Ann M. Erce

Ideal Protein Wellness Director

Ann M. Erce, Health Educator, Health & Wellness Coach, Health Promotion. She is passionate about Health & Wellness and is always looking to achieve the greatest good through motivation/inspiration, teamwork, enthusiasm, collaboration, compassion and patient centered care.   


Ann has spent over 2O plus years in the field of Health & Wellness working for Hospitals, Corporations and Government. She is a member of the National Wellness Institute, former Director of Health Education/Health Promotion for the Grundy County Health Department and a Corporate Biometric Health Screener. Licensed in Motherwell, Land, Water, Yoga & Stroller Exercise, Motivational Interviewing, Smoking Cessation, United States Water Fitness and Nationally Certified in Wellness, Worksite Wellness, NIMS National Incident Management, disaster work along with other things. Working on the Wellness Practitioner Certification. Ann is a 28 year survivor of Cancer, Lymphoma and has used Health & Wellness tools to stay cancer free. She has three grown boys, enjoys family, friends, the outdoors, biking, running, swimming, teaching water aerobics, gardening & music.   

Nick Mikroulis

Ideal Protein Regional Development Consultant

Nick Mikroulis is a certified coach and consultant for Ideal Protein of America. He has spearheaded and consulted on more than 50 Ideal protein certified clinics and has coached thousands on the Ideal Protein Protocol. He enjoys working with physicians and staff to design, direct & implement the Ideal Protein Clinics. He finds it very rewarding to see patients eliminate disease and improve their quality of life.  


His love of helping people stems from his Undergraduate Degree in Humanities and his 15 year stent in the hospitality industry. Nick has a wealth of business & health experience as a Entrepreneur, 2nd City Writer, Restaurant Owner & Licensed Realtor. He Loves sailing, grunge music (Pearl Jam), corn hole bean bags, traveling historic sites, and recreational basketball.   

Dr. Stephen D. Perakis

Licensed Chiropractor

Dr. Stephen D. Perakis was born in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois before earning his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from The National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. He also has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. 


Dr. Perakis completed his internship at the Chicago General Health Center in Chicago, IL. There he worked firsthand with some of the nation's foremost physicians in the fields of orthopedics, nutrition, acupuncture and rehabilitation. Additionally, while serving as a chiropractor to patients around the country, Dr. Perakis developed and supervised sport specific fitness programs, including strength and conditioning, aerobic activities, and nutritional counseling.  


Dr. Perakis is a licensed Chiropractor serving the communities of Oak Lawn, Chicago, Chicago Ridge, Worth, Palos, Beverly, Evergreen Park, Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, Burbank, Hometown, Crestwood, Oak Forest, Alsip, Tinley Park, and Orland Park .