Our Team

The Botanical Institute Team

We pride ourselves in knowing the needs of our audience and challenge our medically inclined authors in fulfilling all these needs in the most suitable ways possible.

We carry out fact checks and evidenced-based reviews on every article before publication so as to make sure that our website remains a reliable source of health care information.

We have strict editorial guidelines and every article is painstakingly revised for accuracy as part of our dedication to crafting informative and truthful articles for our readers.

Our Founder:

Daniel Powers, MS

Daniel is an herbal researcher and writer with a master’s degree in herbal medicine

Our Team:

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Amanda Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

Amanda is a Registered Dietitian. She has a strong background in clinical nutrition, education, and working with specialized populations like weight loss clients, acute care patients, and those with eating disorders

Stephanie Nera, PhD

Stephanie has been a registered pharmacist since 2016. She believes that providing effective healthcare is both a science and art, with communication serving as the bridge between patients and health professionals.

Lily Martin, ND

Dr. Lily is a licensed Naturopathic Physician. She completed a bachelor’s degree in biology before heading west to Portland, OR where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine.

Siobhan Mendicino

Siobhan is a herbal researcher and writer. She has a bachelor of science in communications as well as having completed a post-baccalaureate certificate in herbal studies.

Tara Bassi, MS, CNS, LDN, CHHC

Tara is a Licensed Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist, specializing in women’s health. She also is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®). Tara has a private practice working with clients virtually.

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Jack Cincotta, MS

Jack is an AADP® Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and AFPA® Certified Holistic Health Coach. His passion is to help people develop optimal levels of health.

If you’re a talented writer with a background in herbal medicine, reach out to our team via our contact us page.