MEET THE TEAM
Phytomelatonin wouldn’t be the same without our incredible team members who inspire, guide, and support our patrons each and every day. Have a look at their bios below to learn more about these experienced professionals.
Deanna Minich, PhD, MS, CNS, IFMCP
Dr. Deanna Minich is a nutrition scientist, health educator, and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, phytochemicals, and functional medicine. She holds Master’s (M.S.) and Doctorate (Ph.D.) degrees in Human Nutrition and Medical Science, respectively, and has lectured extensively worldwide on health-related topics, teaching patients and health professionals about health. Dr. Minich is adjunct faculty for the graduate program at the University of Western States, the Advanced Practice Module in Environmental Health at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and provides continuing education seminars for the Institute for Brain Potential. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN), a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP), and former President of the American College of Nutrition. Presently, she leads the scientific and medical teams at Symphony Natural Health as Chief Science Officer.
Kim Ross, DCN, MS, MBA, CNS, LDN, IFMCP
Dr. Kim Ross earned a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health, a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition from Northwest College of Health Sciences, and a Master of Business Administration from Utica University. She is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN), Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Dr. Kim Ross has been in clinical practice since 2010, specializing in hormonal, mental, and gastrointestinal health, though she works with a broad range of health conditions. Additionally, she is the Director of Scientific Communications for Symphony Natural Health and serves as an Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Faculty member at Sonoran University of Health Sciences.
Corey Schuler, PhD(c), FNP, DC, CNS, LN
Dr. Corey B. Schuler is a medical affairs professional in the dietary supplement industry. He is a family nurse practitioner, certified nutrition specialist, and licensed nutritionist. He received his chiropractic doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University, master of science in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and master of science in nursing at Graceland University. He has additionally earned an executive MBA and an undergraduate degree in chemistry. Schuler authored a chapter in the textbook Integrative Medical Nutrition Therapy (Springer, 2020) and serves as an adjunct professor at Sonoran University of Health Sciences and Northeast College of Health Sciences. Schuler practices holistic primary care at Synergy Family Physicians in White Bear Lake, MN.
Mona Fahoum, ND
As a naturopathic physician and owner of Meridian Medicine and Essential Wellness, Dr. Mona Fahoum focuses on preventive primary care, women's health, hormones, and digestive concerns. Dr. Fahoum graduated from Bastyr University in 2004 and has her certification in the advanced use of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (ABHRT). Outside her primary care practice, she is also the Director of Clinical Services at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and has been adjunct faculty at Bastyr University.
Dr. Fahoum is Past-President of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). She has provided lectures and continuing education seminars for these associations, other state associations and regularly appears on podcasts, webinars and interviews for women’s groups, hormone support influencers, and others.
Catherine Darley, ND
Catherine Darley, ND, is a leader in natural sleep medicine. She combines her knowledge of sleep disorders with her training as a naturopathic physician to bridge these two fields. As a naturopath, her expertise lies in providing natural and effective treatments for sleep problems. She treats people of all ages and especially enjoys working with teens and their families. She founded The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine Inc in Seattle which is dedicated to patient care, public education about sleep health, and consultation with high-risk populations such as first responders. Dr. Darley regularly writes articles and speaks for professional audiences. She has served as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University and National University of Natural Medicine. In her personal time, Catherine advocates for later secondary school start times and enjoys being outside in nature.