2016 Board Candidates

NAMA Announces Board Candidates for the 2016 Election

The 2016 applications have been reviewed and the qualified candidates are listed below.  Members are encouraged to review each candidate's information, which will be available through the end of voting on Friday, July 31, 2016.

For more information about each candidate, click on his/her picture below.

The Candidates


Bill Dean,
M.D., A.P.

Eric Grasser,
M.D., C.Ay., A.P.

 Jayarajan Kodikannath,
B.A.M.S., A.P.

 Ellen Leonard,
M.S.Ed., A.P.

 Alakananda Ma,
M.B., B.S. (London), A.P.

 Douglas Neal, A.P.
Amish Shah, General
Wynn Werner, General

A.P. = NAMA Professional Membership, Ayurvedic Practitioner
General = NAMA General Membership


The Election Process

  • This year five seats are open for election; four are for three-year terms, one for a two-year term.  Please review the information provided by each candidate above so that you will be ready to place your vote between July 1 and July 31.
  • Voting instructions and ballots, with access to statements from qualified candidates, will be emailed to all eligible NAMA members by Friday, July 1, 2016.
  • All ballots must be submitted no later than Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 9:00 pm PT.
  • A minimum of 25% of eligible voting members must submit a ballot for the election to be valid.  Your vote is essential!  Plan to vote early.
  • The Election Committee will count the ballots between August 1-8, 2016.
  • Results of the election will be confirmed at the board meeting on Wednesday, August 10th with elected candidates notified on Thursday, August 11th, 2016.
  • The election results will be presented to NAMA's membership in the August 2016 e-Newsletter.
  • Newly elected board members take office on November 1, 2016, and will be formally introduced at NAMA's Annual Meeting (April, 2017).

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