About INCAThe International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) recognizes and supports Nurse Coaches, local to global, who are bringing coaching skills and competencies into all healthcare settings.
Our International Nurse Coach Association Advisors are recognized leaders in the field of integrative healthcare as practitioners, educators, authors, and researchers.
Deva-Marie Beck, PhD, RN, is the International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health. She is a Nightingale scholar, nurse, author, multi-media specialist, and global ambassador for the worldwide nursing community.
Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a cancer cell biologist, licensed psychologist and New York Times bestselling author. A pioneer in psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body medicine, and stress management, Joan is perhaps best known for her tender exploration of the human spirit—what kindles it and what snuffs it out. Her most recent book Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive—like her previous 14 books—focuses on creating a deeply meaningful, satisfying life whatever your circumstances may be.
Barbara Glickstein RN, MPH, MS is a public health nurse and broadcast journalist. She is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.
David Haase, MD, is Director of the MaxWell Clinic for Preventive, Nutritional and Metabolic Medicine in Clarksville TN. He holds board certifications in Family Medicine and Holistic Medicine and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He is a Medical Wellness Coach consultant and provides health coach programs to corporations and the insurance industry nationally.
Darlene Hess, PhD, PMHNP-BC, AHN-BC, ACC, comes to coaching with an extensive background in health care and professional nursing education. As an experienced nurse educator, nurse practitioner, and consultant, she has created a successful coaching and consulting practice dedicated to serving nurses and others in their quest for enhanced well-being. Her business, Brown Mountain Visions, offers professional coaching and consulting services to individuals and organizations. Darlene is Co-Director of a national task force commissioned by the American Holistic Nurse Certification Corporation (AHNCC) to create role competencies and a certification process for nurse coaches.
Mark Hyman, MD, has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a four-time New York Times Best selling author, and an internationally recognized leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, advocacy, and public-policy work, Dr. Hyman is Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and was awarded its 2009 Linus Pauling Award for Leadership in Functional Medicine. He is on the Board of Directors of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and a faculty member of its Food As Medicine training program. He is also on the Board of Advisors of Mehmet Oz’s HealthCorps, which tackles the obesity epidemic by “educating the student body” in American high schools about nutrition, fitness and mental resilience.
Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, is an internationally recognized author, holistic nursing leader, and nurse educator. She is the Director of Bodymind Systems, a healthcare consulting agency. She has served as a nursing faculty member of three major universities. Her co-authored, End of Life: Nursing Solutions for Death With Dignity (2011), received the 2011 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.
Frank Lipman, MD, is an international leader in the field of Integrative Healthcare. Dr. Lipman is an Acupuncture Physician and Internal medicine specialist, combining the best alternative practices with Western medicine. He is founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. He is author of Total Renewal: 7 Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality & Long-Term Health. His latest book is Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again.
Karen Koffler, MD, is the Medical Director of Canyon Ranch Living in Miami Beach, Florida, and the former director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois. She is a graduate of the Integrative Medicine residency at the University of Arizona and is a board certified internal medicine physician. Her vision is a new healthcare model based on holistic health and wellness promotion.
John Nelson, RN, MS, is President of Healthcare Environment (HCE), an international data management and consultation company. John’s experience includes 11 years as a staff nurse and the last 11 years as President of HCE. He is a facilitator for the Caring International Research Collaborative, the largest research community within Sigma Theta Tau International. John has published in peer-reviewed nursing journals, is co-editor of Measuring Caring (2011), published by Springer Publishing, and has spoken at several conferences throughout world. He graduated with his Associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) in 1992, BSN in 1995 from Bethel College, and MS in statistics through the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. He and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota.
Marcelle Pick, RNC, MSN, OB/GYN NP, is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Co-founded Women to Women in 1983, a healthcare network that “changes women’s health naturally.” She is a national speaker on women’s health issues and author of The Core Balance Diet: 4 Weeks to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight for Good (2009) and Are You Wired and Tired? (2011).
Robert Rountree, MD, is an integrative physician providing his unique combination of traditional family medicine, nutrition, medical herbology, and mind-body therapy in Boulder, Colorado, since 1983. He has a private practice specializing in individual healthcare consulting. He has authored several books on integrative health. Dr. Rountree is Clinical Editor for Alternative and Complementary Therapies. He is on the faculty of the Institute of Functional Medicine and is a sought after national speaker in the fields of immunology and detoxification.
Kim Richards, RN, is the founder/owner, Self-Care Academy™ and President, Kim Richards & Associates, Inc. Kim created the components of Self-Care Academy, LLC, a comprehensive program that is dedicated to improving employee engagement, relationships with peers and creating an optimum healing environment for patients. She is an Integrative Nurse Coach and has published articles on self-care, compassion fatigue, nurse entrepreneur, and nursing leadership.
Muriel Singer, RN, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Family Therapy at Kean University, specializing in family dynamics in diverse cultural traditions, and is the author of numerous articles on family dynamics in multicultural communities.