Crossover Health @ San Tomas
2371 Owen St.
Santa Clara, CA
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
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Your team at San Tomas

When you start down the path to health and wellness, it’s great to know your team will be with you all the way providing expert knowledge, timely motivation, and even a little inspiration. We share a passionate belief in the power of relationships and look forward to meeting you!

  • Steve Nemirov, DO
    Primary Care

    Steve has thirty years of experience devoted to high quality, personalized care. He believes that excelling in communication, and establishing relationships is crucial if you truly want to make a difference in people’s lives. The Crossover model of health care emphasizes this personal connection which is often lacking in other healthcare environments.He believes that one has to be Self Aware and knowledgeable about the Mind Body connection in order to optimize health. Years of treating chronic illnesses has reinforced the importance of prevention in the form of healthy lifestyle habits. Beyond the known benefits of fitness and nutrition his focus is assuring that one has balance in their lives. He feels this is vital in this high paced, technologically advanced culture.Steve grew up in a family of Artists in Queens, New York. A strong desire to help otherscombined with a fascination of the human body led him to medical school in Des Moines,Iowa. From there he completed an Internal Medicine residency at Yale University. When not caring for patients you can find him biking in the hills above his home in Los Gatos or enjoying the natural beauty, wineries and restaurants in the Bay Area. He believes in maintaining a high level of fitness, and making sure that every day includes time to relax and have fun.

  • Leena Badhwar, MD
    Primary Care

    Leena has always been motivated to help people in need. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine and her primary goal has always been to establish strong rapport with her patients. Her broad skill set comes from being exposed to a variety of cultures and a multitude of clinical situations in variable settings. After completing medical school in India, she continued her education in the United States. Moving to New York for her internship, she relocated back to San Francisco to complete her Residency in Internal Medicine. Leena believes that an integrated approach is vital for overall wellness and has extensive experience in providing patient centered care and looks forward to serving as your partner in healthcare. Leena was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She excelled academically and always had a passion for science which led to her pursuing a career in medicine. She enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and spending time with her two children and dog.

  • Leslie Luff, BSN, RN
    Practice Manager

    Leslie is an experienced Registered Nurse with over 20 years of health care delivery experience. She began her career at Stanford Hospital where she worked as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, physician liaison, and PACU nurse. She later gained experience in several specialities including cardiology, orthopedic spine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, and ambulatory surgery. Leslie brings her love of serving and caring for others to her role as the practice manager, responsible for the day-to-day clinical management of the health center. She will help ensure your visit to the health center combines the highest quality of care with an exceptional experience. Leslie is a California girl who was born in Malibu and raised in Menlo Park where she still resides today. She finds great satisfaction in working with people to help them reach their full potential. She is an active mom who enjoys baking, pilates, tennis, and is a huge football and baseball fan! She can often be found helping with her daughter’s crew team or trying to keep up with her son on a dirt bike.

  • Rebecca Lee, BSN RN
    Practice Lead
    Rebecca was born in Southern CA and raised in San Jose, CA. She attended San Jose State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. During her free time, Rebecca enjoys being outdoors whether it is hiking, running, traveling and spending time with her daughter and family. Some of her favorite hiking spots include The Narrows at Zion National park in Utah, Mt. Tamalpais and Alamere Falls. 
     
    Rebecca is a registered nurse who has worked in a variety of acute, chronic and community health settings over the past 4 years. Her passion is patient education and being able to provide patient-centered care with a full heart. She’s has varied experiences working in  Community/Home health, Dialysis and the Labor & Delivery unit at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. It was an amazing experience to provide selfless care to expectant mothers who had limited health knowledge and coverage at such a personal and vulnerable time in their life. All these experiences have equipped her with the knowledge, skills and care to provide for the patients at Crossover Health. 
  • Allison Hale, MSN, BSN, RN, LVN
    Registered Nurse

    Allison is a driven and motivated individual who strives for excellence. She loves communicating and building relationships with people. She is a fast learner who loves to be challenged. Allison has been climbing the educational ladder for the last ten years, beginning with her LVN, RN, BSN and most recently, MSN. She has been working in Palo Alto Medical Foundation since 2007 as a float nurse and nurse educator, utilizing her communication skills and ability to adapt to different situations on a moment’s notice. She also has experience working as a nurse educator at a local company teaching continuing education to a diverse group of nurses and certified nursing assistants, strengthening her public speaking skills and ability to create an engaging classroom and teaching atmosphere. Allison was born and raised in Los Altos, CA. She attended college at Grand Canyon University where she received her Master’s degree in Nursing, emphasis in education. Some activities Allison enjoys are running, reading, hiking and traveling. She also spends her free time with her two golden retrievers, Reiley and Finnley.

  • Becca Fung, DPT, OCS
    Physical Therapist

    Becca received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California after obtaining her B.S. in Exercise Science from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist who enjoys engaging patients with a holistic approach. Being an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, California Physical Therapy Association and holding elected national and state level positions has allowed her to advocate for her patients in multiple avenues. She was named one of the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2015 “Emerging Leaders.” Educating individuals about their injuries as a movement specialist while helping them reach their goals continue to be Becca’s primary purpose with each personal interaction with her patients. She enjoys constantly learning and loves the culture of collaboration and integrated care at Crossover. Becca has a certification in Prenatal & Postpartum Physical Therapy and loves empowering women during this phase of life. She enjoys leading an active, healthy lifestyle while enjoying all the Bay area has to offer with her husband, Andrew and dog, Ryder.

  • Taylor Griffith, DC
    Chiropractor

    Taylor Griffith is a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic devoted to providing a high level of care to each patient. Dr. Griffith is a genuine and passionate provider that uses a variety of techniques and the latest research to optimize one’s health. His clinical approach is strongly focused on patient centered care with an emphasis on improving the individual’s mobility and function. His goal is to have patients leave with a greater knowledge of their dysfunction or injury and give them the tools to help them prevent further injury. Dr. Griffith was raised in the Pacific Northwest where he attended Western Washington University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science. He then moved to Northern California to attend Life Chiropractic College West where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic. As an avid athlete himself, Taylor values the ability to return to what you love doing through the best care possible as fast as possible. When he isn’t helping people move better he enjoys lifting weights, cycling, yoga, and hiking with his mini-labradoodle Koa.

  • Irwin Tjiong, LAc
    Acupuncture

    Irwin bridges the gap between the corporate, medical, and human services worlds with his diverse set of complementary skills and experiences. He values translating Eastern medical philosophy and practices to Western audiences to better address the ailments of today’s workforce. Raised by MD parents in the Netherlands, Irwin’s early upbringing centered on nurturing the body, mind, and spirit with curiosity, compassion, and balance. Firmly rooted in these beliefs – and having earned a Master’s in Business Administration – he has branched out to live and work for software and financial corporations across Asia, Europe, and the United States. After assisting in the 2004 Asian Tsunami relief efforts, Irwin transitioned to the healing arts, earning a Master’s in Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a nationally and California licensed acupuncturist and has served on the Board of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). He is currently a member-at-large of the 2020 Bay Area Task Force of the American Heart Association and lives in El Cerrito with his wife and 2 – very young – children.

  • Brendon Rearick, CFSC
    Strength Coach

    Brendon’s personal mission is to spread the positive by-products of coaching and movement by using strength and conditioning as his platform. As a member of the Crossover care team, he is on a mission to make physical activity the new “most commonly prescribed drug.” With a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Brendon got his start at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC) in Woburn, MA. The growth-focused environment at MBSC motivated Brendon in a way he had never experienced. Over a few short years he progressed to become the Program Director and earned his massage therapy license. Soon thereafter, he started an education company with four co-workers – Certified Functional Strength Coach. In just three years, CFSC has certified over 3,000 trainers in over 20 countries. Now a California resident, Brendon travels and coaches often for Certified Functional Strength Coach, and has recently become an active speaker at the Perform Better summit conferences. With an inexhaustible drive to learn more, practice his craft, and be the best version of himself, Brendon dedicates his free time to continuing education, dancing with his 3-year old daughter, reading, writing, and enjoying in the outdoors.

  • Allison Tanner, CFSU
    Strength Coach

    Allison developed a passion for strength and conditioning when she started training to play Division 1 field hockey at Quinnipiac University located in Hamden, CT. While she attended school she was diagnosed with a brain infection that changed her career path and life plan. She began to realize that health should be a priority and that taking care of your body can sometimes be the best form of medicine. She earned her degree in Health Sciences from Quinnipiac University in May of 2017 and completed several internships before earning her CSCS in 2018. She also has an FMS certification. Allison believes that exercise is much more than just getting strong or getting fit. She believes that exercise can help improve health status, movement patterns, prolong life expectancy, as well as build confidence. Outside of the gym, Allison loves to continue to educate herself as much as possible by reading and spending time with other fitness professionals. She also enjoys going to the beach and traveling.

  • Olivia Egan-Rudolph, CFSU
    Strength Coach

    With a degree in Environmental Science and Political Theory, Olivia’s career path towards fitness wasn’t liner. Motivated by her desire to effect change in underserved communities, she took a job in the nonprofit sector after graduation but quickly encountered burnout. Long-hours, and emotionally taxing and poorly rewarded work were commonplace. Self-care was seen as a guilty pleasure, a once-in-a-while feel good luxury instead of an individual and organizational necessity. While sacrificing one’s health in service of a cause is a common narrative in the nonprofit sector, Olivia thought it was time to change the status quo. She started a practice of radical self-care that ultimately lead her to pursue a career in fitness. Movement became an act of self-preservation, not an indulgence. As a high school and college athlete, Olivia developed a passion for sport at an early age. It wasn’t until her early-twenties that she realized that movement was indispensable and inseparable from her physical and mental well-being. Now she’s on a mission to spread the positive by-products of movement using strength and conditioning as her platform. As an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Functional Strength Coach, Olivia believes that physical activity should be fun, easily accessible and effective. She’s a devoted practitioner who believes that exercise is medicine for the body and the mind. Olivia splits her time between San Jose and Santa Cruz coaching athletes who range in ability and sport. Olivia dedicates her free time to practicing her craft and continuing education. She’s an outdoor enthusiast who prefers the company of trees to the cityscape. She competes in middle and long distance running races and biathlons.

  • Gigi McGill
    Massage Therapist

    Gigi McGill is Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and enjoys customizing sessions for her patients. She has worked with patients with past injuries, chronic pain due to emotional or physical stress, migraines, headaches, and vertigo. She enjoys educating clients of the benefits of regular therapeutic massage and as a part of this; she gives her patients guided plans in place so that the results can help heal chronic issues. Gigi specializes in different modalities such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, pre and post natal massage. Outside of the clinic Gigi loves to travel, spend time with family and volunteer at Stanford hospital with cancer patients. Gigi also likes to make her own vegan and holistic body and health care products that she uses in her sessions at her private practice.

  • Valentina Del Olmo, MA, LCSW
    Behavioral Health

    Valentina is an experienced clinician who specializes in helping clients to overcome the feeling of not being good enough. She is certified in the work of Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW on shame and the importance of vulnerability in creating a meaningful life and relationships. She uses the TEAM Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to provide effective treatment for depression, anxiety, relationship problems and habit/addiction struggles. Valentina pursues continued development of her clinical skills through participation in weekly consultation groups and TEAM CBT trainings facilitated by Dr. David Burns, author of Feeling Good, The Feeling Good Handbook and When Panic Attacks. She worked with many highly educated, successful individuals who have found that professional accomplishments did not result in the personal fulfillment and happiness they expected. Valentina was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is proud of her mixed cultural heritage and identifies as a woman of color. She arrived in the Bay Area to attend Stanford University as an undergraduate in the early days of the Silicon Valley and has lived in the area off and on ever since. She is an avid college football fan with Stanford Football season tickets. However, Valentina also refers to herself as “a recovering Stanford student” to acknowledge her daily effort to let go of perfectionism and live an authentic, wholehearted life. She enjoys reading historical fiction and, on vacations, you will usually find her browsing antique stores, fabric stores and bookstores.

  • Andrea Che, PhD
    Behavioral Health

    Andrea Che, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about providing empathic support and creating a safe space for individuals to discuss important issues and challenges that arise. She helps her clients to gain imperative life skills needed to navigate through difficult situations that cause significant distress, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflicts, and others. She integrates and utilizes evidence-based interventions in her practice, tailoring them to each individual’s needs. Dr. Che provides clinical services in English and Mandarin. Dr. Che obtained her B.A. in Psychology/Cognitive Sciences at UC Irvine and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. She completed her Predoctoral Internship at Wasatch Mental Health in Utah, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UC Davis Medical Center. Prior to joining Crossover Health, she provided clinical care in community mental health, psychiatric inpatient, hospital clinics and integrated healthcare settings for culturally diverse clientele across the lifespan. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. Some of her hobbies include outdoor activities and sports, playing the piano, trying new cuisines, watching comedies, and exploring art museums when traveling.

  • Brittany Murray, MPH
    Health Coach

    Brittany has a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that she looks at how all areas of your life are connected. Brittany will help you navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice in order to determine what choices are beneficial for you. She acknowledges that people tend to hang onto what they know and what has given them a sense of safety. While working together, you will create a safe, peaceful environment that will empower you to bring forth a newfound sense of confidence bringing you back to balance –physically and mentally. Together you will uncover how all parts of your life affect your wellness, develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, learn to listen to your body, and implement these lasting changes. Brittany was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C where she earned a Masters in Public Health. Brittany is the middle child of a very close knit family which she considers her best friends and misses them all being in New York. In her spare time, she loves to workout, attend yoga classes, cook and anything that involves the beautiful California weather.

  • Fazila Malik, OD
    Optometrist

    Dr. Fazila Malik graduated from UC Davis and completed her Doctor of Optometry degree with honors from UC Berkeley. She has trained at the VA hospitals in Miami, FL and Portland, OR as well as at OMNI Eye Services, a tertiary ophthalmology practice. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and The California Optometric Society; she is certified to treat glaucoma and a variety of other eye medical conditions. Dr. Malik is a native of the Bay Area and currently resides in the Peninsula with her husband and son. She is enjoying the adjustment to life as a new mom and enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She has recently become interested in cooking and strives to be the hostess with the mostest!

  • Nickolas Paramo
    Lead Host

    Nick is a result-oriented and goal-driven individual who is excited to continue his career in the health care field. He loves to stay busy and active, both at work and during his free time. Over the past few years, Nick has demonstrated his skillset in a number of different environments within the focus of physical rehabilitation. Due to having experience with both inpatient and outpatient facilities, he is used to working with a wide range of various personalities and ages. In his last place of employment, Nick worked as the Head Aide for a small team of physical therapists and assistants. Nick was born and still lives in San Jose, CA. He attended high school at Bellarmine Preparatory and college at Sonoma State University. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree within the field of Kinesiology. During his free time, Nick enjoys spending time outside, live music, watching movies, and hanging with his dogs named Remi and Bruce.

  • Selena Sierra
    Host

    Selena is an easygoing yet extremely hardworking individual. She enjoys facing new challenges and overcoming them in the work that she does. She loves getting to know new people and making friends. Selena was born and raised in San Clemente, CA where she learned to love the beach and outdoors. She attended college at San Jose State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a minor in Nutrition and Food Science. Selena enjoys going to concerts, working out, cooking, and DIY activities.

    During her time in college, she gained experience working in the retail/customer service industry for two years at the Spartan Bookstore. In addition, she taught special education high school students about health through her internship with Goodwill. She also volunteered as a Peer Health Educator at San Jose State University’s Wellness Center. Over this time, Selena improved and gained a wide variety of skills such as communication, patience, adaptability, and leadership.

  • Shannen Mach
    Host

    Shannen Mach is a passionate and dedicated individual that takes pride in her work ethics. She strives to ensure her patients have a positive experience. Shannen has always been intrigued with food and made the commitment to work in the fine dining industry for the last three years. In result of being in the hospitality industry for over seven years, she is very detail oriented and enjoys creating client relationships. She enjoys working in fast-paced environments that allows her to collaborate with others. Shannen loves to be challenged and believes that every day is a learning experience!

    Shannen Mach was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She attended college at San Jose State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences with a concentration in sports nutrition. She is the first generation in her family to obtain a college degree. In her free time, she loves watching the Golden State Warriors, traveling and trying the newest food spot!

  • Melissa Hann
    Referral Coordinator

    Melissa is a high-energy individual who thrives best in social settings. Melissa is more than a morning person, she is an all day person with a happy and helpful attitude. She enjoys working in environments that challenge her and allow her to collaborate with different personalities. Opportunities to express creativity and explore new ideas are important to her. She is self-motivated and tackles new projects with enthusiasm. Her extensive experience in fast-paced customer service makes her a great fit for the Crossover team and their clients. Melissa was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University. During that time, her experiences include internships and volunteer work that gave her the opportunity to work with Special Olympic athletes and various age groups. Melissa also enjoys cooking and is constructing her own book of recipes. Bikram yoga is her favorite method of relaxation and physical activity. Most of all, she loves spending leisure time outdoors with her dog Izze.

  • Paul Estioko
    Referral Coordinator

    Paul is an amiable and adventurous individual with the personal goal to make at least one person smile a day. Meeting new people, delving into new experiences and places, and attempting to find comfort during uncomfortable situations are a few things he finds joy in. Ever since Paul was old enough to work, he began learning and fostering invaluable skills from working in varied industries – education, restaurant, fine arts, and rehabilitation to name a few. Paul was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1997 and is the youngest of six children. He attended college at San Jose State University where he was Cum Laude and received his Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science and also minored in Kinesiology. Outside of the clinic, He is also a “triple threat.” Paul is a professional performer who sings, acts, and dances for theatre, film, and private events around the Bay Area and abroad. Paul also is a Hula/Tahitian dancer, loves comic books, and believes stickers are too much commitment.

  • Anastasia Alvarez
    Marketing Specialist

    Anastasia has a gift for relationship building which she has honed in a variety of clinical settings over her working experience. In her role as host, Anastasia is the first person to greet you and help you feel welcome as you begin the care experience. She also helps with any patient service issues, including coordinate appropriate follow up. She was fortunate to work and gain experience while in various medical clinics ranging from a surgery office to a physical therapy clinic. Anastasia is a San Francisco native and a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California. Anastasia loves San Francisco and continues to enjoy exploring and finding hidden gems the the city has to offer. She has a goal to visit every stadium in the NFL and MLB. She has a passion for sports, including both the Giants and 49ers. She previously served as a 49ers Fan ambassador where she provided game day customer service for 5 seasons. When not working she enjoys traveling and hanging with friends and family.

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