Advisory Board + Staff

darrell_bio_photoDarrell Rogers

Interim Director

Darrell Rogers has worked in advocacy, policy research, and strategic communications in Washington, D.C. for over 14 years. His works has earned his employers and clients significant policy successes and media acclaim. His work is highlighted with extensive Capitol Hill experience, non-profit management, and employment with noted public affairs and political consulting firms in Washington, D.C. His background is highlighted by a range of work on political campaigns, in non-profit leadership, and as an expert on health care policy and advocacy. For the past five years, Darrell’s work has been dedicated to protecting and promoting the complementary and alternative healthcare access.  Darrell is also a Certified Health Coach, having completed his training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.


suzanne-richmanProfessor Suzanne Richman, MSPH

Founder, former program director, and faculty member in Goddard College’s Health Arts and Sciences: Bridging Nature, Culture and Healing program. Her areas of teaching include: ethno botany; nutrition; public and international health; herbal medicine; community health systems and transformations; women’s health; cross-cultural perspectives in health; social ecology; and the hand-made world. Before coming to Goddard, she taught intensive summer courses in Community Health at the Institute for Social Ecology (eight years) and consulted for the “Alternative Medicine Task Force” with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. She operates a small-scale homestead and education project on her land and hosts an eclectic mix of topics in the barn studio to distribute green ideas that are deeply rooted in rural Vermont and making their way into main-stream culture.

meg_jordan_galleryProfessor Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP

As the Department Chair of Integrative Health Studies and Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California, her primary focus is preparing graduate students as catalysts for positive change in health care, wellness, and health promotion. Dr. Jordan is a clinical medical anthropologist, an award-winning international health journalist, behavior specialist, RN, author, and Co-President of the National Wellness Institute, and CEO of Global Medicine Enterprises, Inc. Her areas of expertise include: integrative medicine; behavioral medicine; health promotion; wellness and fitness. As a medical anthropologist, she specializes in the study of multi-disciplinary models for integrative medicine (healing circles) and the emergence of Health Coaches as novel agents in health behavior change. She serves on numerous national boards, is Editor in Chief of American Fitness Magazine, and has authored several books, including the latest How To Be a Health Coach: An Integrative Wellness Approach.


liz-lipskiProfessor Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, CCN, CFM, CHN, LDN

Dr. Liz Lipski is the Director of Academic Development at Maryland University of Integrative Health, Professor in the MS and Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition programs in Nutrition. She is the founder of Innovate Healing, offering webinar-based Mentoring Programs to healthcare practitioners. Dr. Lipski is on the faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation, as special advisor to the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and the Autism Hope Alliance. She is the author of: Digestive Wellness, The Digestion Connection, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She is a contributing author for Integrative Gastroenterology, and has been interviewed for Rodale’sAlternative Cures, The Women’s Doctor’s Guide to Alternative Medicine. Dr. Lipski holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with specialization in Integrative Medicine from the Union Institute. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), certified in Functional Medicine, and holds 2 other nutrition certifications. For more information, please visit


tina-grantTina Grant, EdD(c)

She is the Executive Director of the Center for the Assessment of Post-Traditional Learning at Excelsior College and the former director of the National College Credit Recommendation Service, a NYS Board of Regents program. Ms. Grant advocates for adult students by working with post-secondary institutions to develop policies and procedures for the awarding of credit for prior learning and through collaborating with business, industry, and non-traditional education providers in translating workplace training and credentials into college credit. In addition to her work in education, Grant has extensive experience in program management in the non-profit sector. She holds a BA in English from the University of Connecticut, an MS in Education from SUNY Albany, and is completing an EdD at Capella University.