Integrative Formal Training:
1. Bauman College (Nutrition), north bay (San Fran.) - dietary counseling, education
and clinical programs; state-certified school & program ('89-'91)
2. California School of Herbal Studies - Herbal therapeutics diploma (Sonoma Co.)
- beginning, intermediate, advanced curriculum, botanical research, etc. ('86)
3. Homeopathy/Homeopathic Therapeutics - Santa Rosa, CA
- Classes, lectures, study groups at Boericke & Tafel; 3 year course (acute/chronic)
4. Massage Therapy certification - New Age School of Massage (Sebastopol, CA)
- American Massage Therapy Association certification, member #8202
Complementing this training, Dennis enjoyed more than 22 years in the natural foods
industry, 6+ years in "integrative" pharmacies (Adobe Drug & Wellness, Pharmaca
Integrative), and 17+ years at Parkpoint Health Club (Santa Rosa), where he was
resident nutritionist his last 11 years there. At the pharmacies, his practitioner role in-
cluded: nutrition, supplement specialist, herbalist, and herb/drug interactions.
All these venues, including private practice, afforded Dennis opportunities in consulta-
tions, teaching monthly classes (Parkpoint Club, e.g.), and public speaking engagements
in adult education, schools, senior centers, specific chronic illness groups, & various
He was a frequent guest speaker at Sonoma Valley Hospital Integrative Care. In recent years, Dennis re-connected with the Sonoma Valley (Hospital) Integrative Health Network, as an active member/practitioner, facilitating more community outreach.
He is also affiliated with Bone & Joint Health Network at St. Joseph Health/Santa Rosa
Memorial (Hosp.) as a referral source for Nutrition counseling.
Dennis has also written a variety of papers & articles on diet(s), vitamins & minerals, essential fats, best sources of nutrients, and medicinal herbs. (can send by request)
He finished presenting at a Buck Institute conference on Dec.8 - "Enhancing Memory through Science & Lifestyle" - in Sonoma at The Lodge: best nutritional & herbal supplements for cognitive function, or reversing the effects of early onset dementia. This conference, (RE:Mind), the third this year is in partnership with Sonoma Valley Hospital Integrative Health Network, and Dennis spoke at all three conferences.
Social Sciences Background
Dennis taught Sociology courses at Northern Virginia Community College & Sonoma State University,
and was a youth social worker in Washington, D.C., where he also was an "inner city" tennis coach
& instructor, with children. In the past 5 years he's tutored elementary school students, most in English language, reading comprehension, composition, and societal themes.
University of Maryland (College Park, MD) - Bachelor's degree: Sociology/Psychology
American University (Washington,D.C.) - Master's degree: Sociology
Dennis Zerbo [email protected]