Advisory Board

Advisory boards are not the same as directors, but serve a different role, as a non-legal group of overseers, with significant backgrounds and experience in their field of expertise. Their presence is for unbiased, and therefore non-partisan, guidance for the direction and compliance of GEMA’s vision. They are advisers to the directors on important decisions, to assist in clarifying any requirements they see fit, from a party of experts who will not be receiving benefits from their decisions. These are a group of individuals who will ensure that GEMA adheres to the laws and bylaws as required by the status as a non-profit, and as a religious organization. 


The Advisory Board is here to oversee GEMA, rather than to be approached by members; however, we wanted you to know that beyond the direct leaders and staff of GEMA, we have the steady hands of chosen individuals who volunteer their time to assist in guiding important decisions.

Dr. Brian Cox

Dr. Brian Cox is a highly trained Licensed Naturopathic Physician who graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Phoenix, Arizona). Prior, he concurrently completed a B.S. degree at S.U.N.Y. College of Old Westbury and completed studies at Harvard University in health professions. He is currently in private practice; South Carolina and Georgia.

Dr. Enrique Rodriquez

Dr. Rodriquez is a licensed Chiropractor, Medical Doctor and certified Acupuncturist. He earned the D.C. degree from Life College School of Chiropractic (1994); earned the Doctor of Medicine (MD) from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine (2004) and earned the Doctor of Homeopathy (HMD) from Kingdom College of Natural Health (2017). In addition, he was granted the designation of “Fellow” from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (2009).

Dr. Nancy Cox

Dr. Cox is practitioner of natural medicine, as well as a nursing educator with a career in various forms of medicine spanning over 20 years. Besides being active in her private practice of holistic protocols, she is employed at a well-known university in Florida and holds the chair in Biological Sciences. She earned her Master of Science degree (2007) from Queens College, City University (New York), and earned her Ph.D. in Natural Medicine from Kingdom College of Natural of Natural Health- Guam, USA (2015).

Elizabeth McHugh

Elizabeth McHugh is a highly experienced psychotherapist in human behavior, marriage, and communication for the past 30 years. She holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and also has been awarded the designation of “Dipomate” in Clinical Social Work for her longtime tenure as a Social Worker. She currently is a candidate for the Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) degree from Kingdom College of Natural Health.

Dr. Jeffrey Cottingame

Dr. Cottingame passed away on April 6th, 2018, taken by the Lord before his time. It was Jeffrey’s insight and inspiration which started the journey towards forming GEMA, and we are saddened by his early passing. We are leaving his position up on the Board in recognition for the part he played in the formation of GEMA, and pray he will continue to look favorably upon our endeavors. He is greatly missed.

Dr. Sim Sze Kiat

Dr. Sim Sze Kiat is a Medical Lecturer in a public university and a practicing Neurosurgeon in a government hospital in Malaysia. He also runs a Nutrition and Wellness Clinic under the facility of the same university. He is a life member of Association of Integrative Medicine Malaysia.

Dr. Sally Warren, Special Adviser

Dr. Sally is a Special Adviser for GEMA. She is a Naturopathic Doctor as well as working as an in-house health adviser in Manhattan with private clients. If you have questions about setting up your business safely, and/or practicing safe Holistic Health, please contact her.