BiomedicineAllison Bachlet, Ph.D., N.D., L.Ac.
Dr. Allison Bachlet completed her Honors B.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph, Canada. Her passion for wellness started here and manifested in volunteer work at a pediatric hospital and as a peer wellness educator. She won a Rhodes Scholarship in 2000 and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Oxford, England, on the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Her work in Pediatric Nutrition, Gastroenterology and Neurological disabilities won awards at several international conferences. The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, Canada, is where Dr. Bachlet received her ND and found her true calling. Dr. Bachlet combines her knowledge of clinical science with her passion for alternative healing methods to provide the best care possible for her patients.

Edmund Bernauer, Ph.D.
Dr. Bernauer graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, with a
Master’s in Physical Education (1951), a Master’s in Physiology (1959), and a Ph.D. in Physiology in 1962. Dr. Bernauer is a Professor Emeritus in Exercise Biology, Division of Biological Sciences and in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Bernauer is a highly respected teacher and scientist, both directing the development of research programs as well as publishing 76 scientific papers on his own research, over 100 abstracts and limited distribution papers and videos, and supervising 39 Master’s and Doctoral theses. Dr. Bernauer’s particular interest is Exercise Physiology and more broadly, the study of metabolic physiology and cardiovascular adaptations. Professor Bernauer was a department chair at the University of California at Davis on two different occasions, and chaired the Committee on Educational Policy of the Physiology Graduate Group for 10
years. Dr. Bernauer also served as chair of the UC Davis’ Academic Senate’s
Committee on Privilege and Tenure for four years representing the Davis Campus
system wide.

Ray DeLa Cruz, D.Ac (Hawaii), L.Ac., LMT
Dr. DeLa Cruz completed a 3 year Master level program in acupuncture with the
Oriental Medical Institute of Hawaii in 1993. He received his doctorate training at the
University of Health Sciences, Hawaii, in the year 2000. His specialty is in acupuncture sports therapy and he has operated his own practice since 1993 in Honolulu. He also practices Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage therapy. Currently, he teaches Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology, and Acupuncture Orthopedics classes at ICAOM.

Elizabeth Elliott, ND, L.Ac.
Dr. Elizabeth Elliott received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine as well as a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2009. Dr. Elliott has additional certification from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in supportive cancer care. Beyond her formal schooling, Dr. Elliott visited China for a month to further her knowledge and training in Qi Gung and Classical Chinese Medical theory. She has had additional mentorship in Five Element Acupuncture, a unique style of acupuncture designed to address the deepest causes of mental, emotional, and physical imbalance.

Nancy Lamport-Hughes, Ph.D.
Dr. Lamport-Hughes received her Bachelor's Degree in History and Social Science from the University of Minnesota in 1969, and then studied at the University of South Dakota, where she earned her Master's Degree in History and Social Science in 1970, and a Master's in Educational Psychology and Guidance in 1971. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Institute in 1991, where she also received the Fetzer/Saybrook Research Scholarship. Dr. Lamport-Hughes is currently a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Hawaii, and works as a staff psychologist with the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific since 1993 and with the Queen's Medical Center since 1997.

Tate Rolfs, D.C.
Dr. Rolfs earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University in 1970, and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1980. Dr. Rolf also served as a Fighter Pilot for the US Air Force from 1970 to 1976. He is also licensed in Iowa and Kentucky and specializes in musculoskeletal, low back and disc disorders. He has been in private practice in Hawaii since 1980.

Rene’e Schuetter, M.Ed., RN, L.Ac.
Ms. Schuetter has been active in many fields of nursing since 1976, and was the Executive Director of The Path Clinic in Honolulu.  She received a BS in Nursing from St. Louis University, a Master’s in Education from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and was a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University before enrolling in the MSOM program at ICAOM.  In addition, Ms. Schuetter has published several professional papers, is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, and is a student of Ba Gua Zhang.  

Craig Twentyman, Ph.D., MSOM, L.Ac.
Dr. Twentyman received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Clinical Psychology (1978) and a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2006). He has been on the faculty of several universities and founded a child abuse treatment center at the University of Rochester. While at the University of Hawaii, he received a five year research award examining psychosocial variables and coronary heart disease. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and acupuncturist, certified substance abuse counselor, and certified detoxification specialist.

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