NAANA Board of Directors

Elizabeth Sustick, RN, ANS, RES, RMT

NAANA President 


Elizabeth is a founding Member of NAANA and the certified training for Anthroposophic Nursing in North America. She serves as Vice President for the Anthroposophic Health Association (AHA), and is active in the Leadership Circle of International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN). She is also a board member of the International Council of Anthroposophic Nurses Associations (ICANA) and is active in Anthroposophic Nursing teaching and caring since 1980.

Anthroposophy has been at the center of her personal and professional endeavors since discovering its salutogenic benefits in 1970.  She is grateful to serve as a co-worker of the medical section, supporting the aims and vision of NAANA. Elizabeth is a certified Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, Rhythmical Einreibung Specialist, and Rhythmical Massage Therapist.

Laurie Schmiesing, RN, MS, ANS

NAANA Vice President


Laurie has been a nurse for over 30 years, with a master's degree as a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has a private nursing practice supporting wellness for people of all ages in San Jose, California. She has studied Anthroposophic Nursing since 2009 and completed the Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist training in 2017. She presented at the 2017 and 2018 Annual Holistic Nursing Conference and is co-director of the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing.

Charles (Ben) Matlock

NAANA Treasurer


Ben hails from Missouri.  He spent 20 years in Germany teaching in a German school and then worked in finance with the American Air Force. Ben lived in the Western part of Massachusetts for seven years, where he worked in finance for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.  During this time his son, Adam, was a student at the Hartsbrook Waldorf School. Following, he spent time in Boston where he was CFO for the Episcopal Divinity School.  During a Buddhist retreat in France, he met members of the Camphill Community.  This was destiny.  The last 15 years he has been in Camphill, Copake, living most of that time in a care house. He came to Camphill to escape finance, but found himself called to financial work there for several years as well.  Ben has degrees in sociology, communication, and business.  He and his spouse, Edward Todd,  now host a guest house in Camphill Village. They both enjoy attending courses in Anthroposophic Health Care in the United Kingdom regularly.

Rianne Clark MS, RN, FNP-C

NAANA Secretary


Rianne is a nurse practitioner who lives and works in the Denver, Colorado area. Having graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2012, Rianne worked as a nurse in the hospital setting for over six years. In 2018, Rianne graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a family nurse practitioner focus. 

Having grown up with anthroposophy, this was something Rianne always knew she was passionate about and wanted to incorporate into her life. In 2014, Rianne began her Anthroposophic Nurse and Rhythmical Einreibung (RE) trainings. Over the years, she completed the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing, the RE Foundation Course, and the RE Specialist Course.

In 2018, Rianne joined NAANA’s Public Relations committee. In 2020, she joined the NAANA board in the role of Secretary. Over the years, Rianne has been able to observe and experience NAANA expand and grow as an organization. She is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of helping to continue this trend as a member of the board!


Tina Galgon-Herr RN, BSN, ANS, RES
NAANA Board Member, Development Chair

Tina lives in the beautiful foothills of Boulder, Colorado. She has been a nurse for 28 years. She currently works in the Intensive Care Unit at Boulder Community Health. She also has several patients in the community who see her for Rhythmical Einreibung.

Tina’s hope for her new role as Development Chair of NAANA is to continue the development, enthusiasm and awareness of Anthroposophical Nursing in North America. The art of nursing lies within Anthroposophical Nursing; it is a gift to humanity.


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