Carpenters Center for Health

Lisle, Illinois

Carpenters Center for Health

4979 Indiana Ave Suite 312
Lisle, IL 60532

Phone: (312) 337-4150


Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Meet your care team.

Kavitha Bathala, MD – Medical Director

Kavitha is the medical director at the Carpenters Center for Health. She is a board-certified family physician in practice for 24 years. She graduated from PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research in 1999 and completed her internship and residency training at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL. Kavitha has been with Premise for about three years and started as the medical director at MOE Local 150 in Merrillville prior to joining the Carpenters Center for Health.

Over the years, Kavitha has practiced the full scope of family medicine, including inpatient, outpatient, ICU, nursing home and home health. She performs office procedures, including skin excisions, intra-articular injections, Pap smears and cryotherapy. Prior to Premise, she was at University of Chicago Ambulatory Center in Tinley Park. Her administrative roles included many committees for quality improvement as well as the Board of Managers. 


Kavitha is passionate about educating members and their families about wellness and chronic medical conditions, giving them the tools to achieve optimal health outcomes.

How I stay well:

I enjoy hiking, traveling, yoga, pickle ball and meditation. I love to cook and find recipes to try out monthly. 

Jonathan Liu, Clinical Therapist

Jonathan is a clinical therapist who brings a wide range of experience to his role at the Carpenters Center for Health. He obtained his master’s degree in social work from Boston College in 2017 and provides compassionate care and support to people of all ages, ranging from young children to older adults.

With a versatile skill set, Jonathan is adept at addressing a broad range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, grief, substance use, family conflict and relationship issues. His extensive background includes working in diverse settings, such as a hospital, an acute residential program for teens and outpatient therapy. To help members achieve their goals, Jonathan employs evidence-based approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy in his sessions.


Jonathan believes that everyone has the potential for personal growth, change and healing. He centers his work around empowering members to take control of their own journey toward a fulfilling and meaningful life.

How I stay well:

To stay well, I love spending time outdoors hiking, canoeing and biking with my family. I also enjoy cooking, eating great food and sharing it with others.

Dr. Stayko Kolev, Chiropractor

Stayko is the chiropractor at the Carpenters Center for Health. He grew up in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, received his bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and later earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences in 2014. He has completed multiple continuing education courses and certificates including acupuncture, McKenzie Method MDT, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and others. Dr. Kolev is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and Forward-Thinking Chiropractic Alliance (FTCA).

Stayko emphasizes independence and empowerment through education. Whether it’s an acute injury or chronic condition, his goal is to help members on their journey by creating an individualized treatment plan aimed at helping them get back to daily life, work and hobbies as quickly as possible. 

How I stay well:

I enjoy cooking, grilling and smoking foods as part of my balanced diet which includes wild fish, wild game and other quality protein with plenty of vegetables, both cooked and raw. I also like spending time with my family, hiking in the outdoors, fishing, golf, archery and tennis. Finding the time to relax yet stay active at home is a balancing act I am always working on improving. Family activities and hobbies are my way of dealing with stress, while recharging my batteries at the same time. 

Dr. Richard Bousson, Physical Therapist

Richard, or Ricky, is the physical therapist at the Carpenters Center for Health. He received his doctor of physical therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2015.

He enjoys treating a variety of conditions but has a special interest in orthopedic and sport-related injuries. Ricky has completed several Michigan State University post-doctoral continuing education courses to advance his manual therapy skills. These include muscle energy, exercise prescription as a complement to manual medicine and manual medicine for the extremities. He also has several years of experience in making individualized programs in work conditioning for the injured worker.

Ricky believes the most important role in any injury is to guide and educate. He constantly assesses response to care to ensure the most efficient path to healing. He knows he cannot do this alone and physical therapy is always a team effort. He almost always gives a comprehensive home exercise program so members can progress even when not in formal physical therapy sessions.

How I stay well:

I use many different activities to stay well, but my top three: riding my bike through the trails near my home, going to car shows and relaxing at a bonfire with music.

Ieasha Nickelson, RN, BSN – Health Center Manager

Ieasha is a registered nurse who grew up on the west side of Chicago. Ieasha received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas Arlington and began her nursing career as an inpatient hospital nurse. She has been a nurse for 15 years, with many years of experience from psychiatry and surgical to women’s health. Ieasha is certified by the National Certification Corporation with multiple women’s health certifications.

Ieasha began her nursing leadership journey six years ago and has worked as a nurse manager in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Ieasha’s desire to help extends far beyond the bedside. She is passionate about impacting the lives of her team, to motivate, develop and empower them which subsequently transforms the care they provide to others.

How I stay well:

I stay well by early morning running, laughing and spending time my family. Laughter stimulates oxygen-rich blood to the heart, lungs and muscles to lessen stress and improve health, so I encourage everyone around me to indulge. I have a passion for healthy eating and holistic medicine. In my free time, I study earth-grown foods, explore different recipes, juice for healing and teach others how to heal with foods. I also love traveling to tropical locations, being out in the sun and relaxing. My time with my family is important to me; it keeps me well balanced and refreshed daily.