Atlanta Midtown Life University Health Systems




At Vital Life Health Center we are so thrilled to have created a dynamic team to manage your health from birth to 101. Our team is honored that you would choose us to facilitate you on your journey to greater health. At the Midtown Clinic, your health and well-being are our #1 priority. Meet the team below!

The Doctors

Karima Arlene Cooper, D.C.

Karima-sDr. Karima Arlene Cooper received her bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. After chiropractic school, she opened a Family Chiropractic Clinic in Austin, TX, and loves helping her patients get well and stay well. After practicing in Austin for several years she moved back to Marietta, GA in order to accept a position as a professor at Life University. Dr. Cooper is trained in the following techniques: Thompson, SOT, Toggle Recoil, Activator, Cox Flexion Distraction, Gonstead, Diversified, Pettibon, Webster’s and Extremity adjusting. Dr. Cooper loves helping her community and is the Vice President of a non-profit organization, H.E.L.P., which she also co-founded. She is a loving wife and mother of two beautiful children.

Christopher Odom, D.C.

Chris-sAs a child, Dr. Chris Odom had severe allergies and intense asthma. His childhood was plagued with trips to the doctor and a round-robin approach to prescription medications. At the age of 19, Dr. Odom developed horrible pain in both of his shoulder joints. This turned out to be a pivotal event in his life. After being under chiropractic care for only 3 months, all shoulder pain and all signs and symptoms related to allergies and asthma were gone. Chiropractic changed his life and gave him a new sense of purpose. Dr. Odom graduated with honors from Georgia Southern University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He received his Doctor in Chiropractic from Life University after graduating with honors in 2008.



 Nicholas DeFlumeri, D.C.

Nick-sDr. Nicholas DeFlumeri is an innovative healthcare practitioner, a dedicated scholar and an avid travel enthusiast. Having earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker University, he has additionally pursued postdoctoral studies in the fields of Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine. His professional interests focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI), brain optimization, sports performance, and an entire host of neurorehabilitative strategies. He passionately advocates for expanding awareness about functional integrative health care across all professions while also supporting advances in the field of functional neurology, exploring the intimate links between the brain, the immune system and, ultimately, self-actualization.

The Staff

Kathleen Daavettila
Senior Patient Advocate

Raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Kathleen Daavettila received her B.S. in Health and Facilities Management from Michigan Technological University. The second youngest of nine children, Kathleen had her first chiropractic adjustment as a child and credits her family, four of whom are D.C.s, for instilling in her from a young age the body’s ability to heal. Kathleen’s family testimony of 25 home births out of 32 of her parents’ grandchildren, all born naturally without interventions, has ignited her passion to share principled Chiropractic to the greater Atlanta area. Kathleen’s hope is that all people can experience their God-given health potentials, beginning at the birth process.

Shanteveis Hudson
Radiologic Technologist

Shanteveis is a Radiologic Technologist whose passion for helping people led her into a career in the medical field. In 2001, she earned a certificate in Radiologic Technology at Atlanta Medical Center’s School of Radiologic Technology. Shanteveis is a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Her experience as an R.T. spans over 15 years and she enjoys working in the field of Chiropractic.

Nikolaos (Niko) Chaniotakis
Community Relations Manager

Nikolaos (Niko) Chaniotakis is a holistic health enthusiast born & raised in Athens, Greece. In 2016, Niko graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education. Throughout college, Niko cared for hundreds of individuals as a certified nursing assistant, which has allowed him to see firsthand how disease can manifest the human body. For that reason, he is deeply passionate about health care that optimizes disease prevention rather than disease management. With his position at the Life University Health Systems, Niko strives to integrate his knowledge, experience and passion to shape Atlanta into a radiant beacon of health!

Elissa Albert
Community Relations Manager

Elissa-sElissa Albert is a holistic health scholar with a longstanding passion for optimal living, sports and yoga. In December 2015, she received her B.S. degree in Health Promotion and Wellness from UW-Stevens Point. During her final semester, Elissa resided on an organic farm in St. Croix, USVI, where she studied sustainable agriculture and organic food for healing the body. She joined Life University Health Systems – Midtown Atlanta to transform the way our community views true health. Her goal is to empower people with the understanding of how a properly balanced and nourished human body is the best defense against disease, sickness and pain. It is also the key to living a long, fulfilled life.