NDI DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
Tabatha Parker, ND, NDI President - Named AANP Physician of the Year in 2015 and Visionary of the Year in 2011 by the prestigious UTNE Reader, Dr Tabatha Parker is a global visionary in our global community. Co-founder of Natural Doctors International (NDI), the first and oldest naturopathic global health organization, Tabatha developed the first permanent global naturopathic clinic as well as naturopathic global health courses and interprofessional internships. She worked with the World Health Organization on the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Naturopathy. In 2012, she became the first naturopathic doctor to graduate as a Faculty Development Scholar from UCSD's renowned program Addressing the Health Needs of the Underserved and became a founding faculty at Bastyr University, California. Dr. Parker currently serves as Associate Director of Special Academic Programs at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, the leading provider of education and certification of health professionals in integrative Holistic care. She also is the co-chair and faculty of the Masters in Global Health program at National College of Natural Medicine, the first global health program offered at a naturopathic school. Parker is a co-chair of the World Naturopathic Federation Interim Committee and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Global Health Committee, an agency liason and author for the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project. Most recently, she was named to the California State Naturopathic Medicine Committee where she will be involved in the promotion and enforcement of laws and regulations of naturopathic medical care. Tabatha is naturally funny, unceasingly direct and a true visionary spirit. As an activist for the global health community she continues to inspire students and doctors to become globally active. She currently resides in San Diego, CA.
Debbie Rice, ND - NDI Secretary - Dr. Debbie Rice is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in the heart of Portland, Oregon. She specializes in Women's Health and Pediatrics, along with Primary Care. She has a strong belief in health care as a human right with much passion for health care access nationally and internationally. Dr. Rice previously served in the Peace Corps which kick started a love for international travel and experience, and she has been blessed to be able to work with multiple organizations in health care access and awareness globally. Dr. Rice received her education at the National University of Natural Medicine NUNM *previously NCNM*, and has maintained her practice within the Portland area. She has also pursued education in midwifery, public health, and yoga. Dr. Rice will likely be found basking in the sunshine when available, falling out of some yoga poses, or snuggling up to read or watch a good movie.
Alison Carson - Treasurer - Alison Carson has been a business leader in San Diego as a Program and Project Manager within the software industry for 15-years. She has overseen and strategically managed cross-functional teams in the development of custom software projects and served as the client relationship manager throughout each project. She holds a Communication degree from the University of Arizona and has traveled extensively in South America. Alison is also a proud Market Force Styles Certified Practitioner, allowing her to train on performative language, problem solving and communication techniques to create high-functioning teams for organizations. She has conducted trainings for the last 2 years at The Nielsen Company’s Women in Technology Group, San Diego State University’s Women in Higher Education Faculty Circle and more. Alison’s personal interest is about in holistic health, empowering women groups and volunteering to help facilitate holistic solutions for emotional, physical and spiritual health. In her spare time, she loves running, writing and spending time with loved ones! Alison is truly honored to serve on NDI's Board of Directors.