The Head Honchos
Ken Adolph, MD
Medical Director | Founder
Dr. Ken Adolph is a Board Certified Cardiac Anesthesiologist and medical director of Illumma, and a member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians.
Dr. Adolph was born and raised in New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Science and MD from Louisiana State University. Ken completed his residency and cardiac fellowship in Anesthesia at the renowned Emory University in Atlanta. In 1998, Dr. Adolph moved to Austin, Texas, to open Austin’s now nationally recognized Heart Hospital. He has spent over two decades caring for patients and building a practice with CV Anesthesiology, PA. Health and wellness have always been paramount to Ken in his personal and professional life, with a strong interest in mental health and the effects of trauma on the human experience.
Through his struggles with anxiety, he understands the significant impact mindset can have on one’s interpretation of the world. Using his unique training and empathetic and compassionate perspective, Dr. Adolph is committed to improving patients’ lives. During his free time, he’s on his mountain bike, catching fish on the Texas coast or touring the country with his two boys and his partner, Alli, in their Airstream.
CEO | Co-Founder
Alli Waddell stands for radical honesty, self-awareness, and self-love and believes, “Only when we heal ourselves can we heal the world.” She has been recognized as an expert in the wellness industry for nearly two decades, empowering people to create and maintain healthy and happy lives. As the CEO and co-founder at Illumma, Austin’s premier ketamine infusion clinic, Alli believes in conducting psychedelic care with the highest level of ethics and empathy. Allowing others to be fully seen and heard enables them to feel the safety they need to heal, which is the space she has created at Illumma.
Through her decades of work as a coach, speaker, and mental health advocate, she is a lifeline of healing and holistic well-being. She stands as an example of what healing and fulling owning your story can look like. Everyone is put on this earth with a purpose and a mission, to express their light. But trauma and life circumstances can often cause that light to dim, blocked out by fear, depression, and anxiety. At Illumma, Alli helps people shine bright again. Patients rediscover, remember and reconnect with the amazing spirit previously just beyond their reach. Illumma provides tools for lifelong personal transformation.
The Leadership Team
Brittany May, APRN, FNP-BC, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Brittany was born and raised in Kansas receiving her Bachelor of Science, emphasis in nutrition, with Summa Cum Laude distinction from Kansas State University.
She then graduated at the top of her class with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Luke’s College of Nursing in Kansas City. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University in Illinois with Cum Laude distinction. Brittany has over ten years of nursing experience, specializing in neurology and cardiology. As an advocate for self-care and a member of the Illumma team, Brittany is committed to helping others discover optimal mental health and quality of life.
as a former patient. Outside of work, Melanie enjoys spending quality time with her beloved dogs, discovering new dining experiences in Austin, and caring for her collection of indoor plants. Her dedication to promoting mental health and wellness is evident in both her professional and personal life.
The Trusted Team
Abby was working in primary care and hormone medicine as…
an NP when she began to see the toll that mental illness takes on so many. Through her journey with mental health, she has found a place at Illumma to help others reconnect with their true selves and the light within. Meditation and affirmations are a daily priority and practice for her mental health. Abby grew up in Maryland and now lives in Wimberley with her husband and dogs and enjoys movement through running and yoga, has way too many house plants, and spends a lot of time in the kitchen and outdoors. Abby is one of a minimal number of providers in the country who is certified as a ketamine provider through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and ASKP. She is thrilled to be a part of the Illumma team.
Michelle DeLeon, APRN, FNP-C, is a certified Family Nurse…
Practitioner who has been working in healthcare for over 20 years. Her career started as a paramedic and emergency room nurse. Michelle pursued her nurse practitioner degree because she saw the toll that a lifetime of poor self-care takes on the body, and she wanted to explore ways to prevent chronic disease and improve quality of life. She worked in family practice for three years under the traditional healthcare model and saw how rare it was for a patient to have the tools and support to improve their quality of life. She decided to study functional medicine, which has a focus on ‘root cause analysis’ of chronic conditions, where it became very apparent that mental wellness was a common theme among her most healthy patients. This began her journey into studying mental wellness and the role that psychedelic-assisted therapy plays in improving our quality of life. She feels honored to be a part of the Illumma team and to be involved in helping our clients find meaning and purpose in their lives through healing.
Bobby is a paramedic with over 14 years of experience, including…
ten years with the Killeen Fire Department. He has worked in private EMS and municipal 911 and has experience working with pediatric and adult patients as a mental health technician. He enjoys spending time with my family and dog. His interests include drawing, gaming, and r/c cars.
Quin Parthasarathy, LP
Quin is a firefighter and paramedic with three years of 911 experience…
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Secondary Education from The University of Texas at Austin. Quin enjoys exercise, art, and design.
Jordon Stanford LMFT-A holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from Texas State University and…
a Master’s in Counseling from St. Edward’s University with focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. He is also in training with the Multi-disciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies to do MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD.
Jordon is personally experienced with various psychedelic medicines, including ketamine, as well as spontaneous transcendent experiences. He has also worked with a diverse group of shamans and medicine practitioners. He practices Bikram Yoga, meditation, running, and extended plunges in freezing water.
Laura is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts…
Meghan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas…
State University and her Master’s degree from St. Edward’s University. She is currently training with Naropa University for a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Certificate and with Multi-disciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to do MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy.
Meghan combines her experience and knowledge of psychedelic medicines and non-ordinary states of consciousness with her warm and empathetic presence to provide a safe and supportive setting for deep exploration. She regularly snuggles with her dog, spends time in nature, and practices meditation to stay grounded and centered.
Marci loves being a psychedelic therapist– like, a lot. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and…
earned her BS in Psychology from Texas State University, her MS in Counseling from Southern Methodist University, and completed the Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy certification through PRATI. Marci thinks the integration of psychedelics with psychotherapy is a science and also an art form. She holds equal respect for the neuroscience behind this medicinal use and a deep reverence for the symbols, emotions, and depth that comes from a psychedelic experience.
Working with Marci means working with the whole self– mind, body, and spirit. She intentionally brings a down-to-earth and caring presence to her sessions. When not working, Marci is happiest when she’s in the sunshine, well-fed, or playing with her kitty and dog.
Shannon is a licensed psychologist who works with people from a variety of different backgrounds…
Shannon is a licensed psychologist who works with people from a variety of different backgrounds and across a broad range of human experiences. She has completed the PRATI psychedelic-assisted therapy certification training program. In her work, Shannon has found that ketamine can be an extremely powerful tool for facilitating self-exploration and an invitation to unlock your inner healer. She believes her role in this process is to act as the guide or facilitator of this journey.
As a therapist, Shannon feels grateful to help clients along their journeys and share in their experiences. Overall, she works from a humanistic, holistic, and integrative perspective. She sees how we all exist and grow in the context of our relationships — to ourselves, our loved ones, and the world around us. She views therapy as a collaborative process centered around your preferences and goals as the client.
Shannon will share many different strategies to help you in your process, including strength-based interventions, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and mindfulness practices. Her approach is warm and relational; she will be curious and compassionate as she helps you share your story and develop greater awareness to encourage your self-healing process.
Therapy works best when you have an authentic relationship with your therapist. It’s Shannon’s goal to create a safe, affirming, and collaborative space for you, so you can identify and move towards what you want in life. She welcomes you to bring your identities, cultures, and rituals into your work together.
Tracie holds a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Texas State University…
Tracie received her Master of Arts in Counseling from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. In her career, Tracie has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is currently in private practice. Tracie completed training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy from the Transpersonal Research Institute of Psychotherapeutic Psychedelics in Tucson, Arizona. Tracie is also certified in EMDR. Tracie specializes in treating trauma and uses EMDR with KAP to create lasting change for her clients. Tracie strongly believes that KAP is the best modality for helping clients overcome obstacles to live a healthier, happier life. Tracie enjoys spending time with her dogs in the great outdoors and sings whenever given the opportunity.
in military service and a passion for counseling. She earned her Bachelor of Science while proudly serving in the United States Navy and furthered her education by obtaining a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. She has undergone specialized ketamine-assisted psychotherapy training through Fluence Academy, embracing a holistic approach to healing. Her practice is rooted in the belief that we are already whole, and psychedelic medicines can guide us in our journey to heal and remember our true selves. By integrating holistic practices and her personal experiences with altered states of consciousness, she can guide you on a profound journey of self-discovery and healing.
Careers at Illumma
Are you a healthcare professional that is interested in transforming lives using psychedelic medicine? Illumma is always looking for medical professionals and support staff who would like to join our fantastic team.
Roles potentially available (full / part-time):
Infusionist – EMT with a minimum of 2 years experience & excellent IV skills
Advanced Provider – NP with experience of practicing independently & strong clinical knowledge
Patient Care Coordinator – 3 years receptionist experience, ability to multitask, good communication skills
If you think you’re a good fit, fill out the form below.