Our Faculty

Lynne Hinton

Education Director, BSc, BEd, ROHP/RNT, CHCP

Lynne HintonLynne Hinton, BSc, BEd, ROHP/RNT, CHCP is Co-Owner and Director of Education at Edison Institute of Nutrition. The Edison Institute is known for its comprehensive educational material available internationally, including two texts authored by Lynne, Nutritional Symptomatology and Advanced Nutrition Practice. Edison Institute is proud to be “Training Nutritional Professionals Worldwide”.  Lynne is also Co-Owner of Health House nutritional consulting in Markham, ON. Health House provides nutrition seminars and information events for clients and practitioners; including the Nutritional Preceptorship Program.

Lynne also offers an in-depth training in Darkfield Microscopy. Lynne’s teaching in the health field includes 16 years in the Canadian public school system and eleven years training health care professionals worldwide. As a lecturer and mentor, Lynne brings a very “hands on” practical approach to nutrition education.

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Marlene Marshall

Education Director, ROHP/RNT, CHCP

Marlene MarshallMarlene Marshall, ROHP/RNT, CHCP practices at her clinic, Health House, in Markham Ontario. Along with Biotherapeutic Drainage and Darkfield Microscopy, Marlene employs Psychosomatic Energetics (PSE testing) to dissolve the emotions that provoke chronic health issues.  Her combination of knowledge, compassion and the ability to listen makes her an approachable mentor for clients and a diverse network of practitioners.

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Sharon Atkinson

CNP, NNCP, Registrar and Office Manager at Edison Institute

Sharon AtkinsonSharon is a graduate of the Holistic Nutrition in Toronto ON. She is also a Certified Colon Hydro Therapist, Certified Metabolic Balance Coach and has trained in allergy testing, Live Cell Microscopy and is a Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioner. Sharon has faced a variety of illness through her life including asthma, eczema, allergies, epilepsy and leukemia. Through her own healing journey, she realized the important connection between health and nutrition, the digestive system and the bowel, and how the body has a unique connection. Driven by the knowledge of holistic modalities in healing the body, Sharon is inspired to guide others to achieve optimal wellness and she is the founder of Anapona Health Nutritional Consulting.


Meredith Deasley

Education Instructor, B.A., R.H.N., R.N.C.P.

Meredith DeasleyMeredith graduated from UWO with a BA in Sociology, worked in the corporate world for a decade and then in 2002, started her own company called “The Resourceful Mother

She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Life Coach, focusing on children. Meredith authored and published “The Resourceful Mother’s Secrets to Healthy Kids”. Meredith has taught Pediatric Nutrition since 2008 and her book is the pediatric textbook for Edison Institute of Nutrition. She is a mother with over a decade of experience feeding her children to promote their inner, natural health.

She has been featured on numerous television and radio shows, presented seminars for schools, parenting centers and corporations. Meredith counsels individual families, helping them to understand the power of food.


Paul Demeda

Education Instructor, Holistic Nutritionist, CNP

Paul DemedaPaul is a practicing Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for empowering individuals to consciously and holistically manage their health. He teaches courses on Nutrition Fundamentals, Preventative Healthcare and Nutrition for Mental Health and conducts private workshops. Paul provides seminars highlighting content from the annual International Orthomolecular Medicine Today conference, on behalf of the Canadian Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. Paul has a passion for challenging conventional wisdom with the question, “is this really true?” and then looks for the evidence.


Alisa Herriman

Education Instructor, RNCP, ROHP, CPCC, CHCP

Alisa-1Alisa is a Registered Nutritionist, Life Coach, Certified Cancer Coach and mom of 4, who has been actively consulting since 2004. As the founder of Nutrinity Health Services, she works with clients on an individual basis and in group format. Alisa enjoys teaching workshops and is a sought-after speaker for health and wellness events, Post-Secondary and Corporate settings. Alisa also co-ordinates The Business of Wellness Consulting course for practitioners and co-facilitates the Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioner Course at Edison Institute of Nutrition.


Jennifer Papaconstantinou

Student Liaison, C.N.P., N.N.C.P.

JenniferJennifer Papaconstantinou C.N.P., N.N.C.P. is a graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition as Valedictorian with First Class Honours. In addition to her Nutrition training, Jennifer participated in a Mentorship program, studying the philosophies and teachings of Dr. Bernard Jensen, as well as completing certification courses in Clinical Iridology, Live Blood Cell Microscopy and B.A.S.E. Allergy Therapy.

Jennifer is an energetic and dynamic nutritional professional and is the founder of H.E.A.L. Naturally Holistic Health a Nutritional Consulting practice which offers complimentary therapies & evidence-based clinical nutrition which harmonize the beliefs and practices of a balanced approach to lifelong health. She decided to pursue her passion as a Health Educator after successfully experiencing first-hand, the profound effects of improved diet & lifestyle within her own family of four beautiful children!


Gilda Rovan

Curriculum Advisor, BA, DIHom(Pract), RNT

Gilda RovanGilda is a Registered Nutritional Therapists and a graduate of the British Institute of Homeopathy, in private practice in Toronto, Ontario, since 1981. Gilda uses nutrition, biotherapeutic drainage, supplements, essential oils and homeopathic remedies in conjunction with BEAM and EFT, energetic techniques, to help her clients move health and well-being. Gilda is part owner and lecturer for the Nutritional Preceptorship Program, has lectured to numerous groups, taught nutritional practicums and appeared on the “Erin Davis Show”, “Michael Coren Live” and Talk TV”. Gilda is currently involved in the review and evaluation of program curriculum.


David Rowland

Education Advisor

David RowlandDavid Rowland is a leading edge innovator in alternative medicine, the founder of the holistic nutritional consulting profession in Canada, and a court recognized expert in complementary medicine. His results-oriented approach spans over 36 years of expertise. One of his unique contributions is the Nutri-Body(R) method of nutritional assessment widely used by health practitioners to identify and support biochemical weakness. Another is the formulation of 37 food-based medicines (including 4 patents) which have a 30-year history of highly successful use. David Rowland is the founder of the Canadian Nutrition Institute (1983), Edison Institute of Nutrition (1996), and the Nutritional Consultants Organization of Canada (now IONC). David is also the author of 13 highly acclaimed books, the most recent being, Bypass the Bypass: Restore Circulation Without Surgery, which is now available at Amazon.com, Chapters/Indigo, and Barnes & Noble.


Sue Skillins

Education Instructor, Curriculum Development, CNP, CHCP, NNCP, Live Cell Microscopist

Sue killinsSue is a believer that, “life and healing come from within, where the promotion and maintenance of health is superior to the treatment of disease.” She returned to the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, after many years in multidisciplinary holistic health care, graduating with First Class Honours earning a designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner. Susan then specialized in Live Cell Microscopy, using this modality allows her to explore the “terrain” of the blood with a single drop and a Darkfield Microscope. In identifying the blood’s strengths and weaknesses and addressing nutritional deficiencies contributing to dis-ease she promotes optimal health with each client. Live Blood Cell Analysis is “life in its truest form”. Susan offers Nutritional Consultations at Healing Hands Chiropractic, The Children’s Wellness Centre in Aurora and the Holistic Healthcare Centre in Maple. Her recommendations include dietary changes, supplementation and guidance to promote health, healing and recovery from the inside out! As past faculty at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition Susan taught Fundamentals in Health and Nutrition through the Lifespan. Susan has developed a new Nutrition and Aging course now offered at Edison Institute of Nutrition. In collaboration with Lynne Hinton, she has co-created The Practitioner’s Toolkit, a Continuing Education course designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and utilization of Professional Line supplements. In her spare hours, Susan loves spending time with her granddaughter, three children and her dog, Ebby.

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