NANP’s Board of Directors



Kirstin Nussgruber, CNC, EMB, BCHN®

Kirstin Nussgruber, CNC, EMB, BCHN®

Acting President

Kirstin Nussgruber, CNC, EMB, BCHN®, is a cancer nutrition expert, author, and speaker passionate about helping people get out of cancer by teaching them how to reclaim their lives. A two-time cancer survivor, she learned first-hand the importance of an integrative approach to one’s health to facilitate proper healing. She offers personalized mentoring packages to private clients and in collaboration with functional medicine practitioners.

Kirstin is the bestselling author of Confessions of a Cancer Conqueror – My 5-Step Process to Transform Your Relationship with Cancer and creator of First Steps to Take Control of Your Cancer Care, an online self-help program for people looking for an evidence-based start to their healing journey.

Kirstin is Acting President of the Board of Directors at the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She is frequently invited to offer inspiring oncology nutrition-related presentations and guest interviews (e.g., Princeton Community TV, Five To Thrive Live – The Cancer Support Network radio show, 15 Minute Matrix). Currently, she is pursuing further education with the Mederi Academy under the tutelage of Donnie Yance, MH, CN. She participates in Dr. Chilkov’s monthly clinical oncology Live Round Calls.

Kirstin shares her philosophy, inspiring blogs, and self-created recipes at, and is part of the Chilkov Clinic and the clinical team at Valley Integrative Pharmacy. Numerous integrative practitioners repeatedly refer patients to her, including Dr. Lise Alschuler ND,  Dr. Tina Kaczor ND, Dr. Kathleen Thomsen MD, and Dr. Scott Berk MD.

NANP COMMITTEES: Ethics Committee, Governance Committee, Member of the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board

Julie Rauch, MBA, NC, BCHN®

Julie Rauch, MBA, NC, BCHN®


Julie Rauch, MBA, NC is a Certified Nutrition Consultant & Natural Chef graduate of Bauman College. She began her service at NANP on the executive board of the (then) Berkeley branch in 2005. She joined the national board in 2009 as treasurer before stepping into the role of president in 2012. In private practice, Julie specializes in hard to resolve health issues including hormonal imbalances, chronic infections, and heavy metal & chemical chelation using whole food supplements. She teaches practical “no excuses” healthy eating and cooking strategies to support the health and well-being of her clients. Certified in AcuPoint Integrative Testing (AIT), Julie uses this comprehensive system to evaluate her client’s unique nutritional needs and create customized supplement protocols for them without the need for laboratory testing. Julie is the nutritionist for Advance International, Inc., producer of the odorless, tasteless, marine-based Advance Protein Powder. In addition, she provides nutrition consulting services to the employees of Standard Process of Northern California.

Sarica Cernohous, L.Ac., MSTOM, BSBA

Sarica Cernohous, L.Ac., MSTOM, BSBA


Sarica Cernohous, L.Ac., MSTOM, BSBA is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, incorporating LED light therapy and nutrition consultation in her support of patients’ health. She is the author of The Funky Kitchen, a primer on the importance and practical aspects of traditional food preparation, with its accompanying course, “Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in The Funky Kitchen”, a CEC-approved course for the NANP and the NCCAOM.  She is a coach for Metabolic Balance of Germany, from which she crafted The LAPIS Method, a program considering multiple aspects of wellness for optimized weight and vibrant health.

Sarica enjoys teaching, participating in multiple health summits and podcasts, as well as presenting from the stage and in the traditional class setting, as in her role teaching master’s level nutrition and coaching concepts at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals since 2017 and has been a member since 2014.

Sarica lives in northern Arizona with her husband and two teenage children, where she enjoys daily hikes in the beautiful outdoors.


NANP COMMITTEES: Educational Standards, Governance, Poster Boards (HEALCon)


Kristy Hall, MS, BCHN®

Kristy Hall, MS, BCHN®

 is an Epigenetic Functional Nutritionist and Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®.  She worked in the not-for-profit healthcare industry, managing a national $165 million-dollar special event program.   After choosing to be a stay-at-home mom when her children were young, Kristy earned her master’s degree in holistic nutrition.  She focused her master’s thesis on the biochemical pathway of methylation.  Since graduation, Kristy has taken a unique path continuing to study epigenetics, nutrigenomics, and nutrigenetics.  

Kristy has established an integrative clinic in northern Colorado with a medical doctor, doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, massage therapist, neurosomotic specialist, reflexologist, and detox spa.  She believes this truly integrative approach to chronic disease is key to delivering compassionate, comprehensive care.  
As these new fields develop, nutrition’s key role in preventing and reversing chronic disease is undeniable.  Kristy believes we are near the tipping point in healthcare when conventional medical providers recognize the need for evidence-based nutrition consultants.

NANP COMMITTEES: Ethics, Governance (Chair)



Tammera brings 25-plus years of clinical experience as a nutrition educator, author, researcher, and food historian.  Passionate about nutrition as the key to stopping many modern illnesses, she has authored books and programs inspired by the key concepts of Holistic Nutrition; for educators, practitioners and consumers.

A Pacific College of Health and Sciences faculty member in the Masters of Science in Health and Human Performance (MSHHP) program, Tammera shares with nutrition students the importance of the BCHN® and CDPS™ credentials and membership in the NANP.

A Native of Oregon, Tammera enjoys the challenge of research, food history, whole-food cooking, herbology, and traditional food preservation: canning, drying, and fermenting.  Life on a remote ranger station in the southern cascades of Oregon and the high desert of central Oregon with her family for over fifty years has fostered an independent and proactive approach to sustainable health and lifestyle.


NANP COMMITTEES:  Continuing Education (Chair), Educational Standards, Ethics (Chair)

Patricia Koss, NC, NT, Ph.D. (Economics), BCHN®

Patricia Koss, NC, NT, Ph.D. (Economics), BCHN®

Patricia Koss (NC, BCHN®, FNLP, MA, Ph.D.) is the founder of Get Nourished!, a holistic nutrition practice in the Portland, OR area. Through one-on-one counseling and group workshops, her practice is focused on helping clients develop individualized protocols that support their gut and brain health. She is a strong advocate for the promotion of evidence-based recommendations with solid scientific foundations. Patricia is a lifelong student and educator. After a 20 year career as a Professor of Economics, she decided it was time to change disciplines and become a holistic nutrition student at Bauman College. Patricia subsequently earned her board certification with NANP and also became a certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner. Seeking to improve her skills using functional lab testing and interpretation, she is now pursuing her certification as a Restorative Wellness Practitioner.


Kerry McClure, E-RYT®, YACEP®, NC, BCHN®

Kerry McClure, E-RYT®, YACEP®, NC, BCHN®

Kerry McClure, E-RYT®, YACEP®, NC, BCHN® is passionate about supporting people in living their best selves.

She is a speaker, author, teacher, holistic wellness, and lifestyle mentor in nutrition, movement, and mindfulness. She is co-author of the books Beyond Meditation: making mindfulness accessible for everyone, and Gratitude: a mindful pause. She is the creator of The Vibrant Life Method online wellness course supporting people with eating well, sleeping well, moving well, and stressing well.

Kerry supports people with chronic symptoms using practical nutrition, movement, and mindfulness tools for better energy; a clear, focused mind; and a long, healthy life. She is passionate about helping her clients shift their lifestyle from “surviving” to “thriving” and from feeling “normal” to feeling “optimal.”

Kerry characterizes herself as a student of life. She loves to learn, gain knowledge, share and support people in becoming their best selves. As such, she has a B.S. in Organizational Behavior from USF, is a Certified Nutrition Consultant graduate of Bauman College, and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®. She is currently working towards an M.S. in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

Kerry is a member of the NANP, American Nutrition Association (ANA), and Yoga Alliance (YA). She is multi-certified in yoga and several fitness modalities. She brings 25+ years of experience in corporate America to her business, Kerry McClure – Practical Wellness.

Some of Kerry’s favorite hobbies/activities include cooking, hiking (or any outdoor activity), sewing, reading, and hanging out with friends, family, and community.

Jacqueline Zhan Fraise, D.Sc., CNP (BCHN®)

Jacqueline Zhan Fraise, D.Sc., CNP (BCHN®)

Jacqueline Zhan Fraise, D.Sc., CNP (BCHN®) is a Certified Nutrition Professional (CNP), Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) practitioner, and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in integrative healthcare.

She is a graduate of Bauman College Nutrition Consultant certificate program and received her Doctor of Science from Huntington University of Health Sciences. She is also a graduate of Harvard Medical School, Postgraduate Medical Education, Media and Medicine Certificate Program, and the California Culinary Academy. She has extensive clinical experience supporting clients of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. In addition to her clinical nutrition practice, Jacqueline is also involved in promoting holistic nutrition through various media channels, thereby reaching a broader and more diverse audience to deliver her message – food is medicine.

Jacqueline currently lives in Singapore with her family, where she enjoys both an active, outdoor lifestyle and cooking with fresh, local whole foods.

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