What is AHHA?
In 1989, the idea for AHHA came from the boards of two national holistic medical
associations. They encourage healthcare physicians and practitioners to
incorporate holistic principles into their practices, and saw the need for a new organization to educate the public on the power of the
holistic approach. Suzan Walter and Michael Morton accepted their challenge and established AHHA (that's ah-ha!) to offer free information about
health and wellness resources to help you better cope with an illness or
disease, or to enhance your health. AHHA's focus is to help you integrate
mind, body and spirit in the process. Resources include offerings in both
conventional and alternative medicine.
Board of Directors
The first AHHA Board of Directors decided to make all AHHA materials
available at no charge. This plan was based on running the organization
with volunteer staff, donated office space, and small contributions from
people nationwide. We are honored to
introduce these hardworking volunteers currently serving on our AHHA Board of Directors:
Suzan V. Walter, MBA (president), Gena E. Kadar, DC, CNS (secretary), Susan J. Negus, HHD (treasurer), Connie Bjerk, CGIT, RM, Herbert L. Jacobs, MD, FACOG, and H. Garrett Thompson, DC, PhD.
Board of Advisors
AHHA's prestigious Board of Advisors reflects world-renown physicians and integrative health practitioners, as well as other facets of healthcare:
Daniel G. Amen, MD, Rev. Rosalyn L. Bruyere, Deepak Chopra, MD, William
Collinge, PhD, Alan Gaby, MD, Michael J. Kudlas, DC, Emmett Miller, MD, Paul Mittmen, ND, EdD, Christiane Northrup, MD, Donna A. Peters, PhD, RN, Judyth
Reichenberg-Ullman, N., DHANP, Bernard S. Siegel, MD, and Scott Tips,
With nothing to "sell," AHHA has the unique opportunity to serve as a
neutral clearinghouse to assist you in locating resources you need to
enhance your health and well-being. Since the beginning, AHHA supporter
contributions have made it possible for AHHA to be free and impartial in
helping people to help themselves. Some individuals and organizations give
more, over and above the standard contributor amounts to receive specific "member" benefits. We honor these donors who go
above and beyond by providing additional gifts, thus expanding the outreach
of this valuable organization.
What people are saying about AHHA:
"AHHA is a unique and invaluable voice in the ongoing search for a sane approach to health in America. AHHA reminds us that the real quest is for human wholeness, and not just for finding innovative ways to work with isolated problems or "parts" that make us up. The spirit of AHHA has been and always will be to champion the essential wholeness that makes us human beings, an emphasis that is sometimes lost in all the chatter about integrative medicine and complementary therapies. In the end, it is true wholeness that we all seek. Thank you AHHA for keeping the language of wholeness alive."
- William Collinge, Ph.D.