BotanoLogos School

of Herbal Studies

Georgia's Premier School of Herbal Studies for Twenty-Three Years!

​Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH (AHG)


Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH (AHG), draws upon her rich ethnic background and the influence of her Granny Healers to inspire her work as a clinical herbalist, educator and ethnobotanist. She believes strongly that keeping plant wisdom alive is essential and has dedicated her life's work to serving as an advocate for both traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding.


Mimi is the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild and formerly served as the Director of the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies at Frostburg State University in Maryland.


William Morris


William Morris has 36 years of clinical experience in herbal medicine. He is one of the world's leading experts on pulse diagnosis. He has a master degree in medical education and his PhD is focused upon clinical knowledge via pulse diagnosis. The crossroads of these two disciplines creates the possibility of a learning experience with William that builds confidence and immediately affects clinical outcomes. 

Leslie Williams, MA, RH (AHG)


With more than 31 years experience as a clinical herbalist, Leslie has studied a variety of healing systems including Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vitalism and the rural Folk Medicine traditions of the Southern United States.


A significant influence on her approach to herbalism comes from her training with herbalist Paul Olka, a cohort of the noted herbalist William LaSassier. She holds a MS in community education and is known for her interactive, practical and empowering teaching methods. 



Cara-Lee Langston, MS


​Cara-Lee Langston is a South African-born nutritionist, herbalist, and wellness cook who specializes in community nutrition education, public health nutrition, food culture, cooking with whole foods, and Chinese nutrition therapy. Cara holds a bachelors degree in Exercise Science, a Master's degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a graduate of the BotanoLogos Herbal Certification Program.

As Teaching Kitchen Coordinator for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, the first of its kind in the nation, Cara-Lee develops nutrition and culinary education programs for adults and kids in need, builds relationships with local farmers and engages community interest in integrative health.



Lorna Mauney-Brodek


Lorna is a traveling herbalist, medicine maker, wild crafter and teacher.  She is the founder of The Herbalista Health Network and has been part of the BotanoLogos faculty since 2008. In her work as an herbalist, she encourages her community to embrace locally abundant plants as a vital part of the healing process.

Her curiosity has led her on plant rambles across the Tuscan hills, the high-deserts of the southwest, the Pyrenees and beyond, but she always returns to her first love, the abundant herbs of the Southern Appalachia Mountains. She studied herbal medicine with Michael Moore at the Southwest School for Botanical Medicine, Patricia Kyritsi Howell at the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, and completed her clinical training at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine and Appalachian School for Holistic Herbalism. Lorna treasures equal access to healthcare and community-based economics.


​She is the winner of the 2013 American Herbalists Guild Community Service Award for her work with the Herb Bus and Herbalista Free Clinic in Atlanta. On Wednesday evenings, she can be at the Harriet Tubman Foot Clinic of The Open Door Community, providing foot care to our friends on the street.  Visit Lorna's website.



Patricia has more than twenty years’ experience as a clinical herbalist and teacher. Her book, Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachian(2006) is one of the foremost resources on the topic of regional native plant medicines. A professional member of the American Herbalists Guild since 1997, she has a clinical practice in Clayton,  Georgia. 


Patricia advises the Atlanta Botanical Garden on medicinal herb programming, served three terms as a member of the Governing Council of the American Herbalists Guild, is currently co-chair of the AHG Symposium Committee, and is the co-founder of the Georgia Herbalists Guild.


​She is the co-owner of Wild Crete Travel LLC, a small tour company specializing  in unique custom travel experiences on the Greek island of Crete . Visit Patricia's website.​

Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Program Director and Primary Instructor


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