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Meet the Whole Family Chiropractors Team

Alexa Manza, Operations and PI Manager

Alexa was a patient for 2 years before coming to work for Dr. Paris and had been an integral part of the team for over 6 years. She believes in the whole body healing of chiropractic and liked the clinic and the doctor so much she talked herself into a job. She found herself wearing many hats, like IT, maintenance, billing, staffing, web guru, shopper, etc. and eventually became the executive assistant and operations manager. In late 2017 her husband Pete was offered a new job in London, England. Alexa and their son moved in early 2018. Lucky for us, they just returned in late October and you can find her in the office every day!

Alexa Manza, Operations and PI Manager

Silke Mendez, Lead Chiropractic Assistant

Join us in welcoming our new Lead CA, Silke! (Pronounced Silk-ah.) Silke is originally from Germany, but grew-up in San Antonio where she graduated from UTSA with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science and Health Education. She has called Austin home for the past five years and YES – she speaks both German and Spanish!

She has worked as a health + wellness coach for eight years and brings extensive knowledge of holistic and functional health. A great fit for our practice and patients alike! She also has training in biometrics, nutrition, insurance verification, billing, and x-ray.

In her free time, Silke loves…and we mean really, really LOVES live music and sporting events. So much so, that she works part-time as security at venues around town so she can enjoy those shows for free. She and her family enjoy spending time together watching movies, cooking, playing with their dog Booboo, and being outdoors. Her son is a Senior this year and she is soaking up every last minute with him!

Silke Mendez

Katharine Bills, Chiropractic Assistant

Katharine Bills was born in Houston but has traveled extensively. Her mother was a teacher and decided to home school her by having her learn around the world. Being young and beautiful, Kat came to RejuvaWell as a patient. Though she was already beautiful, we agreed to help her along just a wee bit more. She was so excited by her treatments here, that she asked if she could intern, just to learn. Then, unfortunately, she got into a car accident and became a chiropractic patient. So obviously, she wanted to learn everything about chiropractic and has now become an integral part of the team. She is trained as a chiropractic and medical assistant, CPR, and BLS certified for health care providers, and is learning x-ray. She does great DermaSweep, Fire & Ice, and AquaGold facial treatments as well as being certified to perform all of our body sculpting services.

In her spare time, Kat enjoys sleeping and eating. No really, she does! But she also likes to spend time learning all about chiropractic and aesthetics and has now decided this is the profession she will pursue in her future. We are thrilled to have her with us.

Katharine Bills, Chiropractic Assistant

Nicole Barrera, Medical Assistant

A native Texan, Nicole grew up in the RGV and has fully embraced Austin as her home for the last 14 years. She is proficient in sales and marketing, has extensive knowledge assisting in a medical practice, and most recently has been deemed the office “plant whisperer”. No, really! She is bringing our succulents back to life! A few of her favorite hobbies include running the trail at Lady Bird Lake, cooking dinner for friends, and anything that involves beauty + skincare.

Nicole is ecstatic to help patients and clients achieve their health, beauty and wellness goals.

We are beyond thrilled to have her on BOTH the Whole Family + RejuvaWell team.

Nicole Barrera

Jaiderlynn Diggs, Family Nurse Practitioner

Jahi (pronounced Hi) recently moved to Austin from West Texas to join our Whole Family/RejuvaWell team!
Jahi is originally from Caracas, Venezuela but has lived in Texas for 14 years. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in multiple nursing disciplines such as oncology, emergency medicine, and labor and delivery.

Jahi will be available for routine medical visits and evaluation of musculoskeletal conditions affecting our chiro patients. She has extensive experience evaluating and managing ligament and tendon injuries.

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Additionally, Jahi has always been fascinated by the science of beauty. She believes in the power of regenerative and aesthetic treatments to achieve a natural and balanced look and understands the importance of taking the time to listen to her patient’s specific concerns and goals. Holding patient safety and education in the highest regard, she is able to create an individualized treatment plan combining her passion for medicine and beauty!

In her spare time, Jahi enjoys spending time with her family and teaching her husband some hip action on the dance floor!

Jaiderlynn Diggs, FNP

Anna Suarez, LMT

Anna Suarez, born here in Austin Texas; has lived in Houston, Dallas, San Jose, Philadelphia. Los Angeles and Mexico City. She has worked as a teacher, bus driver, stay-at-home mom (her favorite), and various office positions. As a child, Anna was raised within an atmosphere of healers. Her grandfather, who immigrated to this country from the Canary Islands, was a healer and lecturer. Her other grandfather, Dr. Roy E. LeMond, D.C., was a Palmer graduate and practiced in Austin.

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He and his fellow “quack-opractors”, as they were referred to in those days, were instrumental in lobbying the 51st legislation to pass and enact the bill that created the first Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners; he held license #10. In addition, Anna has had 3 aunts, a great uncle, and her mom’s brother who all were practicing chiropractors. You could say Anna had a well-adjusted childhood! Finding herself at a career crossroads, a friend who knew Anna’s propensity to sense tension in a person’s body and want to do something to alleviate that tension, suggested she attend massage school. Since 1992 she has been relieving aches and pains and facilitating healing ever since. Her continuing education includes, but is not limited to: pre-natal massage, cranial sacral therapy, acupressure, reflexology and neuromuscular therapy. She has worked with some of the best chiropractors in clinical settings as well as maintaining a thriving private practice with many clients she has seen for over 12 years. Anna is excited to be working with Dr. Paris, Dr. Fisher, the other massage therapists, and all the wonderful women in the front office. It is truly a great healing facility.

Anna Suarez, LMT

Julie Wortman, LMT

Julie Wortman, LMT, comes to Austin as a transplant from Massachusetts. She has been a massage therapist since 2006 and her concentration has always been towards a therapeutic approach using focused, specific work for injuries and muscle restrictions while keeping in mind the interconnections of body mechanics. Julie enjoys watching a client improve over the course of their sessions, and knowing she has made a difference in their lives. She is happy to join Whole Family Chiropractors where she is able to use a team approach to health and healing. READ MORE ABOUT JULIE »

When not in the clinic helping patients feel their best, Julie can be found on nature trails with her two Australian Shepherds or cooking at home with her husband. She has also been a florist since 2004, and currently helps brides’ floral dreams become reality.
Julie Wortman, LMT

Marques Johns, LMT

A native Texan who spent several years honing his massage skills in Chicago, Marques returned to serving the Austin community in 2006 as a clinical manual therapist. He began training in myofascial release and structural dysfunction therapy in 2007 and has been at Whole Family Chiropractors since 2012. Marques is able to quickly adapt and apply various techniques seamlessly into his scope of knowledge in dealing with numerous structural dysfunctional issues that are highly effective for our patients. He can assess and treat soft tissue problems while at the same time educating the patient to provide them with an understanding of how the dysfunction has been established, as well as helping each individual learn measures of self-care that can reduce and help ameliorate their specific behaviors that cause a negative adaptive condition.
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Working in conjunction with Dr. Paris and the other therapists, he is happy to have joined our team and has quickly become an integral part of Whole Family Chiropractors. Marques’ ultimate goal is to help facilitate a rebalancing of the musculoskeletal system, educate the people he treats so that they are equipped with a better knowledge of self-care to prevent structural abnormalities, and doing so in a manner that is safe, comfortable, and professional. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for Massage therapy, call or email us!

Marques Johns, LMT

Brittney Roberson, Office Assistant

Brittney, though young, comes to us with a widely varied experience. She graduated from Texas State with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, focusing on statistical analysis, reports and data presentation. She then chose to work in a pediatric medical group and facilitated hearing screens for newborns in addition to working overall clinic operations. She then became a special education teacher assistant.

Interestingly, Brittney applied for a position with our lab as a tester. She included such an upbeat and earnest cover letter that we hired her right away. Since then, she has become invaluable at our lab and migrated to our location where she works with both Whole Family Chiropractors and RejuvaWell. Definitely a Jill of all trades!

Brittney Roberson, Office Assistant

Max and Margo

Max and Margo are Dr. Paris’ kids. They have been adjusted since birth and have also been helping their mother for many years. Currently, they both pass out fliers, sort mail, model exercises for video and listen to Dr. Paris talk about various business issues and physical conditions. They have very good insights and are learning many things about being a chiropractor and running a business. A few times a week they make dinner and have it ready for Mom when she comes home from work.

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Max is 14 and in the 8th grade. His extracurricular interests include video editing, basketball and accumulating shoes. Max actively works in the office by editing video and photos, suggesting Facebook copy and coming up with ideas to make patients more comfortable; researching colored water cups, creating music playlists, suggesting toys for kids. His other passions include clothing and shoes. (No idea where he got that.) Margo is 11 and in 6th grade. She has been actively learning Quickbooks and helping upload and download transactions as well as reconciling the monthly financial reports. Soon she will be managing the accounting for Whole Family Chiropractors. Margo also helps with playlists and copywriting. She is an exceptional writer of fiction stories and enjoys Lacrosse, Basketball, Volleyball, and clothes.

Max, Margo and Dr. Paris

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