CNDA Committees

About the CNDA Committees

The CNDA is a non-profit membership organization. It is run by a small staff in the home office, a volunteer board of directors and various volunteer committees. We have been able to accomplish a tremendous amount through collective volunteer efforts, but can do so much more with everyone’s help! As you read through each committee, please think about how and where you can help and then sign up for a committee if you are not already involved. 

Donor and Development Committee

Description

  • The Donor & Development Committee's goal is to generate donations to help financially support the various aspects of  CNDA activities such as lobbying efforts and advocacy. To achieve this the committee strives to build and foster a great relationship with our doctors and the communities they serve in order to generate donations from doctors, patients, allies, and private donors. 

Committee Chair

  • Dr. Julie Tran, ND, LAc

Committee Members

  • Dr. Stephen Meeneghan, ND, LAc
  • Dr. Alice Nguyen, ND

Legislative / Advocacy Committee

Description

  • The Legislative Committee works to track all state and national legislation that can impact the practices of California NDs and intervene where possible and understand and communicate the results to the membership. The Committee also plans and introduces necessary legislation to address concerns for California NDs. The Committee coordinates efforts to develop and maintain relationships with legislators and stakeholders in order to achieve these goals.

Committee Chair

  • Dr. Simon Barker, ND

Committee Members

  • Dr. Jennifer Bahr, ND
  • Dr. Aliza Cicerone, ND, FABNO
  • Dr. Stephen Meeneghan, ND, LAc
  • Dr. Sara Norris, ND
  • Dr. Meredith Bull, ND
  • Dr. Alexandra Carswell-Eagle, ND
  • Dr. Jamie Berner, ND
  • Dr. Christian Anguiano, ND
  • Dr. Stephanie Berg, ND
  • Dr. Sadi Jimenez, ND
  • Dr. Brooke Campbell, ND
  • Monica Miller (lobbyist)
  • Autumn Dugas (student)

Membership Committee

Description

  • The Membership Committee works to retain and grow CNDA membership. This means we focus on ensuring excellent communication with members and that the CNDA provides information and services to help members succeed. Some of what we do includes working with the Executive Team and other committees to create communications strategies, sending out occasional surveys to members to solicit their input and work to communicate the CNDA value proposition.

Committee Chair

  • Dr. John Neustadt, ND

Committee Members

  • Dr. Leena Pandya, ND
  • Dr. Hasti Fashandi, ND
  • Dr. Dennis Godby, ND
  • Dr. Wafaa Matti, ND
  • Dr. Brian Trainor, ND
  • Autumn Dugas (student rep)
  • Daniel Sullivan (student rep)


Professional Development Committee

Description

  • The professional development committee ensures that our California doctors receive the best and most cutting-edge research, clinically relevant practice pearls, and business essentials, through our continuing education events. Some of the work our committee does is plan the annual in-person conference, and virtual webinars, evaluate and approve CE credits for the CNDA and other organizations, create documents and other supporting materials for our doctors to use in their practice, and build professional relationships with other organizations and doctors.

Committee Chair

  • Dr. Mimosa Tonnu, ND

Committee Members

  • Dr. Safina Aulakh, ND
  • Dr. Carleigh Golightly, ND
  • Dr. Ann Marie Nguyen, ND
  • Dr. Andreas Sijbrant, ND
  • Dr. April Day, ND
  • Dr. Giselle Catalina, ND
  • Dr. Sarah Ellis, ND

If you would like to join a CNDA committee, please contact us online.



Naturopathic Advocates

The CNDA is working to educate state legislative and insurance agencies as well as the public on the benefits of naturopathic medicine. We will continue to build relationships in the naturopathic community in an effort to optimize the impact of the naturopathic doctors in our state.