Our Board reviews studies on a monthly basis. We are composed of 5 members, led by Mary Schmechtig (Office Manager), pictured here. Our other Board members are:
Edward Ayala, Community Member and Veteran
Dianne Adams, Property Manager
John Stigmon, Businessman
Bobby Goitia, Community Member
Our recording secretary is
Jacob Gonzales, Accountant
We follow all NIH standards with respect to research.
Michael Knapp is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor at Root Natural Health in
Flagstaff, AZ. He practices family and pediatric medicine with a focus in
digestive, allergic, hormone and neurologic complaints (including ADHD,
anxiety/depression). Dr. Mike is faculty at ASIS Massage School in
Flagstaff, serves as a member of the institutional review board for
Naturopaths International (NI) and is a physician providing community
health outreach for NI. He has been with NI since 2013. He is also a certified Emergence Care therapy
Dr. Gowey founded our Research Board in 2009-10 when she was working on her first research aimed at finding a treatment for cervical dysplasia and HPV. We run according to NIH principles and are registered with clinicaltrials.gov.