About Inspire

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Our Mission

Inspire Collaborative Health Association (ICHA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that bridges the healthcare gap by creating a community for Medical Providers and Alternative Practitioners to come together. We offer a conduit for the communication and cooperation of our growing network of health professionals, thus giving the public a reliable resource to pursue their health the way they want with the support they need and offering better-individualized wellness recommendations.

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Our goal is to provide our community with a go-to health resource where they can connect with a variety of reputable medical providers and alternative health practitioners they can trust. By bringing together a group of open-minded and qualified healthcare professionals, we can help facilitate collaborations between health specialties to make each patient or client not only feel heard, but start them on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

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Solutions For All

Access to unlimited health options and reliable resources is something sought after by patients and professionals alike. With our growing network of receptive professionals, anyone can connect with their desired speciality of choice while receiving support and understanding.

Network, collaborate, and grow with qualified individuals from a variety of fields in both conventional and complementary medicine.

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Why Inspire

The inception of Inspire Collaborative Health Association sprouted in the spring of 2021, guided by the passion and expertise of Allison Beninato. Drawing from an extensive 22-year background in western medicine clinics, Allison seamlessly integrates her 9 year involvement in alternative medicine. As a Board Certified Naturopath, Certified Clinical Herbalist, holder of a degree in Applied Science Health Information Management, a Certified Natural Health Professional, and a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Allison brings a wealth of knowledge and a balanced perspective to the table.

Through years of dedicated work, study, and application in both conventional and complementary medicine, Allison discerned the distinct strengths and weaknesses inherent in each. Recognizing the synergy between these realms, she also identified a pervasive challenge—the stark divide that hindered seamless collaboration. Motivated by this observation, Allison embarked on a journey of research and reflection, seeking innovative solutions to bridge the existing healthcare gap and gain access to the best of both worlds.

Her encounters with medical providers seeking reputable alternative health practitioner referrals and alternative health practitioners in search of open-minded medical providers underscored the growing demand for an integrated approach. Simultaneously, the general public echoed this sentiment, expressing a need for professionals who could seamlessly navigate both worlds.

Out of these insights, Allison envisioned an association that would not only bridge the gap between conventional and alternative health but also serve as a catalyst for collaboration among providers, practitioners, and the community at large. In June 2021, she presented her concept to various groups of providers, practitioners, and businesses, receiving unanimous interest and support. By August 2021, Inspire Collaborative Health Association was well on its way to official development.

The culmination of these efforts materialized on May 2, 2022, with the official rollout of Inspire Collaborative Health Association—an innovative platform where the need to choose between one side or the other is rendered obsolete. Here, we embrace a multidimensional perspective on health and sickness, recognizing the intricate interplay between various approaches. We Are Where All Health Roads Connect.

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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors comprises dedicated volunteer professionals from diverse specialties and backgrounds, united by a shared commitment to our mission and vision. Currently, we have seven of the eleven available board positions filled, which means there are opportunities for individuals who align with our passion and mission, even if their expertise extends beyond the medical field. With decades of combined experience, our board members collaborate to fulfill our association’s mission.  If you share our vision and have expertise to offer, we invite you to reach out about potentially joining our board and contributing to our cause.

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Allison Beninato

President/Founder

BCN, CH, CNHP, CHHP, AAS.

  Allison has 22 years of experience in conventional medicine and 9 years in alternative health. She is the CEO and founder of three health-related businesses, including Inspire Healthcare Solutions (a medical billing company), Inspire Natural Health (a health consulting company), and Inspire Collaborative Health Association (a nonprofit health association). With an unwavering passion for all facets of healthcare and a keen problem-solving drive, Allison has engaged in insightful conversations with individuals nationwide. Recognizing a shared desire and demand that mirrors the inception of ICHA in Nebraska, Allison and the ICHA Leadership team are working towards scaling Inspire Collaborative Health Association. The goal is to establish it as the nation’s first and only multidimensional health association, addressing diverse needs and fostering collaborative solutions on a broader scale.

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Theresa Nelson

Vice President

BS, MA.

Theresa is Executive Director at Nebraska Ataxia with experience in leadership positions for the last 10 years in both large and small nonprofit organizations, in addition to over 10 years of experience in human resources and organizational development. A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has been in or around the healthcare industry throughout her almost thirty-year professional career.  With a passion for learning and development, she has been honored to be adjunct faculty for both the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University.  

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Bruce Godfrey

Treasurer

BS, DC.

Bruce has been a practicing chiropractor for 26 years since graduating Magna Cum Laude from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1997. Bruce also has postgraduate certifications in injury care, personal injury care, and prenatal and postpartum care. Bruce specializes in neck and back pain, headaches, and accidental injuries. When it comes to patient care Bruce believes that a collaborative approach is typically the best way.  

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Kelli Pavlish

Secretary

APRN-NP, BC.

Kelli has 26 years in the healthcare industry with the last 9 years studying functional medicine and integrative health. CEO and Founder of Remedy Health, PC, Remedy Revive, LLC, and Remedy Properties, LLC. Kelli has grown a single-provider clinic into a multidisciplinary practice with 32 providers including 2 MDs, 7 APRNs, 1 clinical pharmacist, and 22 mental health therapists. Passionate about deprescribing when appropriate and educating on nutrition and lifestyle modifications.

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Scott Stevens

Board Member

RHU, CDHC

Scott is an employee benefits broker/consultant and trusted adviser helping employer organizations of all types reduce their health insurance and related employee benefits costs. Stevens has worked with thousands of organizations to implement alternative health insurance funding solutions, creative strategies, and employee educational tracts over a 35+ year period.

His career has included time as Vice President of Sales/Marketing for a national insurance company; co-founder and Executive Vice President of a Third Party Administrator (TPA), Founder of The HSA Toolkit (employer/employee education and sales system), and presently, an employee benefits broker/consultant managing a customer base which consists of over 20,000 employees.

Scott is a published author and frequent speaker addressing healthcare financing and delivery issues.

 

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Kelli Lieurance

Board Member

BS, JD.  

Kelli is a Partner in Baird Holm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.  She is in her 18th year of practice, focusing on proactive, rather than just defensive, employment law compliance. While not in the healthcare field professionally, she has a personal interest in increasing the accessibility of conventional and alternative health options for all individuals.

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Jennifer Gregg

Board Member

BS.

Jennifer is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. A graduate of Arizona State University in Exercise Physiology, Jennifer holds numerous certifications and has made a significant impact across corporate, commercial, and private fitness sectors. With a rich career history that includes roles as Program Director for KeyCorp, Athletic Director of Cleveland Athletic Club, and Master Trainer for StairMaster in five countries, Jennifer has demonstrated her commitment to transforming healthcare. She has successfully managed million-dollar renovations, designed fitness centers, and collaborated with ConAgra on health coaching programs. Jennifer’s expertise as a personal trainer and health coach, combined with her passion for bridging the gap between Western medicine and alternative healthcare, makes her a valuable addition to our mission.

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Vanessa Mitera

Board Member

With over a decade of experience as a compliance regulator in the government sector, Vanessa has mastered the complexities of regulatory environments. A proud alumna of Nebraska Methodist College and the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), she has enriched her background with nearly a decade of medical field education, highlighting her dedication to lifelong learning. Beyond her governmental duties, Vanessa is the founder and owner of a dynamic branding business, helping companies boost their online and offline presence to achieve industry leadership. Vanessa has guided many brands to become leaders in their fields. Vanessa is also celebrated for her skill in orchestrating large-scale nonprofit events and professional summits, showcasing her ability to manage significant projects and create inspiring, connective experiences. Her unique blend of regulatory expertise, entrepreneurial insight, event management skills, and medical knowledge allows Vanessa to make a substantial impact across various fields. Vanessa’s commitment to excellence and comprehensive understanding of her specialties mark her as a distinguished professional.

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Rhonda Bishop

Board Member

Rhonda Bishop has over 25 years of auditing, consulting, and financial experience which includes process analysis & internal controls, forensic accounting, and national training.  She is a certified public accountant with a Batchelor of Arts in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from Washington State University and a Master’s degree from Adams State University.  Rhonda’s experience consists of external audit, business consulting services, and internal financial positions.  Her experience spans public accounting, private industry, and nonprofit organizations in a variety of industries in both large international and local firms and private industry.

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