- Joseph Shaw Jones, MD
- Ehsan Arani
- Lucille Jackson-Ball, CMT, CST
- Jacques de Broekert, M.Ed., CPT
- Janet Cerutti
- Bonnie Coberly, CHC
- Christopher A. Dail, DDS
- Carol Ann Damon, RN
- Carole Ewens
- Peter J. Ewens
- Keri Fiocchi, CMT
- Randy Gooch
- Katelyn Hammill, RDH
- Craig P. John, DC
- Donna C. King, B.S., C.M.T.
- Deborah "Max" Maxwell
- Terri Novak
- Teresa Owens
- Robin Ann Ridinger, MD, DABFM, ABIHM
- Muddassir Rizwan, BSN, RN
- Eugene Spence, Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac.
- Lori Thomasson
- Melissa Thomasson
Joseph Shaw Jones, MD
Medical Director, Substance Abuse, Cancer Program
Board Certified Addiction Medicine
Board Certified Internal Medicine
Joseph Shaw Jones, MD is the medical director for Natural Horizons' integrative substance abuse program, Horizons of Hope. He also oversees the integrative cancer care program, which includes IPT (Insulin Potentiation Therapy). Dr. Jones was Board Certified in Addiction Medicine in 2004. He is experienced in ambulatory detoxification from drugs and alcohol and the medical management of symptoms withdrawal.
Dr. Jones also provides internal medicine services at Natural Horizons, specializing in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and high blood pressure. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Jones graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1984. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at Wake Forest University Medical Center, and practiced as a gastroenterologist for 10 years. He is also a member of the American College for the Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).
Dr. Jones provides the following services at Natural Horizons:
- Cancer treatment (low-dose chemotherapy)
- I.V. Chelation therapy
- Substance Abuse/ chemical dependency treatment
- Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- General Internal Medicine
* Thyroid disease
* Chronic fatigue syndrome
Ehsan Arani has over 30 years of medical experience and joined Natural Horizons in 2003. He is a medical assistant in the infusion services lab at Natural Horizons and helps care for patients in our comprehensive cancer therapy program.
Ehsan has a wealth of training and experience in both the conventional and holistic fields of medicine and brings a true integrative approach to Natural Horizons. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in Tehran, and graduated from the Homeopathy College of Cananda and the Toronto Institute of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
Lucille Jackson-Ball, CMT, CST
Massage Therapist and Cranial Sacral Therapist
Lucille Jackson-Ball is one of the newest members of the Natural Horizons team. She is a certified cranial sacral therapist and certified massage therapist who works with a variety of patients and support the Comprehensive Cancer Care program.
Lucille has had a passion for holistic living for nearly 25 years. In 2009 she transitioned from a career as a full time musician to a role as a healer and therapist. She obtained her certification as a massage therapist from the Shenandoah Valley School of Therapeutic Massage and her certification in cranial sacral therapy from the Upledger Institute. Lucille has always believed that the body knows how to heal itself and she is passionate about helping her patients achieve optimal health.
Lucille continues to pursue her musical interests part time, teaching piano and guitar several times per week and performing with her husband. She is a Virginia native and enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with her three children and grandchild.
Jacques de Broekert, M.Ed., CPT
Horizons of Hope Program Director, Clinician
Jacques de Broekert, M.Ed., CPT is the Program Director and Clinician for the Horizons of Hope intensive out-patient treatment program located within the offices of Natural Horizons Wellness Center. Additionally, he maintains a private psychotherapist practice in Reston, Virginia where he specializes in individual, couples and family psychotherapy with an emphasis in addiction treatment, eating disorders and disordered eating patterns, and obesity related issues.
With over 8 years experience as a clinician Jacques has learned that it is never easy to find effective treatment for multiple problems and so he uses many different tools to treat individuals and their conditions. He is a graduate of George Mason University specializing in Cognitive and Solution Focused therapy. Among his areas of expertise are:
*Eating Disorders (Bulimia Nervousa and compulsive eating)
In addition, Jacques has conducted educational presentations to large and midsized corporations on topics ranging from healthy lifestyle choices, exercise, eating disorders, eating and dietary changes, sports psychology, motivational presentations, and healthy cooking.
Jacques is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. His treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. He regularly incorporates meditation, inner visionary therapies, and faith based approaches to his practice depending upon client needs. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
Jacques has seen that physical well-being is very dependent upon having a strong and healthy body. He has always used exercise as a bridge to improving a client’s life. He began working as a fitness instructor in 1981 and has been incorporating personal training in his therapy model since beginning private practice. He has been certified as a personal trainer since 1994. He trains clients in their homes and in area gyms.
Jacques is very active in a variety of sports including martial arts, boxing, and tennis. He maintains a strict adherence to a philosophy of personal fitness leading to overall personal wellness. He believes that a healthy lifestyle is a reflection of how we live our lives. For him fitness is a state of being both physically and mentally healthy and balanced.
*George Mason University, M.Ed. Counseling and Development
*Georgia Southern University, BS Recreation Administration
*Marymount University, A.S. Nursing (partial completion)
Certifications & Awards:
*American Counsel on Exercise, *Certified Personal Trainer
*Fitour, Advanced Personal Trainer Certification
*International Fitness Association, Personal Trainer Certification
*International Fitness Association, Senior Fitness Instructor
*International Fitness Association, Sports Nutritionist Certification
*American Multiple Sclerosis Society, Certified Aquatics Instructor
*American Arthritis Foundation, Certified Aquatic Exercise Instructor
*American Red Cross, 25 year volunteer
Sigma Chi Iota National Honor Society
Professional Activities and Memberships:
*American Counseling Association, Member
*National Eating Disorders Society, Member
*Academy For Eating Disorders, Member
*American College of Sports Medicine, Member
*World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine, Member
*American College of Health Care Executives, Member
Janet joined the Natural Horizons team in 2012 with a significant experience in medical office management. As a medical coordinator, she helps to coordinate the daily activity of our busy office, including answering phones, assisting patients, scheduling appointments, and assisting our growing medical staff.
Janet worked and lived in upstate New York for 24 years before moving to Cancun, Mexico where she owned and ran a restaurant for 5 years. She moved back to Brooklyn, where she spend more than 5 years managing a chiropractic office with multiple therapists. While working there, she gained knowledge of medical billing, insurance verification, EMR programs, scheduling, and general office procedures.
Janet moved to Virginia to be closer to her family. She has been married for 33 years, has 2 sons and will soon be adding a new daughter-in-law.
Bonnie Coberly, CHC
Certified Health Counselor
Bonnie Coberly is a Certified Health Counselor that received her certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University. As a holistic health counselor she has studied all the major dietary theories, such as macrobiotics, Ayurveda, low carbohydrate, low glycemic, raw foods and blood type diets.
In 2008, she founded Healthy Bites and Conscious Routes Wellness. Healthy Bites is an organic meal delivery service designed to make fresh, healthy food convenient for busy people. Healthy Bites prepares homemade meals featuring organic and local ingredients available for local pickup or home delivery. Conscious Routes Wellness provides a range of wellness services to individuals and corporations. Through her individual and corporate health coaching programs, Bonnie educates and inspires clients to choose whole and healthy foods that energize and support the body while helping them reach their health and wellness goals. Bonnie has worked in multiple areas of healthcare and wellness as a consultant for nonprofit organizations, schools, healthcare facilities, fitness centers and corporations.
Christopher A. Dail, DDS
Director of Integrative Dentistry, Biologic Dentist and Anesthesiology
Dr. Dail comes to Natural Horizons’ Biological Dental Department with over 24 years of dental experience, and brings a unique set of skills and experience to our dental team. Dr. Dail is an accomplished biological dentist with advanced training in Dental Anesthesiology and I.V. Sedation.
Dr. Dail received his undergraduate degree in Developmental Biology and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Dail graduated from Dental School at Georgetown University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Dail joined Natural Horizons’ Biological Dental Department because, as he states: “It gave me the opportunity to enhance my passion for providing holistic and biologic dental care to people who recognize its significance in achieving optimal wellness. Educating patients as to the intimate biologic connection between the oral cavity and the rest of the body and its functions, is perhaps one of the most important functions I perform. Once patients understand this, I can then perform my dental function in restoring them holistically to better health”.
Dr. Dail’s extensive training encompasses a full spectrum of dentistry including full mouth reconstruction, occlusion, oral surgery, implantology, endodontics, TMJ and restorative prosthetics.
As the Director of Natural Horizons Wellness Center’s Biological Dental Department, his focus is understanding and treating the extensive connections between the oral cavity and the overall health of the body. These connections include:
- Infections, periodontal gum disease, tooth abscesses, cavitational jaw infections and tonsils, which spread infections elsewhere in the body.
- Unhealthy, bio-incompatible dental materials including mercury, nickel palladium, aluminum, which lead to damage of cells and tissues.
- Tooth and jaw imbalances, which affect the structure of the head, neck and the rest of the body.
- Improper chewing and swallowing leading to chronic pain and poor digestion.
- Electrical interferences from metal restorations (electrogalvanic reactions) leading to interferences in the nervous system including the brain.
Dr. Dail was born and raised in Northern Virginia and lives in Fairfax with his wife Beth, and children, Gabrielle, Haley and Noah. He is also actively involved in a number of professional dentistry associations.
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Georgetown University School of Dentistry
Bachelors Degree, Virginia Commonwealth University
Carol Ann Damon, RN
Director of Infusion Services
Carol Ann has over 30 years clinical experience with a critical care background. Fifteen years ago, she embraced the world of alternative and biological medicine. She now manages the infusion department and Natural Horizons’ IPT cancer care program, along with other orthomolecular therapies.
Training and Education:
RN Licensure, Cleveland OH, 1979
IPT training in Arizona, 2000
Dental Department Administrator
Carole Ewens as Dental Department Administrator, has been a driving force behind the restructuring and growth of Natural Horizons’ Biological Dental program. Under Carole’s supervision the Department has grown nearly threefold in just two years. Carole is responsible for all patient related activity including patient relations, scheduling, treatment plan coordination, financial planning and hygiene recall.
Carole came to Natural Horizons with an extensive retail management background. Her retail career began with Bloomingdales, and then Raleighs, The Cosmetic Center and Victoria’s Secret, where she attained the position of Regional Manager. From there Carole joined her family’s home healthcare business, American Respiratory Associates, as its Office Manger for 16 years.
Carole has a simple philosophy in working with our patients/clients: “I learned a long time ago, that if you treat your customers with respect, and make them your highest priority each time you see them, they will be forever loyal to you and your company. This the entire staff carries out on a daily basis at Natural Horizons.”
Carole enjoys spending time with her family, her two Golden Retrievers, Cleo and Chloe, and loves antiquing, shopping for clothes with her daughter and visiting spas.
Peter J. Ewens
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pete is a dynamic entrepreneurial visionary who is proficient in creatively designing or redeveloping corporate concepts, business models and strategic planning for startup, emerging growth and turnaround companies. Under his professional leadership, Pete has started, developed and grown five successful companies in his career, including an INC 500 company, with Natural Horizons being his fifth.
Pete’s philosophy in business is that “everything begins and ends with the right people within the business.” He considers the current staff at Natural Horizons his “ultimate all-star team” made up of people not only dedicated to fulfilling their roles within the center, but who are also passionate about the center’s mission and philosophy with complete focus on the patient.
Under Pete’s guidance Natural Horizons has grown exponentially in its eleven-year history. The building process continues through the development of innovative new wellness programs that are dedicated to unique and underserved populations of consumers who are seeking new and better ways of treating their illness or condition. These new programs include:
- Comprehensive Cancer Care
- Biologic Dentistry
- Women’s Wellness
- Horizons of Hope, Substance Abuse
- Healthy Horizons, Weight Loss and Management
- Pain Management
- Lyme Disease (under development)
Pete is dedicated to his family in his off time, and enjoys tennis, cooking, reading and portrait painting.
Keri Fiocchi, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist
Keri Fiocchi is a certified massage therapist who also supports the chiropractic team at Natural Horzions. Keri is originally from Alabama and recently moved to the Northern Virginia Area. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Health Promotion and continued her education by attending one of the most prestigious Massage Therapy schools in the United States, Cortiva Institute in Tampa, FL. She is certified in Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy including Trigger Point and Tender Point treatment, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Sports Massage and Swedish Massage.
Keri’s respect of the human body and its capabilities are the driving factors behind her passion for massage therapy and treating her clients' issues. She is continuously learning new techniques and furthering her knowledge of the human body, and she has treated all body types and all fitness levels, many suffering with various medical conditions. She prides herself on treating all clients as individuals, specifically tailoring her massage techniques to fit the needs of each client therapeutically or just for relaxation.
Randy Gooch serves as the business administrator at Natural Horizons, where he ensures the operational integrity of the Center, and creates, develops and implements a comfortable, healing environment for all patients, customers and employees.
Randy comes to Natural Horizons from the DiLorenzo TRICARE Health Clinic-Pentagon, where he served as Assistant Chief of Administration for over 9 years. He was born in Oklahoma, but has had the privilege of living in 8 states as well Germany. Randy graduated from Houston Baptist University, securing Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance.
Katelyn Hammill, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Katelyn Hammill is a licensed dental hygienist in Virginia, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. She provides high quality hygiene services and support to the growing dental team at Natural Horizons. Katelyn began her studies as a dental assistant in Erie, PA and went on to study dental hygiene in Myrtle Beach, SC. She graduated in May 2012 from Horry Georgetown Technical College Phi Theta Kappa, having an Associates degree in sciences. Katelyn recently moved to November 2012 and in her free time she enjoys any activity outside, traveling and spending time with her family.
Craig P. John, DC
Dr. Craig John is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician whose integrative and holistic style of practice bring about true corrective change and balance to the body. A graduate of South Carolina State University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Sherman College of Chiropractic.
In addition to chiropractic, Dr.John brings extensive experience in nutrition, massage therapy, sport performance, corrective personal training, rehabilitation/therapeutics exercise program development, aquatic therapy, taping, strapping/bracing, custom orthotics, foot casting and molding, computerized muscle and range of motion testing, non-surgical spinal decompression and low intensity laser therapy.
Dr. John’s manipulation techniques include:
- Sacro Occipital Technique
- Toggle Recoil
- Charette (extremity adjusting)
- Geriatric and Pediatric Adjusting
Dr. John specializes in the treatment of:
- Chronic Pain Conditions
- Bulging/Herniated Discs
- Sciatica (leg pain)
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Spinal Stenosis
- Shoulder/Arm Pain
- Sports Injuries
Donna C. King, B.S., C.M.T.
Environmental Health Specialist, Bioenergetic Therapist
Specialty Areas include:
A Functional Health Evaluation is used to design comprehensive strategies incorporating naturopathic and homeopathic principles and bioenergetic techniques. Stressors are analyzed through the use of muscle function. This evaluation is not used as a medical diagnosis for disease identification. Health services are designed and delivered in order to manage stress, increase energy and optimize performance.
*Bachelor's Degree, Biology & Environmental Management, George Mason University, 1996
*Allergy Elimination Technique includes Ellen Cutler's BioSet and Pat Omiecinski's Metabolic Protocol for NAET, 2000
*Certified Massage Therapist, Board of Nursing in Virginia, 2002
*Touch for Health Instructor certification, 1977
*Potomac Massage Training Institute in 1985, Certificate
*Applied Physiology Certificate, 2006
Deborah "Max" Maxwell
Lead Dental Assistant, New Patient Coordinator
Deborah “Max” Maxwell, as lead Dental Assistant is responsible for the effective and efficient clinical operation of Natural Horizons’ Biological Dental Department. She insures that each procedure is carefully thought out and planned completely by the dental team, and then oversees to make sure that it is carried out according to the time schedules established, so that patients are seen on time and not kept waiting. In addition to the warm feelings our patients all have toward Max, they also see her as “the life of the party” through her exuberance and bubbly demeanor.
Max has a total of over 25 years in the dental field. Max began her career training in the United States Navy in 1982. She completed her military service in 1988, when she became a mother to her two children, and stayed at home to raise them for 8 years.
Max then returned to the work force in 1997 and has worked in a variety of dental practices in that 23 year span. Max is experienced or certified in dental radiography, orthodontics, TMJ, operative/restorative dentistry, periodontics, dental hygiene, acute oral diagnosis, cosmetic and emergency examinations and all aspects of dental laboratory procedures.
- Naval School of Dental Assisting and Technology
- Class A School – U.S. Navy – San Diego, California 1982
- Chemistry/Physics – Saint Leo College 1983
- Naval School of Dental Assisting and Technology
- Class C School – U.S. Navy – San Diego, California 1987
- CEREC 3D Training – Houston, Texas 2003
Max spends her off time with her son Stephen, daughter Alex and grandson Noah. She enjoys fishing, the outdoors and being around people.
Dental Insurance Coordinator
Terri Novak joined Natural Horizons Wellness Center in July 2012. She brings with her 14-years of dental administration experience including office management and insurance coordination. She has vast knowledge and skills in both areas.
Terri is a patient advocate with dental insurance companies and is always ready to help patients maximize dental insurance benefits in order for them to complete necessary dental treatment. She loves people and does a great job with accommodating patients’ busy schedules for appointments. Terri is adored by many and cares for each patient individually as her top priority. She is eager to help patients with any issue, whether a question is regarding treatment, billing, or procedures, Terri will always be able to answer the question or find the answer in a timely manner.
Terri was born and raised in Northern Virginia and lives in South Riding with her daughter Kendall. When she is not working, Terri enjoys time with family and friends or a good mystery novel.
Colon Hydrotherapy, Ion Detox Footbath Therapy
Teresa Owens is a certified colon hydrotherapist who also works with ion detox footbath therapy. She specializes in detoxification and weight loss. Her goal is to help effectively eliminate toxins from the body in a natural way so you can experience optimal health.
With the increasing exposure of toxins, petrochemical, heavy metals and other chemicals in the environment, a regular detoxification program including colon hydrotherapy and ion detox footbath therapy is beneficial to everyone. Colon Hydrotherapy, also referred to as colonics, is a therapeutic procedure that uses filtered water to gently cleanse the large intestine or colon. It helps remove accumulated waste, mucus, bacteria, gas, and other toxic matter by hydrating, softening, loosening and rinsing the walls of the colon. The Ion Detox Foot Bath gently detoxifies the body of pesticides, heavy metals, nicotine and other toxins through a unique and relaxing 30-minute foot treatment.
After cleansing the body it is equally important to help your body to rebuild healthy blood cells and boost the immune system. Teresa believes that when the body has been cleansed and rebuilt with healthy foods, the pounds melt away and we have the tools to ward off disease.
Robin Ann Ridinger, MD, DABFM, ABIHM
Holistic Family Medicine and Women's Health, Board Certified Family Medicine, Board Certified Integrative Holistic Medicine
Robin Ann Ridinger is a new addition to Natural Horizons integrative medical staff. She is a Board Certified Family Physician with 20 years of experience in outpatient family medicine. Her knowledge and experience with both conventional and holistic medicine make her an incredible addition to the Natural Horizons team.
Dr. Ridinger received her medical degree at the University of Iowa and completed her Family Medicine residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Holistic Medical Association.
Dr Ridinger embraces relationship-centered care which encourages individual’s uniqueness, needs, and insights into their health and wellbeing.
Dr. Ridinger has a broad scope of practice that includes:
- Optimization of Health: striving for the highest level of function which includes balancing physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual aspects creating a state of vitality and wellness that is much more than the presence or absence of disease.
- Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion: identifying and decreasing risks especially for diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Women’s Health and Wellness: including bio-identical hormone therapy.
- Acute and Chronic disease management: with medical and integrative treatments that relieve symptoms and seek out underlying causes.
- Integrative Medical treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Aesthetic and healthy skincare
Muddassir Rizwan, BSN, RN
Infusion Specialist, Registered Nurse
Muddassir Rizwan is a registered nurse and has 11 years of experience in the medical and health care field. He helps run the infusion services lab at Natural Horizons, primarily providing care to patients in our Comprehensive Cancer Care program. In addition to his current position at Natural Horizons, he also works at Washington Hospital Center, providing pre-op and post-op nursing care to critically ill patients in adult oncology, orthopedic, urology, gynecology, and plastic surgery.
Prior to his work at Washington Hospital Center and NHWC, Rizwan led the intravenous medical team at INOVA Fairfax. He also has a strong background in clinical research through his work at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown hospital where he worked as a research associate in oncology and hemotology. He also did lab research in human physiology with a concentration on the cardiovascular system.
Rizwan obtained his nursing degree from George Mason in 2012 and his BS in Biology in 2000 from Xian Jiaotong University in China. During his medical training and education, he gained experience with Chinese acupuncture, acupressure and traditional Chinese medicine.
Rizwan is fluent in many languages, including English, Chinese, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi. In his free time he enjoys traveling, biking, para-jumping, and spending time with his wife and family.
Eugene Spence, Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Eugene Spence is a licensed a Board certified Acupuncturist with over 20 years experience in Chinese healing arts brings a wealth of knowledge to his practice. He has over 10 years of experience in western Medicine as a Medical Imaging Technologist. In addition to acupuncture Eugene offers a wide range of complementary therapy's such as Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na massage, cupping therapy, micro-current electro-stimulation therapy, acu-point heat therapy known as Moxabustion and nutritional counseling based on the theory's of Chinese medicine. With his solid background in both Western and Eastern Medicine Eugene has a very effective, grounded and safe approach to the practice of Acupuncture.
Eugene Spence was raised in a medical family and was exposed to the healing arts from the time he was born. His father was a Doctor of Pediatrics and he had his office in a converted garage that was attached to their house. So as a child Eugene was surrounded sights, sounds and magic of a healing environment.
Education: B.A. in liberal arts , A.A. in diagnostic medical imaging technology , Graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture , National board certified in Acupuncture
Acupuncture treats a wide range of health issues including chronic and acute pain, Asthma, Allergies, Headaches, TMJ, Back and Spinal issues, Sciatica, Insomnia, Anxiety and Depression, Dizziness, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions, Indigestion, Constipation, Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health issues, Men's Health issues, Pediatrics and Preventive Health.
Lori Thomasson is the medical administrator at Natural Horizons and coordinates many activities for patients and practitioners at the center. One of her primary roles is to oversee administrative responsibilities for the comprehensive cancer care program, including coordinating patient treatment times, travel schedules, and overnight accommodations. She is a master scheduler and seamlessly coordinates schedules for patients and practitioners. Laurie acts as the medical assistant for Dr. Laura Asher. In addition, she handles aspects of insurance, billing and keeping track of supplement supplies and orders.
Lori is the consummate “glass is half full” person at the Center. She possesses a magnetism which all patients gravitate towards. It is fair to say that all patients love Lori for her jovial manner and her empathetic and caring attitude. She consistently goes out of her way in making each patient feel welcome, warm and comfortable here at the Center.
Lori is endowed with exceptional multitasking abilities, which are particularly valuable in her position when things are very busy. Prior to Natural Horizons, Lori held a number of responsible positions in collections, office management and administration. She is a native Virginian with 24 years in the medical field. Lori attended Northern Virginia Community College.
Lori spends her time off with her family which includes her two sons, a daughter, and her precious granddaughter, Trinity.
Melissa Thomasson joined Natural Horizons in March of 2011 and helps coordinate all daily activity within the Medical Department and the front desk of Natural Horizons. She is responsible for taking calls and properly routing them, confirming appointments, checking patients in, scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements for patients coming to the Center from out of town, coordinating all activity with each of the medical doctors including organizing charts, handling lab results, etc., and checking patients out after their appointment is completed.
When she is not helping patients at NHWC, she is taking courses to complete her degree in business administration. She also enjoys playing basketball in her free time.