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Joni McKeown Support Staff Originally from upstate New York, Joni McKeown has lived in various parts of the country, but now calls Nashville her home, along with her husband Robert McKeown at The Spring House – a UpS Botanical Sanctuary and Urban Farm. Joni is a licensed massage therapist (LMT), a registered Daoist stone medicine…

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Sarah Button she/her/hers Support Staff Sarah Button is Encircle’s Front Desk Manager and keeps all of our front desk operations running smoothly. She really enjoys helping patients during the check-in process; she says it’s a very small but pivotal first step of receiving treatment. She loves seeing patients showing up for themselves and their health…

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Mary Vaughan she/her/hers Business Manager Mary Vaughan is one of our front desk receptionists and also Encircle’s Business Manager, managing bookkeeping, inventory, and about a million other details! She’s a Nashville native and loves calling Nashville home. She studied music and vocal performance at MTSU and is now completing training to become a licensed massage…

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Sara Glascock she/her/hers Support Staff When she’s not helping patients at the Encircle front desk, Sara Glascock works full-time at CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Nashville. Sara started out as a CASA volunteer and encourages folks to consider becoming a CASA advocate… it’s very rewarding! Sara has a Master’s in Social work and has served…

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Kara Kennard she/her/hers Support Staff When she’s not greeting patients at the Encircle front desk, Kara Kennard works as an an elementary school teacher, helping students in pre-K thru 5th grade to build self-regulation skills and strategies through breath and movement. The Encircle environment is the perfect complement to her busy days at school, and…

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Maggie Mandell Support Staff Maggie Mandell knows first-hand the benefits of acupuncture—she was a patient at Encircle Acupuncture for years before joining our team as a receptionist. “I love the whole Encircle experience,” she says. “The caring people, the soothing environment, the special kind of rest it gives me, and of course the wonderful healing…

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Chutney Young Support Staff Chutney Young has a heart for youth and families. She works full-time as Child Advocate Team Leader for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Nashville, and she’s been involved with youth and community outreach for the last 15+ years. She has a BS in Community Health Education and is also a Certified…

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Rhonda Cook, L.Ac. she/her/hers Acupuncturist Rhonda Cook is a Licensed Acupuncturist and a graduate of the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL. She has experience treating patients in a variety of settings, including community practice, private room settings and an auricular acupuncture clinic. She loves that acupuncture addresses a patient’s mental, physical and…

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Kristen Verea, L.Ac. she/her/hers Acupuncturist Kristen is a Licensed Acupuncturist who graduated from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in the beautiful mountains of Sugar Grove, NC. She practices in the renowned Vietnamese lineage of Dr. Nguyen Van Nghi, whose enormous contributions to Chinese Medicine include translating the Classics sent to Vietnam during the…

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Heather Jakes Support Staff Heather serves patients at the front desk in both our East Nashville and Bellevue locations. Previously a receptionist for an orthopedic office, Heather came to Encircle with a healing mentality. She checks in patients, schedules appointments, and helps in every way she can to maintain a comfortable, relaxing environment. Originally from…