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Our Team

The Head Honchos

Ken Adolph, MD

Medical Director | Founder

Ken Adolph, MD

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.

Alli Waddell

Co-Founder

Alli Waddell

Alli Waddell stands for radical honesty, self-awareness, and self-love and believes that “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 a coach, speaker, and co-founder at Illumma, Austin’s premier ketamine infusion clinic, Waddell is a lifeline of healing and holistic wellbeing.

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, Waddell helps people shine bright again. Patients rediscover, remember and reconnect with the amazing spirit that was previously just beyond their reach. Illumma provides tools for lifelong personal transformation.

The Leadership Team

Abby Giovacchini, FNP-C

Abby Giovacchini,
FNP-C

Clinical Supervisor

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…

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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.

Jonathan Monroe, EMT

Jonathan Monroe,
LP

Operations Supervisor

Jonathan is a licensed paramedic with over 13 years of experience, ranging from anesthesia to 911 EMS to pediatric emergency medicine. In addition to helping people overcome their struggles through Ketamine, he finds his…

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light via motorcycling and spending time with his wife and dogs.

The Trusted Team

Brittany May, FNP-BC

Brittany May,
FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

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…

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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.

Compassion nurse practitioner

Megan Robinson,

FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Megan is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with over 13 years of experience in the medical field. She started her career in high school as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She went on to work as an ER Nurse and then…

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pursued a Masters of Science in Nursing.

Megan has witnessed firsthand how trauma and pain can affect lives and the community, and it has always been her dream to advocate for those with these struggles. When she is not working to care for others, she leads a full life with her dogs, cats, and partner exploring Austin and beyond! She loves to play instruments, listen to music, and have game nights with friends.

Caring Paramedic

Bobby Lovvorn,

EMT-P

Infusionist

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… 

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as a mental health technician. He enjoys spending time with my family and dog. His interests include drawing, gaming, and r/c cars.

Caring Paramedic

Quin Parthasarathy, LP

Infusionist
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Abby Giovacchini, FNP-C

Jordan

Elkins

Marketing Manager

Jordan dedicates her work in the psychedelic space to altering the stigma in mainstream society by marketing the scientific benefits, advocating for the healing potential of psychedelics, and helping… 

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people find a different paths to healing.

Outside of her work, Jordan is committed to helping others help themselves. She’s is a registered yoga teacher and currently training to become a meditation coach. Connecting with nature, having new experiences, committing to self growth and transformation, and travel are all activities dear to Jordan’s heart.

Jordan is from Austin, TX and feels and is deeply passionate about continuing to help fellow Austinites have access to beneficial healing modalities as the city continues to grow and expand.

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.

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