Our officers are volunteers who donate their time and efforts to help run the organization. The rules governing officer elections are set by our parent organization, the American Herbalists Guild. Officer elections are held at the beginning of each calendar year. To be eligible for office, one must have attended at least one THG meeting in the past year and must be a member in good standing of the American Herbalists Guild. Below is a list of our current officers.
Teresa Sosa, President
Teresa received her clinical herbalist certificate after completing a three year program at Prairie Star Center of Herbal Studies in Omaha, Nebraska. She is also a graduate of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies. She continues to study and research the healing properties of herbs and organic and biodynamic techniques for growing them.
Meagan Hall, Vice President
Meagan has been working with medicinal plants since 2009 when she read that an eyebright compress could help itchy eyes, tried it, and it worked! Since then she has interned on a medicinal herb farm on Vashon Island, WA, learned to make medicines through a class at Bastyr University, and completed Rosemary Gladstar’s Science and Art of Herbalism Correspondence Course. Meagan is a second year student at Phyllis Light’s Appalachian School of Natural Medicine. As a native of Tennessee, she focuses on traditional southern folk medicine and aims to preserve the unique medicinal history in this area of North America. Women’s health, emotional health, psychoneuroimmunology, and proper nutrition to support herbal therapies are her favorite areas of study.
Thyme Wisper, MH, Treasurer
Retiring from an engineering career in 2005, Thyme began pursuing her lifelong “hobby” of herbs and health in earnest by graduating in February 2008 from the two year Master Herbalist diploma program at the Australasian College of Health Sciences (now American College of Healthcare Sciences) and completing her certification in Holistic Nutrition in April 2010.
In 2011 Thyme opened the Thyme Wisper Herb Shop in rural Perry County, Tennessee, selling her handmade ointments, essential oil blends, healing soaps, medicinal herbal tea blends, and tinctures and providing information and advice to help people live naturally and healthy. Thyme also created the Thyme Wisper Herb Shop, Inc website, providing alternative health articles in her blog and selling her handmade products in her online store. In 2014 Thyme published her book Making Tinctures: Beyond the Folk Method. Today Thyme provides a monthly local herb order and delivery service, continues writing articles for her website blog, and sells her handmade tinctures in her online store Thyme’s Tinctures Store . Thyme is currently writing her second book.