Tip Top Successful Practitioner Panel

Ashley Grimmel, MScN

Ashley is an Integrative Oncology Nutrition Specialist with a background in biological sciences and chemistry. She earned her Master in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine and has received a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. Ashley utilizes nutritional and lifestyle strategies to help patients and their families to eliminate cancer and return to optimal health. Ashley currently runs the lifestyle program at An Oasis of Healing in Mesa, Arizona. Ashley is also on the board of directors for the Nutrition Therapy Institute of Denver, CO.  Ashley is beyond passionate about cancer, vibrant health, and nutrition and is thrilled to be an NUNM alum.

Rebecca Groebner, LAc

Rebecca (Bex) Groebner grew up in Olympia, Washington and is the mother of two amazing boys. She holds a Master of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from the National University of Natural Medicine and owns The Local Healer. She teaches Taichi classes through Drishti yoga and continues to learn this art from Sifu PikShan Ko. She is a volunteer member of the State of Oregon’s Emergency Reserve Pool of Healthcare Volunteers (SERV-OR) and takes part in government trainings so that she can assist with medical needs during times of man-made or natural disasters. She is on the board of directors for the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and serves as a volunteer, instructor and camp lead with the Acupuncture Relief Project in rural Nepal.

Wahji Kasten, ND, Lac

Wahji Kasten, ND, LAc received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Antioch College in 2002. After working in a laboratory for several years she decided to pursue a career in medicine where she would be able to help people and utilize her scientific background. She graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in 2015 with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master in Acupuncture. Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, she lives in the Pacific Northwest and now calls it her home. As a Canadian First Nations woman herself she is dedicated to improving the health of Aboriginal peoples everywhere. When she is not treating patients Dr. Wahji enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Kelly Philiba, ND

Dr. Kelly Philiba is the Physician Informatics Specialist at Health Quest Systems, a not-for-profit family of hospitals and private practices located throughout the Hudson Valley, NY. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Albany. Inspired to further her education, Dr. Philiba moved cross-country to Portland, OR earning her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in 2015, where she was honored with a “Helping Hand Award” for her commitment to her school and community. Dr. Philiba’s current administrative position within an allopathic setting affords her the opportunity to speak at international conferences and publish population-health research articles. When she has the opportunity to “unplug,” Dr. Philiba can be found camping, running, biking, listening to music, reading, and sipping coffee with her cherished loved ones.