Maricela Garcia, APRN, MSN
As a Spanish speaking Chicago native, I grew up in the Pilsen/Little Village area. I pursued healthcare as a profession due to a personal experience I had as a teenager in my local community clinic. I graduated from UIC Sigma Theta Tau with my Bachelors in Nursing Science in 2003, followed by my Masters in Nursing Science in 2009, majoring in Midwifery. I have an extensive healthcare background in full scope women’s care, family planning, reproductive and sexual health. I am a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and Board Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. I belong to several Professional organizations including: American College of Nurse Midwives, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and Hispanic Nurse Association. I enjoy spending time with my son and two daughters. My hobbies include practicing Bikram yoga, jogging, creating photography (Team Nikon), live music concerts, and off the beaten path adventure traveling.
Aretha Hughes, Health Coach
Hi there! I proudly hail from the Southside of Chicago and I’m so excited to partner with my future clients on their weight loss journeys. I am passionate about health and wellness and will remain accountable right alongside my clients. With the comprehensive weight loss program built by Quench Wellness, we have every tool available to help you reach your weight loss goals, all we need is you! In my personal life I love event planning, marketing and all things beauty and wellness. I also have a passion for advocating for the rights and well being of young girls and women. Let’s connect! Email me at QuenchHealthCoach@gmail.com or text/call me at 772-217-0679 for more deets!
Tamara King, Administrative Assistant
I am currently a student and major in graphic design at Harold Washington College in downtown Chicago. I love to use my creativity in everything I do. I am the Administrative Assistant here at Quench Wellness since October 2018. I love the experience of meeting new people. You never know who will walk in and who we can help on their wellness journey. I love making people smile when they arrive and when they leave.
Celeste Gikunoo, Administrative Assistant
I’m a Licensed Esthetician and a Lash Technician with a passion for astrology and homeopathic remedies. My hobbies include doing natal chart readings, finding new ways to care for the body with all natural ingredients and playing with my dogs. I have a Chiweenie named Keta, and a Min Pin named Reese’s, who have been my best friends for the past 13 & 15 years!