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Dr. Rick Liva

President and Legislative Chair

A naturopathic physician and registered pharmacist, Dr. Rick Liva, RPh, ND, has twice served as president of the Connecticut Society of Naturopathic Physicians and is a member of the Naturopathic Physicians Association. Outside of work, Dr. Liva enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, traveling, and kayaking on the Connecticut River.

Dr. Jonathan Goodman

Vice President

In addition to private practice, Dr. Goodman has been an adjunct professor at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine, is the author of The Omega Solution, and was appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell to serve on the Connecticut State Board of Naturopathic Examiners.

Dr. Jackie Germain


Dr. Jackie Germain has been practicing naturopathic medicine since 1982, specializing in botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and counseling. She is a graduate of National College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a founding member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Sarah Ouano

Communications Associate

Dr. Sarah Ouano is a 2011 graduate of National University of Health Sciences (IL). She currently works as a communications consultant for naturopathic businesses and organizations nationwide and is located in Philadelphia, PA.

November 15, 2018

CNPA Board Meeting Notes – November 2018

Brief History of CNPA Rick as president and legislative chair for last 5 years 30-32 CNPA members, last year was 91 members Greatest struggle: money,

November 2, 2018

2018 CNPA Board Meeting

  Join us for this year’s board meeting via Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7 pm   Joining the Meeting Dial-in number (US): (605) 472-5643

October 8, 2018

JOB POSTING | Full-Time ND Wanted for Multi-Doctor Practice in Manchester, CT

Established practice in bustling Manchester is looking to fill an immediate opening for a full-time naturopathic physician. Located twenty minutes outside Hartford, and equidistant between

October 3, 2018

FREE CE OPPORTUNITY | An Integrative Approach to Healing the Patient with Tick-Borne Disease

Sponsored by Lyme Connection and the Leir Retreat Center The Leir Retreat Center, Ridgefield, CT Friday, October 12, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please

September 28, 2018

EVENT: Vital Gathering 3 – Norwalk, CT

October 12-13, 2018 Approved for 13 hours General CE by AANP and OBNM About A Vitalist understands the powerful, innate healing potential of the human

September 28, 2018

EVENT: Environmental Medicine Update – Keeping Patients Healthy in an Increasingly Toxic World

As healthcare providers specializing in a holistic approach to individual health, naturopathic doctors are relied upon as experts in environmental medicine – from the prevention