It was through health coaching that Amy discovered her path to her optimal life. She is enthusiast for the outdoors, she relishes healthy cuisine, dives into reading and listening to music and constantly seeks new knowledge.