Meet the Team
Dr. Debra Bell
Dr. Debra Bell received her Doctor of Chiropractic at Life University in March of 1999, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Bell is also co-owner of TRIumph Gymnastics, also located in Cary, NC.
Dr. Bell is currently the Vice President of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association, and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She has attended post-graduate seminars, including Cranial Release, Sports Injury Symposium, Advanced Imaging Techniques, and extensive Pediatric Chiropractic seminars.
Her primary focus is family health and wellness, caring for patients of all ages. Dr. Bell also has an extensive background in Sports Injuries and Exercise Physiology. She is available for speaking engagements for corporations, athletic teams, schools, and civic groups.
Dr. Mark Silvester
Dr. Silvester graduated from Life University in 1999. Prior to studying at Chiropractic College, he attended Virginia Tech and Excelsior College. His interest in Chiropractic comes from experiencing the life changing benefits of chiropractic care on several occasions as a young adult.
He holds an Advanced Proficiency Rating in Activator Methods and is an Associate Clinical Instructor with Activator Methods. He has thorough post graduate education in Cox Flexion/Distraction, upper cervical corrections, extremities, disc injuries, whiplash injuries and rehabilitation.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, is an avid swimmer and also enjoys historic automobiles.
Since he began practicing chiropractic, Dr. Silvester’s professional career has remained focused on the highest quality of life through the superior function of the spine and body.
Laurie is a 2010 graduate of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Sarasota, Florida. She is a certified in pregnancy & postpartum massage therapy and has also been trained in myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Her main goal is to help adults and children of all ages reach their best possible level of health and well-being.
She is nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She continues to broaden her knowledge base through seminars and workshops, wherever they make take her. Laurie has been a part of the family at Whole Family Chiropractic since 2011.
Shaun Whitaker has been a licensed massage and body work therapist since 2006. He has experience working with athletes ranging from college football and tennis players to CrossFit and MMA competitors, including the UNC football team and University of Virginia men’s tennis team. He also has experience with clients dealing with post-surgery rehabilitation of the neck and spine over the past 10 years. He feels great joy in bringing relief and working with clients through their process of recovery.
Shaun attended Miller-Motte Technical College in Wilmington, NC and moved to the Cary area in 2006. Prior to joining Whole Family Chiropractic, he was with Miller-Motte College in Cary and Greenville, as a therapist, instructor and Program Director. He is nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Maria is originally from the NYC area. She was born and raised in Queens, then lived on Long Island for 10 years before moving to NC in 1995. She has been married to her husband, Joe for over 35 years and has three children – Laura, Paul, and Jon. She enjoys spending time with her big Italian family, cooking, gardening, reading, and cheering for both UNC and NC State in a house divided!
Maria started at the front desk at Whole Family in 2010 and transitioned to the exam room in 2014 when she became x-ray and exam certified. She performs many of the exams and x-rays for all three doctors in the office. She enjoys meeting and getting to know the patients while watching them grow on their wellness journey!
Allison is originally from Upstate New York, but has been in the Raleigh area for over ten years now. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Monty and her 5 nephews and nieces. She has been with Whole Family Chiropractic since 2013.
Front Desk Associate
Crystal has been with Whole Family since fall 2019 and is originally from Michigan, the Mitten State. She has called NC home since 2014 when they fled the frigid Michigan winters and never looked back. Crystal lives with her husband of 16 years, four children, her derpy dog named Luna Lovegood, and a flock of chickens. In her spare time she enjoys baking, gardening, crafting, and being outside. Crystal comes from a background of retail management and customer service and is passionate about making sure all that our patients are well taken care of.