Colleen Emery, President


Colleen Emery, Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist, Educator and Mentor, founded Emery Herbals in 2003. Now operated as a family business, Emery Herbals offers open access to consciously sourced botanicals and compounding services, professional wellness care and online and onsite education experiences in the heart of the West Kootenay Mountains. 

Educated and experienced in both Eastern and Western focused Herbal Medicine and Clinical Aromatherapy, Colleen’s clinical practice focuses on providing affordable care for all ages. Colleen is passionate about empowering individuals and families to take charge of their wellness through fostering traditional skills and connection to the natural world. 

Colleen has sat as a general board of director with the British Columbia Herbalists Association (BCHA) since 2019. Colleen also sits as Vice-Chair on the West Kootenay Permaculture Cooperative Association’s board of directors working to encourage local food security through education and community outreach. Colleen co-organizes the Kootenay Herb Conference & the Canadian Herb Conference and is on the faculty of the Wild Rose College.

Colleen joined the Board of Directors in 2019. Her focus over the past year has been learning the board and the association's systems and policies. She is passionate about supporting the association by maintaining existing systems while developing new methods that distribute a proportionate work-load for all directors. Colleen's focus has been on: 

  • Assisting with blog article fact-checking and editing.

  • Website content editing and development. 

  • Learning the back end administration roles. 

  • Reviewing all continuing education credit documents during the 2020 membership renewal process.

  • Contributing to the revision and creation of the proposed restructuring of the Continuing Education credit requirements. 

  • She will lead the 2021 membership renewal term. 

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