NMI Board of Directors

Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, ND, VNMI earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Eastern Washington University where she graduated Magna Cum Lauda in 1985.  She earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 1990 from National College of Naturopathic Medicine.  She then completed a 3-year residency with her late father, Dr. Harold Dick.  After his passing she continued his classical Naturopathic clinic in Spokane WA, now over 60 years old.  Dr. Letitia has been in practice 31 years, is past adjunct faculty at Bastyr University (22years as an instructor), a co-founder of the Carroll Institute of Natural Healing, a contributor and co-lead editor of the Nature Cure Section of the Foundations textbook project, and an international speaker / medical educator. 

Jared L. Zeff, ND, LAc., VNMI is a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine and a licensed acupuncturist. In addition to functioning as Medical Director at the Salmon Creek Naturopathic Clinic in Vancouver, Washington, Dr. Zeff taught at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, where he was Dean from 1988 – 1993, and holds a professorship in naturopathic medicine. Dr. Zeff is a graduate of the University of California, NCNM, and the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. He, along with Pamela Snider, is the author of the modern definition of naturopathic medicine, and the Therapeutic Order concept. He currently sits on the board of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute.

Harry F. Swope, MBA, ND, DHANP, CCH, VNMI earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with distinction, from The University of Virginia and, after serving as an officer in the US Navy, also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the highly regarded Darden School of The University of Virginia. He earned his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 1989 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM). He was one of the initial group to receive their Naturopathic Doctor’s license in California where he participated in the licensing effort for over 10 years, serving for a time as a member of the board of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association.

Dr. Swope was certified in classical homeopathy by the Board of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. With Durr Elmore, DC, ND, DHANP, he was a founder of the Council for Homeopathic Certification and served as its president for many years. He is a past Vice President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is a past Vice President of the National Center for Homeopathy and a recipient of the Henry N. Williams Professional Service Award from the National Center for Homeopathy.

At the request of the AANP Board of Directors, he lead a multi-year effort that led to the adoption of the Naturopathic Physicians Oath by the AANP House of Delegates in 1992.

Prior to entering the health-care field, Dr. Swope had an extensive career in corporate finance and computer systems that included being Director of Corporate Systems Development in two “Fortune 500” companies.

Ashley Whittemore, ND

Dr. Ashley Whittemore, is an Arizona licensed Naturopathic Physician.  Born and raised in Southeast Louisiana, she attended Louisiana State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a minor in Business Administration.  She then went on to receive her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, where she was trained as a general practitioner.


Dr. Whittemore has a passion for empowering people to take control of their health and educating them on how to do so.  She also has a passion for advocating for the awareness and advancement of naturopathic medicine.  Dr. Whittemore is in private practice at Cornerstone Health Center where she works with people with a variety of conditions. 


Dr. Whittemore is a founding member of the Louisiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute.

Robert Abell, ND, LAc, VNMI

Dr. Robert Abell has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine and Chinese Medicine for the last 30 years. Dr. Abell received his Bachelor in Science, in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1985. While in college and until 1988 he raced bicycles nationally ending his career at the 1998 Olympic Trials in Houston, Texas. He teaches Biotherapeutic Drainage, phytoembrotherapy, gemmotherapy, homeopathy and Chinese medicine to doctors all over the United States and Canada. He has been teaching seminars and speaking for the last 21 years. He has spoken for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians on The Misconception of Cholesterol and its’ implication of Heart Disease. He has spoken on numerous other topics including autism and Neurological Diseases.

Dr. Abell has been invited to talk on a variety of topics by several American and Canadian national medical associations at their yearly conventions. Dr. Abell was also invited to speak in Paris, France on the topic of autism at a memorial for his mentor and good friend Dr. Gerard Gueniot.

Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh, VNMI 

Christie Fleetwood earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, in 1988. After practicing as a retail pharmacist in the greater Richmond area for a decade, she attended Bastyr University, earning a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2004. Because of her unique education and training, she effectively branded herself as “medically bilingual”.

Her current passions and projects include renovating her crazy-cool house in unlicensed Virginia—where she ADORES practicing vitalist naturopathic medicine, riding her new touring bicycle, motorcycling with her husband and adult sons, eating great food, listening to great music, chasing her favorite band…. Oh! And for those who’ve been asking for her Book, the first one is underway: The Cardiovascular SYSTEM, combining both “Diseases of the Drugs” and the “Disease Reversal/Deprescribing” portions! “The Disease Reversal Project”, as a website and a podcast has already been published (currently on Spotify)!  She serves as the President of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute.


Eli Camp, ND, DHANP trained in naturopathic medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, 2005. She lectures across the country at numerous health conferences, public school districts and to the community in general regarding the topics of health and the practice of homeopathy. Her memberships include the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OKANP), the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP) and the Naturopathic Medicine Institute (NMI). In addition to membership, she served as Vice-President and President of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Treasurer of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association, HANP and currently serves on the board of the NMI. She maintains a small private practice and resides in Oklahoma on a small homestead teaching farm with her 2 grandchildren, husband, and a growing family of farm animals.

Jason Kinley, ND, VNMI

Dr. Jason Kinley earned his bachelors degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He then earned his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, in Kenmore, Washington. Dr. Kinley is licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in Washington State where he owns and operates Mountain View Vital Medicine. Dr. Kinley made history by being the first Naturopathic Doctor to be appointed to the Spokane Regional Board of Health. He currently sits on the board of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute. Outside of his practice he has a large family with 9 children. He and his wife have a family farm that includes cattle, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, dogs, and cats. They grow some of the medicine that is used at Mountain View Vital Medicine at their farm.

Preety Shah, ND


Dr. Shah is a licensed Naturopathic and Chiropractic Physician, bringing a wealth of expertise to her holistic approach to healthcare. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology in 2001, she furthered her education by earning a doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 and a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine in 2010.

In her private practice she passionately engages with individuals seeking to proactively manage their own well-being. Her specialization lies in managing people with chronic conditions through natural methods,
emphasizing the importance of understanding the disease process for effective healing.
During consultations, Dr. Shah dedicates time to listen to her patients, followed by educational sessions on health and self-care. Employing a diverse range of natural tools including homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition, hydrotherapy, and mind/body medicine, she guides the healing process.

Dr. Shah’s extensive past experience includes a role as a full-time faculty member at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. She contributed to the NUHS Whole Health Center, a diverse teaching clinic that housed professionals ranging from Chiropractors and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners to Naturopathic doctors and Medical doctors. This experience provided her with valuable insights into collaborative practices with professionals from various specialties.

Her teaching portfolio covers various didactic courses such as Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine, Biochemistry, Clinical Nutrition, Pharmacology, Advanced Nutrition-Functional Medicine, Geriatrics, OB, and Clinic Theory.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Shah cherishes her roles as a devoted mother, wife, and friend.

Grateful for her place in a holistic community that values connections with others, oneself, and nature, her life goal is a continuous personal improvement while aiding others in achieving their optimal health.