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Meet Our Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Kimberly Overton, BSN, RN

Founder/Executive Director

Kimberly Overton is a Registered Nurse in Hendersonville, TN with a background in Critical Care. In July of 2021 she founded Nurse Freedom Network to stand against the medical tyranny we are now facing. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and has worked in the healthcare industry for over 25 years, serving in both clinical and administrative roles. Kimberly has a true passion for providing patient-centered care that focuses on empowering individuals through information and education. She has been a strong advocate for autonomy and informed consent throughout her career. Beyond the advocacy, her larger vision for Nurse Freedom Network has always been creating opportunities for nurses to break away from this broken and oppressive "sickcare" system, and empower them to cultivate their own environment; one in which both nurses and patients alike will THRIVE. In 2022, she founded Remnant Nursing Services, a PMA specializing in the consultation & care of the vaccine injured.

Grace DeFee, BSN, RN

Clinical Director

Hi my name is Grace DeFee and I have been a nurse for over 35 years. I have also been married for 35 years now to a military veteran who served 38 years for our great country! We have 3 amazing adult children (our oldest son also serves in the USAF) and have been blessed with 2 wonderful grandchildren. I too am a veteran of the United States Army, where I initially trained as an Operating Room technician at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, and graduated from the Academy of Health Sciences at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. I went on to train as a Practical nurse, and later quickly completed Registed Nursing school in 1990. Years later I graduated from Jacksonville University in Florida with my BSN. Besides my work in the operating room, I enjoyed working in hemodialysis with clients suffering from kidney failure and have also worked in traditional bedside nursing. I spent several decades working in home care and Hospice, which is my true calling and passion. Giving one-on-one, compassionate nursing care to those in need in the respectful manner they deserve has been the absolute pleasure of a lifetime. I currently also teach Polestar Pilates, a rehabilitation based approach. In addition to working in functional medicine nursing, teaching and promoting health and wellness while exploring all available alternative health modalities whenever possible is extremely important to me. It is my sincere hope that the people I interact with professionally will benefit from my training and life experience. I truly believe we are put here together in life to help make each other's journey easier and the lives of others better every chance we get!

Rachel Mann, BSN, RN

Rachel has been a Registered Nurse in the Tennessee Valley area since 2006. She has experience in Critical Care, Emergency Care, Informatics, and Rehabilitation. She obtained her BSN in 2019 from Western Governors University and became certified as a Registered Rehabilitation Nurse in 2022. Rachel became disillusioned in our current healthcare system after years of caring for chronically ill patients that were having their symptoms managed but not improving. She has been on a personal journey from the “sick care” system to one of wellness. Rachel is a fierce patient advocate and has a passion for empowering people to take their health back. Rachel has four grown children, two grandsons, and a bunch of spoiled fur babies. “I am very grateful to be a part of the Remnant Nursing team and I am here to help you reach your health goals”.

Heather Willems, BSN, RN

Heather grew up in Georgia where she also graduated from nursing school. She made Wisconsin home over 15 years ago after meeting her husband who was born and raised there. She has been an RN for 25 years with a background in post op, pulmonology, and sleep medicine. She is also a functional medicine practitioner to help others take back their health and heal. Heather’s desire and dream was always to help and serve others which led her to nursing. Over the past few years, she watched the overreach by our public health agencies as our right to bodily autonomy was attacked with mandates and no informed consent. This led her to getting involved to fight for medical freedom and patient advocacy. Heather also joined Nurses for FLCCC to help patients seeking resources and information in fighting Covid. Her passion is to advocate for you and help you heal and live the life you were designed to live.

Barbara Vidacs, MSN, RN

Barbara Vidacs is a Registered Nurse receiving her Master of Science in Nursing in 2015. Additionally, she served in the United States Army Reserve Nurse Corps for 24 years retiring as a Major in 2009. Barbara served as a nurse in the private sector, military, and federal service over the past four decades. She held various roles in allopathic specialties of Emergency Care, Diabetes Care, Home Care, Primary Care, Case Management, Medical Sales and Marketing and Executive Leadership. Barbara is an expert at navigating complex healthcare systems. In 2021 Barbara pivoted and has been on her own path to healing and change. She resigned from her full-time job as a case manager and decided to make self-care her leading priority. This departure from the current allopathic healthcare system was led by the inspiration to stay aligned with the values of medical autonomy, informed consent, and medical freedom! Barbara is joining Remnant Nursing enthusiastically to expand this alignment! The thought leaders that have deeply inspired Barbara through their work include Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Nouk Sanchez, Joe Dispenza, Zach Bush, Christiane Northrup, David Hawkins, and Stephen Covey. Through integration of learned principles and sharing this integration process in community, Barbara thrives today and is creating a conscious business that is in alignment with these principles. Scruffy, the cockapoo and “best dog on the planet” is her co-creator, inspiration, laughter and joy generator. Barbara’s goal and intention is to SERVE humanity and guide people to expand, grow and BE healthy, joyful, and playful. Her purpose is TO BE the lighthouse that illuminates people’s path to their own inner knowingness of self-care, love, and healing. Barbara invites you to join her and Remnant Nursing during this GAP period. The GAP period is “NOW”, when old systems are collapsing, and new systems are forming. A new vision is emerging and will arise for humanity. All of humanity will have access to drink healthy water, eat nutritious foods, move with enthusiasm and joy, collaborate, and contribute with creativity and ease, and be the light of Love intended for human beings on this beautiful planet Earth.

Erin Peer, NP-C

Hello! I'm Erin Peer, Nurse Practitioner, Owner and Founder of Peer Family Functional Medicine. I practice functional medicine which aims to discover the root cause of functional imbalance in the body and where we can intervene upstream from those imbalances to avoid or reverse chronic disease downstream. Practicing functional medicine aligns with how I believe medicine should be taught and practiced. It takes time, partnership, listening, trust, and faith and additionally ensures that health remains through sustainable, day to day healthy practices. I'm a native to Fort Wayne, Indiana and a mom of 5 kids who range in age from 25 to 3! My husband, Jeremy, and I even have 2 grandkids already! We enjoy camping and spending lots of time outdoors and with our family. It lights up my soul and is such a joy to serve individuals through the lens of Functional Medicine to educate, inspire, and empower. It gives me the gift and opportunity to practice my passion about true and sustained health of individuals so we can all grow in community together while enjoying the blessing of resilient vitality- in other words- HEALTH-as health naturally repels disease or “dis-ease.” I truly enjoy connecting and working to build a strong community network that will help support each other- client/patient and healing practitioner alike. In 2015, I graduated from the University of Saint Francis with a Masters in the Science of Nursing, a Family Nurse Practitioner program. Out of this program, I quickly learned that I had a passion for families and individuals with health conditions and concerns for which solely conventional approaches were not working or just not fitting into their perception of personal wellness and health. After graduating, I gained experience in a busy pediatric clinic here in Fort Wayne where I was introduced to the concept of Functional Medicine and was able to apply learned provisions of this approach to a pediatric population. Over the past several years, I have been practicing, learning, and collaborating with other local integrative practices, fine tuning my clinical skill in Functional Medicine while applying knowledge I have gained in my studies. Since September 2021, I have been an active student with the School of Applied Functional Medicine. I am studying diligently to obtain Certification through the Applied Functional Medicine Certification™ (AFMC), a highly regarded certifying body which "distinguishes a practitioner, acknowledging their advanced training in functional medicine principles and their detailed, practical application." It's an honor to be of service to YOU and our community in this way. I look forward to meeting with you and your family!

Krista O'Dea

Director of Client & Triage Services

Krista O'Dea is a National Registry Paramedic, current NJ State Paramedic, and NYC REMAC Paramedic. She began her career as an EMT in 2004 in Brooklyn, NY where she was born and raised.  She worked within the 911 system, serving her community, since 2005.  She operated as a NYC Paramedic throughout Covid-19, until the vaccine mandate was put into place. She was terminated in March of 2022 for adhering to her convictions.   In addition to paramedicine, Krista is also a functional medicine practitioner, student (home birth) midwife, prenatal and postpartum corrective exercise specialist, and Reiki Master Practitioner.  Caring for others is engrained into her very soul.  Ever since she was a child, she knew this gift was given to her to serve others and she wholeheartedly accepted this ordination. Patient care and advocacy have always been, and always will be, her utmost priority.  Over the last few years, she witnessed the degradation of informed consent and the right to bodily autonomy. She witnessed out right medical malfeasance and crimes against humanity.  Her goal is to take the power back to the people, where it belongs. She is honored to be a part of Remnant Nursing where true care is administered honestly and ethically and where clients play an integral role in managing their health and well-being. She looks forward to supporting you on your path to a fulfilling and healthy life!

Devon Thomas, BSN, RN

Devon Thomas is a God centered emergency medicine nurse from a small Midwest town, Hannibal, Missouri. Devon grew up with no father, a mother addicted to drugs and learned to overcome adversity early on. Through his trials and tribulations, Devon grew into a man of discipline, resiliency, joy, peace, and confidence. After deciding he could either repeat history or use his story to fuel his passion for change and help inspire others, Devon chose to become the best version of himself possible. After graduating high school, Devon attended a nursing school where he became a first-generation college graduate. Shortly after entering the western medicine practice where Devon envisioned helping others heal, he quickly discovered our current system was built on profit and greed, not healing and longevity. Devon quickly began a deep dive into alternative forms of medicine through any resource possible, podcasts, books, documentaries, and personal counsel. Devon began working under a holistic MD at a natural health clinic and became a certified Life and Health Coach. Devon now spends the majority of his time empowering others in their health and creating a life of longevity through confident & informed health decisions. Whether you need assistance in change in your health, mindset, spirituality, or life, Devon can help facilitate change from where you are to where you want to be through confident habit change.

Joanie McKenzie, BSN, RN

I have been a nurse for 19 years. I started my career in 1998 as a CNA and worked my way up from there. I had my ADN (associate degree nurse) for about 15 years before working up the nerve to return to school. A little over a year ago I graduated with my BSN. I was inspired to be a nurse from reading a Clara Barton book in third grade. Her passion to take care of the whole person inspired me. She was never satisfied with putting soldiers back together physically, she wanted to reunite them with the healing love of the soldier’s family. She spent a lot of time reuniting families with their soldier even after the soldier was killed in battle. She began her service to soldiers by taking care of her brother after a severe injury from a fall and she continued past the Battle of Antietam when she started the American Red Cross. She approached her practice with passion for those she cared for. I believe nursing was not a job but a calling. It was during COVID that I realized that my career is a calling, not just a job or career. The shifts were long, typically at least 15 hours instead of the scheduled 12, and the 3 days a week schedule was not enough. I wanted to help patients not sit at home and wonder how each one was doing. I worked in Rehabilitation/Long Term Care where my patients became like “family members” to me. I could literally envision them in my home making me laugh at their life stories. 3 days a week easily turned into 5 days a week. I lost 8 of my “family members” (residents) during the “plandemic”. I was frequently asked by the family of the resident to be with their loved ones as they passed because family members were not allowed to be in the community. On days off, I would do that for the family, holding a hand or playing their favorite music. COVID took its toll on me more so after the truth was revealed of its plan to kill. Those who planned the “plandemic” were succeeding. When I woke to the truth, I began researching ways to combat the injuries. I currently work as a travel nurse in orthopedics. I have also spent time working on the Neurology Units where I see firsthand what the jab is doing to the young. After a stroke, if they live, many have neurological deficits. I want to be available to others who need help so we can minimize damage. The Remnant Nursing team is allowing me to join the team to provide options to overcome vaccine injury. My goal is getting to a place where I can team up with individuals who care for the whole person. The injury from the jab varies with the individual. If allopathic medicine and the symptoms do not fit into a box or read about in a textbook, we are not doomed to die. We can continue the road to health together.

Lanie Willis, NP, BSN, RN

Hello all! My name is Lanie Willis, and I am a tenured Family and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of 22 years. My passion lies in educating both parents and children about the vital significance of prevention and striving for a healthy lifestyle. I am eager to contribute to your personal healing journey by utilizing homeopathic methods that can complement and enhance the limitations of western medicine. Throughout my childhood, I grappled with persistent illnesses; as a mother, I witnessed my children and grandchildren face their own health challenges. Like many of you, we found that modern medicine provided only temporary relief for our suffering. Years of feeling powerless and a brief stint working within the confines of the traditional western model led me to question the status quo. I began challenging the lack of emphasis on preventive measures, the side effects that accompanied every cure, and the recurring failures within our healthcare system. This realization has brought me to where I am today – on a journey toward natural wellness and a fervent advocacy for comprehensive healthcare. I am grateful for the opportunity to support you and your family in your pursuit of holistic well-being. Thank you for entrusting me with your care.

Renee Konatsu, FAACM, RN

Renee Konatsu is a Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner living in Gig Harbor, Wash. Born and raised in Central California, she graduated with a nursing degree in 1989 and began her career as a critical care nurse in Fresno. Her 34-year background also includes Home Care, Integrative Case Management, Functional TMD Consulting Practice, and Clinical/Administrative Management roles. Renee’s heartfelt passion to empower and advocate for others is what led her to be a nurse. “I’ve always had the desire to serve and care for others - It’s second nature to me.“ As a Certified Case Manager, Renee has been standing in the gap to find healing integrative care for people with serious illnesses and injuries little understood and discounted by doctors. During this time of continuous inexcusable medical harm, loss of life and medical freedom, she first got involved as a volunteer for the Daily Clout Pfizer Document Review Team. “I’m very grateful God led me to the Remnant Nursing Team. It feels like my whole life has been spent in preparation for a time such as this. As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, I am ready to help you take control of your well-being by restoring your health and resilient wellness so you can live your best life.”

Maria Lavin, RN, FMP

My name is Maria Lavin. I am a Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner, a graduate of Kent State University and have been an RN for 26 years. I also have my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Marketing from Marshall University. Currently, I live in Cincinnati, Ohio although most of my career was spent in Cleveland, Ohio and working at The Cleveland Clinic. I have worked in several fields such as skilled care, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, general surgery, and Executive Health/Preventive Medicine but most of my career was spent working in the Digestive Disease Institute as an endoscopy nurse. Currently, I work for a large Healthcare System at their Transfer Center where I initiate urgent and emergent patient transfers. Over the past 4 years, I became very aware of the “standard of care” with the current sick-care system we are now experiencing today. I believe in freedom for health, autonomy, informed consent and have always searched for the root cause of symptoms which led me to Remnant Nursing. With Functional Medicine, we look at the whole body with its many functioning parts. When we assess people with their symptoms and illnesses, we are not looking to determine a condition, rather, we are looking at what is interrupting the function in the body. We are looking for the root cause for the dysfunction. Patients-first with compassion needs to again be our goal. This is the way I have always functioned as a nurse. After listening and gathering your personal medical information, I will then be able to assist in educating, recommend a plan of care to implement, and evaluate results. I look forward in assisting you on your journey to better health and optimal function. My intention is to become proactive to improve our healthcare system and be a strong advocate that will allow patients to take back control of their health. Functional Medicine makes this possible. I live with my husband of 19 years, our 3 children (ages 15,13,10), and my English Springer Spaniel, Bailey. In addition to my nursing career, I have been focusing on my vocation as a wife and mother. I am very close to my faith and believe putting God in the center of my life allows me to fulfill my vocation the way God intends me to. I strive daily to be a good role model for my children.

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