Our Staff

Our staff works tirelessly to ensure you have the best patient experience at Essential Health & Wellness, where your wellbeing is our primary focus.

Danielle DeHaven

Cary / Raleigh Office

Clinical Operations Officer

Danielle DeHaven was born in Westfield, NY and graduated from Westfield Academy and Central School, where she was an avid athlete and scholar. She attended Houghton College, and she received her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training with a minor in Education.

In 1998, she and her husband moved to Raleigh, NC, where she began working in orthopedics as a medical assistant. In 2003, she left orthopedics and attended the Medical Arts Massage School in Raleigh and received her massage therapy certification. She opened her own practice, Advanced Therapeutic Massage, with locations in Raleigh and Cary and worked with the Carolina Ballet company as both an athletic trainer and massage therapist. 

Shortly after starting her own practice she desired to return to working with physicians and began a part-time job at Wake Medical Center in Cary, NC as a clinical secretary. Her management skills soon led to a position as the Clinical Secretary Team Leader for the Medical-Surgical unit and eventually to the Team Leader for all of WakeMed Cary Hospital.

Her leadership skills were recognized through receiving the WakeMed Circle of Quality Service Award, a distinguished award throughout the WakeMed Hospital system. In 2009, she was invited to join Dr. James Stevens in AIHF Executive Health as his Clinical Care Coordinator. She continues to work with him today and has expanded her clinical management and leadership skills as the Clinical Operations Manager for Essential Health & Wellness, Cary and Raleigh. 

Danielle is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She has been attending these continuing education modules along with Dr. Stevens since October of 2013. In May of 2014, Danielle passed the American Academy of Anti Aging Health Practitioner certification exam and is now a Diplomat in Metabolic, Nutritional and Functional Medicine.

In 2017 she passed the certification exam for the Fellowship in Stem Cell Therapy. Danielle is married to Corey DeHaven and they have two children. When she’s not working, she enjoys playing with her children, quiet time, traveling, and reading a good book (Nichols Sparks being her favorite author).

Danielle E. Blanchard

Cary Office

Danielle "Dani" Blanchard

Registered Nurse, Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach

Danielle “Dani” Blanchard graduated from Parkland College School of Nursing in 2010. She immediately began working at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL on their Transplant, Urology, & Nephrology inpatient unit. After obtaining her coveted “year of experience” she was able to move to North Carolina and work as a Charge Nurse on the Acute Burn & Wound Unit at UNC for two years.

Danielle spent the next few years working in an Outpatient Urology setting, when she decided to make the transition to a more “patient-centered” approach to healthcare. She fell in love with EHW’s values and approach to achieving wellness, rather than simply symptom management.

Danielle lives in Raleigh with her fiancé, Quan, and their daughter, Sydney. In their spare time they enjoy wine tasting, going to the beach, and exploring different restaurants throughout the triangle.

Erin Brooks

Cary Office

Erin Brooks

Phlebotomist and Clinical Assistant

Erin Brooks moved to North Carolina with her family in 1997 when her Dad retired from the military. In high school, she developed a love for medicine.  She soon joined her local volunteer EMS squad where she volunteered from 2002-2005.

During her time as a volunteer she earned her Diploma as an Emergency Medical Technician. In 2005, she also earned her Clinical Assistant Certification followed by her Phlebotomy Certification in 2006. After earning her certifications, she worked at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina as a phlebotomist from 2007 until 2009.

After leaving the hospital she worked for both LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics over the next couple of year before joining Essential Health & Wellness in 2012. She lives in Smithfield with her husband Gerald and their daughter Kenzie. During her time off she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.

John McKinney

Raleigh Office

John McKinney

Phlebotomist and Clinical Assistant, PBT (ASCP)

John graduated from the Cameron School of Business with a concentration in finance at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in May 2017. During his time at UNCW he became certified in phlebotomy by the American Society of Clinical Pathology and began working at Onslow Memorial Hospital as a lab assistant in 2015.

It was during his time at the hospital where John realized his passion for the medical field. John joined the Essential Health & Wellness Raleigh team in the Summer of 2017 as both a phlebotomist and clinical assistant. If John is not at Essential Health & Wellness, you can probably bet he is hitting the science books in pursuance of his medical career. John enjoys spending his free time with his fiancée Kyrie and his daughter Teagan.

He tries to go to the beach every chance he gets, but if the beach isn’t possible he likes cuddling up on the couch with his fluffy white cat.

Sarah Loveno

Cary Office

Sarah Ioveno

Office Administrator

Sarah Ioveno graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences/Pre-Med in 2006. Throughout college she worked as a medical assistant for a pediatrics office.

Following college, she worked for a chiropractor focusing more on office administration and insurance coding. In 2007, she moved to Cary, NC and began working as the office administrator for a dermatology office.  

Throughout her five years there she expanded her knowledge in office management and insurance coding.  In 2012 she joined Essential Health & Wellness.  She is the office administrator and also helps out with patient care whenever needed. She lives in Cary with her boyfriend Eric and their beagle, Penny.  When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, going hiking, and traveling.

Subhashini Sharma

Raleigh Office

Subhashini Sharma

Office Administrator

Subhashini Sharma earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a software designer for Nortel Networks for eleven years and returned to school to pursue a degree in a healthcare related field. She worked as a physical therapist at an outpatient orthopedic clinic for the last nine years.

In her practice as a physical therapist, she always strived to build personal relationships and treat the whole person. This aligns closely with the mission of Essential Health and Wellness. Subhashini joined Essential Health and Wellness in November 2017 as an office administrator. She is committed to creating an excellent patient experience while working alongside a dedicated team of physicians and clinical staff. Subhashini lives in Cary with her two children, Priya and Rishi. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

Our Patient Stories

“Before going to EHW, getting the level of care and attention I needed was a challenge. From the moment I joined the practice, I have been on a first-name basis with my doctor who is always available when I need. The care I receive at EHW is without a doubt, a key factor in maintaining my peak performance.”

Kyle Breischaft, Patient since 2009