Ashley is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner who specializes in holistic and functional medicine for those with chronic illness. Ashley has worked extensively in Functional Medicine, Neurosurgery, Pain Management, Interventional Anesthesia, and Urgent Care.
Ashley is passionate about finding the root cause of a patient’s symptoms through Functional Medicine and has successfully healed herself and her family using its principles. As a practitioner she blends conventional and functional medicine to address chronic conditions, and teaches patients about mindset as an essential aspect to healing. Ashley treats children through adults experiencing conditions that include migraines, chronic pain and fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, autoimmune disorders, allergies, gut issues, adrenal and thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalance, anxiety and depression, and PANS/PANDAS.
Ashley attended LaSalle University, where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for nursing excellence. She is an active member of the Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, American Society of Pain Management Nursing, and is an associate member of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine.
Rebecca is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and has been working in Pediatrics for over 20 years. She has deep experience in helping families manage children’s complex chronic health conditions and enjoys blending the best of conventional and Functional Medicine to achieve long lasting vibrant health. At Arbor Health, Rebecca treats many conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD, gut and digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), Lyme Disease, and Autism. When faced with her own health challenges, Rebecca found Functional Medicine and was able to heal herself. Prior to Functional Medicine, she provided comprehensive pediatric primary care as well as spending several years working with families of children with chronic endocrine dysfunction through positions at Legacy Pediatrics and the University of Rochester. She earned a BS in Biology at the State University of New York, Brockport, NY, and a BS and MS of Nursing at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Rebecca has pursued advanced training in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine and professional continuing medical education conferences such as Integrative Medicine in Mental Health.
Jennifer is a DNP, board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner whose passions are healing, leading, and teaching others. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in neuro ICU and cardio-thoracic surgery and specializes in treating adrenal, thyroid and hormonal imbalances; Lyme disease; gut and digestive issues; PANS/PANDAS, anxiety and depression and more in both adult and pediatric populations.
Jennifer attended D’Youville College, Robert Morris University and Duke University. She is certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine and A4M. She is an experienced professor at the undergraduate and graduate levels - most recently at Georgetown University, and volunteers on the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Wellness Center and National Parkinson’s Foundation of Western NY. Jennifer is also a 500 hour certified yoga instructor and a U.S. patent holder. Her interests are ski patrol, medicinal gardening, hiking, SUP yoga and spending time on her farm with chickens, peacocks, and bees.
Dr. Zendi has been working in pediatrics and mental health for over 20 years. She works with children, adolescents and young adults, integrating her conventional medical background in pediatrics and psychiatry with more natural, holistic, and functional healing modalities to help people attain the highest level of health and wellness. She is particularly interested in nutrition and the gut-brain relationship in conditions like anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress-related conditions, and gut disorders like IBS. Dr. Zendi has a PhD in Nursing from the University of Rochester, NY, with a specialty focus in Adolescent Mental Health. Dr Zendi is board certified as both a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has completed advanced training in the following areas: Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Integrative Psychiatry through multiple Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conferences, and Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Zendi is a frequent presenter on topics related to pediatric Functional Medicine. To invite her to speak at your event, please contact us.
Suzanne is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner skilled at blending the best of conventional and holistic medicine. With over 20 years of experience, Suzanne is a brilliant medical detective who specializes in looking at the role of neurotransmitters, hormones, thyroid, stress response, immune function, gut health, toxins, and infectious triggers. She has deep experience treating conditions such as hormonal imbalance; adrenal and thyroid disorders; symptoms of peri and post menopause; chronic Lyme disease; chronic fatigue syndrome; auto-immune disorders; PANS/PANDAS, food, seasonal and environmental allergies; digestive issues including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and small intestine bacterial overgrowth; infertility; depression and anxiety. Prior to Arbor Health, Suzanne worked in a wide variety of care settings including community health, primary care, women's health and reproductive care, general pediatrics, acupuncture and oriental medicine, pain management, and comprehensive Functional Medicine spanning the full age range. She earned a BA Magna Cum Laude at Pennsylvania State University; BS in Nursing at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Accelerated Program Cum Laude; Master of Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute; and a Master in Nursing from University of Maryland School of Nursing Summa Cum Laude. Suzanne has studied through Functional Medicine University, A4M, ILADS Lyme Courses, Klinghardt Lyme Academy, International IV Nutrient Therapy, Pediatric Integrative Medicine Intensive, Neil Rouzier HRT Therapy Optimization, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Symposium, and many more continuing education integrative courses and symposiums.
A Child & Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience, Pamela specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties with children, drug and alcohol issues, parenting issues, and optimizing symptom management for individuals and families dealing with major mental illness. Pamela assists children and adults in healing, enhancing growth, family cohesiveness, and the ability to weather life's stressors. Pam can also provide Art Therapy which is particularly helpful when verbal communication is difficult. Her work has been described as engaging, playful, interactive, humorous, and gentle. She received her masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 1992.
Corey is a Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Health Coach, Neurofeedback Specialist and Chiropractic Physician with a passion for helping patients on their healing journey. With a strong background in customer service, he uses his clinical and organizational super-powers to make sure that all of our patients are moving through their programs efficiently and are getting their needs met between visits. Corey is fascinated by the connections between body and brain health. Using his clinical knowledge of neurology and physiology, he loves to help patients achieve their health goals through Neurofeedback and Functional Medicine. Corey earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York College of Chiropractic and a BS in Exercise Science and Sport Psychology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.
Jackie is a Clinical Health Coach, Chiropractic Physician, and Registered Nurse who specializes in children with complex chronic conditions including Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), Lymes Disease, and the biomedical treatment of Autism. Prior to Arbor Health, Jackie honed her functional medicine skills while practicing as a chiropractor who specializes in the care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including Autism, SPD and ADD. She believes that the body is a whole, interconnected system and that physical medicine (chiropractic) and functional medicine go hand in hand. Jackie graduated from New York Chiropractic College and achieved her specialized certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is currently pursuing additional training through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Jackie has 2 young daughters that she keeps healthy with chiropractic adjustments and supplements.
Karin is a Functional Nutritionist, National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and an ICF Professional Certified Coach. She is incredibly passionate about holistic health and optimizing life so that people can experience life in a most joyful and confident way possible. When it comes to healing, Karin takes a powerful two-pronged approach. She uses functional medicine as a foundation to address the root cause of dysfunction in the body and couples that with proven coaching techniques to support her clients in transforming from default habits to unlocking their highest potential and creating new normals for themselves.
Lisa is passionate about helping patients of all ages overcome their day-to-day obstacles and take charge of their health. As a Clinical Health Coach, she specializes in issues related to stress, gut dysbiosis, hormone imbalance, thyroid disorders and complex childhood mental health conditions including Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), Lymes Disease, and the biomedical treatment of Autism. Prior to Arbor Health, Lisa had over 20 years of experience as a registered nurse in a wide variety of settings including internal medicine, cardiology, hematology, oncology, geriatrics, gynecology & obstetrics and as a school nurse. After struggling for years with her own children’s health concerns, she finally found resolution using Functional Medicine and wants to help others find the same success. Lisa is a certified Nutrition Counselor through the Functional Nutrition Lab. We are thrilled to have her join our team.
Lori is a Neurofeedback Specialist and seasoned Integrative Health Coach who specializes in children with complex chronic conditions including Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), Lymes Disease, and the biomedical treatment of Autism. Lori found Functional Medicine after her son was diagnosed with severe Autism at age 2 and she was told he would never be able to function in society. After applying Functional Medicine principles and neurofeedback, he is now on the honor roll, runs track, and has lots of friends in mainstream high school. She uses her education and personal experience to gently guide and educate families working on nutrition and lifestyle changes and can help with 100,001 strategies for getting your picky kids to expand their horizons. Other areas of expertise include dietary supplements, navigating Medicaid Self-Direction, and school supports. Lori also has extensive experience in QEEG brain mapping and neurofeedback treatment. She is a wealth of information and families find her recommendations and resources invaluable. Lori was trained through Epidemic Answers and Braincore Neurofeedback.
Kelly is a Clinical Health Coach & Marketing Communications Specialist who is dedicated to supporting patients on the path to wellness through coaching and creation of patient education resources. Her practical approach helps individuals and families adopt meaningful and realistic healthy practices. A mom of three, Kelly understands both the challenge and importance of instilling healthy habits in young people. Kelly is certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has been a health coach for over ten years. She was drawn to join Arbor Health after witnessing how functional medicine helped members of her own family. In addition to working directly with patients, Kelly creates helpful patient education resources, classes, and content to enhance the patient experience.
Amber is Dr. Zendi's business partner and manages Arbor Health. She has been an entrepreneur in biotechnology and healthcare for over 20 years. Amber started her career as a molecular biologist working on the Genome Project and went on to earn an MBA and start her first genomic health company, NanoString Technologies, during graduate school. NanoString's technology is now at the heart of many molecular diagnostic products and is used in most top biomedical labs around the world. In 2011, Amber moved into revolutionizing healthcare delivery to make it more accessible for people by launching Urgent Care Online in the United States through Carena (now American Well). Amber has a passion for Functional Medicine because she has used it to heal her family and likes that it addresses the root cause of disease by combining her early work in systems biology with common sense nutrition, lifestyle changes, as well as the very best of clinical medicine. Amber is also a Braincore Certified Neurofeedback Specialist and works with patients on building resilience and optimal brain health.
Susan is our Clinical Intake Coordinator and is the first point of contact for new patients at Arbor Health. She ensures that new patients understand our approach and feel welcomed on their healing journey with us. Sue has twenty-five years of customer service experience in the medical and health related fields and has a kind and caring communication style. With a bachelor's degree from Cornell, she is excited to be a part of a healthcare team who share the common goal of helping people find true healing through Functional Medicine.
Elena is our Medical Secretary who helps keep the trains running on time by calling to remind you of appointments and when labs are due. She makes sure supplements are in stock and is instrumental in keeping back office operations running smoothly.
Our therapy dog, Tucker, takes his job seriously and greets all visitors with enthusiasm and joy. He can be found alternately napping on the job or bringing guests his toys to show his delight with their visit.
The Arbor Health team is highly trained clinicians, health coaches, clinical operations specialists, and many other people who care deeply about patient experience and wellness from the inside out. We are looking for experienced Nurse Practitioners, Health Coaches, Licensed Mental Health Professionals, and other related wellness practitioners to join our team. Are you ready to recreate the healthcare experience from the ground up?