Nava Care Team

Integrative Medicine Doctors

At Nava, we not only expect our Nava care team physicians to be experts in their field, but also to share our passion for holistic and integrative medicine. Our integrative medicine doctors must also be compassionate and patient-centered with excellent bedside manner.

Simply put, when you come to Nava, you come to the best.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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As our Medical Director, and one of the first physicians to join the Nava Health & Vitality Center, Dr. Douglas Lord has made significant contributions to our Center and its founding principles. Dr. Lord has helped develop and implement the Nava Method™—Nava’s proprietary approach to total body wellness. He has also been instrumental in liaising with other expert practitioners to successfully implement Nava’s range of therapies, treatments, and products.

In his role at Nava, Dr. Lord is responsible for maintaining Nava’s innovation and for creating the best experience for clients by ensuring they have access to the newest and best advances in integrative wellness. He achieves this by identifying and developing strategic partnerships in the field, and acting as a facilitator between Nava and various providers.

Doug’s passion for health and wellness is evident in both the way he lives his life and in the way he practices medicine. He is eager to share his extensive medical knowledge and experience with other Nava Directors.

Since he was raised to value a healthy, active lifestyle and has always had a strong interest in medicine, it was only natural that Doug chose to become a doctor. After graduating from Loma Linda University Medical School in California, Doug completed his residency program at George Washington University in Washington D.C. Since then, he has acquired over 40 years practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area where he also introduced the innovative concept of family-centered obstetrics. Over the course of his career, Doug has developed the reputation as a highly respected practitioner and an expert in cutting-edge surgical techniques.

Along the way, Doug gained exposure to integrative medicine and realized how narrow and limited his view had been as a traditional doctor. Always taught to think outside the box, and with a natural instinct to question everything, Doug became interested in learning more about the field of integrative medicine. He pursued his interest, training at the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and went on to study integrative medicine at the Sajune Institute of Regenerative and Restorative Medicine in Orlando, FL. Passionate about learning, teaching, and helping people, Doug is very involved in using scientific methods to help individuals lead healthy lives. He is excited about the opportunities for wellness and the extended resources that Nava offers its clients.

In order to balance out his busy career, Doug maintains an active, healthy lifestyle. He describes himself as an avid golfer and travels regularly with his family, taking adventurous trips around the world to see how the rest of the world lives.

Douglas Lord, M.D.

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About Me:

As a Certified Functional Medicine Physician, I love collaborating with my clients to support optimal health. I enjoy listening to my clients and their bodies to maintain and/or restore wellness. It is my intention to be a supportive and compassionate physician for all of my clients.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I really practice what I teach. I start and end my day with meditation and spiritual practices. I eat well, and move often. I also make a point to create space and time in my life for the people and experiences that bring me joy. I travel as much as I am able, as I love to see new places and expose myself to new experiences. Lastly, I am always looking to learn something new and stretch my limits.

Education:

  • Undergrad: University Of Virginia
  • Medical school: Thomas Jefferson College of Medicine
  • Residency: Washington Hospital Center
  • Board certification: American Board of Internal Medicine and Certified in Functional Medicine.

Nayo Wills, M.D.

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LaKeischa Webb McMillan earned her undergraduate degree in Biology (cum laude) from Oakwood College, now Oakwood University, and continued on to Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where she graduated in 2001. LaKeischa completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and entered group practice in 2006. LaKeischa’s philosophy is aligned with Nava’s mission of empowering clients to aim for life at a 100%, never settling for less. Her emphasis is on preventing chronic diseases through integration, education and lifestyle changes. She is the host of the show HouseCall with Dr. Mac. LaKeischa lives in Maryland with her husband Wendell II and their two children, Wendell III and Skylar Nicole. She enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her family.

LaKeischa McMillan, M.D.

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Ina earned her Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College St. Paul, Minnesota and continued on to the University of Maryland for her Pre-Med and Medical degrees. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital. In addition she also completed an International Postgraduate Medical

Training with Physicians Association for Medicine. Ina’s philosophy is aligned with Nava’s mission of empowering clients to aim for life at a 100%, never settling for less. Her emphasis is on preventing chronic diseases through integration, education and lifestyle changes

Ina Grundmann, M.D.

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About Me:

Dr. Anil Bajnath is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Author of The Longevity Equation: The Step-By-Step Blueprint to Hack Your Genes, Optimize Your Health, And Master the Art of Existence. Dr.Bajnath currently serves as Adjunct Faculty with Department of Clinical Research and Leadership with George Washington University School of Medicine. He is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Human Optimization Precision Medicine Research Group located in Arnold, Maryland. He additionally serves as the Chief Medical Advisor, Longevity Insider HQ. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) and is Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM).

Education:

Dr. Bajnath received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, and he received a scholarship for a Master of Business Administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management. He received his medical degree and graduated with honors from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in family medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare in Tallahassee, Florida, and he completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.

Focus:

I am a primary care physician and clinical researcher who is passionate about improving the delivery of highly individualized primary care utilizing the latest information and applications available in precision diagnostics and functional medicine. As a physician, I seek to better understand the various determinants of health on a bio-psycho-social and environmental level to enhance the quality of care while fostering the development of therapeutic relationships.

Anil Bajnath

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Dr. Steven Foley earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and his MD at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University Hospitals in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has over 30 years of private practice experience in

Indiana and Colorado and has always incorporated a focus on health and wellness with his medical practice.His areas of special interest include regenerative medicine as well as diagnosing and treating endocrine and hormone imbalances in both women and men. Dr. Foley has recently moved to Maryland where he lives with his wife. They have 4 grown children and 10 delightful grandchildren.

Steven Foley, M.D.

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Alyson Miletich is a medical doctor, board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Reiki master, and certified epigenetic coach with the belief that our potential for health and well-being is not limited to the absence of disease. She understands that there are many paths to vibrant health and that it is possible for all of us. Optimization of nutrition, sleep and circadian rhythms, hormones, detoxification, and mind/body/spirit balance is essential to this pursuit, and the ability to leverage epigenetics within these areas is a powerful tool.Dr Miletich obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree at The University of South Carolina where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then took a break from school and taught in a medically supervised weight loss program as a health coach and taught Yoga. From here, she entered graduate school at Clemson University and studied nutrition. This was followed by medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina and then residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville. After many years of traditional Ob-Gyn practice, she trained in Integrative Medicine at The Sajune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine in Florida. In addition, she obtained certification as an Epigenetic Coach through Apeiron Academy.

In her free time, she loves to be in nature, spending time with her husband and 2 boys. She loves to travel and discover new things, including discoveries that aid in achieving and maintaining health and vitality.

Alyson Miletich, M.D.

Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants

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I received my BSN from UMAB (University of MD, Baltimore) in 1999.  I’ve worked in Open heart surgery, PACU, PCU areas before working 10 years in a cosmetic surgery center.  I started working for NAVA April, 2016 as a RN injector.  I love making people look and feel their best!  I love doing PRP procedures to people because it’s a great way to assist the body in repairing itself.

In addition I am certified to provide Coolsculpting Services to our clients in Bethesda and Columbia Maryland.

I love working for Nava because I feel they are dedicated to the overall well-being of their clients using individualized cutting-edge care.  I am inspired by how Nava is always improving and learning new ways to assist clients with their health.

I am a single parent of three beautiful children which keep my quite busy at home!  I  enjoy staying fit by lifting weights and running outdoors.

Debbie Tracey

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About Me:

I have been a nurse for three years and have enjoyed working at NAVA to expand my knowledge in integrative medicine. I enjoy helping clients with preventative care and helping them feel like their best self.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I enjoy walking my dog on nice days and receiving our IV therapies.

Education: BSN in Nursing

Rebekah Troyer

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About Me:

I entered the medical profession because I am committed to helping people stay healthy and happy. I am an experienced, motivated, compassionate nurse and nutritionist.

I began my journey as a nursing assistant in the nursing home setting with the elderly population then moved on to home care visits for pediatric patients with special needs. I volunteered with local suburban and rural free clinics as a pharmacy technician, medical assistant, and nutritionist. My versatile background allows me to connect with people from different backgrounds and age groups. I value my ability to connect with my patients and listen empathetically to their personal, medical experiences.  My connection with people motivates me to be a better medical professional.

Following these formative experiences, I expanded my expertise to include working in adult emergency medicine and intensive care hospital experience. After my time in the hospital setting, I practiced pediatric nursing for six years and nutritional counseling. I’ve worked predominately in patient education as a diabetes and asthma educator. I also supported parents and caregivers with their questions about newborn care and comfort classes. Health education and preventative medicine is my passion. These experiences connected me with the holistic health and wellness needs of patients.

How I stay Healthy and Happy:

I reserve time to mediate, set healthy intentions for the day, and work out with my personal trainer. I believe in a holistic approach to nurturing the mind, body, and spirt.

Education:

Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA; 2009

Bachelor of Science – Biology

Bachelor of Science – Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

 

George Mason – Fairfax, VA; 2012

Bachelor of Science – Nursing

 

Residency:

Harbor Hospital, Nurse Residency

 

Board Certification:

Virginia Board of Nursing – Licensed Registered Nurse

National Asthma Educator Certification Board – Certified Asthma Educator

Dina Spencer

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I am a Certified Medical Assistant and Certified Phlebotomist. I have several years of direct patient care and started off as a Certified Nursing Assistant 15 years ago. I enjoy being able to assist patients and putting them at ease during medical procedures while drawing labs. I play a pivotal role working alongside our physicians and medical staff to improve patient care in an integrative and holistic way. The type of medicine provided at Nava utilizes a healthy holistic approach to each client.

I’ve learned that the solution to everyone’s medical concern doesn’t always include a prescription pill and often requires a more thorough evaluation and approach. As a medical assistant and phlebotomist, I most appreciate the one-on-one, face-to-face interactions with my clients. I love being able to show kindness to all who come to see me and listen empathetically to those who might just need someone to listen to and be cared for.

I have worked in numerous specialty fields of medicine such as critical care, primary care, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, private home care and assisted living. Having the skills and knowledge to be give my client’s a helping hand in a time of need is what keeps me driven every day.

How I stay healthy and happy?   

I am a mother of two and they are what drive me to be healthy. My kids always keep me on my toes and that’s what brings me happiness.

Education: 

American Registry of Medical Assistant/ Certified Phlebotomist in 2006.

Presently attending Chamberlain University to receive my BSN.

Cheri Wilson

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About Me: 

As a nurse with a background in coaching and playing collegiate sports, I am passionate about living an active and healthy lifestyle. My experience as an emergency department nurse allows me to use my skillset at NAVA, while still being a resource for those who are looking for an alternative approach to their health journey.    I take great pride in being able to be there for those who need it, and learning more about the constancy evolving world of medicine.

 How I stay healthy and happy:

I enjoy taking my goldendoodle, Kash, out for walks and go to the dog park to play fetch.

Education:

Bachelors of Science, Nursing – Western Governors University

  • Undergrad: Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology – University of Maryland, College Park

Dallas Faison

Holistic Therapists

Our holistic therapists are a large part of the Nava care team and are held to the same standards as our physicians – they must be exceptional in their field, be committed to our vision of helping you holistically reach your health goals, and provide compassionate, patient-centered care.

One of the things that sets Nava apart is our collaborative approach to health. Our therapists may specialize in one aspect of your health, but you can expect that all of the therapists who help you will be coordinating and communicating to make your treatments as effective as possible.

That’s something you won’t experience anywhere else.

Clinical Nutritionist

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About Stephanie:

As an autoimmune ally and Functional Nutritionist, I prefer a blend of evidence based science, humor, and herbalism to find a unique and bio-individualized approach to nutritional counseling and holistic health. I prefer not to shout recommendations; YOU are the in the driver’s seat as an active participant in your care plan. With nearly five years of clinical experience, I have had the pleasure of working with thousands of men and women on a range of health challenges from weight loss to autoimmunity to hormone imbalance. Nothing makes me smile brighter than seeing someone take their power back and regain their health.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I love to spend time with my partner, three kids, and our dog, Buddy. We love to spend as much time as we can outside hiking or cycling together. When it’s too cold to venture outside, I love to cook with my daughter, Penelope. She teaches me so many fun flavor combinations!

Education:

Undergraduate – College of Notre Dame of Maryland, BA

Graduate – New York Chiropractic College, MSACN

Stephanie Misanik

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About Me:

As the Director of Nutrition at NAVA, I have the extraordinary opportunity to bring the practice of functional nutrition to our NAVA clients. Functional nutrition is a highly personalized, evidence-based approach to health where the focus is on biochemical interactions between all body system to identify the underlying causes of disease. It relies on an advanced understanding of biochemical nuances and the thorough investigation of clinical presentation, laboratory assessment and functional testing. Through this approach, I work to empower clients by helping them understand their unique biochemistry and how they can take control of their health naturally and sustainably through diet, supplementation and lifestyle changes to create lifelong wellness.

Advanced training: nutrigenomics, metabolomics, microbiome, autoimmunity and immunology, nutrient metabolism, methylation, mood disorders, cardiometabolic disease, hormone imbalance, connective tissue disease, dysautonomia, allergic conditions and mast cell activation syndrome.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I love to spend time with my friends and family, being outdoors, and reading.

 Education:

Undergrad:

  • George Washington University – BS in Biology

Graduate:

  • Naropa University – MA in Psychology
  • New York Chiropractic College – MS in Applied Clinical Nutrition

Board certification:

  • Licensed Dietician Nutritionist
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist

Laura Kelly

Alexa Bedingfield

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About Me:

As a Clinical Nutritionist, I specialize in behavior modification and evidence-based nutritional therapies. I like to describe myself as a diet and fitness industry “escapee,” pursuing the Certified Nutrition Specialist® credential to practice science-based nutrition therapy and power people to health. This means I am very hands on in my approach. Every client has a unique set of circumstances – personal, professional, physical, etc. – and glazing over life’s demands is detrimental to their success. I partner with clients to plan and prepare for life while reclaiming their health. After all, it is a process, not a diet.

How I stay healthy and happy:

  1. Sleep! I structure my life to guarantee 8 hours of sleep a night, otherwise I am a zombie.
  2. I also throw myself into cooking beautiful, from-scratch meals at least once a week. It keeps me connected to the soul of food, plus it frees my diet of processed ingredients and products.

Education:

Morgan State University, Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences

University of Western States, Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Board Certification:

American Nutrition Association

Ellen Menefee

Life coaching

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Lee Tomkin Stern is a professional life coach who believes every person can live their life with a purpose.  She will help you realize what your true values are, if you are honoring them in your daily life and if not, she will help you discover those values which lead you to a more fulfilling life.  Lee was trained at the Coaches Training Institute and also has a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.  Lee is passionate about empowering her clients to reach their goals and live their lives to the fullest potential.

Lee Tomkin-Stern

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Joda Coolidge, Nava’s Director of Life Coaching, believes that anyone, through choice and action, can build a rich, full life marked by joy, engagement, and success. As a positive psychology coach, she helps people live their lives with purpose, in alignment with their beliefs and their own personal definition of success. She loves to take clients on a journey of self discovery, challenges them to identify barriers, and works collaboratively to build a realistic, achievable plan of action. Joda has a keen sense for helping clients identify what is out of alignment: career, health, or relationships. With her extensive personal experience as a counselor, coach, social worker, marketing executive, and business owner, she is unusually qualified in this field. Applying life, wellness, and positive psychology coaching skills, clients develop an integrated, balanced plan that guides them in making choices that, when executed, bring the joy and satisfaction in life that every one of us truly deserves. Joda has been passionate about well-being and wellness for over 30 years. After nearly two decades as a corporate marketing executive, Joda returned to her true love and founded Live Life Happy Coaching in Great Falls, VA. Joda earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Individual/Family Studies and her Graduate degree in Counseling from the University of Delaware. As a certified CTI and positive psychology coach, she has completed training through MBI, Inc. and received training from Gretchen Pisano of Sounding Board Ink, LLC, Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener of International Happiness, the Wholebeing Institute and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Additionally, she is a member of ICPA, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate and is in the process of receiving her certificate from Integrative Enneagram Solutions. Joda’s own personal happiest moments are spent having time with her husband and four adult children, savoring a cup of oolong tea, feeling the joy of a long run, finding hidden gems when traveling, and listening to the stories of people’s lives.

Joda Coolidge

Acupuncturists

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About Me:

Being a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine, I see a person in a holistic way; a person who is in harmony with nature and people.  I enjoy that each person I see has a unique history and background which apply to the diagnosis of the disease, along with symptomatic presentation he/she brings.  The practice of acupuncture is based on this diagnosis to find specific meridians and treatment points.  I strive to have mindful listening to help patients express their life, which for me is an honor to serve.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I enjoy the outdoors with my husband, walking around the neighborhood and finding new routes all the time. We try new recipes from all corners of the world, and drink various inexpensive wines with good reviews together with the meal.

Education:

  • Doctor of Oriental Medicine, South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA
  • Residency: Internship at Anaheim campus, South Baylo University
  • Board certification: NCCAOM, California Acupuncture Board

Julie Park

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About Me:

I have been practicing acupuncture since 2009 and I am also pursuing my clinical nurse leader degree to become a family nurse practitioner. My goal is to integrate both eastern and western medicine perspectives into my practice. My primary focus of treatment lies within pain management, internal medicine, emotional disorder, and insomnia.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I like to spend time outside to enjoy nature and spend time with my family.

 Undergrad:   University of Maryland Baltimore County: BS in Biology

Graduate:

  • University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing: MS in Clinical nurse leader
  • South Baylo University:  MS in acupuncture oriental medicine
  • South Baylo University:  DAOM: Doctor of acupuncture oriental medicine

Board certification:  Maryland Board certified Acupuncturist

David Lee

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About Me:

I am attracted to the simplicity, power, and mystery of Chinese medicine. I decided to study acupuncture in order to offer its gifts to others.  In addition to acupuncture, I incorporate Gua sha and cupping therapy into my practice to relieve pain and improve mobility.  Beyond treating pain and the physical body, I especially enjoy using acupuncture to heal emotional, mental, and spiritual concerns.

I have particular experience treating anxiety, trauma, digestive concerns, insomnia, fatigue, headaches, hormonal imbalances, and skin conditions.  I also love to work with clients to create changes to diet and lifestyle that are blocks to feeling well and living fully.  I work with pre-teenage children all the way to the elderly.

How I stay healthy and happy:

Cooking nutritious whole foods, exercise, giving and receiving acupuncture

Education:

  • Undergrad: Penn State University, B.A.
  • Graduate: Maryland University of Integrative Health, Master of Acupuncture

Katherine Lorenz

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About me:

As a licensed acupuncturist with Nava since 2017, I strive to restore health through thoughtful partnerships with my patients and colleagues. Nava provides a unique opportunity to integrate the wisdom of Chinese medicine with modern diagnostic tools and modalities. I am always excited to learn and share information that fosters a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

How I stay healthy:

I believe food and health are inextricably linked, and luckily, I love cooking and learning about food. Meal prepping and trying new recipes are not only a calming activity I enjoy in my spare time, but an excellent way to support my health. I also have the opportunity to work with a team of personal trainers to help people reach physical goals, whether it is training for a marathon or maintaining pain free days in front of the computer. I have learned a lot from this collaboration and it inspires me to stay active in my personal life.

Education:

I completed a Master of Science in Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University located outside of Seattle, WA in 2014. I began clinical rotations in 2012 including internships at Harborview Medical Center and the oncology department at Providence Regional Medical Center. But, my journey into natural medicine started with a career in massage therapy which began in 2001. As a massage therapist I learned that I love building relationships with patients that utilize a holistic approach to health. Eventually I found that it was time to expand my skill set and Chinese medicine was a perfect match for my interests and values. As a licensed acupuncturist I get to continue that journey and feel incredibly blessed for having a career where I get to learn, share, and grow on a daily basis.

Alissa Eggert

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About Me:

As an acupuncturist, it is my privilege to show clients the amazing power of their body to heal, self-regulate, and restore balance. I work with patients to help them listen and understand their symptoms as the way in which the body communicates its wisdom. With acupuncture, I help people heal their body, mind, and spirit. I enable clients to live pain free, recover from physical and emotional trauma, reduce stress, improve digestion and energy, sleep better, learn to express emotions properly and approach life with balance, perspective, and ease.

How I stay Healthy and Happy:

I stay healthy and happy through my twice daily Transcendental Meditation practice, frequent dance breaks with my daughters, exploring the outdoors with my dog, eating a mostly plant based diet and laughing as much as possible.

Education:

  • BA Economics Grinnell College
  • Ma Acupuncture Tai Sophia Institute (Maryland University of Integrative Health) L.Ac Maryland Board of Acupuncture.

Rachel Nevas Peled

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About Me:

I received my Doctorate of Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and I am a trained Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist. After receiving my acupuncture license, I completed training in Animal Acupuncture. I have spent years working with patients and seeing their lives improve as they experience relief from chronic conditions such as depression, pain, anxiety disorders, and insomnia. I have a particular interest in helping survivors of trauma to gain tools to become empowered in their adult lives. As a practitioner, I use my skills to help patients transform their lives. My treatment philosophy is that Chinese medicine not only heals physical symptoms and pain, but also allows individuals to transcend the emotional, spiritual, and psychological frustrations that accompany contemporary life. I work to support patient’s greatest potential and to reach their health goals.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I love to travel and spend time in nature. I also love spending time with my two cats.

Education:

  • Undergrad: BA in Cultural Anthropology- New College of Florida
  • Graduate: Doctor of Oriental Medicine- Maryland University of Integrative Health
  • Board certification: Licensed Acupuncturist- DHMH

Jeff Huber

Massage Therapists

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About Me:

I have been a massage therapist for 10 years. I Trained in structural integration, trigger point, sports massage, cupping and a few other modalities. I integrate all the modalities to personalize your session to your needs. My approach is targeted to bringing muscular balance, improve range of motion and identify areas that may be contributing to your current discomfort or work to preventing an injury. I have trained in AIS and DNS. Both of which prolong the results of massage and educate clients in continued self-care. I have worked alongside physical therapists and osteopaths. I continue to build and share my knowledge with my clients so they may build a solid understanding of what their body needs to move and feel better.

How I stay healthy and happy: 

I like to stay active. I believe the more stationary your life is the more pain you will be in. Breathing and meditation is key to decrease stress and help your body’s ability to heal its self.  I like to keep a good relationship with family and God for my mental clarity and a happy life.

Education:

I received my massage training at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy. I continue to train in different areas of massage and bodywork.

  • National Certification for massage therapy.

Andrea Morales

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About Me:

I have spent over 16 years accumulating knowledge of massage modalities and energy work. I discovered bodywork through my College Varsity sport Lacrosse going to the athletic trainer.

I am passionate about helping clients with healing through therapeutic massage, whether the plan is stress management, pain management, or increase range of motion.

I also do Swedish, and Myofascial Release. I use these skills to address each client’s goals and needs. I have been with NAVA since 2016.

Education:

Holistic Massage Training Institute (HMTI), Baltimore, Maryland, 2006

  • Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
  • The Upledger Institute  ▪ Cranial Sacral Therapy I & Cranial Sacral Therapy II
  • Usui System of Natural Healing ▪ 1st & 2nd Degree Reiki
  • The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach
  • Saul Goodman ▪ Shiatsu Shin Tai
  • Lymph Drainage Therapy- Chikly Institute
  • Zero Balancing – Fritz Frederick Smith

Von Lee International School of Aesthetics – Pikesville, MD, 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Bachelor of Science (BS): Biomedical Photographic Communications

University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Master of Science (MS): Health Care Administration

Board certification: Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Maryland Licensed Esthetician

Alice Zetina

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About Me:

I am a licensed massage therapist by the Board of Massage Therapists with the State of Maryland. I use my in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology to perform specialized bodywork sessions for each and every client. It is my belief that listening to what my clients communicate is most important when creating a systemic approach to reach their intended outcomes.

I am skilled in many modalities to address acute and chronic pain and continue to broaden my scope of practice to service those who believe in integrative medicine. Certified Modalities include; prenatal, reflexology, sports massage, oncology, palliative care, trigger point, acupressure, lymphatic drainage and cupping. I am also an equiscope practitioner.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I like to travel a lot, listen to podcasts and spend time with my family.

Education:

AA, Massage Therapy Community College of Baltimore County

Undergrad: BS, Communications, Morgan State University

    Graduate: MA, Marketing and PR Management, College of Notre Dame of MD

  LMT, Board of Massage Therapist, State of Maryland

Kendra Brooks

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About Me:

Being a licensed massage therapist allows me to work with clients who really need help for pain management, stress relief, and improving their overall quality of life. With my extensive experience, I am able to truly understand and promote a healthy lifestyle through massage. I use techniques such as Deep Tissue and Swedish massage. Clients often stress they do not have enough time to balance their active lifestyle and goals. However, it is so important to find that balance. My career is unique in that I am able to make a difference and be empathetic, all while learning about new people & places.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I love to spend time with my wife and my daughter, listening to my favorite music, and eating healthy.

Education:

  • High school diploma

Board certification:

  • Maryland massage therapist

Sam Noshadi

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About Me:

Before I started my Licensed Massage Therapist career, I enjoyed 20 years as a Teacher in Early Childhood, Adaptive Special Education, and a High School Track & Volleyball Coach for Baltimore and Howard County.  My experience in sports and fitness as well as having an open minded approach to holistic health practices and self-care led me to discover the multiple benefits of therapeutic massage and how it help others do the same and improve their own quality of life.

As a Licensed Massage Therapist for the last 4 years, I believe it is important to take an integrated therapeutic whole body approach and understanding of the physical and neurological well-being of an individual’s needs.   By practicing focused hands on techniques and using a combination of modalities, my approach to holistic health provides structural and muscular tissue balance as well as other physical and mental health benefits.  My therapeutic massage can include but is not limited to reducing tension and stress, improving circulation, relieving muscular pain by identifying referral, receptor and active/inactive muscle functions, improving joint discomfort and mobility, reducing myofascial restrictions, promote injury recovery and prevention, increase range of motion, flexibility and overall physical movement.  It is my goal to provide the most effective practices to promote the importance of self-care through tissue and joint manipulation as well as overall relaxation for a healthy and happier lifestyle.

I specialize in Swedish/deep tissue, body and structure, trigger point therapy, myofascial, Neuromuscular, Positional release, sports massage, injury recovery/prevention, Acupressure, Total body Stretch therapy,  Light and Hydrotherapy.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I like to meditate, run competitively, and play volleyball. I coach High School and Club Volleyball, and I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Education: 

  • Graduated Licensed Massage Therapist from Steiner Institute of Massage Therapy
  • Undergrad: University of MD Baltimore Co.

Certified in Early Childhood Education

Minor in Health Science and Policy

  • Graduate:
  • Board certification: The Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy

Kenny Mills

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About Me:

I am a licensed massage therapist and an Esthetician in the state of Maryland. I am a very intuitive therapist incorporating principles of Kinesiology, Anatomy, and Physiology to customize massage sessions based on age, level of tolerance, and Medical Conditions. My area of specialization is Deep tissue, Hot Stones, Swedish, Neuromuscular, Sports massage with Stretches as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy, Trigger point and Myofascial release.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I take very good care of my health by absorbing the culture of holistic wellness as well as balance nutrition and diet to help reduce stress. I love walking with my dog and doing Yoga and meditation to help my clients’ body get to an optimal state of relaxation during massage. I promote Music Therapy Mantra Meditation to reduce stress.

Education:

Graduated Licensed Massage Therapist from Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy & Skin Care

Mira Thanki

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About me:

John Qiang is a Licensed Massage Therapist at Nava who specializes in detailed work. He has a solid foundation and understanding of functional anatomy and kinesiology. Most of his sessions are treatment-oriented consisting of Deep Tissue massage, trigger point techniques, myofascial techniques, and passive & active stretching. He approaches patients holistically often treat local injuries (whether acute or chronic) with consideration of how it affects the body systemically, such as how a patient will compensate their postures and gaits with a knee injury and how it will affect the structure of their spine, etc. He has experience in working with patients with conditions such as tension-related headaches, migraines, neck stiffness, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, sciatica, and plantar fasciitis. John Qiang works with diverse healthcare professionals to bring the best and comprehensive health care to our patients.

How I stay healthy and happy:

Meditate, pray, reading, gardening.

Education:

  • Auckland University of Technology (Food Science)
  • Potomac Massage Training Institute
  • Board certification: Licensed Massage Therapist in Maryland

John Qiang

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About me:

My style of massage therapy is Swedish massage with a blend of dance and kung fu. This combination allows me to flow very well over sore muscles as well as keeping my hands conditioned for deep tissue massage. I also specialize in sports massage, Swedish table gymnastics, and hot stone massage.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I watch comedies & thrillers, practice king fu, exercise, explore museums and go on long walks. I also like to read and cook whatever dish piques my interest.

Education:

Undergrad:

  • Majored in Business Marketing
  • Minored in Health and Fitness

Graduate:

  • Regents Bachelor’s Of Arts from Shepherd University 2013
  • Graduated from National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, Va 2012

Board certification:

  • NCBTMB Certification
  • Maryland State Licensed
  • Virginia State Licensed

Clinton (Eddie) Calhoun

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About Me:

I am a Massage Therapist who has been practicing professionally since 2016. I specialize in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, CRAC Method, and Structural work. By using these modalities I am able to help posture, correct imbalances, and reduce stress by taking a holistic approach to obtain a better structure, improve function, and promote relaxation. My background in massage ranges from clinical environments to luxury day spas giving me a well-rounded professional work experience. I enjoy helping clients feel and look their best!

How I stay healthy and happy:

Eating lots of nutritious foods, stretching every day, and playing music.

Education:

Central Maryland School of Massage.

License:

The Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners #R02710

Miranda Willis

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About me:

I am a United States Navy Veteran, a Registered Medical Assistant, a Registered Massage Practitioner, and above all, a nurturer.  I am not shy with the conditions of the body and general concern for patient’s welfare. I carefully incorporate my prior medical knowledge to my therapeutic massages. I also specialize in therapy for chronic muscle tension and headaches related to them. My massage treatments are tailored to your individual needs to bring you peace, relaxation, and a hint of euphoria.  I give a soothing relaxing massages with excellent stretching techniques that I incorporate into all my massage sessions level 2+ deep tissue, Himalayan salt stones, Herbal ritual and aroma ritual. I specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, sport’s massage, heated stones, prenatal massage, infused essential oil massage.

How I stay healthy and happy:

I stay healthy by eating a Pescatarian diet and take my multivitamins, vitamin D3, and probiotics daily as well as walking my dog every day.

Education:

  • TESST College of Technology: Registered Medical Assistant
  • Cortiva Institute: School of Massage Therapy in May 2019

Chanel Colon

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Aesthetics Nurse Injector

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I received my BSN from UMAB (University of MD, Baltimore) in 1999.  I’ve worked in Open heart surgery, PACU, PCU areas before working 10 years in a cosmetic surgery center.  I started working for NAVA April, 2016 as a RN injector.  I love making people look and feel their best!  I love doing PRP procedures to people because it’s a great way to assist the body in repairing itself.

In addition I am certified to provide Coolsculpting Services to our clients in Bethesda and Columbia Maryland.

I love working for Nava because I feel they are dedicated to the overall well-being of their clients using individualized cutting-edge care.  I am inspired by how Nava is always improving and learning new ways to assist clients with their health.

I am a single parent of three beautiful children which keep my quite busy at home!  I  enjoy staying fit by lifting weights and running outdoors.

Debbie Tracey

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