Results of the 2015 Board Elections Announced
AANP Staff
Two New Faces Join AANP's Leadership Team
Monday, August 25, 2014
by: AANP Staff


A President-Elect and five Directors have been elected to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ Board. The results were announced at the annual membership meeting held August 8, 2014, at the Arizona Biltmore.

Jaclyn Chasse, ND, is AANP’s 2015 President-Elect. She is a naturopathic physician with a clinical practice focused on fertility and women’s health. She is also the Medical Director for Emerson Ecologics and also holds an adjunct faculty position at Bastyr University teaching courses on reproductive medicine. Dr. Chasse is the immediate Past-President of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors and serves on several boards including the Editorial Board of Natural Medicine Journal and the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). She will take office as President in January of 2016.

AANP welcomes two new directors to the Board: Mrs. Laura Culberson Farr and Dr. Michelle Rogers Niesley. Drs. Michael Cronin, Carrie Louise Daenell, and Lorilee Schoenbeck have each been re-elected to the Board for two-year terms.
  • Mrs. Farr has served as Executive Director of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians since 2005. A political organizer by training, her advocacy work as a grassroots organizer and consultant spans almost 20 years. Among her leadership roles, she has worked on measures to increase tobacco taxes as a public health policy to decrease cigarette use.
  • Dr. Niesley earned her naturopathic doctorate from Bastyr University. She is currently Director of Clinical Research at CTCA® in Philadelphia. She has published articles in several journals including Integrative Cancer Therapies, Clinical Journal of Pain, and the Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Palliative Care. Dr. Niesley is the current president of the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is also a member of Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
  • Dr. Michael Cronin has been practicing Naturopathic medicine in Arizona since 1982. He is a former AANP President, a trustee of the Naturopathic Physicians Research Institute, and is on the Board of Trustees of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Dr. Cronin is the current Chair of the Integrative Medicine Consortium and has been active in the formation of the World Naturopathic Federation.
  • Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell is a results-obsessed naturopathic doctor, and has enjoyed a robust practice for 16 years. She loves her work and believes it is her raison d'être. Additionally, she has served as a raw materials and formulation technical advisor, an author, a speaker, a continuing medical education lecturer, and a frequent guest on radio, television, and specifically PBS health programming. She has a “say yes” policy to outreach she receives from prospective and current naturopathic medicine students and doctors at all stages in their careers looking to brainstorm their educational, clinical or business paths.
  • Dr. Lorilee Schoenbeck led the legislative efforts in Vermont to pass four laws that granted NDs insurance reimbursement from private insurance and Medicaid, declared PCP status for NDs, and allowed NDs to lead primary care medical homes. She directs Mountain View Natural Medicine, a large naturopathic primary care medical home. Her goal is to bring the soul of naturopathic medicine to all Americans and help NDs succeed in the new age of health care.
About the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the professional association that represents licensed naturopathic physicians.  AANP strives to make naturopathic medicine available to every American, and to increase recognition of naturopathic physicians as the identified authorities on natural medicine. Learn more at
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