Learn more about our practitioners and staff, and how we can best serve you.
Dr. Maria Aumick
Dr. Maria is the founder of Whole Life Center for Health, Ltd. She is thankful that her personal vision of having a holistic wellness center where people can come to and be empowered to heal, learn and grow is being realized. The center’s team share and help her to grow this vision every day. She is excited for the center’s growth and continuing expansion that lead a person to greater vitality. At the same time, she appreciates that her personal goal of working and playing as a chiropractor is her true purpose! Furthermore, she is grateful that she gets to help with the nutritional component of people’s wellness as they come to Whole Life.
Dr. Maria graduated from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Spartanburg, S.C., in 2000. She received many prestigious awards upon graduation, including the Milton Garfunkel Award, the Philosophy Award, the Clinic Excellence Award as well as the Academic Distinction Award (highest G.P.A.). Dr. Maria has also been the recipient of various Who’s Who Among Chiropractors, Chiropractic Students, and Women in Business throughout the years.
Dr. Maria has done an extensive amount of chiropractic training and teaching beyond her Doctor of Chiropractic education. She was on the teaching staff with BioGeometric Integration Seminars from 2001-2006. She has traveled throughout the country and internationally to teach other chiropractors and chiropractic students. She also helped to teach Masterpiece Training Camp in Keystone, Colorado in 2004. Dr. Maria offers Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) as well.
She especially enjoys working with expectant mothers, newborns, and children. Life changes quickly here and she loves to witness it. She is certified in the Webster Technique, which can help mothers and babies have a happier and healthier pregnancy and delivery.
She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, which promotes the education and advancement of chiropractic for kids. Also, her joy of assisting the human body to accelerate its healing, learning and flourishing potential includes people of all ages. As long as there is breath, there is possibility for increased life and health.
Prior to attending chiropractic school, she worked extensively with autistic children. Dr. Maria now sees these children to help them through chiropractic and nutritional support and loves every minute. She knows they are a special group that can use many healing methods to increase their life potential. She is truly touched to be a part of each one of their lives.
Believing in lifelong learning and the pursuit of knowledge, Dr. Maria continues to educate herself through continuing education seminars where she is both the teacher and the student, or where she is just the student.
She resides in Mountain Top, PA, with her husband Joe, daughter Juliette, and her dog Rumi. She considers herself blessed to be back in the area she grew up in and surrounded by the love of family.
Dr. Brian Carman
Dr. Brian is a 1996 graduate of New York Chiropractic College and is a certified McKenzie Therapist. He has over 20 years of experience utilizing chiropractic rehabilitation. He has dedicated extensive time to post graduate training in chiropractic techniques, soft tissue therapies, nutrition, myofascial release, acupuncture as well as mobilization and exercise protocols.
Dr. Brian’s experience has also included working in a multidisciplinary outpatient setting at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, and has served on the editorial board for the McKenzie Journal USA. Dr. Brian has been a part of the WLCFH team since April 2015. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Brian also provides patients with meridian therapy (non-needle acupuncture) and cold laser therapy.
Dr. Brian incorporates the Active Mobilization Release technique as a complement to the chiropractic adjustment. AMR is used to address pain, loss of movement, or loss of function via chiropractic principles, movement assessment, joint mobilization, soft tissue work, and patient-specific exercises. “My goal with AMR is to find the right key to open to the door to improve the body’s motion and function to allow the chiropractic adjustment to work at its greatest potential.”
He is also co-founder of Applied Diagnostic Therapy seminars and has taught on a post-graduate level since 2006, teaching courses on diagnostic and treatment procedures. Dr. Brian also enjoys woodcarving in his free time.
Dr. Bethann Sledziewski
Dr. Beth graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During her time at Palmer, she and a team of her peers had the opportunity to bring chiropractic care to under-served populations in Manaus, Brazil, setting up free clinics in churches throughout the town. She was also active in the women’s rugby club, serving as president and planning service events for the team to give back to the local community. Along with her core curriculum through Palmer, Dr. Beth also spent her time studying gentle chiropractic techniques, including Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Activator Methods, and BioGeometric Integration (BGI).
Dr. Beth wanted to become a chiropractor since her early teen years after witnessing the ease her grandmother received from her Parkinson’s tremors following her adjustments. She understands the preventative and holistic nature of chiropractic, especially after experiencing and witnessing the substantial health and wellness benefits achieved through regular care. Dr. Beth has been under regular chiropractic care since 12 years of age and has since been relieved of her asthma symptoms, experienced balanced support and decreased recovery times during athletic competitions, enjoyed overall increased quality of life and wellness, and so much more!
She chose to return to her hometown following graduation in order to serve her community and the surrounding area, while continuing to educate herself on chiropractic, nutrition, and the many components of a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Beth re-joined the WLCFH in April of 2016, after being a secretary here 2007-2012. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, reading, and cooking.
Joseph Barley, Cht
Joe is a certified hypnotherapist who was trained by Masters Center of Hypnosis Sciences. He specializes in assisting adolescents and adults in weight loss, self-esteem, smoking cessation and performance enhancement. He is also trained in various other areas with many different techniques depending on the person’s individual needs. Other areas include but are not limited to stress management, sports performance enhancement, eliminating phobias, and hypnosis for childbirth. He is happy to tailor a session to your specific needs.
In addition, Joe has been offering nutrition services for 8 years. He specializes in whole food, herbal, and homeopathic supplementation based upon nutritional response muscle testing, functional, and Zyto scan technology. More information regarding nutrition is available under our services page.
Wendy Reimiller-Reed, LMT
Wendy is a licensed massage therapist who trained at Health Options Institute in Northampton, PA. She joined the Whole Life Center for Health team in April 2015. She was born in Hazleton, PA, and has been practicing locally for over 17 years using several massage modalities such as Swedish, prenatal, geriatric, therapeutic, and deep tissue massage. She enjoys working with individuals suffering with both acute and chronic pain. In addition, she offers CranioSacral therapy, a light touch approach to releases tension, physical, and emotional trauma that may be confined deep within the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and to improve total body health and performance.
Wendy first received chiropractic care and massage therapy in 1995 for treatment of a running injury. She was so fascinated with her recovery that she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy and concentrated on working in a chiropractic and wellness setting where she gained extensive experience and knowledge assisting people in maintaining health through massage. In her free time, she enjoys running, dog training with her two black labs, camping, and fishing.
Grace Brown, Office Manager & Secretary
Grace joined the WLCFH team in 2006. She originally started receiving traditional chiropractic care in 2001. She then started seeing Dr. Maria in 2006, after she explained her technique during her job interview. Grace was so interested in the technique that she scheduled her first appointment at the end of the interview!
Since getting chiropractic care, Grace notes an overall feeling of physical and emotional well-being, and enjoys educating people about the importance of chiropractic care and nutrition.
Grace is a native of Weatherly, PA, and in her free time enjoys being with family and friends, and going on long walks with her black lab, Sadie.
Lisa Molendini, Marketing Manager & Secretary
Lisa joined the WLCFH team as our secretary/marketing guru/compulsive organizer/joke cracker/front desk super hero in the summer of 2015. She also serves as the Center’s liaison with the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, and spearheads our community involvement and media relations endeavors.
Lisa is a West Hazleton, PA native who majored in Public Relations and minored in Advertising and American History at Susquehanna University. She has been under regular chiropractic care since she was in first grade!
In addition to Whole Life, Lisa has is a correspondent for the Standard-Speaker, covering local government meetings of several neighboring municipalities. She has also worked part-time as a customer experience associate at Old Navy since 2009.
In her (very rare) spare time, she enjoys being with family and friends, dabbling in photography, pretending to know how to crochet, and fussing over her cat, Byrd, and her cockatiel, Toro, who she rescued after landing in her back yard! The most recent apple of her eye is her two year old beagle mix, Stella, who was rescued from a shelter in Texas.