Melodie Mitchell Black, D.C.

Clinic Director

Dr. Melodie Mitchell Black earned both her Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic degrees at Life University graduating in 2007. While at Life University, she was able to utilize skills in sports chiropractic working with men and women’s basketball teams and intramural sports programs.

Sports injury management and preventative health has been her passion for several years. Her vast background with include working with athletes spanning from high school, collegiate, and professionals varying from football, basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, cheerleading, yoga, and martial arts.

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Ciara Taborn, D.C.

Associate Doctor

Dr. Ciara Taborn has a genuine love for people and she is passionate about helping others achieve their optimal health. Her vision is to educate families on staying healthy through corrective Chiropractic care. Dr. Ciara graduated from Alabama State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She then continued her education by receiving a Masters in Sports Health Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. This is where she developed a true passion to change people’s lives through balancing their nervous system and allowing them to express their true selves. A strong understanding of the human body and chiropractic philosophy drives her to educate patients.


Kacey Mountjoy

Office Manager

Kacey attended Valdosta State University and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant throughout college. She has always been extremely passionate about helping others. Under treatment and through her career at Vital Life, she has realized that her passion is not only helping others by loving and caring for them but also going one step further and educating them on how the body is self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing. She hopes that her past experiences will help her reach people and give them knowledge and awareness that there ARE other alternatives to drugs and surgeries, to ensure they live a happy, healthy lifestyle.


Kaleigh Landaeta

Patient Advocate


Saleemah Muhammad

Licensed Massage Therapist

From a young age Saleemah had a passion for teaching and helping others. As the second oldest of 7 children, she’s always been in the role of “nurturer.” She began her professional career as a classroom educator. In 2013, she transitioned from teaching in the classroom to teaching yoga, fitness, and childbirth education classes to pregnant women. Wanting to deepen her knowledge, and constantly being asked to give back and shoulder rubs, Saleemah graduated from Georgia Massage School as a licensed massage therapist in 2015. As a mother of 4, Saleemah has seen the incredible benefits of chiropractic care for her family. At VLHC, she is blessed to be able to provide massage therapy in conjunction with patient’s chiropractic care. Her favorite massage modality is Therapeutic Swedish, it combines gentle relaxing stokes with a firmer pressure than traditional Swedish.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children, reading, writing, and going to the beach!