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Meet Our Team

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Morgan Simonsen, Social Media Coordinator/Front Desk Reception

Morgan has been working with Neck & Back Center of Erie since 2018, and we couldn’t be happier to have her as a part of our team. She’s known for her infectious laugh and smile! She came to us after working a night shift position, seeking a change of pace. She feels that she couldn’t have asked for a better position!

Morgan graduated from Fortis Institute and holds a NHA Medical Assistant Certificate. After wanting a change of pace, Morgan joined our team and feels that the role couldn’t be more perfect for her.

What she loves most about working at the office are the staff and the patients. As she puts it, “I’ve made some fun friends and they always brighten my day when I see them. Not a day goes by without laughter in the clinic, and I always look forward to coming into work. Their genuine smiles and laughter bring me so much joy.”

Outside of the practice, Morgan enjoys spending time with her friends and traveling to Texas to see her family. She’s very close with her mom, who is “her person” and also enjoys close relationships with her brother and sister.


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Veronica Osterberg, Accounting

Roni believes that being organized helps her excel in her role at Neck & Back Center of Erie, and we very much agree! Her past experience gave her the confidence to join our team, and we couldn’t be happier with the result.

Roni loves working with our entire team—and especially receiving the delicious snacks our patients sometimes bring us.

When she isn’t working, Roni enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking road trips, exploring the local scenery, and trying a new exercise class. She has four sisters, two grown children and three grandchildren—the eldest is currently attending PSU.


Dessie Rosipko, Front Desk, Chiropractic Assistant

When Dessie welcomes you to the practice, it’s apparent that you’re in good hands! Her natural good nature and hard-working attitude help her excel at everything she does for us. Dessie loves meeting patients and working alongside them as they achieve their goals in natural health and wellness.

“I’m grateful and thankful to be a part of the practice. The staff, doctors and patients are so wonderful!”

When she isn’t working, Dessie enjoys kayaking and being with her family and friends. She loves spending time with her children. She has a daughter, Jillian and a son, Joey. She also enjoys spending time with her brother and sister. When the weather is beautiful, she is a big fan of kayaking!
Learn more about her when you visit us for your next appointment.


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Sonja Bayle, Office Manager

Sonja works tirelessly to keep the entire practice on track and running smoothly—We are very lucky to have her as a member of our team!

Sonja loves the ability to help others in any way that she can. She enjoys learning new things, setting goals, and achieving those goals—which have helped her over the course of her 30+ year career in the medical field.

Sonja enjoys being a part of a practice that’s full of team players, and especially likes working with doctors who practice nonsurgical approaches with natural care remedies. Sonja is always eager to offer wonderful suggestions and ideas to help the practice grow.

“I love working with our compassionate doctors who care about their patients and employees. The atmosphere is professional but fun!” – Sonja

Outside of the practice, she enjoy spending time outdoors. Boating, gardening, camping, traveling and floating in the pool are just a few ways she is able to enjoy this. She also enjoys a good book and watching her children play sports. She’s a mother of four boys and two Yorkie fur babies. Some of her best days are spent with her family making lifelong memories.


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Michele Galvin, Insurance Coordinator

Michele is our jokester! She began working with us in May of 2018, and we’re thrilled to have her as a part of our team. She’s always bringing in treats for the entire staff.

Michele knew she wanted to be a part of the Neck & Back Center of Erie atmosphere the day she met Dr. Coursen and Sonja. Her organizational skills help her to be incredibly successful in her role with us.

Outside of work, Michele enjoys spending time with her family—two children, two dogs and her ex-husband.


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Kevina Oduho, Chiropractic Assistant

Kevina brings a steady, calm peace to the office and our friendly, family-oriented atmosphere—this makes going to work worthwhile for all of us!

“Neck & Back Center of Erie is a warm, family-oriented environment, which makes going to work easy and worthwhile.”

Kevina loves her role with us, and looks forward to genuinely helping people who need it most. Hoping to one day become a chiropractor, she knew from day one that this was the best position for her in an incredible practice.

When she isn’t working, Kevina is usually studying for school or spending time with her friends and family. She has a very big, hard-working family. She credits them with instilling wonderful lessons and values in her that she holds near and dear to her heart.


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Joan Lewis, Front Desk Supervisor

Joan is the “steady presence” in our practice, having worked with us for over a decade. Every morning, she has coffee ready for the patients and the entire practice. Joan welcomes everyone with a smile.

As she puts it, “I like seeing people feeling better. The end results after their treatment plans are amazing!”

Joan enjoys helping patients have a stress-free experience at our practice. She provides them with quick and efficient customer service, helping with varying insurance questions, explaining their benefits and assisting them with claims.

Joan believes she found Neck & Back Center of Erie by divine intervention. She was seeking care from our office after unsuccessful treatment with her primary care physician. She found success from chiropractic care, and when a position opened up, she was able to fill it.

Joan also enjoys gardening and living every single day to the fullest. She and her husband attend a lot of family functions and visit their son in Virginia when they’re able. Joan is the second oldest of 9 children, and her husband is the oldest of 5! They keep busy, as you can imagine!


Michele Clark, Insurance Specialist

Michele ClarkWhen you visit our practice, you may not see Michele, but rest assured, she’s a valuable part of our team! Michele works remotely from her home in Texas and began working with us in 2013. When she started, she was living in Erie, but moved a couple of years ago. She provides such a wonderful service to patients that we just couldn’t lose her!

When Michele interviewed with us, she felt so comfortable and immediately knew it would be an amazing fit.

“I’ve enjoyed working for Dr. Bannister and Dr. Coursen, both of whom are such kind and caring chiropractors. They are both passionate about helping their patients and the entire community live drug-free, pain-free lives with chiropractic care!”

Michele is passionate about keeping her family away from pharmaceuticals, and working in the chiropractic field helps her maintain the best and most recent information on natural healthcare. Michele is deeply fascinated with crystals and stones, and she loves to research natural remedies for “anything and everything!”

Outside of the practice, Michele enjoys spending time with her family, going to the Peninsula, grabbing wings at the local Fiddle Inn, riding her bicycle, paddle boarding and spending as much time outdoors as possible. She has three adult children—Craig, Emily and Amelia. She also has three ‘fur kids’—toy Poodles who are more spoiled than any of her actual children were!

Though Michele enjoys visiting Erie a few times a year, she makes sure to stay away when it snows!


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Eric Fischer, Massage Therapist

“I love the people here. The doctors and staff are friendly, and the patients are incredibly fun and memorable. There’s nothing better than being able to make friends where you work!” – Eric

Eric is passionate about creating an environment that emphasizes inclusivity, sustainability, kindness and compassion for all living things. As a massage therapist at Neck & Back Center of Erie, he’s able to reduce stress, relieve pain, and promote wellness for patients, from all walks of life, in order to help them live to their happiest, healthiest potential.

He found Neck & Back Center of Erie after being referred here by his massage therapy instructor before graduating. He loved the atmosphere so much that he ended up staying after receiving his license!

When he’s not working, you can find him in the gym, going for a bike ride, reading a book or even playing a game. He loves to spend time with his friends, including his three-legged cat, Rascal.

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