Jenny is a nature therapy guide, mindfulness teacher, lifelong student, and nonprofit leader. She co-founded IHAN during the 2017 Tubbs Fire and specializes in mind-body awareness techniques, stress management tools, health education, trauma-informed care, and ecotherapy. Jenny is passionate about helping open the doors of healing and connection for others, whether it is through one of her guided forest bathing experiences or providing support at IHAN’s disaster response and recovery clinics.
After a near-death scooter accident in 2014, Jenny’s life transformed. Western medicine saved her life but under the care of integrative health practitioners, she found solace and support. She discovered meditation and was drawn to the forest, where she learned the art of slowing down, allowing her to notice the awe and wonder within the natural world. This exploration into healing helped her find purpose amidst trauma, both from the accident and earlier chapters of her life. During Jenny's healing journey, she recognized the steep costs associated with transformative integrative health care, a privilege she enjoyed through community support that funded her trauma-healing treatments. This realization sparked a commitment within her to make integrative health more accesible, striving to make it both affordable and available to everyone in need, especially in the aftermath of a traumatic incident.
Jenny has a Master's Degree in Integrative Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University, and holds certifications as a Nature Therapy Guide, Integrative Health Coach, Guided Imagery Practitioner, Resilience Advantage HeartMath Trainer, and in Climate Psychology. She grew up in Sonoma County and currently lives in Santa Rosa, CA, with her husband, two stepdaughters, two kitties, and bunny. She loves hiking, camping, traveling, live music, gardening, reading, writing, and being in nature and community as much as possible.
Dr. Jen Riegle is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with a degree from Bastyr University. She carries advanced certification and training in environmental medicine, women’s health, infertility, biofeedback, and traditional medicine practices. She is the owner of Wild Oak Medicine in Santa Rosa, California.
When Jen was a child, her home burned in the middle of the night, leaving her Dad in the hospital with major burns and losing everything from her family’s home. The community support that Jen’s family felt wrapped around them fuels the deepest desire to work with evacuees and emergency workers today. Both of Jen’s parents are retired wildland firefighters and Jen grew up with a deep respect for the work that first responders do. In 2017, Jen had just moved to Sonoma County when the Tubbs Fire started. Within a few days, Jen was organizing with her co-founder Jenny and others to staff 15 pop-up clinics in different shelters, base-camps, armories, and community centers to serve people with integrative medicine. From there, IHAN was born.
It’s Jen’s deep love for the scientific but also interest in the human condition, struggle and spirituality that motivates her work at IHAN. This work brings added meaning and joy to her life on a regular basis.
Cynthia Mears, C.N., M.I.M has been managing medical practices since 2004. In 2011, Cynthia earned a Master of Intuitive Medicine from The Academy of Intuition Medicine and upon graduation joined her first Integrative Medical Clinic as Office Manager.
Cynthia is a Certified Holistic Clinical Nutritionist and extended her learning to become a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach.
Volunteer Integrative Health Ambassadors
Kathleen Scheible, CCH
Dr. La Deana Jeane, ND
Rose DeNicola, CMT