OCHM has attracted Internationally-renowned Homeopathic Doctors and Medical Professionals as faculty members. These acclaimed professors encourage our students to explore thought provoking questions about health problems and then apply answers to the situations.  We teach our students how to think critically in order to treat patients effectively.

Avid scholars, practitioners and consultants, OCHM’s professors are some of the world’s most distinguished homeopaths. They are challenging and provocative and they believe that what students have to say really matters.  This makes them above all passionate instructors – always looking to broaden their knowledge and subsequently pass on what they know to our students.

Our faculty members have earned their degrees and accreditations from prominent colleges and universities around the world. Through their successful collaboration with the OCHM, both the student body and the administration have become successful academic associates with the faculty. These relationships have allowed OCHM to offer the best possible curriculum available and for that, we are honoured.

We are also blessed to be able to host Internationally renowned guest lecturers.  These special appearances are so inspirational to our students and give them a breadth of knowledge that simply cannot be found elsewhere.

Some of the Homeopaths that have graced our school include: Rajan Sankaran, Divya Chhabra, Sujit Chatterjee, Linda Johnson, Massimo Mangialavori, Louis Klein, Farokh Master, Alize Timmermann, Frans Vermeulen and Kim Elia.

Our team

Beth Landau-Halpern


Beth was trained in Classical Homeopathy at Purton House school of Homeopathy in UK.  She has been in practice for 20 years.  Beth has been a clinician for a double-blind placebo study on the efficacy of homeopathy in addressing ADHD, through the University of Toronto.

She taught on the faculty of the University of Toronto Health Studies program.

Currently she is Head of Homeopathy and Clinical Supervisor at OCHM.


Inna Dolgopolsky

Classical Homeopath, founder of Vital Force ID – Homeopathy and Family Wellness Centre

Born in the family of three generations of medical doctors, Inna grew up knowing that our body has self-healing abilities and the role of physician is to help sick to stimulate body’s healing powers to restore health. Concepts such as treating the whole patient, importance of prevention of diseases and believing in the healing power of nature were reinforced from a young age and have only strengthened with time and application.

Graduated from the British Institute of Homeopathy and prestigious International Academy of Classical Homeopathy of world-renowned under the guidance of homeopath George Vithoulkas in Greece. Inna’s 10-year clinical training took place in India, mentored by well-known Indian Classical Homeopath Dr. Jose Issac (Trivandrum, Kerala). She also attended clinical seminars of Dr. Dario Spinedi, a homeopathic oncologist from Switzerland. Inna completed her Post-Graduate Course of Dr. Banerjea’s from Allen’s College (London, GB).

Inna applies her knowledge in her daily clinical practice, where she treats a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses in adults and children. Her special interest is in treating children suffering from neuro-developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD. She combines homeopathic medicine with advice on nutrition and lifestyle for this very special group of patients, believing in the integrated model of healing, where each holistic modality has its own place at the right time and classical homeopathy plays a central role.

Another one of Inna’s interests is  treatment of stress-related problems, both physical and emotional, which is called “The plague of the 21st century” by many doctors.

A chemist and bio-chemist by training, Inna applies hair mineral analysis as a diagnostic tool for adrenal and thyroid function, as well as the hormonal and metabolic status of the patient. This is to evaluate the current stage of stress experienced by her patients and to monitor their progress through the healing process.

Inna willingly shares her knowledge with colleagues and patients, educating those who want to know more about homeopathy, wellness and a healthy life-style. She deeply believes that people educated about health issues will make better decisions for themselves and their children, resulting in a healthier and happier family life.

Inna continue to study homeopathy and holistic healing with internationally acclaimed masters in Canada, Europe, and India. She feels very lucky to be a holistic health practitioner and bring people the most important components of health – balance, vitality and a sense of well-being.

Akshay Banker

L.C.E.H.(Bom), M.D.(Homeopathy), HOM

Akshay received his Diploma from the famous ‘Bombay’ Homoeopathic College in 1987 and his MD in Homoeopathy from Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Maharashtra state.

Akshay Banker had been Professor and Principal in Homoeopathic Medical College, Surat, Gujarat state, India. He has a teaching and clinical experience in Homeoapthy of more than 23 years. He now lives and practices in Mississauga.

Elisabeth Betker

M.D. (Germany), D.H.M.S., HOM

Elisabeth received her Medical Doctor’s Degree from the University of Rostock, Germany. She practiced family medicine and paediatrics for 10 years in Germany. A graduate of Homeopathy, she is a Clinical Supervisor at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine and has a busy private practice in Waterloo.

Robert Moore


Leeds University, England, Diploma in Clinical Chemistry, first graduating batch of 1969. Worked at Sunnybrook Hospital for 33 years. University of Toronto, Associate Professor.

Clinical Biochemistry, Banting Institute to 2000. Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program, founder member. Accreditation of Technologist training programs. Michener Institute, teacher and on Board of Governors. Advisor on Doping Control to Athletics Canada.

Marty Begin


Marty Begin ND, HMC. has been a naturopath since 1990 in Toronto, with a special love for homeopathy. With a good base of classical and Vitoulkian homeopathy, he went on to study courses and attend many lectures with most of the acclaimed teachers of the last 3 decades. With a well-rounded grasp of various methods, his strongest influences have been Jeremy Sheer, the Mumbai group, Louis Klein, and Jan Scholten. He’s open to integrating any progressive method into his practice that helps bring consistent, broad, deep and lasting results in healing and eliminating the susceptibility of chronic disease. In his homeopathic specialty, he’s been a teacher and mentor, had journal articles published, and has been a master prover and involved in many homeopathic provings including the Firefly, Quetzal, Yellow Box fish, Vanilla, and Scholten’s Panama Plant provings.

Tatiana Tesker

DHMHS, MS, PhD candidate

A registered Homeopath with College of Homeopaths of Ontario with 15 years of professional experience, Tatiana helps people reach their full potential and restore health using natural and homeopathic remedies.

“I always was interested in psychosomatic aspects of health and psychophysiology – how our emotional state can affect physical health and vice versa (my PhD project was on the Psychosomatic Aspects of Infertility)”.

Tatiana graduated from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine to study Medical Science and Homeopathic Medicine in 2006 and has a background in Psychology.

Tatiana is adored by her colleagues and students alike.


Ashit Kapadia


Ashit has received his degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery from Shivaji University in India, where he worked and studied with many renowned Homeopaths, such as Nandita Shah and Rajan Sankaran.

During his 10 years of practice he has successfully treated over 1,000 cases. He now lives and practices in Toronto.

Joy Burlton

B.Sc., D.H.M.H.S., HOM.

Joy Burlton received her Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree from the University of Western Ontario, always having had an interest in medicine. After a lot of investigation into different modalities she discovered homeopathy and found it to be a perfect fit for the type of deep healing she valued.

Homeopathy, she found was the perfect tool to aid others in experiencing this type of healing and lasting health. She then went on to achieve Honours in her four-year post-graduate Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine (a highly accredited Toronto based college).

She was granted the title of Homeopathic Doctor (see footnote) by the Ontario Homeopathic Association and is a member in good standing. Joy has been practising in Toronto since 2007 and has enjoyed growing her practice and raising more awareness about homeoapthy in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Ljubisa Terzic


Ljubisa native of former Yugoslavia, graduated from medical school in 1987, when he started teaching as the assistant professor at the local university. He attended postgraduate studies, M.Sc. program in ENT and Maxillofacial surgery at University of Zagreb, and in 1988 he commenced his residency in Neurosurgery.

He practiced Neurosurgery at the University Medical Centre in Sarajevo and continued teaching anatomy and general surgery until he moved to Canada. From 1996 – 2003, Dr. Terzic was associated with the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.

He served as a lecturer and later as the Director of Education and Dean of four Ontario campuses. Currently Dr. Terzic is a full time employee of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where he teaches Anatomy, Embriology and Minor Surgical Procedures. Dr. Terzic published, as an author or co-author, a number of articles, participated as a co-author in several textbooks, and occasionally provides consulting services to major medical textbook publishers.

Jayne Marquis


Jayne is both a Naturopathic Doctor and a Homeopath. After graduating from the Collage of Naturopathic Medicine she decided to specialize in Homeopathy. She found that Homeopathy resonated with her inner core beliefs the most. That we are more than just matter, that everything is inter connected, that we are whole beings and need to be treated with a medicine that takes the whole being into consideration, physical, mental emotional, and energetic. She graduated form OCHM in 2010 and uses Homeopathy as her primary way of treating the cause of disease on the deepest level. She then uses Naturopathic Medicine to cleanse and support the physical.

She has since studied with many great homeopaths, Rajan Sankaran, Divya Chambra, Jan Scholten, Louis Klein and more.

She currently lives on a horse farm in beautiful Caledon Ontario, with her family, 9 horses and 2 dogs.

Haroula Battista

Hon. BSc., DHMHS, HOM, Nutritionist

Haroula received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Toronto and her Diploma of Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.

She graduated on the Dean’s list in both Homeopathy and Medical Sciences. Haroula has an academic and professional background in IT and other holistic healthcare modalities; her passion for homeopathy continues to grow and she has a private practice in Toronto.

Nadia Bakir

B.Sc., ND, M.Sc.

Nadia is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a board licensed Homeopath in Ontario. She is a graduate of University of Toronto (BSc-1985), the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (ND-1989), and the University of Central Lancashire, UK (MSc-2011).

Dr. Bakir has assisted clients in their healthcare since 1989. Her private practice focuses on Homeopathic Medicine, as it is exceptionally effective in getting to the root of the cause, treating the whole person and has little to no contraindications with conventional drugs.

Dr. Bakir is pivotal as a healthcare facilitator. Her teaching career spans 25-years with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she held the positions: Head of Homeopathy, Associate Professor, Curriculum Advisor and Clinic Supervisor. She designed and participated in research and published homeopathy provings, and clinical cases.

An expert in her field, Dr. Bakir, is known for her innovative and motivational teaching style. She was invited to guest lecture at Bastyr University (Washington, USA) and at the National Center for Naturopathic Medicine (Oregon, USA) where she was considered for a Homeopathy Chair position.

She was interviewed on both CBC television and CBC radio. She also, guest-lectured for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT), and the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine (OCHM-Toronto).

Dr. Bakir has maintained a continuous professional development portfolio. This includes a 2-year residency with Dr. Andre Saine, a 3-year course with the Canadian Academy of Homeopathic Medicine (CAH) designating her a Fellow (FCAH), 3 years of training with the Dynamis School of Homeopathy (Jeremy Sherr) and a 2-year course with Louis Klein, designating her a Master Homeopathic Clinician (MHC).

Most recently, she interned in Tanzania, Africa with the Homeopathy for Health in Africa organization (HHA). While on the CCNM faculty she organized advanced clinical training for CCNM interns in India (Mumbai, Delhi, Goa) and in the USA (Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington).

Douha Elnachef


Douha Elnachef is a Naturopathic doctor who graduated from the Ontario College of Naturopathy in 1989. She practiced Homeopathy in her private practice for over 20 years .

Her teaching for homeopathy at the Homeopathic College of Canada made her receive an excellence in teaching award in 2002. Dr. Elnachef’s keen interest in Homeopathy led her to pursue extensive post graduate studies in homeopathy including an advanced clinical homeopathic certificate in 2018 from The Other Song Academy in India. Her philanthropic work includes treating displaced Syrian refugees in Turkey with homeopathic remedies.


Hossein Noyan


Dr. Noyan received his Ph.D. in anatomical sciences in Tehran, Iran and served as an assistant professor where he had 12 years of experience teaching anatomy, histology, and embryology. After coming to Canada, he started his first postdoctoral training in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. Here, he learned cell biology research methodologies, carried out research and taught within the same department as sessional lecturer. He subsequently did post-doctoral training in the Division of Cell and Molecular Cardiology, University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, followed by a period of being a scientific associate in the UHN.

He also spent some time working in the Laboratory of Lipid Research, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Saint Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Dr. Noyan received extensive training in the areas of research methodology, pre-clinical research, histology, immunohistochemistry and imaging techniques, as well as various qualitative and quantitative molecular biology methods.

He also served as a part-time assistant professor in anatomical sciences in the Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto where he taught anatomy to variety of students including those in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, kinesiology and many more. He is currently a sessional lecturer at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and faculty member in APLUS Institute.

Joel Mayer


Joel received his degree in Philosophy, Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto medical school. He has extensive training and experience in pharmacological and behavioural effects of alcohol, drugs and toxins on the central nervous system. Dr. Mayer is currently teaching at the faculty of medicine, department of pharmacology at the University of Toronto and is a Deputy Director of Scientific Affairs at the Centre of Forensic Sciences. He has numerous publications in toxicology.

Mirjana Milanovic


Dr. Milanovic received her Medical Doctor’s Degree from the Universityof Sarajevo in the former Yugoslavia. She had a busy practice for seven years, taught Internal Medicine in nursing school and completed two years of a residence program in preventive medicine before immigrating to Canada. In Toronto, she worked as a Clinical Education Specialist in the largest teaching hospital (UHN) in Canada. She confirmed her medical diploma by passing the Medical Council of Canada’s Evaluating and Qualifying Examinations but then she found herself in Homeopathy, graduating with honors from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine. She has continued to study Homeopathy extensively taking extra courses and attending many seminars including advanced education in Classical Homeopathy taught by Dr. Rajan Sankaran and his team in India. Mirjana has a private practice in Toronto.

Julek Meissner

HOM, ND (retired)

I have been practicing holistic health care for over 35 years, having graduated in 1983 from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. I have studied extensively with Rajan Sankaran, Jeremy Sherr and Alize Timmerman, and to a lesser extent with Jan Scholten and George Vithoulkas. My studies continue.

Witnessing the wonders of the body’s self-healing ability and how harnessing this power through holistic health care methods like homeopathic medicine is what inspires me most as a natural health care practitioner. I am happy to say that after all these years in practice, I feel as passionate about my work today as I did when I first began my career.

Behind every person who comes to see me in search of healing is a mystery, with clues as to what the body needs to enhance well-being. I love listening and creatively piecing together seemingly unrelated elements in order to help my patients see new linkages in body-mind-spirit connections, shedding light on old dysfunctional habits that have led to dis-ease, facilitating a person’s healing and evolution in a holistic way.

A holistic approach not only takes the whole person into consideration, but arrives at a treatment plan tailored to that individual. Whatever your condition, it’s what makes you unique, how you differ from others with the same condition that gives me clues as to what you need to promote self-healing.

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Giovanna Capozza

Holistic Nutritionist, D.H.M.H.S, Transformational Coach, Author and Speaker

Giovanna is a trained Homeopath and Holistic Nutritionist, and host of the She Rises Podcast.  We are blessed to have her expertise with our Practice Management course.

Her passion is helping women who have had enough of the pain and endless frustration of never ever feeling like they are enough – no matter what they do.

“At its core, my work is for women who don’t want to play small, read from the script, and are willing to burn in the fire of their own self-exploration in order to come out gleaming.”

Giovanna has studied with some of the world’s most successful and influential alternative medicine and personal growth experts, coaches and trainers including working alongside Master Coach and co-author of The Prosperous Coach,  Rich Litvin, leading his signature program and live events.  She works with clients in a one-on-one coaching setting, retreats and group experiences – always with the focus plced firmly on the discovery of self-love as the critical component each woman’s right to live a life that is expansive, adventurous and customizable.


Pat Deacon


I fell in love with Homeopathy in 1981 when my husband and I took our oldest child to see Louis Klein in Vancouver, B.C. for treatment.  We knew nothing about Homeopathy, but we saw it as our last chance, having tried everything else.

The consulting process and the perspective on health and disease – not to mention the results- impressed me deeply. When I purchased some books and began reading Kent, my love for this Art and Science grew further.

We eventually made our way to England, where I studied professionally at Purton House School of Homeopathy. I practiced in Saffron Walden and Cambridge for several years. I also registered with the Society of Homeopaths in 1998, of which I am still an overseas member. Finally, we returned to Canada in 1999, where I graduated from Louis Klein’s post-grad Homeopathic Master Practitioner programme and practiced and taught homeopathy in several provinces.

We moved to Ontario in 2009 – to Ottawa and, later, to the village of Vankleek Hill.  During that time, I was a registered member of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario, the provincial regulatory body.

COVID and the distance from our family drew us back to Penticton, B.C., where I now live with my husband and two cats.  I practice, teach, mentor, and supervise students on Zoom.

I continually study homeopathy and I regularly attend seminars and webinars with many wonderful teachers. Important influences on my homeopathic understanding and education are Louis Klein, Jan Scholten, Ulrich Welte, Michal Yakir, Deborah Collins, Markus Kuntosch, Peter Tumminello, and Jonathan Hardy.

My love for homeopathy has only grown over the years. Yet, I continue to be impressed and astonished at its largely unseen and unrecognized potential for dramatically changing peoples’ lives.

Jerry M Kantor

Homeopath, Author

Jerry M. Kantor has written four books: Heymischer Homeopathy, the Schmendrick’s Guide to Remedying Yiddish Kvetches; Interpreting Chronic Illness, the Convergence of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy and Biomedicine; and The Toxic Relationship Cure, Clearing Traumatic Damage from a boss, parent, lover or friend with natural, drug-free remedies (all published by Right Whale Press). His book, Autism Reversal Toolbox, Strategies, Remedies, Resources is published by Emryss Publications, WE Haarlem. He is also the author of a monograph, Advanced Academic Curriculum for Homeopathic Research Studies, Right Whale Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 2012. His latest book, on the history of homeopathic mental asylums in America will be brought out by Inner Traditions in 2021.

As principal owner of Vital Force Health Care LLC, a homeopathy and acupuncture practice, he specializes in pediatrics, mental illness, autism spectrum ailments, autoimmune conditions and infertility. Jerry Kantor was the first acupuncturist with an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School where he was appointed a Teaching Associate in Anesthesiology in 1999. Jerry is a graduate of the Nanjing College of Traditional Medicine’s Advanced Acupuncture Program for Foreign Students, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China.   

He is on the faculty of the  British Institute of Homeopathy and is a former Board member of the Council for Homeopathic Certification.  In addition to practicing and teaching Qi Gong, Jerry Kantor practices tai qi and holds a fourth degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido.

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Kim Elia


Kim was inspired to study homoeopathy when he read Gandhi’s quote about homœopathy, “homœopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. homœopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently.” He has been studying homœopathy since 1987 and graduated from the New England School of homœopathy.

Kim serves as CEO of WholeHealthNow. He has been instrumental in the creation of WholeHealthNow’s website, a comprehensive free informational resource for students and professionals. He was inspired to create the Historic Homeopathic Timeline, and is responsible for a growing library of recorded interviews and presentations with today’s world renowned homeopaths on a variety of timely and relevant topics. Kim’s intent is to bring the homeopathic community together and to contribute to the training of effective practitioners who will bring homeopathic medicine forward into the mainstream.

He is known for his dynamic and distinctive teaching methods which reflect his immense knowledge of the remedies and his genuine desire to educate everyone about this affordable and effective healing modality.

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Bryce Wylde

B.Sc, D.H.M.H.S., HOM

Bryce received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology from York University and his Diploma in homeopathic medicine and health sciences from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.

Bryce has a special interest and experience with nutrition, supplementation, and herbal medicine that he uses in his eclectic private practice in Toronto.

Bryce has made numerous television and media appearances in an effort to further educate the public in the field of homeopathic medicine and natural healthcare.

Mirsada Vins

B.Sc, D.H.M.S., HOM

Ms. Vins is a co-founder of the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine. She received her honors degree in psychology from the University of Toronto and received the designation of Homeopathic Doctor in Toronto. She is a certified New Decision Therapist. Ms. Vins has attended numerous Homeopathic seminars with renowned teachers such as: Jeremy Sherr, Jan Scholten, Rajan Sankaran, Sujit Chatterjee, Sadhna Thakkar, Nandita Shah, Sudhir Baldota, Sunil Anand and Divya Chhabra. Ms. Vins is a graduate of Lou Klein’s Maser Clinician course. She is Head of Homeopathy at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine. Ms. Vins has a private practice in Bradford, Ontario.