Experience personalized care from a board-certified physician.
Jessica Schneider, MD
Doctor of Internal Medicine in Richland, WA
Dr. Schneider is the CEO and founder of Empowered Health. She is board certified in Internal Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine and has completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona studying under Andrew Weil, MD. She has training through the Institute of Functional Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. She has clinical experience working at two large medical centers, both locally and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed medical school and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Schneider grew up locally in Richland and graduated from Hanford High School. She received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Washington State University. She feels passionate about promoting health and enjoys working with patients to achieve their own health goals. In her free time she enjoys being outside, reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband and children.
“Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.”
- Jessica Schneider, CEO Empowered Health
Erika Zink, NBC-HWC
Certified Health Coach
Erika is a certified health coach, having earned her original training from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and then completing the requirements to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is passionate about helping others find their inner strength to make lasting lifestyle changes to improve their health and well-being.
Before her health coaching career, Erika received a Master’s of Science in Chemistry from Washington State University, Tri-Cities. For 12 years she worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where she prepared research samples for proteomics and metabolomics projects. Her personal health journey led her toward functional medicine, positive psychology, and health coaching.
Erika grew up in Kennewick and graduated from Kamiakin High School. She then moved to Pasco and finally settled in Richland with her husband. When she is not researching the latest in positive psychology or behavior change, she is in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes and fresh ingredients.
“Change is hard, especially if you try to do it by yourself. A health coach can be that person who can make change possible.”
- Erika Zink, Certified Health Coach
Marketing Director & Fitness Expert
Leah is the marketing director for Empowered Health Institute. She has worked in marketing and branding for more than 15 years in the healthcare industry, and has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
In addition to her marketing role, Leah serves as the Fitness Expert for the Lifestyle Reset and Empowered Fit programs. Her passion for fitness and physical health complement our vision to help people achieve long-lasting health and wellness.
Leah is a certified Pilates, barre and yoga instructor who also enjoys running, paddleboarding, cooking, gardening and spending time with friends and her two sons.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Leah Prost, Marketing Director & Fitness Expert