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

Physical Therapist

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

Physical Therapist

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 Pagano

Occupational Therapist

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.

Alec Kelsey

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 Racciatti-Parker


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.

KJ Ackermann

Massage Therapist

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 Piscioneri

Massage Therapist

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.

Melissa Sherman

Office Manager

Jordan Milko

Front Desk Associate