Bette Jo Arnett, President
Married and the mother of three sons, Bette Jo has used integrative care for her family for over twenty years. She is an advocate for making holistic care open and available to the consumer and to protect the practitioners, licensed and unlicensed, when offering care, conventional or holistic, and for education for the consumer and practitioner alike in integrating care. Bette Jo is acutely aware of the precarious position a licensed practitioner is in when they are trained in a holistic modality like homeopathy, and is dedicated to partnering the conventional and holistic practitioners with the consumer to enhance the well being of all. Bette Jo Arnett graduated from the Northwestern School of Homeopathy in 1998. She is a registered dental hygienist in the State of Minnesota and worked with Ron King a holistic dentist in St. Louis Park for 17 years. A former educator of dental hygiene at Mankato State University, Argosy University and Herzing College, she competed a Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota and wrote her thesis on “Making Dentistry Whole; Integrating the Best of Eastern and Western Philosophy to Benefit the Dental Patient.” In 2008, she graduated from the Hilton Johnson School of Health Coaching and received a certificate from the Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices in 2010. Bette Jo has practiced Ishaya Meditation since 2006, completed Reiki level II in 2005 and Pranic Healing Level I in 2011. She works as an educator for holistic dentistry and practices homeopathy and health coaching at Complete Chiropractic in Edina. Her book Wholeistic Dentistry: Balancing Conventional Dental Care with Ancient Wisdom was released in August 2011 at her dental health booth, “Solutions for your Smile to Last a Lifetime,” (www.solutionsforyoursmile.com) Upper Grandstand, Minnesota State Fair.
Kathryn Z. Berg, Vice President
Kathryn has been using natural health care for herself and her family for over twenty years after she accidentally discovered homeopathy after an injury. She is the mother of two teen aged boys. In addition to being on the board of MICA, she is also a classical homeopath (www.lotushomeopathy.com), soccer mom, and is a former Vice President of the Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project, where she lobbied at the Minnesota State Capitol for 4 years.
Kathryn graduated from the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. Prior to that, she received her MA in Organizational Communication from Purdue and has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Speech Communication from the University of Minnesota, Morris. She is a Certified Classical Homeopath and has has continued her homeopathy education by studying with Jeremy Sherr, Louis Klein, and others. She is also a Certified CEASE Therapist for Autistic children.
Charlene Terrana, Secretary
Charlene Terrana is currently a graduate student in Health Care Administration with a focus in integrative care and is board Secretary and lobbyist for Mica360 as a volunteer. She has enjoyed success in her own bodywork therapy practice for the past 18 years. She is the mother of two healthy young adults who have been raised with an intermingling of conventional and complementary health practices. She has a special interest in Mica360’s mission because she believes that many more people can be helped by bodywork and other natural healing modalities, if they only knew about it. Char is transitioning from being a solo practitioner to bringing natural healing to the larger community through advocacy, education and integration. Char enjoys her large urban vegetable garden and long, relaxing swims.
Joann Sienko Ott, Treasurer
Joanne Sienko Ott, CFA, MA, is Treasurer and lobbyist for Mica360. She has experience in the areas of finance and community development and is an advocate and educator in the field of natural/holistic health practices. She has a Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies at St. Catherine University and is interested in growing the infrastructure for the healing arts through financing, advocacy, research and educational efforts. Joanne spent six years in Brazil studying alternative and complementary modalities (CAM) and is a Reiki master. Prior to this, Joanne had worked in the field of behavioral finance at Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, Inc. and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Aside from this, Joanne finds her most captivating challenges have been finishing the Chequamegon Fat Tire race the same year Greg LeMond competed and in participating on the winning rowing team for the whale boat race around Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Today, she finds most of her passion is for integrating the healing arts into Western Medicine based on her firsthand experience of various holistic therapies.
Other founding members of MICA include:
Greg Schmidt, Susie Zahratka, and