Linda MackeyResident Faculty
I received my doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences in Tempe, AZ. In addition to holding a naturopathic license I am licensed as both a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) as well as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I graduated with distinction with my Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ and obtained my psychiatric trainig from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. My undergraduate education consists of a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Loyola University Chicago, a a bachelor of arts degree from North Central College in Naperville, IL (Religious Studies and Psychology), an associate’s degree in chemistry and biology from College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL, an associates in applied science in nursing from Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ. I also hold a Yoga Instructor certification from Scottsdale Community College, a certification in massage therapy from the Southern California School of Massage Therapy, Riverside, CA and certifications and licensure as a cosmetologist and cosmetology instructor. After graduation from naturopathic school I continued to study complementary medicine in the rainforests of Belize, Central America, under the direction of Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a well-known herbalist who holds a doctorate degree in naprapathic medicine from National College of Naprapathic Medicine, Chicago, IL. Upon arrival back into the United States I took a detour from the medical field to fulfill my dream of designing, opening and managing spas for high end resorts including, but not limited to, The Sage Spa at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California and the Amethyst Spa at the Radisson Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. I returned back to the medical field in the fall of 2007 gaining experience at several Phoenix area hospitals including the Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, Chandler Regional Hospital, Arizona State Hospital, Banner Desert Hospital, Banner Heart Hospital, Banner Behavioral Health and Remuda Ranch Center for Eating Disorders. Management experience includes managing two psychiatric units, one at Aurora Behavioral Health Hospital in Tempe, AZ and several units at Banner Behavioral Health in Scottsdale, AZ. I am currently full-time faculty in the nursing department at Mesa Community College (as well as adjunct at Scottsdale Community College), in addition to working as a nurse practitioner at Banner Behavioral Health in Scottsdale, AZ.