Meet the Team
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.
Owen Dockham, CPT
Fitness Director | Certified Power Plate® Trainer & Ideal Protein® Coach
Owen came to Symmetry Health Center in 2011 with an extensive background in customer service and a continually growing passion for health and wellness. Owen diligently managed the front desk at Symmetry and then moved on to be the Office Manager. He is now the Fitness Director where he manages the fitness department and teaches several popular Power Plate® fitness classes. He values all the amazing relationships he has formed with his fellow coworkers and patients alike, and considers the Symmetry community an extended family. He feels inspired to be a part of such a knowledgeable and dynamic group of health practitioners, and looks forward to Symmetry’s bright future.
Owen’s interest in an active and healthy lifestyle began at an early age. Although at the time he took it for granted, he was fortunate enough to spend his childhood off the grid in the country, grazing on fresh fruits and vegetables from his mother’s bountiful organic garden, climbing trees and drinking fresh milk from the neighbors’ cow. In more recent years, Owen spends his time reading and studying nutrition and exercise, hiking with his girlfriend and two dogs, cooking, and playing classical and jazz piano at home and with his six person rock band.
Read MoreOwen currently holds a degree in Music and Psychology from Cornell College. He is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Power Plate® instructor. He loves to help his students gain new levels of strength and endurance in a non competitive, yet challenging and playful environment. Considering himself a life long learner, Owen is furthering his studies through Bauman College in Berkeley to become a Nutrition Consultant. Owen’s biggest goals are to apply his knowledge to assist as many people in taking complete control of their health through customized nutrition and exercise plans, and to help Symmetry Health Center continue to reach out and touch the lives of those striving for a better quality of life.
Lucy Mardikian, CPT
Fitness Trainer | TRX® Suspension Certified & CrossFit Trainer Certified
We are excited to have Lucy Mardikian join the fitness department at Symmetry. Lucy moved to the States from Lebanon with her mother when she was just 17. Being immersed in a new culture at such a young age, Lucy became incredibly disciplined and independent in all aspects of her life. This hard work has carried over into an ever increasing passion for health and fitness.
Lucy has dedicated herself to a regular CrossFit practice no less than 5 times a week every week. Her discipline and hard work breaking through many personal goals caught the attention of her trainers at Berkeley CrossFit, who suggested she complete her CrossFit trainer certification.
Lucy now holds her CrossFit Trainer certificate and is TRX® Suspension Certified. She enjoys instilling her discipline and no excuse attitude with her clients. Her classes are fun, challenging and will leave you feeling inspired to push harder to reach any goals, whether they be fitness related or not. When she is not at Berkeley CrossFit working on her squats, deadlifts or climbing ropes, she enjoys hiking in the hills with her boyfriend and two pitbulls, Luna and Sophie, eating good food, reading and playing classical piano.
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.
Certified Massage Therapist
Cameron has been a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) for over three years and is a member of the ABMP Massage Association. As an honors graduate from the National Holistic Institute, she has been trained in several modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Therapy, Shiatsu, Triggerpoint and energy work. Cameron specializes in creating a combination of firm Swedish with the therapeutic benefits of Deep Tissue and Myofascial Therapy to break up adhesions and relieve tension.
Prior to graduating from the National Holistic Institute, Cameron received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania. She worked for several years as a Residential Counselor for at risk youth with severe mental, emotional and behavioral challenges. Through this work she has learned the value of listening to the client’s specific needs, developed a deep understanding of reading what the body communicates and has experienced the importance of building a unique connection with each individual. Cameron has been providing massage for patients at Symmetry since the spring of 2011.
Clients enjoy her deep pressure, keen intuition and ability to hone in on the source of their discomfort, bringing much needed relief. Massage alleviates physical as well as emotional stress, and is a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being. Cameron is grateful to be able to assist others in restoring balance to the body and help improve their quality of life.
Rehab Assistant / Certified K-Laser Tech
Robin started working at Align Chiropractic in January of 2013. She received her certification as a Medical Assistant in 2002 and began working for Kaiser in the Pediatric and Women’s Health Departments. A Concord native, Robin has a background in competitive gymnastics and coaching, where she taught all ages to be strong, healthy, and happy. Her training in gymnastics taught her the importance of proper form for maintaining healthy bodily structure and allow for peak performance.
Robin is a caretaker by nature and a proud mother of two beautiful girls, Aleya (14) and Alexa (9). She enjoys watching and participating in Aleya’s softball and is excited to see her achieve her goal of earning a scholarship and playing at a college level. She embraces the challenges of Alexa’s autism and is an integral part of her journey by assisting her through nutrition and therapy.
Robin loves learning and is excited to learn each day from the Doctors and Staff here at Symmetry Health Center.
Rehab Assistant / Certified K-Laser Tech
Zoe loves fulfilling the role of rehab assistant within the practice. Her favorite aspects include teaching patients personalized exercises, participating in the process of corrective traction, and educating patients about Chiropractic Biophysics.
Her favorite thing about being part of the Symmetry team is seeing an active change in the quality of people’s life and health. Zoe is a Berkeley native with a passion for all aspects of health and wellness. She enjoys healthy eating, yoga, body building and trail running.
Continuing in her calling towards patient care, she plans on pursuing a Masters of Science in Nursing, with the ultimate goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
Amber Merizon, CPT
Fitness Trainer / Rehab Assistant / Certified K-Laser Tech
Amber Merizon is excited to be a member of the Symmetry Health Center team. She comes to Symmetry with 8 years of experience as a personal fitness trainer, physical therapy assistant, and a background in kinesiology.
Amber has been a lifelong athlete who knows the importance of fitness, nutrition, and chiropractic care in ones’ daily life. Amber is excited to be able to learn from the rest of the Symmetry team and to be a part of your journey towards true, lasting health.
In her spare time, Amber enjoys playing competitive soccer, hiking, working out, and going to as many sporting events as she can squeeze in. Her greatest passion is helping others achieve their personal health goals and making a positive difference in the lives of those around her.
Rehab Assistant / Certified K-Laser Tech
After receiving her first adjustment in 2008, Charlene began to understand that maintaining spinal health via chiropractic can have a significant impact on one’s physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
She received her B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine in 2012 with hopes to one day become a chiropractor. Charlene joined the Symmetry team in October 2014 and loves witnessing how chiropractic enhances each patient’s quality of life. She is currently studying to become a chiropractor at Life Chiropractic College West where she serves as the Student President of the California Chiropractic Association. She is working on her certification in Chiropractic Biophysics and is determined to help people function at their optimal potential.
Charlene works Part Time in Symmetry’s Oakland location as a K-Laser tech and traction and rehabilitation assistant to the treating doctors. Her positive attitude and genuine desire to help others is a great asset to the Symmetry team.
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.
Stephanie joined the Symmetry team with over 13 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Stephanie has always exhibited an interest in health; while in college she majored in health sciences. She has also been certified as an EMT and has achieved her CNA license. Since then she has continued to work in a variety of offices that provide services to enhance people’s quality of life.
As a wife and mother of two young children, Stephanie is a natural caregiver. Her long-time interest in food and nutrition has been a driving force in the changes she has made in the lives of herself and her family.
She finds great joy in making connections with people. For Stephanie, working at Symmetry, and continually witnessing patient’s lives transform, has been a truly wonderful gift.
Front Desk / Certified K-Laser Tech
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.
Front Desk / Certified K-Laser Tech
BreAnne became part of the Symmetry team in December 2013. She has over 5 years of experience working in the medical field and over 15 years working in customer relations. BreAnne not only helps to run the front desk at Symmetry, she also is a Chiropractic Assistant helping patients reach their health care goals by implementing exercise protocols and assisting the doctors with corrective traction setups.
BreAnne studied Polarity and Craniosacral Therapy at the Colorado School of Energy Studies in Boulder, CO. Her interest in this subject came from her having been a competitive athlete for many years and having a curiosity in the health and healing of the body. BreAnne also works as a Polarity and Craniosacral Therapist.
In BreAnne’s spare time, outside of work, she enjoys trail running and is currently studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer.