GastroANP Board Members, November 2021

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.  

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.

Sherry Su, ND
GastroANP Treasurer

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. 

Members At Large

Bonnie Brock, ND

Dr. Bonnie Brock is a Registered Dietitian and Naturopathic Medical Doctor with an integrative practice in Scottsdale, AZ. Her love of nutrition began while a bachelors student studying Human Nutrition at Cornell University and she dove further into clinical nutrition while a Registered Dietitian with pediatric pulmonary patients at Tulane University Medical Center’s Cystic Fibrosis Care Center.

With her own health crisis and diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, she became interested in natural and functional medicine and returned to school later in life to study for a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at National University of Health Sciences. It was there that she exercised her leadership skills as the president of the NUHS Chapter of the NMSA and worked as a student representative for Integrative Therapeutics. She has experience being a board member on the board in the Nominating Committee with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Group Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine.

Christopher Farrelly, ND

Dr. Farrelly is a DACM candidate and student at Pacific College of Health Sciences in San Diego, California.

His primary focus in on helping individuals find and remove obstacles to wellness, while promoting proper functioning of the body by using various modalities. His therapeutic approach includes utilizing Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, hands-on physical medicine techniques including craniosacral therapy and massage, along with nutrition and lifestyle counseling to bring about optimal health in patients and the community.

Dr. Farrelly received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University California in 2018 and completed a 1-year medical residency at Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego, California. He is a student of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Health Sciences, and holds a 500+ hour license in massage therapy in the State of California. His Bachelor of Arts was in Spanish with a concentration in molecular biology. Additionally, he is a certified yoga instructor with trainings in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative yoga.

Ilana Gurevich, ND, L.Ac.

Dr. Gurevich is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2007 with her doctorate in natural medicine and in 2008 with her masters of oriental medicine.  She is currently co-owner of two large integrative medical clinics, one in northwest Portland and one in northeast Portland.  She runs a very busy private practice specializing in treating inflammatory bowel disease as well as IBS, SIBO, and other functional GI disorders.  

Dr. Gurevich lectures extensively and teaches about both conventional and natural treatments for gastrointestinal conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO, and IBS.  She is one of the foremost experts on the intersection of IBD and IBS and how treating one resolves the other.  Dr. Gurevich also acts as a mentor in the naturopathic community, educating and consulting with physicians about GI disorders.  She supervises residents and consults with doctors about their most difficult GI cases.  Dr. Gurevich was nominated as one of Portland Top Docs by The Portland Monthly in 2014, 2016, 2020, and 2021. 

Tara Shelby, ND, LM

Bio coming soon

Misty Story, ND

Dr. Story is a Naturopathic Physician specializing in gastrointestinal conditions, with emphasis
in SIBO, IBD, IBS, and Celiac Disease. She currently provides online consultations regarding
SIBO education for clients and doctors, and has recently opened her own clinic in
Grand Junction, Colorado offering Naturopathic care in gastrointestinal and preventive
medicine for patients!

Her goal is to bring Naturopathic Medicine to her local community
and build a more integrative and collaborative coalition between holistic and allopathic
care models to best support our people. I currently hold naturopathic licensure in the
State of Oregon with current DEA registration, and additional Registration of
Naturopathic Doctor in Colorado.