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Care Advocate Team

It takes one to know one they say. Well parents, get ready to actually be heard and cared for like never before because each and every member of our Care Advocate Team at PWC are parents too! We get you, because we are you!

No one better understands what challenges parents face and what goals they have for their children like other parents do. That’s why you’ll be blown away by our Care Advocate Team at PWC, and have an experience unlike any other doctor’s office out there!

Nearly every Care Advocate working at PWC today started out as a patient first. Many of them had [Perfect Storm] children who really, really struggled. So when we say our CA Team has been in your shoes and knows what you’re going through, we truly mean it.

Get ready to fall in love with our Care Advocate Team at PWC, and make some room for a few new besties that you’ll get to hang out with each and every week!

Kristina Ebel

Kristina Ebel

Business Manager

Working at PWC Chiropractic is truly one of my favorite things ever. I’m only in the office on Mondays and spend the rest of my hours behind the scenes working from home with my four year old co-worker. Being a part of PWC feels like being a part of a movement. A movement where people empower each other, support each other, root for each other and it’s something we want to share with our whole community! Chiropractic isn’t just a thing to me, it’s a pivotal part of my life and my family’s life.

I feel so grateful to raise my family in the chiropractic world, and to be able to hug other parents in the office whose lives have been changed by chiropractic and they love it just as much as I do! When I’m not spending my time as mom to my four little ones or wifey to my amazing husband, I love any excuse to hit up Hobby Lobby or go on a long quiet run to refresh my brain and body.

Jacqui Jakubowicz

Jacqui Jakubowicz

Patient Care Coordinator

I was born in Upstate New York but grew up primarily in Colorado. We played outside, rode bikes everywhere and lived a very natural lifestyle. I visited family here in Illinois during the summers as a teenager and met my now husband right after I moved here. Shortly after that I was injured a car accident and being holistic minded I pursued treatment from a Chiropractor instead of the steroids and pain medication that Western Medicine prescribed. I had excellent results from the care I received from them.

Fast forward to life as a wife and busy mom to 3 incredible boys I first came across our office as a result of our own little “Perfect Storm kiddo” Logan. My son was suffering from a significant Developmental Delay, speech deficits and Sensory Processing issues. We had many components of his recovery plan in place already… IEP at school, dietary changes, Speech and Occupational Therapy but despite all that we knew something was missing.

We attended the Perfect Storm event and instantly knew we were in the right place. As a result of care at our office my son has recovered to a degree that I never could have dreamt possible before.

Once we saw how Logan responded to his adjustments our whole family came under care. We have been forever changed. I began working at our office in May of 2016. I jumped at the opportunity to serve our community in this mission! I believe wholeheartedly in what we do, who we are and the incredible gift that we have in Chiropractic to help the body heal itself. Each time I see a patient become happy and relaxed in their own body as a result of being adjusted, I become even more on fire for what we do!

Julie Furman

Julie Furman

Care Advocate

I was born and raised in Michigan and went to college at Indiana Wesleyan University for Photography. During a family move to a south side suburb of Chicago I decided to change my path and pursue a Cosmetology license. Fast forward about 7 years when I met my husband, Adam on Christian Mingle! He grew up in this area, so marriage brought me north to the Crystal Lake area!

In looking for a new job, I knew I wanted to be in a field that helps people and changes lives. At an early age of 12, I got my first migraine, and for 10 years of suffering through them, I finally listened to a friend and tried chiropractic and acupuncture which changed my life getting rid of my migraines completely! This led me to look in the field of chiropractic care. I was privileged to be hired here at PWC and now getting to work alongside these amazing doctors and team has been such a life changer! They constantly inspire me to be the healthiest and best version of myself and are always there to guide and teach me on this rollercoaster of a ride I call motherhood! I have learned to find to find my voice throughout pregnancy, childbirth and now raising my 2 awesome kiddos, Noah (5) & Kaylie (2). I have learned just how important and valuable chiropractic care is for my family and I hope to be that positive and and loving encouragement on each and every person that walks through these doors, just as they have done for me!

 

Jen Mohney

Jen Mohney

Care Advocate

Up until my adult years, I had never been to see a chiropractic. Never even stepped foot in the door of a chiropractic office. I was injured while working out and finally made the plunge in order to avoid surgery on my shoulder. Enter PWC Chiropractic. That’s honestly when my life changed completely. Chiropractic opened a whole new world of wellness for me that I was so excited to learn about. I was happier and healthier and felt the best I ever had. Soon after, I got pregnant with my second kiddo, 13 years after having my first via C-section. The docs at PWC and the community taught me, empowered me and most importantly got my body ready for a V-bac with my son. My delivery was successful and I found trust in chiropractic so strong I wanted to teach and serve the community in the same way that I had been supported.

I’ve been working at PWC for over 5 years now and it’s my dream job. I love being able to give moms and dads the certainty and hope I found through chiropractic. I’ve gone on to have two more amazing boys making us a family of 6. We all get adjusted weekly, my 3 boys since their first day of life. I feel beyond blessed that I injured my shoulder those years ago. If I hadn’t, my family wouldn’t know the power of chiropractic that keeps us healthy, active, and empowered….it’s my goal for every single family in my community and across the globe

Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson

Care Advocate

I was born and raised in Crystal Lake and now this is where my husband and I are raising our children. My husband, Chris, and I have been married for 10 years and have been blessed with 4 children. I am passionate about my family, my faith in the Lord, and chiropractic! We first started coming to PWC when our daughter was 4 months old and the pediatrician was concerned with her torticollis and positional plagiocephaly. We initially started coming 3 times a week with her and by the second week we couldn’t believe how she was holding her head up so much straighter and her flat spot was so much better! Shortly after, our oldest son was having chronic ear infections and had struggled with eczema his whole life so we decided to get him under care. He has now been under care for 5 years and hasn’t had one ear infection and his skin has been totally clear!

I first began care after seeing the amazing benefits being under care was having for my children. At this time, my concerns were more stress and emotional than anything physical like my kids had been dealing with. Our second born, a daughter named Kennedy, was stillborn at 38 weeks perfectly healthy a year and a half prior to this time. Dr Tony could see emotionally I was struggling and was dealing with all the normal mom stress on top of it. Getting myself and then eventually my husband to under care has just been such an incredible blessing to not only our physical health but our emotional health as well!

One of the things I am most grateful for is how the team and docs at PWC have made me feel so empowered as a mom! I have learned so much about about our bodies, health and wellness and truly how I feel I can be the best mom and advocate for my kids and their immune systems! PWC has been such an incredible blessing over the years for our family and I’m truly so excited to serve other families in the same way ours has been!

Missy Olsen

Missy Olsen

Care Advocate

I’m one of the CA’s here at PWC. I found my love for chiropractic when I was 34 weeks pregnant! My husband and I have been married for 6 years and have 2 beautiful children together. I love everything about chiropractic, but especially love helping empower women who are going through the motherhood phase of life – from pregnancy and beyond! Outside of work, I enjoy being active, learning about nutrition, playing with my kiddos and relaxing with my family. I love rap music, comedies and you’ll always find me snacking!

I look forward to sharing your chiropractic journey with you!

Abecca Drobnik

Abecca Drobnik

Care Advocate

PWC was recommended to me when I was pregnant and dealing with bad sciatica. I don’t know if any of you are like this but once I started going, I fell in love with chiropractic! My husband, Otto, and my 3 month old daughter, Summer, also love getting adjusted. It has helped them with so many issues and has even helped with my daughter’s latch. My favorite part about PWC is the amazing team so it is an honor to join this awesome team and I’m so excited to get to know everyone and hear about you and how chiropractic has changed your life too!

Laura Hall

Laura Hall

Care Advocate

I was born and raised in the Crystal Lake area. As a teenager, I began working at the Crystal Lake Health Food Store and my love of alternative and holistic health care truly began there. I attended McHenry County College and then transferred to Carthage College where I earned a B.A. in Communications. After that, I decided to pursue a M.A. in Anthropology at Northern Illinois University. I focused my coursework on medical and nutritional anthropology. After graduating, I was offered a job as the education coordinator at a natural history museum. I worked with schools and community groups to create natural and environmental education opportunities for children and families. Although I loved my job, my true passion remained in nutrition, health, and supporting people in their pursuit of those things. For that reason, I have continued to work at the health food store for the past twenty years.

My husband and I were married in 2014 and bought a home in Elgin. As our family began to grow (two cats and two dogs) and we started talking about having a baby, we decided to move to Crystal Lake to be closer to family. Our path to parenthood has not been an easy one and this is where chiropractic care and PWC enter into my story. The birth of our son, Galen, was very traumatic and resulted in an emergency c-section and a two-month NICU stay. We nearly lost our son multiple times and were told we could expect seizures, autism, severe developmental delays and a multitude of other health concerns due to his brain injury. During this time, I reached out to PWC and was met with such immense kindness, empathy, and support. Galen began receiving chiropractic care before even leaving the NICU and we have seen him make such gigantic strides in regaining his health in a very short period of time. He is a happy and healthy little guy and I know we owe so much of that to the chiropractic.

I am honored to join the PWC team! I look forward to learning more about health and wellness from the whole PWC community.

Jana Smith

Jana Smith

Care Advocate

I grew up just over the border in Janesville, Wisconsin. After high school, I went to UW-Madison (Go Badgers!) and graduated from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. After I met my husband, I moved to Illinois and continued practicing OT in the public schools. After 19 years of working in school based therapy, I decided to take a leap and try working in the clinical setting. I accepted a position with Grow Pediatric Therapies and have been working with them for 2 years. I love working with all the families and having a close connection to help each child while working as a team with other speech therapists, physical therapists, and social workers.

When it comes to chiropractic, I can’t express how much I love everything about it. I started seeing a chiropractor after college and haven’t stopped since. What brought me to PWC was the struggles we were having with my son, Owen. I had a traumatic birth experience with him that ended with an emergency C-section, and 5 days in the NICU. Owen was a very large baby at 10 lbs. 12 oz, which caused him to get stuck during birth, aspirate meconium, and struggled breathing after he was born. He was healthy and happy after leaving the hospital.

At about the age of 1 1/2 or 2, Owen started having a very hard time with behavior, accepting direction, extreme meltdowns, and overall sensory regulation. As an OT, I tried various sensory strategies, but they just weren’t intense enough to make the impact he needed. As he became older, he started to struggle with anxiety that manifested in many different ways including tics, incontinence, and stomach aches. When Owen was 6, we were stressed, worried, and out of ideas. His pediatrician recommended we give PWC a try. I immediately made the call and haven’t looked back.
I have always loved coming to PWC, because it felt so safe to me. It was a place I could talk about all of my worries with Owen and know that there would be no judgement, no brushing me off, no strange looks when he’s having a meltdown over a piece of fruit, no “it’s just a stage he’ll grow out of it.” Everyone listened, understood, and gave me answers. I always told myself, “It would be so awesome to work here.” But, I had a great job, doing what I love, so I always put the thought aside.

As time went on, I felt I needed a change when it came to my career. I became frustrated with the stress, bureaucracy, and politics of my job. I wanted to try to make a difference in some other way. Literally that same day, I got a call from PWC asking if I would be interested in joining the family. I’m so happy that I decided to take the leap! I still do what I love practicing as an occupational therapist at Grow Pediatric Therapies, and now I can use my knowledge and love of connecting with families by also working at PWC.

I currently live in Lakewood with my husband Ben and our two kids Addison (age 9) and Owen (age 7), and our sweet, 70 lb lapdog, Gus. I’m so excited to be working at PWC and can’t wait to meet and connect with all of the amazing families that come into the office!

Megan Stafiej

Megan Stafiej

Care Advocate

In 2015, my husband Trace and I had a beautiful baby girl named Harper Jane at just 26 weeks gestation. After 97 days in the NICU Harper was finally discharged from the hospital and we were headed home as a family of three. Just weeks after Harper’s homecoming we knew something was terribly wrong. She was constantly vomiting, arching her back, twisting her arms, and always screaming. Harper was admitted into the hospital for 6 weeks and we still had NO diagnosis or answers. A friend of mine reached out and recommended PWC. The very next day Harper was seen by Dr. Tony. The relief I felt I will never forget, my daughter was finally being cared for. Trace and I were finally being listened to. We knew we were in the right place at PWC!

Harper is now 6 years old with CP & Dystonia but absolutely thriving. I became pregnant in 2019 and had adjustments all throughout my pregnancy with my son Bradley. And at three days old Bradley had his first adjustment. PWC has changed our lives in so many ways. My goal as a Care Advocate is to make every family feel just as welcome as they did us. To especially have open arms and ears to support other special needs families. I’m so happy for be a part of the team and so excited to meet you all!

Erin Black

Erin Black

Care Advocate

I was born and raised in Mount Prospect, IL which is where I am now raising my 3 young kids with my husband Matt. I first learned about pediatric chiropractic care and the Perfect Storm when I brought in my oldest daughter to try and get her help with her sleep and bedwetting… (she was also a very colicky baby, history of ear infections, low muscle tone, etc). After just a few adjustments, her bedwetting stopped completely and her sleep greatly improved. I’m so thankful that chiropractic care has improved her overall quality of life so much! She is able to better navigate her feelings and is much more well-rested.

The chiropractor we now see ended up being someone that trains in the PX Docs and a good friend of mine comes to PWC so I was all in when she told me about a job opening…and here we are. I get to be behind the scenes in one job and meeting all of you in the other. I had some health issues a few years ago that started a passion in me for health and nutrition and it strengthened my faith immensely. I try to focus on all the good that came out of a very tough time in life and I wouldn’t change it. In my free time you’ll find me somewhere outdoors with my family, being active, listening to music, or drinking some green juice. I’m so excited to be a part of the PWC team!

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