Carolyn Seen, MD
After graduating from Dartmouth Medical School, Carolyn came to the Bay Area to do her internship/residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She has enjoyed a marvelous medical odyssey which has given her opportunities to practice in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. The breadth of this experience has resulted in a deepened appreciation for the social, emotional, physical and cultural nuances that make each patient’s story unique. Carolyn is an empathic listener who renews her goal each day to be better, to do better. While she marvels at the promise of emerging therapeutics and technologies to improve the quality of
people’s daily lives and to transform health care delivery systems, she remains firmly grounded in the “old school” truism, perhaps most famously stated by Sir William Osler, that “it is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.” The approach of coordinating services in an accessible fashion is not only sensible, butnecessary. Thus, it is with great excitement that the adventure continues in the healing spaces at Crossover. Among Carolyn’s favorite mindfulness activities are: singing with the choir and practicing on her yoga mat. And, of course, for finding her center, she is found happily throwing at the potter’s wheel!
Jeff Peterson, MD
Dr. Jeff Peterson is an Emergency Medicine/Sports Medicine Physician with Primary Care experience. He received his B.A. from the University of California
at Berkeley and M.A. and M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed a Surgical Internship, Emergency Medicine Residency, and Sports Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University Hospital. He also completed a Cardiovascular / Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. From 2001 through 2016 he was on Clinical Faculty at the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, California. Dr. Peterson has assisted in the medical care of several Bay Area Professional Sports Teams, professional athletes, and as a race physician and medical director for numerous endurance races across the globe. He served as the lone physician for the movie Running the Sahara, where three extreme athletes endured grueling conditions while becoming the first runners to cross the Sahara Desert. He was also honored to serve as physician for His Holiness the Dalai Lama during trips to San Francisco. He is committed to an integrative approach to medical care and is an avid triathlete, completing three Ironman triathlons and numerous Alcatraz triathlons.
Leslie Luff, BSN, RN
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.
Tami Leung, RN
Tami is an energetic and compassionate individual who takes prides in providing excellent customer service and patient care. She earned her nursing degree from California State University, San Marcos. She has worked in various health fields such as home health, oncology, intensive care, and public health. Tami had the opportunity to work with the community and local hospitals in Vietnam where she fell in love with patient education and preventative health care. Before her nursing career, she worked in the business industry and earned her Marketing degree from the University of Michigan.
Tami is a Michigan native and moved to sunny California in 2008. Since then, she has settled her roots in the south bay and enjoys yoga/pilates and spending time with her family and friends.
Marybeth is an upbeat and dedicated individual who strives for growth and excellence. She loves communicating and working with people, and highly values building relationships. She is reliable and thrives on learning and expanding her knowledge in from experiences. Marybeth has demonstrated her communication skills in many different avenues. She worked in the retail and student learning industry for over three years. During that time, she learned to balance many tasks while attending school and build trusting relationships with customers from diverse backgrounds. During college, she also interned with Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and education services to several communities. She worked closely with the Volunteer Services and Human Resources Departments and enjoys volunteering whenever she can.
Marybeth was born in San Jose, CA and raised in Manteca, CA. She attended college at San Jose State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a concentration in Health Services Administration. In her free time, she enjoys watching watching movies, hiking, and spending time with her family and boyfriend. She also spends as much time as she can spoiling her energetic Pitbull and Chihuahua mixed dog named Spike.
Elaine is a highly dedicated and compassionate individual who strives to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of others. Elaine graduated with honors from San José State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She has worked in the healthcare field for years and has prior experience in patient satisfaction and community health outreach. Her previous positions at a non-profit cancer research organization and Stanford University’s Asian Liver Center has allowed her to promote health and wellness among a range of people.
When Elaine isn’t working, she is spending time with her loved ones, exploring the great outdoors, or mixing up a batch of desserts in the kitchen. She also enjoys traveling and hopes to be able to visit as many destinations as she can in her lifetime. She’s up for any adventure and is excited to help patients venture on their own personal wellness journey here at Crossover.
Jillian is a dedicated and compassionate individual who has always found joy in helping others. To turn this passion into a career, she pursued a degree in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine. After graduating in 2017, Jillian moved back home to the Bay Area with a dream to give back to her own community that she grew up in. Throughout her past roles in customer service and patient care, she has gained valuable experience in communication, critical thinking, and multitasking. Jillian believes it is important to be conscientious and empathetic in order to provide patients with the best care possible, and will always strive to ensure that patients stay healthy and happy.
Jillian spends most of her time in her hometown of San Jose with her family, friends, and her dog, Jet. On the weekends, you’ll usually catch her getting her cardio in at the mall or fulfilling her boba cravings. As for the future, Jillian hopes to one day be the director of an employee wellness program and make her mark in public health.
Conrad Young, PT
Conrad graduated from Physical Therapy School in Auckland, New Zealand and has subsequently completed additional training in the 18 month long Folsom Physical Therapy Manual Therapy training, completed mutliple parts of the McKenzie method for mechanical diagnosis, training in the Ola Grimsby Institute Long Term training, become a Certified “Whole Body” Active Release Technique Practitioner, and attended multiple short courses on everyting from neural mobilization techniques to sports conditioning. Conrad has also been part-time faculty of the Auckland Institute of Technology Sports Medicine Dept as well as the Hayward Kaiser Long-term Residency program.
Outside of his occupation, Conrad is an avid multi-sport participant especially with Triathlons. He has run everything from Sprint to Ironman distance races. He is also a USAT Certified Triathlon Coach, Vice President of the Palo Alto Run Club, and a general fitness enthusiast. One usual interest is his special skill as an apiarist (a fancy word for a beekeeper) which he maintains on the weekends.
Vanessa Nordin, DC
Dr. Vanessa is excited to bring her five years of private practice expertise to Crossover. As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP) and CrossFit Level 1 Coach, she has had opportunities to treat athletes from the Olympic level in weightlifting and volleyball, to avid CrossFit participants. She herself has a passion for athletics as she has competitively played soccer, softball, volleyball, track, crew, and rugby. She also has a passion for women’s health during pregnancy and postpartum to ensure a healthy pregnancy, birth and return to physical activity.
Dr. Vanessa believes that a combination of evaluation and correction of each individual’s movement patterns, posture and nutrition will greatly enhance the positive results of her work as a chiropractor. She takes a personal investment in your health when you work with her, and she continuously drives to stay current with techniques and research.
On her time off, you can find her in a CrossFit gym, playing outdoor soccer, snowboarding or hiking the South Bay hills. She loves to stay active, but always finds time to enjoy her family and friends.
Brendon Rearick, CFSC
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
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.
Rachel Combs, LAc
Rachel was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and has made Santa Cruz her long time home. She obtained her Bachelors of Science from UC Santa Cruz and later earned her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University also in Santa Cruz. Rachel’s health care philosophy is firmly rooted in compassion and cultivated by a love of modern and ancient medical knowledge. Rachel’s clinical expertise in the safe and effective use of acupuncture techniques is matched by her previous experience working in an integrated care environment. She believes this is the best environment to help patients get well and stay healthy.
Rachel’s life philosophy includes giving back, and she regularly teaches on topics like mind / body balance and stress reduction while still volunteering free acupuncture services for organizations like Women Care and Santa Cruz Homeless Shelter. She has a strong love of nature, friends and family with the resulting belief that being outdoors is an important addition to a balanced, happy, and meaningful life.
Born and raised in the south bay area Jennifer received her BA from Humboldt State University before deciding massage was the path she wanted to follow. Jennifer is a Nationally certified massage therapist and has been practicing massage for 20 years. In those years she has over 1000 hours of training as well as being trained as a Pilates instructor in the Polestar method.
Jennifer designs each session based on client goals and needs. Whether you completed your first Spartan race, need to de stress or just want to have the kinks worked out, Jennifer can provide a massage to help you reach your goals. Jennifer utilizes many techniques including deep tissue, cranial sacral, myofascial release, and cupping. Jennifer believes that how we take care of ourselves today influences how we age.
Outside of work she spends time in the gym, playing with her three dogs and cooking meals from her garden.
Maxine Yeung, MS, RD, CPT
Maxine is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. Her interest in nutrition started with her first career as a pastry cook. Passionate about cooking, she longed to have a better understanding of how different foods affect the body. She pursued her curiosity, completing her dietetic internship and masters in clinical nutrition through New York University, and worked in a variety of settings from hospitals to gyms. Speaking with Maxine, you quickly learn she is truly client-centered and focuses on a positive mindset. She believes in a balanced lifestyle and is dedicated to helping you find a realistic way to achieve your health goals.
Maxine was born and raised in Maryland and moved to the Bay Area seeking access to nature after living in New York City for nine years. She loves anything outdoors, especially stand up paddling, hiking and running, and dreams of becoming a ski bum. When she is indoors, you will find her baking, crafting and spending time with her family.
Ross Nelson, PsyD
Ross obtained his bachelors in psychology from Santa Clara University and later his Doctorate in Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. Ross completed both his pre-doctoral internship year and post-doctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente. He then went on to work for Kaiser for an additional 2.5 years where he continued to work amongst an integrative team supporting adult clients. He is interested in research-based interventions and has developed a specialty in treating anxiety, improving cognition, increasing performance, and reducing stress.
Ross was born and raised in San Diego, but has made the Bay Area his home for the past 14 years. He considers himself a “foodie,” enjoys playing as well as watching various sports, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife and friends. As an extension to his clinical practice Ross is experienced in guided mindfulness practices, interpersonal effectiveness, and integrating tech opportunities with client services.
Nina Kalus, PsyD
Nina is a licensed clinical psychologist who is dedicated to supporting people’s growth, both individually and in relationship to others. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and her Doctorate of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA. Nina has experience working with individuals, couples, and families in hospital, school, residential, and community mental health settings. Her specialties include relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Nina grew up in the city and suburbs of Chicago and has been living in the Bay Area since 2010. She enjoys cooking, traveling, movies, barre classes, and hiking. Alongside her husband, Nina loves exploring all that northern California has to offer.
Behin Abedi, PsyD, LP
Behin is a licensed clinical psychologist, dedicated to empowering and helping patients live fuller and more enriching lives. She has worked in a variety of health settings, including community mental health, university counseling, hospital, and private practice. She considers herself a generalist who has a wealth of experience and skill treating adolescents and adults struggling with issues related to trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, identity, acculturation and other cultural related stressors. She has a passion and expertise in the treatment of racial and ethnic minority populations.
Behin has a supportive and collaborative treatment approach. She adapts the therapeutic process to the unique needs, preferences, and goals of each patient. In doing so, she integrates different treatment modalities and evidence-based practices to improve the overall health and well-being of the individual.
Behin recently moved to the Bay area from Minneapolis, Minnesota, which is where she was born and raised. She graduated with her bachelors from the University of Minnesota and with her doctorate from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, snuggling her dog, trying new food, traveling, and spending time outdoors – far, far away from the Minnesota weather.
Jeff Liebert, LMFT
Jeffrey is a motivated individual who strives for efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of his work. He is passionate about helping his clients to do the same. He is diligent and professional, ensuring that he is utilizing the most current evidence-based practices and assessments in the care he provides.
Jeffrey has developed and used these skills in a variety of settings. He spent over two years working at an outpatient facility for individuals and families struggling with substance use/abuse and the associated consequences. During that time, he worked with both adolescents and adults from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. More recently, Jeffrey has gained experience working with members of the military community, providing both in-person and telehealth services to disabled veterans. He is passionate about helping veterans to overcome issues related to trauma, depression, and anxiety. He also specializes in working with individuals struggling with issues related to workplace efficiency and effectiveness.
Jeffrey was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. He attended college at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He then attended the California School for Professional Psychology, where he earned his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently, Jeffrey is pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Jeffrey is the second oldest of five children and has worked hard to set a good example as a role model for his siblings. Some of the activities Jeffrey enjoys are running, spending time outdoors/ traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Annie Low, OD
Annie is a primary care optometrist who has been in practice for five years. She began her career in a small private practice and has continually expanded her practice settings by moving to a large retail setting and then to the employer health industry. She has continued to develop her patient skills as well as learned how to successful manage the business side of optometry in these various settings. Her practice scope ranges from infants and geriatrics and everything in between. She has employed by Crossover Health for several years and appreciates the opportunity to practice in an integrated care environment. She is excited to help launch the new Mountain View Practice.
Annie grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but lived in the East Bay for almost 10 years during her undergraduate years and as she began her career in optometry. She loves the California sunshine and enjoys her free time with her husband and twin sons. She is a voracious reader (2-3 books per week), a music aficionado who can play six instruments, and has the dream to one day produce an album.
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.