Alyssia Valentin, Director of Health Education, Caring for the Body, PLLC
In my mid twenties, chronic and debilitating illness led me to a functional medicine doctor – where I was finally able to receive a diagnosis and treatment. My long journey to wellness awakened a deep gratitude and interest in functional medicine. As a practice that, in my opinion, is helping the evolution of medicine in the western world, it was the system of medicine that was able to recognize and treat my condition – when others couldn’t. It is an honor to serve in this space and be part of an epic team who are making a difference in the world.
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!
Lisa H. Gerardi, MA – Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach
I had a life-changing opportunity to meet with a functional medicine practitioner like Dr. Libert several years ago! I was so impressed with the physical, mental and emotional changes I experienced that I wanted to learn how to help other people successfully achieve their own wellness. I studied coaching for the past two years and passed the national board exam certifying me as a health and wellness coach. That’s why I now have the pleasure of working with Dr. Libert. As I have gotten to know her, I realize that she treats others with respect and fairness, she is kind and honest, and she leads by example. I truly desired to be part of a medical team that focuses on the whole person, values where they are in their life’s journey, and assists them by educating and empowering them to make decisions and be the creators of their own health. Read more…
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…