About Us

Melissa Dengler, ND

Naturopathic Doctor


Dr. Melissa Dengler grew up on a small farm in northwestern Pennsylvania. As a youth she was active in 4-H showing dairy cattle. Her family participated in 18th century reenactments and she was an excellent marksman with a muzzleloader. She grew up hunting, fishing, gardening and making maple syrup. Her family rarely went to the doctor and always looked for natural remedies to cure any ailments. She always had an interest in science and comes from a strong medical background with many of her family involved in the medical profession. She was naturally attracted to medicine and started her college years in the doctorate of pharmacy program. After one year, she realized that she did not want to be a “pill pusher” for the rest of her life and changed her major to pre-med. She had just completed her MCATs and was on the path to applying for conventional medical school when an experience as a camp counselor changed her life. As a counselor at a youth conservation camp, an herbalist was invited to talk to the campers about edible plants and herbal first-aid. It was at that moment that her life changed and so did her career path. She researched the Internet and discovered naturopathic medicine. It was her true calling and an opportunity for her to practice medicine but to use natural approaches to preventing and treating chronic disease. The rest is history…

Dr. Melissa Dengler received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 2001. She received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 and then completed a one year residency in family medicine at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center in Scottsdale, AZ with a special focus in homeopathy, environmental medicine and clinical nutrition.

Upon completion of her residency Dr. Dengler returned to her home state of Pennsylvania and is now in private practice and teaches holistic nutrition and courses in health and wellness for several universities. In her practice, Dr. Dengler is pleased to offer natural health care for the whole family and specializes in food sensitivities and gastrointestinal conditions as well as women’s health and hormone balancing. She takes an individualized approach to health and is committed to supporting the body’s inherent ability to heal using natural therapies to restore health.

For more information about naturopathic medicine or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dengler, please call our office at 814-720-4825. 


Amber Geiger, LMT

Massage Therapist


Bio coming soon…


Diamond Weaver, LMT

Massage Therapist


Diamond Weaver was born and raised in small town in Pennsylvanina. She found massage by giving her father, a carpenter by trade, massage after a hard day’s work and found that it gave her great joy to help alleviate someone’s stress and pain. It wasn’t until she was in college for massage therapy that she discovered all the benefits provided by massage. For her, massage didn’t just help with physical aches and pains, but with emotional and mental ones as well.

Diamond graduated from Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI), in 2014 with a certification in Massage Therapy and has been working professionally for two and a half years. She is capable of several types of massage including Swedish, deep tissue, geriatric, sports, hot stone, pregnancy and chair massage. She is also certified in CPR, AED and First Aid and completed a 150 hour internship and previously worked under a chiropractor in Meadville, PA.

She knows that she is still knew to massage therapy, but is learning every day, and hopes to learn knew modalities that will ensure the health and wellbeing of all her clients. She truly believes that massage can help most people in their daily lives, not only for physical ailments but from the stress of everyday life. She wants the community to understand that massage is beneficial to almost anyone and is a safe and comfortable alternative to taking non-prescription medications.

Her motto is: “Weaving your wellness and relaxation into reality, weaving your stress and ailments away.”


Vince Ganoe, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac.

Acupuncturist


Vince Ganoe, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac. is certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and registered by the State Medical Board of Pennsylvania, license number AK001111.

In addition to his formal education and student clinic experience as a graduate of the Professional Masters Level Acupuncture program of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, Vince with Dr. Shixi Chen, OMD of Columbus for nearly two years. While with Dr. Chen, I was able to gain insight into specialties including pain management, gastro-intestinal, and OB/GYN issues.

Vince’s previous work in employee health and wellness programs has given him the experience needed to address the wide range of needs and concerns of his patients.Vince is available for speaking engagements, health fairs, and assistance in employee wellness and return-to-work programs. To learn more about acupuncture or to schedule an appointment, please call 814-720-4825 or visit Vince’s webpage at: http://www.acupuncturenwpa.com.


Rebecca Vines

Reflexologist


Rebecca has walked her talk about living a healthy lifestyle, including eating unprocessed (and mostly raw) foods, using nutritional supplements, getting adequate exercise and benefiting from reflexology since she was a young girl. Her mother taught her reflexology during her early teen years and Rebecca used it throughout her life for herself as well as many others in casual settings over the years.

After working in the corporate world in retail management for 20 years, she moved on to co-creating a sustainable farm and natural bakery and was the general manager for a natural foods co-op for several years.

Rebecca experienced an unexplained health challenge that could have resulted in hospital procedures, however remedied it with reflexology. She evaluated the purpose of this event and realized it was her call to provide reflexology professionally to those who seek an alternative, drug free and a non-invasive healing option. Rebecca became a Certified Reflexologist in 2012 after completing a course with the Acusage Academy in Oxford, MA. She began her practice in the Meadville, PA area and expanded to Waterford, PA the following year. Her personal reward is seeing the benefits her clients realize with reflexology treatments.

To schedule a reflexology appointment with Rebecca, please call 814.323.4622.


  • 814.720.4825
  • 814.601.0930

Heather Strauch

Office Manager


Heather Strauch is one of the happy voices you will hear on the phone and the smiling face you will see when you walk in the door. She works part-time to run the front end and works very hard to keep us organized and running smoothly. She makes all our guests feel comfortable and important!

Heather’s excellent organizational skills come from having obtained her administrative assistance degree in 2005. She also has a great deal of customer service experience having worked as a receivables management representative for AT&T for four years.

Heather is passionate about natural health and believes that real, whole foods and fewer chemicals and additives are important for a healthy lifestyle. She has been using natural and homeopathic remedies along with making her own personal care products for her family for 5 years and has a strong interest in essential oils.


Christine Partin

Front Office Staff


Christine Partin is the smiling face that you will see when you come to the office on Saturdays. She studied medical technology at Edinboro College and trained as a medical laboratory technician at Hamot Hospital. Later she attended Slippery Rock University studying environmental science. She then worked as an environmental analyst. Christine brings years of experience to Vitality Natural Health after working in a medical office, laboratory setting and in management. She also plays an important role at Vitality by being our phlebotomist and will be the one to do your blood draws. She has an appreciation and interest in natural healing with a special interest in acupuncture and essential oils.


Fawn Carpenter

Front Office Staff


Fawn Carpenter works part-time assisting our Naturopathic Doctor and our guests.  She enjoys getting to know our guests and trading information on ways to live a healthier lifestyle.

Her empathetic attitude comes from her life experiences, which inspired her to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  She has years of experience in social work and customer service.  Fawn is also a Licensed Esthetician and enjoys giving facials and light massage.  Her interest in balancing mind, body and spirit come from being raised in a self sustaining community that values a holistic and natural way of life.  She is a lifelong second generation vegetarian and can prepare delicious vegetarian meals so good you won’t miss meat.  She believes in listening to your body and honoring it by eating healthy, using natural products, finding enjoyable ways to exercise, being connected spirituality and “taking time to smell the roses.”


 

About Us

Here at Vitality Natural Health and Wellness Center we are dedicated to promoting health and wellness through enhancement of the mind, body, and spirit. We are committed to supporting the body’s inherent ability to heal using natural therapies to restore health.

Contact Us

Vitality Natural Health and
Wellness Center

570 Washington Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 720.4825
Fax: (814) 601.0930

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed
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