Consulting Professionals

Julie Matthews and the team at Nourishing Hope continually build relationships that help the families we serve. Here is a brief list of consulting professionals that are dedicated to helping children with autism. We collaborate with each of them on various issues through the practice and on behalf of our nutrition and diet clients. These individuals do not work for, nor represent, Nourishing Hope, they are professional collegues with whom we may confer.

Dr. Kurt N. Woeller
Stillpoint Center for Integrative Medicine

Kurt N. Woeller, D.O. is an osteopathic physician who specializes in traditional osteopathic medicine, cranial osteopathy and integrative medicine. His primary focus is treating children with autism-spectrum disorders. Dr. Woeller is currently the medical director for Stillpoint Center for Integrative Medicine in Murrieta, CA, a clinic that successfully treats children on the spectrum. He is also the Medical Director for an online biomedical resource website called Autism Action Plan.

Dr. Woeller graduated in 1995 from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) in Biddeford, Maine and completed his postgraduate training at Mesa General Hospital in Arizona. Since 1998, Dr. Woeller has been a referral physician for the Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) organization of doctors dedicated to the biomedical assessment and treatment of children with autism-spectrum disorders.

He is also the Autism Outreach Director for The Great Plains Laboratory outreach clinics where he also teaches doctors the latest biomedical diagnostic testing and treatment protocols for children with autism-spectrum disorders.

Stan Kurtz
Father, Researcher, Founder, ReVitaPop

Stan is a father who has successfully recovered his son from autism through biomedical intervention. He is a parent that has become an amazing researcher, advocate and scientist upon the diagnosis of his son. His contributions to the autism community are great and his breadth of knowledge in the area of autism recovery is stunning.

Mr. Kurtz has invented Methyl-B12 Nose Spray and MB12 RevitaPOP – supplementation products that help children with autism. He is highly regarded in the autism community and provides inspiration and information to parents as they are working to find healing for their children with autism. Stan has his own web site and a website that includes documented autism recovery stories. See

Dr. Devin Houston
CEO, Houston Enzymes

Dr. Devin Houston is the founder of Houston Nutraceuticals, Inc, a leading provider of enzyme supplements in the US. As a Doctor, he holds degrees in Biology, Medical Science and Biochemistry. Houston Enzymes are used by physicians and parents in the biomedical treatment of autism. Dr. Houston provides informative articles, surveys and webinars on the topic of enzymes from his corporate web site. Dr. Houston consults with healthcare professionals and parents as they apply enzymes to client treatment protocols.

Dawn Winkelmann, MS, CCC-SLP
Founder & Feeding Specialist, Spectrum Speech & Feeding

Dawn Winkelmann is a Speech Language Pathologist and Certified Feeding Therapist with over 13 years of experience evaluating and treating children with swallowing and feeding disorders as well as speech and language disorders. She specializes in the medically fragile child as well as children on the autism spectrum. She lectures in the US and China with her work highlighted on major network television. Dawn has started and maintained several inpatient and outpatient Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) Study Programs and has developed continuing education courses for speech language pathologists in the area of speech and swallowing.

Dr. Stephen Olmstead, MD
Chief Science Officer, Klaire Labs, a Division of ProThera, Inc.

Healthcare professionals rely on Klaire Labs™ for hypoallergenic, dairy- and gluten-free probiotics. Their comprehensive selection ranging from 3+ billion to 100+ billion CFUs per serving provides practitioners the flexibility to select the right probiotic for individual needs. Klaire Lab’s probiotics provide support for people with intestinal dysbiosis, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, lactose intolerance, increased mucosal permeability, diarrhea, constipation, allergic sinusitis, infectious gastroenteritis, food allergies, and children on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, MD
Clinical Support Specialist, Metametrix

Kara Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first CNME-accredited post-doctorate and residency in nutritional biochemistry and functional laboratory medicine at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory and Progressive Medical Center, a large integrative medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Fitzgerald is a contributing author in Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine, and is editor of the Metametrix Handbook. She is also currently writing a book of case studies in integrative medicine. Dr. Fitzgerald has lectured on the clinical application of functional laboratory interpretation in a variety of arenas including The Institute of Women’s Health, Autism One and the Institute for Functional Medicine. She maintains a clinical practice at Advanced Diagnostic at Yale-New Haven at Long Wharf in New Haven, Connecticut.