Wellness Program

The Co-op Wellness Program

The wellness program at the Co-op is in line with our mission: To provide information on health and nutrition, on social, political and economic issues related to food and household products, and on the value of consumer control through the cooperative system. In the hope of bringing information to our community, we invite our wellness educators to join us every Friday morning for on “Wake Up New Hampshire with Peter St. James and Pat Kelly” on 107.7 FM from 8:30-9:00 AM.

  August – Developing and maintaining motivation to implement healthy habits
 8/10 Betsey Black, Happiness Teacher
 8/17 Abigail McShinsky, Training and Ed. Specialist, Megafoods – Obstacles to maintaining a supplement regimen.
 8/24 Josh Labelle, Fitness Coach- Know Your WHY – Goal setting, developing a plan and staying on track
 8/31 Jim Ready, Yoga Teacher   

Ask a Nutritionist, with Registered DietitianRegistered Dietitian Traci Komorek, RD/LD
Traci Komorek, RD/LD

Not sure how to cook those weird greens? Perplexed by parsnips? Confused about omegas? Local dietitian/nutritionist Traci will be on hand to answer your quick health and nutrition questions for FREE! Look for her in the Co-op on the following dates. No registration necessary. First come, first served.
Traci will also have samples of delicious healthy recipe made by the Co-op kitchen chefs or pastry chefs.

Meet Our Wellness Educators

The Concord Food Co-op is proud to introduce you to our Wellness Educators. Several of the Concord-area’s top holistic practitioners have joined this group to educate YOU, our members and the Concord community. In New Hampshire we are blessed with some of the most diverse and qualified holistic practitioners in the country. While the Co-op believes that good health starts with good food, better health branches beyond that. We are fortunate to have these skilled educators who volunteer their time to educate us in holistic self-care. These practitioners specialize in naturopathy, homeopathy, yoga, nutrition, chiropractic care, herbalism, and holistic veterinary medicine.

Happiness Teacher

Betsy Black

Betsy Black helps individuals optimize their performance, through coaching, consulting and training about positive psychology, personal effectiveness, stress management/resilience, happiness, and success. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, certified ChiRunning and ChiWalking instructor, and holds a certificate in Positive Psychology. Betsy is passionate about healthy living and has been a Concord Food Cooperative member since 1985. She can be found hiking, running, bicycling around Concord, and cooking nutritious food at home.

Clinical Herbalist

Maria Noël Groves, R.H. (A.H.G.)

Maria Noël Groves, R.H. (A.H.G.), Clinical Herbalist, runs a small clinic and education center Wintergreen Botanicals, in Allenstown, NH. She completed Michael Moore’s residency program at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, as well as beginner and advanced herbal programs at Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain.
She is a professional registered herbalist through the American Herbalists Guild. Maria uses western herbalism and flower essences with a variety of health conditions including stress, immune depletion, hormone imbalance, chronic pain, and digestive upset. She has been working with herbs for more than 15 years, teaches approximately 100 classes annually, sees clients, and writes articles for Herb Quarterly, Natural Health, Tea Magazine, Remedies, and Taste for Life magazines as well as in newspapers via The Associated Press. Her herbal wellness book, “Body into Balance“, is available for purchase at her website . For more information, visit www.wintergreenbotanicals.com or call 603-340-5161.

Music Therapist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, NTP

Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, NTP, is known for her work as a board-certified music therapist in Concord, addressing the goals of people with a variety of emotional, behavioral, physical and communication needs. Throughout her practice at the Concord Community Music School, she became aware of the nutritional needs of clients she worked with and went on to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. With a holistic perspective, she’s particularly interested in the fields of addiction, mental illness, maternity and early childhood intervention work, as well as helping those with Lyme disease and digestive disorders. If you are interested in working with Julieann Hartley for nutritional therapy, please check out her website: www.wildatheartnutrition.com.

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Amanda Hegnaeur, N.D.

Dr. Amanda Hegnauer is a licensed primary care naturopathic doctor in the state of New Hampshire. She earned her Doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Since her time spent in Arizona she has worked in the Naturopathic field, organizing and running a local Naturopathic office, working in the supplement industry and was the past Executive Coordinator for the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She enjoys practicing as a primary care naturopathic doctor, lecturing within the community and acting as a Wellness Educator for the Concord Food Co-op. Dr. Hegnauer continues to write for and is published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review. She is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine. Currently she is honored to be part of the State of New Hampshire Naturopathic Licensing Board. Dr. Hegnauer has pursued numerous different paths in order to better understand her own healthcare needs and has found diet, lifestyle and a solid biochemical foundation to be the first step towards a healthy balance. Homeopathic medicine is one of her passions and believes it to be a very effective tool in achieving long term health. Her other interests include clinical nutrition including vitamin and mineral supplementation and botanical medicine to aid in the restoration of health and vitality. As a naturopathic family doctor Dr. Hegnauer sees patients of all ages. She holds a particular interest in Chronic fatigue, Autoimmune diseases, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology. Because she practices individualized medicine she sees many diagnoses including those of chronic illness and Lyme disease. Dr. Hegnauer has an additional focus in Women’s health including treating the symptoms of Menopause and utilizing Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Dr. Hegnauer practices at Hegnauer Holistic Health in Concord, NH and Cougar Sound Spirits Healing Center in Sutton, NH. For more information please visit www.h2health.org or call the office at 603-715-2816.

Naturopathic Doctor

Pamela Herring

Dr. Pamela Herring, N.D., is a licensed Naturopathic doctor with a specialty certification in Classical Homeopathy. Dr Herring founded the Naturopathic Clinic of Concord in 1988 and practiced there for 28 years. She is now at 210 North State Street, Suite 2A, in Concord. She treats a broad range of ailments, such as allergies, asthma, digestive (gut) issues, headaches, thyroid disorders, skin problems and so on. Dr Herring is committed to empowering her patients by helping them to understand the cause of their illness and working together toward health, using gentle, non-invasive and effective treatments where possible. Dr. Herring can be reached at 603-491-7321.

Homeopathic Veterinarian

Dr. Wendy Jensen, D.V.M.

Dr. Wendy Jensen has been practicing 100 percent homeopathy since 1992. She graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987, before being certified by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) in 1994. Dr. Jensen served as Executive Editor for the AVH’s Journal for 12 years. She lectures extensively and has taught for the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy. She has a house call veterinary practice in Bow where she strives to enable every patient to live a drug-free, vibrant, healthy life through proper diet and homeopathy. Together with Dr. Richard Pitcairn, Dr. Jensen wrote the New World Veterinary Repertory, a reference text for veterinary homeopaths. Her own book, The Practical Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy: Healing Our Companion Animals from the Inside Out is available on pre-order from www.blackrosewriting.com/non-fiction/practical-handbook-of-veterinary-homeopathy. For more information, contact Dr. Jensen at JensenHVP@gmail.com or click here to read more about her newest book.

Registered Dietitian

Traci Komorek, R.D., L.D.

Traci Komorek, R.D., L.D., is a registered dietitian passionate about helping clients adopt healthier lifestyles. Over the past seven years she has been dedicated to chronic disease prevention, weight management, and child nutrition. She develops food and exercise plans specific to the individual and their busy schedule. She is knowledgeable about whole foods and loves to cook with adults and young children with a focus on getting the entire family involved in a healthy and active lifestyle. Traci is a Plattsburgh State University graduate and completed her internship at Keene State College. Traci runs her own practice Fresh Roots Nutrition LLC, seeing patients of all ages from prenatal nutrition to thyroid conditions to insulin resistance. For more information about Traci, call 603-244-0549 or email tracikomorek@gmail.com.

Holistic Health Coach


Kelly Molloy is an Integrative Nutrition® Trained and Certified Health Coach, mother of four, and founder of Green Life Wellness, a holistic health coaching practice based in New Hampshire. Her passion is to help families, parents and individuals across the country clear their personal road blocks to optimum health by identifying hidden food sensitivities, toxicity and nutritional deficiencies. Her Back on Track Cleanse, a 10-day, food-based cleanse, has helped many clients jump start their path to wellness. Kelly also offers a health coach mentoring program, hosts monthly webinars on health and nutrition topics, and publishes a weekly Health Tips newsletter. Learn more at www.livefreekelly.com.

Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Allison Lellos, M.Ed, INHC, CIHC is a certified health and wellness coach. She offers classes, workshops, and 1:1 services for women and families in New Hampshire. She is also a certified educator with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and master’s degree in Special Education; she has taught for the greater part of a decade. Since the birth of her son, Allison’s health and wellness work has turned to focus more on meditation; pregnancy and postpartum care; and stress and anxiety management techniques for children and families. She would be honored to support you on your journey to self-care and good health. Allison can be reached at allison@adlhealthcoaching.com.

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Madalyn Otto’s passion is providing effective, natural solutions to a wide array of chronic diseases. She is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of New Hampshire. She earned her degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Naturopathic Family Medicine. Dr. Otto treats a wide variety of conditions, but has a special interest in heart disease, diabetes and pre-diabetes, digestive disorders, arthritis and chronic fatigue. She uses a multitude of natural and integrative therapies in her practice to bring her patients lasting results. To empower her patients and members of the community to take charge of their health, Dr. Otto offers workshops and seminars on a number of different topics to help people achieve as much health at home as possible.

Yoga Teacher

Jim Readey

Jim Readey is a Kripalu-certified Yoga Teacher, Holistic Health Instructor, and Yoga Teacher Mentor. He is also a certified iRest® yoga nidra teacher and has been trained in Thai Yoga. He runs The Yoga Center in Concord, NH, where he has been teaching yoga for 20 years. Jim’s practice blends the physical benefits of yoga with its power to awaken compassion, awareness, and self-love. In his classes, students discover how to relax deeply, develop physical strength and flexibility, release tension, and find serenity of mind, body, and spirit. For more information visit www.nhyogacenter.com.


Dr. Sam Sanzone, D.C.

Dr. Sam Sanzone, D.C., has been practicing chiropractic since 1993. The natural, non-invasive nature of chiropractic is what drew him to the profession, his passion is in sharing this knowledge with others. His focus is on wellness care for families. For more information, visit www.mycommunitychiro.com.

Tai Chi, Meditation & Laughter Therapy Instructor

Marcia Marcia coop 2014

Marcia Wyman founded Inner Peace Tai Chi in Concord in 2009 and currently serves as the director. The senior-safe/senior friendly format is welcomed by health centers, senior centers, adult education programs, and YMCAs. Its emphasis on balance, flexibility, and strength helps individuals keep and/or improve their skill levels as well as prevent future problems. Marcia began her exploration of Tai Chi in 1997 under the Red Lotus School. Throughout the years, she has increased her knowledge through the Boston Healing Tao Center, the Oriental Healing Arts and various Masters. Marcia received her Primordial Sound Meditation training from Deepak Chopra in 2000. She holds a B.A. in Business from New England College and is a member of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. Other interests include explorations into the connection between mind-body-spirit, wellness lifestyles, and mindfulness meditation. She is a skier and a runner. To contact Marcia or Inner Peace Tai Chi, email nesainc@aol.com.

If you’d like to be a wellness educator or guest speaker or recommend a class topic, please contact us at classes@concordfoodcoop.coop or call the marketing office at 603-225-6840.