Dr. Sean Hesler's main focus as SCNM’s division director of community medicine involves overseeing the community clinics and growing SCNM's partnerships with community health organizations in the Valley.
Dr. Hesler attended the University of Hawaii with the intent of becoming a chiropractor, when an SCNM alumnus exposed him to the powerful impact of naturopathic medicine. This led Dr. Hesler to pursue his ND training at SCNM so he could also take an active role in Naturopaths Without Borders (NWB).
By the end of his first quarter, Dr. Hesler became president of NWB's student group, and he has remained in leadership roles ever since. He now serves as executive director of NWB, which Dr. Hesler helped expand into the global organization it is today. Since graduating from SCNM in 2010, Dr. Hesler has spent several years helping underserved populations in Phoenix, Haiti and Mexico. He also teaches medical students at NWB's sites and creates all of the organization's pictures and movies. Dr. Hesler co-founded the MamaBaby Haiti birth center in Cap Haitien as medical director and staff physician, and he also won SCNM's alumni award for community service.