Meet the Team
Dr. Jessica Pesce
Dr. Jessica Pesce graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College, Florida in 2012 with the high honor of The Presidential Academic Award. Upon graduating she began practicing in Pensacola, Florida where she remained until returning home to New Jersey in 2019. Dr. Pesce is excited to be back at the Jersey Shore caring for her community as a member of the Brielle Integrated Healthcare team. Dr. Pesce reports that she really started her chiropractic journey as a patient when she was diagnosed with scoliosis at a young age. After only a few weeks Dr. Pesce had noticed significant improvements in her overall health and wellbeing. “Chiropractic care allowed my body to reach its full potential and gave me a better quality of life. I am passionate about sharing this with everyone”.
Dr. Jessica’s passion and purpose is to help others feel better throughout their daily lives. Whether it is to help athletic performance, help little ones with ear aches and colic, or maintain function in the elderly, chiropractic care helps the body heal itself naturally. She utilizes multiple techniques and collaborates with all disciplines of health care practitioners to customize a care plan specific for your needs.
She looks forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your health goals and fulfill your potential.
Dr. Danielle Britton
Dr. Danielle Britton graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus in 2020. Upon graduating, she moved back home to New Jersey and began practicing. Dr Danielle’s chiropractic experience began in high school, where she visited her hometown chiropractor to help with back pain while running. He showed her the importance of chiropractic care, and how it can help the body function optimally and reach its full potential.
Dr Danielle’s passion is to help people of all ages feel better. She utilizes many techniques to come up with a treatment style that best suits each patient. Whether you are an athlete, weekend warrior, hobbyist, or just want to get your body functioning optimally, Dr Danielle can customize a specific care plan to ensure you fulfil your goals!
In her spare time, Dr Danielle loves spending time outdoors, especially walking the boardwalk and enjoying a beautiful sunset. She also has a passion for exercising through weight training and jiu jitsu!
Dr. Laura Anastasia
Dr. Laura Anastasia graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She later went on to receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. After graduating, Laura worked at an outpatient sports rehab setting in Westchester NY but inevitably, her love for the Jersey shore brought her back home. Laura has continued to work in outpatient orthopedic settings while honing her skills through evidence-based courses in advanced manual techniques. She utilizes instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) as part of her treatment approach; a technique to break up scar tissue and re-initiate the healing process. Laura’s treatment philosophy focuses on looking at the patient as a whole and she tailors each treatment program specific to the individual to maximize patient recovery and outcomes.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, especially their newest addition Sienna June. Laura has a passion for travel, a love for the outdoors, including the beach, hiking the mountains, and snowboarding.
Dr. Nikki Sills
Dr. Nikki Sills obtained her BS in Health Science at the University of Hartford in 2013. She then went on to the University of Connecticut Graduate School where she obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2016. She has worked in the outpatient setting since graduating, beginning her career in West Hartford, CT, and recently moved to the Jersey Shore and joined the team at Brielle Integrated Healthcare.
Dr. Nikki has pursued continuing education in The McKenzie Method, cupping and IASTM, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, and pelvic health. Her treatment approach combines manual therapy with exercise to enhance mobility and strength in order to optimize function for patients across the age spectrum. She emphasizes a holistic approach, educating patients on stress management, breathwork, and the benefits of general movement to improve pain.
Outside of work, Nikki enjoys spending time with her wife, daughter, and dog, spending time at the beach or outdoors, and weight training.
Eric has spent much of his life at the Jersey shore. Earning his B.A in Health promotion and Wellness Management from Rowan University, Eric then went on to Earn his Master’s in Occupational therapy from Clarkson University in New York. Eric has a background in corrective exercises, and enjoys correcting postural imbalances for optimal performance in daily activities. During his free time, you can find Eric on the beach with his dog, Jelly, playing video games, hiking, or exercising. Fun fact! Eric can take a traffic cone, flip it, and have it land right side up.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Alec graduated from Union County College where he obtained a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He also received his BFA in theatre arts from East Carolina University with a concentration in musical theatre. His primary focus in school was in outpatient facilities, but he also has experience working in Geriatrics. Alec holds a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification and is passionate about using various techniques to help patients reach their goals.
When he is not working he enjoys spending time with friends & family, grilling on his back patio, and going to the movies.
Dr. Kevin Lyons
Dr. Kevin Lyons, doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine received a dual degree cum laude in his clinical studies at the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL. He also achieved a Bachelor of Science degree from Philadelphia University. As a Board Certified and Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of New Jersey, with over ten years of experience he specializes in pain management, weight loss, facial rejuvenation, fertility issues, headaches, and everything in between.
Dr. Kevin’s professional experience is as vast as the scope of Chinese Medicine and uses a highly personalized one-on-one approach and practical real-life solutions to assist his patients in achieving their health and wellness goals.
In addition to providing exceptional care to his patients, Dr. Lyons enjoys yoga, hiking, biking, and running on the beach with his dog Jackson.
Joanne graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in English and a minor in Music. She taught English in Indonesia for four years where she discovered her passion for Chinese Medicine. When she returned to the United States, she got her Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she studied acupuncture and completed their rigorous herbal program. She also completed a life coaching certification from the Coach Training Alliance in 2003.
Joanne gained experience treating all types of conditions in her many years of private practice, and then she joined a practice and worked for seven years using acupuncture and herbs to help women with fertility. She also worked with patients to treat pain and musculoskeletal conditions as well as all anxiety, stomach issues, and more. She is currently studying for her certification in Functional Medicine because she wants to keep learning and serving! She lives with her family, dogs, and horses on a farm and in her free time enjoys playing music.
Gregory Montalbano, MD
Gregory Montalbano, MD graduated from Albany Medical College and was awarded membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. This honor was awarded to the top 5 students in a class of 128. Dr. Montalbano also achieved academic recognition, being awarded the Trustees Prize for outstanding academic achievement, the Sandoz Award for outstanding contribution to healthcare, and letters each year from the Dean of the College for outstanding academic performance.
Dr. Montalbano’s academic superiority was not only evident at the local level of his medical school; he also achieved distinction at a national level, scoring in the top 1% nationally on his national board examinations (a mandatory series of standardized examinations administered nationally that are required for medical licensing). With an outstanding academic performance through medical school and a top 1% national ranking on his board examinations, Dr. Montalbano was able to select his residency training program from the best in the nation. He selected and went on to complete a one year general surgery internship at NYU, followed by a four year residency in orthopedic surgery at the prestigious and nationally recognized Hospital for Joint Disease in NYC. The Hospital for Joint Disease was at that time and remains a top ranked residency program that selected only 6 residents from an applicant pool of hundreds.
During his training at LOH, Dr. Montalbano received didactic and hands-on training with nationally and internationally recognized senior orthopedic surgeons considered the ‘best in their field’. Dr. Montalbano also elected to travel to the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA for specialized training in the surgical treatment of traumatic fractures and musculoskeletal trauma. This Level 1 trauma facility is rated as one of the busiest in the nation, receiving cases routinely by air transport from Washington, Montana, Idaho and Alaska. Routine traumatic injuries at this facility included high speed motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents, airplane accidents, industrial fishing, logging and farming accidents, and snow mobile, ski and mountain climbing accidents. During his training at this facility he worked directly with one of the foremost authorities in orthopedic trauma care, the chief editor and a contributing author to the definitive textbook on this subject. Dr. Gregory Montalbano also worked with the Harkness Dance Center during his residency training, providing care to injured New York City dancers, including professional dancers for Alvin Ailey Dance Company and the American Ballet Theatre, among others. As a result of Dr. Montalbano’s work with the dance center, he completed a research paper that was awarded the Hospital for Joint Disease Senior Resident Research Award for excellence in clinical research.
Following graduation from LOH, Dr. Gregory Montalbano went on to additional training at Georgetown University/Arlington Hospital in arthroscopic surgery and joint reconstruction. During that time he was a team physician for George Mason University and provided field coverage for various NCAA Division 1 athletic events, including the 1998 NCAA Division 1 Basketball Playoffs in Washington DC.
Dr. Montalbano is currently a clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine and is a faculty member of NYU. Dr. Montalbano maintains a busy clinical schedule at his private offices and in addition maintains an academic schedule as a faculty member of NYU School of Medicine, attending national conferences regularly and providing surgical training to the residents at NYU-LOH.
Syed Husain, DO
Dr. Syed Asim Husain is a pain management specialist that believes in a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients in pain. He designs patient-specific treatment plans that are effective and that the patients are comfortable with. While he specializes in procedures of the spine and peripheral joints, he also incorporates different philosophies of medicine including homeopathic medicine.
Dr. Husain is an assistant professor, part of the Northwell Healthcare system. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Pain Medicine. After medical school, he completed his internship at UMDNJ (Rutgers). He then went on to complete his residency at NYU and finished training with his fellowship in pain medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Husain was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in northern New Jersey. He is fluent in Hindi and Urdu. When he is not working he enjoys sporting activities including football, basketball, and lacrosse.
KJ has been in the field of bodywork since 2015. She began with studying Kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island, then transitioned into massage at the Cortiva Institute. She has worked in both spa and medical settings. While KJ practices many different types of modalities, she is most passionate when assisting clients with their range of motion and flexibility. KJ’s goal in her field is to improve her clients’ quality of life.
Kristina is a State Certified Massage Therapist, who graduated from Ocean County Massage and Wellness Institute in 2006. For Kristina, bodywork is life’s passion and not just a job. She believes massage is such an important part of being healthy, and she loves to help others experience recovery from pain and stress. Kristina puts many hours in training in various modalities, which allows for a wide range of treatment options which consist of Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage, and reflexology massage.
With nine years of experience under her belt, Danielle is a veteran therapist who wholeheartedly believes in massage therapy’s healing benefits for the mind, body, and soul. She completed her training at the Cortiva Institute. Danielle practices all modalities of massage therapy, but is especially passionate about Myofascial Release. She strives to help her clients meet their goals while spreading a little love and laughter. When she is not working you can find her at the beach catching the sunrise and chasing the sunset. She also loves to play basketball and spend time with her dog, Anna!