My passion is helping people transform their health and reach their full potential. I love people and enjoy spending time learning their stories. My goal is to identify the root cause of symptoms, and use the most gentle, natural solutions to bring the body back into balance. I take a holistic, systems biology approach, utilizing the best of modern medical diagnostics/treatments, as well as natural remedies. I am a life-long learner and student of functional medicine, Scripture, neuroscience, medical herbalism, epigenetics and using food as medicine. Read more…
Jan Vidmar, Patient Care Coordinator
Jan has served the needs of patients at Caring for the Body, PLLC since the early days of the practice. She conducts patient strategy sessions, coordinates patient scheduling, communicates with patients about their treatment plans, sets up referrals for diagnostic testing and specialists, and so much more! She is beloved by our patients, and we are exceedingly fortunate to have her on our team! To know her, is to love her.
In early childhood, my first career aspiration was that of a schoolteacher. Coming from a long line of educators, there were always teachable moments to be had– even grocery store visits involved lessons in accounting and economics! Through my family’s influence, I developed a passion for teaching and leading others. One of my greatest joys is to see people discover and unlock their potential to live whole, energized, and purposeful lives. After getting to know Dr. Libert, I immediately connected with her whole-person approach to medicine and her commitment to empower others to achieve optimal health for joyful living. Did I mention that her passion is contagious? I am humbled and delighted to be part of the Caring for the Body team, helping to educate others about Dr. Libert’s highly effective and rewarding approach to health.
Before I took a leap of faith to start a creative design and communications business, I worked as an administrator and surgery coordinator at a pediatric dental office. Presently, I also have the great privilege of pastoring a growing church in Asheville with my husband and in-laws. I oversee the children’s ministries, lead a women’s connect group, and assist with administrative duties and ministry development. I love diversity and am driven by challenges, so it seems that both my work opportunities and ministry involvement keep me stimulated and satisfied in that sense!
I earned a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and am enrolled in a correspondence Bible school. I enjoy hiking, golfing, event planning, baking, college football (Go Dawgs!), and writing. I aspire to one day write children’s books that, as you might guess, provide teachable moments! I am a proud mother of three wonderful children and four fur-babies, all of whom delight in being my “office assistants” and inspire me to pause and take pleasure in the simple joys of life!
Jade Williams, RN, NBC-HWC, Certified Health and Wellness Coach
As a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, my passion is empowering people to make sustainable life changes that result in improved health and happiness! My goal is to co-create completely personalized action plans that truly reflect the uniqueness of the individual.
Prior to pursuing a career in health coaching, I worked as a registered nurse for nearly 10 years in various settings including emergency medicine, cardiac, and private duty nursing. Yet, I never quite felt like I was making a difference in a way that fulfilled me and was in line with my gifts and passions. I’ve since discovered that health coaching enables me to do just that! I’m able to empower people and help them to realize how much they are truly capable of doing for themselves which is incredibly rewarding. I’m so passionate about lifestyle medicine (which was how I was raised to live) and love being able to share that passion with others.
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Libert when I was an infusion nurse. Not only does Dr. Libert radiate joy and peace, but her passion for her work and ministry is contagious! I’m honored to have the opportunity to not only partner with her, but to learn from her as well.
I am a graduate of Vanderbilt University’s Health Coaching Certification Program and have my Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I’m a wannabe homesteader that enjoys vegetable gardening and spending way too much time daydreaming about having chickens and goats! I also volunteer for a local horse rescue. I love staying active by running, hiking, kayaking, doing yoga, and playing with my chocolate lab, Chance, and my Australian Shepherd, Sadie.
I am the joyful owner of “A Renovated Life Coaching and Consulting” and work as a certified professional life coach, corporate trainer, and consultant specializing in organizational well-being and employee wellness. I assist organizations in creating a work culture that thrives in all circumstances by implementing best practices in employee engagement, recruitment, wellbeing, workforce re-entry, and retention. I have a broad range of human resources experience in FQHCs, health systems, and academic centers. As a Certified Facilitator in Addiction Awareness, I facilitate conversations around substance misuse, addiction, and recovery in the workplace. I am also a certified DISC practitioner.
As a professional life coach and National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, I work with individuals helping them take a holistic approach to building a life that’s happy, healthy, and whole. I help my clients identify obstacles and limiting beliefs so they can experience the “ah ha” moments that can be life changing. I understand the importance lifestyle changes can make in a person’s wellbeing. I am driven by my passion for helping others live their best life-both professionally and personally.
I am married and in fact, I married my UPS man – that is how we met! I am a proud mom, and my son is currently serving in the US Air Force Special Warfare Unit. What matters most to me is my faith, family, friends, and fitness. I believe life is much more fun with people to share it with, lots of laughter, a dog, and a never-ending supply of dark chocolate!
Tara DeGeal, RN, Lead Health Coach for Medical Weight Loss Program
What started as a mission to lose the baby weight I had gained with my first child turned into an ever-evolving, lifelong passion for health and wellness. It all began with my first spin class at Shapes Total Fitness, a women’s-only gym in Florida. I had never played sports or stayed physically active outside of gym classes in school, but I loved spin class! So much so that I became a certified cycle instructor and personal trainer at Shapes, teaching for six years before moving to Asheville. Once in WNC, I became a NETA-certified spin instructor, and a YMCA-certified group exercise instructor, and I continue to find joy in teaching through the YMCA. It is my mission to bring a non-judgmental, caring, shameless, and most of all, sustainable approach to a whole-body, healthy way of living while empowering others to reach their health goals.
The story of how I met Dr. Libert is truly unforgettable! We crossed paths unexpectedly while at the dog park with my two spunky pups (boy, am I grateful to be a dog mom!) After striking up a conversation, we discovered we both worked in healthcare and that our views and values for how to support people on their health journeys were well-aligned. I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work with and learn from Dr. Libert while doing what I love!
I graduated from Seminole Community College in 1999 with an LPN diploma. I went back many years later to Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and graduated with my RN in 2018. In 2021, I graduated from UNC Wilmington with my BSN.
I am a mom to two beautiful children. My hobbies include taking HIIT group exercise classes, taking my dogs on little adventures, reading anything related to the human body as it fascinates me, and finding healthy recipes to enjoy.
Rachel Morgan, Event Planner and Test Kitchen Creative
I’m joyful to partner with my dear friend, Dr. Libert, to share delicious and healthy recipes for your wellness journey! Two of my greatest passions co-exist harmoniously: food and hospitality. I find great joy and fulfillment in creating culinary delights that feed the soul too.
I fell in love with the Appalachian mountains while spending a summer at Penland School of Crafts learning blacksmithing. Not long afterwards, I made Asheville my home. I spent six years working as the General Manager of the well-loved Corner Kitchen in historic Biltmore Village. My hobbies include anything outside, but especially gardening, hiking, and camping, home renovation projects, creative outlets (both inside and outside of the kitchen!), eating sushi, and spending time with my husband, two daughters, and two dogs.