2017 Board Candidates

NAMA Announces Board Candidates for the 2017 Election

The 2017 applications have been reviewed and the qualified candidates are listed below.  Members are encouraged to review each candidate's information. Voting instructions will be emailed to all eligible members on July 1, 2017. Voting ends July 31, 2017. See below for details on the election process.

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

The Candidates


Dhaval Dhru, MD
Professional Member, AP

Anupama Kizhakkeveettil,

Professional Member, AD


  Ellen Leonard, MS.Ed

Professional Member, AP


Amish Shah

General Member

 Raja Sivamani, MD, MS

General Member

  Kathryn Templeton, MA

Professional Member, AP


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

A.D. = NAMA Professional Membership, Ayurvedic Doctor level
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 Saturday, July 1, 2017.
  • All ballots must be submitted no later than Monday, July 31, 2017 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, 2017.
  • Results of the election will be confirmed at the board meeting on Wednesday, August 9th with elected candidates notified on Thursday, August 10th, 2017.
  • The election results will be presented to NAMA's membership in the August 2017 e-Newsletter.
  • Newly elected board members take office on November 1, 2017, and will be formally introduced at NAMA's Annual Meeting (April 2018).

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