Dr. Leone Elliott Jr. | MD, MBA, Medical Director & Owner
Dr. Leone Elliott, MD, MBA is a Family Medicine Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine in Nashville, TN in 1999 and completed his residencies in Boston, MA and Baton Rouge, LA and eventually stayed to make this city home. He later furthered his education by achieving a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for a large community-based health center and has been pivotal in the growth of that institution.
In his free time, he loves to travel and eat adventurous cuisines, enjoys music and the arts, and loves anything outdoors, such as cycling and playing tennis. He particularly loves playing table tennis as he was once the junior national champion in his hometown of Sierra Leone. He is happily married with two wonderful kids. He participates in the community by engaging and teaching the next generation of medical providers. His philosophy is to give patients the best medical care that they can receive in greater Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Dr. Sola Loy | Naturopathic & Homeopathic Doctor
Dr. Sola Loy, ND is a Naturopathic and Homeopathic Doctor who specializes in botanical medicine, professional-grade supplements, and homeopathic medicine. A DeRidder native, she graduated from the prestigious boarding school Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) in Natchitoches, LA. She was a pre-med major at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in a double concentration in British Literature and Creative Writing with a Biology minor and a Painting/Drawing minor.
After college, she earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University (Seattle, WA). During her training, she gained valuable experience in a variety of clinical settings throughout Washington state before establishing herself back in her home state of Louisiana. She has received further training in advanced IV therapy while she pursued her Certificate of Classical Homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy (Boston, MA). She is a member of the Louisiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians (LANP) and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).
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Lisa Johnson | Director of Operations & Marketing
Lisa Johnson is a Baton Rouge native and an LSU alum who majored in Social Sciences with minors in Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology. Here at The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa, she is the wizard behind the scenes. She is in charge of all the operations & marketing, helps select local artists to be featured in the gallery, and is passionate about our mission here and invites you to explore all that we have to offer all while being a mother to her son Daniel.
In her spare time, she enjoys entertaining her friends with a glass of wine, cooking, baking, cross-stitching, and cheering for the Saints and LSU Tigers. Her friends describe her as nurturing and warm with a knack for coordinating parties and events. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge and serves as Chair of the Rotary Foundation. She is on the board of Karnival Krewe de Louisiane, serves as the Development Director for The Sunshine Foundation, the Finance Chair for the St. Thomas More Catholic Church Festival, Treasurer for the St. Thomas More Women’s Ministry, Co-Chair for the St. Thomas More Catholic Church Angel Tree Project, and is an avid parent volunteer at St. Thomas More Catholic School.
Dedra Newton | Family Nurse Practitioner & Injection Specialist
Dedra Newton is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Injection Specialist with over 28 years of nursing experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Southeastern Louisiana University, then her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at University of Phoenix in 2001. She furthered her studies by earning her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2004.
She has published an article in May 2014 called “Novel Gene Test in Prediction of Coronary Artery Disease” that supports the use of the CORUS test that stratifies risks of coronary artery disease by expression of certain genetic markers. She also serves as an Advisory Board Member for COVIS in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
Beth Mendoza | Customer Experience Manager & Front Desk Receptionist
Beth Mendoza is a Slidell, Louisianan native, who now resides in Plaquemine and is the smiling face that greets you at the door as the Customer Experience Manager. She earned her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Agricultural Business at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA). Before joining our team, she was an administrative assistant to a team leader at Dow Chemical for 14 years.
She is happily married to her husband of 20+ years, and she is a proud mom of two children and four dogs: Dragon, Ember, Tabasco, and Crystal. In her free time, she enjoys supporting her children at their softball, volleyball, and football sporting events, cheering them on to victory! When she attempts to relax, you’ll find her usually reading a good book or going RVing with her family.
Rachel Willis | Licensed Esthetician & Facial/Skincare Specialist
Rachel Greuel Willis is an award-winning esthetician, who has over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has performed thousands of skin care consultations, traveling throughout the East Coast, Gulf Coast and American South, giving an informed perspective on faces from all over the world.
She graduated Valedictorian from D’Jay’s School of Cosmetology and Esthesiology here in Baton Rouge. Her commitment to family and community extends to years as a religious school instructor and is a member of the City of Baker Community Advisory Board.
Focused on rejuvenation, Rachel offers Baton Rouge stress-relieving and detoxifying spa facials. Her service begins with a detailed consultation and ends with you looking and feeling renewed! Her advice is always grounded in science and sincerity.
Bonnie Buckner | Licensed Massage Therapist & Meditation Instructor
Bonnie Buckner is a self-proclaimed “body mechanic” and a “chill influencer.” With 2 years Massage instruction experience and 9 years experience in Medical Massage Therapy with specialties such as TMJ disorder work, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports technique, Prenatal Massage, and all things chronic pain, Bonnie is an excellent addition to our wellness team.
As someone who enjoys travel, she has spent time in the temples in Japan, and with Moi Tai trainers in Chang Mai, Thailand, and Natural Childbirth Specialists in Bali, Indonesia. As a former enlisted member of the USAF, she herself has witnessed how distress in the mind can affect the body, and vice versa. While living in Melbourne, Australia in 2018, she studied Meditation Instruction under the tutelage of Skillful Mind’s CEO, Master Meditation Leader Peter Radcliffe.
Focused on total Mind, Body, and Spirit wellness, she is dedicated to helping her clients and students to achieve a sense of balance and freedom that are much needed in a very tense and stressful world.
Tesha Jackson | RN, Aesthetic Nurse & Facial Injection/Laser Specialist
Tesha Jackson is a registered nurse (RN) with over 10 years experience in aesthetic medicine and anti-aging treatments. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Business Analysis from Louisiana State University in 1994. She continued her education and obtained her Associates degree in Nursing at Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing in 2000. She has extensive training in a variety of cosmetic procedures including laser skin resurfacing, skin tightening, IPL and laser hair removal. She feels that optimal patient outcomes are achieved by assessing her patients individual needs to look and feel their best.