Our Faculty

Webpage FormatDr. Henele

Curriculum Author / Senior Teacher / Licensed Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Henele (pronounced Hon*ah*lay) has been teaching students the amazing worlds of Natural Medicine, Holistic Health Sciences, Healing, Happiness and the Human Body since 1997.

Licensed as a primary health provider, Dr. Henele has earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and slew of professional certifications in Applied Anatomical Physics, Computer Programming, Online Education, Shiatsu Massage, Yoga, and Holistic Nutrition…he is well versed in both the science and the artistry of education and natural medicine.

Dr. Henele is the primary curriculum author for the Genesis Holistic Nutrition Certification, the Genesis Holistic Lifestyle Certification, Release Point Therapy Certification Levels 1-4, the Energetic Health Seminar Series, as well as many additional publications focused on empowering everyone to reclaim the ability to care for and heal their amazing body.

He is the best-selling author of Energetic Health Volume 1 and soon to be released Volumes 2 & 3.

Dr. Henele is the founder of the Energetic Health Institute, the Executive Community Director, a Senior Teacher and enjoys spending time with his family among the trees high in the mountains where the air is clean and the view filled with glory. But when in pursuit of his passion, he is the person responsible for making sure the EHI community embodies our Core Values as we fulfill Our Mission.

At EHI we lead by example…we walk our talk…we strive to be better today than yesterday and make tomorrow amazing for everyone.

kirstinKirstin Carey

Curriculum Author / Owner Nourish Restaurants

Kirstin is the owner of Nourish Restaurants in Arizona, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and the original “Freak at the Table.”  She loves to enlighten people on the joys of food, health, and nutrition, and finding which foods work best for their bodies, their goals, and their lives!

After discovering she had food allergies and Celiac Disease, Kirstin threw everything she had into learning about true wellness through food and all her (seemingly) random health issues finally made sense! She closed her successful consulting company and opened Nourish™, a gluten-free soy-free restaurant that focuses on delicious dishes to help people optimize their mind, body, and soul.

This cheesesteak eating, native Philadelphian used to hide her veggies in her napkin and hated anything that came from the sea. Now she’s a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, restaurant owner, and nutritional consultant living in Scottsdale, and has never been more healthy and balanced.

With more than 20 years experience as a business owner, real estate investor, consultant, and professional speaker, Kirstin earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation in 2009 held by only 10% of people in the International Federation of Professional Speakers, and served for three years as a Director on the Board for the National Speakers Association.

When she’s not working with food, speaking to groups about holistic nutrition and health, or managing Nourish™, you can usually find Kirstin with her dogs Holly, Olive, and Roxy or with her husband Anthony, Director of Wellness at Nourish, a vegan body builder, Certified Personal Trainer.

danChef Dan Santos

Curriculum Author / Executive Chef

Nourish Executive Chef Dan Santos knows food from every angle. He is the consummate learner, educator, and some might say… magician.

With experience that spans 25 years, this California native turned his passion into an eclectic but well-rounded career. When other kids were out playing sports, Chef Dan was in the kitchen developing recipes and sharpening knives. His career began as a young teen working in fast food, then as a cook in the Navy managing 3 squares a day for 200 seamen making everything from scratch. After culinary school, Chef worked as a Director and/or Executive Chef in assisted living, The Flying J, Compass Group, the Surgical Specialty Hospital of Arizona, and Freschef – furthering his knowledge and interest in personal health as it relates to food, nutrition, and diet.

Chef rounded out his training in the 2-year Herbalism program at SWIHA which included classes in nutrition, coaching, and holistic medicine. He has been the Executive Chef at Nourish™ since they opened in 2010 creating and offering dish options that cater to gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and carnivorous eaters as well making difficult-to-serve diners thrilled.

shayShay Johnson

Senior Teacher / Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist 

Shay Johnson is a Board 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.

Dr. Nicole Gerard

Senior Teacher / Licensed Naturopathic Doctor 

Dr. Nicole is a Naturopathic Physician with over 5 years of teaching experience, many of which have been while teaching Holistic Nutrition with Dr. Henele.

Since 2011, She has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine as a licensed primary care provider specializing in Women’s Health, Dr. Nicole Gerard Women’s Wellness. Dr. Nicole has been studying Nutrition and Natural Medicine since 2006 and has a wealth of knowledge in Functional Nutrition, Holistic Nutrition, Lab Interpretation, Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture, and the stimulation of the body’s innate ability to heal.

Dr. Nicole has a passion for helping and loves to research the latest innovations in Natural Medicine. She’s magnificent in the classrooms sharing insights in natural medicine from her years of her clinical experience.

She loves spending time with her family and traveling to new places…especially places she can take her furry babies too.

Jolene Goring

Teacher / Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Jolene Goring is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a leading integrated health and fitness, natural wellness, and holistic nutrition expert based in Scottsdale, AZ. She is the Director of Nutrition and Fitness at the TriVita Wellness Center and an avid world traveler from which she has curated a unique set of natural health techniques.

Jolene is the nutrition and fitness expert on Good Morning Arizona, where she teaches easy to apply tips for a healthier you!  Recently named one of USA Today’s “America’s Premier Fitness Experts,” Jolene is a best-selling author and has appeared in international magazines, newspaper, television shows, and fitness videos.

With 18 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Jolene also has a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics and numerous certifications in health, nutrition, and fitness. She loves learning about the latest scientific breakthroughs in the holistic health field, and is currently working towards her PhD in Natural Medicine.

Jolene’s life mission is “To help ONE MILLION people transform their lives by 2025.”

AJDAnthony DiNobile

Teacher Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Anthony DiNobile is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Live Blood Cell Analyst, Certified Personal Trainer, and accomplished Vegan Body Builder with a passion for helping his clients realize their full potential.

Quite the creative chef in the kitchen, Anthony has developed many of his own recipes to help vegan body builders maximize their calories and increase their protein intake without the need of animal protein proving that meat isn’t an essential aspect of competitive athletic performance.

He works with both Vegan and non-Vegan clients alike to find the best food choices for their specific physical needs and personal goals, both of which synergize beautifully with workouts he’s perfected and also certified to share.

Anthony also enjoys speaking to fitness groups on nutrition and wellness. In his off hours, you’ll find Anthony riding his Ducati 996 or hanging with canine furry family: Holly, Olive, Roxy and Vera along with his beautiful wife Kirstin.

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