Marilyn Shannon, known as the expert listener, is a business consultant, life coach, speaker, facilitator, author of three books, superior court mediator, journalist, online international TV/Radio host and the Founder of her private coaching practice, Dialogue Inc., and the founder of Women’s Power Networking.
Marilyn’s involvement in HWC began when Debby Bruck, her best friend was in need of someone to step up to take care of HWC and run it for her. Even though not a homeopath herself, Marilyn was with Debby when she launched the community and spent many hours and days intimately talking with Debby through the years.
In Marilyn’s previous life she taught special education in the public school system, owned a furniture store for many years, and was a marketing and advertising specialist for both print and television. Marilyn holds a degree in Communications and Public Address from Syracuse University and is a wife, mother of 5 and Landon, Liev, Nolan and Elon’s grandma.
Dr. Deepak Sharma
Executive Director, Explorer of Homeopathy
Dr. Sharma received his BHMS from National Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow. He is dedicated to spread the awareness of Homeopathy through his knowledge, skills and with the help of his Orbit Clinics and HWC. He worked and works as Consultant in various healthcare institutions of India. He is active contributor in different Homeopathic Magazines. He is lecturer of community medicine in Naiminath Homeopathic Medical College, Agra. General Secretary of (Regd.) DHMA, Life Member of SDHA, LMHI Member and elected Vice-chairman of World Homeopathic Awareness Organization (WHAO), USA. He holds the Hahnemann Award 2010. He loves to participate on seminars and debates. Dr. Sharma co-hosts in HWC’s well known online live video lectures Health-Inn Show. He is the Executive Director of HWC.
Chief Operating Officer
Uta is a German national, living since twenty years in Portugal. She studied homeopathy at the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom.
She has a BSc and an MSc in Homeopathic Medicine. She is blogging about homeopathy at Clever H. – the Mag! to promote this gentle healthcare system by keeping the community informed with the publication of practitioners’ articles on homeopathy, health and wellness. Uta loves to read, write and paint for leisure and enjoyment. Uta is responsible for Social Media relations and Marketing at HWC.
Dr. Preety Shah Chauhan
Chief Administrative Officer
Dr. Preety Shah is the founder of Healing Harmony – a Homeopathic Holistic healing initiative. Her approach is multi-dimensional, and they offer a range of holistic therapies like meditation, yoga, diet and counseling along with homeopathic treatment. She also conducts wellness retreats called “Karvaan” to help their clients move from fragments to whole. Dr. Preety Shah is a certified meditation facilitator and is currently also pursuing her Fellowship in Homeopathy Psychiatry and Counseling. She comes with over twelve years of practice and currently sees clients across the globe in her clinics in Mumbai, India.
Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan Kavner discovered homeopathy in 2010, and has since devoted his life to Hahnemannian Homeopathy, following in the footsteps of his teacher George Vithoulkas. A student of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, Jonathan is a member of the National Center of Homeopathy and is insured by Lloyd’s of London. Jonathan lives in New York with his wife and two daughters, where he provides homeopathic consultations for individuals experiencing both chronic and acute conditions. A 2019 recipient of a Vital Forces Scholarship from the National Center for Homeopathy, Jonathan has joined the Board of Homeopathy World Community as Chief Technology Officer.
Director of Research
Mr. Richard L. Dery is a people person and he enjoys helping others. From 1982 to 2007, he was a First Aid Volunteer for the St John’s Ambulance ski patrol division. All the while, he also became a CPR and first aid instructor. Curious in nature, Mr. Dery has always liked to dabble in different things, may it be acupuncture to hypnotism to astrology. Therefore, when he was introduced to homeopathy in 1981 by his friend Lucille Andrée Bergeron, an alternative medicine therapist, his curiosity was piqued. He then started a correspondence course given by l’École de Mosane in Belgium, which was distributed by Quebeurope Importations, Montréal, at the time. Throughout the years, Mr. Dery has continued his professional development through webinars given Boiron, Hyland’s and Bio Lonreco, but also by world-reknown homepaths such as Dr. Jawahar Shah (Enlightenment education, India), Shilpa Bhouraskar (The Course School and TQFS Academy, Australia).
Director of Public Affairs
Hannah Shalom is a Classical Homeopath with training in Business Development, Leadership, Professional Coaching, Western Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Herbology.
After practicing a number of alternative health modalities over the last 20 years, Hannah graduated with honors from The Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine (CCHM). She did a year of post graduate study while also shadowing a homeopath in his own practice.
In 2016 Hannah worked with Homeopaths for Health in Africa training in outreach clinics mostly with HIV/AIDS patients. In 2017 she studied with Andre Saine and Dr. Farokh Master. In 2019 she attend the First Annual Round Table Gathering hosted by Manfred and Christina Mueller. Hannah is presenting seminars for CCHM students and the public at large.
She treats patients from around the world and is enthusiastic about building a world community of colleagues possessing diverse life and professional experiences, skill sets and expertise, who collectively collaborate on difficult cases with a sincere desire to improve the quality of life for all. Collaboration with colleagues is the key to finding ingenious solutions.
Director of Business Development
Marilyn Freedman is a Toronto based, regulated Homeopath, and a member of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario, in practice since 2004.
In addition to her private practice, Marilyn has held various positions for the regulator since 2015 and has provided mentorship, supervision, and assessments for homeopaths wishing to practice in Ontario. As a friend of our late founder, Debby Bruck, Marilyn’s commitment to Debby’s legacy is to help keep HWC a vibrant, caring community. Marilyn is a host for HWC’s monthly virtual Coffee, Tea & Cocktails get togethers. She also hosts the monthly virtual art sessions for homeopaths.
Dr. Vrushali Saraswat
Director of Membership Retention
Dr. Vrushali Saraswat (BHMS, FCAH) is the founder of Happiness Homeopathy Clinic and an expert at a parenting website called ‘mycity4kids’. Dr. Vrushali is an international lecturer and is conducting CMEs in India for the last six years working with PG students in the Institute of Clinical Research. Dr. Vrushali’s area of interests include mental health as it relates to physical and social well-being and teaching the next generation of very strong young Homeopaths. She is a social blogger committing herself to ‘Rational Parenting, teaching parent-child communication and helping to build a mentally and physically stronger nation.
Her passion apart from Homeopathy is soul therapy from canvas painting, charcoal painting, cooking, writing, reading and statuary and hiking and trekking in the Himalayas where she reached the Everest Base Camp in 2017.
Dr. Priya Bansal
Dr. Priya Bansal is a Homeopathic consultant with an experience of 10+ yrs. She has completed her BHMS from National Homeopathic Medical College, Lucknow.
She has done Masters in Psychology from New Delhi. She is also certified in Nutrition and Child Care (CNCC) from New Delhi. She is dedicated to spread the awareness about Homeopathy. She has a teaching experience as ex-faculty of Naiminath Homeopathic Medical College, Agra. She treats her patients holistically & advises them about Nutrition, Counseling and Yoga. She is a Psychology consultant at “Doctor Ashish’s HMC” and she has expertise in understanding human behavior and handles cases in ADHD, Depression, Stress, Anxiety disorders. She is a member of DHMA.
Dr. Akshita Gupta
Dr. Akshita Gupta, MD in Psychiatry, BHMS, is a young dynamic Homoeopath and medical doctor in Psychiatry. Dr. Gupta received her BHMS from the Delhi based Dr. B. R. Sur HOMEOPATHIC Medical College and Research Centre.
As a passionate Homoeopathic Doctor, Dr. Gupta has written articles for various Homoeopathic magazines and newspapers. Dr. Akshita Gupta has also given webinars and lectures on the role of Homeopathy in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She gave speeches on Pain and Homeopathy as well as being hosted various homeopathic events. Dr. Gupta says that: ‘It’s all in the mind that which is reflected in the physical body’. Dr. Gupta serves as Mass Media Officer for the South Delhi Homeopathic Association since 2014. She loves to interact with people and impress them about the amazing side of Homeopathic science and how it can entirely change one’s life.
Homoeo Icon Award (2019)
Dr. Shakshi Gupta
Dr. Sakshi started her path towards becomming a homeopath at the Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, affiliated by University of Delhi, India in the year 2013. Soon after completion of her Bachelors in Homoeopathic medicine & Surgery (BHMS) she began her private practice, while also working full-time with Asia’s Leading Homoeopathic Pharmaceutical Company for more than 5 years as the Research & Development Officer as well as Homoeopathic Consultant. She recently received her Masters in Clinical Psychology and is now working full time as the Homoeopathic Consultant & Counselling Psychologist through her private practice in Delhi, India. Dr. Sakshi has written articles for a number of Indian Homoeopathic Medical Journals and was recently elected a member of the Executive Committee of the Delhi Homoeopathic Medical Association.