Steering Committee

Here are some of the people who serve on our Steering Committee and are committed to making alternative and complementary heath care practices accessible to all Californians.

John Melnychuk


In the early 1980’s, the Mayo Clinic informed John that Western medicine could provide few options for dealing with his Ankylosing Spondylitis condition beyond painful exercise and life-threatening drugs. His doctors suggested that he explore alternative health treatments. On that journey, he discovered the benefits of homeopathy and ended up receiving undergraduate and masters degrees in homeopathy in England. He is a member of the North American Society of Homeopaths and is certified with the Council for Homeopathic Certification. He practices homeopathy in Palo Alto, California and can be reached at:

Angela Burr-Madsen

Vice President

Jennifer Doolin


Jennifer has used homeopathy as her primary form of health care since 1999. As a consumer, she has a strong commitment to help make high quality alternative health care accessible to the average family. Jennifer is an administrative professional that can be reached at:

David Palmer


David has used Traditional Chinese Medicine as his primary form of health care since 1980 and has been actively involved in the contemporary evolution of the bodywork professions. He is the founder and President of TouchPro Institute of Chair Massage, an international association of chair massage practitioners. He can be reached at:

Amy Lansky

Amy Lansky received her doctorate in computer science from Stanford University in 1983. After many years working at various Silicon Valley research institutions, she made an unusual career move: she became a student, writer, and promoter of homeopathic medicine. This was prompted by the miraculous cure of her son’s autism with homeopathy. Amy’s entire family now uses homeopathy as their primary medical modality. Her new book about the history, philosophy, science, and experience of homeopathy, Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, will be published in April 2003. Amy can be reached at:

Richard Pitt