About WANP

What is the WANP

The WANP is the non-profit, professional association for Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) in the State of Washington, incorporated in 1934. We are supported and funded through annual dues paid by our members, contributions from our sponsors and revenue from our educational events.

Mission Statement: The mission of the WANP is to support our members and advocate for naturopathic medicine in Washington State. We work to increase public awareness of and access to naturopathic medical services, and we contribute to quality of care through continuing professional education programs.

What is the purpose of the WANP?

The Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) represents the interests of its member naturopathic physicians in the state of Washington. Its function is to serve the profession and the community through effective leadership and commitment to excellence in health education and health care services.

The WANP’s primary mission includes the following:

Member Representation: The WANP collectively represents the interests of its members to the state legislature, and other state and federal government entities.

Naturopathic Physician Referrals: The WANP serves Washington residents by providing referrals to qualified member physicians.

Continuing Education: The WANP offers continuing education seminars and conferences for naturopathic physicians and other health care professionals.

Public Outreach: The WANP is dedicated to educating Washington residents on the benefits of naturopathic medicine and facilitating access to NDs throughout the state.

Collaboration: The WANP works with businesses, healthcare and educational institutions, as well as other organizations to further the health and well-being of Washington residents.

Executive Director:

Board Of Directors:

Klausmeyer, K. 300

Kelsey Klausmeyer, ND


Richter, T. 300

Teresa Richter, ND


Education Committee, Chair

Menzer, K. 300

Kara Menzer, ND


Governance Committee, Chair

Doughty, J. 300

Jamie Doughty, ND

Government Affairs Committee, Chair

Martin, A. 300

Anna Martin, ND

Conference Committee, Chair

Shegeft, M. 300

Mohammad Shegeft, ND

Membership Committee, Chair

Hawthorne, B. 1000

Ben Hawthorne, ND

Rubinstein, J. 300

Joshua Rubinstein, ND

Azie-Rentz, B. 300

Brooke Azie-Rentz, ND

Wheeler, S. 300

Sage Wheeler, ND

Erikson, J. 300+

Justice Erikson

Student Representative