Paula Marchionda MD, MPH, BSN

Medical Director

Dr. Marchionda focuses on providing care for the whole person by addressing the root cause of illness. She is passionate about supporting our bodies to heal themselves.

While double board certified in Integrative and Preventive Medicine she is also an expert in cancer survivorship, wellness, and functional and regenerative medicine. She continues to pursue advanced training and believes in life-long learning. In addition, she is an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist and provides Acudetox ear acupuncture in the clinic. Dr. Marchionda is also a 16+ year breast cancer survivor, which explains her enthusiasm for the care of cancer patients’ and survivors’.

Board Certifications:

  • Preventive Medicine, from the American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine, from the American Board of Integrative Medicine

Education & Training:

  • Integrative Medicine Fellowship: University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine Residency & Master’s of Public Health: University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado School of Public Health
  • Medical School: University of Arizona, College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, University of New Mexico, College of Nursing

Additional Training and Memberships

  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians
  • American Academy of Preventive Medicine

Dr. Marchionda has worked with healers from many different traditions and modalities over several decades and does not align with any particular tradition or call herself by any traditional title other than physician and healer, striving to stay true to the original meanings.

Definition of Physician:

Kathleen Hall PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Kathleen Hall is a nurse practitioner specializing in therapeutic physical activity programs for older adults and health behavior change. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a fitness instructor and by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise is Medicine® professional. She is currently working in conjunction with Mesa County’s Frailty Workgroup to implement frailty measures in long term care, home health care, and outpatient settings. She also teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Colorado Mesa University. Kathleen has over 30 years experience in various health care settings.

Katie Ryan RD

Registered Dietician & Nutritionist

Katie has been a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist in Grand Junction for over 20 years. Her areas of expertise are in cardiovascular therapy, diabetes management, weight loss, cancer prevention and sports nutrition. She has a particular interest, and a wealth of experience, in digestive health and specializes in foods for proper gut health. Katie’s diverse experience in the field of nutrition along with her strong interpersonal skills makes her able to translate multiple health issues into practical healthy routines for you.

Jill Peters

Chef/CAC1/Mindfulness and Meditation Guide

Jill has worked as a Chef in the Grand Valley and Summit County for 17 years. As former Chef de Cuisine of 626 on Rood and Chef/Owner of Plants and Bones llc, Jill has evolved her understanding and passion for fine cuisine into a joy for connecting with people through food and its healing properties.

Through her own trials with gut and mental health, Jill has developed a strong belief in the importance of where and how we source our ingredients. She has experienced how grower’s and producer’s methods impact our overall wellness. She enjoys bridging the gap between consumer, producer and the incredible people who work so hard to provide access to nutritious food sources.

“It’s a big world out there with so many opinions and influences, it can be overwhelming to find what works best for ourselves as individuals. My focus is on how we can break down barriers and connect with each other.”

Jill has also worked as a Mental Health Worker and Addiction’s Counselor since 2016 and has been devoted to meditation practice for 4 years. She believes that sustainable health is achieved through a multifaceted approach, including thought and behavior patterns, personal belief systems, connection with others, awareness and education.

“Meditation is a very personal and intimate experience, finding a class or community of people who are also tapping into their innermost selves elevates the experience and helps combat the disharmony of having our mind in so many places all the time. When I take time to practice mindfulness and meditation, I take better care of myself and those around me. I am grateful for the opportunity to share this tool with the community at MIMI’s Clinic.”