Meet the Staff and
Deborah Massa, School Owner and Director, BA., LMBT, after a 25 year career in business management, she transitioned into the wellness industry, as a Director of Operations for several Massage Envy franchised locations throughout the east coast. After surviving breast cancer treatment, she decided to become a Licensed Massage & Bodyworks Therapist in the state of New Jersey, and graduated from ANHS, specializing in Sports Massage, Therapeutic touch, tracing and trigger point therapy, as well as Medical and Shiatsu. She is passionate about holistic health and wellness, and believes everyone should have access to it. In 2022, the opportunity became available to purchase the academy. Helping to shape the future healers, is her way of giving back to an industry she found to be so helpful in healing.
Frank Auriemma, B.Sc., N.D., Ph.D. is the Director of Education and Head Instructor for the Academy of Natural Health Sciences. He holds a Bachelor degree in Clinical Nutrition and Doctorate degrees in both Naturopathy and Pastoral Counseling. He is a Board Certified Naturopath, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Clinical Pet Nutritionist, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Clinical Hypnocounselor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Reiki Teaching Master, Life Coach, former Clinical Nutritionist for the New Jersey Department of Public Health and former Adjunct Professor of Naturopathic Medicine for Westbrook University. Dr. Auriemma brings his 33 years of teaching and practical experience to the classroom.
Jenna Williams, NC, CL.N., CMT, ESMT, C.P.N. Jenna has twenty years experience in the Health and Wellness Industry. Jenna is a Licensed Ecclesiastical Holistic Practitioner, and integratives therapies such as clinical/holistic nutrition, herbology, aromatherapy, body & energy-work, yoga, breath and meditation, for people and pets.
Jenna’s work includes working for the Global Pioneers in the science of reproductive medicine, founded a detoxification/purification spa, equestrian/equine athletic/wellness program and worked with Olympians. She is honored to be a guest Speaker for Organizations such as: The American Cancer Society.
Jenna currently extends her wellness practices to people and pets alike while teaching and overseeing the Academy’s Human & Pet programs in: Human & Pet Nutrition, Human & Pet Master Herbalist, Pet Aromatherapy, Pet Homeopathic, Human: Supplement Consultant, Detoxification, Sports Nutrition & Weight-loss Specialist education courses.
Terri Koss, B.Sc.(Biology), B.Sc.(Nt.), LMT, is a graduate of the Academy of Natural Health Sciences and is licensed in massage therapy and bodywork in New Jersey and California. In addition, she holds two Bachelor degrees in Science, with majors in Biology and Nutrition. She is certified in Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Elder Touch, and Dynamic Cupping Massage, and is also a Reiki practitioner and Level 2 Aromatherapist. Terri has specific experience in back, neck, and hip conditions, and has treated all age groups, marathon runners, vehicle accident injuries, joint replacement recipients, and those who are frail, elderly, or in hospice. Terri believes in a holistic approach using a combination of modalities to achieve the unified goal of relief and restored function.
Susan Hammond, CPN, MBA- is a lifelong animal enthusiast and owner of Nutrition For Our Pets, LLC where she provides individual and group training in Holistic Pet Nutrition. Sue grew up on a small family farm in New England where she learned about the importance of functional nutrition and the use of herbal remedies. This was the beginning of a passion and the dedication to continuous learning of integrative health for both humans and animals. After serving in the military, Sue went to college and earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA. She worked for many years as an Engineer for several Fortune 500 companies. In 2013 she decided to leave the corporate world behind to follow her dreams, so she opened the holistic pet nutrition business at that time. While working in industry, Sue continued her education in holistic health by taking both online and in person courses at a local herbal farm. She currently holds certificates in Clinical Pet Nutrition, Pet Master Herbalist, Pet Homeopathy Educator, and Pet Aromatherapy Educator. When Sue is not working with clients, you are likely to find her in the kitchen making a healthy culinary creation for either the humans or animals in the house. She also enjoys training her two German Shepherds in performance sports and taking Tai Chi classes.
Jenna Gil, board-certified, licensed acupuncturist and holistic nutritionist who received her Master's of science at Tri-State College. She's always had a special interest in mental health when diving down the rabbit hole of trying to manage her own with an all holistic approach. Jenna created this program to help others understand how the brain works and to teach holistic interventions that help with many aspects of brain health and performance. Her dream is to share the gift of healing with all by helping support spiritual growth as well as mental and physical healing.
Ilene Mager, LE, CL.N, RP, AAS, is a Licensed Esthetician, Clinical Nutritionist, Reiki Practitioner, Anti-Aging Specialist and a Holistic Health Coach. Nutrition, nourishment, accountability, compassion, and healing through self-love, Ilene guides her clients to restore, preserve, and find ease with nutritional guidance and encouragement. The path of wellness begins with the first step. Ilene also utilizes her knowledge and experience as a Holistic Health Coach to create nutritional plans and wellness protocols to suit her client’s individual needs. With encouragement and guidance, Ilene honors each individual to nurture, nourish, and facilitate you to your highest self
Vaishali Bhide, B.Sc., Dt.Sp., HHP, Hom. Ed. is a clinical homeopath who earned her Bachelor Degree in Homeopathic Medicine from the University of Pune, India. She is a Detoxification Specialist and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who also holds certifications in Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Homeopathic Drug Development & Clinical Research and Lifestyle Medicine. We are very fortunate to have Vaishali bring her 15 years of homeopathic medicine experience to the Academy’s Homeopathic Educator program.