Board of Directors

Officers

Chair

Liz Kaltman, ND, MPH, NCMP

Executive Director
Center for Integrative Medicine in Public Health

Dr. Liz Kaltman is Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine in Public Health where she advocates for greater access to integrative medicine in low income and underserved communities. She is a licensed naturopathic physician, epidemiologist and public health consultant with over 25 years experience in the health care field. She earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Kaltman served for many years as a communicable disease epidemiologist directing disease surveillance programs in city and state health departments and is the former Director of Surveillance for Springfield, Massachusetts. She has extensive experience in community health, HIV/AIDS and infectious disease research.

As a physician, Dr. Kaltman is experienced working with diverse populations in community and public health settings. Currently, she serves as the primary care physician for two non-profit residential treatment homes for children and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Prior to working in residential treatment she served as a clinician at Planned Parenthood where she worked on the front lines of reproductive health care. Dr. Kaltman has extensive experience and training in women’s health. Her areas of clinical specialty include reproductive health, menopause, adolescent medicine, endocrinology and nutrition. She holds the prestigious North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) credential of NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). She is also a member of the Medical Reserve Corp, a team of medical volunteers trained to respond to local and national emergencies.

Dr. Kaltman maintains a steadfast commitment to improving health in underserved populations and strives to maximize the effectiveness of integrative medicine in these communities.

Secretary/Treasurer

kron_picture-smJonas Kron, JD, MSEL

Senior Vice President, Director of  Social Research and Advocacy
Trillium Asset Management Corporation

Trillium Asset Management Corporation is the oldest and largest independent investment management firm in the U.S. exclusively devoted to socially responsible investing. With over a decade of experience in shareholder advocacy, Mr. Jonas Kron pushes companies to improve their environmental and social behavior. He is also an advocate for shareholder rights and the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions. As a contributor to the United Nation’s A legal framework for the integration of environmental, social and governance issues into institutional investments and other writings, Mr. Kron is a recognized legal specialist in the field. Prior to joining Trillium, Mr. Kron was in private practice specializing in securities law, indigent criminal defense and natural resource conservation. Mr. Kron graduated from Vermont Law School’s nationally recognized environmental law program in 1997, where he earned his law and masters degrees. He is admitted to practice in California, Massachusetts and Oregon.

Directors

Sharon Adler photoSharon Adler, MD, MPH

Clinical Instructor
California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, STD Control Branch
California Department of Health

Dr. Sharon Adler is a clinical instructor at the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. She received her medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and her Masters of Public Health degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She completed the Family Practice Residency program at the University of California, San Francisco as well as the General Preventive Medicine/Public Health program run by the University of California, Berkeley/University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine/Public Health and has clinical experience working in community clinics, public health clinics, and indigent care free clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as at the San Francisco STD City Clinic. In her current position Dr. Adler develops curricula and conducts and coordinates STD trainings with a focus on special populations including correctional, Indian Health Service, Pacific Island and border health providers.

Lisa PascopellaLisa Pascopella, PhD, MPH

Epidemiologist
Tuberculosis Control Branch, Center for Infectious Diseases
California Department of Public Health

Dr. Lisa Pascopella is an Epidemiologist at the California Department of Public Health’s Center for Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis Control Branch. Her professional work includes epidemiologic research and program evaluation in the field of domestic tuberculosis control and teaching in the areas of epidemiology, public health practice, and global health. Her volunteer work is focused on evidence-based methods to close the gap on health disparities. She has served on the Berkeley Community Health Commission and was active on Berkeley’s Community Action Team (CAT). CAT was a community-based participatory research group that used neighborhood surveys and epidemiology to engage community, private business, and city government to address the root causes of racial inequities in health. Dr. Pascopella teaches epidemiology at the Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center and international health at the University of Montana. She served on the University of Montana’s School of Public and Community Health Services External Advisory Committee in 2007-2008, and has served on the Rose Foundation’s New Voices Are Rising Advisory Board, since 2007. Dr. Pascopella was awarded a doctoral degree in molecular genetics by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and a Masters of Public Health degree by the University of California at Berkeley.

Susan SchoenfeldSusan Schoenfeld, RN, MSPH

Deputy State Epidemiologist
Division of Health Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Disease Prevention
Vermont Department of Health

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Vermont

Ms. Susan Schoenfeld is the Deputy State Epidemiologist at the Vermont Department of Health. She has worked as an infectious disease epidemiologist since 1989, focusing on issues such as foodborne disease outbreak investigations, surveillance for vaccine-preventable diseases, public health response to emerging infectious disease and emergency preparedness issues. Currently she also serves as both the TB Program Manager and Refugee Health Coordinator. Ms. Schoenfeld is a registered nurse and has a Masters of Science in Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

Former Board Members

Maki_Aoki012_web-160x206Maki Aoki, MD, ND

Medical Director
In Act of Volunteers of America

Adjunct Clinical Professor
National College of Natural Medicine

Dr. Maki Aoki received her Naturopathic Doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), then continued to teach in NCNM’s community health clinics as an adjunct clinical faculty member. With a passion for underserved care, she has worked as an instructor and a contract provider at Outside In, a clinic for homeless youth, and In Act of Volunteers of America, an outpatient addictions treatment center.  Dr Aoki also holds an interest in cross cultural communication issues in education and healthcare, and is a founding member of AWARE (formerly Cultural Competency Task Force) at NCNM and guest lectures to students, faculty and clinic staff on “Culture and Bias in Healthcare.”