Program Faculty

Pam Koppel, LCSW  - Program Coordinator, Lead instructor

Pam Koppel  has 22 years experience in the health care field and has been working in the field of Integrative Medicine since 1996. She began her career in 1991 as a hospice social worker and has since worked in health care management, program development, education and Patient Navigation.  She is co-founder of the Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa and worked for 5 years as the Program Coordinator of Sutter Health's Integrative Health and Healing Services, a program that offers free complementary therapies to women with cancer. She co-developed the Patient Navigator Program with Dr. Ellen Barnett, and recently began her own Patient Navigator business, Northern California Patient Navigator Services. She is initially providing her own services, with the long term goal of employing Patient Navigator grads around the bay area.


Ellen Barnett, MD, PhD - Instructor, Site Placement Coordinator

Dr. Barnett is a family physician and educator. She received her PhD in Education from the University of Southern California.  After working for several years in graduate medical education, Dr.  Barnett returned to medical school at Case Western Reserve University, graduating in 1980. She completed her Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa, and then taught in the Residency Program for over 15 years, serving as Curriculum Director. Dr. Barnett has been in clinical practice for over 30 years and currently practices at the Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa with her husband, Bob Dozor, M.D. with whom she has 3 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren.