Karen Frangos, ND, Class of 1997

Karen Frangos, ND, was elected president of the Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians and state representative to the AANP House of Delegates. She is joined by VP Travis Thurston, ND (’09), and Secretary Marsha Lowery, ND (’12), both of whom were her students when she taught at NCNM. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at NCNM who contributed to writing testimony in opposition to the Hawaii Senate bill that threatened our prescribing privileges here in Hawaii. The bill has been pared down to a requirement for CE only, with no changes to our formulary and no monitoring of our prescribing practices by MDs. Over 1,400 letters of opposing testimony were recorded from all over the country, including quite a few from Oregon, which, no doubt, helped our cause.” Dr. Frangos and four other NDs, including NCNM alums Kathryn Taketa-Wong, ND, MSOM (’11), and Miles Greenberg, ND (’89), visited several senators in Honolulu prior to the hearing and learned about effective lobbying.