Balanced Energy, Balanced Life

Owners, John & Nancy Charlebois have called Maine their home since 2001. John discovered Maine while stationed at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone for three years, and Nancy grew up vacationing in Maine each summer. Both were drawn back to Maine because of its community, its atmosphere, and their belief that people in Maine strive for a life in greater balance with the natural world and natural healing. Jade Integrated Health was built and has flourished from this belief. 

At Jade Integrated Health, we strive to provide you with a personal experience, by qualified practitioners committed to your well being. We have brought together a staff of experts in their fields to treat and instruct our great community. Click through to find out more about our great staff below. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, we'd love to hear from you!


Physical Therapists

Nancy Charlebois, pt, lmt

Nancy Charlebois, pt, lmt

Nancy has always wanted to live in Maine!  After graduating from Springfield College with her Masters in Physical Therapy, she worked all over the country in multiple settings including neonatal intensive care unit, hospital, home health care, out patient rehabilitation, skilled rehabilitation, nursing home and a school for deaf children before landing in Portland.  

With over 20 years of experience, Nancy has developed a strong interest and advanced clinical skills in the area of Women’s health, specifically pregnancy, postpartum and pelvic floor rehabilitation.  She continues to enjoy treating patients with musculoskeletal pain outside of women’s health to round out her practice!  Nancy’s treatment philosophy is to understand her patient’s goals and then develop a treatment plan to help achieve those goals.  She feels that education around health and wellness is important to ensure success.  

Typically, treatments are a balance of exercise, education and manual therapies.  She also considers incorporating acupuncture, yoga therapy or Chinese Herbology as important clinical tools to help the patients that come to Jade.

Marie BoneParth, dpt

Marie Boneparth completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2004 from Virginia Commonwealth University. She began her career at a large teaching hospital and has spent the majority of her time working in orthopedics with a very diverse patient population.

Marie became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2013. She values the importance of professional development and continued learning so that she is best able to help her clients. Marie loves to work with clients on shoulder pain and injuries, knee pain and injuries, foot and ankle pain, spine pain, as well as improving balance and safety, post-operative rehabilitation, and return to sport.

Outside of work, Marie is busy with her young daughter and enjoys cycling, snowshoeing, hiking, swimming, and travel. She looks forward to getting her clients back to doing the things they love!

 
Melissa Belcher, Mspt, capp-ob

Melissa Belcher, Mspt, capp-ob

Joy Many, dpt, cyt

Melissa Belcher graduated in 2001 from Husson College with her masters in Physical Therapy. She has over 12 years of experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting combined with a strong manual therapy background. She also has additional experience and training having completed the APTA CAPP-OB series, with the pregnant and postpartum population, which holds a special interest for her.

Her treatment plans hold a strong orthopedic focus and include modalities such as Pilates based training, therapeutic exercise integration, Kinesiotaping, and soft tissue work. She has completed additional advanced training in therapeutic taping techniques (completing the Kinseotaping 1-3 series,) manual therapy techniques, orthopedic conditions classes and therapeutic exercise including Pilates based rehabilitation.

She is very excited to be part of the team at Jade Integrated Health.

Joy studied at Stony Brook University in NY for her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and graduated in 2015. She has clinical experience in women's health, orthopedics and aquatic therapy, pediatrics, and geriatrics.

She studied at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in MA for her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification in 2010. Kripalu translates as Compassion, and Joy brings this essential element to each moment with patients and clients.

Joy is grateful to integrate her knowledge of physical therapy with the science and art of yoga to assist individuals on their healing journeys. She has special interests in orthopedic issues of the spine, prenatal & postpartum populations, and athletes returning to sport. Her passion lives in empowering individuals to release movement habits and realize new, pain-free ways of being. She is inspired by the holistic community at Jade Integrated Health and is thrilled to be on board.

She enjoys being in nature and is currently learning how to surf.

 

KIRSTEN TWAITE, DPT

Jenn Gelfand, DPT, CYT

Kirsten is a doctor of physical therapy who has worked mainly in outpatient orthopedic and women’s health clinics. After attending Northeastern University she moved to Maine and fell in love with our beautiful state. Her areas of treatment include orthopedic issues, incontinence, pelvic pain, prenatal, post-partum and vertigo. 

She joined Jade Integrated Health because she believes in a whole body approach to health that Jade reinforces and feels that being able to collaborate with health care professionals from different disciplines is an amazing opportunity to provide her patients with the best care possible. She also loves the emphasis on maintaining health by patients continuing to be part of the our community even after episodes of care. Through physical therapy, yoga, massage therapy and acupuncture, she enjoys being a part of a team that is able to explore many view points on one patient's health and care.

Moving to Maine has increased her love of all activities outdoors including hiking, camping and cross country skiing. She lives in Portland with her husband and their two cats, Jack and Simon.

Jenn received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 2008. Upon graduation, she worked in a hospital outpatient orthopedic center in Boston. In 2011, she and her husband, also a physical therapist, embarked on an adventure to travel the country while working in a variety of settings. In 2013, they were drawn to the Portland area for its rich community, amazing outdoor accessibility and proximity to family.   

Jenn has continued to enhance her skills by specializing in pelvic floor rehabilitation to complement her extensive experience in orthopedics and movement quality-based therapies. A passionate yogi, Jenn received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Well Heart Yoga School in August 2015.

With the desire to help achieve wellness for her patients, Jenn utilizes her passion for yoga in a holistic approach to healing injury. She combines manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and education in order to restore healthy, pain-free movement patterns and to improve function and wellbeing. Jenn is grateful to be a member of the Jade team and contribute to this community. 

She enjoys cycling, yoga and hiking and lives in Scarborough with her husband and their two young children, Hailey and Caiden. 


Acupuncturists

John Charlebois, LAc

John graduated from The Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin in 2000 with his Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine. His training is a well rounded approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine including: Acupuncture, AOBTA Tui Na Certification, National Certification in Herbology and Instruction in Qi Gong.

He believes in treating both the symptoms his patients present with as well as the underlying imbalances that contribute to disease and dysfunction. 

Carole Wyche, LAc

Carole is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She obtained her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture. She has treated in several integrated settings including neurosurgery, Boston Medical Center, and Cambridge Health Alliance. 

Carole enjoys treating a variety of conditions including pain, anxiety, sinus issues and has a special interest in fertility and women's health. Outside of work, she likes to run, read and hike. She is excited to start enjoying the Portland area and helping the community stay healthy!


Massage Therapists

Nancy Charlebois, PT, LMT

Nancy Charlebois, PT, LMT

 

Yoga Instructors

Lauren Lauzier, cyt

Lauren Lauzier, cyt

Carolyn Pereira, cyt

Carolyn Pereira, cyt

Joy Sutera, DPT, cyt

Joy Sutera, DPT, cyt

JENN GELFAND, DPT, CYT

JENN GELFAND, DPT, CYT

Emily Adour, CYT

Emily Adour, CYT


Staff

Mallory Lancaster, 

Office Manager

Mallory is our Office Manager and has been working in the health field since she graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S in Kinesiology & Physical Education.  

For six years, she coached women’s lacrosse before moving to Virginia in 2015 and hopes to return to it someday! She currently lives in Westbrook with her husband and calico cat, Carmen. During her free time, she enjoys doing yoga, exploring restaurants around Portland and spending time with friends and family. 

Jenna tremberth,

Receptionist

Jenna is a Receptionist at Jade Integrated Health. She just recently joined our team with many years of experience in the Administrative field.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, staying active, and exploring all that this beautiful state has to offer. 

She lives in South Portland with her husband Dave, 3 year old daughter Mila, and their chocolate lab Stella. 

 

Kimberly Buonaiuto,

Lead Front Desk & Marketing Assistant

Kimberly is the Lead Receptionist at Jade Integrated Health. Recently, she returned to Maine from Connecticut, where she graduated from the University of Saint Joseph with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She has been working office administration and medical office management for 8 years, with a concentration in the holistic care. 

In her spare time, she enjoys learning new vegetarian recipes and reading. She also loves to go camping, hiking and explore the Portland area.

dash, office mascot

dash,

office mascot

Hi! I’m Dash, the office dog and my owners are John and Nancy (who also happen to own Jade)! You can find me roaming around the office between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. If you don’t like dogs, I won’t take it personally. Just be sure to let our front office staff know. My favorite part about working at Jade is getting treats from the mailman and greeting all of our patients, especially kids/babies!