Dr. Lewis attended the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington and completed his pediatric residency training at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was board certified in Pediatrics in 1993 and completed re-certification in 2000 and 2007. Before founding Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine, LLC he practiced general pediatrics for ten years in Salt Lake City, Utah and Billings, Montana, and served for seven years as Medical Director of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Warrenville, Illinois, where he treated children and adults with learning, mood, and behavioral problems with targeted nutrient therapy.
His medical career was directed down a different path when his child was diagnosed with autism at age two. Without a functional framework in traditional medicine for treatment of his child’s autism and associated medical problems, Dr. Lewis began to explore integrative, holistic and functional medicine therapies. Dietary intervention, targeted nutrient supplementation, and approaching treatment with a more integrative/functional framework proved to be effective in helping his child, as well as many of his patients. In response to seeing such profound effects with these treatments, Dr. Lewis continued to explore other integrative medicine modalities and was certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine in 2002 and re-certified in 2010.
Dr. Lewis became Medical Director of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center in 2003. In this role he was able to concentrate on the treatment of children and adults with learning, mood, and behavioral problems, such as ASD – autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar disease, mood disorders, and behavior disorder. Additionally, he participated in research resulting in two publications1,2 on oxidative stress/damage in children with autism and one publication3 regarding a clinical diagnosis commonly referred to as pyrrole disorder. The more integrative approach to the evaluation and management of learning, behavior, and mood problems he developed at the Pfeiffer Treatment Center facilitated a more predictable, effective, and reproducible approach to the treatment of patients with these medical conditions. He has spoken nationally and internationally regarding the targeted nutrient management of the learning, mood, and behavioral problems listed above and was invited to author an article for the Autism Society of America member publication Advocate4.
The Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine, LLC (fka Integrative Pediatrics of Ohio, LLC) was founded in 2010. In the first year, Dr. Lewis started to see more patients with PANS/PANDAS and was interviewed by Tracy Townsend from Channel 10 News in Columbus, Ohio about PANDAS in November 2011 and her report aired that month. Subsequently, Dr. Lewis has been recognized as a leading physician by PANDASnetwork.org and is devoted to bring hope and healing to patients and their families affected by PANS/PANDAS. Naturally, this lead him to begin the life-long process of learning about and treating persons with Lyme Disease and related illnesses. Attending his first ILADS<ilads.org> conference in April 2014, Dr. Lewis has found the opportunity to find and treat the underlying causes of chronic illness in even more patients.
1 = Teresa A. Evans, Sandra L. Siedlak, Liang Lu, Xiaoming Fu, Zeneng Wang, Woody R. McGinnis, Evelyn Fakhoury, Rudy J. Castellani, Stanley L. Hazen, William J. Walsh, Allen T. Lewis, Robert G. Salomon, Mark A. Smith, George Perry and Xiongwei Zhu. The Autistic Phenotype Exhibits a Remarkably Localized Modification of Brain Protein by Products of Free Radical-Induced Lipid Oxidation. American Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry 2008; 4(2): 61-72.
2 = Jung H. Suh, William J . Walsh, Woody R. McGinnis, Allen Lewis, and Bruce N. Ames. Altered Sulfur Amino Acid Metabolism In Immune Cells of Children Diagnosed with Autism. American Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry 2008; 4(2): 105-113.
3 = Woody R. McGinnis, MD, Tapan Audhya, PhD, William J. Walsh, PhD; James A. Jackson, PhD; John McLaren-Howard, DSc, FACN; Allen Lewis, MD; Peter H. Lauda, MD; Douglas M. Bibus, PhD; Frances Jurnak, PhD; Roman Lietha, MD; Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD. Discerning the Mauve Factor, Part 1. Alternative Therapies 2008; 14(2):40-50.
4 = Allen T. Lewis. Using a Biomedical and Biochemical Model to Better Understand and Treat Autism. Advocate 2005; 1:18-21.
Nicole Snyder, CNP is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Massachusetts, she graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Communication Disorders. While there, she developed a program to be used in homeless shelters and soup kitchens for the identification and treatment of dysphagia (swallowing problems) among the homeless and marginalized.
Desiring to continue serving the poor, she lived for a time in Rome, Italy serving with the Missionaries of Charity. Her main responsibilities were caring for the very sick and dying homeless women. From that experience, she was inspired to pursue a career in nursing to better equip herself for service and to help bring God’s healing to the sick and suffering.
She studied nursing at the Ohio State University, and graduated in 2010 as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is board certified through the American Academy of Advanced Practice Nurses. She also is certified as a Fertility Care practitioner with Fertility Care Centers of America and has treated patients with a range of fertility and health issues.
In addition to providing general ambulatory and home health care, Nicole has worked at the Ohio State University Medical Center and Ohio State Interventional Pain Center treating patients with brain and spinal cord injuries as well as chronic pain.
At Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine LLC, Nicole uses targeted nutrient and integrative therapies to care for children and adults. She has treated children and adults with a wide range of health problems including Autism, PANS/PANDAS, biochemical imbalances, GI conditions, and chronic health problems. Nicole is not taking new Lyme patients at this time, though does treat it in conjunction with Dr. Lewis when it is found in her patients.
Nicole has been married for 8 years to Drew. They live in Columbus with their four children and are having fun homeschooling.
Amanda Stammler Dunlevy has been with Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine since March of 2017 and is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Amanda graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Denison University, where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry, and from the Ohio State University College of Nursing with a Masters of Science in Nursing. Amanda previously worked as a Fertility Care Practitioner for the Creighton Model System/NaPro Technology and as a Family Nurse Practitioner in private practice internal medicine and at the Minute Clinic. Amanda’s passion is working with those with Autism and ADHD.
Anita attended the Mt. Carmel School of Nursing program in Columbus, Ohio. Her nursing career of over 25 years has been directed by a call to the service of others. She began by serving the elderly and medically fragile then to those facing the end of life and now to the care of children and families faced with unique challenges and special needs.
Before joining the practice in 2014, she was a patient care coordinator for Heartland Hospice. She lead her home-based team to care for patients in their homes at the end of life. Through this journey in hospice, her compassionate heart grew to care for not only the patient but the patient’s family. Using a holistic approach of caring for the physical, social and spiritual needs of the patient, gave her a great foundation for the care provided at Sancta Familia Center for Integrative Medicine.
Anita was drawn to the practice after meeting Kristin and Dr. Lewis and seeing the hope and healing offered to the families by Dr. Lewis and the staff. She feels blessed to be a part of this collaborative and supportive team.
At Sancta Familia Center, Anita uses her experience of being at the bedside of patients and management to provide patients and their families with hope and direction through their current challenges.
Angie Woodward has been serving as a patient-family liaison, supporting families of individuals with ASD, immune dysfunction and learning, mood and behavior disorders for over 10 years. She specializes in assisting parents and patients with implementing physician-prescribed treatment protocols. Her experience in this realm has been augmented by attending national integrative medicine and biomedical conferences for special needs children since 2005. Furthermore, she has also served at these conferences as a featured speaker and/or panel member passing on her acumen in understanding and helping families implement complex integrative medical treatments.
In addition to helping with integrative nutrient therapies, Angie has been training and assisting families who are utilizing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) under the prescription and observation of a physician since 2007. She speaks for schools, churches, support groups and other organizations throughout the state of Ohio on a regular basis and has served as a knowledgeable lay parent on an advisory committee for the Autism Research Institute. Combining her experiences, she has assisted with product development for helping children overcome the challenges of ASD and other such challenging illnesses.
Her passion is to see families succeed in their efforts to help their loved ones achieve wellness, and she is a great source of inspiration and encouragement for the individuals and families she works with. Angie enjoys and values being an active part of her church community and cherishes every minute spent with her husband and children.
Maire Richards, the MA at Sancta Familia Center, grew up in Lancaster, OH and currently lives in Columbus. She has been trained and certified in Emergency Medicine and Nursing Assisting. Maire then taught at an Early Childhood Center for children with developmental disabilities, where she learned much about caring for children with special needs. While still teaching, she went through Birth Doula (DONA) training, and still helps her friends through labor and birth from time to time.
After that journey, Maire joined the team at SFC, which has become an outlet for her passion of caring for the whole family.
Outside of SFC, Maire spends much of her time volunteering in youth ministry, reading, playing board games, and spending time with her family and husband, Peter.
Rhonda Legg is a life long resident of Central Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. However, her real education began when she became a mother to 3 terrific children and her oldest son was diagnosed with Autism at age 5. The journey for health and healing began and much progress has been made for him.
She believes that everything in life happens for a reason and has focused that belief into working with organizations that support special needs families like her own. She is grateful to have been with Sancta Familia Center since 2011 and functions as the receptionist/office manager. She sees each day at Sancta Familia Center as an opportunity to help another family just like hers navigate the journey back to wellness and wholeness with faith & hope.
Family is at the heart of all that she does – Rhonda is married to Roger; they have been involved in church and outreach ministry throughout their 25 years of marriage. They live in Columbus with those 3 terrific children Benjamin, Zachary and Victoria.
Roger Legg is a part of the Spiritual Directions team here at SFC. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio Christian University and received his Ordination as a minister from Ascension Life Bible School. He pastored Emmanuel Church of Etna for 24 years and in 2016 started Charis Ministry, an ecumenical, para-church nonprofit group, giving support to people and the church. His passion is to see families live in the wholeness available to them. In his spare time Roger enjoys spending time with his wife Rhonda and three kids Ben, Zach and Tori. He is available for pastoral counseling by appointment. Use the form below to contact him.
Kristin Lewis is a native of northern New Jersey, but has spent most of her life in central Ohio. She has been happily married for eight years to Dr. Lewis and is a mother of three and step-mother of two children.
In November of 2013 after her Confirmation in the Roman Catholic faith, she experienced a deep outpouring of the Holy Spirit that set her on fire! In June of 2013, she answered the call by making a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. She received many graces during this retreat, as well as a deep spiritual healing that change the course of her life. Shortly after returning home, she answered the call to spiritual direction training.
In June of 2016 Kristin received her Certification in Spiritual Direction through Our Lady of Divine Providence School for Spiritual Direction, in association with Franciscan University and is trained in Igantian Spirituality. Kristin also has extensive training in Unbound Healing prayer and loves to work with those who are in need of hope and healing. Since her graduation, she has been assisting others on their life journey towards God, guiding her spiritual companions through both the joys and the sufferings on their sojourn. Additionally, she prays with individuals who desire a deeper freedom through God’s merciful love using the Unbound Healing Prayer model. She can often be found praying in the Divine Mercy Chapel at the Sancta Familia Center and can be reached easiest by email: