Donna Bryant Winston
Donna Bryant Winston MSN, RN is a community herbalist & Director of Neighborhood Health Initiatives for St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, PA. She has brought In-Class Mindfulness and Yoga programs to the area elementary schools and worked to establish and support their school gardens & curriculum. In 2017 she received the Healthy Kids-Healthy Allentown Achievement Award from the Bureau of Public Health for creating and implementing programs that incorporate nutrition and physical activity in the public schools. Donna has been the co-director of the New England Women’s Herbal Conference with Rosemary Gladstar since 1994 and together; they lead Plant Lover’s Journeys to other countries to learn the culture and plants of these areas. Donna has lectured throughout the U.S. and in England and Ireland and is also an adjunct Professor at Moravian College, where she teaches integrative therapies to nursing students. She is passionate, dedicated, and a wonderfully inspiring educator who combines her nursing knowledge and herbal background to teach and empower individuals of all ages on natural health practices.
Charis Lindrooth, D.C. is an herbalist and chiropractor with a busy practice in Pennsylvania. For more than 20 years she has helped her patients working with plant medicine and natural methods to restore well-being on all levels. She believes passionately in sustainable living and integrates “green” methods in every aspect of her practice and life. A teacher at heart, she has offered many workshops and classes locally, online and as a featured teacher at the New England Women’s Herbal Conference. She is the founder and organizer of the MidAtlantic Women’s Herbal Conference, an event held in Pennsylvania that supports women in the region interested in sustainable health and living. Carrying the spirit of MidAtlantic Women’s Conference throughout the year, she developed on online forum, GingerJuice, where women can gather, make connections about sustainable health and where learning continues with Charis and many guest teachers.
Asia Suler is a writer, teacher, energy worker and herbalist who lives amongst her gardens in the Blue Ridge. She is the concoctress behind One Willow Apothecaries, an Appalachian-grown company that offers lovingly handcrafted medicines. A unique combination of western and energetic herbalism, stone medicine, earth-centered shamanism and intuitive healing, Asia’s work includes private consultations as well as workshops + mentoring. Asia facilitates year-round in person classes at her apothecary on Blannahassett Island in Marshall, NC.
Jen Frey is a member of the Visioning Council of ONE (the Organization of Nature Evolutionaries), a group dedicated to the renewal of kinship with Earth and all her beings. Jen is a Flower Essence and Plant Spirit Healing Practioner and has a practice in East Petersburg, PA.
Liz Henke is a lover of life, artisan, and community herbalist based in Charlottesville, VA. It is her love for all things herbal and her commitment to holding healing space for women that truly inspires her. She infuses her passion, knowledge, and life-experience into her creative work. This wyld woman began teaching in 2007, and has taught a large selection of classes, including women’s health, culinary creations, and massage techniques. Outside of the apothecary she can be found photographing botanicals, gardening, connecting to spirit, and spending time with her family. She looks forward to connecting and sharing space with you.
Mary advocates for personal and planetary healing through herbs, nutrition and lifestyle. Mary's healing philosophy also revolves around community, activism, education, social justice, and health justice. Mary holds a teaching position at the Brown University Medical School, teaching Western Herbalism to the Integrative Resident Program. In 2006, Mary founded the Farmacy's Herbal Education and Training Program. Her programs focus on herbal medicine, health justice and nutritional healing. In 1999 through 2003, she started her career as a Community Herbalist at Indigo Herbals and then spent 4 years at Seven Arrows Herb Farm. She founded Farmacy Herbs
in 2008. In 2011/12, Mary edited and directed the documentary, Herbal Aide
featuring the work of many herbalists and community activists. Through Herbal Aide, she currently offers a grant program for herbalists working to create accessible access to herbalism in their communities.
She is a founding member of the following community groups: