Our Chiropractor Dr. Francis was born in South Plainfield, NJ. He attended Drexel University and earned a degree of B.S. in Clinical Nutrition, while participating in four years of Division 1 Baseball. Upon graduation, he achieved certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a fitness trainer and became the Assistant Fitness Manager at Philadelphia Sports Club in Society Hill.
palmer_logoHe worked full-time as a personal trainer and nutritional counselor for several years, before making the decision to further his knowledge and education. Dr. Francis went on to attend and graduate summa cum laude from Palmer Chiropractic College, Florida campus. He then became the chiropractor owner and clinic director of a 20 year old practice (formerly Vinciguerra Family Chiropractic) located in North Wilmington, DE.
While still in school, our chiropractor Dr. Francis took over 300 hours of graduate courses (outside of the Palmer Chiropractic Curriculum) and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP), and a Certified Active Release Technique (ART) & Applied Kinesiology (AK) Practitioner. Dr. Francis also completed the physiotherapy and adjunctive procedures curriculum at Palmer and passed the Physiotherapy exam issued by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
Upon graduation, Dr. Francis completed over 100 more hours of training to become a Certified Graston Technique (GT) Provider, a Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner (CKTP), certified in Rock Tape’s Functional Movement Techniques (FMT), achieved his Diplomate in the American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals (DAAMLP), has become Certified in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, and recently completed over 100 hours of training to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP).
Dr. Francis combines his knowledge of chiropractic, nutrition, rehabilitation, and soft tissue modalities to carry out individualized treatment plans for his patients.
Dr. Francis is married to his beautiful wife, Kate, and is the proud father of Mikey (born in December of 2014), and Charlotte “Charlie” Jane (born in May of 2016). He also enjoys reading the Bible, and currently attends Valley Point Church in Garnet Valley, PA.
Sherry is a Delaware native, born and raised in Wilmington. She graduated from St. Elizabeth High School and attended the University of Delaware. Sherry currently resides in Centreville with her husband and 2 children. She worked as an aerobics/ kickboxing instructor for over 10 years at various local health clubs includingKirkwood Fitness Club.
She still relishes helping others with their health and fitness goals and feels chiropractic care is a perfect adjunct to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sherry is also an avid tennis player and runner, who loves to dance and travel with her family.
Michele grew up in Hockessin, graduated from St. Elizabeth’s High School, attended Beebe Nursing School, and currently resides in North Wilmington. She has a wonderful husband named Mark, 4 grown children Justin, Ashlie, Jesse, and Abbey, and 1 beautiful granddaughter named Summer. Outside of our office, she enjoys the beach, reading books, and spending time with her family.
Heather was born and raised right here in Wilmington, DE, and has no plans of leaving anytime soon! She graduated from Concord High School in 2002, and became a certified Pharmacy Technician shortly after. She is happily engaged to Justin, has a beautiful daughter named Summer, and a house full of animals (3 dogs and 3 cats). When she is not working at our office, she also works as a Pharmacy tech part-time at Wilmington Hospital, loves spending time with her family, and enjoys some good country music.
Lori hails from Pennsylvania, where she still lives with her husband in the Media area. Although, in her heart, she feels most at home on the plains of Africa, with the wildlife she loves and supports. She has traveled there several times, doing mission work with her church.
An important part of Lori’s life is her church, to which she is very involved. Together with her husband, Steve, they provide the music for the weekly services. She has also been on stage to perform with Steve in local gigs, singing vocals for classic rock and roll. They enjoy attending live performances whenever they can. Lori hopes to one day be on safari more often than she is in the office!
Steve currently resides in Boothwyn, PA with his wife, Nicole, and 7 kids at home (and 1 out of the house)! Outside of our office, Steve is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), with sub-specialities in youth fitness, sports nutrition, and golf biomechanics (TPI Level 3). His passions include spending time with his family, watching the Eagles, playing sports, and serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You can visit Steve’s Facebook page here.
Madison was born and raised right here in North Wilmington, DE and attended Concord H.S. She is currently in the SEED program at Delaware Tech majoring in Human Services. Her hobbies include visiting amusement parks, working out at the gym, and going to the beach.
Dara was born in Delaware County, PA and currently resides in North Wilmington, DE. She has an extensive background as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, and has held previous certifications in personal training (ISSA), Zumba, Les Mills Body Combat and Body Pump, and 360 circuit. Dara is currently pursuing another personal training and nutrition certification through NASM, and also works part-time at Kirkwood Fitness Gym. Her hobbies include volunteering as a superhero at Children’s Hospitals and events, working out, going to the beach, coaching/playing soccer, and enjoying time with her family and Levi, her furbaby.
Sharon was raised locally here in North Wilmington, and attended the University of Delaware for the nutrition and dietetics program. Outside of our office, she is a Registered Dietician who shares evidence-based nutrition information through professional writing and recipe development. You can visit her food blog here. She lives locally with her furbaby, Max, and enjoys fitness, photography, live music, cooking, and going to the beach!
Dr. Paulette Skouvakis graduated Magna Cum Laude from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She then graduated Summa Cum Laude from New York Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractor degree. Upon graduation, Dr Paulette completed 150 hours to become certified in electrodiagnostics (EMG, NCV, SSEP advanced diagnostic testing) from the Neurodiagnostic Institute.
Currently, she is a National Board Certified Chiropractor Physician licensed in Delaware. She has also completed the physiotherapy and adjunctive procedures curriculum at NYCC and passed the Physiotherapy exam issued by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
She has received various awards for academic excellence, leadership, and community service. She remains dedicated to service and continues to volunteer her time and chiropractor expertise at events such as the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure. She also guest lectures. Most recently, she presented on Sharpening the Saw: The Power of Emotional, Physical and Ethical Renewal at Neumann University in PA.
Dr. Paulette is passionate about helping others achieve their healthiest possible life. She leads through her own example and is also a fitness coach, assisting people with their exercise programs and nutrition. She has studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain. Her hobbies include yoga /exercise, travel, and healthy cooking.