Mitch Kennedy, ND, CEM, LEED-AP, 6SigmaBB
Dr. Mitch Kennedy is a nationally board-certified Naturopathic Physician and was a licensed primary care doctor in private practice in Connecticut. He was the first Naturopathic Physician credentialed to practice medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center, (UCHC), the largest hospital in Connecticut. At UCHC he practiced in the Center for Women’s Health, the Reproductive Fertility Department, and the Cancer Treatment Center. He also served as a clinical instructor to the UCONN School of Medicine, University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine, and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Before becoming a doctor, Mitch received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, majoring in both Civil Engineering and Geology, and ran his own environmental consulting firm. Dr. Kennedy is also a LEED-certified “Green Building” consultant, helping people to build and remodel homes, offices, and factories in a non-toxic, and energy-efficient way.
Mitch earned an international reputation as a leader in pollution prevention, showing industries around the world how reducing toxic chemical use saves money and the planet. His textbook on financial analysis of environmental projects, published by John Wily & Sons, is considered the authoritative text proving that doing the right thing for the earth is profitable for the corporation
He was among a select group of the first 1,000 people from across the United States trained by Al Gore to teach people about global warming and what we can all do to help
Dina Pelletier, MPH, NCHES
Dina received her Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education conducting rural nutrition research in Kenya and designing and presenting nutrition seminars in Guatemala. Her senior thesis research was on the successful Primary Health Care System in Jamaica approved by the Pan American Health Organization’s head of the Latin America Region.
During college, she worked 2nd and 3rd shift as an Emergency Medical Technician in Hartford, a Medical Assistant, for 3 Internal medical doctors, and managed a dermatologist office.
Dina received her Master’s degree in International Environmental Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans. While there, she administered a UNICEF child survival education project; developed a Kellogg Foundation grant; published an international newsletter; and volunteered as an Aids Test Results Counselor and speaker with NO/AIDS Task Force. She also became a Nationally Certified Health Education Specialist.
After graduating, Dina won a NATO Fellowship from the Committee on Challenges to Modern Society. She analyzed governmental policies for environmental planning and management in Katmandu, Nepal, then presented her findings at an international NATO conference in Rome, Italy.
Back in Connecticut, while managing a Naturopathic medical practice, she became an accredited Organic Landcare Specialist, a certified Permaculture Designer, and a Nationally Certified Life Coach.