Erik Roach, D.C. Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Erik Roach is an Orlando chiropractor who grew up on a farm in southern Wisconsin, where he worked in the fields beginning at age five. As a boy, he thought he wanted to make farming his career, but the other farmers in the area discouraged him, pointing out that there were no other farmers with a 4.0 grade point average and that he should become a doctor or something like that.
Since the local chiropractor was his family’s primary doctor, chiropractic healthcare was what Dr. Roach was most familiar with, and chiropractic care had always made him feel extremely healthy, despite the rigors of working in the field and being avidly involved in sports. Numerous times the local chiropractor had also helped his father regain mobility after being bedridden due to back pain.
When he was 12, Dr. Roach noticed an information packet from Palmer College in the chiropractor’s office waiting room that read: “Send away to find out about becoming a Chiropractor.” He did and never looked back. The decision to start on the road to becoming a Chiropractic Physician changed his life.
At the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, Dr. Roach studied biology and chemistry and did research in microbiology. He received a BS in Biology and went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, the first chiropractic college in America that was started by D.D. Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic. Dr. Roach spent four years at Palmer College, studying under some of the best doctors in the profession, and is currently working on a post-doctorate degree in nutrition.
Ben Cavaliere, D.C.
Dr. Cavaliere has practiced integrative medicine for the past six years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Pre-Medical studies from Florida Atlantic University in 2005 and his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Life University in 2010. He started his career at Superior Healthcare in Canton, Georgia, where he learned that taking an integrated team approach to healthcare is the best way to solve physical problems that many people suffer from. He believes that the Roach Family Wellness team practices the best of medicine, chiropractic and rehabilitation to serve the community and get people better faster.
Dr. Cavaliere enjoys participating in athletic activities and appreciates the benefit of helping others become healthier and perform better. While in Chiropractic school, Dr. Cavaliere was sponsored by Life University to participate in two Ironman Triathlons. His belief in health and vitalism paved the way for him to complete both events, Ironman Florida in 2007 and Ironman Louisville in 2009. He sees these as two of his greatest personal accomplishments and thinks anybody can accomplish anything they put their mind to with the proper dose of humility, perseverance, and determination.
In addition to triathlons, Dr Cavaliere also enjoys running half marathons and marathons. While at Life University, he was the Secretary of the Cycling Club and Co-Founder/VP of the Triathlon Club. Currently, he is enjoying reliving the fun of being a child: playing Hot Wheels and teaching his three year old son, Dean, to play soccer and T-ball. He and his wife Cheryl live in beautiful Lake Nona, Florida, and are expecting another child soon.
Jason Schultz, M.D.
Dr. Schultz earned his Doctorate of Allopathic Medicine from the Loma Linda University Medical School in Loma Linda, California, and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is Board-Certified in Emergency Medicine. He has lived in Orlando since 2006, and his special interests include Medical Informatics.
Chris Sileo, Executive Marketing Director
Chris Sileo grew up in a small beach town on the East Coast of Florida called Sebastian. He was very involved with sports growing up, playing baseball, golf, tennis, gymnastics, and running track and cross country. Chris was also a beach lifeguard at John’s Island Country Club, and could be seen skim-boarding and surfing during his free time. He moved to Central Florida in 2003, where he quickly immersed himself in the region by volunteering with Eco-Action to clean up rivers and lakes, Habitat for Humanity to build homes for the less fortunate, and other charitable organizations. He also served on the Orange County Animal Classification Board as their Co-Chair. He has played kickball and softball for many seasons with Orlando Sport and Social Club, and is taking full advantage of the many beautiful golf courses Central Florida has to offer.
He now lives in city of Oviedo with his beautiful wife and pets. He was one of 24 chosen for the Political Leadership Institute, and completed the Leadership Seminole program. Chris is a graduate from UCF with a degree in Political Science/Pre-Law. He has worked for the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Office as the Voter Outreach Manager, the Florida House of Representatives, and numerous Fortune 500 Companies as a Marketing Manager. He has also successfully managed a judicial race and worked in the governmental/political field for local, State, and Federal elected officials since 2006, serving the community however he can. He currently serves on numerous Boards and Committees throughout Central Florida.
Johanna was born in New Jersey and moved down to Orlando at a young age, where she has lived ever since. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences. Her health-conscious lifestyle and firm belief in Chiropractic care, as well as her marketing background with Anesthesiologists and Cardiologists makes Johanna a great addition to the Roach Family Wellness Marketing Team!
Adrienne Beaudoin, Supervisor
Adrienne is Roach Family Wellness’s Billing Supervisor. She is a native of Orlando and has been with RFW for over five years. In Adrienne’s prior experience, she’s been a successful X-ray technician in central Florida. Adrienne is recently married and has two young children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Lauren, our Personal Injury Case Manager, has 16 years of experience in the medical field and has worked for chiropractors since she was 17 years old. She is glad to be part of the integrative team at Roach Family Wellness.
Lauren has been married for 7 years and has a daughter. She is a native Floridian and currently lives in Eustis.
Keith Hinson, Supervisor
ISSA Elite Trainer, CFT, SFN, SET
Keith is a native of Orlando, Florida. The seeds for his passion with health and fitness began many years ago in the entertainment field. Having performed on some of the world’s biggest stages as an acrobatic stilt walker, stunt performer, dancer, actor, and emcee, Keith learned the importance of taking care of one’s body. After retiring from full time performing, Keith studied with the International Sports Sciences Association, earning the designation of “Elite Trainer.” Keith specializes in exercise therapy, personal fitness, and exercise nutrition. Additionally, Keith is a certified TRX trainer. He came to Roach Wellness on a mission to help others discover the wonder of the human body and the amazement that comes with living a healthy lifestyle.
Theresa Ozment, Licensed X-Ray Technician
Originally from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Theresa has been in Orlando for more than 34 years. She has over 15 years experience as a Licensed X-ray Technician. She loves the fact that she has some influence on helping people get better and have healthier lives.
Mindy Perkins, LMT, RCA
Mindy has been with Roach Family Wellness for over a year, but has more than 10 years of experience in the massage field. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Chiropractic Assistant trained in many methods of massage therapy, including manual therapy, therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, and Reflexology, as well as Swedish massage.
Mindy started her massage therapy journey on the spa end, where she had the privilege of working at a day spa where massage professionals were trained by some of the best therapists in the Tampa area. Approximately six years ago, Mindy made the transition to medical/therapeutic massage therapy to further use her skills and better help others.
Mindy is an active member of FSMTA (Florida State Massage Therapy Association) and hospice volunteer. In her five years as a hospice volunteer, she has had the wonderful opportunity to give back to others in need. She also enjoys staying active with her roller derby team, “The Thunder City Derby Sirens,” and participates in 5K and 10K races with her daughters, ages 12 and 15.
Kassie was born and raised right here in heart of Orlando. She grew up with her grandparents, who gave her the ultimate dream of horseback riding. She competed heavily for 14 years, making it to State Regionals. You could say she’s bit of the outdoorsy type also playing sports such as Lacrosse at Seminole High School. She later decided she envisioned herself in the medical field where she started at Central Florida School of Massage Therapy. Roach Family Wellness is where her journey began shortly after graduating from massage school. She looks forward to learning and growing with new techniques and knowledge with the company.
Kathleen Schmidt, ARNP
Kathleen Schmidt is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Kathleen achieved her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program of the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the Roach Family Practice, Kathleen had worked for the Orlando Healthcare System spanning 15 years. She worked with an array of patients ranging from intensive care and pre and post-operative patients. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys traveling, a new found venture for zip-lining, and spending as much time as possible with her family- especially her husband and two sons.
Front Desk Team
Joy Alverenga, Supervisor
Joy has been with Roach Family Wellness for close to three years and, as the Front Desk Supervisor, is one of the first faces you see when you walk into the office. Joy believes in giving back to the community, and her actions show that. She has volunteered with the Big Brother/Big Sister program, as well as with Florida Hospital. She has also been on mission trips with Faith Assembly of God to help the less fortunate in third-world countries.
Joy is single with no kids, and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree. She enjoys Zumba and is in process of becoming nationally certified. In addition, she has played soccer since she was 9 years old and still enjoys the sport.