Meet Our Providers

Carrie Thonen, APRN, WHNP-BC

Carrie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Kentucky University.  She received her Masters of Science in Nursing with a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2003. Carrie has a wealth of experience and training in managing hormones, treating vulvar skin conditions, and performing advanced in office GYN procedures. But to Carrie your annual exam entails so much more than just a pap smear and breast exam. She puts a lot of emphasis on the body as a whole and discussing diet, activity, and vitamins are always part of her patient consultations. Carrie is a listener and each patient interaction is special to her. She truly wants you to lead the healthiest, happiest, and most fulfilled life as a woman and she is there to help guide you in the right direction.

In her free time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family… cooking, crafting, hiking, reading, camping, dancing, snowboarding, volunteering, and leading her daughter’s Brownie troop.

Ashley D. Miller, APRN, WHNP-BC, PhDc

Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.  She received her Masters of Science in Nursing with a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty from the University of Louisville in 2008.  In 2015, Ashley will complete her PhD in Nursing at the University of Louisville and will continue research aimed to better the reproductive health care provided to adolescent females.  Ashley is a family planning specialist, trained researcher, author, certified health science educator, community activist and motivational speaker.

Maji Ali, MS, RD, LD

Maji received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Public Health from the University of Louisville. She earned her Master of Science in Nutrition from Indiana University in 2013. She later completed a comprehensive clinical dietetic internship at the University of Kentucky Hospital and the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2014. Maji is passionate about nutrition education because she truly believes it is the key to living a healthy life and preventing disease. Her passion comes from her personal experience witnessing her parents struggle with heart disease and type II diabetes. Maji uses a real-life approach when teaching clients, and encourages them to strive for progress not perfection. Maji has a positive attitude and is excited to help individuals live their healthiest and happiest lives. Maji is a Registered Dietitian with years of experience practicing medical nutrition therapy and specializes in weight and diabetes management.

Dr. Ta’Neka C. Vaden, DNP, APRN, WHANP-BC

Women’s Health and Adult Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Vaden is a dual certified Women’s/Adult Health Nurse Practitioner. Ta’Neka graduated from the University of Louisville in 2006 with her BSN and Vanderbilt University in 2007 with her MSN. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice studies at the University of Kentucky in May 2012. Currently Dr. Vaden is serving as an Assistant Professor of Nursing for Bellarmine University.

Ta’Neka has worked and trained in many areas including Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Renal/Med-Surgery, Cardiac Telemetry, and Emergency Medicine. Ta’Neka is certified by the National Certification Corporation and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. As an active community leader, Ta’Neka is involved in many health oriented organizations.

Michele R. Sumpter, MSAc, LAc

Michele R. Sumpter, MSAc, LAc has been in active private practice for over 13 years and has worked with a wide variety of medical conditions and age groups. She earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture degree from the Colorado School for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado and is a board-certified acupuncturist by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). In 2006 she became one of the first 20 acupuncturists certified in Kentucky and prior to her return to the Derby city, was also an instructor at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Michele is able to adjust her style and technique to those wary of acupuncture needles and has great respect and value for the diversity of this beautiful community. In her social time, she loves music, enjoys sailing, and spending time with friends and family exploring this beautiful world in which we live.

Jacque Saltsman, Healer, Certified Life Coach

Jacque Saltsman believes that helping women heal will help heal our world.  She does her part by creating unique healing experiences for every women she works with that pulls from her training in life coaching, spirituality, massage therapy, craniosacral work, yoga and other intuitive hands-on and emotional healing techniques.

Jacque helps women uncover their true selves; parts that are often deeply buried from living a life caring for others, people-pleasing or trying to ‘fit in’ in a culture that doesn’t often celebrate the feminine. She helps women improve the way they think and feel about themselves and embrace their divinity by understanding they are so much more than their thoughts, feelings, appearances, credentials, and approval from others.  By developing new healthy habits, thought patterns and support systems, women who work with Jacque will learn to stop just surviving, and to start THRIVING by living an intentional life they love.

Jacque received her Bachelors of Science in Health Science from Clemson University, is a Certified Technical Trainer, Registered Yoga Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist (Louisville School of Massage), Ordained Minister (Universal Life Church) and Certified Life Coach (Fowler International Academy).  She has studied Vedic Thai Yoga Massage (Vedic Conservatory), Visionary Craniosacral Work (Milne Institute), is a prayer and meditation guide and has participated in intensive long-term programs with the Good Life Project and Women Within International.

Healing sessions can be done in person, over the phone or video calls. In person sessions may include some intuitively led hands-on healing work in addition to conversation and exercises.  For questions or to set up a free 30 minute phone consultation, please call 502.882.0345.


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