Our Staff:

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:


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.”


Lori Stanley



Lori has been a Registered Nurse for decades and brings with her a wealth of skill, especially in IV Therapy. Our patients are particularly pleased that Lori has joined the MIMI team (since their IVs are not done by Dr Paula as much anymore). Most recently she worked in rheumatology at a local Grand Junction clinic. She has also worked in home care and various other institutions.


Georgia Kuersten-Weller


Georgia is our Certified Nursing Assistant and so much more. She joins the team with a desire to help our patients to succeed in optimizing their health and quality of life. In her spare time Georgia raises horses, cattle, pigs, chickens, and maybe some day a pair of ostriches.  We look forward to great times and good meat with her and the chef skills of Jill.


Kylee Croasmun


Kylee is our Licensed Massage Therapist and general office manager (i.e. she keeps Dr Paula organized). Kylee has strong hands and a beautiful caring heart. When you call the office more than likely Kylee will pick up the phone and be ready to serve. Her massage practice not only happens here at MIMI’s, but she is also available for house calls if the situation requires it. Getting massages regularly helps us mange stress and maintain flexibility so we are very lucky to have her so close!


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.


Collaborative Care partners:

Frontier Medicine LLC, Direct Primary Care

Dr. Authumn Lewis DNP, FNP-BC

Dr. Autumn is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Dr. Authumn received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Colorado Mesa University in 2019. Where is took an interest in small-town medicine and effective pain management.

Dr. Authumn believes that effective healing requires time to build direct therapeutic relationships with patients. With so many hardworking people struggling with illness, long waits, and rushed visits, Dr. Authumn set out to build a place where every decision serves to make quality primary care more personal, convenient and valuable. Dr. Authumn is driven to make Frontier Medicine the place where direct, caring relationships help families to live healthier and happier lives.

Dr. Authumn has two beautiful girls and a loving husband. When she not caring for patients she is enjoying adventures with her family.

Learn more about Frontier Medicine and Dr Authumn Lewis at: https://frontiermedicinellc.com/


Zone Fitness

Dannette Fritzlan

Having worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and for a local doctor she understands what it takes to be healthy. Being on both sides of the scale, she speaks from experience. She has had a great journey of losing 85 pounds and know the dedication it takes to live a healthy life.

She wants to make sure every person can be taught to live a healthy life and reach their own fitness goal. After becoming a personal trainer, Dannette started Zone Fitness, with the goal to have a gym and be able to do what she is passionate about and that is to help people. After 8 years of having a successful gym, working with athletes, all types of people, and  helping cardiac and respiratory patients in a monitored workout environment, Dannette decided to take the gym to you! Danette can bring the workout to your own home, work place or local park. In addition, she now has a fitness studio at MIMI’s Clinic where she does individual and small group sessions to help more people reach their fitness goals, manage their pain and nutritional needs. Her studio is equipped with equipment to help each individual with their personal goals.

With managing a business, being a wife, and a proud mother of 3, she also has been a figure competitor, training hard herself. Dannette specializes in personal training at all levels, exercise therapy and corrective movements. She is a certified nutrition/health specialist and Functional Medical Practictioner and has the ability to create specialized individual programs for people, tailored to their goals. SHe loves to help people get healthy, stay healthy, live healthy, and feel healthy. She is always expanding her education and is very excited to share her knowledge with you.

  • Functional Medical Practitioner
  • Certified: Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Health Coach, Exercise Therapist, Crossfit Trainer, Crossfit Kids Trainer, Crossfit Nutrition, Cardio Fight , CPR/First Aid

Learn more about Dannette and Zone Fitness at: https://zonefitnessgj.com/