Faculty are at the core of AMCH. They bring extensive experience in homeopathy, clinical treatment and teaching to our programs. A core value of AMCH is the success of students. Faculty are critical to this aspect of our college, and are trained and encouraged to work with students to ensure their success.
Faculty MemberIt was a dark and stormy night, on an isolated mountain top in Tennessee; a poor lumberjack’s wife gave birth to… Oh, let’s skip to the highlights: Grew up in San Antonio Texas Served in the US Army during the Vietnam War Era BA in Political Science and Communications from the University of Houston MA in Management from the University of Phoenix Currently working on Th.D. in Business Ethics at Providence Theological School Worked in satellite data Communications industry most of adult life, but now concentrating on continuing education and university enrollment for public school teachers Taught at University of Houston, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Western International University (Business and Marketing), and was a counselor at Grand Canyon University, College of Business A member of the Phoenix Kiwanis since 1994, currently serving as immediate Past-President and Lt. Governor-Elect for Division 12 (Phoenix) and previously Secretary and Treasurer of the Tucson Downtown Kiwanis in 1984-6; and board member of the Kiwanis Foundation Also currently serving the Arizona Governor’s Advisory Board for Rehabilitation, the board of directors at the Spina Bifida Association of Arizona, and President of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Facts of Life Foundation Still in love with wife of many years, Xuan (Swan); they have nine grandchildren in ages from 11 years to 3—Number 10 is expected in January.
Maryann Ivons, NDDr. Ivons is a Registered Nurse and a Naturopathic Physician. She has worked in critical care and emergency nursing, and has taught in nursing programs in both California and Washington State, including nursing and coronary care courses at Everett (WA) Community College and the College of the Redwoods (CA). She has also been adjunct academic faculty at Bastyr University for many years, teaching Physical/Clinical Diagnosis and several homeopathy courses, and has taught Homeopathy for Acute Medical Conditions through Bastyr’s Continuing Ed. program. She was a clinical instructor in homeopathy and in naturopathic medicine at the Bastyr Clinic for many years, and has served as a clinical preceptor for Bastyr ND students for nearly fifteen years. Dr. Ivons has had a private practice in family medicine, with an emphasis on homeopathy, in Monroe, Washington for 23 years. Her professional ties include former Chairperson of Minor Surgery, and Homeopathy and current Chairperson of, Emergency Medicine for the International Naturopathic Medical Board Tests, NPLEX. She is author of Homeopathy for Nurses (Bandito Press), and contributing author to Integrated Cardiology. When not practicing or teaching homeopathic or naturopathic medicine, Dr. Ivons enjoys tennis, cooking, gardening, or anything involving warm water and colorful fish. She has recently moved to Phoenix, Arizona to teach and head the Practitioner Program at AMCH.
Mary Koithan PhD, RN, APRN, CNS
Research Faculty MemberNevada in Las Vegas and a PhD from the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Koithan’s major fields include research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative), theory development and testing, and responses to health and illness. She is certified as both a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Home Health Nursing and in Nursing Case Management. She received the Award for Excellence in Nursing Education in 2003 and was named the Distinguished Lecturer for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2002-2004. Dr. Koithan was a committee member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is active in the American Nurses Association both on the national and state levels. She has published extensively in health care publications and journals and is a consultant to local and national law firms regarding nursing practice and regulation. She is funded for community-based projects that include the Sunstone Integrative Cancer Care Network for cancer survivors and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona project on complementary and alternative medicine utilization in the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Dr. Koithan has been funded to study holistic healing by several extramural sources, including NIH. She is considered to be one the international leaders in whole systems healing and complex systems research methodologies and participates in international research collaborations to explore whole systems and whole person healing.
Lauri Grossman, DC, CCH
International Affairs Director; Chair of Department of HumanismA homeopath with a private practice in Manhattan, Lauri Grossman is also a thought leader and an advocate for humanizing medicine in the global healthcare discussion. When the holistic health movement was in its infancy in the 1980’s, she pioneered programs in integrative medicine that improved outcomes in hospitals and medical centers across America. Before the recent concerns about the safety of prescription medications, Grossman was training medical doctors and other health professionals in ways to modify treatment plans so as to avoid harmful side effects. Later on, she developed curricula in homeopathy for leading medical schools and teaching hospitals including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and New York University. An internationally renowned speaker, writer, and educator, Grossman was recently named Chair of the Healthcare Initiative for the Legends Institute and the United Global Leadership World Congress in 2011. She also serves as an Ambassador for Homeopaths Without Borders and has served in countries as diverse as France, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Trinidad. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and U.S. News and World Report and has appeared on Good Morning America and Fox and Friends.
Dan Horvath CCH, RSHom(NA), ABO
Faculty MemberI have been a professional Homeopath for 30 years, and I practice only Classical Homeopathy. I am a graduate of George Vithoulkas's International Academy of Classical Homeopathy and have attended George Vithoulkas's seminars for many years. I am Nationally Certified in Classical Homeopathy through the Council on Homeopathic Certification (CHC). I belong to the North American Society of Homeopaths (RSHom[NA}). I am a faculty member of the American Medical College of Homeopathy and am the program Director for the Vithoulkas Comprehensive Program in Classical Homeopathy. I am American Board of Opticianry and Contact Lens Examiner certified. I am also an inventor, US Patent #US7.032.372,B1. The science of homeopathy is a big part of my life and I study it every day. Knowing this science gives me guidance and fulfills my life.
Thelma Rowe PsyD
Faculty Member; Dean of Student ServicesThelma Rowe, PsyD, received her Masters in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont, and her Doctorate in Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire. She is a licensed Psychologist in Arizona and has been in private practice since 1993.
Faculty MemberI have been studying homeopathy since 1998 and practicing since 2000. My teacher is Professor George Vithoulkas, and I am a graduate of his International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. I closely follow the teachings of Hahnemann and Kent. I am a faculty member of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. I have a private practice with my partner Dan Horvath and we practice only Classical Homeopathy. In case taking, I use the Radar computer system to help me find the indicated remedy. I was also a beta tester for the Vithoulkas Compass expert system. This is an on-line system envisioned by George Vithoulkas, designed to help the homeopathic practitioner find the correct remedy, and accurately document the symptoms for every patient visit. It is based on the Kent repertory, with additions from Vithoulkas. Homeopathy is a beautiful and complex science. My goal is to practice to the best of my ability, and to try to relieve my patient's mental, emotional and physical suffering as much as possible.
Ruth Tam Lim MD, MD(H)
Faculty MemberDr. Ruth Tan Lim is a board certified practicing pediatrician in Mesa, Arizona since 1980. She practices integrative pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Singapore in 1968 and received the Master of Medicine Pediatrics in 1972. She immigrated to United States in 1975. She completed a residency at the Northshore University Hospital in Manhasset and in 1979 also a two year pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City, She is a strong supporter and life member of the Arizona Homeopathic Integrated Medical Association. In 1991 , she served in Operation Desert Storm, and in 2003, she retired from the Active Reserves, United States Military, Airforce, after serving 20 years 6 months. She has taught medical students from Midwestern and AT Still Medical Schools. Her practice offers a rotation to senior medical students from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine to experience integrated medicine. Since 1986, she teaches Holistic Health classes at Mesa Community College, in the community education department. She is a child advocate and in 1992, after returning from Operation Desert Storm founded the Children’s Benefit Foundation( CBF) to champion children. The mission of CBF Inc., is to enhance every child’s journey through life and to champion wellness and preventative care. She initiated Project Notch in 1992 to help children from families of the working poor.
Cilla Whatcott HD (RHom), CCH
Faculty memberCilla Whatcott, HD (RHom) CCH is a board certified classical homeopath and a graduate of Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. She holds a bachelors degree from Arizona State University and has a private homeopathic practice in Chaska, Minnesota. Cilla teaches classes in homeopathy at Normandale Community College and is certified in CEASE therapy for clearing vaccine damage. She’s a member of the National Center for Homeopathy and the Minnesota Homeopathic Association. She is the co-author of “The Solution - Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative.”
Roger Morrison MD
Faculty Member; Academic Affairs ConsultantDr. Morrison was born on February 21, 1954 at 10:21am in Rochester, NY. He grew up in Tennessee and attended medical school there, graduating in 1978. In his early career, he worked as an emergency room physician for several years. During this time Dr. Morrison also did much of the preparatory work for his calling as a homeopath. In 1978, while still in medical training, Dr. Morrison attended his first seminar on homeopathy in Athens. It was at this seminar that he determined to study at the Athenian Center for Homeopathic Medicine - the foremost center for homeopathy in the world. This center was created and run by the world's most renowned homeopath - George Vithoulkas. Dr. Morrison spent four years learning to speak Greek and then completed a two year fellowship at the center in Athens. During his stay, Dr. Morrison became one of the top assistants at the center, eventually earning the prestigious diploma of the Athenian Center. Upon completion of his fellowship in 1984, Dr. Morrison returned to the United States to assist in the establishment of the Hahnemann Medical Clinic and the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy. He divides his time between his practice at the clinic, teaching at the college and at other institutions and writing. Dr. Morrison lectures throughout the world on many aspects of homeopathy.Dr. Morrison has published some 20 articles in homeopathic journals throughout the world since 1984.