Board Members Bio

Current membership is 9 – 5 professional naturopathic doctors and 2 physician (MD/DO) members appointed by the Governor; 1 public member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly; and 1 public member appointed by the Senate Rules Committee.

Name Classification Appointing Authority Appointment Date Term Expiration
Dara Thompson, N.D.
Professional Governor 12/20/2022 01/01/2026
Greta D’Amico, N.D.
Vice Chair
Professional Governor 12/23/2019 01/01/2023
Bruce Davidson, PhD Public Senate Rules Committee 01/24/2022 01/01/2026
Diparshi Mukherjee, M.D. Physician Governor 2/14/2022 01/01/2026
Vera Singleton, N.D. Professional Governor 12/20/2022 01/01/2026
VACANT Physician Governor TBA TBA
VACANT Professional Governor TBA TBA
Andrew Yam, MPP Public Speaker of the Assembly 06/26/2023 01/01/2026
Minna Yoon, N.D. Professional Governor 12/20/2022 01/01/2026
Dara Thompson, N.D.

Dara Thompson, N.D.

Dara Thompson, N.D., received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from The National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. After 5 years of clinical practice, she completed a 1-year post-graduate training in Environmental Medicine. Dr. Thompson taught Anatomy and Physiology as well as Clinical Nutrition and the Hawaii College of Oriental Medicine for 9 years.

Dr. Thompson currently practices at Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology and Integrative Wellness in San Francisco. In this dynamic setting, she enjoys active collaboration with medical doctors and chiropractors. Dr. Thompson has been in practice since 2002 and her passion for medicine continues to grow. She combines the foundations of naturopathic medicine with her knowledge of environmental influences and genomic analysis to find solutions for complex medical conditions.

Dr. Thompson is currently the Acting Chair of the CBNM and Former Chair of the CBNM Formulary Subcommittee.

Dr. Thompson was appointed to the Committee by former Governor Brown in December 2015.
Greta Hauck D'Amico, N.D.

Greta Hauck D'Amico, N.D.

Greta Hauck D'Amico, N.D., received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from UC Berkeley in 1990 and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in 2004. She is currently President of the Four Rivers Naturopathic Clinic where she sees patients of all ages with her husband, Sandro D'Amico, ND, in Auburn. She utilizes several novel approaches to help her patients, including classical homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage and European biological medicine, counseling and physical medicine.

Dr. D'Amico has been active in the California Association of Naturopathic Doctors since 2004 and has served the association as Legislative Lead. She is also a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and P.E.O., a philanthropic organization that raises money for women's education. She is multi-lingual and has lived and studied in Norway, France, Thailand and Costa Rica.

Dr. D’Amico was appointed to the Committee by former Governor Brown in December 2015.
Bruce N. Davidson, Ph.D.

Bruce N. Davidson, Ph.D.

Bruce N. Davidson, Ph.D. has held executive positions in healthcare performance improvement, quality analytics, and data governance for prominent healthcare delivery organizations in Southern California. With 40 years of experience in health services delivery and evaluation, Dr. Davidson currently consults to healthcare and human service organizations nationwide. As of October 2021, Dr. Davidson is retired. He was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, where for nine years he taught the Quality Improvement course in the Executive Master of Public Health program. Dr. Davidson’s prior public service includes three annual appointments as a Member of the Board of Examiners for the national Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

Dr. Davidson earned his Ph.D. in Health Policy and Health Services Research and a Master's degree in Population and Family Health from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He was a Pew Health Policy Fellow at RAND during his doctoral studies. He also has a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning from USC’s School of Urban & Regional Planning, and earned his BS from MIT.

Dr. Davidson was appointed by Senate Rules Committee in August 2018 as a public member.
Diparshi Mukherjee, D.O., M.S. Ed., CAQSM

Diparshi Mukherjee, D.O., M.S. Ed., CAQSM

Diparshi Mukherjee, D.O. received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in Education in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami (FL) and his osteopathic medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Florida and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Maryland.

He has worked with high level college Division I teams at the University of Miami (FL) and University of Maryland. He has also worked with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens and MLB’s Baltimore Orioles. He worked at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and the professional ATP tennis tour as well.

Presently, Dr Mukherjee is an internist and sports medicine specialist with Kaiser Permanente. He has been with The Permanente Medical Group since 2004. He has served as the Chief of Pain Medicine and as an adjunct clinical professor at the Touro University of Osteopathic Medicine. At present, he is the Regional Opioid Lead for Northern California Kaiser Permanente and also the local lead for Pharmacy and Therapeutics. He also works as a communication consultant for his local physicians. He is a member of the National Kaiser Permanente Controlled Substances Workgroup to develop strategies to manage opioid and benzodiazepine care in Kaiser Permanente.

For over 17 years, he has been providing comprehensive primary care and wellness to thousands of patients in a large and diverse metropolitan community. He places a focus on holistic and preventative care for his patients. He believes in helping patients lead healthier and more active lifestyles through exercise, proper diet, and a positive outlook.

He is involved with martial arts and enjoys travelling, reading and being outdoors.

Dr. Mukherjee was appointed to the CBNM by Governor Newsom in February 2022.
Vera Singleton, ND, MBA

Vera Singleton, ND, MBA

Vera Singleton, ND, MBA, is an honored graduate of Southwest Naturopathic Medical College with publications in the FASEB Journal on cell activation and wound healing. She is an active member of the California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association, Alumni of the University of Michigan (B.S.) and Wayne State University (MBA).

Dr. Singleton’s practice is based in Lafayette, CA, where she enjoys assisting high performing professionals regain control of their health. For over 8 years, she has been successfully helping professionals burning the candles at both ends to restore their bodies holistically using philosophies of natural medicine and performance coaching to get empowered and productive again. As a MBA and former project manager, Dr. Singleton tailors her health programs for working professionals, so clients can find clarity and focus on what matter in life instead of worrying about health problems.

Dr. Singleton is an active member of the community appearing on local news outlets and keynoting in many community events. She was awarded East Bay Express’ 2018’s Best Doctor of the East Bay and has collected numerous awards in leadership over the years. In 2015 she organized and hosted one of the largest integrative fertility conferences in California.

Dr. Singleton was appointed to the CBNM by former Governor Brown in July 2018.
Andrew Yam, MPP

Andrew Yam, MPP

Andrew Yam, MPP received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine and his Masters of Public Policy from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Andrew brings a number of years working in various policy topics through his prior experience at the local government level and currently works as a Policy Analyst with a nonprofit based in Los Angeles. Andrew’s work is driven by his commitment to support and uplift the communities he serves.

Andrew also holds deep experience in public service having been appointed to commission positions in his hometown of Monterey Park and the County of Los Angeles. His service over the years had included the Monterey Park Library Board of Trustees, the Los Angeles County Library Commission, and most recently, the Los Angeles County Public Social Services Commission. Andrew was also elected to the Board of Education of his local school district in November 2022.

In his free time, he enjoys supporting the diverse food and boba choices within the San Gabriel Valley region.

Mr. Yam was appointed to the CBNM by the Speaker of the Assembly in June 2023.
Minna Yoon, ND, MSTOM

Minna Yoon, ND, MSTOM

Minna Yoon, ND, MSTOM received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1997, her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 2002, and her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California in 2004. For over 10 years, Dr. Yoon has been practicing at her clinic Bay Natural Medicine in San Francisco with an emphasis on treating adults with chronic illnesses, hormone imbalances, and digestive issues. She is also a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.

Dr. Yoon served as the Legislative Chair for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association from 2009-2015 and was awarded “Doctor of the Year” by the California Naturopathic Doctors Association in 2013.

Dr. Yoon was appointed to the CBNM by former Governor Brown in July 2018.