Health Team


Frances M. Kimmel, AmSAT, CMA, BMC℠, ISMETA℠ Bodywork and Movement Re- Education Specialist

Frances has been helping individuals in her private practice for almost 30 years. She offers individual sessions in The Alexander Technique, CranioSacral Therapy, The Trager® Approach & Bones For Life®.   

Being conscious and taking care of our body is important for long-term health. Frances helps you gain a greater sense of self-awareness and confidence in relationship to the mind and body connection.

We are often not aware of the tension we carry until injured. Frances helps to release unnecessary tension which interferes with natural fluid movement and posture through skilled, gentle touch. Over time, you will discover what is feels like to move with greater ease and fluidity by learning new ways to work with your body.

As humans, we cumulate negative effects on the body as we age. This can be a reaction from poor posture, carried tension, injury or trauma. Through the methods that Frances offers, you will be able to discover how to release long standing habits that interfere with the natural state and balance of the body and mind. You will gain greater mental and physical clarity that helps you to age gracefully and continue to purse your passions and hobbies.

Those suffering from back pain, poor posture, poor breathing, scoliosis, anxiety, low bone density or neuromuscular disorders can benefit from the methods and practices Frances offers.

Contact Frances at 804-201-3166 or to setup your appointment.

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Pamela Howard - Licensed Acupuncturist

River City Community Acupuncture in Richmond, Virginia is a part of the international People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture - a multi-stakeholder cooperative geared towards increasing the accessibility to affordable group acupuncture treatments. There, Pamela serves as the Clinical Director, treating people who seek her help from all parts of Virginia, and as far as Virginia Beach and Fredericksburg. Pamela knows the success of River City Community Acupuncture relies heavily on the RVA community, and focuses on building a strong foundation with her clients, providing unmatched service.

Pamela received her Masters in Acupuncture from the Maryland Institute of Integrative Health, is a member of the Maryland Acupuncture Society, and holds acupuncture licenses in Maryland and Virginia. She is certified in Acupuncture Recovery from Addiction (Acudetox) by the NADA, Clean Needle Technique by the CCAOM, and is a Diplomate of Acupuncture certified by the NCCAOM.

(804) 200-4054


Kristina Page - Massage Therapist

As a certified massage therapist who studied at the American Institute of Massage, Kristina is the proud owner of Nimbus Massage in Richmond. She is passionate about her work and will help you in your fight against pain, tension, and muscle restriction by targeting your problem areas. Kristina mainly provides Therapeutic Massage, but also has the knowledge and training to bolster an average session with interactive massage - a treatment where you are moved and positioned in ways that allow her to access harder to reach muscle groups.

Kristina holds certifications in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by the NCBTMB and is state certified by the Virginia Board of Nursing. She is a current member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is versed in Differential Assessment, Structural Integration, and Neck and Shoulder techniques.


(804) 714-7932


Pam D’Arcy - Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach

The Institute of Integrative Nutrition trained Pam D’Arcy in over one hundred dietary theories, so she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to health and wellness. She is a practical lifestyle coach who can create a health plan that is customized for your body, preferences, and goals.

Her passion for learning was bred from her desire to learn about the food we consume. She is a locavore who truly believes in the statement, “you are what you eat” and promotes freshly prepared, natural, organic foods that are GMO-free. It is obvious why Ellwood Thompson’s loves to work with Pam: she embodies our market’s culture.

Pam has over 20 years of experience counseling people from all walks of life. She is a Reiki practitioner who has spent years growing, preparing, and cooking food. She has studied under Dr. David Katz, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Walter Willett, Dr. Andrew Weil and many other ground-breaking nutritional researchers. Pam changes lives daily.

(804) 266-1763


Anna H. Hristova, MD - Neurologist

Dr. Anna H. Hristova (Dr. Ani) is known to combine non-traditional with traditional methods of healing and adamantly works to bring you to greater health by implementing non-toxic and non-invasive solutions to health issues. She takes the time to find the emotional roots of your symptoms before launching into any physical analysis, as she knows that sickness can feed on unprocessed emotional imbalances lingering in your system. Dr. Ani has been quoted saying, “We need to treat the body, the soul and the spirit at the same time if we long for complete restoration of our health.”

Dr. Ani is an impressively trained individual with over 24 years of medical and neurological experience, spanning three continents and multiple degrees, honors and rewards. We are lucky to have such a highly regarded doctor in the midst of RVA’s community.


(804) 349-8900


Dr. Cheryl Billingsley - Richmond Family Dentistry

Biocompatibility, non-invasive dental care, whole body health, mercury-free amalgam fillings - these are all points of focus that some dentists fail to concern themselves with when running their practice. Dr. Cheryl Billingsley is not one to fail in any of these respects and emphasizes a holistic approach in her practice. She is extremely knowledgeable and will provide you with thorough dental services that surpass average expectations.

Dr. Billingsley Graduated from undergrad with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, practiced as a dental hygienist for 5 years, and then graduated Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. From 2006 until 2008, Dr. Billingsley was President of the Virginia Academy of General Dentistry and is presently a delegate and Board member. In addition, Dr. Billingsley is certified in Sedation Dentistry and maintains active memberships with the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and the Academy of Holistic Dentistry.

(804) 740-74485

Suzanne-Hallberg.jpgSuzanne Hallberg - Holistic Health Practitioner & Coach

Suzanne graduated with a BS degree in Life Sciences and Chemistry. She was a science/math teacher for thirty five years. In 2008, Suzanne retired from teaching and earned a certificate as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Health Coach. She taught classes in Wellness and Holistic Health at The Shepherd Center Open University and coached individual clients.

As a Holistic Health Practitioner, Suzanne  focuses on the importance of considering the whole person and the whole situation.

• A balanced mind, body, spiritual connection
Establishing a respectful, cooperative relationship with others and the environment
• Making wellness-oriented lifestyle choices
• Actively participating in our own health decisions and healing process

Small positive changes can made a big difference. Suzanne loves helping others who are striving to live healthier and happier lives.

(804) 955-9510

Dr. Franklin Luke - River City Chiropractic Wellness

Dr. Franklin Luke is passionate about helping individuals and families transform their life and health by allowing the nervous system to function properly. Chiropractic adjustments remove nervous system interference, enabling the body to better manage stress and maintain health.

Chiropractic care is used to ease the discomfort of pregnancy, boost the immune system, and treat migraines and allergies.  Additionally, chiropractic adjustments can resolve digestion and help sleep disorders, disc herniation and sports injuries, sciatica and ADD/ADHD.

Dr. Luke served in the Marine Corps for five years, completing overseas assignments in Bosnia and Sierra Leone. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated cum laude in 2005 from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri. After working with Dr. Chad Hawk in Charlottesville, he opened River City Chiropractic Wellness in 2007.

(804) 726-4760

Leah_Hollon_RNM_Health_Team_resize.jpgDr. Leah Hollon, ND, MPH - Autoimmune, Hormones, MTHFR Gene Mutations, Naturopathic Cancer Support

Co-owner of Richmond Natural Medicine (RNM), Dr. Leah Hollon became fascinated by the intricacy of the body and the interconnection of the mind, body and spirit at a young age. While pursing her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Master in Public Health from VCU School of Medicine, Dr. Hollon realized something was missing. People with chronic illnesses were not really getting better, and little was being done within the general population to truly prevent many diseases. Prevention was often not occurring until there was a diagnosis. Thus she began searching for the most optimal healthcare model of prevention and healing. When an MD friend introduced her to naturopathic medicine, immediately she realized that she had found her life passion.

Dr. Hollon completed her naturopathic medical degree and residency training in primary care at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR. She has practiced within indigent clinics such as drug court, National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC), in the world of academia instructing medical and pharmacy interns and courses in integrative medicine, gastroenterology, women’s medicine and clinical exam skills. RNM exists to provide a compassionate integrative environment to foster healing, with a passion to inspire and empower those around us to find one’s true joy and life purpose.

(804) 977-2634

roodman.jpgDr. William U. Roodman, D.C., FIAMA - Advanced Wellness Center

Dr. Roodman has been in private practice for over two decades. Since graduating as valedictorian from Logan College of chiropractic in 1988, Dr. Roodman has published articles in chiropractic sports medicine journal and athletics magazine. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Association’s Wellness Council and the National Headache Foundation, and was selected as one of the few east coast chiropractors to be a member of the North American Spine Society in 2004. This prestigious organization consists of practitioners from multiple specialties. He also completed acupuncture training through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Roodman recognizes the effectiveness of rehabilitative exercise combined with chiropractic. His progressive practice includes physical therapy, chiropractics, fitness training, nutritional counseling, acupuncture, massage, and hypnotherapy all under one roof so that outcomes are optimized. Over 100 medical doctors including family practitioners, orthopedists, neurologists, internists, and general surgeons refer their patients to Dr. Roodman for problems like yours.

(804) 673-WELL

health_team_Julia_Creasey.jpgJulia Creasey – Personal Trainer, Health Coach

Julia possesses an undeniable passion to help people truly change their lives. This shines through in her compassion, excitement and commitment to each person she works with, whether you’re looking to enhance your athletic performance, make a total lifestyle transformation, or realize your true potential and live the FIT life.

As owner of FIT Richmond, Julia’s team is made up of highly experienced, motivated and passionate Personal Trainers and Health coaches who are committed to helping you discover your potential and achieve your goals through our innovative programs and practices. They motivate, educate and empower you to make positive every day changes that will improve quality of life and personal success. They understand how difficult it can be to balance life and make time to take care of your body, so FIT Richmond offers a variety of services for small group training, health coaching, personal training, corporate wellness, and community education and outreach to fit your needs.

(804) 347-5588

Health Team Sara Seward.jpgSara Seward, CHC, AADP – Holistic Health Coach

Sara received her certification as a holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied over one hundred different dietary theories, the concept of bioindividuality and various nutritional healing practices.  She has a long-standing passion in helping people live healthier lives, and firmly believes health is a journey, not a destination.  Through her health coaching practice, she provides clients with individualized attention to help them achieve their goals in a number of areas, such as weight loss, emotional eating, blood sugar management, food intolerances and general wellness. 

Sara graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a B.A. in Economics and subsequently received her Masters in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College.  After working in both the banking and natural foods industries, she started Sara Seward Health Coaching in the Spring of 2014