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Dr. Patricia "Patti" Wilhite McCartney

Founder and CEO of Counsel-Care

Dr. Patti earned her law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law. After more than two decades of running her own practice, Dr. Patti continued her education by earin gher Doctor f Naturopathic Medicine and a separate Doctor of Animal Naturopathic Medicine. She has also earned numerous coaching certifications including  neuroplasticity and cognitive behavior therapy.

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Beth Krugler

BK Mediation Services

Beth has dual credentials. She earned her Masters in Psychology from Texas A&Man her law degree from Baylor University. Beth has dual credentials in law (JD, Baylor ’85) and psychology (MS, Texas A&M ’79). Since discovering mediation as her professional niche, Beth's name has appeared on virtually every law-related "Who's Who" published. A Martindale-Hubble AV rated lawyer, Beth has gone on to be named a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly for several years running, as well as earning spots on the annual "Best Of" lists published by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, as well as Fort Worth Business Press.

Locally, Beth was elected President of the Tarrant County Bar Association following which she served in various State-wide positions. Her most prestigious honor to date, however, was receiving the Professionalism Award by the Tarrant County Bar Association in 2013, which is annually awarded to the lawyer chosen as best exemplifying consistent excellence and professionalism.

Personally, since 2016 Beth has successfully completed 27 half marathons and thrives on encouraging other women lawyers to cultivate their inner athlete.

Lea Genders

Lea Genders Fitness

Lea is  a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer, an adult distance running coach and a Precision Nutrition level 1 Coach.

Lea lives  in Fort Worth, TX

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Melissa Nohr JD, HHP-BC, IHP

Melissa is a Board-Certified Holistic and Integrative Health Practitioner and ReCode 2.0 health coach. She focuses her coaching practice on preventing cognitive decline and optimizing brain and overall health. She is an accredited genetics practitioner and appreciates how genes play a role in memory and health, but do not determine our health destiny! Melissa is also a speaker and published writer on a variety of health topics including neurodegeneration and optimal health. 


A former attorney, Melissa is passionate about empowering people to become their own health advocate. She teaches people how to take control of their health and wellbeing to overcome the health-related obstacles they face. She supports and guides clients in developing and maintaining lasting nutrition and lifestyle strategies to meet their health goals and achieve optimal health.

Melissa has over 10 years of experience working with individuals in neurodegenerative conditions, metabolic diseases, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal issues, inflammatory conditions, and environmentally acquired illnesses, such as mold exposure. Melissa prioritizes detoxification, gut health and reducing inflammation in the body. She focuses on these essentials for optimal health: restorative sleep, nourishing our bodies with clean food and water, exercise and movement, stress management, brain stimulation, detoxification, and targeted supplementation.

Education and Experience

Melissa received her Bachelors of Business in Management and Marketing from Mercer University in 1993 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1996. After ten successful years as a litigation attorney, Melissa pursued her dream of becoming a health practitioner by attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Melissa advanced her nutrition and functional medicine training by completing the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, the Institute for Nutritional Leadership, and hundreds of hours of in-depth study and continued education through other platforms. She is a ReCode Certified Health Coach working with clients to prevent and reverse cognitive decline.

Melissa is Board-Certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is a member of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness and the International Association of Health Coaches. 


Personal Life

Melissa is the proud mom of two sets of twins, now 21 and 16 years old. She met her husband Jay in law school, and they have been married for almost 30 years. Melissa loves long walks in

Christina McCracken-Nussle


Christina received her BBA- International Business and Finance from University of Texas, and her law degree from St.Mary's School of Law where she graduatedCum Laude with Honors and received American Jurisprudence Awards, 1989-1991


Christina worked for three different AV Rated firms before starting her own practice, specializing in real estate and civil litigation. A s a former owner of a Title Company, Christina now handles a significant volume of real estate matters, including title disputes and commercial leases and commercial buy-sell agreements. Christina's practice also includes civil and business litigation and  practices solely through referrals.



  Christina's professional memberships include  The College of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Texas, Pro-Bono College Member, 2013,  Dallas Bar Foundation-Fellow,  Dallas Bar Association, Co-Chair:  Bench Bar Conference-2013,

 Co-Chair:  Community Involvement Committee- 2011

  Co-Chair:  Pro-Bono Activities Committee-2010, Chair:              Education Symposium- 2011, Equal Access to Justice Campaign Committee: 2008-2013, National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW d/b/a IAIP), Dallas Chapter-President:      2010-2011, 2012-2013, Dallas Chapter-Vice President:          2009-2010, Christian Legal Society, Dallas Chapter, Secretary- 2011-2014


  • Dallas Bar Association, “Inspiring Women” - 2009

  • Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s “Finest” Pro- Bono Volunteer Attorney Award- 2010

  • Dallas Bar Association, Recipient of the Jo Anna Moreland Outstanding Committee Chair Award- the DBA’s highest honor given to a Committee Chair- 2011

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