Archer and Aphrodite Advisory Board
Let Our Experts Help You Heal
Archer and Aphrodite assembled a diverse team of experts practicing traditional and alternative therapies. They are passionate leaders in their fields holding numerous licenses and specialty certifications.
Chrysanthi Kazantzis, ND, MS (Dr.Kaz)
Dr. Chrysanthi Kazantzis (Dr.Kaz) is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, a clinical nutritionist and is President of the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Kaz graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Dr. Kaz went on to pursue her interest in natural medicine at the University of Bridgeport where she received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Nutrition.
Dr. Kaz is passionate about improving peoples’ health. She sees patients with a variety of health concerns including digestive disorders, cardiovascular dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, lyme disease and arthritis. She addresses these conditions through herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, homeopathy, guided nutrition and lifestyle counseling.
Aging Coach and Author
Elizabeth Phinney is a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise. She also has an ACE Specialty Certification in Fitness Nutrition. She holds a Certificate of Completion from the American Senior Fitness Association and is an affiliate of The American College of Sports Medicine. She has been named Top Female Executive with Worldwide Who’s Who and VIP of the Year in Health and Fitness for 2013 and 2014. Her co-authorship in The Expert Success Solution in 2014 ranks her as an Amazon #1 International Best Selling Author.
Brook Hawkins graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth earning a B.S in Business with a Minor in Communications. Shortly thereafter, she relocated from New England to Hawaii to pursue her passion for alternative healing and advocating for women and women's issues. She is currently the business manager at Noelani Hawaii; where she oversees the daily operation of an online jewelry and retail store. Brook also does the planning for Noelani's diverse women's circles and collaborative events. A talented artist, Brook also assists with the jewelry design and creative aspects of the business. She holds a specialty certification in AromaTouch Therapy, is a Wellness Advocate for Essential Oils and has a growing therapy practice on the North Shore of Oahu. Brook is the co-creator of Archer and Aphrodite where she was instrumental in developing the product line and securing its TradeMark as well as assisting in all aspects of the start up process.
Bonnie Luther’s love of crystals and stones started at a very early age and has only grown over the past four decades. Her pursuit into crystal knowledge has led her to acquiring certifications as a Crystal Healer, Advanced Crystal Practitioner and Crystal Reiki Master. She’s knowledgeable in using crystals and stones with grids, elixirs, Reiki, essential oils, alchemy, energy healing, Feng Shui and divination. While delving into the area of energy healing led to certifications as a Usui and Holy Fire® III Reiki Master/Teacher, it also inspired her to learn mindfulness practices such as mudras and the Zentangle Method. She loves sharing the knowledge she has gained by teaching others how to incorporate crystals, energy healing and mindfulness into their own lives. In addition to performing Reiki and crystal healing sessions, she teaches Reiki Certifications, crystal practices, and using the Zentangle Method to relax and focus. She offers private lessons and group workshops.
Alicia Mastrangelo, Reiki Master/Teacher, opened Live It Love It Wellness in 2016. In addition to Reiki healing sessions (both in-person and distance healing), Alicia offers certifications in Levels I, II, and Master/Teacher in the Usui Reiki System. Alicia also offers oracle card readings and handmade Reiki-infused crystal healing jewelry, as additional ways to assist people on their journey of discovery and healing.
Kathy Furze-Spencer, LMT has been a holistic practitioner for over two decades. She has a private practice as a massage therapist in Dighton, MA where she resides with her husband and Sadie the Dog. Within her practice Kathy also does energy work, ear coning and cannabis consultation. She has a line of aromatherapy products as well as topical salves made from organic cannabis root for pain and skin conditions.
In 2014 after being diagnosed with Lyme disease and after a 25+ year break, Kathy revisited her relationship with cannabis to control the debilitating symptoms of Lyme. Because it helped immensely, she decided to get an education in the medicinal uses of the plant to gain understanding and pass along knowledge to those who choose cannabis as their medicine. Kathy now consults daily and offers workshops for those who want to learn more about CBD, the applications of cannabis, and how to navigate medical and recreational dispensaries.
Reverend Esther Irish
Pastor and Counselor
Reverend Esther Irish has been the pastor of the Baptist Church in Warren, Rhode Island, since October of 2004. A wife, mother, and grandmother, her warm, friendly, welcoming nature complements her solid spiritual and biblical foundation. A native of Litchfield, Maine, Esther holds Bachelor of Arts and Master's of Divinity degrees. She has previously served as pastor at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington, Maine; First Baptist Church in Jefferson, Maine; Westside Baptist Church in Youngstown, Ohio; and First Baptist Church in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Esther's background includes work as a consultant for World Mission Support. She's been president, vice president, and a member of the Board of Managers for the American Baptist Historical Society. She has served the ABCUSA General Board as a member of the Committee on Denominational Inclusiveness, the Executive Committee, and the American Baptist Policy Statements & Resolutions Committee. Esther has been President of International Ministries ABCUSA, as well as the chairperson and a member of many of its committees. She's been a board member of Educational Ministries ABCUSA, National Ministries ABCUSA, and has held numerous positions on committees with American Baptist Churches of Maine, Rhode Island, and USA. Esther's experience includes pre-marital counseling, couple's and family counseling, as well as religious studies, and strategic planning within the scope of the Baptist Church in Warren and its role in the community.