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Dr. Carmel Ann Mania awarded the 'Teal Heart' Award

6/21/2013 (Archived)

On Wednesday, June 5, the Northeast Region chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) awarded Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. their prestigious "Teal Heart" Award for outstanding service to the organization. A beautiful silver-framed certificate and the characteristic "Teal Heart" pin were presented to Dr. Mania by regional President Caryn Starr-Gates (StarrGates Business Communication). Dr. Mania is the current Vice-President of Administration for the Northeast Region and has served in that position since June 2012. She has been a member in good standing with the 35 year old organization since 2009. 

A resident of Bergenfield, NJ, Dr. Mania graduated from Mary Help of Christians Academy, North Haledon, NJ and attended William Paterson College prior to her transfer to Palmer. Dr. Mania is a 1978 graduate of the Davenport, Iowa Campus of the Palmer Chiropractic University and holds a CCPCP from the University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College (1998). She has been in practice since 1979 when she and her late husband Raymond J. Nicastro, D.C. (PCC Davenport ’79) opened Garfield Family Chiropractic Center in Garfield, NJ. In 1995, she moved her practice to Hackensack, NJ where she continues to offer the best in intuitive, compassionate and gentle Chiropractic care to people of all ages and all stages.

She is the co-founder with Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW, of “Being Well Within”, and co-author of “Being Well Within: From Distressed To De-Stressed” (Balboa Press, 2011) with her. They founded their company to offer tools, guidance and support to help people thrive in stressful environments. Their fun, practical and experiential workshops are presented to individuals, civic and corporate groups and some have been certified for CEUs for social workers and other professionals.

Carmel-Ann Mania is happily married to John L. Montero and the proud mother of two grown children -- Christopher Raymond Nicastro and Valerie Montero Colangelo. She is also a joyful new grandmother, devoted mother-in-law, and enthusiastic pet parent.