THE ACADEMY'S PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS
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.
Sonia Aufiero, B.A., C.N.C., CL.N., H.H.P., CL.A., Dt.Sp. is a Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Aesthetic Aromatherapist, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Detoxification Specialist and Recreational Therapist. She manages the Academy’s Aromatherapy and Detoxification Programs. Sonia is a sought-after holistic health expert who has done numerous television appearances. The Academy is very proud to have her on board.
Mark Mocarski C.N.C, CL.N., M.H. is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Counselor and Master Herbalist. He manages the Academy’s Master Herbalist program and brings with him his life-long dedication to the holistic health field. "I am very fortunate to be able to combine my passion for natural healing with my desire to share these wonderful gifts of nature with others.”
Jenna Williams, NC, CL.N., CMT, ESMT, C.P.N., is a Clinical Pet Nutritionist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Counselor and Licensed Bodywork Therapist. Her love for dogs, cats and horses has inspired her to specialize in holistic health care for animals. She keeps her client’s beloved family pets and horses healthy through the application of sound nutritional advice and manual therapies. Jenna manages the Academy's Pet Nutrition Programs.
Maryann Castello, LMT, CL.A., HHP, CL.N., Dt.Sp., F.C. is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Clinical & Aesthetic Aromatherapist, Detoxification Specialist, Fragrance Consultant and Licensed Massage Therapist. As both a practitioner and teacher, she believes in a multidisciplinary approach to health and healing. Maryann is a frequent T.V. and radio guest personality and also hosts her own holistic health radio show.
Aline Lewis, B.Sc., C.P.T., S.N.S., is a Sports Nutrition Specialist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor. As a life-long athlete, Aline understands the importance of combining nutrition with exercise to attain peak performance. She has been incorporating nutrition education into the lives of her personal training clients and yoga students since 1994. Aline manages the Academy’s Sports Nutrition Specialist program. Aline's goal is to to help make all athletes the best they can be.
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.
Larisa Polonsky, B.A., W.L.S., CL.N., C.P.T., H.H.S. is a Certified Weight-Loss Specialist, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer and Holistic Health Specialist. Larisa pursued the field of nutrition and personal training after discovering her passion for helping others achieve optimum health and physical fitness. Her approach to health and fitness is holistic. Larisa combines powerful physical training techniques along with dietary programs and weight-loss programs that are tailored to the individual. As a result, her clients make remarkable physical progress and achieve their weight-loss goals regardless of gender or age. Larisa manages our Weight-Loss Specialist Program.
Stephanie Galletta, B.A., CL.N., F.C., is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Fragrance Consultant. Stephanie manages our Fragrance Consultant program. As a practitioner and lecturer, she brings with her an expertise in nutrition, essential oils, aromatherapy and her love for the science of scent. Stephanie has a thriving practice where she incorporates the power of the olfactory senses into most of her holistic health programs. According to Stephanie “Customizing personalized fragrances for my clients can have a profound effect on their day to day joy, emotional health and attitudes. Scent should never be underestimated.”
Kathleen Fry, B.A. is a Certified Massage/Bodywork Therapist and Certified Sports Nutritionist. Kathleen’s specialty areas include Physical Education, Personal Fitness Training, Medical Exercise & Rehabilitation and Nutrition Education. Her sports and fitness experience make her a valuable adjunct administrator to our massage and nutrition programs.
Denise Brennan is a Certified Massage/Bodywork Therapist, Certified Reflexologist and Reiki Practitioner. Denise is an adjunct Reflexology and Shiatsu administrator. Her gentle approach to massage can make therapy for even the most apprehensive client a delightful experience.
Pat Ziegenfuss, B.A. is a Certified Massage/Bodywork Therapist and Reiki Teaching Master. Pat is an adjunct administrator who is an expert in multiple bodywork and energy modalities. She came into the field to learn how to help relatives with chronic pain. “I am proud to be able to use my skills to help others through the power of touch. I am very lucky and very blessed!”
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