Our Amazing Team !
Tera Baca, Office Manager
My professional journey began back in 2009 when I chose to take a medical billing course. I quickly fell in love with it and found myself graduating at the top of my class. After graduating, I worked my way up the corporate ladder in multiple specialties which included DME (durable medical equipment), Pharmaceutical and Chiropractic. Eleven years into my journey, I have been allowed the opportunity to grow and to see the value each role plays to ensure patients receive the kind of care they deserve. I love serving others and take great pride in making sure patients are happier leaving our office then when they arrive.
When I am not in the office helping others feel better, you can find me and my husband training or competing in our local strongman/woman competitions. Being a former power lifter has made for an easy transition. As a member of the 1,000 LB club, I learned anything is possible with a little bit of hard work, dedication and a great attitude.
I look forward to serving you and your loved ones here at Partners in Health. – Tera
Marleta Ouverson “Mo”, Licensed Massage Therapist, ABMP
Marleta, aka Mo, is a proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress, and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and wellness. After working in the health care industry as a Prosthetic/Orthotic Practitioner for 10 years; her journey led her to achieve her third degree in massage therapy. She graduated with top honors from the Denver School of Massage Therapy and comes to us with over 3 years of Lead Therapist experience. She continues her education to learn new techniques to increase her repertoire of treatment modalities. Thus far, these include Hot Stone Massage and Cold Stone Therapy for Migraine Headaches. Marleta has adapted the reputation as the FIT therapist … Fix It Therapist. She specializes in Injury Massage, Structural Integration, Trigger Point Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Acupressure and Myofascial Release. She custom tailors each massage by combining numerous modalities to create a unique and personal synthesis for each individual session. The FIT therapist embodies health and wellness by competing in bodybuilding shows. She understands the importance of a regular massage routine in order to compete in any sport and achieve your personal goals. Whether you are a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior or just have athlete’s foot; there is a modality for your specific needs. A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body and mind, Mo is convinced that where the mind goes … the body follows. Her positive energy and infectious smile come with every customized session. Mo encourages everyone to get a massage, just for the health of it. – MO
Diann FitzSimmons, Licensed Massage Therapist
Diann grew up in rural New England and began working as a nurses aid after high school. After many days and nights working with Alzheimers patients, she became fascinated with the brain body connection and moved to Florida to attend College. While there she began studying Pathology and Sociology at St.Petersburg College. During that time she worked with both children and adults at an inpatient Psychiatric Facility and was able to see how many factors can influence our well being and how to help people find strength and coping skills, even when everyone in there lives has given up on them. In 2007 her focus began to include how nutrition played a vital role in how we function and she attended Sullivan University in Lexington, Kentucky and studied all aspects of Culinary Arts. After which she spent the next 5 years helping to open various restaurants along the east coast everything from sandwich shops to fine dining establishments. After which she spent 2 months in the Appalachian Mountains to focus on the brain body connection and how she could use this to serve others as well as herself. After days spent meditating, hiking , foraging, practicing yoga and sleeping on the ground she was very sore and very tired. So after a night in a hotel and a shower she noticed a massage place across the street and went in, while the massage was not much to speak of the office literature spoke volumes, there were posters of pain patterns and that skeleton in the corner might as well have been speaking out loud.
Diann began formally studying Massage Therapy at Lexington Healing Arts Academy in Lexington, Kentucky in 2012. She began her practice there which focused on structure and function and also began learning Thai foot Massage as well as traditional Thai Massage both of which she still practices today.Thai Massage resonates because you can’t heal one part of something. Wellness is an everyday and lifelong process. Diann uses a variety of techniques that may help with physical ailments and emotional stresses. She believes massage can help provide both a physical and emotional balance. This can be achieved through a cooperative relationship between client and therapist.
In her free time she enjoys various pursuits such as yoga, dance, hiking, photography and plans to visit every state and all the National Parks. – Diann