President and Clinical Director | CCH, RSHom(NA), PC
Denise Straiges served as Executive Director and Head of Clinical Affairs for the Centre for Homeopathic Education, NYC, bringing together the team and program that is now: The Academy of Homeopathy Education. As Executive Director of CHE NYC, Denise expanded the professional programming to include a two-year, full-time course, the only one of its kind in the United States. She is fiercely committed to raising the bar in academic and clinical training for all homeopaths around the world.
In addition to the bustling, low-cost clinic run by the school, Denise founded a not-for-profit/charity for the homeless, addicted and underserved populations. She successfully forged a partnership with a major medical institution in NYC and currently practices with and teaches doctors and medical residents in Classical Homeopathy and Clinical Applications.
Denise has developed and implemented a fully-integrated clinical training model designed to address the broad landscape of clinical education and prepare students for the rigors of practice. With an emphasis on long-term case management, students are expected to critically think beyond the one-remedy miracle to fully explore the unfolding of chronic disease and the therapeutic relationship. The program is built around peer review, mentorship, practice building and business management.
Denise is a core faculty member of AHE NYC | World’s foundation studies and post-graduate/professional development programs. She lectures internationally in Homeopathy, Integrative Wellness and Spirituality in Medicine. She has taught for numerous schools of holistic wellness in the US and abroad.
Her love of homeopathy and insatiable appetite for learning have led to deep exploration of the art and science of our craft as well as parallel study into the philosophies and practice of alchemy, yoga, meditation and the myriad ways in which our lifestyle choices affect our mind, body and spirit.
In addition to an extensive private practice, Denise mentors homeopathy students, leads retreats and workshops and writes/lectures on sustainable healthcare and spirituality in medicine. With national certification in Classical Homeopathy by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CCH), Denise is also a registered member of the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) and served as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Homeopathic Association. Denise’s homeopathy training includes foundation studies at The School of Homeopathy New York and Devon, England, graduation from the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Dynamis School of Graduate Studies in Homeopathy. Her insatiable appetite for learning has led to study with some of Homeopathy’s most prominent contemporary teachers and researchers from the US, UK, Europe and India. Whether working one-on-one with clients, supervising professional students, or speaking to groups large and small, Denise’s passionate and multi-dimensional perspectives captivate and motivate people toward positive change.
Academic, Program Development, Learning Technologies, Compliance, Operations and Research Director | PhD (cand), MSc, BAHons, ADH, DSH, PCH, PCHom
Alastair Gray teaches at and heads up the academic, operations, course development, research and learning technologies departments at the Academy of Homeopathy Education. In addition, he holds various consulting roles: academic (Endeavour College, Australia and College of Health and Homeopathy, NZ), educational (National Centre for Integrative Medicine, UK), as well as consulting to many organizations on e-learning world-wide.
Prior, in Australia he headed up the homeopathy department at Endeavour, later the bioscience department, and was the National Academic e-learning Manager. Other operational roles included the Campus Manager at the Sydney and Gold Coast campuses. He has lectured under and post-graduate Integrative Medicine, CAM, homeopathy and naturopathy for 20 years, including theory and philosophy, case taking and management, ethics, business practices and scope of practice. A regular seminar and conference presenter worldwide he is the author of 23 books and numerous articles on primary research in natural medicine.
Originally educated as an historian, he teaches the history of health, healing and medicine at schools, colleges and universities in multiple countries. He is passionate about e-learning and educational technology in his academic and teaching work. Currently he is enrolled in a PhD at the University of Technology Sydney exploring the intersection of Education, CM and learning technologies. Clinical practice (28 years) remains a significant focus of his work with a practice that specializes in Anxiety, Drug and Alcohol compulsion and working with men. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Denise Straiges
AHE continually invites new guest lecturers and keeps a revolving faculty, providing students with multiple perspectives on the world of homeopathic medicine.
Tina Quirk RN, MS, PCH, CCH, RSHom(NA)
Ann Jerome, PhD, CCH, RSHom(NA)
Luke Norland DSH, RSHom, BMus
Parker Pracjek MA
Dean of Students, Registrar (Emeritus) | RN, MS, CCH, RSHom (NA)
Homeopathy practitioner, teacher and writer living in New York City. Specialty: “Rapid, permanent and gentle restoration of health” for all ages. Project Manager for Homeopathy for Health in Africa, a charitable project treating HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. Dean of Academic Affairs, Centre for Homeopathic Education NYC (CHE NYC), affiliated with Middlesex University, London. Board of Directors, National Center for Homeopathy. Study Manager, Research Study, HHA. Project Manager, Jeremy Sherr/Dynamis School of Advanced Homeopathy. Liaison in Research, National Center for Homeopathy. Author and editor of numerous articles and books with Jeremy Sherr. Education: Foundation Certificate, The Homeopathy School Devon UK. PCH Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathy. BS (Nursing) St. Anselm College, Manchester NH. MS Boston University, Boston MA. Registered Nurse, New York State.
Veronica Wolf Hester
Manager of Clinical Services, Admissions, & Student Support | CCH
Veronica is a graduate of the first full-time homeopathy program at AHE. She has years of experience managing alternative health care clinics and private practices. She has a strong passion for the healing arts and has worked as a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and Pilates teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree in Arts with an emphasis in Psychology and Art Therapy from Western Michigan University. Veronica runs her own private homeopathy practice, Mother Tongue Medicine, LLC and is now completely immersed in the lifelong study and practice of homeopathy.
Core Teaching Faculty | CCH, RSHom (NA)
Kelly is a certified Homeopath in private practice for eight years who has leveraged a previous education experience into multiple educational platforms. She has a strong background in experiential and individualized education that reinforces fundamental clinical skills in homeopathy, including ability to personalize approach, maintain big picture and shift with the dynamic needs of the patient. She is the creator and producer of the only professionally oriented homeopathy podcast. Bi-weekly episodes covering philosophy, history, and interviews with homeopaths around the world.
Core Teaching Faculty | RN, MSN, CCH
Polly Millet teaches the health sciences program at AHE. She was previously Professor of Nursing, teaching psychiatric, obstetric, pediatric and medical-surgical content and providing clinical supervision in these areas. She has worked with the Council for Homeopathic Certification, assisting as able with the transition period to the new computerized exam. A founding board member of the Florida Homeopathic Society, Board President 2012 to present.
Prior she worked at the Florida Academy of Classical Homeopathy/Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She runs a private practice as a Homeopathic Consultant in Florida.