MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Nisha Chellam
MD, ABIHM, D.PSC.
Dr. Nisha Chellam is a Board certified Internist who is also board certified in Integrative and Holistic medicine. She is now practicing under the principles of functional medicine. The mission of her practice is to prove that diminished health and vitality can be reclaimed by just about any proactive person at any age. Dr. Chellam practices functional medicine in Novi, MI at her “Holistic ICON” practice, where she incorporates Nutrition, Fitness, hormone balance, and permanent weight control.
Marina Shanafelt is an integrative nutritionist and has been with Holistic Icon since March 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in biomedical science with an emphasis in nutrition and a master’s degree from University of Western States in functional medicine and integrative nutrition. Marina believes that food is medicine and we can either promote our wellness or facilitate disease by the daily choices that we make. She has a passion for promoting and educating people on how they can reach their health goals with diet modification. Outside of work, Marina enjoys cooking, camping, rock climbing, hiking, traveling and keeping up with her wild child son.
Brendan Rafferty has been with Holistic ICON since December 2016. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in photography from Central Michigan University in 2004. Before joining the Holistic ICON team, he worked in logistics for Walmart. More recently, he began creating an online community through Twitch.tv and working with developers to promote their new products. Brendan feels that holistic care is a great addition to the medical field and believes there is need for a rejuvenation of this type of healing. He has an extensive background in computers and experience with web management and design.
Lauren Drayton has been with Holistic Icon since October 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Biology. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Health Education with a focus in community health from Wayne State University. Lauren has always had an interest in holistic and preventative health care. Lauren is looking forward to working on preventative and wellness based programs to transform people’s health. Lauren is a strong believer in the promotion of a healthier lifestyle and prevention of chronic diseases through nutrition, physical activity and education. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as doing competitive Olympic Weightlifting.
47601 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48374