GastroANP Board Members, November 2019

GastroANP Board

Officers

Andrea McBeth, ND
GastroANP President

Dr. McBeth’s background includes a degree in biochemistry and research pursuits in various areas of molecular and cellular biology.  After years working in cancer research, she left academia and the hospital to be a full-time patient advocate for a family member with cancer.  That experience and her own journey of chronic pain and autoimmune disease led her to pursue healthcare and advocacy using the tools of naturopathic medicine.  As a licensed ND in Oregon and Washington, her clinical focus is functional gastrointestinal and autoimmune issues.  In conjunction with the functional medicine practice, she runs Flora’s stool bank, which provides Fecal Microbiota Transplant for the treatment of resistant Clostridium difficile infection, as well as heads the investigational science applications for other microbiome therapies. 

She believes that just as climate change is ravishing the Earth’s biodiversity, so too, our microbiomes are being decimated by Western lifestyles.  Standard American diets, overuse of pharmaceutical medications, beauty products, and the loss of everyday interactions with natural soil and plant microbes are all contributing to this loss.  She believes that our approach to saving our health and planet will need to be as multifaceted as the ways in which we are destroying it, and naturopathic medicine is at the heart of the solution.  

Sherry Su, ND
GastroANP Vice President

Dr. Sherry Su is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing at Naturopathic Family Health in San Jose, CA.  She earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr in 2016.  Dr. Su devotes herself to treating gastrointestinal illness in her private practice.  Her decision to focus her practice on GI disorders came from her own journey of battling chronic GI symptoms, and she strives to serve and help others who share the same journey.   

When not working, she enjoys rock climbing and traveling around the world. 

Natalie Walch, ND
GastroANP Secretary

Dr. Natalie Walch is a licensed naturopathic physician practicing in Kent, Washington.  She received her doctorate from Bastyr University in Seattle.  During her training, Dr. Walch pursued extensive mentorship in clinical homeopathy and advanced coursework in psychosomatic therapy. Currently, her clinical focus is on chronic health conditions including gastrointestinal issues and autoimmune disease.  Dr. Walch deeply believes in the healing power of the body, and works to address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual root causes of disease with her patients. In her free time, she loves spending time in nature with her husband and daughter.

Allie McLane, ND
GastroANP Treasurer

Dr. Allie McLane is a Naturopathic Doctor in Los Angeles.  She completed her medical training at Bastyr University in San Diego.  She specializes in treating mental health from a whole-person perspective.  She has a keen interest in gastrointestinal health and believes it is a major key for patients to heal.

Dr. McLane is excited to have an active role in the expansion of naturopathic gastroenterology and the naturopathic medical profession as a whole.

In her free time, she is an avid yogini, outdoor adventurer, and wanderlust traveler. 

Members At Large

Ilana Gurevich, ND, L.Ac.

Bio coming soon

Sabrina Kimball, ND, L.Ac.

Dr. Kimball is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in full-time practice at Meridian Medicine in Seattle, Washington.  She completed her graduate degrees at Bastyr University in 2008.  Over the past decade, Dr. Kimball has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of complex gastrointestinal illness and endocrine disorders.  She has completed extensive post-graduate study in the diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), chronic constipation, heartburn, and related digestive disorders.

Dr. Sabrina Kimball is passionate about creating a board certification in naturopathic gastroenterology and establishing a naturopathic gastroenterology residency program to train future generations of physicians.  She enjoys collaborating with her colleagues and looks forward to helping to lead the GastroANP through the next phase of its growth and development.  

Liqaa Naser, ND, MBChB

Bio coming soon

Tara Shelby, ND, LM

Bio coming soon