Alternative Healing Network

3239 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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619-546-4806 – Office
619-546-5326 – Fax

Board of Directors

Ryan Altman, L.Ac.
Chairman – Board Member




Aaron Cook, L.Ac.
Board Member


Amanda-Dawn Delia, Attorney-at-Law
Board Member



Steven Friedman
Board Member

Ellen Gehrke, PhD
Board Member

Ellen Kaye Gehrke, PhD is a professor of leadership and health sciences at National University School of Health and Human Services.  She is the Director of the Master’s Program in Complementary and Integrative Healthcare.  Dr. Kaye Gehrke is also known for the work she has done demonstrating the healing power of horses for children with autism and current research on veterans dealing with symptoms of PTSD.  She lives on a small horse ranch in Ramona where she offers coaching and equine programs with her horses and mule.

Jen Hamilton, CPA
Treasurer / Board Member

Dr. Dave McCann D.C.
Clinical Director / Board Member

Dr. Dave McCann, D.C. is a 1997 honors graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis. His background in engineering prepared him well for his systematic, yet highly creative approach to working with the human body. His extensive study of Applied Kinesiology gives him an excellent knowledge of the muscular system and how it relates to not only the skeleton, but also to the organs and the energy meridians of the body. Through his use of kinesiology, or “muscle testing”, he discovers the hidden causes of dis-ease in his patients.


Don Phillips, L.Ac.
Board Member

Don Phillips’ interest in acupuncture and Oriental medicine began in massage school during a survey of Asian massage modalities class. After graduating from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in 2002, Don became a member of the faculty in 2005. He teaches in the OM/Acupuncture department on the subject of channel theory in acupuncture. Don also assists in supervising at the Seniors Clinic in downtown San Diego, the Pacific Beach Homeless Clinic, and the Integrative Health Nights (a collaborative effort with PCOM and the Alternative Healing Network).