Setting Your Roots as an ND: Tips for Career Success
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About the Presenters
Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel is a best-selling author, international speaker, and the director of medical and scientific affairs for a branded nutritional ingredients marketing firm. She has traveled the world developing strong science, safety and education platforms for patented, natural ingredients. Dr. Shavon maintains a niche client-base in New Jersey, providing personalized wellness care to women struggling with hormonal and metabolic concerns in general, and infertility in particular. To extend her reach, Dr. Shavon has initiated the build-out of proprietary online and on-demand courses that empower people through education and ‘sustainable self-care’ practices. Before entering the business sector, she taught university-level health-science and wellness courses for nearly six years. Dr. Shavon’s professional and personal passions are fueled by her Christian faith and loving relationships.
Dr. Jason Marr is founder and director of Evoke Integrative Medicine in Vancouver, Canada, Chair of the Professional Development curriculum at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – Boucher Campus, and a business coaching consultant for naturopathic doctors and clinic startups. A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Marr’s experience has included medical consultancy for suppliers and political involvement at the student level.
Sharon Leary is the Director for Career Pathways and Advancement at Bastyr University overseeing Bastyr’s Career Services and Alumni Services. In this role, she supports students and alumni as they pursue their career goals. Sharon provides coaching and delivers events and resources on job search, applying to residency, resume building, interview prep, navigating LinkedIn and networking, and more. She has over ten years of experience in career counseling and higher education administration. Prior to Bastyr, she held career counseling roles at Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Sharon holds a Master’s of Science in College Student Development and Counseling and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She hails from the Philadelphia area and is consequently an avid Eagles football and hoagie fan.
Dr. Maeghan Culver Cook is a primary care physician and owner of Northwest Integrative Medicine. She has a passion for helping improve patient-centered medicine and believes that integrative medicine and naturopathic physicians in particular have the ability to heal the broken medical system and help bring true healing and relief to those suffering with severe disease states. Dr. Maeghan graduated from Bastyr University and completed a two-year residency program through its teaching clinic. In 2015, she and her sister-in-law launched a group-practice style, insurance billing primary care clinic in Tualatin, OR. Dr. Maeghan also dedicates her time to the business development program at National University of Natural Medicine and is currently serving as Vice President of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians. When she is not busy trying to save the world, Dr. Maeghan loves being with her hubby, family and dogs, finding adventure wherever she goes.