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

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.

Dr. Susie Gronski

 Susie is a licensed doctor of physical therapy, a board-certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner and health coach. She's a leading expert in pelvic pain and pelvic health.

Susie is the author of Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block as well as the creator of an exclusive men's pelvic pain course to bring greater awareness of men's pelvic health issues to other healthcare providers. She's the first to bring a men's health curriculum on board the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women's Health.

Dr. Susie is also the founder of an exclusive online DIY Male Pelvic Pain Relief program with video demonstrations of hands-on treatment techniques and exercises that help men navigate out of pelvic pain.

Dr. Susie has been featured as an expert speaker at numerous pelvic health summits, conferences, and podcasts, as well as interviewed for articles in popular publications such as Prevention Magazine, Vice, and Runner's World. She writes for the Men’s Health Network blog, Talking About Men’s Health™

Dr. Susie is currently in private practice in Asheville, North Carolina specializing in holistic men’s pelvic health.

Pssst...Don’t let all this guy talk fool ya, she’s just as passionate about treating the ladies as she is treating the guys.

Cathy Grosshart

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

Melanie is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, beach lover, healthy living enthusiast, foodie and super mum to two gorgeous children.

She is the owner of a Boutique Holistic Health Practice specialising in Womens Health and Wellness and Co-Creator of Holistically Living, an online Women’s Health and Wellness membership community.

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 7 years experience as a coach and more than 15 years experience as a business owner. She has supported and coached hundreds of women in areas such as weight loss, stress reduction, various illness, mental health, emotional health and general wellbeing. 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

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

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.

Business Master Coaches

Mary Agnes Antonopoulos

Mary Agnes Antonopoulos is a respected consultant and strategist with over 3,000 successful campaigns for clients, including a dozen NY Times bestselling authors and a long list of entrepreneurs and corporations, including JJ Virgin, Dr. Alan Christianson, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Panera Bread, AT&T and dozens more. In addition to being a highly regarded speaker and leader in social strategy, she is also a sought after copywriter (who wrote the copy for the Broken Brain launch, for Dr. Mark Hyman) – with a high open rate of 57%.on a list of over 50,000 participants. She has supported thousands of people with her live digital marketing and social media courses and speaks and teaches all over the country.

Amy Velasquez Rempel

Amy loves working as a Master Business Coach for The Integrative Women’s Health Institute. She received a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Women’s University and has worked in the industry for over 20 years.

She has an extensive clinical background in trauma acute/ICU, outpatient and also managed the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit for a major hospital in Houston at The Texas Medical Center.

Most recently, Amy transitioned from her IT role at the same hospital system, supporting the design and implementation of electronic medical record regulations for rehab clinicians into The Women’s Integrative Health Institute. She is licensed in the state of Texas as a PT and holds certifications in Lean Six Sigma’s Greenbelt, and Digital Marketer. She is currently a student in the IWHI Women’s Health Coach Certification Program. 

As a working mother to 2 elementary aged children, with an internationally traveling husband, she understands challenges in this population. She has spent more than 2 decades working through issues, such as endometriosis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, and GI problems utilizing various Western, Eastern and lifestyle changes. She loves active outdoor activities, eating healthy, reading and being challenged to push boundaries.

 

   

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