About WIHHA

WIHHA serves as an umbrella organization for a diverse group of wonderful healthcare providers and individuals who are interested in holistic health.

For Individuals –

  • Online directory of healing practitioners available on Whidbey Island
  • Online resource of health information
  • A calendar of events
  • An opportunity to get involved

For Professionals –

  • Social & networking opportunities
  • Share your expertise with the community through events, lectures and seminars
  • Promote your services through the on-line directory, advertising and events
  • Join WIHHA to meet like-minded people and make new friends

For Associate Members –

  • Online resource of health information
  • Support holistic health on Whidbey Island
  • Promote your services through on-line advertising
  • Get involved in the community

Board Members –

Our Board Members play an integral part in the creation of the Association and its ongoing commitment to spread the value and variety of holistic health throughout the Whidbey Island community.

Board Member Bios

Lynne Donnelly, CST, EFTCert-II, President — I’ve been working with energy for over 30 years, beginning with t’ai chi and qigong. I am certified by the Upledger Institute in CranioSacral Therapy and by Gary Craig in EFT. I also have extensive training and experience in acupressure, Zero Balancing and other types of gentle-touch therapies. www.lynne.org

Sarah Birger, C-IAYT, Vice President — I am a Certified Yoga Therapist and t’ai chi teacher, working with both individuals and groups.

Karen Carbone, Treasurer — I was an R.N. for 30 years and returned to school to earn my Doctor of Natural Health. I have a private health coaching practice, both on the island and via phone/Skype.

Christa Straub, LMP, Secretary — In massage practice since 1998 and on Whidbey since 2002, my work now particularly supports those with digestive/pelvic and stress-related conditions to find greater balance and ease. I offer abdominal and full-body restorative massage sessions and facilitate self-care classes.

Jeremy Cornish, LAc — I am an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist specializing in chronic and degenerative health conditions. http://www.whidbeyacupuncture.com

Janie Keilwitz, MN, BSN, RN, Membership Director — I am a registered nurse with a masters degree in cardiovascular physiology and a nursing career spanning 30 years. I have practiced Acutonics for more then a decade, blending principals of traditional western medicine, eastern medicine and the healing aspects of sound to provide a profound healing experience. www.soundtouchhealing.com

Sarah Chappelle, ND, Technical Director — I am a primary care Naturopathic Doctor in Freeland and help patients manage a broad range of health concerns, providing conventional diagnosis, lab testing and imaging orders as well as an array of naturopathic assessments and treatments. www.whidbeynd.com

All photographs included on our website were taken by photographers who are residents of the island and who have the ability to capture the unique beauty of the island.

Photograph by Mark Gaggia

Photograph by Mark Gaggia

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