Executive Team


Marilyn Shannon


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.

Uta Mittelstadt

Uta Mittelstadt

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 works at CareClin

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.


Jonathan Kavner

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.


Richard Dery

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).


Hannah Shalom

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.


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.

Chanel Stynder

Director of Communication & Collaboration

Chanel Stynder is a Classically Trained Homeopath, currently based in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa where she has taken her practice online, treating patients from around the world. She studied with the masters at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine (CCHM) in Toronto, Canada, after completing a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. She furthered her training by working with Indigenous Healers in Playa Del Carmen & Tulum, Mexico, and is currently working closely with Traditional Healers in South Africa.

Using the various healing methods which she has learnt during her travels and incorporated into her practice, she helps people access their inner resources and open the door to happiness, growth and true, long lasting health. Chanel is committed to fostering a community that is inclusive and respectful, growing from love and the ability to bring the wonders of Homeopathy to all.

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 received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from a renowned institute at Delhi soon after her graduation, and is now working exclusively as the Homoeopathic Consultant & Counselling Psychologist at her private set up in Delhi. Dr. Sakshi is working enthusiastically in the field of spreading awareness about the importance of healthy living and the wonders of Homeopathiy through various social media platforms. She has written articles for some of the Indian Homoeopathic Medical Journals and was recently elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the Delhi Homoeopathic Medical Association, India.

Advisory Board


Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma

Senior Vice‐President of Administration

Dr. Rajneesh is an MD with qualifications of BSc, BHMS, MD (Homeopathy), DI (Hom) London, hMD (UK). He is practicing Homeopathy for more than twenty two years. Dr. Rajneesh founded the worldwide known Homeopathy Cure & Research Institute. Although he has trained his team over the years and today he has one of the best medical teams that can take various medical cases. He won several awards and accreditation for his achievements, contribution to science and treatment of people. The fact that Dr. Rajneesh and his team successfully treated over one hundred thousand of patients over the last twenty three years deserves attention. Dr. Rajneesh serves as Senior Vice‐President of Administration at HWC.


Dr. Muhammed Rafeeque

Advisor, Worldwide promoter of Homeopathy

Dr. Rafeeque has BHMS from Bharathesh Homoeopathic Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka. Later he was trained by Dr. Nasarudeen and Dr. Shoyson from Kerala, Dr. Chimthanawala from Nagpur, and Dr. S. K. Banerjea from Kolkatta. Dr. Rafeeque is a Medical officer in the Department of Homeopathy at Government of Kerala. He is a well-known prescriber, an international speaker, author of many Homeopathic books, articles. Some of his books have been translated into several languages. He also serves as the Institutional Review Board Member of the American Medical College of Homeopathy, USA and as the Advisor for IRHFC, Canada. He has given lectures in many international seminars held in countries like Malaysia, Morocco, USA and various states of India. He has contributed many ideas to the field of homeopathy by correlating the modern scientific methods with Homeopathic literature, without drifting away from our basic principles. He is Life Member of IHK, IHMA and LMHI.


Cathy May Lemmon


Cathy May Lemmon, BA, LCPH, MARH, RSHom (NA), CHP, completed postgraduate homeopathic studies at the College of Practical Homeopathy in London, and received diplomas from the School of Homeopathy in the UK.  She has also completed specialized homeopathic studies through Gesundes Bewußtsein in Germany and the Amma Resonance Healing Foundation (ARHF) in the Netherlands.  Additionally, she has received other specialized training in the use of the Narayani remedies as well as the fascinating chakra flower essences, each of which she utilizes in her practice as well.

Mrs. Lemmon has been trained in and studied extensively the nontoxic immunisation option, Homeopathic Prophylaxis (“HP”) and works closely with world authorities in this.  She also has certificates in the homeopathic treatment of vaccine damage. She founded the nonprofit (501c3) organisation, Homeoprophylaxis: A Worldwide Choice (HPWWC), in 2015, and, through this, has put together international conferences, which have taken place in Dallas. Texas, USA; the Netherlands; and India.

She has lectured and presented throughout the United States and internationally. Mrs. Lemmon has articles published in many international magazines, including Homeopathic Links; the German language homeopathic magazine, Surya; the Dutch homeopathic magazine, Dynamis; and the international online homeopathic magazine, HPathy.com.  She is a member of the North American Society of Homeopathy, the National Center of Homeopathy, the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (UK), and the Texas Society of Homeopathy. And in her spare time, she loves to be on her natural/organic farm, spending time with her animals and doing organic gardening and herbs.


Manfred Mueller


Mr. Mueller began his homeopathic training in 1979. He mentored with world-renowned homeopaths, including Francisco Eizayaga, MD, of Argentina (post-graduate training in advanced clinical management), and Georg von Keller in Germany. His training also includes post-graduate studies at the British Institute of Homeopathy (BIH) and a preceptorship at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. From 1986-2004, he ran a full-time homeopathic practice in Durham, North Carolina. Since 2004, he has provided homeopathic telephone consulting services to clients with complex chronic disorders from around the world. Manfred is the author of Homeopathic Cancer Drugs: Oncology Materia Medica and several other upcoming books on homeopathy.


Dr. Ken Silvestri


Dr. Kenneth Silvestri has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 1980. He holds a doctoral degree from Columbia University in anthropology and psychology. In addition, he has been the recipient of national fellowships in the social sciences at the University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Silvestri has participated in post-doctoral training at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in New York City and the Multi-Cultural Family Institute with Monica McGoldrick.

A Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH), Dr. Silvestri completed his training in the intensive certification programs of renowned homeopaths Dr. Luc De Schepper and David Little. Integrating homeopathy and psychotherapy – as well as his overall systemic approach to healing – he has assisted many in resolving the emotional and/or physical challenges they have presented to him.

For over twenty years, Dr. Silvestri was an adjunct professor at the graduate schools of Montclair State University and the College of Saint Elizabeth. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor for the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program at Kean University. In addition, Dr. Silvestri serves as a Clinical Professor for Daybreak University’s graduate Counseling program and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the New York Medical College.

Dr. Ken, as he is affectionately referred to, is an active black belt student of Aikido and student of Qigong and Tai chi. He is also an avid photographer and poet.

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