About Us

Jill Schumacher and Meredith McCord
While at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Jill and Meredith created, designed, and implemented the Integrative Health Series of courses, which bridged the ancient wisdom of our ancestors with the allopathic tradition for health care providers and members of the community.

In June 2000, Jill and Meredith relinquished their faculty positions to pursue their commitment to health promotion and stress management. They have a private practice with offices in Portland, Eugene and Baker City, Oregon. With their unique background, Jill and Meredith are able to weave the tapestry of health promotion with compassion, scientific knowledge, and wisdom of the healing arts.

Jill and Meredith launched The Return of the Nightingale Project in 2004 to celebrate and honor nurses.

Jill Schumacher BSN, MS, BD, DNM

Jill has been a professional nurse with 37 years of acute care nursing experience. She received her Baccalaureate Degree of Science in Nursing from St. Louis University and Masters of Science from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. She has taught nursing for over 25 years. For 15 years, Jill was an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland , Oregon. She taught theory and clinical courses in the undergraduate, graduate and post masters acute care nurse practitioner programs. Jill was a principal investigator of a research project examining critical thinking and clinical practice development. She received a Doctorate in Bioenergetic Medicine and a Doctorate in Natural Medicine from the Institute of Bioenergetic Medicine in Colorado. She is currently on faculty at the Institute of Bioenergetic Medicine.

Meredith McCord BSN, MS, BD, DNM

Meredith has been a professional nurse with 35 years of acute care nursing experience. She received her Baccalaureate Degree of Science in Nursing from University of Madison in Wisconsin and Masters of Science from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. For 18 years, Meredith was an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the Oregon Health Sciences University. She taught theory and clinical courses in the undergraduate, graduate and post masters acute care nurse practitioner programs. She received a Doctorate in Bioenergetic Medicine and a Doctorate in Natural Medicine from the Institute of Bioenergetic Medicine, Colorado. Meredith is currently a faculty member at Institute of Bioenergetic Medicine.