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Meet Our Expert Patient Advocates

Our advocates bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive support and guidance to patients navigating the healthcare system.  

At Graith Care, we are proud to have a team of dedicated patient advocates with diverse backgrounds and expertise across various disciplines in health and wellness. Our advocates bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive support and guidance to patients navigating the healthcare system.

Ready to benefit from the expertise of our patient advocates? 


Priscilla Romans

Priscilla Romans is the Founder & CEO of Graith Care with a background in bedside nursing as a RN, BSN with her original nursing starting out in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit. Priscilla also went on to expand her healthcare experience by getting her master’s degree in nursing leadership in Health Systems Management. Priscilla brings her experiences of working in hospital, outpatient, hospice, home care, and insurance industries to help advocate for those in need. It is time to give control back to the healthcare consumer with advocacy!​  Priscilla is a mom of 4 and wants to change the landscape of healthcare for her family and those she serves by finding options and solutions to those in need in a very complex healthcare system. All options should be on the table in patient care and Priscilla and her amazing team of advocates across the states and internationally will continue to provide advocacy to our members at Graith Care! 

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Jennifer Friend

Jennifer, the Operations Director at Graith Care, is a seasoned leader with over a decade of experience in optimizing processes and driving efficiency across various operational environments. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise make her a valuable asset to the company. Throughout her career, Jennifer has consistently demonstrated her ability to streamline operations, boost productivity, and reduce costs while upholding the highest standards of quality. She is adept at strategic planning and implementation, utilizing innovative solutions to tackle challenges and seize growth opportunities.


Jennifer's leadership skills are widely recognized, as she fosters collaborative relationships across departments to align objectives and steer the organization towards success. Her hands-on management approach provides clarity and vision to her teams, guiding them towards operational excellence.


In her role as Operations Director, Jennifer is dedicated to driving innovation and delivering superior results that propel Graith Care forward in a competitive marketplace.

Whitney Hunsaker

“My name is Whitney Hunsaker and I have been a Pediatric nurse for 9 years. I established my nursing career in Lubbock, TX and continue to work as a staffing nurse at a Children’s Hospital.​I started out in the PICU for 5 years and continued to work as a staffing nurse and travel to all of the hospital units within the Women’s and Children’s realm. I have a Bachelors in Nursing and Psychology and a Masters in Education. I am BLS, ACLS, PALS, Chemo and NRP certified. I am certified in Adult and Pediatric Trauma.​I provide compassionate care to my patients with a patient and family centered goal. I started with Graith Care in January of 2022 after watching the devastation across the healthcare system over the past 2 years. I believe in providing advocacy and providing options for those in need. Healthcare has changed and we need to focus on prevention and advocacy. I love helping people and I can see my role in Graith Care Advocacy is making an impact. I am blessed to be part of this team.

“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear” Florence Nightingale

Chris Frantz

Chris is a naturopathic doctor (“drugless doctor”) whose passion is getting to the underlying cause of any health imbalance and reversing degenerative disease via natural means ~ because the body doesn’t know dis-ease by name!

That passion grew out of her own personal health crisis 20 years ago when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 aggressive breast cancer and prescribed chemo-, radiation & Arimidex. She refused all three and embarked on her own healing quest utilizing detoxification, Vitamin C IV therapy, Iscador, good nutrition, and a variety of supplements.

Chris has been helping patients since 2006 using root-cause resolution medicine, providing full-disclosure of healthCARE options, and offering optimal treatments & therapies. She is #Graithful now to be a part of the Graith Care team. Chris believes that knowledge is power if it is used wisely, and that, “The only freedom…is that of pursuing our own good in our own way… Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily or mental or spiritual. Over his own health, the individual is sovereign.” – John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)


Cheri Morgan

In the three decades Cheri has been in healthcare, she has served her Nation as a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy, worked bedside as an Open Heart Recovery/Transplant ICU nurse, and spent a decade as a travel nurse – where she tackled Neuro, Trauma, and Burn ICU care. When she hung up her traveling shoes, she found a new love in an old one! She served her beloved veterans once more – this time as house charge nurse at her local veteran’s long term care facility. Now, as a patient advocate, she brings her knowledge and experience to the table, excited to help anyone not blessed enough to have a nurse in the family!


Jeremy Flemmons

I worked in the addiction recovery field for twelve years but decided to take a step back in 2020. During my twelve years, I worked many different roles but my true passion lies in working with those seeking a better way and the families afflicted by the dis-ease of addiction.


I am very excited not only to be of service again with those affected by addiction/alcoholism, but to be a part of the Graith Care team.

Ethan Danserau

Ethan Dansereau helps his clients to achieve a healthier lifestyle and better overall wellbeing using food as medicine and other natural therapies. Addressing your nutritional deficiencies, which is one of the biggest root causes of health issues, is the most important step to feeling better. Heal your gut, heal yourself!

My interest in holistic health started when I was dealing with chronic gut issues and anxiety. I felt as if I was way too young to be feeling this way, so I kept masking the symptoms with medications only to exacerbate my issues.  After almost giving up and accepting that I was going to feel this way the rest of my life, I decided to give natural medicine a try. I shortly learned what the root cause of my issues were and was amazed how much better I felt after applying the things I was taught! What we eat has a major impact on how we feel, and I wanted everyone to know it’s possible! So, I decided to attend the Energetic Institute for Holistic Nutrition.  

Now, I use what I learned to help people who are suffering just like I was. We take a deep dive into your current diet and lifestyle, decipher what systems/organs of the body need assistance and teach you how to utilize food, supplements, and natural therapies to support your needs. The goal is to teach you how to help your body to work with you, not against you. I’m honored to be a part of the Graith Care team, whose goals and values are to help you take back control of your health. I love helping and seeing people heal, as they learn an important truth: The greatest healing power comes from within! 

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Laura Dwelley

Laura is a Registered Nurse and Certified Dementia Practitioner, specializing in the negotiation of safety while considering a client’s dignity during cognitive change. Laura has 20+ years of experience in healthcare, and is currently self-employed as an RN Care Manager, Nurse Advocate, and Dementia Care Educator. Over the last 10 years Laura has come to recognize the chemicalization of our food, the drug-pushing propensity of our medical providers, and the control that mainstream medicine has exerted over us to keep us all dependent, within their system. Laura believes, however, that the human body is wonderfully and miraculously made to heal on its own and she is thrilled to be working with Graith Care to help empower individuals to recognize their innate healing potential.

“Once we awaken from the dogmatic slumber of believing that one medicine has all the answers, then we can go on with an open mind to examine the whole range of healing systems that the genius of the human race has so patiently worked out.” (Kaptchuck & Crocker, 1987)

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration and is currently studying nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and alternative medicine. Laura’s background also includes emergency medicine, pediatrics, home health, and healthcare administration/leadership. Originally from New England, Laura and her husband have called Florida home for the last decade. When she has free time, Laura enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and creating art through up-cycling architectural salvage.

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Janice Brothers

Hello, my name is Janice Brothers, I have been a Registered Nurse since 2011. I completed my Bachelors of Science degree in 2022 from Austin Peay State University in TN. I received my Nurse Coach education from The Integrative Nurse Coach Academy (INCA) May 2023. I am also a holistic nurse and am learning more about Naturopathic medicine from a natural medicine doctor that I have been working for since August 2022. I strongly believe in the patient’s right to choose their own health path. I believe that we have the ability to make good decisions when we are given all the facts.

As a Holistic Nurse and Nurse Coach I look at the entire person not just the symptoms that are presented. I listen to your goals and meet you where you are at. I know how our words and intentions can profoundly impact a desired outcome. I am a life long learner. I believe my continued growth (emotionally, spiritually, and physically) is an integral part of who I am.


Kate Dunn

One of the greatest gifts is to alleviate a degree of stress when navigating the healthcare system.  The privilege of walking alongside an individual or their family, finding the best fit for their current and future healthcare needs was not only a responsibility but a joy.  For ten years I assisted in other people’s struggles all while pushing mine aside. In October of 2016 I reached my threshold of patience. Discussing for fifteen years my symptoms of pain that were not compatible with life, useless medication trials and one inaccurate diagnosis after another, I took matters into my own hands. Working directly with Mount Sinai the results were in: Acute Intermittent Porphyria- Positive. My blood disorder no longer has me- I have it!  

Working in the health insurance industry for seventeen years in the United States, having personal experience with the Canadian healthcare system and becoming my own healthcare advocate, the motivation to serve was unyielding.  I prayed for something, anything with the same mindset as mine.  I continued to knock on doors, but it was Graith Care Advocacy that knocked on mine.  I immediately connected with Priscilla not just on the phone but also the vision.  I am beyond grateful to Graith Care and the individuals I work alongside.  Many people dream of making a difference; we are making a difference.  



Bobbi Skyler

As a nurse for 29+ years, I have worked at the bedside in many settings from small Critical Access hospitals where you “do it all” to large ERs and a Medical/Surgical floor of a large hospital. My Bachelor of Science was obtained in Grand Junction, Colorado. After working my first 12 years in a small hospital in Rifle, Colorado, I have spent the last 16 years as a travel nurse. I have recently left the bedside setting and prefer to help people navigate through this confusing healthcare system.​Advocating for my patients has always been part of my standard of care! I am holistically and alternative care focused and have a passion to empower, educate and encourage clients to be the leader of their healthcare team. No one knows you better than you! I was functional med minded before that phrase was coined. The root cause of illness is one major key to health.​Research into alternative, holistic, and natural methods of treating chronic and acute health issues is also a passion of mine. While I have been helping people navigate through a sometimes-confusing healthcare system for many years, the support I receive from Graith Care is awesome! I receive great satisfaction in knowing that I am able to impact people’s health and their lives so much more in this role then at the bedside!I am excited to be a part of the Graith Care Team of Advocates. This is a dream come true for me!​

My “Tragedy Ann: Scraps, Bumps, and Bruises” book is out on Amazon.  I’m very proud of this book. It teaches children simple things they can do to take care of their own boo boos. This is done in a story form with a note at the back to the caregiver that includes ideas of how they can discuss all the things that Tragedy Ann did to help herself. Here is a link to the book on Amazon!

 The story shows that despite difficulties, things can be turned around to a positive ending giving the message “never give up” and inspiring perseverance with self-help to a child audience. This book helps to put parents and grandparents mind’s at ease by teaching children some very basic ideas that children can follow when they get minor injuries. Even a boo boo can lead to a learning experience. A great resource to keep on hand for the kiddos to empowers them to do what they can to take care of their own minor injuries. A life lesson that will never be wasted! The book’s illustrations are fun and well done.


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Alicia Weber

My desire to become a nutritionist was born from my own transformative experience using nutrition and food to reverse prediabetes and mitigate my own chronic metabolic issues. I believe that each of our bodies knows intuitively what is best for us to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.  As a holistic nutritionist, I partner with clients to empower them to develop a body fully aligned, and to view food through the lens of energetic connection and a partnership to health.


I specialize in optimizing gut health and restoring blood sugar balance as I believe these two cornerstones are critical for foundational health. When these two pieces of the puzzle are in place, chronic inflammation and many other symptoms subside.


Our modern lifestyles and toxic environments can be counterproductive to homeostasis. I teach my clients to take the best ancestral practices combined with what modern science is teaching us to properly influence how the body works best. The good news is that each of us can be empowered to listen to our bodies and give them exactly what they need: a proper balance of macronutrients and micronutrients, from carefully sourced food for ideal gut health, prepared with love and intention.  By connecting with our food, shoring up any nutrient deficiencies, and ridding ourselves of the toxins burdening our perfectly-made bodies, we can restore the health our bodies crave.

Melissa Goldbeck

I've been a registered nurse for the past 24 years.  For the first five years of my nursing career, I worked as a mother-baby nurse. 

In August of 2002, I decided to accept a position as a school nurse for students in grades 6-8. I had to learn how to incorporate my nursing practice into an educational setting. For the past 20 years, I have worked with students with chronic medical conditions, and have helped school staff implement plans to help students succeed in the academic setting.   As a school nurse, I must advocate for students because school staff do not always understand how a medical condition can affect how a student will perform in school. Presently, I work with students ranging from preschool to high school.  Serving my students and their families is a priority in my school nurse practice. I would love to bring my skills and experience to promote the health and wellness of my Graith Care clients! 

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Lisa Brady

Lisa Brady, an MSN, Registered Nurse, and Care Manager brings 20+ years of experience in social work, critical care nursing, and care management. Dedicated to advocating for exceptional care, independence, and autonomy.

“Your voice, at a time when it’s needed most. Patients have never needed advocacy more than they do right now.”

Assessment of situation, recommendations for clients and family whether in own home, assisted living, memory care facilities or hospital. Plan of care and advocacy.

Coordination and Advocacy for medical visits, hospitalization, home visits, and medication administration.

Liaison and facilitator for the best interest and welfare of client; providing complete care coordination and ongoing care monitoring.

Provide support services for maximum independence, autonomy, and safety of client.

Thorough assessment of client needs and Development of comprehensive care plans.

Referral and assignment of various services and collaboration with assigned disciplines.

"I consider it a privilege to help clients and families, allowing them peace of mind, in knowing they have someone that knows them, their medical history, their medications, their wishes, their family members and emergency contacts. I apply a holistic approach in my care of clients and bring a skillset from various disciplines, working with families and providing ongoing support and crisis resolution."

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Daryn Flentje

Daryn brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Graith Care patient advocate, drawing from 27 years of dedicated service in various medical settings. His background spans diverse areas such as oncology, medical-surgical, psychiatric/forensic nursing, and more.


Specializing in bone marrow transplant and hematology at a renowned cancer center, Daryn also delved into cancer research clinical trials coordination. His expertise extends to level 1 medical trauma centers across different states, where he cared for critically ill patients with complex needs.


With a strong foundation in ICU, hemodialysis, and home health private duty nursing, including ventilator care, Daryn has honed his skills in delivering compassionate, patient-centered care. Additionally, his experience as a legal nurse consultant underscores his proficiency in navigating healthcare systems and advocating for patients' rights.


Graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and St. John’s School of Nursing, Daryn is well-equipped to guide individuals through their healthcare journeys, ensuring their voices are heard and their goals for wellness are prioritized. Emphasizing the importance of holistic healing and patient empowerment, he is committed to fostering conditions that promote health, healing, and happiness from within.

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Melinda Maul

Melinda Maul is a Physical Therapist Assistant having served the residents of Illinois the last 15 years with the most experience in inpatient and home care settings primarily for adults and geriatrics. She has a certification in Orthopedics and specialty experience in treating lymphedema, Parkinsons, and vaccine injuries. Her motivation at heart is to facilitate healing and wellness through the least invasive way possible and ensure patients have all the information in order to make their own informed decisions.



Leah Jaggers

 In this journey, I have learned a few helpful things 

1- Physicians have OPINIONS. They don’t get the final say
2- YOU know yourself best.
3- YOU are the CAPTAIN of your own healthcare ship.
4- YOU need someone present with you in your corner every step of the way
5- Even in its best moments, healthcare is limited by insurance companies, protocols, corporate thinking, personal bias, and by poor staffing ratios. 

6- You will still find gems along the way - nurses or doctors who may not understand but who want to help you find the answers

Through this crazy roller coaster of life, I have become experienced in tracheostomy care, t-tube care, and laryngectomy care.
Other experience:

-Home Care for ventilator-dependent baby with tracheostomy 

-Tube feedings

-HITT antibody

-Wound vac/ Wound care/ID

-ophthalmic procedures

-helping burned-out caregivers

-Telehealth and independent advocacy through the pandemic working to keep covid patients out of the hospital 

and more… when you are a nurse - you get called all the time by friends and family to help them with advocacy and figuring things out.


Mary Kay Gilbert

I am #Graithful to be a part of the Graith Care team! I have over 25 years’ experience as a healthcare professional managing clinical and financial healthcare risk. For the bulk of my career, I have worked to bring improved healthcare solutions to market and launched numerous cost-containment initiatives within the managed healthcare and employer space. My clinical focus encompasses: Cardiology, Oncology, Perinatal/Neonatal, Transplant and Specialty Pharmaceuticals. I have recently expanded into more holistic healthcare modalities including the use of cannabis as medicine– providing customized treatment plans to empower people with confidence to take charge of their own healthcare decisions. I am on a renewed mission to share my knowledge and expertise of emerging solutions, that the healthcare consumer may not be aware of. I am enthusiastic about empowering people with insights on how to navigate our complex healthcare system – all while holding the healthcare system accountable! I am a strong proponent of shared decision-making and informed consent between patient and provider. I received my Registered Nursing degree from the University of St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, MN, I am a Board-Certified Case Manager (CCM) and Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA). I am active in many professional organizations and advisory boards. In my free time, you can find me with family, near the water in either NW Wisconsin or SW Florida.


Raul Rodriguez

Raul Rodriguez has 5+ years of experience in healthcare specializing in Pediatric and Neonatal Services. For over 5 years, Raul worked in the Appalachian Mountains tutoring 1 and 2 graders. His passion for children trickles down for his love of his wife, two daughters and his dog. Raul and his wife work in Church ministry preparing engaged couples for marriage. Raul also comes with some experience in journalism having interned for LifeSite News for more than 5 months under the personal tutelage of John Henry Westen. His love for God, country, and his family is grounded in prayer. He continues to work on Christian values that defend the family and human life. His medical expertise on the COVID-19 mRNA is entrenched on his personal journey for truth to help family members injured by the global vaccinations. When speaking to him, you get a sense that he understands that this moment in time, humanity is undergoing a battle between good and evil. Seeing global events from this perspective will help Raul’s clients find hope and joy again. There are medical options. Raul will help you explore them and venture into healing. He often argues that Providence demands it.

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