Our team

Neda Smith

Neda is the Owner and Founder of Gut Harmony and is a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.

Dr. Tara Meyerink

Dr. Tara is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and a Certified Nutrition Specialist.

Jessie Maher

Jessie is a Colon Hydrotherapist and Certified Holistic Health Coach.

Tanesha Rice

Tanesha is the Clinic Coordinator, Receptionist and HOCATT Technician.

Kelly Velesaris

Formerly a Registered Nurse, Kelly is a Colon Hydrotherapist and Client Liaison.

Mateya Carson

Mateya is a Colon Hydrotherapist and Client Liaison.

Hanna Whaley

Hanna is a Colon Hydrotherapist and Client Liason.

Jacquelyn Thompson

Jacquelyn is a Colon Hydrotherapist and Clinical Nutritionist.

Heather Burchfield

Heather is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Counselor and Business Development Advisor.

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How does it all work?

The Gut Harmony team of qualified specialists is here to help you bring your health back!

Neda

Neda Smith

Founder of Gut Harmony, Neda is a certified Level III Colon Hydrotherapist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner. Motivated to help others due to her lifelong struggles with abdominal discomfort and gastric issues, Neda’s goal is to help clients improve their digestive function. She has completed multiple advanced studies in the area of intestinal gut disease and other gut related autoimmune disorders with expertise in colon hydrotherapy, cleansing, and nutritional supplements.

Dr. Tara Meyerink

Dr. Tara is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and is a National Board certified Integrative and Functional N Nutrition Practitioner.

She believes that getting to the root cause of health issues is the key to sustaining health and wellness. Teaching clients the “why” behind recommended action steps for health improvement empowers them to learn to listen to their body and pro-actively take responsibility for their health. She believes one never stops learning.

Dr. Tara worked 20+ years in public education and educational administration prior to becoming a healthcare provider. She has authored and co-author peer-reviewed publications, does public speaking regarding longevity and nutrition, and mentors/supervises functional nutrition residents/candidates for their national boards.

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Jessie Maher

Jessie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Colon Hydrotherapist. Motivated by her challenges with food sensitivities, which caused her significant grief, she works with clients to find creative dietary solutions and incorporate healthy meals into their daily lives. Her motto is “change your health, change your life, change the world.”

Tanesha Rice

Tanesha is a former ABA clinician who enjoys making a difference in the lives of others.

Kelly Velesaris

As a former Registered Nurse, Kelly delivers a professional and caring attitude to clients. Through the challenges she has faced as cancer survivor and thyroid patient, she now recognizes the important role gut health has on one’s overall health, and credits Gut Harmony for changing her life for the better.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Kelly moved to SC in 2021 with her husband, three children and family dog. Now a key member of the Gut Harmony team, she looks forward to assisting clients with GI concerns whether new to “getting gut healthy” or returning time and again.

Mateya Carson

Mateya helps individuals connect with their physical, mental and spiritual aspects of health. She is a dedicated hydrotherapist and loves helping clients feel better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanna Whaley

As a former Home Health Aide for those with disabilities, Hanna has experience offering clients sympathetic care while patiently working with others to meet their goals. She has thyroid issues of her own which led her to focus on how improper nutrition affects the body both physically and mentally. Hanna strives to relieve others of the uncomfortable symptoms that partner with unsuitable nutrition habits and encourage patients to focus on cautious consumption.

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Jacquelyn Thompson

Jacquelyn is a colon hydrotherapist and holds a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition. Coming to us from working 15+ years in the culinary industry, she has gone from one end of personal health to the other, literally. Jacquelyn first became more aware of how food affects an individual’s mood, cognitive well-being, energy, digestion, and overall health personally. As a competitive athlete and personal trainer, she quickly realized just how impactful gut health, or a loss of good gut health was, experiencing a long battle with her own hormonal, thyroid, and digestive system. As a chef, athlete, and wife, she understood how much poor gut health took away from not just her life in impacting how she felt, but also her ability to show up in relationships, her partners quality of life, her passions, financial security, and eventually her career. Upon learning they would need to relocate due to the pandemic, she sold her food truck to pay for continuing education to focus on not just the preparation of food, but also its use from a whole body approach. Jacquelyn holds an M.S. in Clinical Nutrition and hopes to ensure others will not suffer the same pain, financial burden, or lack of answers from the modern healthcare system. She is now happily remarried and lives with her husband, 2 dogs, and 6 chickens in Summerville, SC.

Heather Burchfield

Heather is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Counselor. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with over 15 years of marketing, public relations, and client engagement experience in the health and wellness industry.  Heather provides nutrition and detox counseling services and leads the group health and wellness programs. She also provides marketing, sales, and business development consulting services for Gut Harmony.