Board of Directors
Board of Directors (From East of West):
Savayda Jarone, Nova Scotia (President)
Daniel Wiseman, Nova Scotia
Tatum Andrews, New Brunswick
Nancy Majoulian, Ontario
Lianna Vargas, Ontario
Nicole Johnsen, Alberta
Katolen Yardley, British Columbia (Vice President)
Chanchal Cabrera, British Columbia (Secretary/Treasurer)
Savayda Jarone CHT, MNIMH – Medical Herbalist
Savayda Jarone has been on the plant path for 30 years. She is Nova Scotian, residing on the rugged Eastern Shore where she tends her herbal teaching garden.
She operates a herbal clinic and apothecary in Halifax, also home to her school, the Bloom Institute of Holistic Living & Learning, a hub for herbal and health education in the Maritimes. She is now in her 23rd year of clinical practice, specializing in women’s health, baby/child care, digestion, immune health, stress, and endocrine balance. She is a Fertility Awareness educator, helping women and couples to plan or prevent pregnancy naturally.
The Bloom Institute offers popular year-long, herbal foundations programs, levels 1-3, and a training clinic for clinical herbalist students to gain practicum hours.
Savayda has always been an enthusiastic promoter of the profession of herbal medicine, working as a founding member of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations since its birth in 2005, as well as an active member of the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia since 2002.
Daniel Wiseman, RHP – Clinical Herbalist
Daniel has been dedicated to the Herbal Path for almost 15 years. His Green journey started with Plant Teachers in his late teens that helped guide him to a more balanced, natural and holistic way of living. Since then he has fortified his knowledge through direct experience with nature, self study, travel and more recently formal training from the East West School of Planetary Herbology and with renowned alchemist and chemist Robert Bartlett of the Spagyricus Institute.
Formerly the owner/herbalist of Blue Apples Arts & Wellness Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Daniel now focuses on medicine making, farming, wild harvesting, teaching and private practice as an herbalist in rural Nova Scotia. His practice is eclectic and ever evolving drawing from the global systems of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism, Plant Spirit Medicine, Medical Astrology and Spagyria/Alchemy.
Daniel is a professional practitioner and board member of the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia, a board member of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations, a member of the International Alchemy Guild, a member of the Inner Garden Alchemy Research Group and teaches herbal pharmacy/medicine making at the Bloom Institute of Herbal Studies.
Tatum Andrews, RHP – Clinical Herbalist
Tatum studied to become a CGA and spent over 10 years working in this field with companies focused on manufacturing natural health products. When her son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, she decided it was time to study holistic nutrition so she could better understand its role in overall health. She attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition where she graduated as an RHN. This program sparked her interest in herbalism. She has studied with Wild Rose College, Dominion Herbal College, Evolutionary School of Herbalism, Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine, and other great herbalists.
Tatum is a Registered Herbal Practitioner with the Herbalist Association of New Brunswick, the current President and a founding member. She is a board member of the CCHA. Tatum stewards land in NB where she focuses on farming, wildcrafting, medicine making, teaching, and a little accounting on the side! She has a small clinical practice.
Nancy Majoulian, CNP, RH (OHA), nd-1223 – Clinical Herbalist
Nancy Majoulian is a Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutritional Practitioner and a professional Registered Herbalist with the Ontario Herbalist Association (OHA). Nancy is a former aerospace executive turned holistic health advocate. Her journey started after a life changing ski accident in 2008 where she had 3 surgeries and was able to get back on her feet in 6 months, exceeding the surgeons recovery expectations.
Her own health journey not only inspired her to invest in her own health help but help others get their health back. To learn more go to www.gaialifeorce.com
Nancy decided to join the CCHA board because she believes herbal medicine has a role in today’s world. It needs to be protected and the public needs to be properly educated on it. The use of plants as medicines predates written human history. Archaeological evidence indicates that humans were using medicinal plants during the Paleolithic era, approximately 60,000 years ago. Nancy wants to also honour her great-great-great grandmother Cema who was a renowned mid-wife and medical herbalist in the 19th century in the region of Cilicia, the “village” of Alexandretta, previously known as” Little Alexandria”.
Nancy uses holistic and complementary approach in helping her clients get their health back. She specializes in plant-based, and holistic nutrition, digestive and hormonal imbalances. She also gives regular health and wellness workshops across North America within the private and public sectors and has been a guest speaker at the Thrive with Cancer Expo in Toronto, Berkeley University in California, University of Ottawa, Ryerson College, at the International Association of Airport Executives conference in Montreal and more. In 2017, Nancy had a 6 part plant-based television series in Toronto and has made several television appearances sharing her nutritional and herbal tips including on Breakfast Television.
Nancy’s motto is: “Health is your biggest asset. Invest in it and it will pay dividends.”
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Lianna Vargas, RH (OHA) – Clinical Herbalist
Lianna is a Registered Herbalist and current president of the Ontario Herbalists Association (OHA). She is a herbalist who continually seeks to deepen her knowledge and understanding through engagement with the natural world.
She opened her clinical practice in 2015 upon graduating from Diane Kent’s Clinial Herbalist Diploma Program. She also deepened her connection with plants and herbalism studying in the field, getting in tune with the local medicinal plants.
She worked with Living Earth School of Herbalism for a number of years and currently has a private herbal clinical practice in York, ON. When not in the office/clinic or out on the land, Lianna dedicates much time to volunteer in efforts to contribute to the maintenance and growth of the herbal community.
Her focus is on continually building relationship with the local plants and connecting with Nature. She hopes that getting back to the basics helps forge a more sustainable future.
Nicole Johnsen, RH (AHA) - Clinical Herbalist
Nicole is a Registered Clinical Herbalist whose work is based on the philosophy that the body has an innate healing capacity, providing the mind, body, and spirit are in harmony; believing that the body strives to reach a place of homeostasis. Nicole adopts a practice based on a Functional Herbal Therapy approach, addressing the root cause of dis-ease by utilizing a systems-oriented approach.
Nicole has completed the Pre-Medicine program at Red Deer College and is a graduate of the Four-Year Clinical Herbal Therapist program from North America’s oldest school of Herbal Medicine, Dominion Herbal College.
Nicole is a professional member with the Alberta Herbalists Association, of which she is also a Board Member, seeking to promote and protect the use of Herbal Medicine within our province and country.
Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG
- Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987. Awarded Fellowship 2009
- MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003
- Faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster 2004 – 2016
- Senior faculty at Heartwood School of Herbal Medicine (UK)
- Diplomas in Botanic Garden Management and Education from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2013 & 2014
- Certified Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) practitioner 2016
- Certified Master Gardener 1999
- Certified Horticulture Therapist 2005
- BC representative to the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations
Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband manage Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, a 7 acre internationally registered botanic garden specializing in food and medicine plants, and where they host apprenticeships in sustainable food production and herbal medicine. Chanchal runs a private herbal medicine clinic with a specialty in holistic oncology, and offers a monthly student training clinic that provides free health services to the community. The farm also hosts Gardens without Borders, a federally registered not-for-profit society established to run the botanic garden and provide horticulture therapy.
Katolen Yardley, DO (EU), MNIMH, RH (AHG) ~ Medical Herbalist
Katolen is member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists; currently in private practice in Vancouver and Port Moody, BC. She offers in person and online health consultations throughout North America and specializes in women’s health issues, skin dis-ease, digestive and nervous system disorders. Her personal interest in health lies with the emotional connection to wellness and dis-ease. She holds a degree as Doctor of Osteopathy (EU) and also works as a manual osteopathic practitioner.
Her fascination with herbal medicine and maintaining optimal health began while studying psychology in University which led her to study at the School of Phytotherapy (UK), Dominion Herbal College, Wild Rose College (Canada) and the National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).
Katolen is the current President of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA), having been a director since 2012 and is past President of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC (CHA of BC) holding position from 2013-2019. She is a professional member and mentor with the American Herbalist’s Guild, adjunct faculty at Boucher Naturopathic College, an instructor and clinic supervisor at Dominion Herbal College; she teaches herbal medicine classes and local medicinal plant walks at various locations including Van Dusen Botanical Garden and UBC Farms and can often be found speaking at herbal conferences throughout North America.
From 1998 – 2015 she appeared monthly on Global Television Morning News, a national syndicated television program, where she offered herbal information to the public, she has been interviewed on radio and published in numerous health journals. In 2016, she published her first book, “The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies”.