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About Our Faculty

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Jason A. Duprat, MBA, MSA, APRN, CRNA

Founder & Instructor

Jason is a serial entrepreneur, nurse anesthetist, and nurse corps naval officer. He founded, operated, and later sold his ketamine therapy practice to focus on helping clinicians start and grow their own practices. He is the founder & lead instructor of the Ketamine Academy, and the founder & co-instructor of the IV Therapy Academy.  Jason is also the creator and host of the popular Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast, a podcast devoted to inspiring, motivating, and educating healthcare professionals on their quest to become successful healthcare business owners. Jason is passionate about helping other healthcare professionals find true freedom and happiness through entrepreneurship. In his spare time, he enjoys weight training, spending time on the water with his family, and helping his church LIVE stream their service. ​ Education and Training​ - West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Master of Business Administration, 2019 - Barry University, Master of Science in Anesthesiology, 2014 - University of Central Florida, Accelerated Second Degree BSN, 2009.  - Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Management, 2005. National Certifications/Training - American Heart Association - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) - Basic Life Support (BLS) Emergency Nurses Association - Trauma Nurse Course Curriculum - National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians - Tactical Combat Casualty Care - Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute - Combat Casualty Care Course - American Association of Critical Care Nurses - CCRN​​ - Navy Reserve Unit Management Course      Professional Associations - Psychedelic Medicine Association - Military Officers Association - American Association of Nurse Anesthetists - Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists - American Nurses Association - National Nurses in Business Association - Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

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Paul Colligan, DNP, APRN, CRNA, PHN


Paul earned his Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Masters of Nursing from the University of Minnesota. He has an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong interest in breaking down complex situations and creating workable solutions, which constantly drives him to think outside the box. In addition to owning a successful ketamine clinic in Minnesota, he provides professional anesthesia services for his own group, West-Pacific Anesthesia, and another private anesthesia group in Minnesota. Paul’s knack for teaching and engaging with students to optimize their learning experience has been his signature teaching approach, giving him high reviews from students. Even though he does a lot of educating, he feels he is taught every day by learning more from his students and patients. When he isn’t working hard, you will find Paul playing hard, spending time with his family, traveling with his wife and five kids to the ocean, diving, surfing, fishing, or somewhere in the mountains hiking or camping. Additionally, he enjoys playing with one of their two dogs and keeping them away from the chickens, working out/running and endurance training, reading about human optimization and biohacking.  ​ Education and Training - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2015 - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Masters of Nursing, 2008 - Portland State University, Portland, OR, Bachelor of Science  - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Bachelor of Science - Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN, Bachelor of Science National - Certifications/Training American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support  - Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support  - Basic Life Support  - Neonatal Resuscitation Program - Infant Resuscitation/Stabilization Program ​ Professional Associations - American Association of Nurse Anesthetists - Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists - Minnesota APRN Coalition - American Nurses Association - Society of Physician Entrepreneurs - American Society of Ketamine Providers

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Brittany Mitchell

Marketing Instructor for Clinic Owners & Marketing Coach

Brittany is an Online Certified Marketing Professional (OMCP®) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Old Dominion University. A ten-year veteran of the digital marketing field, she has worked with both local and global organizations to scale their businesses. She now uses her marketing expertise to provide clients with coaching and consulting services that assist them in growing their companies.

About Our Advisory Board Member

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Jessica Shepley, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC,

Advisory Board Member

Since 2016, Jessica has worked in psychiatry, administering ketamine infusions as a certified registered infusion nurse and a dual-board certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner. Jessica brought her caring nature from her Pediatric Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Intensive Care background to a severely underserved patient population in mental health. To meet the high demands of the crisis in mental health, Jessica’s passion led her to become a ketamine specialist through her dual degrees. In 2020 Jessica helped co-found Cornerstone Psychiatric Care, which utilizes ketamine and Esketamine (Spravato) to treat various psychiatric conditions. Jessica has the privilege of combining all her knowledge in intensive care, infusion care, psychiatry, and family medicine to treat patients holistically.  Recognizing that there was an unmet need for ketamine providers to understand how to reduce the cost of treatment, she helped co-found Focal Point in 2022. She and the other Focal Point co-founders continue to help enable other affordable treatment practice.  She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists & Practitioners (ASKP), The American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and the Infusion Nurses Society. Jessica is also a board member for the Ketamine Taskforce. In joining the Advisory Board for Ketamine Academy, Jessica provides expert viewpoints on patient care, education, and the application of implementing ketamine therapy to other practices. Her experience as both a medical provider and administrator allows other professionals to see through a unique lens in addressing larger system-based issues. Certifications - American Nurses Credentialing Center / Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHN-BC) - American Nurses Credentialing Center / Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNP-BC) - Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation, INCC / Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI®)

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Dr. Marc Ettensohn, Psychiatrist, MD

Advisory Board Member

Marc Ettensohn, MD graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency program at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He also completed an ECT fellowship at Emory University and an administrative fellowship at the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and served as an ambassador and committee member for The Board. He specializes in intravenous and intranasal ketamine for treatment-resistant anxiety, depressive disorders, and many other psychiatric conditions. He is the founder and CEO of Cornerstone Psychiatric Care, which frequently utilizes ketamine therapy. Concerned with access to care for psychedelic medicine, he co-founded Focal Point Virtual Group, Inc. to help psychedelic practices expand access to care while allowing providers to maintain full autonomy. Dr. Ettensohn is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), The Florida Psychiatric Society, the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, & Practitioners (ASKP), and the Ketamine Taskforce, for which he serves on the Research Committee.  He has co-authored several peer-reviewed papers in the medical literature describing the use of ketamine for psychiatric disorders, such as Advances in Psychedelic Medicine: State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Applications and The Rise of Ketamine in Clinical Practice. Serving on the Advisory Board for Ketamine Academy, Dr. Ettensohn brings a wealth of knowledge providing expert opinion and advice on the advancement of ketamine therapy. Dr. Ettensoh also has key insight into educating professionals in various specialties offering ketamine therapy services that expand his reach in helping more patients. Certifications - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

About Our Guest Lecturers

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Guest Lecturer

Amy LaValla earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota. But even before this, she has been passionate about caring for people’s mental health needs and working with them to improve and maintain functioning. She is continuously looking for opportunities to help shape and guide policies and practice as well as seeking out new information to help this underserved population. She has also education about complementary practices to further support the health and well being of her clients. In addition to psychiatry, her practices include integrative therapies of acupressure, aromatherapy, and Reiki. Amy has worked for over 20 years with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health needs.  She has worked in a variety of settings including in client homes, outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities, correctional facilities, and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.  She is passionate about education and client care. In addition to working as a clinician, she serves as an educator, clinical supervisor, and is a member of several advisory boards. When not working or seeking out opportunities for personal and professional growth, Amy spends her time gardening, reading, snorkeling, diving, fishing, camping, and spending time with her family, dogs, and fish. Education and Training - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Doctor of Nursing. Practice with Minor in Integrative Therapies, 2015 - Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing National Certifications/Training - American Heart Association - Basic Life Support - Crisis Prevention Institute - Verbal Intervention - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention with Advanced Physical Skills - Usui Reiki Level II Professional Associations - American Association of Nurse Practitioners - American Psychiatric Nurses Association - Society of Physician Entrepreneurs - Minnesota APRN Coalition - American Nurses Association

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Glenn Hartelius, PhD 

Guest Lecturer

An innovator in the development and application of tools to develop exceptional leadership skills, based on the psychology of the whole person. He is an internationally known scholar in transpersonal psychology. In his own research, he has developed a novel, pragmatic way of describing attention and states of consciousness that reflects direct inner experience yet can be measured and described in terms that simplify access to quiet meditation, clear focus, and leadership presence. Dr. Hartelius founded and chairs the online PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, CA, where he serves as Associate Professor. He is also co-author of The Ketamine Papers, a presentation of scientific evidence for ketamine as an adjunct to psychotherapy and as a novel therapy for treatment-resistant depression, and co-editor of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, the first professional handbook for this subdiscipline focused on the psychology of the whole person.  Education and Training - California Institute of Integral StudiesCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) East-West Psychology, 2009 Certifications - American Psychological Association - Division 32 Carmi Harari Early-Career Award Professional Associations - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies - California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) - American Psychological Association - International Transpersonal Association

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