Dr. Donna Poppendieck

After years of neglecting my health and eating the standard American diet, I was diagnosed with auto-immune disease. I took oral chemotherapy for 2 years, and after remaining very ill, decided to heal myself.I succeeded with a combination of holistic approaches and now practice a healthy lifestyle!


Commonly known as Dr. P in the college classrooms, I have been teaching in universities for the past 12 years, focusing on mental health and specializing in addictions treatment and prevention. I decided to focus on chemical dependency because I grew up in a family with drug abuse.


Since then, I have been interested in exploring legitimate, evidence-based pathways to full recovery and maintenance of optimal health using holistic approaches. For 40 years, I have been involved in the study of such healing strategies. I am currently studying at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their health and wellness coaching program, specializing in holistic nutrition.


I created the Prism Theory of Personality in 1998, which looks into the areas of emotions, thoughts, physical health, and spirituality, and how these four areas interact to create optimal health.

Quinton Kiser has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and history and a master’s degree in library and information science.  Early in his adult life, he felt an urge to pursue a career related to chemical dependency counseling, but he initially went after other pursuits.  


He worked in retail for five years, and then started working in higher education in the late 2000s. He has served as a librarian at two colleges, and taught math and English courses.  He has now gotten back to that initial calling by working with Health and Wellness Online, LLC. Quinton serves as the Operations Manager Health and Wellness Online, LLC, and he enjoys using his unique education and career skills to serve the organization.  

Quinton Kiser
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