Founder of Enhanced Wellness Living and Co-Founder of Synergee
Kelly Engelmann found her passion for healing others early on in life, beginning her career in medicine working in an OB-GYN clinic while still attending high school. With limited funds for college, Kelly’s mentor encouraged her to pursue an Operating Room Technician Certification. Kelly successfully completed her Certification and worked in the operating room and labor and delivery while continuing her education.
Kelly earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Hinds Community College, followed by her Baccalaureate Degree from the University of Mississippi. While studying at the University of Mississippi she was selected to serve in the Valor Program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. There, Kelly received mentorship from professional nurses, which inspired her to continue her education and nursing path. Kelly soon graduated top of her class, receiving the Christine Olavee Award.
After graduation, Kelly joined the team at the Mississippi State hospital; an experience which she reflects on as humbling. Here, Kelly cared for chronically ill patients that often had little to no financial resources or family support. During this time, she earned her Masters in Nursing and her Family Nurse Practitioner training at the University of Southern Mississippi. Kelly was blessed to find her dream position in an OB-GYN clinic on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with yet another inspiring mentor. Here she learned the value of always listening to your patients. Kelly completed her RN-FA Certification and was able to support the physician in both the operating room and clinic.
In 2004 Kelly founded Enhanced Wellness Living Functional Medicine Clinic in Mississippi using her passion and education for food as medicine and healing. Kelly knew that understanding the underlying cause of symptoms and disease and treating them with the use of nutritional education would empower her patients to live long, healthy lives. She started with what she knew best, hormone balancing, and since then the clinic has flourished through the proactive approach to Functional/Integrative/Lifestyle Medicine. Kelly and the Enhanced Wellness Living team thrive on educating and empowering their patients to take control of their health through healthy lifestyle changes which lead to the prevention of chronic illness.
Kelly received her Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida’s Medical School. She completed the Fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Kelly is committed to both the Mississippi Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. In 2019 Kelly co-founded Synergee, a network of Integrative Medicine practitioners, with a passion and commitment to expanding education on and access to Functional Medicine.
Kelly is passionate about supporting her Mississippi community and is an active member of the Pinelake Church community. Kelly and the EWL team thrive on giving back, including participating in World Food Day, the annual Hearts of Compassion Fun Run, the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, the annual Run Up for Downs, and more!
Kelly is a student for life and a student of life, she finds joy in impacting the lives of all of those around her! A former marathon runner, Kelly enjoys nature and getting outdoors, bicycling, yoga, traveling, and spending time with, and cooking for her family.