Lisa, a dedicated Social Worker, has served her community for 33+ years. Her focus is helping Seniors & the Young/Disabled live independently and age in place. Lisa created 3 successful “Metro Green Programs” for her Residents: Recycling, Composting & an Intergenerational Community Garden program, all of which still thrive 15 years later.
She sponsors Health & Wellness programs for her Residents to help them seek their own personal wellness. Lisa presents to her fellow Social Workers at national conferences, sharing her knowledge on holistic/self-care through “heal the healer” lectures. Lisa grew up in NE Ohio, on a farm where organic gardening/food preparation was the norm. As an advocate for holistic health, Lisa is honored to be a member of IHL’s Advisory Board.
Carol Huesman, M. Ed.
Carol is a teacher who specialized in Special Education. She worked in the Kettering Schools for 31 years. Since retiring in 2017, she continues her work with kids and adults with dyslexia as a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner. Her business, Literacy With Heart, provides tutoring services in the area of Reading to individuals with dyslexia.
She incorporates mindfulness strategies with her students to provide ways they can self-regulate. She loves to garden and craft. Her goal is to provide an outside classroom curriculum for kids so that they may learn about their natural environment and how to care for it. Carol lives with her wonderful pets (2 cats 1 dog) that bring much joy to her life.
A. Patrick Jonas, MD, ABFM
Dr. Jonas is a holistic Family Physician who practices in Neighborly Family Medicine, a membership-based practice in Beavercreek. He graduated from West Point, flew helicopters in Vietnam, and graduated from medical school at Ohio State before training in Family Medicine at Penn State- Hershey where he developed a taste for chocolate. Dr. Jonas has extensive training in various holistic health models.
With 40 years and 225,000 patient encounters, he’s still learning while preventing and treating disease in his office and via virtual visits. In the last two years, he has overseen the development of several medical student programs at Open Arms Health Clinic, the free clinic in Bellbrook where he is Founding Medical Director and current Board President.