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Beth Berry

Program Administrator

Beth is a business support services entrepreneur who is passionate about collaborating with others.  She enjoys combining her successes in the technical, creative and administrative areas building strong business relationships both internally and externally.  Beth manages the administration of our programs. SAFM connects with her values of maintaining health from core of our being outwards.  She enjoys supporting the schools’ brilliant, passionate and caring coaches and practitioners in their missions.  Beth takes every opportunity she can to run and hike through the Hill Country of Austin, Texas.

Jesse Lang

Team Member Experience Coordinator

Jesse loves people and loves working out all of the little details in order to make sure all things are running smoothly for everyone involved. This makes her a perfect fit for our Team Member Experience Coordinator position. She works behind the scenes, making sure that that our team members get set up with as much ease and joy as possible.

She first began learning about Functional Medicine in a previous position and was immediately intrigued by how much she had never heard before regarding the interconnectedness of the body. She is still on her personal health journey and is so appreciative to work with this wonderful team of people who are not only full of wonderful, helpful knowledge but also so much love and kindness. Her goal is to keep them all comfortable and equipped behind the scenes so that they are fully able to deliver their very best for all of our students here at SAFM.

Nathalie Keane

Clinical Education Support Specialist

My life long desire and passion to learn has led me from the pharmaceutical field to specializing in exercise nutrition, personal training and health coaching, fine Art & restoration, murals and portraits, financial loan manager, finally expanding into the field of functional medicine.

One of my true passions is to share all this knowledge with others! Functional medicine has allowed me to see the world in a very different color, helping improve not only my personal health and the health of my clients, as well as becoming more aware of a growing need for education.

I am a true believer in education beyond the basics as it is key and is essential to any growth. SAFM is surely the place where all this magic can happen.

I am overwhelmed and truly honored to be part of this warm loving team that has supported, encouraged and guided me during my education and I look forward to helping students to become the best practitioners they intend to be.

Shane Wetzel

Administrative Support Specialist

I am on a constant transformational journey of growth, for my own personal development, and for those enlightened to take a similar path. Being on the team at SAFM is a perfect match to bring my skills and passion to grow with a like minded community. I have 20 years of management, business ownership and teaching experience that encompasses coast to coast in the US, Japan, and Rome. I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with my wife and two children. My goal at SAFM is to support all the students leveling up their skills which leads to the ultimate goal of healing our society.

 

Diana Siepmann

Student Experience Coach

My passion for functional medicine was ignited by my own experience.  A video from Mark Hyman landed in my inbox by chance at a moment that I felt let down by the conventional medical system. As a breastfeeding mum, I had just refused a prescription for anti-inflammatory drugs and was determined to find a better way to heal myself from pain and (adrenal) exhaustion. The idea of root cause resolution made so much sense so I embarked on my journey of studying, exploring and healing myself.  By experiencing the powerful results of simple and safe lifestyle interventions, I started helping others improve their health. Then, the Evolution of Medicine crossed my path and I was on fire with a mission to drive this new way of medicine forward in Belgium.  SAFM has given me the clinical knowledge and confidence to answer to this higher calling as well as to serve people with more and more complex health problems.  I feel very grateful to everyone who has helped me find my purpose in life and I’m delighted to be able to pay it forward in the SAFM community.

 

Sue Rapley, INHC,CIHC, AFMC

Student Experience Coach, Huddle Facilitator

When my son began experiencing health issues that seemed unresolvable, I turned to Functional Medicine. Seemingly miraculously, my son got better. The experience ignited in me a passion to understand how this had been possible and a deep desire to get this information into the hands of others.  I now feel truly blessed to be a Health Coach and to find the SAFM family.  These opportunities are allowing me to play a part in the change I so desperately want to see in the world. I am truly honored to be a part of the SAFM team since this work is something that I believe in with every cell of my being.

 

Mohita Patel, RN

Forum Mentor Leader, Student Experience Coach

I am truly passionate about helping people be empowered to take their health into their own hands! Having personally navigated my own chronic illness, I’m thankful for the opportunity to now guide others in their own path to better health. Likewise, I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity to be part of the SAFM team and to see people become empowered by their knowledge and learning experience here. Functional Medicine changed my life and I can only hope that I am able to share the wonders of what I was gifted with, an incredible tribe of like-minded practitioners!

 

Jill Raab

Student Experience Coach, Huddle Facilitator, Forum Mentor

We all have a story and I just love to hear others stories and dive deeply into what makes them unique.  My story spans several decades.  I have always had a love of helping other people feel better.  Following a career as a nurse, midwife and Mum, working in both city and remote areas of Western Australia, I trained as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach with FMCA.  

My hunger to learn more guided me to fulfill my quest for the latest science at the School of Applied Functional Medicine.  The journey to health is one we all take only when we are ready.  It is my joy to be a part of the new face of medicine, learning to be the best and to serve those that are ready for change as part of the SAFM family.

 

Kathy Connell, CHC, AFMC

Student Experience Coach, Huddle Facilitator

As someone enormously blessed by the gifts of information and education that have empowered me to embrace Better health and well being, I am overflowing with gratitude and passion to share the bounty with my fellow human beings. The opportunity to be part of the SAFM team allows me to share the faucet of information and support that was given to me. I have become part of a loving family of brilliant and loving practitioners. Its the gift that keeps on giving! Indeed my cup “runneth over”.

Cheryl Wooster

Student Experience Coach

From working in corporate wellness, to “disease management”, to my own practice, Balanced Bodies, I’ve worn many different hats. Each of them helping to shape who I am and what my practice looks like today.  Since embarking on my journey with SAFM I have not only found the knowledge to truly transform clients lives, but arguably more importantly, I found the community as well.  I feel so humbled and fortunate to be part of the SAFM team, helping students to feel the warmth, support and guidance that was so generously flooded to me.