About – Carol Bondy
Carol Knight Bondy is one of the founding partners and co-owner of Center for the Healing Arts, LLC, an integrative holistic wellness practice in Charlotte, NC whose mission is to offer an innovative model of wellness collaborating with healthcare professionals and the communities they serve to promote preventive care, education and healing. She also serves as Managing Partner of Southbridge Partners, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in project management for the healthcare industry and non-profit organizations since 2006.
Carol has extensive experience in healthcare management as Administrator/CEO of both private primary care and specialty medical practices, as consultant/advisor to hospital systems in the development of physician networks. Carol assisted in the start-up of the Family Medicine Program in Hendersonville, NC and served as a consultant to Carolinas Healthcare System teaching practice management and providing life coaching services to third-year family medicine residents. It was in working with the residents over a nine-year period that Carol realized the importance of sharing her combined personal and professional experiences as well as her research on well-being in order to help create a new model for others.
Carol’s passion for positive change in healthcare combined with her personal interests in integrative medicine resulted in a twenty-year quest privately researching concepts for an integrative wellness model blending both traditional Western (allopathic) medicine with integrative modalities under one system of delivery. Since opening Center for the Healing Arts in 2014, Carol has rekindled her desire to bring a whole-person wellness approach to her coaching of individuals working in the healthcare industry as well as consulting with healthcare organizations that are ready to make the paradigm shift to a culture of wellness.
Carol holds an MBA from McColl School of Business at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, is certified as a Medical Practice Executive through the American College of Medical Practice Executives and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association. Carol received coaching training through the International Coach Academy, is a trained Reiki practitioner and has studied at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA with Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil and Martha Beck. Currently, Carol is a student at the Chopra Center studying with Deepak Chopra in the Primordial Sound Meditation certification program. Carol completed her studies with Dr. Lissa Rankin in the 2014 inaugural class of the Whole Health Medicine Institute in San Francisco. Being a life-long learner, Carol graduated from the Duke Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare in February 2017. Carol has completed the requirements for certification in the Actualized Leader Profile© as well as the Group Culture Profile© through William L. Sparks & Associates, LLC.
Carol lives in Charlotte and loves living close to her three grown children, Cory, Kelly and Natalie and spending time with them and their families. Carol loves being in nature, sailing and yoga.
About – Laura Mauriello
As a Registered Nurse, Laura’s passion as a life-long student of non-traditional methods of healing led her to pursue additional training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In 2011 she was certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Health and Wellness coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide support, accountability and guidance setting attainable goals to make sustainable changes for those who desire life-enhancing improvements while achieving their optimal health and happiness. Laura is passionate about teaching her patients/clients to use food as medicine and how the importance of a clean, nutrient dense diet will lead to a healthier more vibrant life.
Laura combines her nursing background with a holistic, mind, body, spirit approach that evaluate all areas of her patients/clients lives. Evaluating and recognizing that each patient/client is unique, Laura partners with them to provide a custom-made plan to follow. Laura is a trained Reiki practitioner, uses this energy modality as well as meditation/guided imagery, and breathing techniques to help her patients/clients manage everyday stress. She will help patients/clients see that making small incremental changes over time creates a sustainable lifestyle shift for optimal well-being.
Laura continues to study and further her education and knowledge in all areas of integrative healthcare, as she is passionate about helping people see and live their best lives, prevent disease and actively participate in how they care for themselves. Laura is currently a student at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA studying with Deepak Chopra in the Primordial Sound Meditation certification program. She has also completed course work in the 2014 inaugural class at the Whole Health Medical Institute in San Francisco, CA for health care practitioners with Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and Anatomy of a Calling. Laura is a member of Cohort 3 in the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Laura has completed the requirements for certification for the Actualized Leadership Profile© and the Group Culture Profile© through William L. Sparks and Associates, LLC.
Presently, Laura is one of the founding partners and co-owner of Center for the Healing Arts, LLC in Charlotte, NC where a team of holistic healthcare educators offer an innovative model of wellness, collaborating with practitioners and the community to promote preventive care, education and healing using a mind, body, spirit approach. Laura has two sons, Alex and Mark. She loves nature and being outdoors, plays tennis, is a dedicated student of yoga, meditation, is an avid reader and is passionate about cooking healthy meals. She is a member of the International Association of Health Coaches, a member of the Health Coach Group, and is a Licensed Registered Nurse in NC.
About – Merritt Tracy
Merritt Tracy is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Trained Hormone Coach, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. Her health coaching practice focuses on weight loss, hormone balancing, and cancer prevention and recovery.
Merritt graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2012. She was inspired to become a Health Coach by her own desire to prevent cancer. With a family history of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers, her biggest passion is cancer prevention and recovery. Seeing the correlation between hormones and health, she also worked with Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard Medical Doctor, to become a Trained Hormone Coach. As a health coach, Merritt provides support, accountability and guidance in setting attainable goals and making lifelong changes for health and happiness. Evaluating and recognizing bio-individuality, every client has a custom plan to follow.
Merritt enjoys yoga, gardening, being outdoors, and spending time with her two children. She is active in the community where she teaches yoga and nutrition workshops for cancer survivors and leads community gardening efforts.