Lorna Mauney-Brodek, Herbalista
Lorna is a traveling herbalist, medicine maker, wildcrafter and teacher. She is the current holder of the American Herbalists Guild Community Service Award based on her work with the Herb Bus. Much of her herbwork supports organizations dedicated to promoting diversity, environmental responsibility, and social justice. Growing up “americana,” her health practices reflect the abundantly diverse influences of these lands to blend western medical herbalism, traditional chinese five phase, Ayurveda, and southern folk. She completed an herbal residency with Michael Moore at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and her clinical internship at the Blue Ridge School for Herbal Studies. She offers a sliding scale herbal clinic in East Atlanta, leads the Harriet Tubman Free Foot Clinic serving our friends on the street, and since 2012 has facilitated The Herbalista Free Clinic. Lorna teaches at various venues around the southeast, including BotanoLogos, the Blue Ridge School, the Homestead Atlanta, and The Herb Kitchen.
Todd Cain, Apotheker
Todd is a herbalist/medicine maker/apotheker from Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a well-regarded and highly-trained licensed Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician, a trade that he has been practicing and teaching for over 18 years. His call to “whole health” led him into the natural medicine arena well over a decade ago. Todd successfully completed a 10-month Herbal Studies certification program at BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies led by Patricia Kyritsi Howell RA-AHG. Since that time, he has continued his studies by working with Lorna Mauney-Brodek in an apprentice capacity: managing the apothecary; harvesting, processing, and making medicines; happily assisting at numerous classes she has led; and helping to launch The Herb Bus upon which he is the lead apotheker. While he enjoys all areas of medicine, Todd is especially passionate about offering needed services to under-served communities as well as expanding the application of herbal medicines to our four-legged family members.
Corinne Lee, Apotheker and Medicine Maker
Corinne is a renaissance woman of the certain “lost art” sort, having studied a variety of heritage skills, including natural building, traditional carpentry & woodworking, leatherworking, metalsmithing, farming, primitive homesteading and permaculture, mead making, spirit distillation and herbalism. Lorna was one of her first teachers of herbalism at the Botanologos School of Herbal Studies back in 2010. She is currently in graduate school for nutrition, continuing her education in preventive medicine by following a “food as medicine” philosophy. In addition to her regular work on the Herb Bus, Corinne also maintains and wildcrafts for the mother apotheke at Herbalista Headquarters.
Amanda Robinson, Apotheker