Meet the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board

Julie Thenell, BS, MS, NC, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®, Certified Dietary Supplement Professional™

Board Chair

Julie Thenell, BS/MS/NC/BCHN®/CDSP™, believes good health is as close as your kitchen. Her nutrition practice is based on nutrient-dense whole food and lifestyle choices that support health and well-being, especially during times of high stress and transitions. Her role is to educate, guide, and support individuals in their pursuit of stress management and resilience building.

In addition to her private nutrition practice, Julie serves as Chair of the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board and NANP’s Certified Dietary Supplement Professional Committee. She also actively participates in the Continuing Education and Educational Standards Committees. She is proud to align herself with professionals who share the belief that nutrition and lifestyle play critical roles in health and are taking steps to make significant changes in our nation’s health.

Part of Julie’s “lead by example” lifestyle includes hiking, biking, running, snowshoeing, reading, cooking, and sipping tea. She is on a mission to inspire others to nourish themselves despite the daily stressors in life to build resilience and thrive.

Cordelia McFadyen, NNCP, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

Pacific Rim College


A self-described gut health enthusiast, Cordelia McFadyen is a Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner & Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® who is committed to spreading the joy and vitality that can be found through holistic nutrition and the benefits of a strong digestive system, balanced hormones and healthy boundaries. She has spent the last 4 years serving as Dean at the School of Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College and is currently most passionate about the work she is creating in her company called Inspired Living Nutrition Inc. and its work of empowering women through strong gut health.

With more than 15+ years of personal and professional experience, Cordelia has worked on several valuable projects, including her involvement in Pacific Rim College Online’s Community Herbalist Program and her membership community entitled Gutsy GoddessTM.

Cordelia has been honored with Awards & Recognition for her contributions to the Holistic Nutrition Industry in Canada.

In her free time, you can find her tending to her garden, hanging out at the beach and spending quality time with her husband and chihuahua. 

Rebekah Fedrowitz, MHN, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

Board Secretary

Rebekah Fedrowitz, MDN, BCHN® is an integrative health speaker, author, and educator. She’s passionate about helping women recover from stress and restore their health through a holistic approach that considers physical, mental, and spiritual health. She believes that nutrition is an important part of the body’s healing process, and with the right nutrition, woman can escape the traps of their so-called “normal” health challenges.

Rebekah completed her Master’s diploma in nutrition from the Edison Institute of Nutrition. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® and is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She is the founder of Restored: An Integrative Wellness Community, the host of the You Are Well Health Podcast, and a co-author of Sister, Walk in Truth.


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, Poster Boards

Francesca Orlando, MS, NTP, CGP, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

Francesca Orlando, NTP, CGP, BCHN, has been in practice since 2009. Her knowledge of nutrition science, physiology, pathology, and the use of nutriceuticals spans over a decade. She completed a Master of Science in Integrative Nutrition in the spring of 2023.

In her practice, Francesca uses functional and integrative nutrition to develop therapies tailored to address each client’s unique underlying causes of illness. Her integrative “whole person” approach looks at more than the diet. She incorporates lifestyle, stress, inflammation, medical history, and even meaningful relationships. She also uses coaching techniques to help clients implement changes and remove barriers and obstacles to change.

Julie Rauch, MBA, NC, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

Julie Rauch, MBA, NC, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®  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.

Tanja-Maria Zeise, MD, NC, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

Tanja-Maria Zeise, MD, NC, BCHN® is passionate about holistic health. She received her M.D. from the Freie University Berlin in Germany. While she is fascinated by the human body, physiology, and biochemistry, she found that allopathic medicine offers limited support to achieve holistic health. On her journey to comprehend holistic health she worked in diabetes research at the University of New Mexico, completed a workshop in homeopathy as well as the Foundations of Narrative Health Coaching program through Teleosis Institute, and received her nutrition consultant certification from Bauman College. Tanja then became an instructor, researcher, curriculum writer and editor at Bauman College. In addition to having a private nutrition consulting practice, Tanja teaches a nutrition class in continuing education at the College of Marin in California.

Tanja always looks for ways to create balance. Through education in mindfulness and by efforts to maximize nutritional density while simplifying her cooking methods, this approach creates time and opportunity to be outdoors, bike, hike, swim, practice Pilates and yoga, read, create art, and spend time with friends and family.

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