Our Staff

Deborah TrottaDeborah Trotta, CCN
Deborah is the Director of the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California. A graduate of The Homeopathic Academy for Classical Homeopathy and the Natural Healing Institute of California for Clinical Nutrition, her undergraduate studies include social and child psychology at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. She is chairman of NANHE (North American Network of Homeopathic Educators) and an active member of the National Center for Homeopathy and the North American Society of Homeopaths.
She is certified by the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia and assisted midwives as a Bradley instructor for natural childbirth. Her experience breeding and training horses has fueled her passion for treating animals homeopathically as well. Deborah has a private practice in Carlsbad and Ramona, California.


Karen Allen, RC, CCH 

Karen AllenKaren’s pragmatic explanations and engaging teaching style, coupled with effective multimedia presentations are the hallmarks of her teaching.

She is an international lecturer, adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University, and author of a widely-used tutorial book for repertory study. Karen studied homeopathy at the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy and has been in practice since 1994. In addition to her teaching and her practice in Seattle, WA, Karen is the director of Virtual Clinic (a distance learning program that provides video based clinical training) and is Vice-President of the Council for Homeopathic Certification. She is currently co-authoring a new book ‘The Homeopathic Treatment of Infertility’.


Jo DalyJoanna Daly, CCH
Currently Dean of Education at the School of Homeopathy, New York, Jo began teaching in England in the 80’s and then moved to the US where she was a founder of the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy. Jo has been in practice for over 25 years, has been a popular lecturer in many schools and her life and practice have been immersed in an exploration of the mystery of the human condition from physical to spiritual.


Julie Mann, RsHom (NA), CCH
Julie MannComing from a diverse background of film production, business management and art curriculum development, Julie Mann discovered her true passion in the practice of homeopathy over 15 years ago.
Trained through the School of Homeopathy in Los Angeles, Lou Klein’s Master Clinician course and years of seminars, her practice includes working with both humans and animals.   She is the founder of the Homeopathic Collective of Los Angeles, better known to the homeopathic community as the “Monday Night Study Group”, where students and practitioners meet each week to study, share knowledge, and consult on cases.

As current treasurer and board member of the North American Society of Homeopaths, she works to define the role of the professional homeopath to further research and education in homeopathy.   Along with years of teaching experience, Julie has also supervised professional Homeopathic clinics.

She is also the co-founder of The Learning Garden, an organicmedicinal herb garden project in Los Angeles.  She is dedicated to preserving our important medicinal plants and the knowledge by which to use them.


WIll TaylorWill Taylor
After graduate work in marine biology, Will attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont, followed by a family practice residency at St. Mary’s Hospital inMilwaukee, Wisconsin. A painful case of shingles brought him to the care of a colleague who was studying homeopathy, and the resulting miraculous cure inspired him to study homeopathy, initially for the care of his own family. Homeopathy gradually took over his professional practice, as his patients implored him to “treat me like you’d treat your family.”

After several years of private practice in down east Maine, and teaching at the School of Homeopathy New York, Will moved to Portland Oregonin 2002, where he currently serves as chair of the department of homeopathy at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon. Will has presented at numerous conferences in the US and inEurope, including a 3-year postgraduate program in the Czech Republic, and summer schools in the Czech Republich and Slovakia.


Gabrielle Traub (M.Tech) Hom.
Gabrielle TraubGabrielle graduated from a 6-year Degree in Homeopathy in South Africa, where she worked at Hillbrow Hospital, in Johannesburg, as part of her training. In addition she completed 2 years of the M.F. Hom and C.E. H.D program in classical and clinical homeopathy. Gabrielle has practiced and taught homeopathy in London, South Africa and the US, and has studied under world renowned homeopaths such as Rajan Sankaran, George Vithoulkas, Paul Herscu, Jeremy Sherr, Alize Timmerman, Bob Leckridge, and many others. She has a private practice in La Jolla, California. Gabrielle has had conducted double-blind clinical trials on the treatment of anxiety and learning disorders.  She is the founder and chair of the World Homeopathic Awareness Committee (WHAC) founder of World Homeopathic Awareness Week (WHAW).


Deborah VidalDeborah Vidal RS Hom (NA), CCH 
Deborah has a practice in Los Angeles, CA.
She is certified by The Council For Homeopathic Certification and a member of NASH (North American Society of Homeopaths).

Deborah studied with David Little for 7 years, who is well known for teaching Hahnemann’s advanced methods. Her studies with David have made her skilled in patient management, which includes artistically adjusting the dose for each of her patients.   Deborah completed 6 years of advanced post graduate training for one month a year in Italy, with Massimo Mangialavori.  She attended The San Diego Center for Homeopathic Education and Training and after graduation completed a year of supervised clinical work with Todd Rowe MD, CCH.

Deborah served as the VP of the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) from 2003 – 2004. She taught at the Los Angeles School of Homeopathy and now teaches at the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California along with lecturing at the National Homeopathic conference and other interest groups.


Bara Waters, D.Hom, MSW,
Bara Waters Bara is a classical homeopath dedicated to bringing homeopathy to the forefront of public consciousness.  She has diverse experience in holistic health, counseling, teaching, program development, and marketing communications in the health, education, non-profit and public sectors.

Waters holds advanced degrees in classical homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, London, and Curentur University, Los Angeles, and trained as a Master Clinician with Louis Klein.  Waters has studied extensively with many of the world’s prominent homeopaths, including: Rajan Sankaran, Jan Scholten, Massimo Mangialavori MD, Alize Timmerman, Roger Morrison MD, Jonathan Shore MD, David Warkentin, and others.  Waters also holds a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan.

We also have several world renown Special Guest Speakers each year including; Miranda Castro, Kim Elia, Alastair Gray, Russell Malcolm, Farokh Masters, Frederik Schroyens, Jayesh Shah and many more…