Who We Are

The Association for Integrated Healing (AIH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides grants for integrated healing programs not covered by insurance to individuals living with the effects of trauma. Our mission is to remove financial barriers and offer a path to healing for our nation’s Heroes.

Direct donations from supporters allow program participants to start or continue their healing treatment without coverage interruptions from the VA or insurance. Despite our ongoing relationship with the VA, benefits are nonexistent or limited and inconsistent. Veterans are often cut off from treatment in the midst of their healing, jeopardizing their continuity of care and hindering recovery.

AIH contracts with Balanced Being, Inc. and other alternative and complementary medical treatment providers to facilitate Integrated Healing Programs.

Meet Our Board

Samantha Mitchell

Veteran, Acting President, Board Member

Samantha Mitchell, Board Member | Association for Integrated Healing

Samantha Mitchell is a Child Forensic Interviewer for Lewis, Pacific, Thurston, and Grays Harbor Counties in Washington State, and runs her own business where she works as a Guardian ad Litem and senior paralegal. She has been a forensic interviewer since 2014, a Guardian ad Litem since 2012, and a paralegal since 2009. Her career began in the military in the United State Marine Corp, where she worked as a Jumpmaster and Water Survival Instructor and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She received her bachelor’s degree and her paralegal certification from the University of Washington.

Elaine Robinson

Veteran’s Daughter & Treasurer

Elaine Robinson

Elaine Robinson runs her own business (Smiling Web Design) where she helps businesses succeed online with websites, social media and ranking in Google searches (SEO). Elaine created this website as well as BalancedBeingInc.com

Jennifer Rowe, LMT

Board Member

Jennifer Rowe, Board Member | Association for Integrated Healing

Jennifer Rowe became a Licensed Massage Therapist trained through Ashmead College in 2000. She has been doing CranioSacral Therapy since 2013 after seeing the positive impact the treatment had on her husband, a disabled 20-year Army veteran. She now works full-time focusing on CranioSacral Therapy to aid in the recovery of trauma, injury, anxiety, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Nicole Slaby

Secretary

Nicole Slaby 2024 updated pic

Daughter of an AF Lt Col Veteran, Billing Specialist at Balanced Being, Inc., and Grant Writer.

I am a trained medical coder with a medical billing background. My experience includes providing a personalized medical insurance billing service to a handful of small business owners since 2011. I came to Balanced Being, Inc. in 2017 as a billing specialist. I have written grants for the Association for Integrated Healing since 2022, and love contributing in this capacity to its’ success! I currently sit on the Board of Directors of the Grand Mound Elementary School, where my eldest son attends as a 5th grader. My youngest son is in 2nd grade at Rochester Primary School. My husband of 11 years, my two children and our two Labrador retriever dogs reside in Rochester, WA now. I enjoy the outdoors, snowboarding at White Pass with the kids, gardening, walking the dogs daily, and watching the boys play football, soccer, and baseball. I was raised in Olympia, WA and spent my whole life in the Pacific Northwest.

Tim Hutton, PhD, CST-D

Advisor

Tim Hutton, Board Member | Association for Integrated Healing

Tim Hutton holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Rice University, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and is certified in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) at the Diplomate level (CST-D). He has been working in a private practice, doing CST, at the Natural Health Clinic in Bellingham, WA since 1994. Tim has been teaching CST for the Upledger Institute since 2000. He has taught a wide variety of upper level classes and is currently the ombudsman for their Immune Response curriculum. (The Upledger Institute was founded by the developer of CranioSacral Therapy, John Upledger, DO, OMM.)

Kim Nedrow, LMT, BCTMB, CST-D

Founder

Kim Nedrow | Association for Integrated Healing

Kim Nedrow is a certified CranioSacral Therapist working at the Diplomate level (CST-D) and has been practicing CST and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) exclusively since 2001. She has years of experience working with Washington State’s Traumatic Brain Injury Council, the University of Washington Education in Rehabilitation program, and the Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council. She is also Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She founded AIH in 2009.

Madelyn Vlas

Volunteer Executive Secretary

Madelyn-Vlas

Meet Madelyn Vlas, our dedicated Executive Assistant, bringing a blend of passion, expertise, and heart to every aspect of her role.

Madelyn's roots are deeply intertwined with the spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Madelyn studied at Washington State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree, in business management.

Madelyn's connection to the first responder community runs deep, as the daughter of a retired Lieutenant from the Seattle Fire Department. This family tie has embedded her respect for service and a commitment to supporting those who dedicate their lives to helping others.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Madelyn finds joy and fulfillment in the company of her three children, cherishing every moment spent together. An avid nature enthusiast, she finds solace in the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific coast, especially when catching glimpses of majestic orca whales in their natural habitat.

With her unwavering dedication, genuine warmth, and tireless work ethic, Madelyn is an integral part of our team, ensuring smooth operations and unparalleled support for all.

To make a donation:

Use our Online Donation Options

Or

Call our office at 360-634-HEAL (4325)

Or

Mail a check made out to AIH to:

221 Kenyon St NW
Suite 104
Olympia, WA 98502