Having received many hours of required specialized training and certification, your Healthy World Vitality Plan coach will lead you and the other members of your group to identify a personal vision for vitality in your lives. Your coach will then encourage appropriate changes in behavior and thoughts (based upon peer-reviewed science) that will move each of you closer to your vision of “ideal self.” All the while, your coach will also be helping to create a compassionate group experience in which group members ultimately will learn to serve as peer coaches, supporting one another in the behavior changes they each choose to make. Our terrific coaches are all volunteers, committed to sharing the benefits of a healthy, vibrant lifestyle with others.
Beverly Bow, BA, MAT, is a co-founder of Healthy World Sedona, a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes improvement to human, planetary, and animal health and welfare through a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. She has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. Previously she worked for Salem Health, a healthcare system in Oregon, in senior positions in Quality & Process Improvement, and in Human Resources Management.
Donald Fries, MBA, is a co-founder of Healthy World Sedona, a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes improvement to human, planetary, and animal health and welfare through a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. He has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. Previously he served the State of Oregon in legislative and fiscal policy management related to health and human services, at both the state and federal levels.
Yvonne Graff graduated with a degree in Dairy and Food Science and worked 30 years in Public Health. After retiring she became a certified exercise instructor and currently teaches senior groups. She also does community presentations on health issues. She completed a Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. After completing a 2017 four week “Healthy Eating Adventure” in Yuma, AZ she was able to stop taking her medications. She has been whole food plant-based ever since and wants other people to know that they too can improve their health.
Katie Hallie is passionate about the physical and emotional health benefits of a whole food plant based lifestyle. She has been following a whole food vegan diet since January 2017 after a health scare pushed her to change. She has lost 60 pounds, has cured her Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and has experienced a drastic improvement in her chronic fatigue and depression thanks to the healing power of a whole food plant-based diet. More important than what she has lost is what has been gained: energy, mood stability, and a zest for life again. She has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. When she’s not spending time with her cats reading a book, you can find her hiking, running, or golfing with her fiancé.
Hailey Hennessy is a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She has been a practicing health and life coach for 3+ years and enjoys witnessing her clients’ journey through the transformation process. Hailey was a vegetarian for five years before she switched to a vegan lifestyle and has been WFPB for almost five years now. During this time she has seen healing in the elimination of severe migraines, rosacea, brain fog, slow digestion and constipation, tingling and numbness in her hands and feet, and drastic improvement in stress, anxiety, cavities, hair thickness, fatigue, and so much more. Hailey also facilitates monthly online Women’s Circles and enjoys running and rebounding!
Nancy Byerly Jones started her vegan journey in 2017. Her overall health, fitness and heart disease challenges have benefited tremendously. An avid daily indoor rower and hiker, Nancy enjoys other physical activities on a regular basis and credits her whole food, plant-based lifestyle for the energy to stay so active. She served within the legal industry as a management consultant, mediator, and attorney. Today, Nancy's primary focus centers on helping others develop (and live!) the best custom health vitality plan for their goals. She became certified as a Main Street Vegan Lifestyle Coach in 2022 and joined HWVP's coaching team in early 2023. She is proud to be a part of an organization that provides such excellent resources for its members in their journeys to a healthier vitality. Nancy and her husband are blessed to share their farm with their four-legged family of rescues and special need dogs, cats, horses, and donkeys.
Chris Kalinich is our Culinary Coach, and a proud board member of Healthy World Sedona and the founder and culinary instructor of Sedona’s Plant 2 Platter®, working with individuals and groups to promote positive life change. With her passion for cooking and her professional background in education and corporate training, she helps others discover how lifestyle choices can positively affect well-being. Chris focuses on the whole person, valuing the social camaraderie and cultural connections that are associated with food. Chris is a PCRM Licensed Food for Life Instructor and an MSVA-Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator; she also completed the Clinicians CHEF Coaching Certificate program with Harvard Medical School’s Institute of Lifestyle Medicine.
Janice Tapp holds a BSN and MSN in nursing education, as well as a plant based nutrition certificate from ECornell, and has attended the FOK Rouxbe cooking school. She has been actively teaching nursing students for the past 13 years and has served corporate clients as a fitness instructor, while practicing nursing as a RN since 1971. Early in her nursing career she began adding healthy lifestyle to her discussions, while personally progressing from a vegetarian diet to plant based in 2015. Janice volunteers as a Master Gardener, including with children's garden participants. Whenever an opportunity arises, she likes to share the importance of plant based eating and healthy lifestyle.
Kiki Turnbull, MSA, CPA, is an accountant turned health coach because of her love of health and empowering others. After being diagnosed with MS in 2017, she jumped headfirst into the world of plant-based and lifestyle healing. Having never seriously prioritized a healthy diet or cooking at home prior to her diagnosis, she knows full well the challenges that come with lifestyle transition and is eager to help others in their journey. In her spare time, she can be found hiking, running, and playing ukulele. Kiki is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Lifestyle Medicine Coach through WellCoaches. Kiki has been an auditor, high school teacher, and fiduciary case manager; she currently works for Hatch River Expeditions as a Reservationist and Business Analyst.
Maria Walsh is a retired engineer who has been vegan since 2011. In March 2019, she achieved the Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. With a new understanding of the role of a whole food plant-based lifestyle in reversing disease as well as the benefits to animals and the environment, she embraced the concept and lost 40 pounds in less than a year. She has graduated from the Main Street Vegan Academy as a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, and is a member of the National Health Association, a non-profit organization actively advocating a whole food plant-based lifestyle since 1948.