Meet the Strategic Wellness Team

Kodi Ethridge

Kodi Ethridge, P.A.

Kodi is a Physician Assistant with a background in Family Medicine and Pulmonary Critical Care/ICU. She went to PA school in Roanoke, VA, but received her undergrad from Appalachian State University. She was a cheerleader there, says she “bleeds black and gold,” and tries to spend as much time as possible in her favorite place in the world: Boone, NC. She and her soon-to-be husband, John Kelly, now call Hickory home.

Kodi a wonderful addition to Strategic Wellness Center! About joining SWC, Kodi says this:

“Early on in my practice of medicine, I realized how passionate I was about helping my patients truly find their optimal health versus just correcting their symptoms. So a few years ago when I heard about Strategic Wellness and functional medicine, I was very intrigued. I became one of Diana’s patients and my life was completely changed as I learned how to be the healthiest version of myself. I am thrilled to now be a part of the SWC family and to help others find the answers and healing they have been searching for.”


Susie Ester

Susie Ester, Health Coach

Strategic Wellness Center is thrilled to welcome Susie Ester to our team as our new Health Coach!

Originally from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Susie moved to North Carolina to be close to her sister. She then met and married the man she refers to as her “southern gentleman” and they now live in Lenoir. In her free time, Susie enjoys hiking and fishing with her husband, spending time with family, and playing with their dog Mowgli. Her siblings are very important to her, and she affectionately refers to them as her best friends. Above all, she loves Jesus and strives to reflect Him in all that she does.

Susie is excited to be a part of Strategic Wellness Center. She says,

“My passion has always been to take care of others and to help them see themselves in the best light. I feel that coaching women is my true calling and having the chance to join Diana’s team and make this my career couldn’t make me happier! I have a very positive and encouraging attitude, so I am excited to grow with our clients and be a part of their journey.”