A Lobby Day (also referred to as a “legislative day” or “advocacy day”) is an organized day where members of your association convene and meet with state lawmakers to promote your association’s policy objectives - usually your licensure bill, or an expansion bill. It is a highly effective way to educate and build support among legislators. They require some effort, but there is no replacement for face-to-face interaction between association members and lawmakers. This webinar will explore the essentials of planning and executing a successful Lobby Day.
MODERATOR: Dr. Abigail Ellsworth, ND, President, Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Amy Hawkins, ND is the founder of Naturopathic Family Wellness in Wilmington, NC. With twenty years of experience in natural health, she is an expert in holistic assessments and natural therapies including botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutraceuticals, nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Her passion is helping parents raise robust families with mindful parenting, wholesome diet, and natural therapies that support the body’s own inherent healing wisdom. She is a graduate of Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle, Washington. She currently serves as the President of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is Co-Chair of the NCANP Legislative Committee.
Dr. Kenton Anderson, ND is a 2012 graduate of the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Lombard, Il. He has served on the board of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians since 2009; initially serving for 3 years as the student representative to the board, upon graduation he was a board member at large, he then served as Treasurer. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians (ILANP) and the Chair of the Licensure Committee within the ILANP. He is an Instructor at NUHS and owns his practice, NorthShore Naturopathics in Evanston, IL. Prior to becoming a Naturopathic Physician, Kent had a long career as a CPA. He returned to school to pursue Naturopathic Medicine in 2008 after watching his parents age and believing there was a better way to age. He believes that the Vitalistic Naturopathic approach to health is the best way to ensure we live long and die short.
Dr. Juliette Sweet, ND holds a Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine and Master’s degree in Ayurvedic Sciences from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She is President of the New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Physicians and owner of SpiraVita Natural Health, LLC. Her practice focuses on sustainable healthcare, where she implements Naturopathic and Ayurvedic philosophies for education, prevention and treatment. She is passionate about helping patients feel empowered by honoring cultural medicine and treating the mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Sweet is building the bridge between Western and Natural Medicine in her practice and advocating for licensure of Naturopathic Physicians in New Mexico.