Faculty and Staff

Meet the incredible individuals that make NAH what it is today.


Valerie Ohanian CCH, RSHom (NA): Founder & Instructor

Val is a full-time homeopathic practitioner in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, where she later became an associate faculty member. Val has an AB in Journalism from Humboldt State University. She is co-founder of Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy and the past chairwoman of the International Council of Classical Homeopathy. Co-founder of NASH (North American Society of Homeopaths), where she served as Vice-President for five years.  She was also a key founder and officer in the Minnesota Homeopathic Association (MHA).


Debra Sax Annes CCH, RSHom (NA): Instructor

Debra has a degree in psychology and education, and for several years, worked as an elementary school teacher. She has been practicing Homeopathy since 1998, paying special attention to women’s concerns, including depression and menopause, and the problems of children and adolescents, such as autism, attention deficit disorder, and behavioral challenges. Debra is a graduate of the Class 1 of Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy and completed a master’s clinical program at the Luminos School of Homeopathy in Vancouver, B.C.. She is certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification and a member of the North American Society of Homeopaths.



Su Sandon CCH, RSHom (NA)

Su has been assisting individuals with their healthcare and well-being for over 35 years. She has been practicing as a registered pharmacist since 1980 and as a Homeopathic practitioner since 2005. After years of searching for a deeply healing healthcare modality, Su stumbled upon homeopathy and instantly every fiber of her being was excited.  Even though she was not clear on what homeopathy truly was she knew, way down in her bones, that she wanted to practice it. She discovered Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy where she became a student, and eventually an instructor.

Su loves sharing homeopathy and teaching is one way she gets to do that. It is an amazing gift to witness the transition and growth of students as they learn and absorb the philosophy and content of this modality.


Jason Aeric Hunecke CCH, RSHom (NA)


Laurie Dack CCH, RSHom (NA)

One day, while sitting in a waiting room, Laurie picked up a book and fell in love. It was a copy of Kent’s “Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy”. That was over 35 years ago.
Since then, she’s studied, taught and lectured about homeopathy. She’s also dedicated her life to its practice. In her words, “I see remarkable transformations all the time, sometimes several in one day.”
Laurie has been a teacher at Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Minnesota for over 24 years. She also taught at the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy during its reign. In addition, she’s shared successful case stories to audiences the world over – England, Germany, Switzerland and India. That book — “Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy” — changed her life. Over the years, it also helped her change the lives of others.

Kim Boutilier CCH, RSHom (NAH): Student Mentor



Kathy Yeo CCH: Student Clinic Supervisor



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