About East West Healing Solutions
Licensed By the National:
- Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
- Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
- Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac.
Dr. Marie Perkins is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist. She is the founder of East West Healing Solutions and is dedicated to helping patients enjoy optimum health.
Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993. Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. Dr. Perkins proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004.
Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient..
“Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!”
Mark Perkins, Co-Founder
Mark co-founded East West Healing Solutions with his wife Dr. Marie Perkins in 2010. He currently oversees much of the Strategic and Marketing aspects of the company. Mark’s background started out in Banking with one of the largest Banking firms in Florida. While working as a Commercial Lender he was introduced to many companies in the area and eventually accepted an offer to join a manufacturer of aircraft equipment heading up the Sales and Marketing functions. During his career in Aerospace he was responsible for sales growth, Shareholder Relations, led the efforts to complete an acquisition and launched new products with new technology. His background covers the startup of a new training based company as well as the turn around and sale of another. With his corporate career now completed he is excited to be engaged daily in an endeavor that makes such a profound and positive difference in people’s lives.
Dr. Michael Hadley, D.O.
Dr. Michael Hadley, D.O. is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. He Serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at LECOM, a college of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton. His philosophy embraces treating each patient as a whole functioning system and getting to the root cause of the problem. Dr. Hadley often recommends a variety of stretches, exercises, breathing relaxation techniques, yoga, and proper nutrition to further improve patient health to patients of East West Healing Solutions.
Nwando Nwanna, Nutritional Therapist & Pharm D
Nwando is a Florida Registered Pharmacist. She graduated from University of Florida in 1998 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm D). She practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist in hospital settings for 10 years and then began to work as a retail Community Pharmacist. She decided to start a nutrition practice because of her own personal experience with health issues that were resolved with Nutrition Response Testing® and Designed Clinical Nutrition. She attended training workshops at The Ulan Nutrition Center to be certified as a Nutrition Response practitioner.
She became a pharmacist because she cares about people and their health. Over the years, she noticed that many of the drugs prescribed for the treatment of many chronic diseases only suppress symptoms and prevent further progression of the disease. Many of these drugs do not take care of the underlying cause of the disease. She was pleased to learn of a nutrition therapy system that seeks to find the underlying cause of malfunction in the body and provide nutritional support for the body as it heals itself. She was particularly impressed by the specificity of the nutritional remedies. Nwando is available for Nutritional Therapy on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at East West Healing Solutions.
JoEtta Conderman, Licensed Massage Therapist
JoEtta was born in Wolcott Indiana and moved to Florida in 1999. She graduated from Edu Tech in 2007 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is a reiki Master and is also trained in myofascial release, lymphatic draining, reflexology and extensive energy based training. Before joining East West healing Solutions JoEtta worked in several medical facilities including Chiropractic and Holistic Wellness Centers.
She has a unique ability to combine technical therapeutic techniques with energy based intuition.
Marie Holland, Licensed Massage Therapist
Marie grew up in Santa Cruz, CA and moved to Seattle, WA when she was 18. She majored in Biology at Cobrillo College and pursued a career in western medicine. She worked in Hospitals, Emergency rooms and Nursing homes for many years, serving where ever she felt she could be most helpful. After settling down and raising children She developed a chronic pain condition that recalibrated her life. She pursued many different pain management therapies but found little to no relief. Marie eventually tried acupuncture and massage and discovered its effectiveness to be so profound that she felt inspired to begin a totally new career path in complementary medicine. She feels that she was awarded a new life and could not ignore the joyous inspiration to repay in kind.
She studied Massage Therapy at Sunstate Academy in Clearwater Florida and is now trained in Swedish, Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Therapy and Myofascial Techniques
“As a Licensed Massage Therapist I am passionate about the healing power of touch. I believe we are all connected in this life and touch is the communication of that bond. Being able to help others never fails to inspire and humble me.”
Charles Robinson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Charles is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education from Seton Hall University. Charles has over 20 years of experience guiding people through difficult life challenges with dignity. His purpose, in every aspect of his life and work, is to help people recover their connection to Source, self, and others. In addition to his practice at East West Healing Solutions, Charles will be conducting group classes in our new Wellness Studio.
June Drennon, Certified Clinical Thermographer
June Carver Drennon has been certified as a Clinical Thermographer since 2008 from ACCT (The American College of Clinical Thermography) with Level 2 and Advanced Training. June operated a successful thermography business in Tennessee for approximately ten years. Additionally, she owned a clinic in the wellness field for the past fifteen years and has certifications in Colon Hydrotherapy and Electro-Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.
June is passionate about working with both men and women who care about the state of their health and believe that prevention is better than detection. She enjoys helping people empower themselves so that they may be proactive and possess the health and wellbeing that they desire.
She believes that knowledge is power and that it is important to have the information to avoid creating an environment that supports the growth of the disease. June is excited to now be offering Thermography in the Greater Tampa Bay area because it is an excellent screening tool to identify risk factors and help prevent and monitor developing pathology.
Robin Lavitch, MA, CPC
Robin Lavitch, MA, CPC, is the founder of Surpass Your Goals, a coaching practice for entrepreneurs, executives, tweens, school administrators, and more. Robin is an expert in communicating with different personality styles, interpreting body language, and detecting deception for persuasion. Her capacity to connect with audiences, elicit thought-provoking ideas and clarify personal ambitions prepares people to apply that knowledge instantaneously to accelerate their own results in leadership, sales, and time management.
Gina Marie Ambrogio, Office Manager
Gina Marie Ambrogio moved from Long Island, NY to Florida in 2016 in hopes of living a more laid-back lifestyle. After working in the travel industry for many years, Gina Marie decided to try a different path and became interested in the medical field. Working in travel, she would work late nights and started to develop an unhealthy pattern of junk food, stress, and lack of sleep. Her mentality quickly changed and she decided to focus more on healthy and naturopathic ways to live her life.
Upon first moving to Florida, Gina Marie worked as a receptionist in a medical office which allowed her to get a basic understanding of the field. While transitioning into the medical field, she began practicing kickboxing multiple times a week and strictly focused on her diet; though that wasn’t enough for her to feel fulfilled. As time progressed she grew more and more interested in natural medical practices. Gina Marie wanted to bring her transition into a healthy lifestyle full circle and searched for a career that would reflect her changes. She is currently the Front Office Manager at East West Healing Solutions and feels this was the perfect fit to her healthy lifestyle.