Serve on Our Board of Directors
Lucy Fairclough Morris, MSc, FNTP
Lucy graduated from the University of Surrey, UK, with an MSc in Organizational Psychology. Originally from Britain, she has had the good fortune to live and work in many different places, such as the Middle East for 11 years before settling in New York City last year. She is an Organizational Psychologist by trade and has a Human Resources consulting practice as well as a natural skincare business.
It was her own journey with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition, that led her to become a passionate Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and AIP coach. She is committed to supporting people building healthy habits to reclaim their health.
One of her key goals is to give back to the wellness community that benefited her so much over the years, which is why she joined the Board of Directors here at the CWC. Her background in HR and management consulting lends itself to supporting our Board to build and grow a diverse team and support governance and performance practices.
Cooking is one of her huge passions. In her free-time she enjoys time in the kitchen creating allergen-free recipes and spending time with her husband, family and friends, and her small Jack Russell Terrier, Leo.
Anney Lester, BA, FNTP, Certified Coach
As a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Anney has helped many people gain control of their symptoms and regain quality of life. She says that hearing, “You have changed my life,” is the most rewarding experience. Being a member of the CWC Board enables her to combine her passion for health and wellness with her 16 years marketing experience to contribute to a positive cause.
The CWC’s focus on empowering women to take control of their health resonates with Anney on a personal level. When she was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, she was told the only option was medication – no diet or lifestyle changes were recommended by any of her specialists. She felt powerless. Wanting to gain control and understanding of her condition and general health, she began to do her own research.
It took her hundreds of hours of self-study to learn she could manage her condition with nutrition. This sparked her passion for nutrition and helping others. After becoming a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, she wanted to find a way to help women feel empowered to take control of their health.
In her downtime you will find her at the gym or listening to a podcast on the latest nutrition research.
After being diagnosed with Vitiligo at age 14 and Hashimoto’s at 25, she pursued functional medicine to manage her autoimmune conditions. This opened her eyes to alternatives in healthcare and she made a career change, receiving certification as a Health Coach, Autoimmune Protocol Coach, and Genomic Medicine Clinician.
She believes that our bodies are resilient and can heal and thrive when their biological needs as human being species are fulfilled. This is deeply rooted by the understanding that our genes are not our destiny, but that we can modulate their expression to our advantage and to feel our best. She is excited to be part of the Chronic Wellness Collective’s team of women and to use her personal and professional expertise to impact the Chronic warriors’ community.
Originally from Belgium, she now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, their 12-year-old son, and their dog. When she is not coaching through her private practice, she loves drawing, cooking delicious food, reading, listening to all nature’ sounds, enjoying North Carolina’s weather and taking care of her son.
Katherine Housh, BSN, RN, HWNC-BC
Founder & Executive Director
She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as a teenager and Addison’s disease as an adult. Her passion is helping women the emotional and traumatic root causes of their 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.