Meet our Staff

We like to say it’s the people that make Greenville Natural Health a great company. We like to say it, because it’s true. We have an experienced, qualified staff that is concerned only with your comfort and providing the highest quality services.

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Dr. Marina Ponton

Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Holistic Health Practitioner

Marina Ponton has been a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in private practice since 1998. Her practice focuses on helping others achieve and maintain their optimal health through acupuncture, herbs, diet, supplements and nutrition. Dr. Marina’s belief in healing the body through natural methods has led her to practice and lecture in the United States, Sweden and Holland. She has studied at the American University of Paris, FAMU University in Prague, University of Miami, Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Marina has a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a specialization in women’s health and longevity medicine.

Dr. Marina is an exceptionally talented natural health practitioner and well recognized lecturer who is passionate about educating patients on the importance of incorporating natural health modalities into their every day life. Some of her specialties include pain management, women’s health and fertility, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue (ME), environmental diseases and mental and emotional disorders. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Acupuncture, Bio-energetic Testing, and  Nutrition and Herbs at Greenville Natural Health

 Susan Lorentzen

Licensed Acupuncturist

Susan has pursued a career in natural health and wellness for more than 20 years.  As a result, she strives to help you enjoy the best health possible with many different tools such as Acupuncture, East Asian medicinal herbs, East Asian medical massage, functional medicine, and lymphatic enhancement therapy.

She completed massage therapy training at the Blue Sky Education Foundation in 1994 and received Hatha yoga certification at the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts in 1997.  She has extensively studied Essential oils, Reiki, and various Tuina techniques.   Ms. Lorentzen earned her Master’s degree of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 2004. She obtained her internship in Chinese Medicine from Guangshou University in China.  From 1993 to 2011 she was in private practice in Franklin, WI providing East Asian medical services.  Ms. Lorentzen was an instructor at the Milwaukee School of Massage and the Lakeside School of Massage in  Wisconsin.  In 2011, She moved to Asheville to teach at Daoist Traditions Acupuncture College in Asheville.

Some of her areas of specialization include pain, anxiety & depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), PTSD and women’s health. She provides patients a fully integrated wellness experience utilizing a wide spectrum of mind body healing arts based on her extensive experience and training. Her technique incorporates a range of modalities for the ultimate wellness experience, offering healing from the inside out.

AcupunctureBio-energetic Testing and Nutrition and Herbs at Greenville Natural Health


Chris Henrie

Licensed Professional Counselor
Masters of Arts

Chris believes that health is a balance of many things combined. When there is an imbalance we often need help to restore a healthy lifestyle. She uses her knowledge of psychotherapy and life experiences to assist her clients in becoming the best they can be. She takes an eclectic approach to mental health assisting her clients in finding the best in themselves and enhancing their creative abilities to better understand their emotions and behaviors so each individual can take control of their life and lead the way to accomplish their goals and dreams.

Chris works with adults, couples and families using a combination of approaches including EMDR, CBT, Existential and Client-Centered psychotherapies in order to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other disorders that interrupt the process of a productive lifestyle

 Kimberly Emmert

Office Manager

Kimberly is our office manager and patient coordinator. She is the first person you will encounter when you arrive at Greenville Natural Health and will go above and beyond to make sure you have a pleasant visit.

She started working in healthcare in Colorado for the Cancer Institute and as a part-time veterinary technician. Her husband and son are war veterans and they have lived in Savannah, Georgia and Greeley, Colorado. Which happens to be where Richie, her husband, is from, and settled back in Greenville county, her hometown.

She recently purchased a home with property near the mountains which is perfect for a huge animal lover and budding farmer. With that inspiration, she has dedicated herself to a healthier lifestyle both at home and at work. So, joining our team at Greenville Natural Health has helped her manifest that vision.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, farming, fishing, carpentry and designing custom quilts.

Lana Blackmon

Insurance Coordinator

Lana Blackmon is Insurance coordinator for Greenville Natural Health, and is responsible for all administrative functions related to practice management, patient services, and benefits management. Lana has more than 5 years experience in customer service, sales, and healthcare office management. When not working, she and her husband are happily busy with their two sons.