Jeannie Heath, Office Manager
As a child, I recall turning down my mom’s offer for medication more often than not. Somehow, even then, I knew that my body didn’t need drugs for normal childhood sicknesses. But my family had a strong belief in the power of medicine, so as I became an adult, I began to rely more on medicine in general. I began to get sinus headaches as a teenager, and mom always had a cabinet full of medication that I could choose from. So I found myself reaching for drugs every time I got a headache. Before I met my husband, I was getting sinus headaches 3-4 times per week, and taking aspirin every time! It took me 3 months of dating him before I realized that I wasn’t taking any medication. I hadn’t had a headache in 3 months! Becoming a part of the chiropractic community has been like coming back to a long lost belief system. It is something I can believe in and stand behind with all my heart.
Jeannie Heath was born in Grand Rapids, MI but lived most of her life in Kalamazoo. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University and her Master’s in Business Administration also from WMU. She met Dr. Heath in 1999 and has worked with him at Chiropractic First ever since! In her free time she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family, traveling, dancing, and curling up with a good book.
Christine Cronk, Massage Therapist
I am very excited to be working with the Chiropractic First family. As a child, my mother would bring me and my siblings to this very clinic to get adjustments from Dr. Meyer. I loved the atmosphere then, and it’s still the same today. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and know the importance of keeping the body in healthy working order with regular adjustments and massage. I recently graduated from Everest Institute in February 2014, but Jeannie says it seems like I’ve been doing massage forever! It is very exciting to be able to put the things I have learned into action and begin helping others feel their best!
Christine was born and grew up in Grand Rapids. She loves being a mother and grandmother. Before changing careers and becoming a massage therapist, Christine worked at a bakery. She absolutely loves to make people feel better through massage and has had a lifelong interest in reflexology.
Stephany Ortiz, Chiropractic Assistant
Working with Dr. Heath and the Chiropractic First family has been nothing but a blessing. One reason why I really wanted to be apart of this team was because of the Chiropractic First mission statement, which was to make people live longer, happier and healthier. Since then, chiropractic and healthy living has become a passion and something I truly believe in. Suffering with fibromyalgia and epilepsy, I’m excited to see what a difference chiropractic care will make on my health.
Stephany was born and raised in Grand Rapids and is the youngest in her family with 7 older brothers and the only girl. She has 17 nieces and nephews and very family oriented. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her musical family and her 5 year old daughter Ailani. Stephany does special effects make up for photoshoots, fashion shows, short movies and Halloween as one of her many passions. She loves live music, karaoke and dancing.
Vanessa Flores, Chiropractic Assistant
Since I was a child, I’ve always been fascinated by two things: helping people and the human body – its anatomy and physiology! Chiropractic embraces both at the same time. Since joining the Chiropractic First family, I’ve loved every second of learning about Chiropractic and have seen firsthand why it is vital for every human being (we all have a spine!) to receive care so they can live a longer, healthier and happier life! I’m excited about teaching others everything I know and continue to learn about Chiropractic in order to impact as many people in our community as possible. Or, as Dr. Heath likes to say, “to make a dent in the universe!”
Vanessa was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Since the age of 3, she has grown up and lived in Wyoming, MI. She is currently learning Italian, as she aspires to become trilingual – she is fluent in English and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and the family dog, Bentley. She also enjoys traveling and is a huge sports fan! She roots for the LA and Detroit professional teams and the Michigan State Spartans… Go Green!