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 HeneleDr. Henele

Executive Community Director

If you haven’t taken a class with Dr. Henele yet, we strongly encourage you to watch one of his free webinars today. Students who want to know how to make Natural Medicine really work trust Dr. H with their development. He’s dedicated decades to understanding how to make Natural Medicine really work and, more importantly, how to teach it so you can make it really work too.

When you spend even a little time with him, you can feel the passion…the love…the caring…the sharing…the fun…the light-heartedness…and the depth of his experience. You’ll feel like you matter…because you do. You’ll feel like you’re needed…because you are. And most of all, you’ll feel inspired to liberate the greatest energy living within you.

Dr. Henele is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a passionate teacher of his life’s work…the healing principles known as Energetic Health. He is the Executive Community Director for the Energetic Health Institute and owner of Genesis Health Systems, a company that specializes in developing dynamic healing arts education.

Over his two decades in the field of Natural Medicine, Dr. H has authored over 100 published works on Holistic Nutrition, Myofascial Bodywork, Yoga and the Human Body including his innovative book Energetic Health Volume 1. He has designed exceptional educational programs for the Energetic Health Institute, Arizona State University, Energetic Health Seminar Series and several healing arts schools throughout the country.

In 2012, he sold his Naturopathic Medical Clinic in Phoenix to pursue his life-long dream of founding a healing arts school with the ability to transform both education and healthcare. His dream became the Energetic Health Institute. EHI is the school that Dr. Henele always wanted to attend when the healing arts first attracted him…a vibrant student community, a supportive faculty & administration, and stimulating classes filled with transformational information focused on energy, health, and happiness.

While his responsibilities for the school are many, he still makes time to work with patients on a weekly basis and conduct free monthly holistic health science webinars each designed upon one simple idea…empowerment through education.

linda vegaLinda Vega

Executive Director for Community Success

Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services with 5 years of experience in Early Development Education and California Teaching Credential. Thanks to this background and her years in team management at the corporate level, she is able to create a special experience for each member of our student body.

Virtually each day we receive unsolicited comments from our students telling us how wonderful Linda has been and how much she really helped. We certainly couldn’t provide the level of encouraging service that we do without her.

She coordinates all aspects of our unlimited student interaction, from Welcome Calls with prospective students to Student Success appointments so we can make sure each student is on track for graduation. Linda also helps coordinate Field Study Apprenticeships for student who elect to take advantage of this option while in school.

And when she’s not taking care of our students, Linda enjoys spending time with her family, especially her handsome and happy grandson.

Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 4.43.14 PMLaurie Olsen

Executive Director for Community Outreach

Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. She spent 6 years developing and implementing various PR & Marketing strategies in the luxury Property and Hospitality Management companies.

She said ‘good-bye’ to the corporate world so she could pursue her passion for healing herself and teaching others how to do the same. First she joined our community as an excellent student and our AMAZING Social Media Coordinator. Her role in Community Outreach is to connect the entire EHI community of healers across all Social Media and eCommunication platforms. From Advertising and Marketing to Email Communications, Laurie has become an essential member of our administrative team.

In her free time, Laurie enjoys spending quality time poolside in the Arizona sun or traveling with her husband, daughter and son!

shayShay Johnson

Executive Director for Community Education

Shay Johnson is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Licensed Massage Therapist with over a decade of teaching and practice experience…and she is an indispensable part of our EHI Community and has worked with Dr. Henele for more than 5 years.

Shay owns, practices, and manages her own wellness center, Lemongrass Wellness Studio, in Palm Desert California where she resides with her husband and three children.

Having graduated from the Energetic Health Institute and the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts she has developed a tremendous amount of experience helping her specialize in Natural Wellness for Women since 2003.

She is passionate about education, leading workshops, professional training sessions and educational events in her community for years.

Shay loves reading, sidewalk cafes, and green smoothies. But her favorite past-time, you guessed it…sharing the gifts of holistic nutrition with everyone she meets.

Erika DumandanErika Dumandan

Certified Public Accountant / Non-Profit Specialist

A dynamic CPA with 9 years of combined experience in federal and state tax regulations, audit, and management accounting, Erika has developed skills to meet world class challenges in a variety of industries, markets, lifestyles and cultures.

She is a leader, motivator and team player that identifies solutions to financial problems before they become problems.  Erika is a great listener, understanding the needs of the businesses she serves, always seeking to exceed expectations.

Nathan HillNathan Hill

Film Production Specialist

Nathan is a filmmaker from Gold Canyon, AZ with an additional background in graphic design. He has studied fine art and philosophy at The University of Arizona before moving forward to pursue his passion in film and screen writing.

He has written, directed and produced several Sundance feature documentaries.

sherriSherri Rummel

Welcome Specialist

Sherri is a graduate of the Energetic Health Institute and wonderful voice on the phone welcoming prospective students into our community of healers.

She has first-hand experience when it comes to the student experience and is an absolutely amazing example of the good people that make up our community of healers.


jaclynJaclyn Cano

Community Outreach Specialist

Jaclyn is a graduate of the Energetic Health Institute and a prolific researcher that helps us discover the best ways to connect with our growing audience so we can share the abundance of information we love to put on display.

She has become a wonderful assistant to Laurie Olsen and Dr. Henele as well. Her first-hand knowledge of EHI helps us stay tuned into to the student pulse and what prospective students are looking for in a school.

SarahSarah Landau

Community Success Specialist

Sarah is a graduate of the Energetic Health Institute and assists Linda in coordinating the progress of our student body.

She is responsible for contacting students who may be falling slightly behind to make sure they have contact with our Faculty and Administrative Team so that solutions can be created for any obstacles that may arise.


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