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Medical Director - Dr. Jennifer L. Jennings
Medical Director

Dr. Jennifer L. Jennings, DNP, FNP-BC, IFMCP

Dr. Jennings DNP, FNP-BC, IFMCP is the owner of Cardea Health Integrative in East Aurora NY, an integrative medicine practice specializing in infusion therapy.

Her clinical experience includes several years of level one trauma, neurosurgical critical care, emergency medicine, primary care and cardiothoracic surgery. In addition to her clinical experience, she was an Assistant Professor within the Graduate Department of Nursing at Georgetown University, School of Nursing and Health Studies in Washington, DC. At Georgetown, she has acted as a course coordinator and chair of the Evaluation Committee.

She was appointed Faculty inter-professional simulation representative and Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) advisor in the academic setting. In addition, she has corporate healthcare experience acting as a Corporate Manager of Clinical Education as part of the Nurse Executive team, servicing 5 hospital sites and overseeing all aspects of clinical education for the Health system with >10,000 employees.

Dr. Jennings has been appointed as “Expert Witness” in several malpractice legal cases and acted as editor for several clinical publications, and has also served on healthcare boards and volunteered her time providing care to the under-served population.

She has been appointed a podium speaker at national conferences; has peer-reviewed publications in refereed journals and was awarded a U.S. and Trademark Office Patent which was presented at the UNC Trauma Conference 2012.

Lead Registered Nurse, BSN

Nicole Dreyer

Nicole has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years. She earned her Bachelors degree in Nursing from D'Youville College. After graduating, Nicole's experience includes; orthopedic rehabilitation, women's health and oral & maxillofacial surgery.

As a young girl, Nicole would help care for her father, who was battling Leukemia. She knew at the young age of 5, that she wanted to pursue a career in which she could help others. She has a passion for providing compassionate and quality care to her patients.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and reading a good book.

Practice Administrator

Kyla Davis

Kyla is originally from Burlington, Vermont. She attended Green Mountain College to earn a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management.

Kyla is passionate about providing comprehensive and caring customer service. She pays great attention to detail and is an extremely valuable resource to Cardea Health. She has been in patient services for many years and prides herself in making sure patients and clients feel welcomed and comfortable. She's happy to greet you over the phone or as you walk in, so be sure to say hi!

Aesthetics & Spa Services

Jeanna Chebat

Jeanna graduated from a top esthetics school in Tempe, Arizona, in 2009 and later integrated her training into her massage therapy practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, which she opened in 2003. While she no longer practices massage therapy, she incorporates her expertise into her facial services, emphasizing natural beauty and clean skincare. Jeanna combines soothing aromas, effective skincare products, and relaxation techniques to rejuvenate her clients.

Jeanna's deep faith is central to her life, guiding her actions with kindness and service. Through her expertise and values, she offers a transformative skincare experience, leaving clients with radiant skin and a renewed sense of inner peace.

Outside of work, Jeanna enjoys listening to audiobooks on long walks, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and spending time with her son and pets.

Reiki & Aromatherapy Practitioner

Brooke Olson

Brooke graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. After training to be an ultrasound technologist, she found confirmation that today’s health care was not her true calling. Additional life changes at that time led her to embrace her empathic and intuitive nature, and she learned Reiki. doTERRA essential oils are a consistent practice in her life, and she would like to share the benefits they bring to her life with others through Aromatherapy.

In the future, Brooke would like to learn and practice Iridology and Flower Essence Therapy.

Brooke is passionate about complementing wellness with empathy, compassion and intuition, and she believes there is beauty to be found in empowerment and the potential it holds for our wellbeing.

Brooke loves flowers, time by the ocean, connecting with animals and nature, learning, and being creative.

To schedule services with Brooke via MINDBODY, click the appointment calendar below.

Registered Nurse, BSN

Rayna Duncan

Rayna Duncan RN, BSN is a registered nurse with a bachelors degree and immersion in holistic nursing from Xavier University. Rayna’s practice is centered around caring for the entire patient, spiritually, mentally and physically. This is one of the many factors that has driven Rayna to appreciate and dive deeper into integrative medicine.

Rayna’s clinical background is in obstetrics, gynecology and neonatology. Through her woman’s health background Rayna has been able to aid many underprivileged populations through various community health programs.

While she is not working Rayna enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and exercising.

Rayna very much looks forward to using her practice to touch the lives of the patients at Cardea Health and beyond!

Registered Nurse

David Taylor

David has been a Registered Nurse since 2021. Since then, he has been working in various hospital settings as a travel nurse with experience in med/surg and cardiology.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé and their dog, Sadie.
David is excited to become involved with integrative medicine and looking forward to helping people feel their best.

RN Colon Hydrotherapy - Linda Tyczka, RN
RN, Colon Hydrotherapy

Linda Tyczka

About Us

The Practice

The name ‘Cardea’ (CAR-DAY-UH) is attributed to a goddess of classical Roman mythology whose name is derived from the Latin root word ‘cardo’ (i.e.: cardiac, cardinal) meaning hinge or axis.  She was therefore considered to be the goddess of health, of thresholds (both physical and spiritual), as well as a goddess of the center.  Her power is to open that which is closed, and close to that which is open – and to promote a centeredness which will lead to improved health and well-being.  It is her aspects of acceptance, grace, patience, and compassion which form the core of our principles and approach to healthcare at Cardea Health Integrative (CHI).

Cardea Health Integrative

was formerly known as Preventive Medicine and Wellness Clinic.  It was founded by Dr. Robert Barnes, DO and was located in Fredonia, NY in 1994. After 26 years practicing general surgery and family medicine, he turned his attention full-time to promoting and practicing alternative medicine.  Dr. Barnes has truly pioneered the integrative/preventive model of medicine in our area and we pay homage to him as we move forward and continue to aid in shifting the healthcare paradigm here in the WNY region.  Many of his long time patients remain with the practice to this day.  Dr. Barnes transferred ownership of the practice in 2015 to Dr. Jennifer L. Jennings, and it was subsequently rebranded as Cardea Health Integrative, or CHI.  Dr. Jen had been working with the practice for years and was the logical choice to take the solid foundation given by Dr. Barnes and bring it through to its next evolution.

Our one of a kind property is located on the “Twin Elms” Estate in Aurora, NY.

It has quite the history.

LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY HERE