Find a Registered Herbalist

Registered Herbalists are professional herbalists who run active consultation services, serve as mentors or teachers. All AHA Professional Members adhere to standards for integrity and education.

Helene Chenard

Clinical Herbalist

Moose Jaw, Sask.

Judith Cobb, MH



Kristy Garnet

Clinical Herbalist


Kulshan Kaur Gill RH, MBBS

Registered Herbalist,
Doctor of Naturopathy


Cristina Harabor, ND, MD (Europe)


Regina, Sask.

Kalyn Kodiak, RH, ClH

Herbalist & Educator,

Calgary & Lethbridge

Jeananne Laing, RH (AHA)

Clinical Herbalist,
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach


Jen Luong, CH

Clinical Herbalist


Bree Nabholz

Dip. Phyto, HHP

Sherwood Park

Dr. Andrea Passini, BSc, FEI

Herbalist, RNEP
Tech. NPP

Brisighella, Italy

Tracy Sharuga HHP

Medical Herbalist
Dip. Phyto


Alexandra Smed

Dip. Phyto


Dr. Sandip Surila, BAMS

Ayurvedic Doctor,
Clinical Herbalist



Joanne Wilson

Registered Certified Herbal Therapist


Herbalist Profiles

Helene Chenard, Clinical Herbalist
Phone: 306.693.3076 (Moose Jaw, Sask.)


Hélène is a retired teacher with B.A. and B.Ed. degrees from the University of
Saskatchewan. After many years of passionate interest in herbalism and natural
health therapies, Hélène began studies for a clinical herbalist diploma at Wild Rose
College of Natural Healing in Calgary, Alberta in 2010. She completed her studies
and received her diploma in October 2015. Hélène has established a clinical
practice in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Each client is treated as an individual.
Protocols for herbal use are carefully researched and developed to suit the unique
health needs of the client. Support is offered to each client to help achieve health
Hélène is also trained as an aromatherapist, a reflexologist, a Reiki and Raindrop
Technique practitioner.

Judith Cobb, MH, NCP, NNCP, CCI, CCII
Phone: 403.850.5503 (Calgary)


Judith Cobb has been using her skills as a master herbalist, certified iridologist, and nutritional consultant
practitioner to help people take control of their health since 1982. Judith’s clinical passions are infertility,
repeat miscarriage, high-risk pregnancy, and female hormone imbalance. Private consultations are offered in her
clinic and via the internet. Additionally, as a certified iridology instructor she loves
teaching iridology.
Courses are offered live online and pre-recorded online.
Judith is married and has seven children and seven
grandchildren. She loves teaching natural health, running, biking, swimming, and renovating!


Kristy Garnet Cl.H., M.Sc.
Phone: 403-663-9008 (Calgary)


Kristy is a Clinical Herbalist (Cl.H.) and Professional Biologist (P.Biol) in
Alberta and British Columbia (R.P.Bio.). She completed her Master of
Science (M.Sc.) degree in Biology from George Mason University in
Arlington, VA, USA in 2004. Kristy reignited her interest in biology
and herbal medicine and earned her Clinical Herbalist (Cl.H.) diploma
from Wild Rose College in Calgary, AB, Canada.
Kristy believes the only way to great health is with individual support
that looks at the body from a holistic perspective. She works with
clients to get to the root of their health and wellness issues using
herbs and natural remedies.

Kulshan Kaur Gill, Registered Herbalist, Doctor of Naturopathy, MBBS, Meditation Teacher
Phone: 780.238.2456 (Edmonton)


Kulshan Gill is a Registered Herbalist and a professional member of the Alberta Herbalists
Association. In addition, she also holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy degree from Canadian
College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, has training in Mind-Body Medicine, Stress
management and Relaxation therapy from Harvard Medical School. She has extensively trained
in Ayurveda, Life balance coaching, Meditation and Yoga therapy from USA, Canada & India.
She is a Certified Life & Wellness Coach, and a Meditation teacher. In addition, she is an
International Medical Graduate with clinical training in Family Medicine from India. Kulshan Gill
is owner and holistic practitioner at Divine Lotus Wellness in Edmonton. The main focus of her
services is in Stress Management, Mindfulness, Women’s Health, Pregnancy & Childbirth


Cristina Harabor, ND, MD (Romania), Naturopathic Doctor (Regina, Sask.)
306-570- 4655

After working as a physician for a few years, I pursued my complimentary medicine
vision by studying with David Winston’s Center for Herbal studies thus obtaining
certificates in Herbalism and Herbal Therapeutics. I recently graduated from the
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where I studied traditional modalities such
as Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, TCM. I gained clinical experience as an Intern at the
Robert Schad, the Brampton and the Sherbourne HIV Naturopathic clinics in Toronto,
and during an externship at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China.
I am practicing as an ND in Regina SK.


Kalyn Kodiak, Clinical Herbalist & Educator, Iridologist
Phone: 403.437.1446 (Calgary/Lethbridge)


Kalyn practices a unique mix of Metis and Modern Herbalism. A Clinical Herbalist &
Iridologist trained at Wild Rose College, she opened Kodiak Herbal Health & Education in 2012 to share her passion with the people.
As one of the founding members of the Alberta Herbalists Association, Kalyn sits as Vice President of the board since 2016. She
is active as a teacher and mentor in her community, guiding apprentices in their clinical practicums, and sharing plantwalks &
Metis culture with children in local schools. She directs the Calgary Herbal Student Clinic, where services are
provided to Albertans on a sliding-scale. Kalyn also hosts workshops and classes in Herbalism & Iridology for all experience levels
and ages. She is currently accepting new clients, apprentices & practicum students at .


Jeananne Laing RH (AHA), Clinical Herbalist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Cannabis Educator

Email: (Calgary)

Through her Enhealthment programs Jeananne helps others regain and maintain health through the use of herbal remedies, nutrition, and lifestyle hacking. Jeananne is excited to now include counselling on legal medical cannabis as a powerful healing tool for her clients.
After many years of managing and teaching at the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, Jeananne continues her passion for education as Co-founder/Co-Director at Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies. She is a Cannabis Educator at Harvest Medicine Clinic in Calgary and frequently speaks on various aspects of herbal medicines. Jeananne is a founding member and current President of the Alberta Herbalists Association. She served as a board member with the Canadian Council of Herbal Associations for 13 years (2005 – 2017.)
Learn more about Jeananne at


Jen Luong, Clinical Herbalist

Email: (Olds)

Jenny grew up with natural medicine. Her grandfather was a Taoist shaman and her father was a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Right after graduating high school Jenny started to formally study medicinal herbs. First through Dominion Herbal College, then with Michael and Lesley Tierra, studying Chinese and Ayruvedic herbs. Jenny is a holistic health coach and permacultural designer. When she’s not working with clients, you can find her in her urban farm, or out hiking and wild crafting for mushrooms and herbs.


Bree Nabholz, Dip. Phyto, HHP
Phone: 780.242.9453 (Edmonton)


Bree is a Registered Medical Herbalist in Edmonton, AB where she runs her herbal medicine practice and botanical dispensary. Her
dispensary stocks over 100 herbs and she loves formulating individualized blends for her clients and other practitioners
including naturopaths, chiropractors and midwives throughout Alberta. In 2007, she completed her Diploma of Holistic Health at
Grant McEwan University, specializing in flower essences and herbology. Through Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies on Salt
Spring Island, BC she completed the Intermediate Herbal Program where she learned medicine-making and wild-crafting skills.
Bree then continued on to receive her clinical training from Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC, where she completed a 3
year Diploma of Phytotherapy. Coming back to her Albertan roots, Bree opened Wild Yarrow Herbal Medicine Clinic and Dispensary
in Edmonton, AB where she enjoys seeing clients to get to the heart of their health issues. Her locally-made “Wild Yarrow
Herbals” product line includes herbal products designed for pregnancy, daily wellness and festival/summer fun. You can
find her products at Earth’s General Store and Noorish, as well as online. She’s a Professional Member of the American
Herbalist Guild (AHG), as well as the Alberta Herbalists Association (AHA). She’s also honored to sit on the board of both
the Alberta Herbalists Association and the Canadian Council of Herbal Associations where she actively works along her
peers to create a strong presence of herbalism in Alberta and Canada in order to raise the public profile of Herbalism
as a whole. Bree is passionate about women’s empowerment, women’s health and connecting the dots between mental and
emotional patterns with physical symptoms in the body; she believes addressing all facets of a person is necessary to
create true long-lasting healing.


Andrea Passini, Herbalist, Technician of Neurophysiopathology (Italy)

Email: (Italy)

Andrea Passini, an Italian qualified Herbalist, was graduated at the University of Bologna in Techniques of
Neurophysiopathology and in Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (Herbal Techniques). After some experiences in various hospitals,
he decided to open an artisan herbal laboratory in which to prepare and dispense food supplements based on medicinal herbs.
The main goal of this laboratory is the control, by a qualified herbalist, of the whole chain of medicinal herbs, from harvesting
and cultivation (in our analyzed and uncontaminated soils and woods) to quality control of the finished product.

Tracy Marie Sharuga HHP, DipofPhyto, Medical Herbalist
Phone: 780-686-5195 (Edmonton)


Tracy is a Holistic Health Practitioner, and a Phytotherapist (Medical Herbalist) devoted to helping people with wellness goals and healing physically, mentally, and spiritually with the use of plant medicine and the therapeutic value of the consultation process.
Tracy is a graduate of Holistic Health at Grant McEwan University where she specialized in Herbology, Nutrition, Acupressure and Touch for Health. She has studied in Williams, Oregon completing a Permaculture study internship program. Tracy gained medical and clinical skills with the primary focus of treating people with plant medicine in Victoria, BC at Pacific Rim College graduating with a Diploma of Phytotherapy.
Tracy is the owner of Herb and Pestle Health where she consults one-on-one with clients formulating and proving individualized treatment plans and plant medicine formulas – as well as producing her own line of products to enhance the wellbeing of a greater number of people in a wholistic way.

Alexandra Smed, Dip of Phyto, Phytotherapist
Phone: 778-677-1821 (Calgary)


I am a Phytotherapist (Dip.Phyto) will a professional practice in the quirky neighborhood of Kensington in
Calgary, AB. I competed my diploma of Phytotherapy at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, B.C. My vision for my
practice has always been patient centred care. Looking deeper into someone’s experience past the physical
symptoms. I create a clinical experience with plant medicine, that is tailored to each individual’s unique
I offer Phytotherapy consultations in various lengths, such as a short consultation for
simple coughs and colds, and long term care options to get to the root cause of any imbalances. My product line
RADIX herbals are compounded based on short consultations, for individuals who already know exactly what they
want to receive. This line was created to improve safety for consumers buying without full consultations. What
started off as a simple appreciation for all the beautiful entities in nature, has become not only my
business, but a part of all aspects of my life.

Dr. Sandip Surila, BAMS, Ayurvedic Doctor, Clinical Herbalist
Phone: 587-879-2044 (Edmonton)


I have been practicing as Ayuvedic Doctor since 2008 from India. I helped hundreds of clients over the years with many difficult
health problems. As I believe in the virtue of many other healing modalities, have always been inspired to learn and practice the
tradition of Indian herbal medicines. I am registered Ayuvedic Doctor with “Board of Ayurvedic & Unani systems of Medicine, Punjab,
India” and has earned my “Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery” from “Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, India”.


Joanne Wilson, Registered Certified Herbal Therapist

Phone: 403.874.7072 (Calgary)


After graduating as an Herbal Therapist from Mount Royal College in 2001,
I established Herbal Healing Inc., a traditional apothecary and dispensary. I thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at the herbal
manufacturing portion of my schooling and proceeded over the next few years to formulate and create a product line for consumers
and professionals. As the company grew, I acquired a federal license and organic processors/handlers certification. After much
research and paperwork I was granted natural health product numbers (NPN’s) for nine of my twelve therapeutic tea blends.
Herbal Healing Inc. is a long-standing member of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) and continuously employs local
herbalists and practicum students.
Although the number of old apothecaries has dwindled, Herbal Healing is a uniquely
modern version of the traditional apothecary and we adhere to the high standards of natural medicine making left to us by
our ancestors.