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 center in Charlotte, NC. 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 and taught practice management and served as a life coach for third-year family medicine residents at Carolinas Healthcare System’s family medicine residency program.
Carol’s passion for positive change in healthcare combined with her personal interests in integrative medicine resulted in a seventeen-year quest privately researching concepts for an integrative wellness model blending both traditional Western (allopathic) medicine with integrative modalities under one system of delivery. In addition, 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. In addition, Carol is currently enrolled in the Primordial Sound Meditation Certification at the Chopra Center. 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 Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University 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
Laura Mauriello is one of the founding partners and co-owner of Center for the Healing Arts, LLC, an integrative holistic wellness center in Charlotte, NC. 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 combines her nursing background with a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach that evaluate all areas of her patient’s lives. Evaluating and recognizing that each patient is unique, Laura partners with her patients to provide a custom-made plan to follow. Laura is a trained Reiki practitioner, she uses this energy modality as well as meditation/guided imagery, and breathing techniques to help her patients manage everyday stress. She will help patients 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 has studied at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA, with Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, MD, and Martha Beck. In addition, Laura is currently enrolled in the Primordial Sound Meditation Certification Program through the Chopra Center. 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 Leader Profile© and the Group Culture Profile© through William L. Sparks and Associates, LLC.
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.