The Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors.

The Officers and Board Members are:

President: Kirk Bashaw, ND
President Emeritus: Joan Vandergriff, ND
Vice President: James D. Jenks, ND
Treasurer: Jackie Pinkham, ND

Additional Board Members

Kirk Bashaw, N.D.


Kirk Bashaw has been involved in natural health for much of his adult life. Kirk is a Senior National Manager with Nature’s Sunshine Products due to his partnership in Bashaw Life Center. Kirks calls Fairport, New York home, but travels often to work in the Richmond, Virginia Office his parents opened some 30 years ago.Through many years of study Kirk has attained his certificate in Nutritional Counseling and his Doctor of Naturopathy from Trinity College of Natural Health. Kirk is also a Voice Bio Sound Therapist.

Jackie Pinkham, N.D.
Vice President, Treasurer


Jackie Pinkham is a Senior National Manager with Nature’s Sunshine. She has been in the natural health field for over 40 years. Jackie is a certified iridologist, herbalist and traditional naturopath.With her years of dedication to the concept of freedom of choice in health care, she gladly accepted her position with Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation.

Karen Stene Finch, C.N.H.P., C.N.C, Herbalist
Board Member


Protecting our natural health and freedom has always been important to our family. We began farming organically over 50 years ago, on the farm homesteaded by our great grandparents. As children, our parents set a great example of being aware and actively being a part of protecting our freedom.

I personally am very grateful for the pioneers before us and now the people who work diligently to continue Health Freedom. It’s important that we are a team because there are strength in numbers. I love being a part of this team.

I was so excited to find Nature’s Sunshine Products over 40 years ago! It has been an adventure of learning, sharing, growing and being part of a huge family of, “people helping people”. Along this journey I have been able to complete my Certified Natural Health Professional, Certified Nutritional Consultant, and presently completing my Master Herbalist.

I love living life, enjoying God‘s beautiful creation. Photography is one way I can share many of the beautiful moments I get to enjoy. I love the outdoors and will always be a country girl. Traveling is a favorite hobby. I enjoy time with my 3 daughters in Montana; April Sunshine, Ashley Dawn, Amber Jeannine. And what a joy it is to have Grand Children who I dearly love.

Sharing natural health has been a gift to me, my family, friends, and clients. I find it rewarding to hear and see when others enjoy healthy results. There is so much to be enjoyed in this life and we need our health to do it.

Thank you for being a part of Sunshine Health Freedom as we continue our important work. May God Bless You Richly.

Karen Stene Finch C.N.H.P., C.N.C, Herbalist

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

-Ronald Regan