2013 On-Site Faculty Team
Student Director: Kristina King focused on English Literature while earning her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia and is currently a second year medical student at the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. Prompted by a pivotal encounter with a Shaman in Peru, Kristina attended both Naturopathic and Oriental Medical College before deciding to pursue a conventional medical education. Kristina served as AMSA’s Integrative Medicine Coordinator and AMSA’s representative on the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium’s Board of Directors in 2012. Kristina is dedicated to the promotion of integrative health care and feels honored to join the LEAPS Team as Student Director. Kristina has worked as both a scuba diving and sailing instructor in Ecuador and the Caribbean, and as a hyperbaric chamber operator and technician in Canada. She is also a certified Doula, and first aid instructor. Kristina enjoys yoga, flying kites and looking forward to her next sailing adventure with her three-year-old son!
Kathryn Hayward, MD lives in Mallorca, Spain and practices Integrative Medicine in Europe and the US. In 2012, she retired from her position as Associate Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She practiced primary care internal medicine at MGH from 1992 until 2009, and then consulted with the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine until 2010. In 2004, she created a private integrative medicine practice, Odyssey Journey: A Collaborative Approach to Wellness, which brings together what she regards as the four disciplines that comprise integrative medicine (conventional medicine, movement, conscious nutrition and mind/body/spirit disciplines). Kathryn served as one of the Harvard representatives to the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) and continues to serve that group as Program Director of LEAPS. She is the founder of the Integrative Health Collaborative in Boston.
Bill Manahan, MD is Assistant Professor Emeritus with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center in Minneapolis. He was on the clinical faculty of Mayo Medical School for 11 years. He is Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association and author of the book, Eat for Health. He is on the editorial board for Global Advances in Health and Medicine and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. In 1982, Dr. Manahan co-founded The Wellness Center of Minnesota, one of America’s first, physician-led, integrative medicine centers. He has served on numerous boards, councils, and coalitions for community-based programs addressing the healthcare needs of the underserved. He was the founder of Open Door Health Center, a clinic in rural Minnesota for the underserved and uninsured. He was the Founder and Program Director of Minnesota’s first Rural Family Practice Residency Program. Presently, he consults with physicians and clinics wishing to expand into more integrative and holistic practices.
J. Adam Rindfleisch, MPhil, MD grew up in rural Idaho, where docs are scarce and seeking out non-biomedical approaches is commonplace. He merged philosophy, psychology, and comparative religion into his pre-medical studies. Traveling to India, Nepal, and Thailand during breaks from graduate school in England made him even more of an Integrative Medicine aficionado. Adam completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at University of Wisconsin, which incorporated the University of Arizona online fellowship as part of its curriculum. Currently, Adam directs the UW Integrative Medicine fellowship and is one of the Associate Program Directors for the UW Madison Family Medicine Residency. His interests include dietary supplements, epistemology, mindfulness in medicine, and shamanism. His wife Kirsten is also a family doc, and they have two rambunctious sons, a freakishly smart dog, and a kick-butt sledding hill. He would be outside all the time if he could be. One the most enjoyable aspects of his practice is taking care of health professionals from an array of traditions.
Mary P. Guerrera, MD is Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Integrative Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. In addition, she is Board Certified in Medical Acupuncture and is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. Nationally Dr. Guerrera serves on the steering and executive committees of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and as past co-Chair of their education working group. At UCONN she directs the medical school electives: ‘The Healer’s Art’ and ‘Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine’ and served as Principal Investigator of the Educational Development for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (EDCAM) Project Grant awarded by the American Medical Student Association Foundation (2003-2007). She served as the catalyst and founding Principal Investigator that launched the LEAPS into IM program in 2010.