Meet Our Team

Kate Godly, PA-C

Kate Godly

Founder & Functional Medicine Physician Assistant

Kate Godly holds a bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech and became a Physician Assistant at St. John’s University in New York. She has been a PA since 2009.

She began her career in primary care, addiction medicine and infectious disease at an outpatient facility in New York. She later moved to rural North Carolina where she became an HIV specialist and served as an ID consultant for two hospitals.

In an effort to merge her interest in nutrition, what she had learned as a parent, and her own journey with insulin resistance and autoimmune disease, she then became a health coach and a lactation consultant (IBCLC) traveling the Raleigh-Durham area on home visits.

After another two years working in fast paced family medicine clinics, Kate left the traditional model to practice functional medicine and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. In 2017, Kate founded The Functional Medicine Center, then called Restoring Balance Family Practice. The name was changed in 2018 to better reflect the way Kate practices medicine. Her mentor is Dr. JP Saleeby of Carolina Holistic Medicine. He is an ILADS trained MD and an AARM fellow.

Kate’s foundation is in gut health, food sensitivities, adrenal fatigue, autoimmune disease, and chronic infections, as well as hormone balancing and detox.

Kate also teaches infectious disease at Campbell PA school in Lillington and is on the mentor board of the Priority Health Academy. She is a member of the North Carolina Integrative Medical Society and the American Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Kate is also a yoga and meditation instructor and in her free time enjoys traveling, taking her SUP out on the lake, and exploring her home town of Durham with her husband, also a PA, and their two young children.

Josh Corwin, MS, PA-C

Josh Corwin

CEO & Integrative Physician Assistant

Josh earned his bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University, his master’s degree from New York Medical College, and his Physician Assistant Certificate from St. John’s University. Josh is proud to have served as President of the Neils Schmidt Student Society during his physician assistant training and was inducted into Pi Alpha, the national honor society for physician assistants.

He is certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Certifying Commission of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the North Carolina Medical Board.

Before becoming a physician assistant in 2008 and beginning his PA career in New Jersey in Orthopaedic Surgery, Josh was a paramedic in both New York and New Jersey for eleven years and instructed EMT, paramedic, and nursing students. Josh has worked in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Triangle since relocating in 2011 and is thrilled to bring his skill set to The Functional Medicine Center. He enthusiastically combines his years of experience in the unpredictable field of emergency medicine with his experience in orthopedic surgery in the treatment of patients as he provides integrative Physician Assistant services at The Functional Medicine Center.

Lauren Light

Office Manager

Behind every brilliant medical mind, there is an organizational mind keeping the gears moving.

Lauren began working for the practice in late 2019. She handles administrative tasks for both patients and providers. Lauren believes wholeheartedly in our functional medicine approach and is always happy to assist and support when needed.

Larisa Diffley

Functional Medicine Physician Assistant

Larisa Diffley is a Physician Assistant who earned her Masters degree at MUSC in 2012. In addition to her experience in Functional Medicine, Larisa has extensive training and expertise in Thoracic Surgery, primarily caring for lung and esophageal cancer patients.

After watching her own health transform under the care of a naturopathic physician in college, her passion for Functional Medicine grew. She is currently a certificate candidate in Functional Medicine with The Institute of Functional Medicine. In her free time, she loves exercising, hiking, going to the beach, reading, cooking, and spending time with her boyfriend and her dog Benji.

Yusuf M. (JP) Saleeby, M.D.

Consulting Medical Director

After a two-decade career in Emergency Medicine in NC, SC and GA, Dr. Saleeby took a career change towards Functional & Integrative Medicine and has been practicing this new paradigm of medicine since 1999.

Dr. Saleeby is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM). He is a member of ILADS an organization that treats Lyme disease and associated tick-borne chronic illness. He has also been a past member of A4M, ACAM and the American Telehealth Association. His focus is hormone balance, Tick Borne pathogen illness, Hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s, Dysbiosis (SIBO), Leaky Gut (gastric permeability) and Autoimmune disorders. In 2018 he founded the Priority Health Academy, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to provider education and training to advanced healthcare providers in Functional Medicine.

He is married with 2 children and enjoys travel, gastronomic opportunities, history, philosophy, astrophysics, fine art and European sports cars.