Holistic Nurse Certification Prep Course
Pati Jablonski, MSN, RNC, AHN-BC, CNM, HTP
Pati is an experienced Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse who has held positions as Staff Nurse, Obstetrical Flight Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, Mentor, Nursing Instructor, Manager, and Owner/Practitioner of Enlightening Wellness. In her own practice, she is inspired by helping others achieve their personal wellness goals through many modalities, including Healing Touch, Guided Visualization, Meditation and Prayer, Breath Practices and Nurse Advocacy. She is a long-time member and supporter of The American Holstic Nurses Association.  Pati attended one of PIHMA’s first Holistic Nurse prep classes and and successfully passed the AHNCC’s exam, becoming an Advanced Holistic Nurse-Board Certified.  She enjoys sharing her wisdom with others about Healthy Lifestyles and Holistic Nursing.  Pati holds an MSN from the University of Utah, a BSN from Case Western Reserve University, and an ADN from Western Wisconsin Technical College. She lives in northern Arizona with her husband and K-9 friends, volunteers for local animal organizations, enjoys drumming and hiking in the nearby forests.



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Holistic Nurse Certification Prep Course

Glenda Christiaens, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, “Glenda The Good Nurse”

Glenda is the Immediate Past President of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). The mission of AHNA is to advance holistic nursing through Community-building, Advocacy, Research and Education. Her responsibilities included representing the organization in public, leading the board of directors, and overseeing operations.  Formerly Dean of Nursing at Fortis College in Salt Lake City, she helped launch the nursing program, develop and implement a new curriculum, and prepare for NLNAC accreditation. Before Fortis College, she taught nursing for 10 years at Brigham Young University, where she received tenure and taught community health nursing, holistic nursing, and health assessment. In 2010 she was the host of the Glenda the Good Nurse radio talk show, where she interviewed guests and took calls regarding integrative healing. She has a PhD in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing from the University of Utah, where she also received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She is a Board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurse and enjoys studying and presenting stress management and motivational workshops throughout the country as “Glenda the Good Nurse”.



Gua Sha Workshop

Dr. Peng Sun, M.D. (China), Ph.D. (China), L.Ac.

Dr. Sun obtained his Doctor’s Degree of Medicine (DTCM, PhD), Shanghai University of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Shanghai China, 2004 (Thesis: TCM treatment to Spondylosis); Master’s Degree of Medicine Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Medical College of Qingdao University, Shandong China 1999 (Thesis: The biomechanics research of the bone and joint disease), Bachelor Degree in Medicine, Chinese Medicine Department Shandong University of TCM Shandong China 1993.

Dr. Sun currently teaches and practices at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA), supervises at the PIHMA clinic and also sees patients in a private practice.

Enlightening Workshop “To Awaken the Inner Healer”

Mary Delaney, PhD

Mary Delaney is a licensed psychologist with over 28 years experience as a psychotherapist.  She is a practical intuitive specializing in teaching others how to listen to and apply their own inner intuition and guidance to resolve core patterns of behavior and thinking that prevent achieving meaningful happiness and satisfaction. She is a national speaker and author.


Herb and Drug Interactions

Patricia Johnson, RN, BSN, MOSM, DN

Patricia Johnson is a Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, in addition to being an Associate Professor at PIHMA Acupuncture College.   Her education background and clinical experience is a blend of traditional and alternative medicine.  Patricia is passionate about integrative medicine and loves to teach.  Her five years of teaching adult learners has allowed her to grow as a curriculum developer and presenter. 


Various lectures in Asian Medicine theory

Catherine Niemiec, JD, L.Ac

Catherine is an attorney-turned-herbalist/acupuncturist.  Most notably, she is the President/CEO and Founder of the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA College & Clinic), and helped establish the Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners through legislation.  She has served as Commissioner and Chair of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM),  Vice-Chair of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) and was the President and Founder of the Arizona Society of Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture (state professional organization).  Catherine teaches seminars and provides guest presentations on Asian Medicine/acupuncture and mind-body modalities for the community and healthcare professionals.


Loretta Rodgers, LMT/Reflexologist/Reiki Master

Loretta Rodgers is a health care professional with approximately 30 years’ experience  This experience has been in the acute care setting, education setting, private medical office practice as well as being the owner of small business.  She is an instructor with Maricopa Community Colleges – Health Core Curriculum Courses.  She has eleven years experience as an LPN and thirteen years experience as a Surgical Technician, in addition to being a  Licensed Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, and Reiki Master.

Distracted Driving

Michael Iliescu, MD

Dr. Iliescu completed a four year residency program in surgical/clinical pathology at Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island, New York and  a Forensic fellowship at Broward County Medical Examiner’s office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Dr. Iliescu worked as a medical examiner at Maricopa Medical Examiner’s office and at Coconino County Medical Examiner’s office. He also graduated from the 3 year homeopathy program at the American Medical College of Homeopathy. He has 7 years of teaching experience in the fields of Biochemistry and Pathology of trauma.

Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation

Toni Bennalley, M.S.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac., CPhT

Toni Bennalley has been working in the healthcare field since 1991. She graduated from PIHMA where she also served as student Body President for 3 years. She obtained additional medical training at Chengdu University in China, where she studied emotional disorders, scalp acupuncture and tui-na.  Formerly a Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician, Toni maintains a private practice in Glendale, AZ specializing in neck/back pain, migraines and sciatica and is also the first acupuncturist at Banner Hospitals in the Phoenix area.

Achieving Wellness

Priscilla Holly, MS, BSN, RN, MSOM, L.Ac.

Priscilla Holly is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with 27 years’ experience in nursing. She started her nursing career as a hospital nurse in Labor and Delivery, then went to Arizona State University to get her Master’s degree in Maternal Child Nursing and certification to be a Nurse Practitioner. Currently Priscilla works for a medicare/medicaid health plan developing and implementing programs for their women’s health program, and has completed her Master’s in Oriental Medicine at PIHMA. Priscilla enjoys hiking, swimming, and traveling with her family.


Advanced Physical & Orthopedic Exam Techniques

Kathy Bilak, B.S., PA-C, MSOM

Kathy Bilak completed her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at PIHMA. She has been a practicing PA for 21 years, the last 14 of which have been in Radiation Oncology. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and received her PA training from Kettering College in Kettering, OH.


How to Work with the Energy Field

Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller is an energy healer and shaman with a private practice in energy healing. She has many years of experience in Energy Balancing, Holistic Intuitive and Shamanic Healing. As a child with her native roots in Mexico and a family lineage of curanderas, Stephanie thought seeing colors and fields of energy around people was normal. She found she could see chakra/energy centers turning in the body, see how feelings and emotions changed the energy fields, and feel energy and imbalances. She was able to find teachers, including Rosalyn Bruyere (author of Wheels of Light and ancient Tibetan Bonpo shaman) to help her refine her abilities in medical intuition and precognition. Stephanie opened her energy balancing and medical intuition practice about 20 years ago after many years of working for several specialists both in the office and in surgery in conventional and holistic medical fields. She has worked with several PIHMA students/graduates in improving their own energy work abilities.