Support Team

Comprised of senior members and of interns from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, our Support Team welcomes new members.

JML: Team Leader

Interests: Traveling, cooking, eating, sewing, yoga, tai chi, theater, friends & family

Occupation: Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
Food/culinary consulting

Location: Chicago area

Signature: Julie
Daughter of 4/4
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Certificate for Reversing Cognitive Decline for Coaches (FMCA)

NF52: Team Leader

Interests: Being a familiar part of our grandchildren’s lives; traveling with my husband, sociology and anthropology non-fiction; Irish and Scottish murder mysteries; support for those with traumatic brain injuries; clinical trials in ApoE 4; exploring Google Scholar rabbit holes on ApoE 4.

Occupation: Retired: former H.S. English teacher, special education administrator, traumatic brain injury project coordinator, and grad student at age 57.
Currently: Well-paid-in-kisses grandmother to a 5 and 8 year old.

Location: Eastern U.S.

Signature: 4/4 and still an optimist!

AKA: Senior Support Member

Interests: Travel, Hiking/Walking, Reading, Learning to eat/cook Keto’ish!, Playing Piano

Occupation: Functional Medicine Health Coach, Nurse, RIM facilitator/trainer, Tai Chi for Health Instructor

Location: Cleveland, OH

floramaria: Senior Support Member

Interests: Health and Wellness, Neuroplasticity, Creativity, Organic farming, Sustainable Communities, Nutrition, Positive Psychology , Hiking, Forest Bathing, Qigong and Tai Chi, Ornamental and Medicinal Plants , Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dancing

Occupation: Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
Certified ReCODE Practitioner
Certified Qigong Instructor

Location: Northern New Mexico

Signature: Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
IFM/ Bredesen Training in Reversing Cognitive Decline (March 2017)

Jenny BC: Senior Support Member

Interests: Outdoors and Nature, Gardening – food, flowers, medicine
Learning new things and reading – especially medical mysteries
Trying to solve medical mysteries

Occupation:Functional Medicine Health Coach – FMCHC
National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Naturopathic Doctor – ND

Lidaz: Intern

Interests: Yoga, scuba diving, puzzles, reading and learning. I’ve recently rediscovered the joy of knitting which my grandmother taught me when I was a child. It was her way of practicing mindfulness long before we ever understood the term or the benefits!

Occupation: Functional Medicine Health Coach 

Location: London, UK

lucytownsend: Intern

Interests: My family, Helping People in Need, Tennis, Functional Medicine, Cycling, Clean Eating, Organic Gardening, Laughter, Time Spent On Any Body Of Water, Historic Architecture / Design, Travel, Sleep, True and Meaningful Relationships.

Occupation: Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
Specialize in working with cognitively impaired to reverse memory loss and improve activities of daily living.
ReCODE Certified
Former Physical Therapist, Masters in Counseling

Location: Purcellville, Virginia

msdorney: Senior Support Member

Interests: Pilates, Hiking, Gardening, Dogs

Occupation:Functional Medicine Health Coach – FMCHC September 2020
National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
FMCA Reversing Cognitive Decline Module Completion
Certified Pilates Instructor

nerdymel23: Intern

Interests: Vegetable gardening, science, technology, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune conditions, and breath health.

Occupation: Board Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach
Certified Wahls Protocol Health Coach
Certified ReCODE Health Coach
ED, Support Fibromyalgia Network

NoNotMe: Intern

Interests: I love being outside and enjoy playing tennis, bike riding along with long lazy days on the beach. Enjoying family and friends is always something I look forward to!

Occupation: I’m a Yoga Teacher and Breath Coach, a Functional Medicine Health Coach and Integrative Nutritionalist.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

RAJ64: Senior Support Member

Interests: I am a lifelong learner who enjoys organic gardening, outdoor activities in nature, rebounding for fitness, holistic self-care, and whole food cooking including the challenge of cooking for special diets. Sharing love of learning with my grandchildren and being the fun grandma also gives me a lot of pleasure. 😀

Occupation: Registered Nurse (BSN, RN)
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (2019)

Location: Northeast USA

Signature: RAJ64, BSN, RN Intern
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Sara: Senior Support Member

Interests: Frolicking with my family, gardening, oil painting, reading, exercising

Occupation: Present… Functional Medicine Coaching Academy Candidate. Past… Administrator and consultant for physician practices and hospitals.

Location: Between PA and FL


Signature: Certified ReCODE Practitioner/Health Coach
MBA, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Supporting loved one diagnosed with AD

Sara Barthel: Intern

Interests: Nutrition, cooking, being outdoors in nature, yoga, running, coffee

Occupation: Functional nutritionist and functional medicine certified health coach

Location: Texas Hill Country

Interests: Wife, mom and friend who loves spending time with family and friends. I especially like to do this outdoors. I am a health food enthusiast who enjoys trying new foods and recipes, loves playing tennis, SUP boarder and warm weather lover who tries really hard to embrace the winter months 🙂

Occupation: I am a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach at SeaChange Health Coaching. I use the principles of Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition to educate and empower my clients to design a lasting health and wellness path. As a coach my passion focuses on:
Utilizing evidence-based, modifiable lifestyle strategies that include exercise/movement, sleep, support of healthy eating habits, meditation and relationships to help clients address and synthesize short and long term wellness goals.

slacker: Senior Support Member

Interests: Cooking, eating, yoga, bicycling, reading fiction. Reluctantly eating fish and shrimp. Currently helping 2 Tibetan monks with their English.

Occupation: physician assistant

Location: Kentucky

Signature: E4/E4