Our Staff

Dr. Jenn Hartmann


Dr. Jennifer A. Hartmann is a Pennsylvania Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Licensed Massage Therapist, Functional Movement Specialist, Golf Fitness Instructor, Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Provider and Dietitian with more than a decade in sports medicine and therapy. This focus on sports medicine and nutrition has evolved into a comprehensive wellness mecca for the Main Line that has been designed to help patients achieve healthier lifestyles. By combining expert skills in advanced soft tissue techniques, sports chiropractic, strength conditioning and clinical nutritional testing, Dr. Hartmann has generated a true comprehensive approach of care for her patients who are either beginning, or continuing their wellness journey.

Using a truly holistic approach to wellness and healing is what distinguishes her from the typical chiropractor. A holistic approach to care means that we are interested in engaging and developing the whole person. You can think of this as the 8 dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, social, financial, intellectual, occupational, and environmental. It’s the concept that the human being is multi-dimensional and multi-factorial. Dr. Hartmann’s strong relationships with some of the best orthopedic speciaists and other allied health professionals nationwide is a major benefit to her patients who rely on those trusted connections for immediate expert referrals. Within the office, the entire staff creates a comfortable, fun, and professional environment to consistently provide patients with the ultimate experience to achieve any of their health goals.


Amie Hamel


Amie has been practicing massage therapy for over 16 years. She is currently the lead massage therapist and the Practice Manager at SCHC.

Amie uses various modalities during a session to achieve lasting results. She has training in postural assessment, cupping, gua sha, myofascial techniques, scar work, active isolated and other stretching techniques, trigger point therapy, prenatal and sports massage.

Her individual assessments, combined with her unique diagnostic approach have allowed her to support people in achieving sustained relief from pain and live happier, more balanced lives.

When she is not serving others, Amie enjoys doing yoga, sleeping, spending time with family, and being in nature. She also has an ongoing, avid love affair with coffee.


Dr. Joe Lacava


Dr. Joe Lacava studied Kinesiology at Temple University before graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. He practices an integrated approach to pain relief and pulls from a wide variety of multidisciplinary sources ranging from athletic training and neurology, to sports medicine.

Since graduation, he has continued to improve upon his clinical skills and diagnostic abilities through a diverse array of post-professional seminars and certifications. He holds certifications in the Graston Technique of myofascial therapy, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT). Dr. Joe also is full body certified in Active Release Therapy (ART) and is currently offering specialized ART sessions at Strafford Chiropractic & Healing Center.

Dr. Joe’s approach combines the highest quality science regarding pain neurology with a commitment to clinical biomechanics and functional movement that is patient-tailored and centered.

Dr. Lacava’s philosophy is that wellness means empowering you to move through your day with healthy, sustainable movement. Dr. Lacava does not seek to bestow wellness onto his patients. He guides and coaches them to maintain their state of wellness every day through healthy movement habits.

When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Joe places a high priority on staying active; he enjoys hiking, backpacking, nature photography, sustaining a personal yoga practice and maintaining fitness through Kettlebells, High-Intensity Interval Training and bodyweight resistance training.


Dr. Irene Londer


Dr. Irene Londer has been committed to helping her patients live healthier lives for 25 years. Her passion for helping people break free of pain & return to optimal function and performance at work and home, started at an early age. Volunteering at Coney Island Hospital in NY, local nursing homes, and pain management practices triggered her interest in working on the human body to restore health utilizing natural holistic therapies. After graduating from Temple University, she went on to Pennsylvania Chiropractic College, graduating Cum Laude in 1995. Dr. Londer is an active member of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association & American Chiropractic Association and has served communities in South Philadelphia, King of Prussia, and Devon, Pennsylvania. Dr. Londer lives in Collegeville, Pa with her husband and children.

“My philosophy of care is based on the belief that my patient’s needs and goals for health is of the utmost importance. Listening to their healthcare concerns is important in working as a team to provide the optimal acute care treatment protocol, and then continued wellness care plans. By utilizing specialty techniques focusing on soft tissue and gentle manipulation of the spine, I strive to restore health and optimal function in the quickest and safest way possible. I promise to guide and educate my patients on ways to lead a healthy lifestyle, while respecting the body’s natural healing abilities. While the treatment at our office is priority to reduce restriction in motion, spinal misalignment and postural asymmetry, maintaining the progress requires home instruction on not only functional daily stretches and strengthening exercises but proper nutritional habits as well. Providing our patients with the tools to live their lives without interference is what helps us strive to provide our community with the best care.

I am excited to bring to SCHC a knowledge base and treatment protocols to help patients identify dysfunctional patterns in their musculoskeletal system that is holding them in their pain cycle, and keeping them from optimal performance.”


Gwendolyn Vecchione, LAT, LMT, ATC, NPTICPT


Gwen is a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Certified Personal Trainer. She graduated from West Chester University in 2010 with a BS in Athletic Training and went to work at the collegiate level helping with the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletes from all types of sports. After realizing the benefit of a hands-on approach to healing, she attended the Cortiva Institute in King of Prussia, where she graduated with a diploma in massage therapy in 2013. The value of soft tissue work combined with rehabilitative exercises made her then pursue a diploma in personal training from The National Personal Training Institute of Philadelphia in 2017.

Gwen uses her knowledge from all three of these educational backgrounds when assessing and treating clients of all ages. Whether clients are in need of rehabilitative training, massage work from an injury, or looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, she is there to help. Her training includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports, Stretching, Cupping, Pregnancy, Reiki, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Kettle Bell Training.

When she is not working with clients or training herself, she is reading, hiking, biking, or hanging out with her two cats, Pumba and Timone.


Jeannie Mercier, LMT


Jeannie has been in the massage world for 11 years, and attended PSMT (Philadelphia School of Muscle Therapy). After a long career in the business world and raising two children, she was looking for a change. While dealing with a long family illness, she received a massage as a gift and quickly learned that proper bodywork can make stress melt away. Jeannie seeks to make a difference in the lives of all of her clients; from athletes to the elderly and everyone in between. She implements a combination of different modalities when addressing each client’s pain, dysfunctions, and bracing due to injury, or poor posture. She has massage training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sport, Myofascial Release, Thai, Cupping, Raindrop Technique, and Reiki.


Leslie Smith, Reiki Master


Leslie Joy Smith is a Reiki Master who began her holistic health practice in 1989 as a
Shiatsu & Therapeutic Touch Practitioner. She has taken other related courses including Meditation, Foot Reflexology, Jin Shin Do, and One Brain (dealing with emotional dyslexia). Over her many years of being in private practice and having given treatments to Hospice patients as a volunteer for both Brookdale and Horizons Hospices, she has integrated various modalities into treatments that are responsive to each client’s needs.

Leslie’s background in health and wellness began in the early 1980’s when she became a volunteer EMT for a local ambulance company in Lionville. She also became a Certified Instructor for the Red Cross First Aid courses and CPR which she taught to ambulance personnel and the public for over 4 years. It was a privilege to be part of such a fine volunteer group serving the community.

She particularly likes that Reiki can be done with a very light, gentle touch on the body, or can be beamed from slightly off the body. Therapeutic Touch is slightly different than Reiki, and it is done with the hands off the body working in the client’s energy field to help promote healing on the physical body. Both Reiki and Therapeutic Touch are used for patients in a growing number of hospitals in the Philadelphia area and nationwide.

Helping others to heal in natural ways is what attracted Leslie to the energy healing work she does. She particularly enjoys teaching Reiki and other self-healing and relaxing practices to support each person’s healing journey.


Amy Nobles Dolan


Amy is the owner and head teacher of Yoga With Spirit; an Ashanga-based yoga studio in Wayne, Pa. She is blessed to be able to teach students in many ways. She leads group classes, individual sessions, and teacher training programs at the 200 and 500 hour level.

Amy’s passion is making yoga accessible to anybody and any body. She is most fulfilled when she is able to help students who are injured or ill find a practice that helps them to return to wellness. She has taught thousands of hours of yoga classes and holds he highest available level of yoga certification. She is also a yoga writer who publishes a weekly blog with a subscriber list of over 500 people. She is com-author of Faith With A Twist, a book on yoga’s spirituality. She edited a yoga anatomy book written by her teacher, and is co-authoring a book with him on adjusting yoga postures. Amy is also an adjunct professor at Villanova University teaching Yoga and Philosophy.

Amy is happily married to her college sweetheart. She is beyond proud of her three young-adult children, and can’t wait to see how they share their gifts with the world.


Amy Hewitt, Office Manager


I have been with Strafford Chiropractic since September 2013. My role as front office coordinator is to help the patients with managing their appointments as well as answer any of their questions or concerns regarding their billing and insurance needs. When you call, I’ll answer!

I Graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. After college, I worked at Kids’ Korner in Narberth, as an Educational Director and Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. For 25 years I worked at NCO Customer Management Inc. My roles ranged from: Licensing and Compliance Coordinator, Account Manager, Training and Quality Coordinator, Telephone Sales Representative.

I have been happily married to my wonderful husband, Pete, for 20 years. We have six awesome children, Jessica, PJ, Melissa, Samantha, Victoria, and Jack. When I’m not here helping our patients and staff, I am an avid volunteer in the Tredyffrin/Easttown school district and local community. We currently reside in Devon with our fun loving dog, Scarlet!


Susan Mackling, Business Administration Intern


I have been working for Strafford Chiropractic & Healing Center since February 2017 as an intern. I am currently enrolled at Eastern University as a junior, and am excited to now be a part-time administrative assistant for the organization. I am currently studying accounting and finance, and entrepreneurial studies. My primary role is to assist with all operational tasks with a focus on the back end of the business while I am on site. When needed, I also assist with their marketing needs: Facebook updates, promoting events and workshops, sending out newsletters to our amazing patients, and updating the website.


Benjamin Lochstampfor, Marketing Intern


I just started working part time for Strafford Chiropractic & Healing Center this October as a marketing intern. I currently attend Eastern University; majoring in Marketing with a minor in Spanish. My background from previous internships has been to create and manage a web presence for the companies I work for, and Strafford is no exception. I help work on the web site, newsletter, and social media avenues of the business.

My hobbies include playing soccer, lifting weights, running, playing Xbox, fishing, and walking my dog Shiloh.