Homeopathy Institute of the Pacific is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving health through the advancement of homeopathy. Our mission is to expand the use of homeopathy through dissemination of information to the public, continuing education for homeopaths, furthering research in homeopathy, and establishing homeopathic clinics.
Our Board of Directors
- Renita Herrmann
- Wanda Smith-Schick
- Bara Waters
- Dr. Wendy Pollock
- Johanna Abate
- Cynthia Kingsbury
After becoming interested in the alternative medicine field while still an airline pilot, Renita Herrmann studied during layovers and received her MS in Natural Health (summa cum laude). She did not understand homeopathy, but she was intrigued. Signing up for a four-year program at the Institute of Classical Homeopathy, she expected to complete one year, and be satisfied. But as she describes it, "Homeopathy had me in its thrall." The four years flew by. After 2 years of clinical experience, she volunteered at a local San Francisco clinic once a week. She has been at the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center since 2005. In her own words, "I realized how valuable this modality, homeopathy, can be. I never looked back. I have seen it do things I never thought possible, and have learned so much since my Master's Degree."
The Homeopathy Institute of the Pacific was born out of a dedication to expand the use of homeopathy in clinics and reach out with information and education. Renita has also started a second homeopathic clinic at COTS in Petaluma, where she treats homeless and veterans. Her writing has been published in Homeopathy Today. She maintains a private practice as a registered, certified Classical Homeopath in San Francisco. For more information, please visit her website at www.sfhomeopath.com. X
Wanda Smith-Schick continues to tirelessly volunteer her time and energy working at the Mission Neigh-borhood Resource Center Clinic in San Francisco. With a BA in Speech Communications from CSU Long Beach, she establishes easy rapport with her clients. Coming from a multi-generational military family, Wanda understands the needs of veterans and their families. Bringing dignity and hope to the clinic she treats health challenges, acute and chronic diseases, for the homeless and disenfranchised.
Wanda's private practice locations are in Palo Alto and San Francisco California where she treats acute and chronic health concerns via Classical Homeopathy and Core Synchronism. She is passionate about the practice of homeopathy and has witnessed the amazing transformation homeopathy provides.
As a Classical Homeopathic Consultant, Wanda has completed training and internship at the Institute of Classical Homoeopathy in San Francisco, California. She has also completed Core Synchronism & Core Lymphatic training from New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her writing has been published in Homeopathy Today. For more information, please visit her website at www.ThoroughHealing.com. X
Bara Waters, D.HOM, HMC, MSW is a classical homeopath dedicated to bringing homeopathy to the forefront of public consciousness. She has diverse experience in holistic health and counseling, teaching and group facilitation, program development, and marketing communications in the health, education, non-profit and public sectors.
Among other things, Waters has practiced as a therapeutic counselor since 1983 and as a professional homeopath since 1994. Since 2000, she has served as a core faculty instructor, program developer, clinic director and student mentor for the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California, and as an associate instructor and student mentor for the Los Angeles School of Homeopathy since 2009. She has been a featured speaker at the University of California-Irvine Medical School, the Susan Samueli Center for Integrated Medicine - UCI, the National Center for Homeopathy, the California Homeopathic Medical Society, and numerous health organizations, television and radio talk shows.
Waters is currently interested in developing film/video productions aimed at promoting homeopathy and other simple solutions to global issues. Waters is also known in homeopathic circles as the author of homeopathy’s hit song, ‘Homeo Pie,’ and is a songwriter/vocalist in the band, Cosmic Spin. Please visit her website at EmpoweringUhomeopathy.com.
Waters holds advanced degrees in classical homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, London, and Curentur University, Los Angeles, and trained as a Master Clinician with Louis Klein. In addition, Waters has studied extensively with many of the world’s prominent homeopaths, including: Rajan Sankaran, Jayesh Shah, Massimo Mangialavori MD, Jan Scholten, Alize Timmerman, Roger Morrison MD, Jonathan Shore MD, David Warkentin, and others. Waters also holds a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. X
Dr. Wendy Pollock, DC, HMC, CCH, RsHOM, has an extensive background of community service in healthcare and homeopathy. Her history is testimony to her dedication and passion in the field of homeopathy and providing health care for people from all walks of life.
Wendy received her undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and graduated with a BFA Magna Cum Laude. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (Cum Laude) and the Montgomery Award for Clinical & Academic Excellence from Logan College of Chiropractic, St Louis, Missouri. Wendy attended the New England School of Homeopathy, and continued with the Massimo Mangialavori Koine International Post graduate Course in Homeopathy and the Massimo Mangialavori Koine 3 year International Post graduate Course in Boston. She completed the Homeopathic Master Clinician Course with Louis Klein, in Portland, Maine, and the Bowen Island Advanced Clinical Seminar with Louis Klein. She is an ongoing student of Louis Klein, Jan Scholten, and Divya Chhabbra.
Wendy completed the Hanley Program for Health Leadership Development in 2010. She received full scholarship from the Maine Health Access Foundation for her founding of Turn the Tide Maine; establishing an alternative health care collaborative for the uninsured and under insured. www.turnthetidemaine.org
Additional community and world service include appointment to the Maine Board of Chiropractic Examiners, medical team participant to the Dominican Republic to treat Haitian immigrants in 2003 and 2005, fundraiser for Rippleffect, a nonprofit youth outdoor adventure based development on Cow Island, Casco Bay, Maine from 2005 through 2009, Maine Outdoor Adventure Club Board of Directors from 2008 through 2009, and trip leader for Appalachian Mountain Club & Maine Outdoor Adventure Club from 2005 through 2011.
Dr. Wendy Pollock is the founder of Turn the Tide Maine.org ‘pay it forward’ model free clinic for complimentary and alternative medicine in Maine to serve the under/un-insured from 2009 to the present. She has also volunteered with Homeopaths Without Borders: Homeopathy for Health In Africa - www.hha.org in Tanzania treating HIV/ AIDS with homeopathy from January to March 2011.
In her own words, “I consider my work a calling, to which I bring qualities of non- judgment and compassion. It is my joy to empower you in attaining the greatest of gifts, your highest level of health.” Her private practice is in Mill Valley. Please visit her website at www.innershores.com for more information. X
Johanna fell in love with homeopathy in the early 1990's, when she began using homeopathic remedies for herself, and soon after for her toddler. The 'energy-medicine' aspect of homeopathic microdoses was what compelled her to enroll in the 4-year program at the Institute Of Classical Homeopathy.
She held her own homeopathic practice in San Francisco for 10 years, adding LLLT (Low-Level Laser Light, or Cold Laser) to her repertoire in 2009, and is currently working on her certification as a Divine Healing Hands Healer, which she considers a higher octave of her first love--homeopathy.
Johanna is the newest Board Member of HIP, and currently is training to participate in the HIP Veterans Clinic with her beloved colleagues. She is also a member of the Bay Area Homeopathy Association (BAHA), and the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH). X
Although I have learned a tremendous amount about homeopathy through books and teachers, my first experience of it was personal–lifting me from a chasm of grief and depression I hadn’t even been able to name. Having that experience leaves no doubt of the power of this kind of treatment. It is incredibly gratifying when I see these transformations in the lives of my clients.
Cynthia Kingsbury is a Classical Homeopath, trained at the rigorous 4-year program at the Institute of Classical Homoeopathy in San Francisco. She has been treating clients since 2006, and practices in Santa Cruz, CA and the greater Bay Area. She volunteers as a homeopath at the Committee on the Shelterless in Petaluma. To contact her, please visit her website: www.simplyhomeopathy.com. X
Our Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board Members are Judie Doherty, Roger Morrison MD, Melinda McGee, Dana Ullman, Cristina Garelli, and Denise Kostbar.