Glenna Tinney, MSW

Glenna Tinney, MSW, ACSW, DCSW brings a long history of interest in and passion for homeopathy to the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) board. She was first introduced to homeopathy when she rescued a little Pomeranian and sought treatment from a holistic veterinarian who used homeopathy to treat him. She then sought homeopathic treatment for herself and has never looked back. Glenna has been a homeopathy consumer and advocate for over 20 years, attended NCH summer school and annual conferences, participated in a study group, used homeopathy for home care, and influenced friends and family to use homeopathy. 

Glenna is a social worker with over 40 years of experience in activism, individual, system, and legislative advocacy, and community engagement and outreach.


She retired from the US Navy after 24 years where she worked much of that time in the Navy Medical Department focusing on policy development and implementation, program management, credentialing, scope of practice, standards of care, and shared decision making. Glenna is a published author and has extensive experience with providing training, public speaking, and writing a wide array of documents including reports, guidelines, manuals, e-learning courses, handbooks, articles, etc. She serves on local and national nonprofit boards and advisory councils and has set up and supported boards and advisory councils. She also brings a medical background and lifelong activism and advocacy skills to help spread awareness of homeopathy as a safe and cost-effective healthcare alternative. 

Glenna’s extensive experience and skills are an asset to NCH’s efforts to make sure that homeopathy is a key player in the national dialogue regarding integrative healthcare and has a role in medical care nationwide. Glenna is currently the NCH Treasurer, the chair of the Finance, Audit, and Publication Committees, a member of the Conference and Public Policy and Advocacy Committees, the NCH Representative to the Integrated Health Policy Consortium Federal Policy Committee, and the facilitator for the Homeopathy Advocacy Working Group. 

In recognition of her work, Glenna was selected by the White House as a Woman Veteran Champion of Change in March 2013.