As Emerson Ecologics’ Vice President of Medical Education & Wellevate, Jaclyn Chasse, ND ensures that Emerson continues to deliver the highest quality products, tools and education to our customers. She believes that integrative medicine provides the most sustainable form of healthcare and is proud to work at Emerson, where these practitioners and their diverse ways of practicing are embraced and supported. Prior to starting at Emerson in September 2010, Dr. Chasse was a solo practitioner that grew her practice to a multidisciplinary clinic with over 15 practitioners. Dr. Chasse has maintained a virtual clinical practice, Perfect Fertility, which allows her to stay current in understanding patient needs as well as the challenges that integrative healthcare providers face. As health education is a vital part of being a doctor, Dr. Chasse stays current with the latest research and treatments available, not only to use them herself in practice, but most importantly to share this knowledge with our practitioners.
Dr. Chasse earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of New Hampshire. It was her passion for nutritional biochemistry which led to her exploration of naturopathic medicine and continues to influence her clinical decisions. Her work in biochemistry and biophysics research prior to attending medical school provided valuable insight to quality assurance—a key component of Emerson’s commitment to our customers. Dr. Chasse then received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, and pursued advanced training in the areas of women’s health and infertility, including advanced training in Syndey, Australia. Today, she is considered the preeminent expert in integrative & functional medical approaches to infertility in North America.
Involved throughout her professional career in improving healthcare access and education, Dr. Chasse frequently lectures around the country on various integrative medicine topics, has authored several lay and professional articles and has had research published in research and clinical journals. In addition to her work, Dr. Chasse volunteers for several organizations. She previously served as the President of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors and she is currently on the Editorial Board for the Natural Medicine Journal. She has served on the Boards of the American Herbal Products Association, the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Institute of Natural Medicine, and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, where she served as President from 2016-2017.
In addition to her industry work, Dr. Chasse is a volunteer and founding board member for the Manchester Food CoOp. She also volunteers in her own local community. Dr. Chasse has 7 wonderful children, with whom she loves to spend time traveling, boating, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, cooking and gardening.
Dr. Chasse thinks that in addition to a fish oil and probiotic, adrenal supportive herbs are a “must have” for most patients—and practitioners!
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Herbalist, writer and health educator, Lisa brings many years of healthcare experience to Emerson’s medical education team. For over 25 years, Ms. Murray has been educating patients, the public and the medical community on the benefits of integrating nutrition supplements and botanical medicine into a healthy diet and lifestyle for optimal health and healing.
Lisa’s own experience of the safe and powerful healing of herbal medicine over three decades ago, led her to an apprenticeship in traditional herbalism, followed by advanced training in botanical medicine from some of the most highly skilled and well-known herbalists in the US. Assisting family, friends and patients transform their health over the years with safe and natural integrative therapies has fueled Lisa’s lifelong passion and continuous study in the use of botanicals and nutraceuticals.
Ms. Murray received her degree in Nutrition Science from the University of New Hampshire, and has been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1995. She developed a successful career in the fields of Nutrition Management and Quality Assurance, administering nutrition therapy programs in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and overseeing quality improvement programs.
Ms. Murray was a founding member of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, a national practice group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and was a pioneer in educating medical colleagues on the applications and efficacy of natural therapeutics. She served as chairperson for two years for New Hampshire Dietitians in Healthcare Communities, developing and implementing their continuing education programs. Ms. Murray has presented at numerous educational conferences over the years on topics of nutrition and herbal therapy, and was a contributing author for Quick Access: Professional Guide to Conditions, Herbs and Supplements, published by Integrative Medicine Communications, January 2000.
Lisa’s daughter Emily is a Naturopathic Doctor in private practice, while her son Adam owns a successful design and marketing agency and they both have growing families. So in her free time, Lisa enjoys travel, hiking, landscaping, herb gardening, cooking and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren!
Medical EducatorMeredith Murray is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and balances her role on the Emerson medical education team with her private practice.
Dr. Murray’s clinical specialty is digestive disorders, specifically SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). She meets patients where they are in their journey to wellness and empowers them to make informed choices for their health. Her goal is to find the source of health issues instead of just treating symptoms; ultimately providing personalized and compassionate care to each patient.
Combining information from current scientific studies with the philosophies and wisdom ingrained in naturopathic medicine is the way Dr. Murray believes we can make the most positive impact on health, both for the individual and for the community.
Dr. Murray has been practicing naturopathic medicine since 2012. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and completed a highly competitive clinical and teaching residency at the university. It was during her residency where she truly understood and harnessed the philosophy of “docere” – doctor as teacher – which she utilizes every day in her work. Dr. Murray also completed advanced training in homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy.
Meredith earned her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in biological sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia. During this time she contributed to research on Dengue virus as well as traveled to Kenya to volunteer in providing health education to local organizations. She was on the track to enter conventional medical school when she discovered naturopathic medicine and realized it fit with her goals and personal philosophy.
Aside from her roles as a clinician and part of the medical education team, Dr. Murray has been an active part of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors since she moved to NH. She also volunteers her time and energy to various community organizations.
Meredith loves spending time with her husband and her dog, Wally, on the seacoast of New Hampshire where she lives. She can often be found walking her dog through town, or picking up locally grown meats and produce from various farms. At home she finds happiness in daily exercise, eating good food, and reading non-fiction/scientific articles (though recently has developed a love of mystery novels).
Erik Nelson, ND is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, AZ. He received his Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology at the University of New England in Maine. During his time at SCNM, Erik was a core member of the research department at the SCNM Center for Integrative Naturopathic Research as well as an external collaborator at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, Department of Infectious Disease. He has published and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles and case studies in topics spanning Sports Medicine, Virology, Botanical Medicine, Dermatology, and Infectious Disease. Dr. Nelson utilizes the full scope of naturopathic medicine in clinical practice with an emphasis on General Naturopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Sports Medicine, Nutrition and Diet Counseling, Nutritional Ergogenic Aids and Botanical Medicine. In 2018, Dr. Nelson was appointed by New Hampshire’s governor to the New Hampshire Naturopathic Board of Examiners, the state’s medical licensing board for Naturopathic doctors. Dr. Nelson currently practices naturopathic medicine in Wolfeboro, NH.
Dr Nelson seeks to restore his patients’ health to its optimal state by using evidenced-based and functional naturopathic medicine. Health is a team effort in which focus should be on not only treating, but also coaching and leading their patients, empowering them to make the changes in their lives necessary for peak health and performance, injury prevention/rehabilitation, and overall wellbeing. From clinic to kitchen to courtside or field, Dr. Nelson aims to assist his patients and athletes to reach their goals in all things sports, health, and fitness.
Erik is a Granite State native and grew up in Seacoast New Hampshire. Outside of medicine, Dr. Nelson enjoys all things soccer. He has both coached and played soccer from the U-5 level all the way to Division III college and holds his NSCAA National Diploma in coaching as well as a United States Soccer Federation coaching license. As a fan, Erik enjoys following US Soccer, New England Revolution and Manchester United as well as the Patriots and Bruins. He is the head coach of the Boys Varsity Soccer program at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, NH.