Crossover Health Team at the Life@ Wellness Center on
Chilco Campus (MPK 281)

Other
Partners

Our team is your team.

Listed below are the providers available to you at the Life@ Wellness Center on Chilco Campus (MPK 281). Go here to learn more about the care team at each of the Crossover Health Centers in the Bay Area.

Primary Care 

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Miriam Garcia, MD

Physician Manager

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Miriam N. García M.D. is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician who enjoys establishing new and lasting relationships with her patients, staff, and colleagues. She is passionate about taking a proactive and preventative approach to medicine, yet has the compassion, knowledge, and experience to help those with unexpected or ongoing medical problems.

Before joining, she worked in a dynamic San Francisco community practicing both outpatient and inpatient hospital medicine. For the past years she has valued her role as primary care physician for individuals and families of multiple diverse, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and feels that learning from these relationships have made her a better doctor. At CPMC /St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco she held various leadership roles including Chief of the Family Medicine Department. Also, during these years, she thoroughly enjoyed her role as volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor for both UCSF and Dartmouth-Geisel Medical Student clinic rotations.

Dr. Garcia completed her Family Medicine Residency at USC / CHMC Los Angeles, and her internship year near Chicago at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. She graduated from Maimonides Medical School in Buenos Aires, Argentina and obtained her undergraduate training at UC Davis, California where she studied Psychology, Spanish Literature and Fine Art.
She loves languages and to travel, is fluent in Spanish and English, and looks forward to learn more. Dr. Miriam Garcia is a devoted physician inspired to be at the forefront of healthcare by joining Crossover Health, an innovative care delivery model that offers a holistic, informed, patient-centered and participatory, team-driven service.  Most recently, Dr. Garcia has been a part of Crossover’s efforts to provide patient-centered support for clients seeking medical interventions pertaining to gender identity.

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Debra St. Claire, MD

Physician

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Dr. Debra St.Claire is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Biochemistry and received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She did her internship in medicine at Stanford University and then returned to the University of California San Francisco to complete her residency training. Before joining the Facebook Health Center team, she worked for eight years at the Google Wellness Center in Mountain View, providing collaborative health services to the Google employees.

 

Dr. St.Claire enjoys working with her patients to provide effective, coordinated and efficient care plans, and is passionate about focusing on healthy and sustainable lifestyle habits that help her patients perform and feel their best both physically and emotionally.

 

She and her husband, Dr. Donald St.Claire, Jr., an interventional cardiologist with Silicon Valley Cardiology, have three children and live in Redwood City. Together, they enjoy spending time cooking, hiking, traveling, learning to speak Italian and French, drinking good wine, and most of all, spending time with their children.

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Jeanisar Caluag, MD

Physician

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When Dr. Caluag joined Life@Wellness Center in September 2019, she brought 10 years of experience in private practice and student health with her. As an immigrant, Dr. Caluag is excited to work with the diverse and international Facebook community. She aspires to educate patients in their illness and in their wellness so they can become better stewards of their own health.

 

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at De La Salle University in the Philippines, her medical degree from the University of the East, and did her Residency Training at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn New York. She is currently board-certified in Internal Medicine, and serves on the medical staff in the Student Health Services department at UC Hastings in San Francisco.

 

Dr. Caluag and her husband look forward to exploring places they have never been. In their free time, you can find them biking, playing golf, hanging out with family, or just enjoying a carefree afternoon watching a silly movie.

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Pamela Twu, MD

Physician

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For Pamela, family medicine is not just about remedying illnesses or fixing injuries. It’s about being compassionate and concerned about a person’s wellbeing, and understanding the circumstances in their life. She enjoys working in healthcare because it is a privilege to care for others in need and to have a meaningful impact on one’s health and life.
Originally from Ohio, Pamela earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo, and her MD from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. She holds a California Physician and Surgeon’s License, and is certified in DEA and BLS.

Pamela is an avid animal lover and travel enthusiast. In her down time, she stays active by playing tennis, and indulges in her creative side by gardening, sketching and doing 3D origami, and playing the violin. 
My life experiences have allowed me to adapt to new situations, pursue my interests in science and medicine, and work well in a team setting. As a child, my family moved often, compelling me to acclimate to new places, people, and schools. Throughout school, I played the violin in various orchestras which required strings, winds, and percussion to work together to harmonize as an ensemble.  

As a bioengineering major, I was interested in identifying, treating, and preventing diseases. My senior design project resulted in a revolutionary device that combined geospatial sensing technology with a standard endotracheal tube. My curiosity led me to join a bioanalytical chemistry lab with a focus in ionic liquids as solvents for microextractions of pharmaceutical compounds, such as antidepressants and endocrine-disrupting phenols, from real-world water samples. This research is important as concentration of these drug compounds is found at minute levels in water that people are consuming. Consumption of these pharmaceutical drugs will have an effect on people’s health over the course of time. My involvement on the project led to a successful method of extraction for these potentially harmful substances. Another one of my projects involved developing a method to enhance the enantioselectivity of various chiral molecules, which is critical in the development of pharmaceutical compounds. Interested in more applicability to medicine, I also conducted research in an orthopedics lab where I synthesized chitosan microparticles for bone regeneration. My work has led to over ten publications, in which four of them, I was first author. I have also presented my research at several national conferences. These experiences have helped to sharpen my writing, communication, and teamwork abilities, all skills that I will bring to my clinical work.
I practice healthcare because I always want to help people in any manner possible. Being able to aid the sick and injured, no matter if it is a minor irritant or major chronic problem, has been the driving force of why I practice medicine. I enjoy getting to know my patients both professionally and personally. Empowering patients through trust, mutual respect, and collaboration to reach their goals is exhilarating.

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Joshua Sampson, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

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Joshua is a passionate sports medicine physician who enjoys coming in to work each day. He views every day as a new opportunity to connect with patients and work towards achieving their goals. He looks for a unique approach to each patient that caters to their personality and lifestyle.

After nearly a decade of education beyond undergraduate, Joshua is proud to be board-certified in sports medicine. He has years of experience in sports medicine in a private practice orthopedic group. Joshua has worked with everyone from active individuals to professional level athletes, and  uses ultrasound for both diagnostic evaluation and interventions.

Joshua is a Bay Area native, and grew up in Marin County. He spends his free time with his wife, daughter, and son. He has a passion for fitness and is an active cyclist, runner, skier, snowboarder, and hiker.

BA, Economics, University of California at Davis

MD, Georgetown University

Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ), Sports Medicine, University of Utah

What makes me unique:

I’m a father, husband, son, brother, athlete, physician, reader, deep thinker, traveler, explorer, and adventurer.

Why do I practice healthcare:

I learn from my patients every day. I enjoy the collaborative process of working together to tailor the treatment to their personality, lifestyle, and goals.

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David Li, OD

Physician

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David is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and prior to coming to Crossover, he held the position of Chief of Sports Medicine at a large, national healthcare company. He is very interested in the musculoskeletal system and incorporates non surgical options to help his patients function well again. He is also well versed in ultrasound-guided procedures and sports-related concussion management.
David enjoys not only helping patients heal but also getting them back to their active lifestyles. David grew up in San Francisco and is excited to be back home as he has a lot of extended family in the Bay Area.Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and keeping up to date on his favorite sports teams, especially the SF Giants, 49ers, and Warriors.

What makes me unique:
I’m bilingual in English and Cantonese.

 

Why do I practice healthcare:
I became a sports medicine physician because getting patients back to their sports and activities gives me joy.

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Angela Marie Rayo, RN

Care Team Lead Nurse

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Angela joins Crossover Health as a Registered Nurse, and is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. She gained valuable experience within Women’s Health and Prevention during her senior preceptorship, when working with a nurse preceptor in a Postpartum unit.

 

Angela recently earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Dominican University of California in San Rafael.

 

In her free time, she loves to play volleyball and spend time at the gym. Angela is also a huge foodie, and enjoys trying new cuisines around the Bay Area.

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Gabrielle Enos, RN

Care Team Lead Nurse

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Gabrielle loves that working in healthcare provides her with the opportunity to connect with and learn from a diverse population. She also loves working as a part of a team to overcome challenges and learn something new every day.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Biology and Global Health, and earned her BSN from Edgewood College.

Away from work, Gabrielle enjoys volunteer mission work, traveling, singing, swimming, and surfing.

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Michael Lanphear, RN

Registered Nurse

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Michael believes that empowering patients through health education is an integral part of his role as a registered nurse. He enjoys working in a collaborative clinical environment. Michael previously worked as an acrobatic coach for Cirque du Soleil, and was responsible for maintaining a high level of performance and safety.
Since graduating nursing school, Michael has been working in outpatient dialysis caring for patients with renal disease and volunteering as a primary care nurse for San Francisco’s homeless population.

Michael is originally from Boston, Massachusetts and moved to the Bay Area in 2019 after graduating from nursing school. He loves hiking and spending as much time as he can outside with his two dogs, Titus and Drogo.

What makes me unique:
Fitness and health promotion are two major passions which have shaped my career and life.

Why do I practice healthcare:
Healthcare is a family affair, my brother and sister are both nurses as well. Seeing my wonderful siblings passionately giving back to their communities inspired me to join the nursing profession. My favorite part of the nursing profession is the opportunity to connect directly with patients and provide empathetic care.

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Athena Kolze, RN

Registered Nurse

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Athena is a Registered Nurse dedicated to the mission of compassionate patient care. The foundation of her nursing practice came from working in both an adult and Pediatric ICU setting. Most recently she has worked in a variety of departments in a float pool, where over 7 years she was trained in over 10 different departments. It was here she learned how to easily adapt to a rapidly changing environment. She is very flexible and thrives in a face-paced environment. She values integrity and producing high quality results in any endeavor she takes on. Aside from being disciplined, she is genuine and her friendly demeanor helps to create a positive environment that she hopes lifts patients’ spirits, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

 

Athena was raised in Fremont, CA and attended the University of Nevada Reno, where she completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She returned to Fremont where she bought her first home that she currently lives in with her four year old son Hudson. In her free time she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her adventurous little guy, as well as cooking, playing fantasy football, and all things Disney.

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Neil Mendez, RN

Registered Nurse

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Neil became a Registered Nurse because he believes one of his strongest skills is being able to communicate and build relationships with people. Nursing is a career that allows him to engage with individuals from different cultures, and he knows that if he can build rapport with someone, he can create a plan and goals to improve their overall health. Originally from Oakland, California.

Neil keeps busy outside of work, enjoying golf, snowboarding, eating and cooking, traveling, and fashion.

What makes me unique:
I am chill and a fun person to be around. People love my smile and how positive I am, no matter what obstacles life throws at me. I am a team player who brings a great vibe to any group setting

Why do I practice healthcare:
I am passionate about the science of the human body. Being able to use my scientific background to educate individuals on how to take care of themselves and to save people’s lives is very fulfilling.

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Nhi Tran, LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Glecy Galang

Medical Assistant

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Glecy enjoys working in healthcare because she loves patient interaction and the opportunity to earn their trust.

Originally from San Bruno, CA, Glecy has been a Medical Assistant for nearly 10 years. She’s been exposed to and worked with multiple departments including private practice, tech, and hospitals.

When she’s not at work, Glecy collects houseplants and enjoys hiking, playing video games with her toddler, and pre-COVID, enjoyed going out to eat.

What makes me unique is that I can adapt quickly. I can never run out of things to talk about and I can be very expressive.

Why do you practice healthcare?
To make a difference in patient lives. Even for just a day.

Specialists 

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John Yost, MD

Dermatologist

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John Montgomery Yost, MD is a board certified dermatologist and clinical associate professor of dermatology at Stanford University. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Yost graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College before heading to Hamburg, Germany as a Fulbright Scholar. He completed medical school at the University of Michigan, during which time he elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. For residency, Dr. Yost trained at the Ronald O Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University, consistently rated as one of top programs in Dermatology, where he received the prestigious Morris Leider award as “the best all-around resident” for Excellence in Dermatology.

 

In addition to working at the Life@ Wellness site on campus at Facebook, Dr. Yost is a member of the Dermatology Faculty at Stanford University, where he attends several clinics monthly and is actively involved in resident and medical student education.

 

A relatively recent east coast transplant, Dr. Yost spends his free time enjoying the amazing California weather and food with his husband and rescue mutt Murphy, and is finally getting used to being the most overdressed person at the beach.

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Jennifer Najarro, RN

Dermatology Nurse

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Jenn’s love of health started with her own journey. After years of poor choices lead to obesity, Jenn decided to take control of her own health by making small daily changes, first walking for 30 minutes a few times a week, and eventually working her way up to an athlete. While the journey took three years (11 years ago), it’s effects will last a lifetime.  Jenn enjoys learning about the powerful effect food has on our bodies, and sharing that knowledge with anyone interested. Her passion is disease prevention, and the body’s ability to heal.

 

After graduating from UC, Irvine Jenn spent the past decade spreading the message of wellness. First with The San Francisco Wellness Initiative where she coordinated community partnerships for students related to medical care, wellness opportunities, and resources for low income and migrant students, and then with the San Mateo County Health System where she co-authored the county work-plan to the state, taught diabetes prevention classes in English and Spanish, and created wellness policies for school districts.

 

Jenn wanted to understand the physiological process of disease and decided to become a become a registered nurse. She graduated from City College of San Francisco where she was selected for a preceptorship on the HIV/AIDS ward at Laguna Honda hospital in San Francisco.  She is intuitive, enjoys listening and talking to others, and connecting with people. You can catch Jenn walking everywhere, usually with her husband Dave who she met in 6th grade, and searching for the perfect matcha latte.

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Ruth Hsu, MD

Psychiatrist

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Ruth Hsu is board-certified in Psychiatry. She received her BS in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Michigan, and completed her MD at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry at Stanford University where she served as a Chief Resident in her final year of training.

 

After residency, she spent a year working in a range of clinical settings from a county Emergency Psychiatric Service to a Residential Eating Disorder Program. She uses evidence based medicine to treat a wide range of conditions including depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, trauma, eating disorders, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, and psychosis.

 

Prior to her career in medicine, Dr. Hsu worked at Google in Sales and HR functions. Her experiences have drawn her to work for an innovative healthcare company with interdisciplinary collaboration and patient centered care.

 

Dr. Hsu was born and raised in Michigan. Outside of work she enjoys hiking and being outdoors, traveling (pre-COVID), trying new recipes, and spending time with friends.

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Josh Sampson, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

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Joshua is a passionate sports medicine physician who enjoys coming in to work each day. He views every day as a new opportunity to connect with patients and work towards achieving their goals. He looks for a unique approach to each patient that caters to their personality and lifestyle.

After nearly a decade of education beyond undergraduate, Joshua is proud to be board-certified in sports medicine. He has years of experience in sports medicine in a private practice orthopedic group. Joshua has worked with everyone from active individuals to professional level athletes, and  uses ultrasound for both diagnostic evaluation and interventions.

Joshua is a Bay Area native, and grew up in Marin County. He spends his free time with his wife, daughter, and son. He has a passion for fitness and is an active cyclist, runner, skier, snowboarder, and hiker.

BA, Economics, University of California at Davis

MD, Georgetown University

Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ), Sports Medicine, University of Utah

What makes me unique:

I’m a father, husband, son, brother, athlete, physician, reader, deep thinker, traveler, explorer, and adventurer.

Why do I practice healthcare:

I learn from my patients every day. I enjoy the collaborative process of working together to tailor the treatment to their personality, lifestyle, and goals.

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Jessica Tran, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Therapy/Coaching

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Tricia Kim Walsh, LMFT

Mental Health Manager

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Tricia Kim Walsh, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who holds 7 years of experience in the mental health field. Her areas of speciality are trauma, relational conflict, life transitions, grief and loss, self-exploration, anxiety, stress management and depression disorders. She is very passionate in collaborating with clients to help them achieve a well-balanced life and to better understand family dynamics and past traumas that may have lead to unwanted habits. She guides each client to feel empowered through psycho education, teamwork treatment plans and personalized solutions.Tricia held a successful private practice for over 3 years working with individuals, teens, families and couples. She has previously worked at Pleasant Hill Community Counseling Center, Oak Creek Counseling Center and the Student Health and Counseling Center of the California State University of East Bay.

 

Tricia was born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in “The OC”- Irvine. She obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology and a Paralegal Certificate from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA, and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology of Law from the University of California, Davis. When Tricia is not in the therapy room, she can be found singing in her women’s chorus, cooking, writing poetry, playing with her adorable cats or cheering at a Giants baseball game.

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Nathan Villarante, LMFT

Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist

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As an MFT licensed therapist in practice since 2011 Nathan has a background in crisis counseling and working with those experiencing acute mental illness.

He has experience working with adults, adolescents, and families in inpatient psychiatric and partial hospitalization outpatient settings, as well as providing individual therapy in the community. Taking a balanced evidence based and holistic approach to treatment, he makes use of CBT, Solutions Focused, and Client Centered modalities. Believing there are many inroads to healing, he procures a different approach for the needs of each client.

 

Nathan has built most of his individual practice around the treatment of anxiety, depression, crisis intervention, bipolar disorder, chemical dependency and couples therapy. In his own personal practice, Nathan is deeply involved with the indigenous spiritual practices of the Americas, primarily of North American Indian lineages. He earned his Master’s degree in transpersonal counseling psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a Bachelor’s in psychology at San Francisco State University.

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Raisa Garcia, Ph.D

 Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Raisa Garcia received her PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco (APA-accredited). She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Northern California Health Care System (APA- accredited) with emphases in outpatient integrated primary care and behavioral medicine, with minor rotations in couples therapy and inpatient consultation/liaison. She completed her predoctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School (APA-accredited) on the inpatient medical adult track (inpatient physical rehabilitation and inpatient consultation/liaison) with minors in inpatient integrated care and bariatric surgery.

 

Raisa’s previous experiences generally involve conducting assessments and therapy
with children, families, and adults with various medical conditions and physical
disabilities or injuries, along with co-morbid mental health diagnoses. She has an interest in mindfulness and health prevention, especially in helping people overcome barriers with healthy eating, exercise/movement, stress management, sleep, and effective communication.

 

Raisa likes dancing, hiking, and engaging in sports she’s not so good at. She also likes to write and read when not tired from all the physical activity. She looks forward to learning from others at Crossover Health and helping develop a very unique, innovative, and effective way of providing services, as to become a model for others.

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Gloria Lee, Ph.D

 Clinical Psychologist

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Gloria is a clinical psychologist who provides bilingual and multicultural psychotherapy at the Facebook HQ wellness center, and serves as the Emotional Support Animal Coordinator for Crossover Health. She maintains strong commitments to treating patients in their respective developmental life stages and cultural-ecological spaces. Gloria approaches mental health from a whole-health perspective, integrating knowledge from psychological and neurobiological research to help her patients connect better with themselves and their world. Her multimodal formulation and treatment techniques harness each patient’s intrinsic talents and resources to maximize their potential, and discover their best selves.

 

Over the last 15 years, Gloria has provided psychotherapy, psychodiagnostic evaluations, and consultation across inpatient, outpatient, community, and forensic settings. She consults as a Subject Matter Expert for the California State Board of Psychology, peer-reviews articles for a qualitative research journal, and is serving her eighth term on the Institutional Review Board at the University of San Francisco. Areas of expertise include posttraumatic stress, infant/child mental health, sex/sexuality, disabilities, LGBTQ+ issues, refugee/asylee issues, Asian diaspora, and animal-assisted therapy.

 

A third-generation San Francisco native, Gloria spends some of her free time training therapy dogs and volunteering in the community with her psychiatric service dog. Pre-pandemic, she enjoyed patronizing local underground music and fashion artists.


* BA, Psychology and LGBT Studies, UCLA
* PhD, Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
* Cultural Diversity Scholar, CSPP
* Academic Merit Scholar, CSPP
* Fellowship, CPP and ECMH, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
* Public Health Change Agent, City & County of San Francisco
* DCYF Mental Health Champion
* Recipient, Award for Early Career Mental Health Specialist, Santa Clara County
* Recipient, Award for Outstanding Service in the LGBT Community, Leadership and Community Life * Enhancement, Exemplary Leadership in Student Affairs, UCLA


What makes me unique:
During the peak of my musical training, I played three instruments (piano, violin, chinese zither), carried three vocal ranges (Sop II, A I, A II), and performed in three ensembles (chorale, chamber, octet).


Why do I practice healthcare:
I have a set of skills that lends themselves to the profession and the craft. I believe in investing in the next generation of clinicians, and I take pride in mentoring students and junior colleagues in the field.

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Alana Jacobs, PsyD.

Clinical Psychologist

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Alana is a cisgender, culturally-Jewish, female-identified psychologist who values the opportunity to connect deeply with other humans, and help with their journey of healing and feeling most authentically themselves. Her passion and experience lie in working with individuals and couples of diverse ethnicities, races, nationalities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. For the past 10 years, her clinical experiences have ranged from private practices and college counseling centers to an outpatient clinic and a state hospital. Alana brings warmth, acceptance, trust, and empathy into her work.

 

In addition to individual therapy, Alana is passionate about couples and group therapy and she has received advanced training in both, specifically in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy and interpersonal process groups. Alana’s work with individuals is informed by Gestalt, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, attachment theory, and mindfulness-based approaches. Always at the forefront is attuning to the client and integrating these modalities in a way that meets the unique needs of the person in front of her. Alana believes that in our early life or in times of great difficulty or trauma we do what is necessary to survive, and while these tactics were once essential for us to cope they can come to no longer serve us. Alana helps clients uncover how these tactics they once needed to employ may now be blocking their full aliveness, connection to their emotional experience, and ability to form deep, fulfilling, and sustained relationships with others. She accompanies clients in unpacking beliefs about themselves they may have internalized and helps them learn to relate to their thoughts differently. Alana also supports clients in processing emotions they may never have previously felt safe enough to explore, and she helps clients discover different ways of relating to themselves and others that are more nourishing.

 

Alana has always been drawn to the ocean and mountains, which is partly what led her to complete her BA at UC Santa Barbara, and her doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University in Oregon.

 

Originally from Bethesda (a suburb of Washington DC), Alana is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher and continues her own yoga practice as a student as well. She also enjoys dancing, painting, international backpacking, and other outdoor adventures.

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Maura Rodgers, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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Maura finds it incredibly rewarding working in a collaborative, supportive environment with equally passionate healthcare professionals, all with a common goal of supporting others to achieve optimal wellness. As an Integrative Health Coach, Maura has committed her career to passionately empower, support and guide individuals and teams to achieve healthier, more vibrant lives through a science-based, integrative, whole-body approach. She strongly believes everyone deserves to live and feel their healthiest which allows for personal and professional growth in every possible way.

 

Hailing from New Hampshire, Maura earned a BS in Nutrition & EcoGastronomy from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Pollenzo, Italy). She also completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Simmons College. She’s a Registered Dietitian, and was trained in clinical medical nutrition therapy at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. From her extensive clinical, academic, and workplace wellness experiences, she’s fallen in love with the art of tailoring nutrition science, behavioral change, and motivational interviewing techniques to each and every 1:1 nutrition counseling session. In addition to supporting her clients to achieve a vibrant work-life balance, she’s provided workplace wellness services to companies like Salesforce, Microsoft, McKinsey & Co., and Wayfair, and has performed critical research for the USDA as a Nutrition Research Associate. She’s witnessed hundreds of individuals exceed their nutrition and health goals and truly create a lifestyle centered around sustainable wellness—and there’s nothing that brings her more joy than that.

 

Away from work, Maura loves playing soccer, impromptu traveling, and cooking *mostly* healthy foods with her husband!

 

I take an integrative, whole body approach toward nutrition counseling that is personalized to every individual. I love to empower individuals to create the changes in their health that set them up for long term success. I’m a nutrition fanatic, sustainability enthusiast, and self-care advocate.

 

I was fortunate to be raised in a household where healthy eating and an active lifestyle were pillars of my upbringing. As I grew older, I realized how balanced nutrition and preventative wellness positively impacted every aspect of my life. This passion drove my desire to support individuals, families, and team offices to achieve the health, dietary, and lifestyle habits that allows them to celebrate a full, vibrant life.

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Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

Registered Dietitian Health Coach

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Focusing on a well-balanced, lifestyle approach to empowering clients to reach their goals through behavior modification and change is what Sarah strives to do every day. She feels that the body should be viewed as a whole and not separate parts. She has 13 years of experience working as a private practice dietitian specializing in weight management and sports nutrition. Pre-COVID, Sarah traveled extensively and was an avid scuba diver.

  • BA, Speech and Communications with an emphasis in Organizational Communications, San Francisco State University
  • BA, Spanish, San Francisco State University
  • Dietetics, University of Northern Colorado
  • MA, Family and Consumer Sciences, San Francisco State University
  • Dietetic Internship, San Francisco State University
  • Recipient, Excellence in Private Practice, Business, or Communications Award, California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Recipient, Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, Bay Area Dietetic Association and the California Dietetic Association
  • Recipient, Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award from California, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Published in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

What makes me unique:

I’m quirky and love to joke around. I am also very curious about life and learning new things.

Why do I practice healthcare:

I love empowering people to reach their goals and optimize their health through nutrition.

Physical Medicine

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Bryan Ghiossi, DPT

Physical Therapist, PM Manager

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Bryan is a bay area native who loves living in this community and is excited to be a part of the Crossover Health team at Facebook. He is passionate about helping people achieve their health and fitness goals and is thrilled to work with an interdisciplinary health team to maximize outcomes for his patients. While completing his undergraduate education at UC Santa Barbara, Bryan gained valuable experience in sport medicine, exercise testing and physical therapy. After graduation he became certified as a strength and condition specialist (CSCS) and worked as an assistant athletic trainer at a local high school.

 

Bryan went on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Samuel Merritt University in 2013. He is certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and also holds post graduate certifications in Fascial Movement Taping through Rock Tape and Myofascial Decompression techniques. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys spending time with his family, playing with his puppy and staying active through hiking, tennis and golf. He is an avid bay area sports fan, especially the chronically disappointing Oakland A’s.

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Linda Wu, LAc

Acupuncturist

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Scott Whitfield, LAc

Acupuncturist

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Scott is a Bay Area native, born and raised on the Mid-Peninsula in Redwood City, California. In 2003, he graduated from Five Branches Institute of Santa Cruz with a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM), and again in 2011 from Five Branches University of San Jose with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). He is nationally certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. Additionally, in 2006 Scott completed a Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP) certificate, and in 2014, earned a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner certificate.

 

Scott helped to launch a new Department of Acupuncture at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City hospital in 2007. He maintained a full-time clinical practice as the sole acupuncture practitioner there until 2016. To date, he has delivered over 35,000 acupuncture treatments in his busy clinical practice. From 2016-17, Scott worked and studied with Ming-Qing Zhu L.Ac. and company at his San Jose, California clinic. There, Scott worked with stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and other severe and debilitating neurological diseases. He received certification in Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture (ZSA) in July, 2017.

 

Starting in March 2019, Scott started treating Crossover Health clients at the Visa Health Center in Foster City, California. As a longtime practitioner who has worked in diverse settings, Scott truly appreciates the collaborative, professional yet relaxed and personal, and supportive feel of this company. Scott is especially fascinated by the application of Chinese medicine to difficult cases in pain management, neurology, and psychology. He truly enjoys this field because it has provided him with a lifelong opportunity to learn, grow, and apply powerful healing techniques to change the lives of his patients.

 

When not practicing acupuncture at work, Scott enjoys hiking, backpacking, and camping; playing various guitars, listening to music, cooking, reading, writing, gaming (role-playing, board, card, and video varieties); and practicing sitting/standing meditation.

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Michael Braccio, DC

Chiropractor

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While he has experience treating a variety of conditions, Michael has a particular interest in pain science, tendinopathies, and performance rehabilitation. His article on tendinopathy was featured in a publication for the American Chiropractic Association. He grew up playing sports which fueled his desire to help people move and perform better. Chiropractic is a field in which he feels he can help others who love movement to get out of pain and return to their activities and sports.

After graduating from chiropractic college, Michael decided that he wanted to specialize in rehabilitation and performance training. He went on to earn a Diplomate in Rehabilitation from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board, becoming one of only eight chiropractors in Washington state with this certification. Michael also has advanced certifications in a variety of techniques and systems, including Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), RockTape Kinesiology Taping, and Graston Technique. His approach to treatment involves combining these techniques to reduce pain and improve function.

On the off chance that Michael is not in the clinic, he can be found at the ice rink playing hockey or in the mountains snowboarding. He used to skateboard as well, but his affinity to board sports stops at the shore—water activities are not his thing. An avid reader of all sorts of nonfiction books, some of his current favorites include Antifragile and Thinking, Fast and Slow. Born in Abilene, Texas, Michael grew up in Seattle.

What makes me unique?

I’m one of the few people that play ice hockey (and the majority of the ones that I know are Canadian).

Why do I practice healthcare?

I enjoy being able to help people get out of pain and achieve their goals. Meeting with people, getting to know them, and then partnering with them to overcome barriers is the best part of working in healthcare.

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Deanna Marinucci, DPT

Physical Therapist

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Deanna loves working with a variety of people and learning about the ways different people heal. She enjoys being part of a team that improves a patient’s quality of life. Healthcare provides the opportunity to collaborate with many in order to achieve success for the individual.
Hailing from Caldwell, NJ, Deanna graduated from the University of Delaware and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. She started her career in orthopedics in Manhattan treating a variety of conditions from post-operative surgeries, sports-related injuries, neurological, acute, and chronic conditions.
She moved to San Francisco in 2019, and has enjoyed continuing to learn and grow as a physical therapist. Deanna is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is certified by the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI—focus on alignment and breathing) and in SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment).

As a former competitive swimmer, Deanna likes to keep busy outside of work and enjoys biking, surfing, hiking, running, and playing soccer.

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Chris Baker, DC

Chiropractor

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Chris was born in New York City and moved to Erie, Pennsylvania in kindergarten. Involved in sports from an early childhood, he grew up playing tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, football, and table tennis. In high school he ran cross country, indoor track, and played tennis. He attended Grove City College near Pittsburgh, PA where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular Biology in 2008. There he played Division III tennis where he was team captain his junior and senior years. Chris taught tennis at numerous tennis/country clubs throughout his schooling.

 

An internship at Ultimate Sports Medicine in San Francisco under Dr. Lenny Stein gave Chris a one-of-a-kind learning experience. The clinic had been in practice 25 years and treated the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Ballet, tennis professionals, and various Olympic athletes. After that internship and graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2011 from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA Chris began private clinical practice within Premiere Spine and Sport, where he still currently practices. In March 2018 he opened a satellite office within Trilogy, a fitness center, yoga studio, massage therapy, and sports chiropractic integrative center, in Los Gatos, CA.

 

Chris is excited to bring his experience and expertise to the Life@ Wellness Center where he will provide Chiropractic care for postural, repetitive motion, and sports/movement injuries. He enjoys motivating people to learn how to become pain free and move better by utilizing a combination of treatment modalities, including: myofascial, decompression, active release, and graston technique, as well as corrective exercises and joint adjustments/mobilizations.

 

When Chris is not treating patients he enjoys anything that involves life-long learning, healthy competition, and a social community – specifically: training his puppy Kitana, working out, running, hiking, playing tennis, pickleball, table tennis, badminton, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and strategy games – gotta train the body and the mind!

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John Mack, PT

Physical Therapist

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John strives to be a great physical therapist every day, prioritizing his desire to help, the ability to teach, and motivation to always get better. His approach is patient-centered and evidence-based, with sound clinical reasoning. His love of sports is what led him to his career in sports medicine; John earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on athletic training. While in school, he worked with collegiate athletes in the training room (and the sidelines) which gave him valuable hands-on experience with sports-related injuries. After college, he earned his master’s degree in Physical Therapy from CSU Sacramento, and has continued his education via professional courses throughout his career. In 2008, he became a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist after completing a year-long seminar through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS), and in 2009, he became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He’s been in private practice for eight years and worked with Stanford Health Care for six, treating a wide range of patients ranging from professional athlete to geriatric, and everything in-between. John enjoyed providing mentorship to residents at Stanford, and performing lectures regarding Lumbar Spine Evaluation, Cervical Spine Mobilization, Return to Sport, and Running Biomechanics. He’s also been a guest lecturer at Samuel Merritt University, educating on Return to Sport for the Upper and Lower Extremity. John has been happily married since 2005 and is the proud father of two wonderful children. In his free time, he enjoys jiu-jitsu, baseball, basketball, running, snowboarding, golf, and being active in general. He’s thrilled to be part of the Crossover Health team and looks forward to helping patients reach their goals.

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Dianna Lam, OD

Optometrist

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Dianna is a Bay Area native, born and raised in San Jose, California. She was eager to venture out of the Bay and attended UC San Diego where she earned her bachelor’s degree in General Biology with a minor in History. After spending four years in Southern California, it was time to move back home to the Bay Area.

 

Dianna obtained her doctorate degree in Optometry at UC Berkeley where she graduated with clinical honors. Her honors thesis focused on carotid artery disease and how it affects the eye. Her training includes: Meredith Morgan Eye Center at UC Berkeley, the Alameda Health System in both Oakland and Hayward, and the Veteran Affairs in Tacoma, Washington. She also completed a mission trip to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity).

 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to barre and spin classes, and spending time with family, friends, and her Jack Russell Terrier, Booboo.

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Gloria Kua

Optometry Assistant

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Gloria approaches her work with a passion to lead and a tenacious desire to help others achieve their health goals. Knowing she played a part in assisting someone to better their health, in the same way others have shaped hers, is very rewarding for her. In her last role she led her team to work more efficiently with the patient always being a priority.

Originally from Indonesia, Gloria is dreaming of her next vacation to Bali to see her family. In her free time, she loves to visit local nurseries to browse houseplants (and occasionally add to her growing collection). When she’s not plant shopping, she loves to drink iced coffees, explore new cities, try new restaurants, and plan weekend getaways with her husband.

Gloria obtained a BA in Business Administration from San Jose State University

What makes me unique:

My ability to connect with people of all ages and through all walks of life. I genuinely care for others and feel that even short interactions are opportunities to make a positive impact on someone’s day and life.

Why do I practice healthcare:

Working in healthcare has given me the ability to serve and show up for my community. Doing this work fuels my passion to continue learning about the different needs of people, especially in underserved communities. I’ll continue to assist and find ways to help in my personal and professional career while encouraging others to do the same.

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Karen Huynh

Optometry Assistant

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Karen is a motivated, hard-working and goal-oriented individual. When she sets a goal, she is determined to achieve it. Karen loves interacting with patients, listening to their stories, and assisting them in any way possible.

Karen has experience working as a medical assistant in an allergy clinic and urgent care settings. In addition, she has volunteered in numerous settings including MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and at Bay Area health centers in the Bay Area where she helped distribute COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Karen loves to explore and venture out. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, discovering new wineries, and catching sunsets.

BS, Biology (minor in Health Communication), The University of Texas at Austin

College Scholar (top 20% of class), The University of Texas at Austin

What makes me unique:

I have a lot of patience and understanding, and I thrive in diverse environments where I can meet people from various backgrounds. I can speak Vietnamese fluently. I am a first generation student and the first in my family to go into healthcare.

Why do I practice healthcare:

I want to be in a role where I can wake up every day and know that I am helping make a difference in my community.

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Jaclyn Hirabara

Project Manager

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Jaclyn enjoys her role as Project Manager because it allows her to help people every day. She earned her BA in Art History from UC San Diego, and her Masters in Pacific Art History from the University of Hawaii.

 

Originally from the Bay Area, Jaclyn spends some of her time away from work practicing the art of calligraphy.

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Nicole Brown, RN

Practice Director

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Nicole is a compassionate and driven nurse who strives to provide the best quality patient care. She is a firm believer in the power of healthy living and preventative healthcare. Her passion for nursing stems from a childhood memory of nurses providing her then hospitalized great-grandparents with amazing care and service. Since then, she has made it her mission to give back and do the same for patients in her own career.

 

Nicole was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. After high school, she relocated to Orlando with her family and graduated from nursing school. She is a first generation college graduate and has a younger brother and sister. In June 2014, she made the cross-country move back to San Francisco to advance her nursing career and was reunited with her childhood sweetheart. In her free time, Nicole enjoys SoulCyle, reading, cooking, eating acai bowls, and spending time with her cat Buster.

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Taylor Reddick, RN

Practice Manager

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Taylor is a team player and an avid go-getter with an extensive set of organizational perspectives and exceptional people skills. She embraces challenges, offers diverse experiences, and is always looking to make a positive impact. While getting her nursing degree, Taylor worked in the restaurant industry. During this time, she learned to excel in a fast-paced environment and developed excellent customer service skills. After graduating, Taylor worked as a Registered Nurse at a level one trauma center in Austin, Texas before moving back to the Bay Area where she worked at Stanford. She has gained experience in critical thinking and patient care as she has taken care of many individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

Taylor was born and raised in Campbell, CA. She attended college at the University of California, Davis and then transferred to Concordia University Texas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Taylor enjoys traveling to new places, playing with her dog Marley, attempting to recreate Pinterest recipes and planning her upcoming wedding.

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Alodie Crizaldo

Senior Operations Manager

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Alodie Crizaldo is a dedicated and ambitious individual born and raised in the Bay Area. She became interested in the health care field after volunteering several years in a variety of hospital and community clinic settings.
She has had years of customer service, administrative, and leadership experience which have honed her skills for delivering a new level of service within health care.
Outside of work, she loves staying active, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

As the Senior Clinical Operations Manager, Alodie will be responsible for ensuring an exceptional patient experience for every employee while supporting the day to day operations of the clinic.

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Anna Guzi

Operations Coordinator

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Anna is motivated, loyal, and committed Operations Coordinator with ten years of experience working with C-level executives. She thrives under pressure and is able to think on her feet, applying a calm and confident demeanor to her role.

 

Originally from London, Anna (and her two dogs) moved to the Bay Area with her husband. While in the UK, she worked in the sports industry (and is still a diehard fan of the Chelsea Football Club) and in legal telecoms.

 

Anna enjoys traveling and new adventures, volunteering at animal shelters, and horseback riding. The ample sunshine is helping her adjust to California living and she’s learning new things every day as she experiences the West coast culture.

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Lauren Macatiag

Operations Specilaist

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Lauren is a hard working and energetic individual who has a passion for helping others. Her interest in helping others started early as she was inspired to do so by those close to her. She has enthusiasm to learn new things no matter how difficult the task may be. Lauren is a fast learner and prides herself in her multitasking abilities. Throughout college, Lauren supported her education by working in the restaurant industry. While working in the restaurant industry, Lauren obtained skills like working in customer service, task prioritization, and working in a team environment. Postgrad, Lauren worked as a Service Coordinator for a home care agency. There she exercised her passion for gerontology by helping others while facilitating and coordinating excellent service between patients and caregivers.

 

Lauren was born and raised in Union City, CA. She attended college at San Jose State where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a minor in Nutrition & Food Science. She met many colleagues who inspired her to pursue an interest in health science administration which led her to the many accomplishments she has achieved this far. Some activities that Lauren enjoy include reading, hiking, and enjoying the company of her family and friends.

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Dimpal Patel

Mental Health Coordinator

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Dimpal is a driven and motivated individual who strives for excellence. She has utilized her communication skills in different avenues. She interned at Kaiser Permanente for six months. During that time, she learned how to multitask and build relationships with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. She also developed organizational and problem solving skills. Dimpal has a strong passion to promote and provide quality healthcare for everyone.

Dimpal Patel was born and raised in Stockton. She attended college at San Jose State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration. During her undergrad, she was involved in numerous organizations such as Health Leadership Organization, Health Science Honor Society, and Indian Student Organization. She is the first in her family to obtain a college degree. She is the middle child and attempts to strive to be a good role model for her younger brother. Some of the activities Dimpal enjoys are hiking, reading, and dancing. She also spends as much time as she can with her family and friends. Dimpal hopes to one day travel the world and see the beauty of other cultures.

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Kirk King

Physical Medicine Coordinator

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Kirk King is a compassionate and understanding individual who enjoys helping others on a daily basis. He aspires to be a Psychologist, working towards his degree in Psychology at South New Hampshire University.

Through the course of his life, Kirk has lived in many different cities, which gave him exposure to different communities and a better understanding of how to serve the Bay Area population. Kirk has developed strong problem solving skills as well as the ability to communicate effectively with people in a variety of backgrounds.

Outside of work Kirk enjoys listening to music, taking long drives, and playing video games.

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Meredith Keith

Primary Care Medicine Coordinator

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Meredith is a goal oriented, relationship driven, go-getter who loves to set the bar high for herself. She possesses a natural talent for communicating and connecting with individual’s. Meredith’s started her career at Lumina Communications a fast -paced environment and exposed her to various client engagements and marketing projects. Lumina Communications provided her with a real world understanding of how to be an effective communicator. Previously, she interned with two local Public Relations firms elevating and developing her communication skills. She was exposed to a variety of clients in different disciplines, which required her to utilize both written, verbal, and non-verbal communication practices.

Meredith’s ability to collaborate in a team environment stems from a childhood centered around playing soccer and transpired into being a collegiate athlete. Her love of sports strongly developed her teamwork skills and collaborative efforts to engage with others. She translated those skills into her professional life as well.

Meredith was born and raised in San Jose, CA. She attended college in Boston, Massachusetts where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication at Curry College. During her time at Curry she was a midfielder for the Women’s Curry Soccer Team for four years. Some of the activities Meredith enjoys doing in her free time are running in half marathons, traveling and spending weekends at the beach with her friends and family. She is always eager to embrace new ideas and experience and is extremely excited to join the Crossover team.

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Rebecca Mein

Host Manager

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Rebecca is a creative and passionate person who is always looking for the next challenge. She is a people person who exudes positive energy and understanding. She looks forward to trying to solve problems in a smooth and efficient manner. She has experience in the hospitality industry and the event industry for the past four years where she learned that customer service is quintessential to success.

Working primarily with high end clientele has taught her immense patience and given her the ability to perform under pressure. Rebecca was the leader in massage membership sales during her time at a massage therapy center while she attended college and interned at a San Francisco based interior design firm. Upon graduation, Rebecca entered the event design industry where she helped grow the South Bay/Carmel/Monterey territory using her sales experience and artistic background. She worked with a wide range of clientele (brides, venues, caterers, florist, planners, etc.) with their tabletop design layouts and managed all nonprofit accounts. Rebecca was born and raised in Menlo Park, CA and attended college at nearby San Jose State University. At SJSU, she double majored in Art History and Creative Arts graduating with honors.

Travel was the main motivation in Rebecca’s college interests, having travelled extensively in childhood as well as in adulthood. She is the middle child with a very close older and younger sister. Art is obviously a huge interest for her, from creating to analyzing. She loves being outdoors and around animals any chance she gets.

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Alex Swan

Host

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Alex Swan is a dedicated and passionate individual who strives to uplift and encourage people. He loves building deep relationships and has a sense of care for others that portrays his loyalty. He adapts quickly and embraces new challenges with a positive attitude. Alex continues to draw from his communication degree with each role he takes on. After graduating in 2015, he worked in various positions at NBCSports, most recently as an audio engineer.

 

Alex grew up in Sacramento, CA with a younger sister, who continues to inspire him each day. He attended Dominican University of California in San Rafael, CA which kept him in the Bay Area following graduation. Some activities he enjoys are fitness, sports, reading, and investing. His love for golden retrievers began at an early age and has no bounds. He looks forward to each opportunity to spend time with his family dog, Tyson.

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Rainalene Tolentino 

Host

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A recent college graduate, Rainalene implements her eye for detail and communication skills every day in her role as Host. She believes that a healthier lifestyle promotes a higher quality of life. Born in the Philippines and raised in the Bay area, Rainalene has an appreciation for Crossover’s diverse patient community, and interacting with everyone equally gives her a sense of achievement. In her free time, Rainalene enjoys playing tennis and softball.

What makes me unique:
I am a creative individual who has a passion for cooking and enjoys eating a variety of foods. I also have an eye for the good in people and a positive attitude towards each individual.

Why do I practice healthcare:
Working in healthcare for Crossover gives me an opportunity to learn and improve my knowledge about health and patient care.

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Aseel Khalil

Host

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Jessica Li

Host

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Check back in soon to read more about Jessica!

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Hamid Ghori

Host

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Hamid always gives 110% because his goal is to go above and beyond. He gets satisfaction from seeing a smile on the faces of the people he helps. It is important to him that every patient feels taken care of.

Hamid brings six years of customer service experience to his role with Crossover. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, his parents are originally from Afghanistan. In his free time he likes to play sports, exercise, and spend time with family and friends.

BS, Kinesiology, San Jose State University

What makes me unique:

I am always reading about current and world events—friends call me the news source. At home I speak English and Dari (which is the main language of Afghanistan).

Why do I practice healthcare:

I was drawn to this position because of Crossover Health’s unique approach. Patients speak highly of the care they receive, and that makes me want to be part of the company and their mission.

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Luan Luong

Host

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Luan is very detail-oriented and efficient. He likes helping people avoid long wait times and frustrating experiences. He wants to make the patient visit as smooth as possible.

His background includes working with wildlife in a rehabilitation setting. He spent a year as an intern, learning and teaching others about the rehabilitation of all kinds of wildlife such as various birds, possums, squirrels, etc. He specifically worked with birds of prey, dealing with hawks and owls.

Originally from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, Luan immigrated here with his family in 1999. He has been in San Jose/the Bay Area ever since. COVID has made it a lot more difficult to travel and spend time outside the house, but he hopes to travel to Japan and Korea in the near future. He loves spending time with his girlfriend of almost six years, and enjoys playing video games with his friends online. Luan has recently taken a deep dive into niche hobbies, such as building his own computer and keyboard. (Yes, a custom keyboard. Yes, he knows it’s nerdy.)

BS, Environmental Studies (minor in Restoration and Resource Management), San Jose State University

What makes me unique:

I can speak conversational Cantonese. I can move my ears independently of each other. I am passionate about the environment and wildlife. I like helping people and making people laugh.

Why do I practice healthcare:

When I heard about Crossover and this role, I knew it was going to be fulfilling. It allows me to have a positive impact on people every day.

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Christopher Ortega

Host

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Christopher enjoys working in healthcare because it gives him the opportunity to share health-related information that can benefit the quality of life for a variety of individuals.

Originally from the Bay Area, he earned his BS in Kinesiology from San Jose State University.
Outside of work, Christopher likes to spend some of his free time strength training.