Lourdes Lorenz, IIHI Founder & CEO
DHA-abd, MSN-IH, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC
Lourdes Lorenz is CEO of the International Integrative Health Institute (IIHI) in Asheville, North Carolina. Prior to working at the IIHI, she created and implemented an Integrative Health department that provided inpatient and outpatient services at a large Level I Trauma hospital in Asheville. She has been an RN for 32 years with extensive experience in critical care and healthcare administration. Ms. Lorenz is completing her doctorate in Healthcare Administration. She is board certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Advanced Nurse Executive, and is a Healing Touch apprentice. She is a well-known national speaker who promotes holistic nursing, Integrative Health, and evidence-based complementary modalities. Lourdes has provided presentations at the national meetings for the Oncology Nursing Society Congress, American Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy, American Holistic Nurses Association and at the Healing Touch Worldwide Program. She has published numerous articles, and most recently a manual for Integrating Healing Touch in the Clinical Setting. Ms. Lorenz serves as a board member to the American Holistic Nurses Association. In September 2011, she was appointed to represent the AHNA at the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics and co-authored the position paper on The Value of Care Coordination.