Welcome Stephanie Fogelson – Our New Executive Director!


NMSA Announces New Executive Director

(PORTLAND, OR.) January 15, 2017— The Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) announced in November 2016 the departure of inaugural Executive Director Susan (Sue) Yirku and opened applications for the position.

Farewell Sue Yirku – The NMSA acknowledges the contributions of Sue who served in this capacity for three years. She was integral in streamlining governance, instilling the strategic planning process, creating financial sustainability, and increasing membership value and professional development opportunities. Although her presence is missed, the NMSA wishes her well in her future endeavors.

Welcome Stephanie Folgeson – After an extensive interview and hiring process, the NMSA is excited to announce Stephanie Folgeson as their 2nd Executive Director.

“As your newly appointed Executive Director, I am incredibly impressed with the operations, communications and community of the NMSA. Working closely with the International Board and Chapter Presidents we are aligned and committed to providing you with a valuable and sustainable association that continues to grow and evolve with Naturopathic Medicine and the humans that bring it to their communities” said Stephanie Folgeson, NMSA executive director.

Stephanie is a successful business owner and marketing strategist with 13 years of direct-to-consumer marketing, physician marketing and business branding experience. The last 3 years have been devoted to relationship building in the Naturopathic community across the United States and Canada. The NMSA has welcomed her as the new Executive Director with the intention of leveraging industry and business skills to continue to elevate the association for the benefits of students and the naturopathic profession.


About the NMSA. The Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) is an international, student-governed 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to support naturopathic medical students at accredited schools in the USA and Canada. The NMSA provides access to unique leadership experiences and educational resources, as well as increased access to information on how to succeed in our future careers as healthcare professionals.

Learn more at https://naturopathicstudent.org.


Contact: Krisel Nagallo, VP Communications

Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA)

503- 334-4153


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