Officers and Board of Directors

Diego Saporta MD

President: Diego Saporta, M.D.

470 North Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Tel: (908) 352-6700

Diego Saporta MD is Board Certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery since October 1990. Native from Montevideo, Uruguay in South America, he obtained his MD degree from the School of Medicine at the Republic’s University of Montevideo, Uruguay in 1979. He completed his ENT training at the Clinic’s Hospital of the same University in 1983. Soon after that he immigrated to the US. He initially worked in the research laboratory of the ENT department of Columbia University at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Subsequently he became an ENT resident at such ENT department at the Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. He became a Chief Resident in 1989-1990 and graduated as an ENT doctor (Otolaryngologist) in June 1990. He became Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in November 1990. Soon after that he established himself in Elizabeth NJ where he opened a private practice that years later would become Associates in ENT & Allergy.

Since early in his practice he became interested in the management of the allergic conditions, always with a holistic approach. He became a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, becoming a Fellow of said society in 1992. Since then he worked tirelessly to understand the intricacies of the allergic conditions. Gained insights in the management of food reactivities at the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. He ultimately developed an integrative approach to health preservation incorporating management of allergic conditions, working with patient’s diet and helping the patient attain optimal hormone levels so that health can be preserved.

Dane Mosher, D.O.

Past-President: Dane Mosher, D.O.

The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
1700 Rio Grande Street, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 732-8400

Dane Mosher, D.O., is a board-certified family physician; like many people in the field, he began studying the treatment of autism after his son received an autism diagnosis.

Dr. Mosher was raised near Houston and has spent most of his life in Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from New Mexico State University, followed by several years working as a computer programmer in Austin and West Texas. In 1999, he changed careers, becoming the head brewer for an Austin-area microbrewery. He later decided to pursue his longstanding interest in the health sciences and committed himself to a career of helping others by obtaining his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center of Fort Worth.

He completed a three-year family medicine residency at East Tennessee State University in Kingsport, Tennessee, a primary care training program in an area of the country that sees a wide variety of pathologies. The teaching hospital in Kingsport has one of the busiest emergency rooms in Tennessee. His training there included pediatric outpatient and inpatient care, as well as time in the pediatric ICU. In 2015, Dr. Mosher became an IFM Certified Practitioner.

Dr. Mosher’s professional interests include childhood development, osteopathic manipulative medicine, functional medicine, and urgent care medicine.

Renee Grandi, M.D.

Secretary: Renee Grandi, M.D.

Holistic Health and Healing of Winding Waters
507 S. River St.
Enterprise, OR 97828
Tel: (541) 263-5171

Dr. Renee Grandi sees patients at the Holistic Healing Center in Enterprise. Renee moved to Wallowa County with her husband and young daughter in 2002. Her husband found this beautiful remote part of Oregon almost 13 years earlier and always wanted to return. Renee has been privileged to serve the community as a family physician ever since. She graduated from University of Washington Medical School, did her residency training through Sacred Heart in Spokane and Colville, Washington, and started her first practice in Wallowa County. Dr. Grandi is now changing her focus a little and integrating environmental and lifestyle medicine into her general family practice. She is seeing patients at the new Winding Waters Medical Clinic satellite called Triple H.

Jeffrey Morrison

Treasurer: Jeffrey Morrison, M.D.

The Morrison Center
461 Park Ave South, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 989-9828

Dr. Jeffrey Morrison is an award-winning medical doctor, leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, and champion of a nutritional approach to healthcare. His focus is on preventing and reversing degenerative and chronic diseases by enhancing the body’s innate ability to heal and detoxify itself.

In 2002, Dr. Morrison opened The Morrison Center, where he has used his successful integrative medicine and nutritional approach for patients with many types of medical conditions.

Dr. Morrison has an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and received his medical doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He is trained in Family Practice and Environmental Medicine. The focus of his practice is Integrative and Environmental medicine.

Dr. Morrison is the author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind and has made many television appearances including The View, written journal articles, chapters for textbooks, and has lectured throughout the country in the field of integrative and complementary medicine.  Visit, to follow him on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and watch his videos on YouTube.

Gerald D. Natzke, D.O., FAAEM, DABEM

9475 Holly Rd Ste 205
Grand Blanc , MI 48439
Tel: (810) 344-4567

Dr. Natzke is president of the Preventive Medical Center and Director of the Allergy and Environmental Medicine Center of Flint, Michigan. These specialized clinics have grown to become a focal point for the state and surrounding area, providing expertise in diagnosing and treating chronic disease with principles taken in large part from Environmental Medicine. Serving as a Board member of the Genesee County Medical Society, for years chaired the Environmental Health Committee, working in County free clinics and a long time physician for the Area Special Olympics he continues to give back to the community he loves.

Dr Natzke was born in Michigan and attended Michigan State University, obtaining his bachelors of Science degree with honors in 1978. He obtained an Osteopathic medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982 and subsequently became Board Certified in Family Practice. After several years in practice he returned to study and became an affiliate Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy in 1993 and then a Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine in 1995.

Since 2002, Dr Natzke has served the AAEM by participation as a Board member and as its president in 2006-2007. He also serves as a clinical professor for both the Michigan State Departments of Osteopathic and Human Medicine. As co-chair of the Integrative Medical Consortium (IMC) he has helped establish a centralized entity that unifies the integrative medical community providing additional services and a greater voice in medicine.

His steadfast passion has been to better serve the health care needs of the people of this nation utilizing the principles of Environmental Medicine. His blessings include a loving family, numerous friends, a good spiritual foundation, good health and an optimistic outlook toward the future.

Tygart Valley Medical Specialties
911 Gorman Ave, Ste 201
Elkins, WV 26241
Tel: (304) 637-6302

Dr. Cross specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine. She is interested in immunotherapy and natural health.

Gregg Govett, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM

1201 S Post Road
Midwest City, OK 73130
Tel: (405) 732-3755

Dr. Gregg S. Govett, certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is practicing in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He became certified by the American Board of Environmental Medicine after completing all the instructional courses and examinations given by the American Board of Environmental Medicine. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

Dr. Govett graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine and completed his post-graduate residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He became interested in environmental medicine by accident. His first patient with chronic sinusitis after completing his residency training program was a four year old boy with a lifelong history of illness. The child had had two sets of tympanostomy tubes and an adenoidectomy and was now plagued with chronic sinusitis. Despite sinus surgery and normal humoral immune laboratory testing, the boy continued to have infections. The child was noted to have numerous inhalant allergens and was begun on immunotherapy. However, Dr. Govett performed a serologic test for foods and the child had a questionable reaction to oats. Once the patient stopped eating oats, he was not ill for another nine months. Since that patient, Dr. Govett has continued to evaluate patients for environmentally induced causes of chronic otolaryngic illnesses.

Dr. Govett practiced otolaryngology in Chickasha, Oklahoma from 1995-1998. During that time, he encountered a rare, reportable malignancy along with other malignancies that exceeded the statistical incidence of those malignancies in that county. Using toxicology testing, Dr. Govett determined that the malignancies were induced by chlorinated pesticides. Upon making this find, Dr. Govett discovered that crop dusting was pioneered in Grady County, Oklahoma after WWII. This is another example of environmental causes of human pathology.

Derek Guillory, M.D.

Root Causes Medicine
19026 Ridgewood Parkway, Suite 119
San Antonio, TX 78259
Tel: (210) 468-3042

Janette Hope, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM

Janette Hope, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM

304 W Los Olivos
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Tel: (805) 698-7483

Janette Hope, M.D. is a board certified family practitioner who has re-trained in the field of environmental medicine in which she has also become board certified. She has a busy solo environmental medicine practice in Santa Barbara, California where she lives with her husband and daughter. Dr. Hope graduated from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1995 where she earned Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society honors and received multiple awards including an award for excellence in pulmonary medicine. Dr. Hope then completed family practice residency at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center in 1998 and is board certified in family practice having passed her most recent board exam with a score in the top 3%. She has worked as a family doctor in many capacities, including routine out-patient clinic work, prenatal and obstetric care, urgent care, private practice, student health, and work at county medical clinics. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Hope worked in the field of developmental disabilities evaluating patients and recommending testing and treatment for those with a variety of developmental disabilities and autism. More recently, Dr. Hope has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Environmental and Public Health and has been published in peer reviewed journals on the topic of mold and mycotoxins and Hawaiian health and given talks on the topics of environmental toxins, mold and mycotoxins and autism. She has actively promoted improved indoor air quality in schools and currently serves on the board of directors for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the Global Indoor Health Network.

Her path to environmental medicine began with a personal experience with mold and mycotoxins in 2006 which led her to research available information on human illness resulting from exposure to water damaged buildings, mold and mycotoxins. Since this time she has studied environmental medicine and regularly attends conferences and courses in the field. She has had the opportunity to train onsite with many experts in environmental medicine. In addition to board certification in family practice and environmental medicine, Dr. Hope recently became board certified in integrative and holistic medicine.

Dr. Hope’s true passion is patient care and enjoys a busy practice where she sees patients from throughout the United States as well as international patients. She is very grateful for the training she has received in environmental medicine which allows her to address causation of illness and to truly help patients. Dr. Janette Hope is looking forward to a long career in environmental medicine.

Kelly McCann, M.D., MPH & TM

The Spring Center
1831 Orange Ave, Suite C
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Tel: (949) 574-5800

While some physicians are now adapting to an integrative and functional approach, Dr. McCann began her career in medicine with the intention of providing holistic, patient-centered care. Throughout her pre-medical training and continuing through medical school and residency, she explored acupuncture, herbs, meditation, energy medicine, spirituality and massage, while simultaneously excelling in her conventional medical studies. She has been practicing medicine since 2000.

Dr. McCann received a B.A. in Music from Brown University and a Master’s in Library Science from University at Albany. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) and simultaneously earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Tropical Medicine (TM) at Tulane University in New Orleans. She completed both an Internal Medicine residency at Banner Samaritan Medical Center and a Pediatrics residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. McCann practiced medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine where she worked and trained with renowned Andrew Weil, M.D., as one of 35 distinguished fellows in residence throughout the world. The residential fellowship provided the curriculum for Dr. Weil’s current online fellowship, which now trains hundreds of practitioners, and this unique group of residential fellows lead the field of integrative medicine today.

After completion of the Fellowship, she continued her pursuit of knowledge. Dr. McCann became certified in medical acupuncture through the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, studied environmental medicine and chelation with Dr. Walter Crinnion and biotoxins with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker. She also attends numerous conferences annually including ILADS – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society meetings, Membrane Medicine meetings regarding the PK protocol and other nutritional and integrative medicine trainings. Dr. McCann recently became certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine completing a rigorous program in functional medicine. Notable physicians in the functional medicine arena include Dr. Mark Hyman, Jeffrey Bland, PhD and David Perlmutter, MD. Functional medicine addresses the root causes of chronic illness through a whole-system approach to medicine.

President: Alan B. McDaniel, M.D.

Alan McDaniel, M.D.

2807 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
Tel: (502) 294-9053

Alan McDaniel, MD is a 1977 Tulane medical graduate.  He trained in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine before becoming Board-certified in Otolaryngology with sub-specialties in Neurotology and Allergy. He has practiced privately since a two-year faculty appointment at the University of Louisville.

He has presented at various national meetings in the U.S. (AAO-HNS, AAOA, ANS, AAEM, IFM, PAAS) and Mexico. His topics have included Otology and Neurotology; Allergy; Chronic fatigue and Endocrinology.  He has been a faculty member for the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Basic and Advanced Courses and for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.  His two-day course “New Endocrinology” has been presented at the AAEM and elsewhere since 2005, to physicians from five continents.

Work with dizziness and allergy in the 1980s led him to seek solutions for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In turn, these investigations extended to the endocrine aspects of this and related conditions.  Since basic surgical training emphasizes the need to know several alternative approaches to an operation, he saw the logic of studying integrative and controversial medical methods.  He has endeavored to understand these in the light of new facts from research, mindful that Medical history shows innovation begins as a minority opinion.

He is excited that applying new research to patient care offers solutions to many of the chronic and worsening problems that are epidemic in modern society.


Jaquel Patterson, N.D.

Fairfield Family Practice

22 Fairfield Place

FairfieldCT 06824

Dr. Jaquel Patterson is a nationally recognized naturopathic physician, success coach, best-selling author, and Forbes contributor.  She owns a successful multidisciplinary medical practice in Fairfield, CT.  She has a focus on Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, anxiety/depression, childhood developmental disorders and environmental medicine.  She is also the Past President for the national association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and currently serves on the Connecticut Association of Naturopathic Physicians Board.  Dr. Jaquel is a sought after speaker and presents throughout the country and featured in major publications.  In addition to her naturopathic medical degree, she has her MBA in Healthcare Management from Quinnipiac University and has her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Elizabeth Seymour, M.D.

Environmental Health Center-Dallas
8345 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 220
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 368-4132

Dr. Seymour is a family and functional medicine physician who joined the staff of the Environmental Health Center in 2015. She learned, witnessed, employed and experienced the techniques and knowledge of Dr. Rea as together they examined patients. She has served as a Telemedicine physician, an Emergency Room Physician, and as a Medical Director.

Dr. Seymour earned her B.S. in Biology at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She earned an M.S. in Health Services Administration at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, and her medical degree at St. Matthews University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, British West Indies. Her Postdoctoral Training was with Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as an Intern in Family Medicine from July 2006 – June 2007 and as a resident in Family Medicine from July 2007 – June 2009.

She is vitally involved in the community serving as Board Chair for the Denton Area Teacher’s Credit union, as President of the Denton County Medical Society, and as a board member of Medical City Denton Hospital. She has served on the Committee to Keep Denton Beautiful and on the Texas Dept. of Insurance Advisory Committee for the Standard Request Form for Prior Authorization of Medical Care or Health Care Services. She also was the Chairperson on the Health Care innovation Challenge Grant Review, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Since 2009 Dr. Seymour has been a Rotary Member, Denton, TX.

Her community service has seen her serve as a volunteer for the Special Olympics, and as a Stephens County Science Fair Judge. She served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Denton ISD, Secondary Schools subcommittee. She was a volunteer assisting in the Integris Oral, Breast, and Prostate Cancer Screening. She has also been an Emergency Room Volunteer for the Denton Regional Medical Center.

She was appointed to serve on Leadership America in 2018. From July 2016 to May 2017 she served on the Texas Medical Association, Leadership College. She was appointed to serve from March 2012 to February 2014 on the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, National Conference of Special Constituencies (NSCS), and as an International Medical Graduate Delegate. From May 2012 – May 2014 she was appointed to serve as a Delegate to the Texas Medical Association’s Council on Practice Management Services. She was appointed to the Leadership Texas Class of 2014, and from 2013 – 2014 she served on Leadership North Texas Class V. From 2012 through 2014 she served on the Leadership Denton Class 2013. In 2010 – 2011 she was appointed to serve on the Duncan Class VX as a Graduate.

Dr. Seymour along with Long, R., and Mold, J. has published in the Evidence-Based Practice, volume 13.1 (January 20010):4 the article “Osteoarthritis of the knee: Who is most likely to benefit from intraarticular corticosteroid injections, and for how long?”

She is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the Institute of Functional Medicine, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, The Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and the Denton County Medical Society.

Dr. Seymour is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

As Medical Director, Dr. Elizabeth Seymour is a vital member of the staff of the Environmental Health Center-Dallas and is dedicated to restoring and preserving the health and well-being of its patients.


Co-Executive Director: Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C, FAAEM

3603 Paesanos Pkwy, Ste 300
San Antonio, TX 78231
Tel: (210) 369-9856

Barry is a Holistic Practitioner who specializes in biomedical and environmental medicine interventions to assist the body in the healing process. He has dedicated his career to healing children and families after his own son was diagnosed with multiple medical conditions, from which all he has significantly improved.

Barry has a Masters in Physician Assistant studies from Finch University/Chicago Medical School and is the first Physician Assistant in the country to become a Fellow of the AAEM. He is an Adjunct Professor at UTHSC in San Antonio and has mentored numerous Physician Assistant students in Environmental Medicine.  He has presented across the country for organizations such as the AAEM, TACA, Generation Rescue, National Autism Association and Autism One.

Barry enjoys spending time with his family and friends camping, biking, homesteading, reading and visiting our local farmer’s markets. He is happily married to his wife of 24 years, Linda who is the Co-Executive Director of the AAEM, and is the father of six wonderful children. He also enjoys sports, like golf, football, and hockey.

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