Meet Our Team
Dr. Wendy Mehaffey, D.C.
A board certified chiropractic physician since 2004; holding a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College. She obtained her Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner certification in 2005 in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Mehaffey also holds a Mathematics degree from St. Michael’s College. Additionally, Dr. Mehaffey is a graduate from Vermont School of Massage Therapy.
Dr. Mehaffey developed an interest in natural approaches to healthcare at an early age after she suffered with migraine headaches as a teenager. The limited relief she received with conventional medicine left a strong impression on her – perhaps conventional medicine has limits and to achieve good health it may take steps towards a more natural solution. Dr. Wendy found her resolution within proper nutrition, chiropractic care and massage therapy and thus pursued a massage therapy certificate and a doctorate in chiropractic with a concentration in sports chiropractic a few years later.
After graduation from chiropractic college, Dr. Mehaffey and her husband started a clinic in Denver, Colorado in 2004 and ran the center until the fall of 2010 when they moved back to Vermont to raise a family.
Dr. Mehaffey is a Vermont native and enjoys running and playing ice hockey.
Dr. Teri Dodge, D.C.
Dr. Teri Dodge is a 2007 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. As a Northfield, Vermont native she returned to practice in her home state as an associate Doctor in 2008. The goal to become a doctor started when she sustained a high school soccer injury and became a chiropractic patient herself. It was then, as a senior, three time state champion and captain of the Northfield Marauders, that Dr. Dodge learned the value of Chiropractic treatment as providing more than physical healing.
When not at her office taking care of patients, Dr. Dodge can be found gardening and grooming horses at her home in East Burke with Blue, the family dog, looking on. On warm days she enjoys a scenic ride on her motorcycle and she’ll never turn down a chance to jump into a soccer game. Dr. Dodge and her family strive for balanced, natural and active lives in and out of the office.
Dr. Alyssa Strassel, D.C.
Dr. Alyssa Strassel graduated magna cum laude from New York Chiropractic College in 2016. Prior to graduate school, she attended the University of Buffalo, NY. She is dedicated to treating families, especially women and children. She focuses on a "whole person" approach for treatment, not just the symptoms, which allows her to get to the root problem. She has a passion for optimal wellness through alternative health care, and is grateful to be able to share this throughout the Burlington community. Her specialties include: Applied Kinesiology, Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal and Pediatrics.
Beside chiropractic, her hobbies include: competitive swimming, weight training, skiing, hiking and of course, enjoying Vermont with her partner, Dr. John and their dog, Charlie.
Dr. John Glemb, D.C.
Dr. John Glemb graduated summa cum laude from New York Chiropractic College in 2016 and was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega Honor Society. Before attending graduate school, he graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. This is where he discovered the passion of helping others and began his study to become a doctor.
Dr. Glemb is focused on providing the best personalized care to each one of his patients. He believes that each person has their own unique problem and using the same treatment on everyone just does not work. Utilizing techniques learned at New York Chiropractic College and various seminars, he can uncover specific problems and direct treatment to be problem specific.
Dr. Jared Galster, D.C.
Dr. Jared Galster graduated from New York Chiropractic College with honors, obtaining his Doctorate in Chiropractic. Foundational to both his work with patients at Life Source, as well as his own active lifestyle, is his experience and education in Exercise Physiology. He holds a Bachelor of Science in the field from Rutger's University and began his career in personal training.
Dr. Galster is an avid outdoorsmen having grown up in the heart of the Adirondacks and enjoys all of the seasons and activities the Green Mountains afford. As such, his practice is committed to helping his patients retain the function and movement necessary to perform the tasks and enjoy the activities that are critical to their own health and well being. Specifically, his care focuses on functional improvement, with the understanding that as long as the body is functioning at its optimal level, pain and / or physical limitations will be minimal.
Caitlin Bourassa - Health Coach
Caitlin is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, having received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Cait’s education is holistic, expansive, and never ending. She works closely, and in partnership, with her clients to understand each area of life that create health – food, movement, career, relationship, and spirituality. Cait understands that every client is different and each program is tailored to fit the client’s needs, concerns, strengths and goals.
Cait is a firm believer that health is a journey and not a destination. When we are able to cultivate a loving relationship between our values, our food, our bodies, and our actions, we create enormous opportunity for transformation. We step into our power.
Andrea Lemnah - Physical Therapist & Massage Therapist
Joseph Fiacco - Massage Therapist
Epic Wellness welcomed Joseph to our team in 2014. Joseph has practiced yoga and martial arts since 1999, becoming a instructor in each in 2009 and 2006 respectively. Joseph holds a Swedish Massage certification from Touchstone Healing Arts and has been a practicing massage therapist since 2011.
Christine Usack - Massage Therapist
Lauren Dube - Provider Development
Lauren Dube was born and raised in Vermont. Since childhood, Lauren has been exposed to alternative medicine, growing up with parents who regularly received chiropractic adjustments. Having this history, Lauren chose to receive acupuncture in 2007 on a regular basis to assist in healing from a sustained injury. As though a light-switch had been turned on, she realized that the community and work of alternative healing was the avenue she wanted to pursue!
In June of 2012 Lauren graduated from Touchstone Healing Arts in Burlington, Vermont as a Certified Massage Practitioner. Her career began in May of 2012 at the very same chiropractor’s office that she had been attending all her life. As an employee of retail for 5 years prior to massage school, her hope of bringing an awareness of Wellness in the Workplace to many is fueled by her experience in a setting where that was not present. Currently, Lauren is the Onsite Director and oversees Provider Training.
Lauren believes that the physical and energetic body is meant to live harmoniously.
April Thompson - Office Manager
A student of the 'School of Life', April has held a variety of different positions in the field of customer service, sales, and social media marketing. A life long resident of Vermont, she and her family have called Essex Junction home for 12 years. She's an powerful advocate of mind/body balance & body positivity. April is a meal planner extraordinaire, enjoys yoga/barre/Pilates & spending time with her loved ones in the great outdoors.
Sarah Hogan - Billing Manager
A local native, Sarah was born and raised in Jeffersonville, VT. She met her husband Matt while attending Saint Michael’s College and in 2007 graduated with a degree in Business Administration. The two now reside in Fairfax with their two young boys Noah and Sawyer. Sarah has always been interested in nutrition, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Having suffered from neck pain and poor posture for years, she received her first chiropractic adjustment at 24 years of age and has never looked back! Getting regular adjustments helps her keep up with her little men! Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends and getting outside.
Sarah now is the Billing Manager for Epic Wellness. What most of cringe at thinking about she excels with. Insurance billing is her speciality!
Megan Emch - Billing Assistant
Megan comes to Epic Wellness with 16 years of billing experience with the University of Vermont Medical Center. We are excited to have her on our team, as she specializes in Medicare and Medicaid billing. Anyone who can decipher government billing stands in a class of their own!
Megan is originally from New York but happily calls Vermont home. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her two boys and husband. She loves camping, playing soccer, hiking or a day at the beach. She loves all that Vermont offers for outdoor activities. She hopes to travel and go on more adventures with her family this year.