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Meet the Team 2018-04-25T12:03:38+00:00

Meet the Team

Lisa Houge-Boyd
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.

Victor Gotamco
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.

Brittany Bobb
Front Desk Assistant & Nutrition Coach

Brittany joins the Symmetry Health Center team with a passion for health and wellness and a strong background in business management. Her career has evolved over the last twelve years working in the customer service industry.

She credits her tenacious spirit to the enjoyment of helping people find solutions. She started working in the food service industry learning how to prep, cook and create balanced meals that were not only pleasing to the palate, but also the eye. As she refined her customer service and culinary skills, her curiosity of business grew, so she decided to enhance her resume by studying Business with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.

While living in Southern CA, Brittany partnered with those who focused their business models on helping others while also creating sustainable environments. She excelled in day-to-day operations with a variety of business partners while gaining invaluable management skills over a ten-year span.

While never losing her passion for creating food, her interest in nutrition management grew. Recently, Brittany embarked on a new phase of her career by dedicating her time to studying Dietetics here in the Bay Area.

Symmetry has created a unique opportunity for Brittany where she can use her business knowledge and passion for nutrition to help her community. We are excited to have her as part of the Symmetry Alameda team!

Ryan Mahrt
Front Desk, Rehab Assistant & 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.

Sierra Varela
Front Desk and Rehab Assistant

New to Symmetry Health Center and the East Bay, Sierra is excited to be a part of an inspiring team whose focus is centered around health and wellness.

Having grown up back and forth between Los Angeles and a small town in Vermont, Sierra was first introduced to the wellness world after attending her first Zumba Fitness class at the age of 15. Inundated by the energy and smiles the class created, she became a certified Instructor which organically led her to become an active member and leader in the community.

Grounded in the belief that the body can be used to help individuals transform, Sierra attended the University of California, Santa Cruz where she received a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Dance. During this time, she became a semi- professional salsa dancer where she now spends the majority of her time traveling around the Bay Area performing, competing and teaching various Latin dance styles.

Two weeks following college graduation, she was involved in a car collision that put a heavy hold on her application process of studying Dance Movement Therapy abroad. Her interest in spinal health quickly grew as she began seeing positive and powerful changes in her overall health through chiropractic care.

As a Front Desk and Rehab Assistant at Symmetry Health Center, she is currently expanding her knowledge on the principles and power of holistic healthcare has on improving the experience of everyday life.

Lia Rubinoff
Nutrition Consultant and Office Assistant

Lia comes to Symmetry Health Center as a certified Nutrition Consultant (NC) and Office Assistant. She believes that food is our first medicine, and that our bodies reach a state of health when we have nutritional foods as well as physical treatments to help our bodies find balance.

In addition to her nutritional training, Lia has a background in herbalism and a Master’s degree in Philosophy, and is excited to be able to share her skills as part of Symmetry’s dynamic team.

Initially interested in Philosophy, Lia achieved her MA at San Francisco State University falling in love with ideas of perception, and how our interactions with the world serve to shape both it and us. Feeling empowered to create mindfully, her passion for healing was piqued, seeing a need to help shift our culture’s relationship to the health of our world, our communities, and ourselves. Rather than pursue academia, Lia was called to health and sustainability, and started working in organic food sales to enable her the opportunity to support the growth of organic farming by speaking directly with people about their food options. She initiated thousands of conversations regarding organic foods and grew to coach and manage other salespeople as well, eventually managing the San Francisco sales team. As her role developed, her interest in business growth and management did as well, and she eventually moved on to create the sales department for another organic food startup in the Bay Area.

Despite this career growth, Lia felt that she had enjoyed working directly with people and their health, so she enrolled in Bauman College in the fall of 2016 to achieve her NC. As a new member of the team, Lia is looking forward to working closely with people on the path to creating a healthier way of life.

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