Board of Directors

Dr. Ryan Altman, DACM, L.Ac.

Chairman & Board Member

Dr. Ryan Altman, DACM, L.Ac.

Chairman & Board Member

Dr. Altman is the Founder and Executive Director of Community Wellness Collaborative (formerly Alternative Healing Network), a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes the use of integrative healing to the public and improves access to holistic care. A graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Ryan built CWC around his desire to give back to the San Diego community and make healing available to everyone. 

Steven Friedman

Board Member

Steven Friedman

Board Member

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Steven graduated with a degree in education from Kean University in New Jersey. Following several years of teaching high school history & psychology, his interests turned to finance. He worked for several decades as a financial advisor, finally retiring as a Morgan Stanley VP. He then relocated to San Diego, where he developed an interest in acupuncture & oriental medicine and eventually became involved at CWC.

Dr. Ellen Kaye Gehrke, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Ellen Kaye Gehrke, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Gehrke is a professor of leadership and health sciences at National University School of Health and Human Services. She is the Director of the Master’s Program in Complementary and Integrative Healthcare. She is also known for her work in demonstrating the healing power of horses for children with autism and current research on veterans dealing with symptoms of PTSD. She lives on a small horse ranch in Ramona, where she offers coaching and equine programs with her horses and mule.

Jen Hamilton, CPA

Treasurer & Board Member

Jen Hamilton, CPA

Treasurer & Board Member

Jen is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer of staff, supervisors, and managers.  She is honored to serve as the CEO of the Institute for Mastering Success, where she helps motivate professionals at all levels to do their work well and collaborate effectively with others. Jen has a long past and deep passion for making a difference in her community: she co-founded and led the Consultant Allies professional association, co-founded The Heights Charter school, and founded CAB Foundation at UC Santa Barbara. She is active in the community and holds roles as Treasurer of the Board of San Diego Social Venture Partners, Treasurer for Alternative Healing Network, and leader of her daughter and niece’s Girl Scout troop.

Dr. Dave McCann D.C

Clinical Director & Board Member

Dr. Dave McCann D.C

Clinical Director & Board Member

Dr. Dave is a 1997 honors graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis. His background in engineering prepared him well for his systematic, yet highly creative approach to working with the human body. His extensive study of Applied Kinesiology gives him an excellent knowledge of the muscular system and how it relates to not only the skeleton, but also to the organs and the energy meridians of the body. Through his use of kinesiology, or “muscle testing,” he discovers the hidden causes of dis-ease in his patients.

Amanda Schultz - Brochu

Board Member

Amanda Schultz - Brochu

Board Member

With 15+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Amanda brings expertise in fund development, strategic planning, and team management to the board. Amanda currently acts as the VP and Chief Program Officer for the San Diego Hunger Coalition, while her past work focused on leadership development, community organizing, and civic engagement to advance public health.  Amanda received a BA from Lake Forest College and a Masters in Public Health at UIC, followed by a two-year Population Health Fellowship with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. She then spent two years in Central America, supporting community-driven initiatives to strengthen local economies, including the launch of a natural medicine collaborative. As a long-time patient of CWC, Amanda has experienced firsthand the healing power of CWC’s integrative approach to care and is committed to helping more San Diegans benefit from the organization’s services.

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