Our Board of Directors

Christina Tidwell, MN, RN, FNP, NC-BC
President

Christina graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters of Nursing from the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. She trained as a critical care RN in cardiothoracic intensive care and worked in long-term patient rehabilitation, palliative care, post-operative surgical care, and cardiac nursing. She received board certification as a Holistic Nurse Coach, Functional Nutrition Practitioner, and Autoimmune Protocol Coach before starting her own holistic health coaching business.

She’s seen firsthand the victories as well as the limitations of the current medical system and the ways in which it does not always serve the needs of those with long-term, complex illnesses, since she was diagnosed with Adult Onset Still’s Disease (an autoimmune condition). She  credits her deeper understanding of the illness experience for giving her a stronger intuition to recognize her body’s needs and how these connect with her feelings.

Today Christina lives in Seattle, WA, with her fiance. When she’s not working with clients or running her business, she loves experimenting in the kitchen, fermenting foods, drinking matcha tea, having people over for dinner, going on nature walks, relaxing and meditating, and checking out the local music scene!

Lucy Fairclough Morris, MSc, FNTP
Vice President

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Rachael Stanley, BSN, RN, NC-BC, APSATS CPC-c, CDWF
Secretary

Rachael graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She worked in acute cardiac care, quality management, and healthcare information technology. She is a Board-Certified Nurse Coach with training in Relational Betrayal Coaching, the Co-Active Coaching Model, and the Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator program.

She witnessed first-hand the limitations of the current medical model in managing subjective symptoms. After being diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress symptoms, and chronic back pain, she has learned the importance of listening to her intuition, surrounding herself with a positive support network, and advocating for the resources needed for healing. Her passion is to create a safe and supportive space of empowerment, transformation, and self-discovery for others.

Rachael lives in the greater Sacramento, CA, area with her husband. When she is not coaching through her private practice you can find her hiking in the mountains, gardening in her backyard, or curling up with a cup of chai and her cat.

Katherine Housh, BSN, RN, HWNC-BC
Founder & Executive Director, Treasurer

Katherine graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors degree in Nursing. She went on to work as a registered nurse in acute and post-acute rehabilitation, pediatrics, health education, primary care, and hospice and palliative care. She is board certified as a Health and Wellness Nurse Coach with the American Holistic Nurses Association.

She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as a teenager and Addison’s disease as an adult. Her passion is helping women overcome codependency and chronic illness, while promoting healthy lifestyle habits, such as mindfulness, energy budgeting, intuitive eating, gentle movement, and energy work.

Today Katherine lives in Sacramento, CA, with her husband. She owns a private coaching practice where she provides online courses and sessions and devotes much of her time to her spiritual community and volunteer ministry. When not busy with those activities, she enjoys reading non-fiction, writing about her experiences, cooking from scratch, gardening in her small yard, and spending time with family and friends.

Murlene Joseph, BSN, RN, NC-BC-c
Board Member

Murlene graduated from the State College of Florida with a Bachelors in Nursing Science. She was trained on a Medical Surgical unit and later worked in Critical Care and Home Health before receiving board certification as a Transformative Nurse Coach and starting her own holistic health coaching business.

She is proud to become a Nurse Coach and expand her practice to help women transform their health and wellness. Her experience with autoimmune disease began was when she was diagnosed at age 25 with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Endometriosis. She was later diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis and experienced firsthand the challenges of our current medical system. She is excited for the opportunity to inspire and teach others to advocate for the care they need and deserve.

Murlene currently has her own private nurse coaching practice in St. Petersburg, Florida, and loves anything fitness-related. She works our everyday and is grateful for the ability to do so. She’s also a big movie buff – whether it’s Netflix and chill or the local theater – and love motivational self-help books. She’s also recently discovered podcasts and is ready to get started serving as a Board Member at the Chronic Wellness Collective.

Ludivine de Menten, PhD
Board Member

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