Meet Our Team

Dr. Erin Van Veldhuizen

Erin Van Veldhuizen

FNP, DC, MSN, DACNB, DCBCN, DCN, CCCN, CCTT

Doctor of Chiropractic and Registered Nurse

Dr. Erin graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Health Professions. Dr. Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and a Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness. Dr. Erin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX with her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). She was named Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities for three consecutive years. In 2014, Dr. Erin earned her Diplomate in functional neurology from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB). The DACNB achievement means that Dr. Erin has over 300 hours in post-graduate functional neurology training and passed rigorous boards and practical exams. Additionally, she has a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) from the American Association of Integrative Medicine and a Diplomate from the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (CBCN). She has additional certifications in Gluten Practitioner (CGP), Clinical Chiropractic Neurology (CCCN), and camera thermography technician from the International Association of Camera Thermologists (IACT).

Parker College of Chiropractic’s Alumni Association named Dr. Erin the Young Alumni of the Year in 2008. Dr. Erin has served as the treasurer for Parker College’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. She served as an adjunct faculty member for over five years at Brookhaven College teaching Anatomy & Physiology. Dr. Erin has also assisted teaching in technique labs at Parker University. She speaks for many organizations, health care professionals, and graduate students on topics of women’s health, disease prevention, nutrition and lifestyle, neurological conditions and prevention, supplementation and diet, physiological aspects of disease, and many more.

Dr. Erin has worked in healthcare for over half of her life. Her past titles have included: CNA (Certified Nurse’s Assistant), PCT (Patient Care Technician), Telemetry Technician, Honor’s Program Student director for an NIH-directed grant that was published in Parasite Neurobiology, Professor Assistant and Lab Assistant in undergraduate and graduate school, and Honor’s Program Chiropractic Intern. Dr. Erin has over 500 hours of training in functional medicine and over 500 hours of training in functional neurology.

Dr. Erin focuses on functional medicine, functional neurology and neurological rehab, camera thermography and women’s health, prenatal and pediatric care, cranial adjusting, soft tissue rehabilitation, and allergy elimination. Her practices emphasize whole-body wellness and corrective care. Dr. Erin is passionate about helping ALL patients receive safe and natural care for the whole body and whole family. She values communication and education in order to help patients understand their role in their health and the CAUSE of their symptoms or conditions.

Dr. Erin also founded Women’s Natural Health Center in order to serve women and offer female-centered health. Women’s Natural Health Center is dedicated to “Women Caring for Women”. In this facet of her practice she is offering one of the leading breast cancer risk assessment tools and knowledge for women. Dr. Erin is co-founder of Innovative Health and Wellness Group with Brandon Brock, DNP, NP-C, DC. In this practice, Dr. Erin and Dr. Brock emphasize finding the CAUSE of symptoms and conditions, in addition to offering medical services and advisement when needed.

Dr. Erin is a proud wife and mother of two handsome boys: Jonah and Luke.

Dr. Nisreen TayebjeeNisreen Tayebjee, DC, DACNB

Dr. Nisreen Tayebjee graduated from Parker University in Dallas, TX. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, she moved to Chicago, IL in 2001 to pursue a career in pharmacy. It was not until her life was directly transformed by chiropractic care did she decide to feed her passion in whole-body wellness. Specifically, Dr. Nisreen was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Since then, autoimmunity, women’s health and endocrine dysfunction have become areas of emphasis. In addition, Dr. Nisreen has found her passion within Chiropractic in functional neurology and nutrition. She has completed over 150 hours in postgraduate neurology diplomate studies. Furthermore, Dr. Nisreen has worked with physical rehabilitation of a wide range of conditions stemming from concussions, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, dystonia, headache and migraines while leading a team of healthcare professionals at a nationally recognized brain rehabilitation health center.

Dr. Nisreen completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her Bachelor’s in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. During her time at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she was one of two undergraduate students to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation to perform a reforestation study in Veracruz, Mexico. Upon returning from Mexico with samples, Nisreen continued her research as a primary investigator in DNA analysis, sequencing and cloning of mycorrhizal fungi at the Pritzker DNA laboratory at the Field Museum in Chicago. With her research background she recognizes the importance of implementing evidence based care in her mission to help people discover their full potential through optimal health via chiropractic care and loving service. Nisreen is devoted to serving and helping others live a more fulfilling life and firmly believes in doing so by leading by example. She has adopted a healthy and balanced lifestyle and perseveres to continue improving and growing while helping others do the same.

Dr. Nisreen has served on a chiropractic mission trips to places such as El Salvador. This experience broadened her awareness and cultural background and understands first hand the need for chiropractic care outside of the United States. It is this experience, along with her various travels that has fueled her passion in working with underserved populations and spreading the chiropractic word across the globe. Furthermore, Dr. Nisreen loves immersing herself in different cultures, while developing her language skills. At the present moment, she is refining her Spanish and already fluently speaks, Gujrati, Hindi, Urdu and Swahili.

Lastly, Dr. Nisreen is certified in various chiropractic techniques, applied kinesiology, taping, strength and conditioning, and active and passive rehabilitation therapies. Dr. Nisreen proudly serves the Dallas and surrounding communities and is available to speak at engagements.

Dr. Nisreen Tayebjee

Nisreen Tayebjee, DC, DACNB

Dr. Nisreen Tayebjee graduated from Parker University in Dallas, TX. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, she moved to Chicago, IL in 2001 to pursue a career in pharmacy. It was not until her life was directly transformed by chiropractic care did she decide to feed her passion in whole-body wellness. Specifically, Dr. Nisreen was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Since then, autoimmunity, women’s health and endocrine dysfunction have become areas of emphasis. In addition, Dr. Nisreen has found her passion within Chiropractic in functional neurology and nutrition. She has completed over 150 hours in postgraduate neurology diplomate studies. Furthermore, Dr. Nisreen has worked with physical rehabilitation of a wide range of conditions stemming from concussions, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, dystonia, headache and migraines while leading a team of healthcare professionals at a nationally recognized brain rehabilitation health center.

Dr. Nisreen completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her Bachelor’s in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. During her time at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she was one of two undergraduate students to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation to perform a reforestation study in Veracruz, Mexico. Upon returning from Mexico with samples, Nisreen continued her research as a primary investigator in DNA analysis, sequencing and cloning of mycorrhizal fungi at the Pritzker DNA laboratory at the Field Museum in Chicago. With her research background she recognizes the importance of implementing evidence based care in her mission to help people discover their full potential through optimal health via chiropractic care and loving service. Nisreen is devoted to serving and helping others live a more fulfilling life and firmly believes in doing so by leading by example. She has adopted a healthy and balanced lifestyle and perseveres to continue improving and growing while helping others do the same.

Dr. Nisreen has served on a chiropractic mission trips to places such as El Salvador. This experience broadened her awareness and cultural background and understands first hand the need for chiropractic care outside of the United States. It is this experience, along with her various travels that has fueled her passion in working with underserved populations and spreading the chiropractic word across the globe. Furthermore, Dr. Nisreen loves immersing herself in different cultures, while developing her language skills. At the present moment, she is refining her Spanish and already fluently speaks, Gujrati, Hindi, Urdu and Swahili.

Lastly, Dr. Nisreen is certified in various chiropractic techniques, applied kinesiology, taping, strength and conditioning, and active and passive rehabilitation therapies. Dr. Nisreen proudly serves the Dallas and surrounding communities and is available to speak at engagements.

Dr. Paige PhelanPaige Phelan, DC

Dr. Paige Phelan graduated from Parker University in Dallas, TX in 2019 where she earned a double Bachelor’s in Anatomy and Physiology as well as in Health and Wellness. Born in Houston, TX and a 25-year Murphy, TX native Dr. Paige is a born-and-raised Texan. A long-time sufferer of allergies and anaphylactic reactions, Dr. Paige turned to holistic and alternative medicine. Additionally, her mother suffered from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) that started her on her journey to find treatments for this debilitating condition. While at Parker, Dr. Paige held the presidency of both the Neurology Club and Nutrition Club on campus with a passion for interdisciplinary care and searching for the root cause of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Dr. Paige has completed over 300 hours of post-graduate functional neurology and functional nutrition courses with a passion for traumatic brain injury, neuroendocrine modulation, discopathies, radiculopathies, and childhood developmental disorders. Committed to a lifetime of learning, Dr. Paige would spend her spare time shadowing at other cross-disciplinary centers in the metroplex and at other functional medicine, functional nutrition, and functional neurology practices across the US. Dr. Paige strives to be the embodiment of the adage said by Parker University’s founder: “Loving Service is My First Technique.”

Dr. Paige’s preferred method of adjusting is Flexion-Distraction technique, and she is additionally skilled in manual myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, kinetic and functional taping, active and passive rehabilitative services, and the Blye cranial technique. She is proud to serve the DFW metroplex where she now resides.

Dr. Paige Phelan

Paige Phelan, DC

Dr. Paige Phelan graduated from Parker University in Dallas, TX in 2019 where she earned a double Bachelor’s in Anatomy and Physiology as well as in Health and Wellness. Born in Houston, TX and a 25-year Murphy, TX native Dr. Paige is a born-and-raised Texan. A long-time sufferer of allergies and anaphylactic reactions, Dr. Paige turned to holistic and alternative medicine. Additionally, her mother suffered from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) that started her on her journey to find treatments for this debilitating condition. While at Parker, Dr. Paige held the presidency of both the Neurology Club and Nutrition Club on campus with a passion for interdisciplinary care and searching for the root cause of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Dr. Paige has completed over 300 hours of post-graduate functional neurology and functional nutrition courses with a passion for traumatic brain injury, neuroendocrine modulation, discopathies, radiculopathies, and childhood developmental disorders. Committed to a lifetime of learning, Dr. Paige would spend her spare time shadowing at other cross-disciplinary centers in the metroplex and at other functional medicine, functional nutrition, and functional neurology practices across the US. Dr. Paige strives to be the embodiment of the adage said by Parker University’s founder: “Loving Service is My First Technique.”

Dr. Paige’s preferred method of adjusting is Flexion-Distraction technique, and she is additionally skilled in manual myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, kinetic and functional taping, active and passive rehabilitative services, and the Blye cranial technique. She is proud to serve the DFW metroplex where she now resides.

Rhonda NicholasRhonda Nicholas LMT, MTI, CCTT

Rhonda is our Licensed Massage Therapist, Supplement Specialist, and certified Thermography Tech at IHWG. Rhonda graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1999 with a degree in kinesiology. She went to Hands on Therapy School of Massage and graduated in Sept 2002. She then went to Ariana Institute and received her Massage Therapy Instructor License in Aug 2018. She is certified in several modalities including Lymphatic Drainage, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Orthopedic. She is currently in school for Medical Assistant through Purdue University. When Rhonda is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 4 kids, reading, and volunteering at cancer centers and hospice centers.

Rhonda Nicholas

Rhonda Nicholas LMT, MTI, CCTT

Rhonda is our Licensed Massage Therapist, Supplement Specialist, and certified Thermography Tech at IHWG. Rhonda graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1999 with a degree in kinesiology. She went to Hands on Therapy School of Massage and graduated in Sept 2002. She then went to Ariana Institute and received her Massage Therapy Instructor License in Aug 2018. She is certified in several modalities including Lymphatic Drainage, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Orthopedic. She is currently in school for Medical Assistant through Purdue University. When Rhonda is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 4 kids, reading, and volunteering at cancer centers and hospice centers.

Ashley RoddsAshley Rodda MA

Ashley is our Medical Assistant at IHWG. Ashley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree and Arts in Nutrition and a minor in Health Care Professions. She remained on the Dean’s list during her time at UT. Born in Wisconsin, Ashley has been a resident of Murphy, TX for 12 years. While in high school she worked as a swim instructor, party hostess and nanny. She received her Girl Scouts Gold Award in 2017 during her senior year of high school. She implemented a sustainable denim recycling program within her community that turns denim into insulation that is donated to underserved communities. This program earned her the Ruth Jackson Leadership Award from Keep Texas Beautiful, the Prudential Certificate of Excellence as well as the President’s Volunteer Service Award. She also served on the Plano ISD Health Advisory Committee and on Student Council as the Public Relations chair. During her college summers she worked as a CNA in a local nursing home before starting her job as a PCT in the surgery center of St. David’s in Austin during her last year of University. She was also the President of Sigma Alpha Lambda a philanthropy group on campus as well as being a member of Habitat for Humanity and the Pre-PA Society. Ashley is currently applying to PA school but has an increasing interest in functional/holistic medicine.

Ashley Rodds

Ashley Rodda MA

Ashley is our Medical Assistant at IHWG. Ashley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree and Arts in Nutrition and a minor in Health Care Professions. She remained on the Dean’s list during her time at UT. Born in Wisconsin, Ashley has been a resident of Murphy, TX for 12 years. While in high school she worked as a swim instructor, party hostess and nanny. She received her Girl Scouts Gold Award in 2017 during her senior year of high school. She implemented a sustainable denim recycling program within her community that turns denim into insulation that is donated to underserved communities. This program earned her the Ruth Jackson Leadership Award from Keep Texas Beautiful, the Prudential Certificate of Excellence as well as the President’s Volunteer Service Award. She also served on the Plano ISD Health Advisory Committee and on Student Council as the Public Relations chair. During her college summers she worked as a CNA in a local nursing home before starting her job as a PCT in the surgery center of St. David’s in Austin during her last year of University. She was also the President of Sigma Alpha Lambda a philanthropy group on campus as well as being a member of Habitat for Humanity and the Pre-PA Society. Ashley is currently applying to PA school but has an increasing interest in functional/holistic medicine.

Alissa ZacharyAlissa Zachary MA

Alissa has been in the medical field for over 11 years. She has experience in Primary Care, Neurology and Cardiology. Alissa is currently finishing up classes to apply to nursing school for her RN license. Alissa enjoys spending time watching her daughter play softball and relaxing by the pool. Alissa was born in Ann Arbor, MI. She transplanted to Texas 10 years ago and currently lives in Rowlett with her husband and two daughters.

Alissa Zachary

Alissa Zachary MA

Alissa has been in the medical field for over 11 years. She has experience in Primary Care, Neurology and Cardiology. Alissa is currently finishing up classes to apply to nursing school for her RN license. Alissa enjoys spending time watching her daughter play softball and relaxing by the pool. Alissa was born in Ann Arbor, MI. She transplanted to Texas 10 years ago and currently lives in Rowlett with her husband and two daughters.

Dawn BrattonDawn Bratton

Dawn has extensive work history since 1988. She has owned her own company for the last 15 years (closed the doors in August 2018). Prior to that, her experience was in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll and managed answering a multi-line phone system. Dawn enjoys watching her daughter dance, her son play baseball and having a dinner date with her husband. Family is especially important to Dawn and she extends that family importance to our patients. Dawn is our Front Desk Lead at IHWG.

Dawn Bratton

Dawn Bratton

Dawn has extensive work history since 1988. She has owned her own company for the last 15 years (closed the doors in August 2018). Prior to that, her experience was in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll and managed answering a multi-line phone system. Dawn enjoys watching her daughter dance, her son play baseball and having a dinner date with her husband. Family is especially important to Dawn and she extends that family importance to our patients. Dawn is our Front Desk Lead at IHWG.

Shana HidoussiShana Hidoussi

Shana graduated from Independence College of Cosmetology as a licensed Esthetician and CIDESCO diploma in 2006. She graduated The X-ray Academy of Texas as a licensed NCT in 2017. Shana graduated from Medical Career Training with a license in CCMA in 2018. Shana has lived in AR, CA, KY, LA, MO, OK, TX and Saudi Arabia. She has enjoyed traveling to 20 plus states in the U.S. and visited Thailand. Shana loves being a wife, a cat mom, a daughter, and an Aunt with two wonderful nieces. Shana joined the IHWG team as our scheduler and personal office assistant to Dr Erin.

Shana Hidoussi

Shana Hidoussi

Shana graduated from Independence College of Cosmetology as a licensed Esthetician and CIDESCO diploma in 2006. She graduated The X-ray Academy of Texas as a licensed NCT in 2017. Shana graduated from Medical Career Training with a license in CCMA in 2018. Shana has lived in AR, CA, KY, LA, MO, OK, TX and Saudi Arabia. She has enjoyed traveling to 20 plus states in the U.S. and visited Thailand. Shana loves being a wife, a cat mom, a daughter, and an Aunt with two wonderful nieces. Shana joined the IHWG team as our scheduler and personal office assistant to Dr Erin.

Summer BenjaminSummer Benjamin

Summer has joined our team as a Therapy Tech at IHWG. Summer graduated from Mineola High School in Texas. For the first couple years out of school she assisted in the care of her parents from grocery shopping to preparing meals. During this time, she also was promoted into a management position at a local restaurant. Summer wanted to spread her wings and took a trip to Dallas, Texas. There she was hires as a manager at Chick-fil-A where making guests feel cared for was number one priority. This opportunity loaded her up with 4 years of customer service experience. She then transitioned into a more professional career, which then lead her to the Innovative Health and Wellness team! Summer was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas and raised in Mineola, Texas. Now living in Carrolton with her longtime friend and agreeable cat, Pancake.

Summer Benjamin

Summer Benjamin

Summer has joined our team as a Therapy Tech at IHWG. Summer graduated from Mineola High School in Texas. For the first couple years out of school she assisted in the care of her parents from grocery shopping to preparing meals. During this time, she also was promoted into a management position at a local restaurant. Summer wanted to spread her wings and took a trip to Dallas, Texas. There she was hires as a manager at Chick-fil-A where making guests feel cared for was number one priority. This opportunity loaded her up with 4 years of customer service experience. She then transitioned into a more professional career, which then lead her to the Innovative Health and Wellness team! Summer was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas and raised in Mineola, Texas. Now living in Carrolton with her longtime friend and agreeable cat, Pancake.

Cle' AlfordCle’ Alford

Cle’ graduated from Texas Christian University in Ft Worth, Texas, with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Communications. Cle’ was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and held the office of Panhellenic Rush Counselor. Cle’ has over 25 years of work experience as a Regional Human Resource Manager. She was introduced to holistic medicine in 1995 when she was unable to be treated with traditional medicine for her chronic rhinosinusitis due to poor immune function. Cle’ became a patient of Dr. Erin’s in 2018. Then joined Dr Erin’s team as the office manager in 2020. Her personal mission statement is to give time and attention to others to enhance their personal and professional life. In her spare time Cle’ is a mentor/sponsor for women who attend Celebrate Recovery at her church. Cle’ was born in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in San Antonio and Austin, now lives in Richardson with her husband and two rescue ShihTuz puppies.

Cle' Alford

Cle’ Alford

Cle’ graduated from Texas Christian University in Ft Worth, Texas, with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Communications. Cle’ was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and held the office of Panhellenic Rush Counselor. Cle’ has over 25 years of work experience as a Regional Human Resource Manager. She was introduced to holistic medicine in 1995 when she was unable to be treated with traditional medicine for her chronic rhinosinusitis due to poor immune function. Cle’ became a patient of Dr. Erin’s in 2018. Then joined Dr Erin’s team as the office manager in 2020. Her personal mission statement is to give time and attention to others to enhance their personal and professional life. In her spare time Cle’ is a mentor/sponsor for women who attend Celebrate Recovery at her church. Cle’ was born in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in San Antonio and Austin, now lives in Richardson with her husband and two rescue ShihTuz puppies.

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