About Us

Our Mission Is Simple — To Partner With Our Patients!

Practical Healing’s ultimate goal is to co-create rhythms and habits to achieve the highest expression of health with equal importance placed on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. This is accomplished by engaging in a therapeutic partnership and equipping patients with the tools and support required to make meaningful and sustainable life changes. We desire to serve our community by creating excellent functional medicine care accessible and affordable. The Practical Healing team strives to provide functional medicine care through a team-based approach in a family-oriented setting. Through robust education and the practical application of functional medicine principles, we desire to develop a community where health is valued and healing is possible.

PARTNER

Functional Medicine Practitioners

Sarah Cawley, PA-C, IFMCP

Functional Medicine Practitioner

Sarah believes that healing is possible when you honor the entire person and their unique story. It has been her privilege to walk alongside her patients helping to co-create their wellness journey.

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Sarah has 15 years of experience as a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant and has spent the majority of her career in Emergency Medicine. She has always had an interest in health and wellness, but a diagnosis of Breast Cancer turned her personal interest into a passionate search for what truly defines our health. This led her to the field of Functional Medicine and she is now on mission to share her experience with others. She completed her formal Functional Medicine training at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, and in 2019 became certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her family. 

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Logan Kwasnicka, PA-C, IFMCP

Functional Medicine Practitioner

Logan is passionate about walking alongside her patients on their journey to improving overall health and wellness. Her functional medicine journey began when she experienced firsthand the impact of nutrition, stress management, sleep prioritization, and movement on physical and mental health. Logan’s life mission is to help others facilitate meaningful lifestyle transformations with a focus on longevity, mobility, energy, passion, and purpose.

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She completed her undergraduate education in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University and then earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Mount Union University. After becoming a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant, she spent the first few years of her career in emergency medicine. Logan then trained at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and became certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2019.

She enjoys spending time with her husband Josh, her son Isaac, and their two golden retrievers Odin and Penny. Logan and Josh enjoy traveling, hiking, cooking together, and spending time with their families.

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George Schatz, MD

Medical Director

Dr. George Schatz is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician certified in Functional Medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine and has completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.

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Administrative Team

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Addison Hicks

Administrative Assistant
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Addison graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Psychology. She has a passion for helping others and is the friendly voice on the other end of the line when you call the office. She is here to ensure that your patient onboarding experience is smooth and that you remain connected to our team and informed of our current events! Addison is a devoted mother and wife and loves spending quality time with her family and friends.

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Elizabeth Nicholson

Business Coordinator & Wellness Collective Liaison
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Elizabeth Nicholson loves the details! Marketing, accounting, and communication are a few of the areas she enjoys navigating.
Elizabeth has a deep appreciation for nutrition, movement, and the vision of the Practical Healing Center. She has seen firsthand how integrating function medicine principles has improved her own health.

When not working, Elizabeth can be found meeting with her planner group, puttering in the garden, and spending time with her family. She has been married for almost 33 years and has three adult children.

Nutrition Professionals

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Jeanne Givelekian

Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Holistic Chef
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Jeanne Givelekian is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Holistic Chef, and CEO of Purposeful Eats, LLC. Her love for whole, unprocessed food has inspired her to prepare nutritious and delicious meals and engage in a healthy lifestyle to overcome personal health issues. Her discovery of what you eat and the effect on the body is the foundation behind her passion to educate others towards better health. Jeanne offers in-person and online cooking classes for adults and students to build culinary skills, proper food preparation techniques, enhance food knowledge and create delicious, healthy dishes.
Jeanne has used her nutritional background and culinary skills as a Wellness Coach, Personal Private Chef, and Corporate Chef. Her years of experience in public speaking and leadership have given her opportunities to work with mom’s groups, homeschool groups, after-school programs, ministry organizations, and community events such as the Akron Home and Garden Show.

Jeanne and her husband Keith share a love of food, travel, outdoor activities, and hot, sunny weather. Life is full enjoying their 3 children, family, friends, and serving in their church.

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Gina Jones - MS, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian
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Gina Jones is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition. Gina holds a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and is both academically and professionally trained from Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. Through healing her own health struggles with autoimmune diseases, thyroid disease, and common health issues; Gina has found her passion for practicing Functional Medicine Nutrition.

Gina has successfully improved patient vitality and health through functional medicine and a patient-centered approach to help patients overcome thyroid dysfunction, hormone imbalance, and autoimmune diseases,

as well as obtain optimal health through nutrition.

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Lindsay Malone MS, RD, CSO, LD

Registered Dietician
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Lindsay Malone is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Xavier University and MS in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Her decade of experience in healthcare and education includes advanced practice at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, where she most recently practiced within the Center for Functional Medicine as well as teaching at CWRU Medical and Dental Schools. Lindsay’s approach to nutrition is individualized and evidenced-based. She believes that nutrition does not stand alone as a lifestyle determinant of health but is influenced by other factors, including genetics, the microbiome, stress, exercise, sleep, mindfulness, culture, and life experiences. The ideal diet for each person will take into account and address all of these factors for a personalized and realistic nutrition strategy.

Lindsay’s guiding philosophy for personal wellness is – good health is a lifelong journey, not a destination.

Lindsay is also mom to 3 and wife to Dan – she enjoys cooking (surprise, surprise), running and spending time with her family.

HEALTH COACHING TEAM

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Kim Lukens

Certified Health Coach
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Kim is a Certified Health, Emotional Intelligence, and Therapeutic Art Coach and Podcast Host. Her excitement for wellness began during her own health journey with an auto-immune disease and discovering the whole-self change that is achievable with the partnership of nutrition, self-care, and mindset. She is passionate about teens feeling seen and heard, recognizing that “healthy” looks different for everyone, and helping them discover their unique strengths. She has worked for the past three years in group workshops with teen girls and offers online and in-person group and private sessions for teens and adults

Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and their three daughters finding unique ways to give back. She is passionate about her faith, dinner conversations, and a good cup of coffee, creative art, and seeing the “lightbulb moment” in others.

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Allison Occkial

Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach
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Allison is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Holistic Nutritionist, and Personal Fitness Trainer. She is originally from San Diego and has been working in the health & wellness field since 2008. She started her own business, Finesse Fitness, in 2012, offering both virtual and in-person services. She works with clients from all over the U.S., providing fitness training, nutrition counseling, and holistic health coaching.

Her specialties include working with women who struggle with chronic stress, low energy, hormone imbalances, and thyroid and adrenal health issues. She believes in helping others reclaim their body and their health from a holistic, inside-out approach. Through a personalized and sustainable approach, clients are able to look, feel and function at their personal best.

She is based out of Cleveland, Ohio, and currently works with clients all over the U.S. She has specialized training and experience in Functional Holistic Nutrition, Functional Medicine Health Coaching, Mind-Body Wellness, Holistic Clean Living, and Corrective Exercise.

To work with Allison, please contact her at:

allisonbergstromfitness@yahoo.com

Visit her website http://www.finessefitnesswithallison.com

Follow on Social Media: @wellnesswithally, Facebook @finessefitnesswithallison

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Melanie Schvartz, NBC-HWC, FMCHC

Health coach

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Melanie is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. After seeing her and her family’s health transformed by the power of food and functional medicine, Melanie was inspired to help others learn about the power of what’s on their plate. She loves to help clients understand the interconnectedness of physical health, stress, food, movement, sleep, and most importantly: joy, fun, and creativity. Melanie’s favorite aspect of coaching is watching clients come to understand the power they have over their health outcomes, and partnering with them to incorporate changes that are simple, sustainable, and fit into their life rhythms. Melanie loves the outdoors, all things creative, and snuggling with her six kids and a stack of books.

Melanie specializes in helping women, simplifying wellness, and cultivating joy. 

To work with Melanie please contact her at: 

melanie@redbridgewellness.com

 

HEALING SUPPORT TEAM

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Shawnda Boysel

Intercessory Educator
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Shawnda Boysel is a compassionate, warm, and insightful follower of Jesus, trained in prophetic, healing, and freedom ministries. Shawnda carries words of God’s love and affirmation that translate physical, spiritual, and emotional encouragement.

She is a staff member for Freedom weekends, in prison ministry by having supportive relationships with inmates and their families; serves on teams with her husband with Finding Freedom International, and in national Conference Prayer, Intercessor, and Prophetic teams.

She is a trained medical and chiropractic assistant who has served patients on one and educated many as a Business and medical practice representative. She has over 32 years of experience as a communicator, leader, and educator in all types of intercession, biblical lifestyle application, and character growth seminars to women and married couples. Shawnda and her husband Bob have been married 44 years, have 2 sons, a delightful daughter-in-law, and are the grateful grandparents of Zeke.

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Sue Radke

Life Coach
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Sue Radke has been in multiple and various ministries. She and her husband began ministry at Ohio State University with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. After 5 years they returned to Cleveland as associate pastor and youth ministry leaders. They then pioneered two nondenominational churches: Faith Bible Chapel and Strongsville Bible Fellowship. During those years she continued to disciple college students and women and was the speaker at many ladies’ conferences. She has also been leading ladies’ bible study groups for over 30 years. In 1990 she went on staff at Baldwin Wallace College for five years. After her five years with Baldwin Wallice, she became an intercessor with one other woman and prayed for fifteen years in the Old Stone Chapel at 7:30 AM every Tuesday morning. And they saw God bring revival to the college during those years.

Sue’s husband, Ken Radke, went to be with the Lord in 2003. Sue continued in ministry with discipling women, leading ladies’ Bible studies, and speaking at various events.

She is currently an affiliate staff with CRU and the Division of How to Take a City for Christ Through Discipleship. Sue continues to hold ladies’ bible studies, prayer meetings, and couples homegroups in her own home. She also meets with women one on one for spiritual counseling and disciplining. People call her a spiritual strategist.

Sue is a Registered Nurse presently working in pain management at Southwest General and the Surgery Center. Sue lost her 43-year-old son Pete in 2014 when he drowned in Lake Erie while saving a young girl. Sue has a son and two daughters-in-law currently living in Medina. She has eight grandchildren that she adores. She loves “Family” and has dinner every Sunday at her home.

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Mindy Wills, CT

Counselor
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Mindy Wills, CT completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and began her career in mental health working with clients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. Eventually, Mindy took time off to spend as a stay-at-home mom to her 2 children. As time passed, she began to feel she was being called and has passionately served in ministry for 13 years. She helped to found a thriving non-profit pregnancy and parenting support center and served as its Executive Director for almost 10 years. Mindy’s ministry experience has given her acute compassion for the emotional and spiritual pain people often experience, and a belief that we all in our own way are searching for hope, healing, and wholeness. People have always gravitated to Mindy for a listening ear, advice, and support. In order to become better equipped to minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of the people she encounters, several years ago Mindy began a graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Mindy’s approach to counseling blends her own personal experience of emotional and spiritual healing with the knowledge she has gained through serving in ministry and a broad understanding of counseling techniques. Mindy is currently completing her counseling internship with Moriah Counseling. She is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Practical Healing by providing compassion and support to those looking for someone to walk alongside them in their personal journey toward emotional and spiritual healing and health.

Mindy has limited appointments available on Wednesdays at Practical Healing.

Alternative days may be possible on a case-by-case basis.

Email Address
info@practicalhealingcenter.com
Phone
330-591-2444
Fax

330-302-1422

Location

1348 Sharon Copley Road
Wadsworth, OH 44281

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Hours

By Appointment Only

Mailing Address

PO BOX 62, Sharon Center OH, 44274

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