MANP Elections 2019
The Executive Committee is the governing body of the MANP and the guiding leaders of the organization’s activities. MANP’s leaders are the public face of Montana’s naturopathic community and the key to collaboration and communication with other health care professions, the public, and colleagues nationally.
The Candidates before you have made a commitment of time and leadership for a two-year term. In addition to regularly schedule meetings twice monthly, additional duties include appointed working groups, strategic planning, conference planning and presentation, legislative engagement, and general organizational and public engagement.
Your 2020 executive committee members will engage in an Orientation process with additional meetings leading up to their first meeting of their term in January 2020.
Nominees were required to confirm a commitment to serve in the office for the applicable term by signing the nomination form and providing a letter to the membership.
Thank you for supporting the MANP and for supporting those who have chosen to dedicate themselves at this time.
We have four candidates for four offices.
The Candiates' Letters to the Membership
Petitions from MANP Executive Committee Officers
Dawn Dalili, ND
Letter to membership:
It took well over a year to get comfortable in the role of president. Only now, after 18 months in the role, is forward-thinking and active responding to the needs of our maturing organization even possible. My hope is that continuing in this role for another two years, before supporting new leadership in taking the reins, will allow us to build on the momentum we have created.
My goals as president remain consistent:
I aim to promote clear and inclusive communication within the organization and between the MANP and external bodies.
I support the continued work on strategic planning that will allow our Executive Committee and Working Groups to rely on it as a guideline for decision making and activity.
I support the development of resources that will facilitate pathways for legislative activity & responsiveness and expansion of member benefits.
Qualifications: I have served as President for 18 months, and we've survived so far.
Biography: I grew up in New Orleans, studied Economics and Math at Vanderbilt, and made the decision to change careers and pursue medicine after working in the corporate world for a few years.
I studied at SCNM and graduated in 2010. From there, I moved to Florida to raise Everett near family. We lived there for 5 yrs before moving to Montana 3 yrs ago.
I have shared an office with Dr. Krumbeck for over two years. During that time, we have grown and developed in numerous ways, including the integration of efficient systems, the addition of staff, and - most recently - the addition of a third physician.
Danielle Phillips-Dorsett, ND
Letter to membership:
For the past 4 years I have felt blessed to provide primary care and adjunctive oncology care to the greater Billings area. I have learned a great deal about the inner strength it takes to provide exceptional naturopathic care beyond what was gleaned from textbooks and case studies in school. These few years have also taught me a great deal about the politics of practicing naturopathic medicine in Montana. As the current MANP secretary, I have been privy to the hard work my predecessors put forward to keep alive and allow our medicine to flourish.
As a show of commitment to our profession, I have been the chair of the spring gathering committee for the past 2 years. This position has allowed me to work with an incredible group of NDs who are committed to fostering a kindred naturopathic culture in Montana. I have been so grateful to see meaningful engagement at these gatherings that have supported mentorship, camaraderie and healthy debate. Reciting the naturopathic oath at the gathering with my peers helps to keep me grounded in the professional work I do on a day to day basis and is a great reminder that I am not doing it on my own.
I am applying for vice president to be a part of the movement to educate the legislature, patients, the public, and other medical providers about the incredible value of naturopathic and integrative care.
I have attended the past 2 MANP lobby days at the state capitol. This was an opportunity to educate those policy makers, democratic, republican and independent, about how naturopathic providers in Montana can make a difference in the health care system of Montana. I strongly believe in patient autonomy and a person’s choice to have the provider that best fits their needs. As an executive member, I will work to advance awareness of our profession in a manner that is directed by the MANP membership.
I have a strong desire to represent our membership needs as voiced through surveys, member comment and our annual member meetings. We are a diverse group and it can be challenging to piece together a cohesive force for movement in any direction. Through the promotion of Non-Violent Communication that is practiced at our clinic, I do think that all voices can be heard and address the needs of the membership. Through former leadership roles as a coach, team manager, child support case manager and teacher I have experience bringing people together for the benefit of the whole. In closing, I fully support the philosophy of ‘democracy of the intellect’ in which, when presented with compelling information, viewpoints can develop more richly as long as we are open to that development.
Please, membership, I urge you elect me, then help me deepen my understanding of your needs so I can help to strengthen our profession!!
• Naturopathic Oncology/Family Medicine Resident– Frontier Cancer Center and Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Billings, Montana
• Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine – Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington
• Bachelor of Arts, Biology – Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
Dr. Phillips-Dorsett received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2015 from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Through this program, which includes 2 years of supervised clinical practice, she developed a passion for treating her patients beyond their conventional diagnoses and lab values. She places emphasis on understanding the underlying cause of disturbance in a person that leads to physical and emotional discomfort. Using this as a foundation she helps patients by bolstering their own defense systems to not only return the body to health, but to optimize wellbeing.
Dr. Phillips-Dorsett joined Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in November 2015 as one of the Family Medicine/Naturopathic Oncology residents. She currently works with pediatrics, primary care and oncology patients at the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic.
In addition to the opportunity to work with Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic, Dr. Phillips-Dorsett was drawn back to Billings, MT for her family and the outdoor recreational opportunities. You may find her out cross country skiing or hiking in any of the beautiful surrounding areas.
Jennifer Krieger, ND
Letter to membership:
Dear Esteemed Colleagues,
I wish to continue to serve the MANP and its membership by continuing to expand my work within the MANP Executive Committee.
Practitioners that are drawn to naturopathic medicine often march to the beat of their own drum. We have all experienced uphill battles and roadblocks, fighting hard for the rights to practice our medicine. This became ever so apparent during our last legislative session.
My appreciation for grassroots movements continues to run deep given my time that I have previously served on the Executive Committee as both the Vice President and Secretary. The Oath of Naturopathic Medicine hangs above my desk, and I reference it every time I meet with a new patient. The pride I have when explaining and educating our naturopathic principles is not without the legislative struggles to get there, and I appreciate that even more now knowing all of the hard work that the MANP does behind the scenes.
I am passionate about expanding the recognition and scope of naturopathic medicine in Montana. As the current MANP Vice President, I have gained extensive knowledge in the legislative process as well as valuable leadership experience. I hope to continue to serve you actively in a leadership position.
As a transplant to Montana, I am absolutely in love with this beautiful state and all that it has to offer. I am so happy to call Bozeman home! My passion for naturopathic medicine runs deep, and I am so glad to promote this powerful medicine within Montana. I truly believe that we can accomplish great things within this state’s naturopathic community by building cohesive relationships within the MANP and beyond, and I am looking forward to tapping into and expanding the membership resources that the MANP has already successfully built.
I value the work that this association has put forth into the establishment of naturopathic medicine in Montana by current and past members. I welcome new growth and balance as we continue to build and operate as a unified team.
Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.
Jennifer Krieger, ND
Spring Integrative Health
Professionally, I have relocated my practice to Bozeman from Billings last year. My practice is focused on naturopathic oncology, primary care, autoimmune conditions, chronic disease, hormone balancing, family medicine and gastrointestinal health. I have also worked at two hospitals in the state providing naturopathic oncology care, which is a passion of mine.
Personally, I love hot springs soaking, fly fishing hidden Montana streams, road trips, creating and appreciating art, traveling, and openly welcoming any adventures that happen to cross my path.
Kaley Burns, ND
Letter to membership:
The number of practitioners in Montana has grown and our advancement in the healthcare system at large has evolved. Our ability as an organization to continue to educate about and advocate for Naturopathic medicine means increased opportunity for us as physicians but also improved care for our ever-expanding community of patients. I hear much of the barriers and challenges that we face as a profession and I want to be a part of determining solutions.
A positive culture among our profession is at the core of our success. This requires that Montana practitioners be active members within this association. I find it vital to reach out across the state to the passionate, committed souls who can help us continue to create our community and support each other as our profession matures.
Dr. Kaley Burns received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. During her time in Chicago, Dr. Burns worked as a research fellow assisting with clinical trials and participated in a medical volunteer brigade with Naturopathic Doctors International.
Dr. Burns previously practiced as a Naturopathic Physician in an integrative family practice in Manchester, CT. Having interned at YNC, she was eager to return as an associate physician and support the greater Billings community. Dr. Burns embraces a natural approach to health and aims to inspire and guide others on their health journey.
Expertise: Family medicine, primary care and preventative medicine, nutritional counseling, regenerative injection therapies including: prolotherapy, PRP, and Stem cell (including facial PRP); digestive and cardiovascular health, craniosacral therapy and autoimmune conditions.
Full details and Call for Nominations details were
sent in May