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Neal Caldwell

Neal Caldwell graduated from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program to achieve his goal of guiding "each individual through the world of holistic nutrition, functional exercise, and lifestyle changes." Neal graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and began his career in the health, exercise, and teaching industry. He launched Dunamis Fitness to help educate and guide people through the world of nutrition and exercise and takes the time to listen and encourage each individual to meet their goals and to start the healing process in their body from the inside-out. In addition to all of Neal's accomplishments and affiliations, he is to be applauded for over 13 years as a physical education teacher. Congratulations, Neal!

Kathy Conery

Kathy Conery received her Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition with the distinction of Magna cum Laude. She has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for several years in a private practice as well as in two community acupuncture clinics in Princeville, Kauai. Kathy's thesis, Immune System Modulation as a Primary Treatment Focus for Auto Immune Disorders and Allergies, is evidence of her knowledge and belief that food is the best and first medicine. Keep up the good work, Kathy!

Amanda Codd

Amanda Codd received her Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition with the distinction of Magna cum Laude. Amanda has been formally trained as a research neuroscientist. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, and an M.Phil. from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, England, in 2003. Since then, she has worked in many scientific capacities, including a cognitive neuroscience research lab studying the effects of meditation on the brain. Amanda is currently working as a clinical writer for a non-profit healthcare research institution, ECRI Institute, in Plymouth Meeting, PA. In this role, she analyzes evidence on emerging healthcare technologies. Her interests in holistic nutrition stem from her interests in neuroscience and involve the effects of food on the brain, and the effects of the brain on food choices. Great work, Amanda!

Michelle Fletchall

Michelle Fletchall graduated Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. She has been studying nutrition and its impact on the health of the body, mind, and spirit since 1996. Michelle shares her yoga training and Hawthorn degree with others as a food psychology coach, certified by Marc David and the Spencer Institute. She combines all three disciplines in her clinical practice. Michelle is honored to have the opportunity to assist clients as they discover a balanced relationship with food and movement firmly anchored in a positive sense of self. Excellent work, Michelle!

Danielle Ryan

Danielle Ryan graduated summa cum laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Danielle blends her studies of psychology, anthropology, yoga, Ayurveda, holistic nutrition, and adventure therapy into her work as a wellness coach and transformational retreat leader on the island of Maui. She leads cleanses, teaches classes and facilitates workshops throughout the US, and guides clients to discover and maintain whole life health based on their own unique needs. Her guided meditations, personalized consultations, and other services are available both in person and online at