IHPC Finance Committee
Founding Executive Director, Academic Consortium for Commplementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC)
Pamela Snider, ND, is Executive and Senior Editor for the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project (FNM), an international textbook of Naturopathic medicine with Elsevier. She received her ND degree in 1982 from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences and is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Washington.
A nationally recognized integration and CAM policy leader, she is active in both national and regional integration initiatives. Dr. Snider was founding Executive Director of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) and serves on its Executive Committee; and is a member of the founding executive team and is currently Vice Chair of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC). Her public policy work includes completing a two year appointment to the DHHS Center For Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee (MCAC); co-directing in USPHS Region X Building Bridges Between Provider Communities group, an exploration of interdisciplinary collaboration and common ground between public health and CAM; providing technical assistance to and developing key language for the enabling legislation for NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and staffing Joseph Pizzorno ND during his appointment as Commissioner on the White House Commission on CAM Policy. From 1994-2003, Dr. Snider served as Associate Dean for Public and Professional Affairs, and Associate Dean for Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, dividing her work between academic and public affairs activities, including chairing the naturopathic medicine program’s curriculum review committee. Currently an Associate Professor at National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR, Dr. Snider also continues at Bastyr University in her sixteenth year as a faculty member teaching naturopathic clinical theory. In 1989, she co-led the naturopathic profession with Dr. Jared Zeff, in developing a unifying definition of naturopathic medicine and its principles of practice adopted by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). She was a co-investigator in the NIH NCCAM research study theNorth American Naturopathic Medical Research Agenda; CAM Advisor in NIHCCAM’s Financing Integrative Health Care (University of Washington).
Her areas of experience include: health care education; clinical theory, curriculum development; clinical practice; government and legislative affairs, public policy, practice, and complementary and alternative medicine research, interdisciplinary collaboration and public health. Dr. Snider has received the Ontario Naturopathic Physician of the Year Award, the Physician of the Year Award from the AANP, the President’s Outstanding Vision Award and Distinguished Alumnus Award at Bastyr University, AANP’s President’s Award and an honorary Doctorate of Naturopathic Philosophy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).