Meet Our Team
Founder & Functional Medicine Physician Assistant
Kate Godly holds a bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech (2005), an M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from UWS (2021), and a Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from 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. In 2016, Kate became a yoga teacher and dove deeper into the Ayurverdic perspective of health. Similar to Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda sees the patient’s mind, body and spirit as equal parts of one whole– these three parts all influence one another and healing the mind and the spirit is as essential to health as healing the physical body.
After another two years working in fast paced family medicine clinics, Kate left the traditional model to open The Functional Medicine Center in 2017, 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.
Co-Founder & 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. Josh offers nutritional IVs, IV Ozone, joint injections with PRP and Ozone, and hair restoration.
Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Kristin Timpy holds two Bachelor Degrees in Molecular Cell Physiology as well as Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Monmouth University in New Jersey. She is board certified as an Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she was a cardiology nurse for ten years in New Jersey and New York City, in both acute care and private office settings. Upon relocating to North Carolina in 2016, Kristin decided to put her cardiology experience to use in primary care and although she thoroughly enjoyed caring for countless families over 5 years, she found she wanted more time with her patients to diagnose and treat the root cause of their symptoms and educate patients on the importance of lifestyle modifications for healing the whole person, rather than or in addition to pharmaceuticals. It was this frustration and Kristin’s passion for preventative medicine that led her to Functional Medicine.
When Kristin is not at work or studying to become a certified provider in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine, she’s trying her best to be a great wife and mom to her husband and 3 children and gets in least 30 minutes of pilates or yoga each day to clear her mind.
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.
Assistant Office Manager
Nikqa is a native of New York City. She has been in North Carolina for 3 years. With over 10 years of Customer Service Experience and a background in Human Resources and Hospitality, Nikqa joined The Functional Medicine Center with the hope that all patients will experience wholeness in mind, body and soul.
Kelly Price received her BA in Psychology from North Carolina University in 2010. Since 2008 she’s provided direct care to a variety of populations, from coaching children and adults with a primary diagnosis of Intellectual/Developmental Disability to foster greater independence and self-sufficiency, to guiding young adults struggling with addiction in a wilderness-based treatment approach rooted in mindfulness.
In 2015, Kelly transitioned into social/emotional research, assisting on programs focusing on enrichment for students on the Autism spectrum, relapse prevention, and general user accessibility for online platforms.
Shortly after the birth of her daughter, in 2017, she began focusing on life at home and shifted into healing both physically and mentally, using food, lifestyle and movement as medicine. While on her wellness journey, Kelly became certified as a personal trainer in early 2019 and started working with others on greater wellness and fulfillment through better health. Her passion for fostering greater contentment and fulfillment in life through health is what brought her here to be a Wellness Coach at The Functional Medicine Center. Kelly is excited to bring both her work and personal experience together to support you on your wellness path.
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.
Iris L. Davis, M.D.
Intuitive Medical Consultant
Phone: (919) 346-3542
Fax: (919) 371-5471
Iris L. Davis, M.D. is a lifetime student of healing practices with a 38-year career which has spanned a variety of populations, including HIV/AIDS, geriatrics, hospice and multiple cultural, ethnic and income groups. She presently offers medical intuitive consultations to help individuals prioritize and clarify issues impacting their health.
Previously, she incorporated into her internal medicine/primary care practice the perspectives of functional and integrative medicine, medical acupuncture and other forms of energy medicine including mediumship. This training helps her to include these traditions and their appropriate uses as tools for individuals to change their lives and health. Her goal is to help her clients achieve their own mastery and wholeness. Each individual is unique in this perspective.
As a long term survivor of multiple autoimmune illnesses, Dr. Davis is mindful of the difficulties and the strengths gained from working with chronic illnesses and their sequela. Her life experiences help to drive her passion to help others determine where and what they can change, and to always move forward to their best capacity for healing in the present.