About Us

The Novis Health Blueprint

The Novis Health, Ballantyne

Novis Health was founded on two key principles; that healthcare should be highly effective and accessible. Novis Health focuses on you; the mother, the father; the grandmother, the grandfather; the brother, the sister. Our patients are family and we treat you the way you should be treated, not the way insurance and pharmaceutical companies feel you should be treated. When your health comes first, we all win. We invite you to experience the Novis difference.

Come in as a patient, leave as family. Our team is driven to produce the results that you have struggled to achieve.

The Novis Health, Ballantyne

We have labs, imaging, testing and examination procedures at our disposal, that are unrivaled in the healthcare world today, and we use the data derived from those tools to determine exactly the care that will be right for you. We don’t “try” things, we confidently make our recommendations based the latest medical literature available and some of the most advanced protocols that exist.

Our team of providers have personally worked with over 10,000 cases just like yours and are part of the Novis team solely to help those individuals that aren’t satisfied with the status quo of general medicine. They strongly believe that the solution isn’t what prescription medication are you missing but rather which lifestyle modifications need to made to ensure a safe and positive outcome.

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Donielle Green, DO

Dr. Donielle Green, DO

Dr. Donielle Green, DO, is an internist in Rock Hill, South Carolina and is affiliated with Piedmont Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. She is one of 15 doctors at Piedmont Medical Center who specialize in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Green has been the medical director of Novis team since 2015.

Dr. Ryan Valencic, DC

Dr. Ryan Valencic, DC

Dr. Ryan Valencic, DC, finished his doctorate and immediately began working on a diplomate in clinical nutrition. He then completed numerous courses in mastering blood chemistry, mastering the thyroid and more. He was one of the first doctors in the country to be certified in the Bredesen Protocol for overcoming cognitive decline and has extensively studied the work of renowned clinicians such as Mark Hyman, MD, Dale Bredesen, MD, Isabella Wentz, Pharm. D and many others that are part if the Institute for Functional Medicine, which he is a member of.

He, and his wife Ashley, are raising their 4 children; Addison, Mason, Reagan and Sloan.

Dr. Ruben Valdes, DC

Dr. Ruben Valdes, DC

Many of his peers call Dr. Ruben Valdes, DC, a Functional Medicine Jedi. As an International Speaker and three time published author he is sought after as an professional in the fields of overcoming cognitive decline (Bredesen protocol/ ReCoDe), recover from low thyroid disorders and more recently the Shoemaker Protocol for mold and biotoxin Illness. Dr Valdes travels around the country teaching other MD’s, DC’s, DO’s, ND’s and NP’s the skillset required to provide outstanding results to patients with chronic disorders through a Functional Medicine Model.

Dr Valdes has a history of fighting in Mixed Martial Arts before his healthcare career and now enjoys his two biggest sources of joy his wife and daughter.

Dr. Logan Evans, DC

Dr. Logan Evans, DC

Dr. Logan Evans, DC, completed extensive electrodiagnostic training while obtaining his doctorate. He strives to broaden his level of expertise and stay up to date as he continues to complete courses in mastering the thyroid, mastering brain chemistry, and biomechanics/human movement to name a few.

Dr. Evans enjoys spending his free time with his wife Faith and his two daughters.

Shamika Huskey, NP-C

Shamika Huskey, FNP-C

Shamika Huskey, FNP-C was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Winston-Salem State University. She started her career at Wake Forest Baptist University Hospital in 2006 where she practiced a variety of nursing disciplines. She has been a nurse practitioner since 2013 and part of the Novis team since 2017. She is the director of the physical medicine department and also heavily involved with our functional medicine patients as well.

She and her husband have two young children and she loves walking on the beach, sunsets and listening to soft jazz.

The Novis Health Team

Dana Nicholson, Novis Health

Dana Nicholson

Operations Director, Patient Care Coordinator

Dana graduated from Winthrop University where she was the recipient of Winthrop University’s Top Business Management Award. Dana traveled a career path in Sales and Marketing until due to some unforeseen medical issues, she was forced to look closer at the medical model that wasn’t giving her the answers that she needed. Turning to Dr. Valencic for answers she was able to find a whole systems approach to medicine focusing on finding the root cause of her illness and its related symptoms. She now travels a career path in the realm of Functional Medicine, dedicated to helping others find the answers that she once sought.

Dana has been an integral member of the Novis team since 2013 and is the operations director and patient care coordinator, ensuring that our patients overall experience is top notch.

Kayla Sturgis, Novis Health

Kayla Sturgis

Administrative Director

Kayla is a native of Rock Hill, SC. She has been married since 2016 and she and her husband are raising their adorable dog, Timon. Kayla has been an integral part of the Novis team since 2015 recently and took on the role of administrative director where she ensures that everything a patient experiences with respect to the administrative process is seamless and enjoyable. She loves working in healthcare because she gets to see the difference our practice makes in people’s lives every day.

Being able to play a part in improving the lives of others brings her joy and motivates her to continue to give her all to each and every patient!

Carly Motley, Novis Health

Carly Motley

Patient Relations

Carly was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. She is a proud mother and grandmother and is enjoying watching her daughter raise a daughter of her own. Carly joined the Novis team in the summer of 2018 where her outgoing personality immediately allowed her to thrive interacting with patients each and every day. On most days, Carly will be the smiling face greeting you when you walk in the door and the one the helps make sure you leave with everything you need.

Working in the healthcare industry is very rewarding for her because helping patients become the healthiest versions of themselves puts a smile on her face.

Ashley Jones, Novis Health

Ashley Jones


Ashley is a loving mother of three beautiful teenagers Ethan, Gavin, and Gracie. She has worked in healthcare for over ten years.

“Helping others is my passion! I truly enjoy helping people feel better and helping them overcome the challenges that they face on a daily basis. I work hard and closely with each patient to ensure that they feel comfortable with the work that we do and to be sure that we work on exactly what they want to improve. I would have to say that my Rehab job here is by far my favorite job that I have ever had! I enjoy working with each Novis team member and ensuring that every patient leaves our office with a smile on their face.”

Ashley joined the Novis team in 2017 and quickly took on the demanding responsibilities in our rehab department with enthusiasm and hard work.