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Meet our Wellness Practitioners


The Wellness Center is proud to work with an eclectic and accomplished group of practitioners from across the health and wellness spectrum. Get to know them below, and contact them directly to arrange an appointment.

Nancy Berg
Nancy Berg

Nancy Berg, a Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master, has been practicing since 2004 in the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing. She is a member Association of Reiki The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), Howard County’s Business Women’s Network (BWN), and a Gilchrist Hospice Volunteer. In addition to her private practice, “The Reiki Connection”, she has offered Reiki sessions to students at The Wellness Center of Howard Community College since 2012.

Please contact Nancy at 443-745-5445 or to schedule an appointment.

Sherrie Black 

Sherrie Black

Sherrie Trede Black, RN, MAc, Lac, is a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Acupuncturist, with advanced studies in Women’s Holistic Health and Fertility, and a Certified Zero Balancing Practitioner. Sherrie combines her knowledge of Western Medicine and nutrition with the ancient wisdom of Acupuncture and the gentle touch of Zero Balancing to bring relaxation, symptomatic relief, and personal and spiritual growth to her clients. See, for more information about Sherrie's practice, and contact her at 410-707-0168 or to schedule a free consult or an appointment.

Please contact Sherrie at 410-707-0168 or to schedule an appointment.

Melinda Derick 
Melinda Derick

Melinda Derick is a licensed massage therapist with more than 22 years of experience working with a wide variety of patients -- from those seeking general wellness to patients dealing with conditions from common injuries to brain and spinal cord trauma to Multiple Sclerosis. Her expertise includes Soft Tissue Release, Connective Tissue Massage, Reiki, Pregnancy Massage and Yoga. Massage therapy supports a healthy lifestyle and like yoga, it promotes awareness, encourages balance and alignment and nourishes and integrates the body, mind and spirit. Melinda is available in the mornings and afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Please contact Melinda at 410-730-2114 or to schedule an appointment.

Maureen Nelis
Maureen Nelis

Maureen Nelis RRT, M.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac. is a Licensed, Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist who brings over 30 years experience in Western Medicine as a Registered Respiratory Therapist to her years of studying & practicing Chinese Medicine. She has witnessed the power of this Ancient Medicine benefit physical, mental & emotional challenges as well as alleviate general feelings of unease with one’s current life situation. Maureen earned a Master’s Degree from Maryland University of Integrated Health in 2003. Advanced Studies include: Women’s Health Issues, Pain Management (eg: Headaches, Menstrual Cramps, Orthopedic Injuries, IBS, or generalized body pains) Addiction Treatment, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Emotional Challenges (Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Panic attacks).

Maureen does full body Acupuncture on Mondays 11:30-3:30pm. The appointments are offered at a discounted rate for students, $70 for the initial session (made up of medical history and acupuncture) and $35 for additional sessions.
Please contact Maureen @ to schedule a free consult or an appointment.

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