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Board of Directors
Joanie is educated, trained and professionally certified in Naturopathy, Reiki, Nutrition, and Clinical Therapy. In addition to her bustling natural health practice of 23 years in Colorado, Joanie brings to ANCB a wealth of experience in legislative issues.
Her passion for Health Freedom has led her to serve as President of the Colorado Coalition for Natural Health since 1997, and in 2013 the group succeeded in passing SB 215, which secures a legal right to practice for over 10,000 natural health practitioners statewide. Joanie is known for her no-nonsense style of leadership and her lobbying tenacity.
Phyllis D. LightEducation Director
Phyllis D. Light, MA, LMT, is an herbalist, natural health consultant and health educator with over 27 years of clinical experience. She is traditionally trained in Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine and began her studies with her Creek/Cherokee grandmother in the deep woods of North Alabama. Phyllis continued her studies with Appalachian elders and studies in conventional Western bio-medicine.
Phyllis is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. She teaches classes in natural health and herbalism at universities, hospitals, and conferences across the country. Phyllis is a licensed massage therapist, Reiki Master, reflexologist, and health educator. Phyllis is Director of the Appalachian Center for Health Studies, offering online and residential traditional herbal and health classes in Arab, AL. She is a member of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama.
Dan Funsch, MS, has 25 years of experience in managing non-profit organizations in the fields of health care and conservation. With his background in outreach, legislation, and communications, Dan handles ANCB’s day-to-day activities and logistics, while also coordinating ANCB’s legislative action and educational programs. Dan has served as Director of ANCB since 2005.
Kimberly Ebinger, CTNExecutive Director
Kimberly’s background is in psychology, holistic medicine, and advocacy. She became an ANCB CTN in November of 2014 and specialized in private practice in biofeedback, auricular therapy and nutritional counseling before an opportunity arose in the regulated medical cannabis industry. She served as Executive Director of The Southern Colorado Growers Association for just over a year. This position allowed her to educate the public about the legalized cannabis market, promote the economic benefits, and to defend and advance the legalized cannabis industry. She handles the day to day operations for the ANCB as well as outreach.