Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Program Director and Primary Instructor

Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH (AHG), is a clinical herbalist, teacher and author of Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians, one of the foremost resources on the topic of regional native plant medicines. She is the founder & director of the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies and serves as Herbalist in Residence at the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center in Rabun County, Georgia.

Patricia has been a Registered Herbalist member of the American Herbalists Guild since 1997 and is currently co-chair of the AHG Symposium Committee, and Admissions Coordinator for the Guild.

​She is the co-owner of Wild Crete Travel LLC, a small tour company specializing in unique custom travel experiences to the Greek island of Crete . Visit Patricia’s website.​

Mimi Hernandez

Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH (AHG), draws upon her rich ethnic background and the influence of her Granny Healers to inspire her work as a clinical herbalist, educator and ethnobotanist. She believes strongly that keeping plant wisdom alive is essential and has dedicated her life’s work to serving as an advocate for both traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding.

Mimi is the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild and formerly served as the Director of the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies at Frostburg State University in Maryland.

Cara-Lee Langston

Cara-Lee Langston is a South African-born nutritionist, herbalist, wellness cook, and educator.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Georgia State University, a Certificate in Medical Herbalism from the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Cara strives to build relationships with local farmers and engage community interest in integrative health and wellness. Based in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, Cara-Lee provides food and nature-based education and nutrition services for children and adults through her company, Wildcraft Kitchen.

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Lorna Mauney-Brodek​

Lorna is a traveling herbalist, medicine maker, wild crafter and teacher.  She is the founder of The Herbalista Health Network and has been part of the BotanoLogos faculty since 2008. In her work as an herbalist, she encourages her community to embrace locally abundant plants as a vital part of the healing process.

Her curiosity has led her on plant rambles across the Tuscan hills, the high-deserts of the southwest, the Pyrenees and beyond, but she always returns to her first love, the abundant herbs of the Southern Appalachia Mountains. She studied herbal medicine with Michael Moore at the Southwest School for Botanical Medicine, Patricia Kyritsi Howell at the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, and completed her clinical training at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine and Appalachian School for Holistic Herbalism. Lorna treasures equal access to healthcare and community-based economics.

​She is the winner of the 2013 American Herbalists Guild Community Service Award for her work with the Herb Bus and Herbalista Free Clinic in Atlanta. On Wednesday evenings, she can be at the Harriet Tubman Foot Clinic of The Open Door Community, providing foot care to our friends on the street.  Visit Lorna’s website.

Jen Stovall

As a Community Herbalist and Health Educator, Jen combines Southern Folk Medicine, Western Herbalism, and harm reduction in her classes and herbal practice.

Jen believes that herbalism is a potent tool for pursuing social justice globally and a powerful manifestation of the ethical and ideological path she walks in her personal life. As a teacher and practitioner, her goal is to make health care accessible by educating and empowering her clients and students. And she is renewed and inspired by the magical spark that happens whenever people are introduced to plant allies through consultations, herb walks, medicine making, and health education.

She is the director and primary educator at Samara School of Community Herbalism and one of Maypop Community Herb Shop co-founders, both in New Orleans, Louisiana, and co-founder and educator at the Terra Sylva School for Botanical Medicine in North Carolina.

Zaire Sabb

Zaire Sabb is a mother, healer, herbalist, Registered Nurse, traditional midwife, and Iyanifa. From an early age, this native Floridian has had an intense connection to the spiritual and the physical.  She has honored this connection by dedicating her life to healing and pursuing traditional western healing modalities as a nurse and ancient ancestral healing as a priestess of Ifa/Orisha. As a mother of two, she helps women find and reclaim their voices. Her goal is to integrate plant-based, allopathic, and spiritual medicine to rebalance the womb, heart, and spirit.

Her herbal studies include training and apprenticeships with Patricia Kyritsi Howell of the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, Popoola Bankola Adenkunle of Ceiba Wellness Center in Nigeria, and Chief Adsenia Olatunji-Aresa of the International Green Circle in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Zaire’s professional path as a Critical Care Registered Nurse includes working with pediatric cardiac transplant patients, a clinical researcher for the FDA, and as a clinical educator for Registered Nurses. As a medical missionary, she has worked with communities in four different countries.

And she is a traditional midwife who specializes in helping women with complicated/high-risk pregnancies, using her passion and training as an herbalist to provide essential support.