Leadership Development Program

The mission of the Whole Systems Healthcare Leadership Development Program is to provide opportunities for mentorship, training, and practical experience for promising future leaders in the field of integrative medicine. Fellows receive hands on experience while working with mentors throughout the Whole Systems Healthcare organization. The purpose of the fellowship is to invest in the future of integrative medicine by providing needed leadership development opportunities for students and recent graduates.

Applications for future fellows will open in January 2024.

Meet the WSHC Leadership Fellow

Dr. Stacey Windham ND, MSCN, MS, BSRT(R)(CT)

Dr. Stacey Windham is Clinic Director of Whole Systems Healthcare Cincinnati. She is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Vermont. She also holds a Masters of Science in Nutrition and a Masters of Science in Integrative Medical Research, along with a certificate in midwifery.

She grew up in Cincinnati then lived in Columbus, Ohio where she earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University with a honors in Radiologic Sciences and a minor in integrative approaches to health and wellness. After working as a CT technologist in Columbus, she moved to Portland, Oregon to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine. During her four years at NUNM she focused in interweaving naturopathic medicine, medical nutrition and integrative medical research with her conventional background.

After completing medical school and a teaching residency at the National University of Natural Medicine Dr. Windham decided to move back to Ohio to found Whole Systems Healthcare Cincinnati.  Dr. Windham is currently completing her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit organizations at Johnson and Whales University.

2019-2022 WSHC Leadership Fellow

Dr. Katie Bermudez, ND, MSN

Katie Bermudez, ND, MSN, is a recent graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine.  She has a background in clinic administration and small business management.  Katie served as a medical interpreter on a humanitarian mission to Nicaragua where she acted as translator and liaison among physicians, medical students, peers, and the local community, while completing internship requirements for her Masters of Nutrition (MSN) degree. 

Katie is focusing her medical training on women’s health and treating chronic disease in the primary care setting.  Katie aspires to open and manage a Whole Systems Healthcare community clinic that will serve Oregon’s Latinx community while practicing as a primary care physician.

Mentorship, Training, Experience

Our Leadership Development Model

We provide fellows with a balance of mentorship, training, and practical experience opportunities in order to develop qualities necessary for competent and effective future leadership in the field of integrative medicine. Fellows engage all aspects of Whole Systems Healthcare to develop insights into the workings of a complex, multiscale organization, while developing a detailed vision for their future career goals under the mentorship WSHC community members.

Fellows participate in the development of WSHC clinics, research projects, and educational content, while gaining insight into the strategic management of organization-wide projects. Fellows graduate from the WSHC Fellowship Program with a clear and actionable strategy for their future career goals, while having developed the skills, techniques, and wisdom to achieve them.