Wellness Center Staff

Meet the Wellness Center Staff

Elisabeth Prosser, MD

"I am very proud to have been a part of the Carmel Clay School Wellness Center since 2013. Carmel Clay Schools administration and staff have been the driving force to provide a strong wellness team for their school community. The school system's commitment to develop a culture of wellbeing is not only award winning but also positively impacts the health of their students and the community beyond."

Dr. Prosser received her Medical Doctorate from Wright State University School of Medicine. She is board certified in family and lifestyle medicine. She enjoys being with her family, eating good food, gardening, traveling and being outside.

Bree Simmons, MD

"My path has been winding, but I have never felt so sure about where I want to be; now and for the rest of my career. Wellness medicine feels like to me the purest, most logical form of medicine. It gives me the time and support I need to get to know patients as whole people, and not just a list of diseases or medications or measurements. The Carmel Clay Schools Wellness Center is blessed with a phenomenal clinical team. It is the example that Ascension and CCS have set for truly improving the health of a community. I am excited and honored to join this team."

Dr. Simmons received her Medical Doctorate from Penn State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at St. Vincent Indianapolis and her sports medicine fellowship at Wake Forest University.

Megan VanNatta, MD

“The mission of the CCS Wellness Center really spoke to me as a physician. The opportunity to spend more time with my patients and really focus on health, as opposed to just managing illness, is why I went to medical school. Having access to the many services that the wellness center provides to CCS employees truly helps remove barriers to patients accessing the tools they need to optimize their health and wellness. I am thrilled to be a part of the team.”

Dr. VanNatta received her Medical Doctorate from Indiana University and completed her residency at Loyola University Chicago. She is dual certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. VanNatta and her husband are natives of Carmel and currently reside there with their two young children. She will begin seeing patients October 1st.

Julia Theriot RN, BSN

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Julia graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has extensive pediatric and adult nursing experience, having worked in hospitals in Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, St. Louis, MO and San Diego, CA. She also worked for Abbott Laboratories in a clinical consultant role and as a sales representative, and prior to coming to the CCS Wellness Center she worked at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN on the orthopedic, spine, and trauma floor.

Julia has been married for 27 years and has 3 children, all of whom attended Carmel Clay Schools. When she is not working she enjoys biking, hiking, traveling and spending time with family.

Lisa Stevens, RN

Originally from northwest Indiana, Lisa has been a nurse for over 30 years. Her nursing education includes a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Valparaiso University and a Masters of Science in Nursing from Indiana University. Lisa has worked in diverse health care settings in orthopedics, adult health and pediatrics. Lisa has been a nurse with Ascension St. Vincent since 2013 when Carmel Clay Schools began their partnership with Ascension St. Vincent for nursing services. For eight years, Lisa provided school health nursing at Forest Dale Elementary in Carmel before joining the team at the Wellness Center in July 2021. Lisa feels very fortunate to be a part of this team of health care professionals caring for the health and well-being of the CCS employees.

Lisa and her husband, Jamie, have lived in Carmel since 1996. Her two daughters, both in their twenties, attended Carmel Clay Schools. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys experimenting with new recipes, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Amy Ficklin, LPN

Amy grew up in Indianapolis, graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with her LPN.  She has 15 years experience as a nurse in a variety of settings including long-term care, cardiology, urology and endocrinology to name a few.

Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family.  She enjoys traveling with her husband, working out and trying new restaurants around Indianapolis.

Lauren Clapp, LPN

Lauren grew up in Anderson and graduated with technical honors and her CNA certification. She worked for 5 years as an aide specializing in Ahlziemer’s & memory care before receiving her LPN from Ivy Tech Community College in 2019, and graduated as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor’s Society. She spent one more year working in memory care before joining the Carmel Clay Schools Wellness Center in 2020.

When she’s not working, Lauren enjoys working on cars with her fiancé, playing with her two dogs, hiking, and playing video games and card games with her friends.

Sheena Hall, LPN

Sheena comes from a large family and grew up in Roachdale, Indiana. She graduated from MedTech College with her LPN. Sheena has nine years of experience in nursing. She has worked in long term care, rehab to home, adolescent medicine and gender health.

Sheena is a wife and mother of four boys. Each year, Sheena and her husband find new places to have a weekend getaway, where they experience new restaurants and local shops while vacationing. Whether she’s out on their boat or cheering on her sons who are very active in sports, Sheena enjoys spending time with family and their dog, making the most of their time together and making lifelong memories.

Jane Gooder, RD

As a registered dietician with a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education for over 20 years, Jane offers evidence-based, lifestyle food choices that are delightful, healthy and individually tailored to each patient’s life. Working with people of all ages, Jane listens to each patient to develop an individualized and realistic food preparation and eating plan. It’s her joy to support patients in their journey of health with an emphasis on lifestyle behavioral therapies that work towards the reversal or prevention of disease.

 

Monica Cronin, Wellness Coordinator

A part of the fitness industry for over 24 years, Monica is a graduate of Butler University, the Wellness Coordinator for Carmel Clay Schools, an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and ACE-Certified Group Fitness Instructor. She has enjoyed a personal training career working with individuals of every fitness level and age seeking a variety of results including weight loss, post-baby body, injury rehabilitation, paraplegic fitness, increased athletic performance, and maintenance of general physical fitness and overall health. In the group fitness world, Monica carries 7 additional certifications including TRX, Ballet Barre, Tabata, Mat Pilates, Pilates Reformer and more. She has taught classes for the past 13 years for the employees of Carmel Clay Schools.

Monica and her husband have two boys and one dog. When not training or working out, she enjoys spending time cooking healthy meals, hiking, traveling and spending as much time as possible with her family.

Liz Sackers, Health and Wellness Coach

Liz Sackers is Carmel Clay Schools Health and Wellness Coach. Liz works with our  doctors and dietitian to help our wellness patients of any age, with issues such as  weight loss, athletic injury prevention and general fitness questions.

Liz has over 20 years’ experience, working in the field of Exercise Science and  rehabilitation, her roles included: Management positions through Riverview Health and  Castleton Integrative Health. Liz’s Coaching career began in 1995 as a High School  Varsity Track & Field coach for 3 local High schools in Hamilton County. Liz is currently  an IHSAA Track & Field / Cross Country Official for Indiana Schools. In 2008 she  furthered her education, specializing in Health and Wellness coaching and she began  her own part-time private practice in 2016, which resides in Noblesville.

Liz is very active in our community, her passion is “spreading the word and educating  others, to the benefits of Exercise and Living a Healthy lifestyle.” She also has traveled  periodically to third world countries speaking to coaches and athletes about the  importance of injury and concussion prevention.

Liz is married, she has three children and a Chocolate Labrador Retriever.  She graduated from Indiana State University where she was a Div I Cross Country and  Track & Field athlete. Liz is currently an avid runner and cyclist.

Amy Adamski, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Amy Adamski LCSW, LCAC received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 1993.  She is currently certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor.  Amy has worked for Ascension St. Vincent Stress Center since 1996, where she has worked with children and adults in both inpatient and outpatient programs.  Her expertise includes crisis intervention and assessment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues and chemical dependency recovery. 

Amy currently lives in Westfield with her husband and 2 children.

Maria Dykema, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Maria grew up in Europe and her native language is Hungarian. She has her undergraduate degree in education, and before pursuing graduate studies in counseling, she worked as a teacher in a Montessori School. Maria received a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and completed post-degrees studies at Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been working at Ascension St. Vincent Stress Center since 2011 in acute inpatient and intensive outpatient care setting serving individuals across the lifespan. Her expertise includes providing assessments, crisis intervention, group counseling, individual counseling, helping with mood disorders and substance abuse issues.

She loves spending time with her family, enjoys documentaries, hiking, gardening and travel.

Ben Kissick, PT, DPT

Ben is an outpatient adult physical therapist with Ascension St. Vincent. He provides orthopedic services to patients with cervical, shoulder, lumbar spine, hip, knee and ankle conditions. Dr. Kissick has a special interest in orthopedic and sports medicine. He works hard to make sure that every patient understands their plan of care so that they can be an active participant in their own physical therapy journey. Dr. Kissick is a professional member of the Selective Functional Movement Association.


Outside of the office, Dr. Kissick enjoys playing and watching basketball, golfing and photography.


Lynne Neiers, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Lynne is an orthopedic physical therapist with over 15 years of experience with Ascension St. Vincent Hospital. Dr. Neiers is board-certified in orthopedic clinical specialty by the American Physical Therapy Association. She provides individualized care for patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic orthopedic injuries, as well as sport and overuse injuries to patients of all ages. Dr. Neiers has a special interest in manual therapy techniques and joint mobilizations, in combination with movement impairment and functional exercise interventions to promote holistic, healthy living. She is a strong believer in evidence-based practice to include patient values and expectations with research and clinical experience. Lynne treats a wide variety of patients with manual therapy. She also shows her patients progressive exercises that can be performed in the clinic and independently at home in order to return to their favorite activities. 

Outside of the office, Dr. Neiers enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, photography, cycling, youth ministry and mission work.


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