about Us

Functional medicine

Our approach to healing is a deep look into the root cause of your symptoms. We believe, with the right tools, the body has the ability to heal. We focus on prevention and resolution of disease so you can live your fullest life. 

Natural Healing

Our goal is to provide alternative medical care that will reverse and prevent disease using the fundamental healing principles of the body. Call us today for more information and to begin your healing journey.

Our Promise to You

We are a family owned and family run holistic medical practice, passionate about supporting individuals in achieving optimal health. We care about your overall well-being and will provide you with the guidance, knowledge, and tools needed to achieve true health.

Meet the team

Danelle Aliseo-Cirmi AGHNP

Holistic Nurse Practitioner
Chief Executive Officer

Danelle Aliseo, AGNP, AHN is a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse Practitioner. She is Founder and Chief Medical Director of Heal Functional Medicine. She graduated from New York University’s nationally acclaimed Adult Primary and Holistic Care Nurse Practitioner Program. She then went on to work in functional and integrative medicine at Rahav wellness in Manhattan with Dr. Miriam Rahav before opening her own center in Point Pleasant, NJ. She has completed courses in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine, trained in biological medicine through the Alpstein Clinic in Gais Switzerland, completed training in Autonomic Response testing through the Klinghardt Academy, Certified in Integrative Mental Health through the IMMH Program, completed courses through the integrative health symposium, the association for the advancement of restorative medicine and certified in PRP injections. She has been working in the medical field for 12 years with 4 years of experience in Functional and Integrative Medicine. She was drawn to integrative medicine after years of witnessing the suboptimal care that was given through the conventional model. This includes her own personal experience with infertility, IBS and anxiety, which she was able to correct through the power of natural healing. Through these experiences she decided to dedicate her life to partnering with her patients to investigate the root cause of their symptoms to help them achieve true healing.

Ashley Mele FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Ashley Mele, FNP, is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2011 and Wagner College’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2018. She has completed courses in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine, to pursue her passion of healing her patients naturally. She has been working in the medical field for 12 years and has experience in treating pediatric patient’s and through the lifespan. She has utilized functional medicine therapies to heal her own personal struggles with IBS and post-partum anxiety/depression as well as discovered the root cause of symptoms to heal her young children and family. She is dedicated to help her patient’s heal naturally by getting to the root cause of their symptoms.

Michelle Aliseo RN

Registered Nurse

Michelle is a Wagner College graduate who has 5 years of experience at the bedside as a Registered Nurse with a BSN. Working at the bedside in numerous locations has been very eye opening for her. She has observed patients return to the hospital time and time again for the same recurrent illnesses. This truly has motivated her to dive deeper into the root cause of illness and holistic medicine. She is very excited to help others on their ultimate healing journey.

April VanWagoner
April VanWagoner, RN

Registered Nurse

April is a College of Staten Island nursing graduate who has 10 years of emergency room bedside nursing. She has several certifications including Certified Emergency Nurse, Trauma Certified Nurse, Critical Care Certified Nurse, and Pediatric Certified Emergency Nurse. She has seen patients all throughout the life spectrum with various illnesses & injuries, which prompted her to research alternative practices to treat & prevent illness in this diverse population. April is also a Type 1 Diabetic which is what reinforced her interest in functional medicine and live a holistic lifestyle in order to manage her very own chronic conditions.

Nicole Aliseo-Oloumi

Chief operating officer

Nicole is a fit mom of two with over a decade’s worth of experience working as a senior paralegal at top international law firms and a BS in Legal Studies from St John's University. It was during this time that she experienced the perils of what stress can do to the body and was able to overcome her own health issues with the help of functional medicine. Experiencing her own medical issues (including infertility, IBS, insomnia and anxiety) as well as witnessing the struggles of her then colleagues fueled her passion for a better way of life and natural way to care for the mind and body. She joins us as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer.  

Kathleen J Aliseo 
Practice Manager 

As a mother of 3 girls and 4 grandchildren Kathleen has always believed in eating and living an organic lifestyle for her family. She has worked in the business end of the medical field for over 10 years. She truly believes in Functional Medicine to find the root cause of her own medical issues with IBS and menopause. Kathleen looks forward to meeting and assisting patients wherever needed.

Alyssa Curialle
Alyssa Curialle
Office Administrator
Collaborating Health Coach (The Beauty Shift)

Daniella is a Holistic Health Coach with a background in Social Work. She graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and holds a Master's in Social Work from Hunter College. As a Social Worker and Health Coach, I'm passionate about supporting the WHOLE you. I love connecting the dots to provide you with comprehensive healing of mind, body and soul. I help my clients address nutrition, healthy lifestyle habits, stress management, clarity in navigating food sensitivities and dietary food plans, and provide you with the tools, accountability, and guidance to support your healthiest life.

Daniella is the Founder of The Beauty Shift and passionate about natural beauty, non-toxic, holistic living, and that glow that comes from true health, peace of mind, and self love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.

What Is Holistic Health?

Holistic health is caring for the whole person. It is tending to your physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs, being aware of how all these aspects affect your overall health.

Are your services covered by insurance?

It depends on your insurance. We do not file with insurance, but we will provide you with all of the paperwork that you need to pass onto your insurance. 

Who can benefit from your care?

Anyone who's health can improve can benefit from our help. We will work with you to figure out the best way to to integrate our holistic care into your current wellness practices.