Meet the Team
Operations Manager / Head Nutrition Coach
Lisa Houge-Boyd has been with Symmetry Health Center since 2006, making her a founding member of the Symmetry team. She has proven to be a true leader, providing clear direction and system implementation for our ever expanding staff of health care providers and assistants. Symmetry’s rapid growth and on going expansion of services are due in part to Lisa’s ability to manage a strong team.
Lisa has over 20 years of customer service and team leadership experience qualifying her as Symmetry’s Operations Manager It is Lisa’s hard work and dedication to patient and employee satisfaction that allows Symmetry to offer the highest level of customer service.
Lisa’s role at Symmetry includes a specialty in insurance billing and compliance as well as supervisor of our nutrition program. Lisa believes that Symmetry Health Center provides the most caring, well-rounded health care service in the Bay Area.
Lisa has been trained by Dr. Boyd and continues to attend an extensive amount of educational seminars to enrich her knowledge. She also reads and researches all things health to stay ahead of the curve. Lisa is truly excited to be part of Symmetry Health Center’s evolution into the community resource center for optimal health and healing.
Nutrition Coach / Certified K-Laser Tech
DeAndra Hudson is an integral part of the Symmetry Health Center team. During her time with us, she has used her skills as a medical assistant to assist with growth for both the doctors and team in the administration and nutrition departments. DeAndra has over 10 years of experience in customer service and 6 if those have been in the medical field working in primary care and orthopedics.
DeAndra currently works as an Ideal Protein weight loss coach in our Nutrition department, encouraging those who are actively on the plan.
After starting at Symmetry in the summer of 2013, DeAndra found a new way of life through the education and services offered at Symmetry. DeAndra has made great effort in changing her own life by losing 46 pounds through the Ideal Protein program. She continues to make lifestyle changes for herself and her family under the guidance of the Symmetry team.
DeAndra was born in San Diego and grew up in Alameda. In her down time she experiments in the kitchen creating healthy meals, reads up on nutrition and health, and spends lots of quality time with her family.
She is also very involved with her local church where her father is the pastor. She is currently a student at The College of Alameda working on her degree in Health Care Administration and would like to transfer to Cal State East Bay in hopes to become a Nurse Practitioner where she can continue to use her skills to educate and urge people to live a happy and healthier life style.
Chiropractic Assistant / EMT
Victor is excited to join the Symmetry Health Center team as a Front Desk Assistant and Chiropractic Rehabilitation Assistant. Wanting to broaden his understanding and care of the human body, Victor attended school at University of the Pacific. There he fell in love with how unique and beautiful the body moves and functions as he earned his degree in Kinesiology.
With over 5 years in the medical field, Victor has used his knowledge to help enrich other’s lives from pediatrics to geriatrics. He began with spending time with children as a rehab assistant with pediatric physical therapy in his home town of Stockton. To better understand the health issues the public faces daily, he became a certified Emergency Medical Technician. There he sharpened his skills in critical thinking, emergency medical care and working together with anyone from police officers to doctors.
Victor is pursuing a degree in nursing so he can continue to be an integral part to patients in their healing process. He has seen that having the mind and body in harmony promotes a healthy life, as he lives an active lifestyle while maintaining balance with meditation. Outside of work, he enjoys taking his German Shepherd around hiking and through the city scouting for new photography locations.
Front Desk / Certified K-Laser Tech
Anna discovered her interest in the healthcare industry early on, having grown up in a family with various medical conditions.
She came into Symmetry with over five years of direct customer service experience and prides herself in being a part of a team that provides quality care to our patients.
When she began her college education, she studied both music and nursing and discovered that her ultimate goal and passion in life is to genuinely make a difference and touch people’s lives in any way possible. Midway through school, Anna took a brief hiatus to get married and start a family.
Having children of her own truly inspired her to take steps towards following a healthier lifestyle. She has recently returned to school and graduated from Merritt College’s medical assisting program. She also completed an externship and volunteered at Highland Hospital, and intends to further her education in the near future. Outside of work, Anna enjoys cooking and baking, playing the piano, and spending quality time with her two beautiful girls and continuously growing family.
Ethan McHugh-Merrill first discovered his ability to develop deep connections with people of all cultures and backgrounds through travel. During extensive journeys he made through Europe, South America, and Africa he recognized a common theme in the cross-cultural importance of maintaining a vital and healthy lifestyle.
Being inspired with this knowledge, he returned to his home town of Alameda and enrolled in the National Holistic Institute’s Massage Therapy program. This is where he discovered his true calling, craft and his most gratifying work to date. Having a background in carpentry and construction gave him a foundation of strength and attention to detail that truly is a gift when applied to working with the human frame.
Ethan sees that health and happiness are the keys to harmony, abundance, and quality of life. He has dedicated his life to helping others experience this bliss first hand. He loves being able to teach others about their body and people’s innate ability to heal themselves. This has given Ethan a great sense of purpose, and more fulfillment than he ever could have imagined! In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing with his dogs, building yurts, and being outdoors. We are all very excited about our newest addition to the Symmetry team!
EMT / Rehab Assistant / Certified K-Laser Tech
Ony is excited to join the team at Symmetry Health Center as a chiropractic rehab assistant. He is a certified member of the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and joins our team with additional professional experience in the field of athletic training. Ony worked 3 1/2 years as an ambulance attendant, providing basic emergency medical services to patients as a first responder and working in collaboration with area hospital Emergency Room Department staff. In furthering his goals, Ony worked within the West Los Angeles College system as an athletic trainer assistant. There he sharpened his skills and gained invaluable experience working with both men and women athletes providing individualized care in employing a variety of treatment modalities. This was a particularly enriching experience for Ony in being able to assist and motivate athletes to achieve optimal performance and physical health.
Ony is originally from Southern California and has recently moved to the Bay area in pursuit of higher education and new professional opportunities. Ony describes himself as a well-rounded person. He values a healthy lifestyle and believes it promotes healthy long-term habits. He believes posture, diet, and exercise are three key contributors to achieving and maintaining optimal health. The Symmetry Health Care center is a fertile environment for professional growth and career path for him to pursue his passion for service. He is eager to embrace the new opportunities at Symmetry as a rehab assistant.
Front Desk / Rehab Assistant / Certified K-Laser Supervisor
Ryan has been with Symmetry Health Center since May 2014 and has been in the field of chiropractic since 2009. Growing up, he always wanted to work in the health and wellness industry. He is passionate about providing excellent service to patients in support of their journey to improved health. Ryan studied medical office administration and is certified in HIPAA privacy protocols. In addition to insurance work, Ryan is constantly trying to expand his repertoire. Currently, he is expanding his knowledge with hands-on patient care through different physical therapy modalities and working as a K-Laser tech.
Ryan is a California native and grew up in the East Bay, in Pinole. He is an avid supporter of the performing arts and has been a performer in numerous theater shows. He is also called upon to style and create makeup designs for various performances. Additionally, he enjoys cooking (he considers himself as a Gourmet), gardening and camping.
Ryan is currently engaged and both he and his partner are anticipating with excitement the wedding of their dreams.