Sue Roe, DPA, MS, BSN, RN
Dr. Roe has a doctorate in public administration with an emphasis in administration and policy. She has additional graduate level work in educational administration and instructional development and has a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
She has diverse administrative experience in both private and public sector institutions and has keynoted and been a presenter at a variety of conventions, seminars, workshops, and programs across the country providing dynamic and value added information. Dr. Roe has taught and designed academic courses for over 35 years at several public and private universities/colleges using a variety of delivery formats.
Present and past publications include textbooks, guidebooks, handbooks, and articles. She is co-author of two published books, Life by Personal Design: Realizing Your Dream and Health Science: Concepts and Applications. She is also the author of a recently published textbook, The Nursing Assistant: Essentials of Holistic Care, and is completing a book on holistic leadership in healthcare. Dr. Roe has been and is currently involved in several grants and large projects as author and evaluator as well as assuming management and specialist positions. She served as co-editor of “Connections in Holistic Nursing Research” (e-Newsletter) for the American Holistic Nurses Association and is currently the co-chapter leader for The Arizona Chapter … a chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association.
Dr. Roe has received awards for her professional leadership activities and has served on several community and professional Boards of Directors and quality and credentialing committees. She developed and was the executive director of a consortium focused on complementary/alternative medicine.
Dr. Roe is a highly respected professional and community leader, skillful facilitator, an accomplished administrator, and change agent.
Executive Director of Learning Excellence and Management
Maryann Ivons, ND
Dr. Maryann Ivons has been a licensed naturopathic physician for nearly 30 years. Prior to that she was an Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit registered nurse for 12 years.
In 1978, Dr. Ivons graduated from the College of San Mateo with a degree in Nursing and in 1987, she completed a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Washington State.
Dr. Ivons ran her own private practice in Monroe, Washington for 25 years focusing on family practice. She also taught Homeopathy, clinical diagnosis, and clinical training at Bastyr University and the Seattle School of Homeopathy. In 2013 she exchanged her life working a farm in the frigid northwest for sunny Phoenix, Arizona. When arriving In Phoenix, she became the Chair of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Training and then Dean of Academic Affairs at the American Medical College of Homeopathy. She successfully taught many courses emphasizing clinical training and homeopathy.
Currently she is using her skill as an effective teacher and facilitator of learning by assisting in the development of, “Homeopathic House Call”, an online program designed to help individuals find appropriate, effective homeopathic remedies for acute medical conditions. She is also creating online continuing medical education courses that provide information about holistic treatment modalities. For the past 12 years Dr. Ivons has chaired the minor surgery, emergency medicine, and now the homeopathy test writing group for the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination (NPLEX) given both in the United States and Canada..
Dr. Ivons just completed her first E-Guidebook titled, About Homeopathy…The Best Kept Secret in American Medicine. She also authored Homeopathy for Nurses and was a contributor to Integrative Cardiology by Vogel and Krucoff.
Jacky B Cherney, MS, CSCS, CPT, CISSN
Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
Certified International Sports Nutritionist (ISSN)
Body Definitions, LLC BodyDefinitions.com
Jacky has been working as a fitness and wellness professional for over 25 years. Her passion developed from her years of research about the many advantages of exercise and the importance of integrating a healthy (and fun!) lifestyle. She is committed and excited to help others in ways they will benefit the most. She received her Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Colorado State University and teaches Exercise Science at Scottsdale Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, and Grand Canyon University.
Course & Contributing Author
Marla Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN
Recognized as a Distinguished Alumni in 2012, Dr. Weston earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master of science in nursing from Arizona State University, and a doctoral degree at the University of Arizona. In 2012, she was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has been in leadership roles in the Arizona and American Nurses Association, chaired the Nurses on Boards Coalition, and is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Michelle Goldbach, DNP, MHA, RN, CHPN
Sherry Zumbrunnen, MN, BSN, RN, HNBC
Ms. Zumbrunnen is a certified holist nurse and has been a Kripalu trained yoga instructor for the past 23 years. Her past experience includes 17 years supervising a disease management program in a hospital system. This included the development of a Complementary Therapy Body, Mind, & Spirit Program which focused on holistic assessment, mindful yoga, meditation, and sponsoring outside services for patients with cancer. As part of this Program, Ms. Zumbrunnen visited with patients who had a diagnosis of cancer and their families. She helped them with treatment choices, to find a mindful practice to strengthen their lifestyle, and to become comfortable with relaxation techniques using the breath, centering, and imagery. In addition, she provided one-on-one counseling which emphasized self-image and spirituality. Ms. Zumbrunnen was the principal investigator of a study focusing on breast cancer survivors. She also taught Stress Management Tools at Arizona State University for 7 years. She has served on integrative health committees and contributed her experience and expertise in holistic nursing to a soon to be published textbook: The Nursing Assistant: Essentials of Holistic Care. Ms. Zumbrunnen was also an ICU nurse for 17 years.
Ms. Zumbrunnen received her Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Science degrees from Grand Canyon University.
Currently Ms. Zumbrunnen spends her time teaching yoga several times a week and leads yoga hikes for the McDowell Conservatory. Ms. Zumbrunnen is also the co-chapter leader for the Arizona Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association.