What is the AKAND?

The Alaska Association of Naturopathic Doctors (AKAND) is a non-profit professional association for Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) in the State of Alaska. NDs have been licensed in the state of Alaska since 1986. The AKAND is supported and funded through annual dues paid by our members, contributions from individual and corporate partners, fundraising activities, and revenue from our educational events.

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AKAND Board of Directors

Birgit Lenger, ND


Orna Izakson ND, RH(AHG)

Vice President

Cameron O’Connell ND, FABNE


Natalie Wiggins, ND


Legislative Committee

Abby Laing, ND

Scott Luper, ND

Natalie Wiggins, ND

Timothy Birdsall, ND, FABNO

Providing the resources, community, and advocacy that Alaska’s Naturopathic Doctors need to thrive and grow.