MEET OUR PROVIDERS
Jennifer is a Nurse Midwife- meaning “with woman”- caring for women from puberty through the lifespan of menopause and beyond. Her core belief is that holistic care includes every aspect of a woman, as an individual as well as in the context of all life factors. Women are essential to families and communities, unfortunately this concept has been marginalized for generations and she sees woman-care as fundamental to a healthy, functioning society.
Jen has focused on women’s health starting with her entry to nursing in 2002. An epiphany during the family health unit spurred a life goal to become a holistic advanced practice provider for women and their families. She recognized that women’s physiology is miraculous and awe-inspiring, not something to fear or have shame over as we are so often made to feel.
Trained as a Certified Nurse Midwife, she was invited to join the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing for excellence in academic performance during her education and completed a Master’s in Nurse Midiwfery through Frontier Nursing University.
Tess Interlicchia is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She started her 25-year-long career at the age of 16 by caring for the elderly. Tess went on to complete her registered nursing degree by the age of 22 and worked in various areas of nursing. She then went on to receive a master of science in nursing at Frontier Nursing University. She has worked in many diverse areas including home health care, family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, psychiatry, geriatrics, community health, addictions medicine, weight loss, nutrition, pain management, and functional medicine. She is currently pursuing her post-graduate degree in psychiatry.
She is thrilled to be bringing Root to Rise Wellness Center to Corning, NY to provide an integrative medicine approach to wellness for her community. Her training over the past 25 years within rural communities has ignited her passion to bring quality health care to her patients. Tess has a tremendous love for natural medicine, wellness and spirituality. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, cooking, yoga, and caring for her plants and animals on her farm.
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Laura’s work is firmly grounded in science, but is highly intuitive. To further enhance her understanding of the less obvious connection between emotion and dysfunction of the Soma, Laura completed her certification in hypnotherapy, adding even greater depth to both the intuitive nature of her work and the emotional release that often forms the basis of physical healing. Through Intuitive Touch she is able to connect the source of physical dysfunction and tune into the underlying emotional causes of pain, thereby unlocking the body’s own powerful healing response to allow for restoration of physical, mental and emotional release.
Believing that “When we stop learning we die“, Laura is continuously evolving and expanding her studies as they relate to these intricate connections. Her next endeavor is Craniosacral Therapy and she will be studying with the Upledger Institute in the coming months.
Laura loves all living things and marvels at each opportunity to interact with the natural world around her. When she isn’t enjoying her passion for her work, she is absorbed in the love of her large and wonderful family, including her dogs and cats.
In October 2011 she created ApotheKara, an herbal apothecary and integrative health clinic in Ithaca, NY. Then in 2020, she created an online platform and podcast, Herb-Therapy and Herbal Care Rap. She specializes in herbal health education and consultation. She utilizes her knowledge in medical and herbal pharmacology, herbal therapeutics, and nutrition to support each client with a unique approach specific to their needs and health goals. She has a solid understanding of both western medicine and herbal therapy.