Amy’s lifelong interest in pharmacology began at an early age, following in her father’s footsteps as a pharmacist. Amy Greeson is a registered pharmacist and a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her background includes serving as President of UNC-Chapel Hill Pharmacy School’s ASP (the Student Branch of the American Pharmaceutical Association) and being awarded one of the prestigious National Pharmacy Internships in research and development at Burroughs Wellcome Pharmaceutical Company. An externship with the Public Health Service led to stints in Anchorage, Kotzebue, and Bethel, Alaska before returning home to run the family business. She continues to work full-time as a pharmacist.
Amy has traveled extensively to study indigenous healing methods and plant based medicine. She has led international expeditions to the Amazon and Andes, Madagascar and Papua New Guinea, and has traveled to regions for study and research like Peru, Central America and Mexico. An environmentalist and conservationist, she has strong missions of providing unique educational and research materials.
Amy is the Executive Director and Founder of Healing Seekers, a North Carolina based 501(c) 3 organization. Healing Seekers has a two- pronged mission of education and research. Established in 2006, the organization extensively films expeditions to isolated bio-diverse regions of the world. Footage is used to create unique educational videos for school systems, educational venues, and the general public.
She is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Natural Discoveries, Inc. On expeditions to some of the most remote areas in the world, Natural Discoveries collects specimens which are brought back into laboratories for analysis and for potential new pharmaceuticals and herbal/ botanical products. This is done in collaboration with indigenous healers and villages, as reciprocity and focus on conservation and sustainability practices is imperative. Present scientific collaborations include researchers affiliated with the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, at universities such as UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke , Virginia Tech and Georgetown.