Board of Directors

Our board of directors is the governing body of Medic Ally and consists of a diverse group of knowledgeable individuals overseeing all organizational activities. Our board members meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization.

If you’d be interested in joining our board, or otherwise advancing the mission, please contact us.

Fil AsgedomFil Asgedom

Co-Founder
President: February 2019 – October 2019
Voting Board Member 

Fil Asgedom envisioned and founded Medic Ally after his lengthy experience with the healthcare system and learning to take control of his own healthcare. Fil is currently the co-founder of Sax Capital Partners and board member for Seattle Good Business Network and The Institute for Human Creativity. In his free time, Fil enjoys dinner parties with good friends, the theater, basketball, and art.

Noah Libby-HainesNoah Libby-Haines

Co-Founder
Executive Director & Treasurer: February 2019 – Present
Voting Board Member

Noah is a statistician by training and a skeptic by nature. He values empirical data from well-designed studies to evaluate medical treatments. Almost 4 years ago, Noah was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. Multiple medical doctors told him they couldn’t treat his condition in any meaningful way, offering only corticosteroids as a means of temporarily relief. Under the burden of debilitating side-effects, he began to seek alternative treatments. After a long journey of research, trial and error he managed to reverse nearly all of his symptoms and regain quality of life after receiving Regenokine, an autologous anti-inflammatory therapy, and nutrigenomic counseling. Noah founded Medic Ally so that others with similar conditions, not adequately addressed by the standard of care, would have access to necessary treatments that lie beyond the scope of health insurance.

Noah is also interested in advancing research and translational medicine regarding autoimmune and other chronic diseases, longevity, and wellness.

Paul M. Despres, NDPaul M. Despres, ND

Co-Founder
Secretary: February 2019 – Present

President: October 2019 – Present
Voting Board Member 

Dr. Despres graduated from the Bastyr University Naturopathic Medical Program in 2016 and serves as the Chief Medical Provider and advisory to the board of directors. Dr. Despres’ experience in the non-profit sector began as a student volunteer and later as Executive Director for Integrative Care Outreach (ICO). ICO is uniquely providing 100% free integrative and holistic care to those experiencing extreme poverty in King County, WA. Dr. Despres envisions Medic Ally being a platform to advocate the successes of naturopathic medicine and prepare future leaders in natural health by providing preceptorship and residency opportunities to Bastyr students. Dr. Despres ensures all of Medic Ally’s medical offerings remain true to the naturopathic principles while continuously investigating new medical research to incorporate into Medic Ally’s offerings.

Johann Gagnon-BartschJohann Gagnon-Bartsch

Board Member: February 2019 – Present
Voting Board Member 

Johann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and am affiliated with the Michigan Institute for Data Science, the Child and Adolescent Data Lab, and the Michigan Center for Single-Cell Genomic Data Analytics. His research focuses on causal inference, machine learning, and nonparametric methods with applications in the biological and social sciences.

 

Janet DeHart

Board Member: November 2019 – Present
Non-Voting Board Member 

Janet DeHart is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Movement Therapist located in San Francisco, California. She has a thriving private healing practice of 12 years that she maintains locally while expanding her reach through international retreats and conferences. Janet founded DeHart Studios in 2015, a wellness collective in San Francisco of alternative health professionals who work together while building their own businesses. As an entrepreneur and artist she brings creativity and ingenuity to her projects, teams and clients. Her mission is to empower individuals and communities with self care tools and practices that they can use to live joyously and grow in confidence and vitality.