Denise Cusack: She/Her
Denise accepted the role of Volunteer Executive Director of HWB in August of 2017.
Denise Cusack (she/her) is a clinical herbalist, certified aromatherapist, medicinal herb grower & conservationist, published writer, and artist. Denise serves as Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders, where she has grown membership and fundraising by over 500% in 3 years. Denise manages the day to day of HWB, the HWB Seed Grant Program, the US Community Apothecary & Donation Distribution Station, HWB Disaster Relief, and is the host of the Herbal Action Podcast. She works to support free holistic clinics supporting the underserved and unhomed throughout the US and the world.
Denise volunteers as Clinical Herbalist with the Veterans Resiliency Holistic Clinic, an HWB free clinic with 10 modalities serving veterans in the Richmond, VA area.
In her spare time she serves as an officer on the Governing Council of the American Herbalists Guild and is a member of the Board of Directors for IM4US(Integrative Medicine for the Underserved).
Denise has many years of holistic wellness practitioner experience, and a background in marketing and advertising, including Fortune 100 marketing campaigns. She contributes regularly to online and print magazines, writing about organic gardening, sustainable living, herbalism, aromatherapy, permaculture, homesteading, holistic nutrition and more. Denise is a medicinal plant grower and conservationist, and her family farm, Lunar Hollow, is a Botanical Sanctuary in the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary Network. Lunar Hollow is located on the ancestral lands of the Očhéthi ŠakówiŋMyaamia, Ho-Chunk, Sauk and Meskwak, Peoria, and Kiikaapoi people.
Denise works to use her privilege to support and empower health justice, food justice, and social justice programs and community actions around the world.
When she is not volunteering for health justice and herbal health access, Denise can be found spending time with her two homeschooled teenagers and her husband, baking, fermenting, canning, drawing, making music, playing with paint and clay, walking her dog, growing mushrooms, and making big plans for her herb gardens and farm.
Other Core Volunteers & Coordinators
Newsletter Editor: Miriah Meiers
Social Media Coordinator: Petra Sovcov
Website Coordinator: Denise Cusack
Community Apotheca Coordinator: Joanne Bauman
Blog Feature Writers: Helen Hazelmare, Shari Shepard
Medicinal Seed Saving & Seed Grant Coordinator: Denise Cusack
US Community Donation Coordinator: Denise Cusack
Canadian Seed Library Coordinator: Petra Sovcov
Membership Coordinator: OPEN
Grant Writing Support: OPEN
Remote Office Support: OPEN
COVID has mixed up our core volunteers as people change schedules, move, and back to work in new ways. We could use a hand!.
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