Carrie Louise Daenell, ND, MBA, Joins NUNM Board

PORTLAND, Ore.— National University of Natural Medicine announced today the election of new board member, Carrie Louise Daenell, ND, MBA, a prominent naturopathic physician in Denver, CO.

Dr. Daenell earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 1998, and is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Washington and a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. In 2018, she earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Colorado with concentrations in both Executive Leadership and Global Business Management. She is an author, speaker, contributor to professional and consumer naturopathic medicine periodicals, and a frequent guest on PBS health programming. In addition, she volunteers and supports the state, national and educational institutions of naturopathic medicine. 

In addition to her clinical success and developing her own line of formulas, Dr. Daenell’s career highlights include serving as managing editor for the Journal of Naturopathic Physicians; former president of the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians (CANP); and former director of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).


Founded in 1956, NUNM is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in North America and the leader in natural medicine education and research. In addition to two undergraduate degrees in health sciences, NUNM offers a number of doctoral and master’s degree programs in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine, nutrition, research and global health. NUNM Health Centers, the SIBO Center for Digestive Health, and NUNM’s affiliated Portland metro community clinics provide healthcare services to thousands of patients each year. Visit for more information.