Clayton University Graduates

Stephen Barrett, M.D.

Many nonaccredited correspondence schools issue "degrees" and certificates which suggest that the recipient is a qualified expert who can provide rational advice about nutrition or health care. These documents are promoted as though they are equivalent in meaning to established credentials—which they are not. One of the most prolific was the Clayton College of Natural Health (CCNH), of Birmingham, Alabama, offered "degrees" and certificates in "natural health," traditional naturopathy, "holistic nutrition" and related subjects. CCNH described itself as "the world's leading college of natural health" with over 25,000 graduates. In July 2010, it suddenly announced that it was closing. Here is a list of the "graduates" listed in its newsletters from the fourth quarter of 2000 through the third quarter of 2001. When time permits, I will update through the end of 2009.

This list is posted to help people evaluate the educational background of practitioners who offer nutrition counseling. Because CCNH advocated many unscientific theories and practices, listing on this page should be regarded as an unfavorable sign. Note, however, that some may have acquired science-based training elsewhere and practice appropriately and that some qualified professionals may have the same name as a CCNH graduate.

B.S. in Natural Health

Jane M. Petsche
Francine Ackerman
Sharon Dianne Guest
Susan G. Hamil
Susan M. Boothe
Cheryl Stone
David L. De Febo
Dona Marie Reinhold
Teddy Champion
Catrina Carter
Betty Jo Metzinger
Lloydean F. Townley
Sandra Ines McKinley
Patricia Colleen Thompson
Gretchen Veit Holm
Carol E. Lindsley
Maureen A. McLeod
Joy Anne Boothby
June Shindeldecker
Dennis James Muetze
Mary K. Robinson
Jan M. Dyer
Terry Sorbe
George Dominguez
Nancy Peregrine
Mary F. Gallant
Heather Jane York
Catherine Dwyer
Cindy Sue Baker
Joan Marie Blair
Ramona Lynn Beck
Janice Daniels-Brown
Maxine Dwinell-Pare
Nikki Lynne Earle
Chariti Free-Adams
Maria Lourdes Gray
Linda Foxworthy Haggard
Kitty S. J. Holzer
Evelyn Sue Horton
Anna Knudson
Jacqueline A. Mahar
Beverly Miller
Doris Dorothea Page
Marilyn S. Ranck
Mary Rose Saxe
Betty Schindler
Lydia Medea Scholz
Donna Levine Small
Lois H. Walker
Kimberly Kay Williams
Susan L. Wood
Lynn Therese Allard
Beverly Bachman
Ronald M. Brown
James M. Bruno
Merle Eskowitz
Kathleen Fennelly-Clark
Deborah Poe Fondren
Ellen Forst
Ronnie G. Freedman
K. Eugene Harkins, Jr.
Georgina Hartmann
Darcia Helle
Tammy Jordan
Dana Cuper Laggan
Hwong Lee Land
Judy Darlene Belcher McLeish
Gail Lynn Moore
Lynn A. Morris
Sharon Lynn Nikola
Marilyn Preston
Theresa Ramos
Christine Riemer
Boris Shoitov
Beverly A. Smith
Joseph F. Stolzer
Leona Thompson
Nancy S. Weikal
Lucy Wilson
Dawn R. Zarambo
Dana Braunstein
Beverly K. Hall-Britton
Patricia Lynn Chartrand
Dana Crawford
Barbara S. Falkner
Valerie L. Fleck
Patricia Gramlich-Cowan
Elizabeth Anne Haigler
Denise M. Hain
Pamela Rae Heany
Sheerose Kharal
Barbara T. Kirksey
Marian Long
Lisa Marie Meade
Jenetta L. Phillippe
Anna-Maria Poppleton
Michelle Robinson
Richard Burns Shelton
Henrietta Colberg Sonnleitner
Kyle S. Thibado
Christine M. Williams
Deborah Kay Williams

B.S. in Natural Health Studies

Robert LaFurno
Dale C. McConnell
Mary Joan Mondello
Charlene Parrish
Gina M. Pollaro
Amy Lynn Rodgers
Debra Kay Welter
Thomas C. Wenum
Kamran Azizi
Yumika Gilmer
Jennifer Pizor
Cristian Rachitan
Paula Sekeras
Rafe'h Ibrahim Bechir
Robert Jay Broadway
Karen McGill
Fabienne O'Neill

M.S. in Natural Health

Frank E. Barnes III
Susan Christina
Dennis Davis
Edith Elba Dombal
Sally Evenson-Pritchett
Charlene P. Kannakeril
Fraser Wilson Lawrie
Melanie N. Light
Geraldine Michaelis Miles
Linda Rosa-Postl
Al Assad Rasheed
Jean A. Vanden Heuvel
Gwendolyn Ward
Lisa Warren
Frank. J. Weston
Angela Jane Wintar
Franciene Zimmer
Jodi L. Bondy
Lynn Ellyn Driscoll
Julia A. Grasso
Jane A. Green
Minnie F. Green
Heidi K. Honchariw
Julie Haack Kral
Millie Irene Lawrence
Charlee Lindsay Moore
Dawn Pastore
Margaret Perry
Karla A. Reinhart
Melissa S. Ryan
Ann D.H. Schide
Kerry Smith
Anita R. Stahl
Jerry Stasa
Nicole P. Stern
Zona V. Wick
Jo Ellen M. Bourg
Alexis N. Brown
Judy Marie Charles
Theresa K. Christmann
Sharon VanStrien Cobb
William R. Comiskey
Patricia Ann Csaba
James Michael DeFazio
Gisela Ruth DiCarlo
Thomas W. Domeke
Melissa D. Enstrom
Margaret Evatt
Dale Garner
Paul R. Johnson
Thresa Moshier Johnson
Karyn Maynard
Natalie Kay Plant
Pamela Rabas
Patricia A. Rutledge
Jerry D. Ryan
Annette Joy Lessie-Sanderson
Traci Lynne Stewart
Deborah L. Williams
Hanna Marx-Heller
Joseph Aldo Glussich
Veva Kohler
Julie Ane Lynch
Gretchen A. Miller
Joanne M. Johnson
Darla Lange
Linda Dinicola
Charles Ray La Berge, Jr.
Linda Kilcullen
Margarita Abramova
Laura Perry
Cynthia J. Allard
Diana Holle
Myra Ferguson
Brian Joseph MacNamara
Jane E. Smith
Debra L. Howe
Aleksandra V. Gioe
Ekaterina Erev
Janet M. Zakrocky
June Shindeldecker
Heather Joy Newbold
Greg Steiner

Doctor of Natural Health

Jo-Ann Daniel-Lemoine
Margaret Perry
Amy Arrow Yasko
Jody N. Ziegler

Ph.D. in Natural Health

Salvatore Joseph Casano
Herbert William Cobb
John P. Geigle, Jr.
Willa J. Hart
Bushra Javed
LeeAnn Louis- Prescott
Michael David Mickenberg
Scott K. Morris
Dana Y. Preston
Nancy O' Rourke
Esteban Ramirez
Roger W. Strebel
William R. Tallmon
Linda Ybarr
Abel K. Famubode
John P. Geigle, Jr.
Lee Ann Louis-Prescott
Donald J. Rosato
William B. Sanders, Jr.
Beverly Cole
Viet Nguyen
Lydia Giles
Maria Schluter
Gail W. Testa
Jeanene Tipton
Aja James
Janice Ross

Family Herbalist Certificate

Jenny Currie
Sharon N. Dodge
Elena Rozenfeld
Linda Lee Elliott
Maria T. Jacoby
Ruth Elaine Shelton
Iris Wiesenburger
Elizabeth A. Evans
Marietta Johnson
Kathy de Plaza
Noel Raymond Skalitzky
Thomas Purcell
Charles R. Culp Sr.

Natural Wellness Certificate

Mary J. Caffee
Susan A. Demeulenaere
Linda L. Kallish
Marian Long
Wendy I. Mauntel
J. Lavetta Rozier
Joseph D. Denis
Terrance F. McGovern
Sandra Vargas

Consulting Herbalist Certificate

Elizabeth A. Evans
JoAnne E. Latta

Continuing Education Certificate

Reed Chandler
Kathy Murphy Smith

Doctor of Naturopathy

Veronica LaChapelle
Lydia Giles
Miriam Levy
Richard Rader
Jacqueline Smillie
Aja James
King C. Mason, Jr.
Lola Althea Mulzac Short
Donald Harvey Wynocker
Nettie J. Ramsay
John C. Szarko
Nancy L. Finley
Roger Loh Choon Luat
Cynthia L. Aldrich
Pius Nwajei Godwin
Amy Marie Gresh
Lessa Ewing Haire
Bushra Javed
Lok-Kin Leung
Joan Aureline Livingstone
Trisch Marcino-Hadley
Carl Middleton
Judith Hevesi Morey
Linda Nelson
Margaret Perry
Christine P. Picior
Marilyn Raber
Erika Scherb
Robert Joseph Senese
June Shindeldecker
Greg Steiner
Kathleen Warpinski
Vanessa G. Vergnetti
Carlo Michael Vescovi
Linda Ybarr
William B. Sanders, Jr.
Antoine Al-Achi
Franklin Austin
Frank Edwards Barnes III
Mark "Saha" Boyd
James M. Campbell
Daniel Joseph Connolly
Trurina Cummings
Nathan Van Duyn
Abel K. Famubode
Diana J. Holle
Christopher S. Jung
Mark Franklin Jewell
Bernadette J. Killeen
Patricia Jane Loudenback
Judith A. Morehouse
Cori O'Shay
Valerie J. Saxion
Shirley L. Senter
Jerry Stasa
Robert A. Worthington
Behnaz Azadeh
John Baranuk
James P. Bishop
Jon Albert Buratti
Lisa Marinaccio-Chason
Jeanne Gehret
Grace Lola Goodie
Reinhold Victor Heinrichs
Linda Mackey
Jack Morvay
Robert J. Munley
Marna Regehr
Janice Ross
Jackson P. Sassard, Jr.
Marie Schluter
Monique Serres
Cynthia A. Taylor
Christy Gibson Teter
James A. Wallis, I

Doctor of Holistic Health

Matilda Enciso
Cynthia Melody Logan

Ph.D. in Holistic Health Sciences

Dachia Arritola
Doris Ann Degen Grano
Sofia K. Stokman
Carolyn Bishop
Lawrence A. Higley
Jane R. Mishkind
Margie L. Storms
Marilyn Gail Balderston
Bonnie D. Melnick
Margie L. Storms
Marilyn Gail Balderston
Bonnie D. Melnick

Doctor of Philosophy in Holistic
Health Studies

Carolyn Arbuckle

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Health

James D. Baird
Tirlochan S. Sandhu

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Julia I. Kerner
Thom E Lobe
P.D. Vassalluzzo
Netta Margaret D'Souza
Jennifer A. Pratt

B.S. in Holistic Nutrition

Marcia Edwards
Karen Gibbons
Alisha M. O'Brian
Rosanne S. Hobson
John Alan Baker
Setsuko Onuki
Donna Gray
Sharon Williamson
Michele A. Teich
Linda S. Keller
Parvin Lewis
Kiyoko Toda
Linda D. O'Brien
Michelle M. McLaughlin
Linda C. Wilson
Lisa Ann Fuchs
Kellie E. Mescher
Elizabeth Apgar
Sandra Kay Paul
Lars Bo Sorensen
Clare Gomes
Paula L. Bartholomy
Patricia Baylis
Sidney L. Briani
Kimberly A. Cabello
Patricia Brady Doyle
Kathleen Ann Harter
Jaine E. Leblanc
Nancy Macgregor
Mair MacKinnon
Rosa Meyers
Brenda Ann Manderville Miller
Dawn Marie Palacios
E. Al Selch
Eileen R. Singleton
Theresa A. Solimeo
Janice Kay Sykora
Jan Susan Wren
Adri Breedt
Rebecca Northcote Brown
Julia C. Bustos
Pamela Kay Davidson
Sandra Ebina
Donna M. Harvey
Cindy L. Hinkle-Gennari
Nozomi Ishida
Miriam Joy Markle
Mikiko Matumoto
Coralysa Murphy
Celine Juliette Nikyema
Martha Alicia Ochoa
Karen L. Oldham
Marie-anne France Rouse
Nancy Lou Schmidt
Christine L. Sneden-Hall
David W. Tanton
Heather G. Webb
Jeanne L. Ary
Donna Jo Arz
Patricia C. Baylis
Daniel A. Cejudo Bruno
Carol C. Budd
Cheryl Caruso
Susan Darnold
Yvette M. Dean
Yoko Dejima
Janet P. Epperson
Mary Kathleen Glasgow
Diana Lynn Hartrampf
Lois G. Jacoby
Susan D. Lay
Cathy L. Leet
Marie Evelyn Driscoll-Madero
Mable Bradley Ogden
Elizabeth W. Piekalski
Marion Jean Raymoure
Tara Leigh Roberts
Albert Shepherd
Khristan Page Renfro-Stella
Thomas H. Wendt

M.S. in Holistic Nutrition

Kumiko Hirano
Tammy McKenize
Alison T. Kelley
Lisa Lynn Chason
Rene Perry
Judy Elwell Harrison
Parvin Lewis
Mary D. Martino
Lisa Opfermann
Margie Murnan
Amy Person-Pullen
Diana J. Smith
Susan Hetrick
Karoll Forwell
Laurie K. Dunnagan
Kay Bennett LeMere
Doreen F. Mangini
Lisa Margolin
Rebecca McCord
Deborah G. McDaniel
Stephen C. Reed
Janet L. Steele
Vivian Marie Tenebruso
Angela Vetsch
Peggy L. Badgett
Jo Ann Britt
Cheryl Caruso
Jacque Joyner Darragh
Karen Eileen Gibbons
Margaret Elizabeth James
Sheri Kurtenbach
Jill C. Luks
Anita G. Lowen
Veronica L. MacKay
Natasha Ogata
Kathy Jeanne Sheehy
Christine L. Sneden-Hall
David W. Tanton
Victoria S. Walker
Mindi Sue Wells
Carol A. Benner
Antonia C. Galan
Alberto Guzman
Jacqueline S. Hollman
Adele Marie Kieras
Paula Licitra
Sandra Lutzen
Verna H. Meyer
Penny Fauber-Moore
LaVonne Napper
Cynthia Marie Nabicht
Mable Bradley Ogden
Crystal A. Sullivan
Keith Sheddie Watts

Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition

Barbara Bosey
Merle Brown
Charles R. Culp, Sr.
Pamela J. Davis
Jo Giraudo
Linda J. Kingsbury
Jean Logan
Kenji Nakajima
Hsin Hsiang Pan
Pamela A. Poppe
Laura Paluch
Lauren E. Paquet
Takiko Sagara
Diana J. Smith
Hetty Chen
Ekeoma Mmadufo
Joseph P. Tassell
Leah Heyman
Nobuyuki Kobayashi
Alberto Guzman
Yehudah Ben Yehudah
Janet Starr Hull
Karen M. Ludlow
Joy Moore
Linda A. Vegazo
Barbara Cohen-Wetter

This article was posted on May 12, 2011.

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