Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, Great Barrington, MA
Public Interest/Consumer Interest Representative
January, 2016 – January, 2021
Based in Massachusetts, Dan is the executive director for the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency for naturopathic doctoral programs in the U.S. and Canada. He also works as a consultant and facilitator, providing non-profit and educational organizations with advice on such matters as board governance, assistance with strategic planning, and management coaching. He received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Chicago; an education doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Massachusetts in Boston; and a JD degree from the Boston University School of Law.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Seitz has been involved in graduate education and accreditation, primarily in the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); among other roles, Dr. Seitz served as president of the New England School of Acupuncture and founding dean for graduate programs in acupuncture and oriental medicine at New York Chiropractic College, and has helped several emerging CAM fields develop educational and accreditation standards. Since 2007, Dr. Seitz has served on the board of directors of the Berkshire Co-op Market, a cooperative grocer that sells primarily organic and sustainably produced foods. He is also a board member for the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, which works to support the environment, health care, and the arts.