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Meet Our Staff

Daniel Brauch, CCPA, EP-C was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and moved to Jacksonville during high school. He graduated from University of North Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and is a certified ACSM Exercise Physiologist. Daniel then pursed additional studies sponsored by Sherman Chiropractic College and is now credentialed as a Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant. As a licensed CCPA, Daniel is able to handle new patient intakes, perform initial patient exams and re-exams, perform x-rays and rehab therapies, as ordered by Dr. Hamer. With only a handful of licensed CCPAs in the state of Florida, Daniel brings a distinct honor to Ponte Vedra Wellness Center. Daniel’s goal as a health care professional is to help people live better by maximizing their functional capacity so they can stay active and pain-free. In his spare time, Daniel plays music on many different instruments, enjoys a variety of sports, including ice hockey (as the goalie) and spends time with his family and dogs.

Lejla Karic, RCA, BHSc, Practice Manager was born in Bosnia, grew up in Germany and moved to this country in high school. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Florida with a Bachelors of Health Science degree concentrating on Exercise Science. In addition to her duties as Practice Manager, Lejla also assists the doctors with a variety of therapies and rehab as well as works with personal fitness training patients. What Lejla enjoys most about working in the wellness field is working hands-on with patients and helping to restore their health.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, relaxing at the beach or reading science fiction.

Massage Therapists

Tony Trentacosta graduated from the Jacksonville School of Massage in 1992. He is a certified neuromuscular therapist and offers deep tissue, pre and post natal massage as well as sports and flexibility massage. Tony was named First Coast Sports Massage Therapist of the year in 1995, and Massage Therapist of the Year 2004-2005.