Entries by Rick Kirschner

The impact of his leadership

From Pamela Snider, ND; Jared Zeff, ND, LAc; Joe Pizzorno, ND; James Sensenig, ND (in memoriam) Stephen Myers, ND, BMed, PhD; Roger Newman -Turner, ND, DO, LAc; Don Warren, ND; Thom Kruzel, ND; Kelsang Tenpa; MA and Amy Neil, MS, MAP  — Executive and Senior Editors, Production Editor, Medical Editor, Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Institute Dr. Jim […]

NUNM President’s Message to Alumni

Christine Gerard, ND, President NUNM sent the following letter to NUNM alumni: Dear Alumni: I learned recently that Dr. Jim Sensenig (NUNM ‘78) died in his sleep Saturday night. Jim was an Elder of the naturopathic profession, studying with Drs. Bastyr, Turska, Broadwell, and Boucher. Jim served NUNM as a member of the Faculty from […]

His Legacy Will Live On

Eulogy from Dr. Iva Lloyd and Shawn O’Reilly James (Jim) Sensenig was an anchor and a beacon for the naturopathic profession.  He intensely defended and protected not only the foundational philosophy and principles of naturopathic medicine but the profession itself.  Jim was instrumental in facilitating the professional formation of the naturopathic profession in the United […]

Colleague and Friend

Tribute to Jim Sensenig By Holly Castle, ND, VNMI (NUNM 1997) I met Dr. Sensenig for the first time in early 1994, when I was a first year student at NCNM. I was invited to dinner by Dr. Harry Swope, whom I had met in 1991 in an 18-month homeopathy course given by Dr. Paul […]


Dr. Pamela Snider: Our dear brother, our respected colleague and comrade in arms, beloved fierce leader, inspiration and light bearer of the heart of naturopathic medicine and vitalism.

He left a vast legacy

Dr. Paul Theriault: Right after he died, Jim visited me (yes this does happen quite often to me). He wasn’t sad, angry or bitter, as many sudden deaths are. He was quite at peace.

I will miss him dearly

Dr. Gail Littel: Jim extended a personal invitation to me to listen in on the very first “Vital Conversation” conference phone call on March 9, 2016. I’ve been a part of that call, and the Naturopathic Medicine Institute ever since.