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Meet Dr. Val Schulte

Dr. Val Schulte

Gynecology / Lifestyle Medicine

I grew up in a small village of about 500 people in NW Ohio.  I am the oldest of three girls and my parents both worked in factories. When I was in junior high, my maternal grandmother became sick with cancer. That’s when I became interested in medicine. I remember thinking...

"When I grow up, I am going to find the cure for cancer."

I attended Quincy University in Quincy, IL for my undergraduate degree.  I was a premed student and graduated with a B.S. in Biological sciences and Chemistry in 1993.  While there, I became friends with family practice residents who were osteopathic doctors. This is how I was introduced to and became interested in Osteopathic medicine.

I attended Ohio University-COM for medical school. Initially, I thought I wanted to become a pediatrician, but at the end of my second year I was introduced to obstetrics and gynecology – and a new passion bloomed.

After graduating from medical school in 1997, I stayed in Dayton for my residency and did most of my rotations at Grandview and Southview hospitals.  After residency, I joined Contemporary OB/GYN in Dayton in 2001 and practiced there for 4 years.  In May 2005, I changed positions and joined Wilson Health medical group in Sidney, OH.

Over the past 16 years at Wilson, I have had an amazing opportunity to practice OB/GYN.  I have been very blessed to have a wonderful organization to work for.  During this time I have been able to support women in some of their most vulnerable and private situations.  I feel grateful to every woman who has trusted me with her healthcare.

So the question is – WHY am I leaving Wilson and transitioning to a membership-based practice?  There are several reasons.

I crave true connection with my patients. Having a membership-based practice will allow me to serve these women more personally.  After 20 years of delivering babies, I have helped many of my patients get beyond the childbearing years and they are now experiencing hormonal imbalances and menopause.  I want to focus on helping them with this next phase of life.

I also have a huge passion for healthy living and reversing and preventing disease through lifestyle modifications.

I am excited to offer more time during each patient visit to help get to the root of problems – while also offering classes in the teaching kitchen and gym.  I want to teach my patients the keys to optimizing health so they can live vibrant, purpose-filled lives.  I will help with understanding why what we eat is so important and how exercise and movement affects our health.  I will provide stress management tools and focus on sleep improvement.

Ultimately, I want to create a community of women who want to focus on improving their health and disease prevention so they can be strong and vibrant through all stages of their life.

Choosing HEALTH care over SICK care will impact these women and the people around them.

On a personal note, I have been blessed to be married to my college sweetheart 25 years, Rick. He is an amazing attorney who is impacting lives across the globe.  We have 2 sons who are becoming young men I am truly proud of. My oldest son, Tripp, is attending Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Philosophy and planning to attend law school. Torin, my youngest son, is a junior at Miami Valley School in Kettering. He loves running, playing guitar, and photography, and is very creative.  We also have 3 dogs – Bear, Gunner and Arlo.  In my spare time I love to work out and cook.  I owe everything I do and am to Jesus Christ my personal savior.  It is because of him that I live and breathe every day. I want to shine his light and LOVE and DO GOOD THINGS.

Kelly DeBrosse APRN, WHNP-BC

Kelly DeBrosse APRN, WHNP-BC

Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

I am excited to bring to Schulte Wellness over 13 years of experience in women’s health across the lifespan. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Wright State University and went on to receive my master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. My education was furthered in health and wellness coaching and hormone replacement therapy, and I am certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

I want to help our patients feel welcomed into our practice and have them know that they matter to us. I want them to feel a sense of comfort and relaxation as they step in the door to see us, and have them leave feeling refreshed, confident, and rejuvenated.

I am committed to providing our patients with the tools and support they need to adapt and maintain a healthy lifestyle, as well as a healthy mind, body, and spirit. I am there for them as a guide and as a support system to help them reach their goals.

A little about me personally...I am married with two beautiful daughters, Kiaya and Olivia. We have two fur pups, Sadie and Sammie, that run our house and own our hearts. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, photography, and time in nature hiking and running.

I am so excited to be part of this incredible health and wellness journey with our patients!

Jana Schnippel, RN, MSN

Jana Schnippel, RN, MSN

Office Manager & Membership Coordinator

I am very excited about what Schulte Wellness is bringing to the lives of women. Spending the time needed to help women learn, grow, and improve their lives is a true blessing.

I have been a nurse since 2003. I graduated nursing school from The Ohio State University and earned my graduate degree (MSN) from Indiana Wesleyan University. I worked for 17 years at Wilson Health in nursing leadership and management. In 2016 I was nominated for the Albert E. Dyckes Healthcare Worker of Year presented by The Ohio Hospital Association, and as a Nurse Leader from the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives.

I am also certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and am excited to build on my knowledge and support our patients who want to improve their own nutrition and health. Helping them achieve their health goals and live a healthier life is the best feeling in the world. I look forward to helping our patients feel like family, getting to know them personally, and seeing their wellness flourish.

On a personal note...I have been married to my husband, Keith, since 2003. He owns and operates a general, commercial, and hospitality construction company. We have four children: Keaton, Parker, Quinn, and Kendall who keep us very active with track, cross-country, swim, basketball, volleyball, and 4-H! Our goldendoodle, Zeke, completes our household. As a family we enjoy boating, camping, watching sporting events, cooking, and being together outdoors.

It’s a dream come true to be a part of Schulte Wellness, and to be able share in our patients’ success!

Jen Boyer, CMA

Jen Boyer, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Jen is AAMA certified medical assistant with 20 years of experience in women’s health. She also has a certification in Hormone health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

On a personal note...She is married with 3 children who are very active with swim, soccer, and gymnastics. Jen loves spending time with her friends and family.

Jen is a breast cancer survivor and has a passion for helping patients live their best life.

Addyston Nichols

Addyston Nichols

MS Dietetics and Nutrition, BS of Science and Nutrition

My name is Addy Nichols and I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I found my way into studying nutrition as I was a cross country runner in high school and was experiencing chronic fatigue and wanted to know the root cause of it. As I started doing research, I found I was under fueling and met with a Registered Dietitian to learn how to better fuel myself and keep up with my physical activity demands. I went from being in the top 20 runners to top 10 in one month after meeting with the dietitian and I never looked back. I rely on deciphering fact from fiction when it comes to education around nutrition as there is a lot of misinformation out there. I strive to share science backed information and share my passion for nutrition with everyone I meet, and I find great fulfillment in working with clients to meet their goals and achieve healthier lifestyles.

A Master’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and a bachelor’s degree Science and Nutrition from the University of Dayton. I am a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



Fitness Coach

I received a BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University and went on to gain my MA in Education. I have been teaching middle school for 13 years. In addition, I am also passionate about health and fitness. I have been active in sports and the gym my whole life. Following my second pregnancy, I continued to explore the fitness world and started crossfit. I really enjoyed the community and variation of movements. I eventually became certified as a CrossFit L1 coach and began training athletes and coaching classes at a local Crossfit gym.

In continuing my journey, I began independently programming my own group classes while tailoring movements to athletes’ individual needs and abilities. Fitness and exercise are not “one size fits all.” I am here to help you find what works for your personal goals, build your confidence and transform your vision into the reality that you can achieve! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my passion at Schulte Wellness Center!

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