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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.

Robin Burke

Accounts Manager

Robin Burke, a long-time advocate and supporter of Naturopathic Medicine, has volunteered her time to manage the administrative/business side of the CNPA. Robin’s passions include gardening, cooking, and working as a gemologist

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.

September 30, 2019

CT Governor Celebrates Naturopathic Medicine Week!

CNPA is proud to announce that Governor Ned Lamont has issued an official proclamation in celebration of federally-recognized Naturopathic Medicine Week, October 6-12, 2019. Click

May 7, 2019

Legislative Update: Calendar No. 418 & Meeting with DPH Commissioner

Dear colleagues, Although it has been some time since our last legislative update, we do have some minor but important developments taking shape. The first

April 17, 2019

Vaughn Bowman, ND

1100 Bedford Street, Suite 2 Stamford, CT 06905 Phone: (203) 750-0853 Website:

April 12, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Attorneys to Revise, New Commissioner Sworn in, and CNPA Members Wanted!

As you know, our bill, now known as HB 6544, has been combined with language surrounding patient privacy and genetic testing, has successfully moved out

April 9, 2019

Holistic Counseling Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. Moshe is coming to CT!

CNPA is excited to announce that Connecticut will host Dr. Moshe Daniel Block in a weekend of incredible learning this month! Practitioners of all types