The Cura Integrative Health Care team
Dr. Jill Strom, DC caccp fasa
Dr. Jill Strom received her bachelor’s degree from Graceland University and her doctorate degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City. After graduating summa cum laude, Dr. Jill continued her post graduate education to become a pediatric specialist through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She also sought ongoing training with Master Chen’s Acupuncture Institute as well as certifications through the Acupuncture Society of America, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Dynamic Body Balancing.
Through her pursuit of prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care, Dr. Jill discovered her passion of fertility support. She saw countless couples that had struggled or were struggling with fertility problems and knew that she was being led to help these people. Using all that she had learned in acupuncture, nutrition, and emotional support, Dr. Jill has become one of the foremost leaders in natural fertility in Kansas City. She helps couples manage the physical and emotional causes of infertility and has helped hundreds of couples experience the miracle of child birth and parenting; even if they had been told that it was impossible.
Dr. Jill has a deep desire to help women achieve balance and health throughout the many transitions of their lives; be it learning to honor their cycle, preparation and support throughout the childbearing years, or easing into and out of menopause. She believes in the importance of a wellness lifestyle; balancing the energy centers of the body while incorporating chiropractic care, proper nutrition, and mind-body awareness.
In her spare time, Dr. Jill enjoys running, yoga and a good book. Most of her free time is spent with her son Jacob, and their dog, Grace; her family, and wonderful friends.
Jane Shipley, MSW, Counselor & Biofeedback
Jane comes to us with a deep understanding of the connection between body, mind and spirit in the healing process. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Graceland University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the Ohio State University.
After marrying and having three children of her own, Jane’s legs began to atrophy causing joint deterioration and great pain. She went through knee surgery and physical therapy without any relief and was told that she would be wheelchair bound. That prompted her to begin a healing journey through alternative methods. Through acupuncture, chiropractic care, nutrition and other treatment modalities, Jane’s legs healed.
Jane is an experienced counselor who has a passion for helping others in their healing process. She has assisted countless patients in finding treatment modalities that work for them and is a great believer in the blending of Eastern and Western medicine practices that she finds at Cura Integrative Health Care.
When Jane is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband, Rick, have three grown sons, an awesome daughter-in-law and now an incredible new grandson! Jane also enjoys cooking, needle work, great friends and lots of laughing!
Joyce Meredith, clinic coordinator
Joyce's ongoing interest in healing and spirituality has led her to Cura Integrative Health Care. She is excited about the opportunity to support health care professionals that embrace many paths to healing body, mind, and spirit.
She began her health care career by working as a hematologist after earning her B.S. degree in Medical Technology. She is also a licensed Esthetician and operated her own beauty and wellness business for 14 years. She is committed to health and well being.
She is a mother to 3 grown children and grandmother to 6. She spends her free time traveling to visit their growing families.
Abbey Williams, Office Administrator
Abbey is excited to join the Cura team and brings with her a passion for learning. She was raised in a home that supports holistic health and became aware of her belief in natural healing after an exploratory surgery that offered no answers. This began a journey of learning about her body and the care it needs to work perfectly.
Abbey earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Publication Design and obtained her Master's degree in Educational Leadership in 2009. Her work experience has provided her the opportunity to manage multiple teams and reach goals for learning and development.
She loves spending time with her husband, Aaron, as well as her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, facilitating team development, and a good board game. Abbey is excited to help support the healing journey that Cura provides each patient.