Team

Our team is your team.

On the path to health and wellness, it’s great to know your team will be with you all the way with expert knowledge and inspiration.

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Melanie Odeleye, MD

Lead Physician, Primary Care

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With a large family scattered across at least 4 continents and most of the 50 states, Melanie has seen medicine work in many different settings. Unfortunately, she has also seen medicine fall short of its potential in many places as well. Board certified in preventive medicine, Melanie aspires to find innovative solutions to improving healthcare quality, by using techniques as varied as behavioral change in individual patients and big data analysis for a population. Her hope is to eventually be able to translate best practices in medical quality and access to the village where her grandfather was born and raised, in south-west Nigeria.

 

Melanie loves to travel, read and listen to live music. She embraces the role of global citizen by learning as much as possible about other cultures. As the daughter of an immigrant, Melanie relates to the experience of straddling cultures and identities. If she were not a physician, Melanie would probably be an anthropologist or travel photographer.

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Lilian Lam, RN

RN Practice Manager

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Lilian loves working in healthcare because it is both rewarding and fulfilling. But what keeps her (and what she is in love with) is that there are always changes keeping her engaged and on her toes. Being a nurse gives her a variety of different specialties and niches, so she’s been able to find what’s right for her personality type, and loves that if she wants to change her specialty one day, nursing is a field that gives her the flexibility to do just that. She’s happy to be in an industry full of selfless individuals, one that allows her to serve the community as well as develop professionally.

 

Lilian earned a BS in Health Science from California State University, East Bay, and an AS in Nursing from City College of San Francisco. Prior to her role as Practice Lead, she worked as the Nurse Manager/Office Manager at a pediatric primary care office in SF, where she developed a passion for working with and encouraging new parents. She also worked in a Med-Surg unit at a small community hospital in her hometown of Delano, California, which is where she got experience working on a code-blue team. Lilian also learned the value of having culturally competent providers, nurses, and support staff while she was in that role. All of her experiences have shaped her as a nurse, and helped her consider each unique path that the people she’s helping might be on—including patients, family members, or the staff she serves.

 

Outside of work, Lilian enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, and baking.

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Melinda Wong, RN

Registered Nurse

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Melinda is a compassionate registered nurse who has been practicing the art of nursing for over

27 years. She is very detail oriented and highly motivated in her pursuit of competent patient care. She enjoys getting to know her patients and is known for developing a strong professional rapport with them. She has worked in both hospital and outpatient settings, with the last 20 years spent in an internal medicine office that practiced preventative health. She has a strong belief in the power of preventative medicine in improving patient outcomes.

Melinda was born in Dallas, TX, moving to Arizona at age three and resided there throughout college.  She received her nursing degree from Pima College in 1988.  She enjoys traveling the world and learning about new cultures.  In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis and is an avid reader. She has three grown children and resides in San Mateo.

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Jennifer Sharples, Psy.d

Clinical Psychologist

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Jennifer is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing for 15 years. She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and works with adults on issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, addiction, life transitions, career issues, relationship problems, and many other problems. Her focus is on stress management and she tries to bring that to her clients.

 

Jennifer earned her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of California Davis in 1993 and then went on to study psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in the Bay Area. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1999 and then her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2002. She was licensed to practice in 2004 and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael in Chemical Dependency in 2002-2003. She also completed an internship with Kaiser Permanente in Antioch while she was a student through their General Psychiatry program for one year.

 

She is a member of the American Psychological Association and in her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, travel, and playing chess.

 

While working with Crossover Health she hopes to achieve true health integration for her clients and see their mental health become improved and their well being take off.

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Christina Becker, MPH, RDN, NBC- HWC

Health Coach

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Christina’s mission is to empower people to achieve optimal health and well being by guiding their wellness journeys with an integrative, wholesome, and caring approach. She has over 12 years of experience working with a combination of disciplines including dietetics, non-profit community health, corporative wellness and coaching. Christina attended Hunter College in New York City for her undergraduate studies in food sciences, her dietetic internship and her Masters degree in Public Health. In 2014, she graduated from the inaugural class of the Integrative Health & Lifestyle program (IHeLp) at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and is a certified Hatha yoga instructor.

 

German by birth, world-citizen by choice, Christina recently re-located from NYC to California. She was in search of an environment that aligns with her philosophy for healthy living and chose Half Moon Bay, California to be her new home. Christina enjoys yoga and meditation, exercise, the beach, travel, and Brazilian samba. Passionate about wellness and believing firmly in what she teaches, Christina lives the life she encourages her clients to strive towards.

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Ben Manuel, DC

Chiropractor

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Ben is a California native, born and raised in San Francisco. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA. He draws on his 14 years of experience in running a multidisciplinary private practice when it comes to treating patients. He is very excited to join Crossover’s integrated healthcare team at Visa. He believes that a good doctor needs to listen and educate each and every patient in order to develop a specific course of treatment that will optimize their health. When he is not taking care of patients, you will find him playing tennis, fishing, volunteering time to Palo Alto High School football or spending his weekends with family in San Francisco or Santa Cruz.

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Olivia Chu, DC

Chiropractor

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Olivia Chu is a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic devoted on providing patient centric care. Dr. Olivia strives to spend time getting to know each patient to individualize treatments. She has treated many type of patients ranging from desk jockeys to the weekend warrior. Regardless of the activity level of the patient, Dr. Olivia’s main goal is to get the patient feeling better, faster and back to doing what they love.

 

Dr. Olivia attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA. During her time at Palmer, she was selected to intern at a Department of Defense hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. There she worked with a mentor clinician in a multi-disciplinary setting to provide care for active duty military men and women. Dr. Olivia was also able to provide care for the Naval Academy’s football team during her internship. It was gratifying for her to be able to give back to the people who help serve and protect our country. Since graduating chiropractic school, Dr. Olivia has pursued a postgraduate degree as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®). The certification required a minimum of 100 hours specific to the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. The training has given Dr. Olivia the skills and knowledge in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.

 

During her free time, Dr. Olivia enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, traveling to Half Moon Bay, and checking out fresh produce at Farmer’s Markets. Dr. Olivia also enjoys weightlifting, baking, and cheering for her hometown’s Sacramento Kings.

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Laurie Wallace, PT, MPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

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With over 20 years of experience Laurie has focused her career as a Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer on providing exceptional client care and personalized results. Laurie’s experience and skills are wide ranging in order to provide you with a focused plan of treatment to reach YOUR goals. She is committed to continuous professional development and innovative treatment plans that incorporate a variety of techniques from Eastern and Western medicine. Laurie believes in focusing on your treatment of the underlying problem (versus symptoms) which will have the best long term result.

 

Laurie received her Master of Physical Therapy from NOVA Southeastern University and double majored in both Sports Medicine with honors, with a specialty in Athletic Training, and Biology. Throughout her career she has worked with multiple organizations including professional and collegiate sports teams and athletes, both on and off the field. Some of these include NFL Europe (Barcelona Dragons), Arena Football League, Championship Place Kicking and Punting with Hall of Fame Nominee Coach Doug Blevins, McGirt Boxing, and athletes from NBA, MLB, professional soccer and D-II co-ed sports.

 

Laurie and her husband Mike enjoy exploring San Francisco, hiking, attending wine festivals, trying new restaurants, and traveling the globe. She is an active member of Alpha Phi Alumnae San Mateo Chapter. Laurie enjoys practicing Yoga, studying Chinese Medicine techniques and homeopathy, as well as working out to keep fit and healthy.

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Joe Davis, LAc

Acupuncturist

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Joseph is a seasoned Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and Acupuncturist with over a decade of experience. He completed his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Berkeley. He later obtained his Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as achieving his Acupuncturist License. In addition to his initial training, he has completed advanced training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition. One of his passions is making the ancient and time-tested methodologies of Chinese medicine approachable and relevant for modern people. In this capacity, he serves as a professor at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland. He has also always understood the importance of movement for maintaining physical and mental health, and is currently a Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong instructor at a multidisciplinary center in Oakland. After successfully establishing his own community-based acupuncture practice, Joseph has joined our team at Visa to bring the treasures of Chinese medicine to an employer-based practice, and be part of an integrated care team.

 

Joseph enjoys learning about different cultures, and has traveled extensively. He enjoys cooking meals with fresh produce from his family’s small garden and the local farmers’ markets. In his spare time he can be found hiking the trails of the Bay Area, paddling on northern California’s many rivers, chasing around his two young boys, and studying eastern philosophy and culture.

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Khanie Ha, LAc, MSW

Acupuncturist

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Khanie is a licensed Acupuncturist in CA and WA state. She received her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, CA and specializes in pain management, chronic internal diseases as well as psycho-somatic conditions such as addictions, anxiety and depression. She also has a background in counseling with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. For difficult conditions, she utilizes Neuro-Emotional Technique which combines her chinese medical and counseling background for a more comprehensive healing treatment.

 

Khanie grew up in Seattle, WA with her immigrant mother who always emphasized tenets of chinese medicine in her upbringing. As well, her late grandfather was a traditional healer that had much influence on Khanie’s natural abilities to help others live their healthiest life physically, emotionally and spiritually. During her spare time, she enjoys hiking, qigong, camping and snowboarding in the winters. She lives in Oakland with her partner, two bunnies and a cat.

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Yssabelle Cutchon, BSPH

Host

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Yssabelle is a trail blazer who utilizes her organizational skills and ability to multitask to enhance the experiences of those around her. Working in healthcare has always been her goal because forming relationships and helping to better the lives of others has always been her passion.

 

Being the daughter of two immigrants, she was raised to recognize the value of hard work and having integrity. Her experience in the food service industry has also shaped the way she views the world. Having the opportunity to be a part of one of the most humbling industries has introduced her to diverse individuals and situations that have taught her the importance of being kind to everyone you meet.

 

Yssabelle was born and raised in the Bay Area. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health at San Jose State University where she made the Dean’s List. In her free time, she enjoys singing, dancing and spending time with family and friends. Most weekends you will find her binge-watching shows on Netflix, indulging in great food and taking the scenic route to her destination.

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Eugene Kim, DO

Primary Care

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Eugene was born in New Jersey but grew up in the Bay Area in Moraga, CA. After graduating from UC Davis with a B.S. in Physiology, he decided to stay in California and attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA. Hw completed his residency in Modesto, CA, am Board Certified in Family Medicine and joined Kaiser Permanente in 2005. He is excited to be part of a group of physicians leading a family medicine centered approac to patient care.

 

He believe in providing personalized patient care, fully respecting the unique medical and social backgrounds that each person possesses. He is also a strong advocate of preventive medicine, encouraging my patients to take responsibility of their own health by leading healthier lifestyles through proper nutrition, regular exercise and stress management. He realized that a trip to the doctor can be a nerve-racking experience; he makes it a priority to make his patients feel comfortable and at ease during the visit.

 

His medical interests include preventive medicine, internal medicine, sports medicine, and pediatrics. In addition to English, he also speaks Spanish and some Korean. When Eugene is not practicing medicine, he enjoys hiking, surfing, and playing golf.

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Barbara Yap, MD

Primary Care

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Barbara obtained her medical degree at the University of the East, Philippines in 1995 and finished her residency training in family practice at New York Medical College-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Yonkers New York in 2005. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine since 2005. Prior to coming to Kaiser Permanente, she worked in a family practice group in Marysville, WA for two years.

 

At a young age, she was fortunate to be inspired by family members and friends who were role models as doctors in their field. Aside from that, her parents always encouraged her to go on mission trips with them when she was a teenager. These experiences further fueled her desire to serve and give back to the community.

 

On a personal note, Barbara was born and raised in the Philippines. She is of Chinese-Filipino heritage. She speaks fluent Tagalog, and understands a little bit of Chinese and Spanish.

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Sima Sura, MD

Primary Care

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Sima has always been in the Bay Area but did her undergraduate studies at UCLA, and completed her Medical Education from Flinders University of South Australia School of Medicine in Adelaide. She then came back to California to complete my residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and fulfilling her childhood dream of providing children and adults the tools they need to live a happy and healthy life.

 

She is particularly interested in pediatrics & adolescent medicine, adult medicine, preventive medicine, and Health education. She enjoys performing minor procedures and skin health. Her philosophy of medicine involves partnering with her patients to come up with good strategies for healthy living and with parents.

 

When Sima is not caring for her patients, she loves visiting new countries, traveling, reading, watching foreign movies, dancing, and socializing with family and friends.

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Sharon Ou, MD

Primary Care

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Sharon attended Tufts University School of Medicine and enjoyed the academic challenges and rich culture in Boston, MA. She then completed her residency at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, and am Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She have always enjoyed the cultural diversity and beautiful weather in California.

 

She joined the Southern California Permanente Medical Group after her training. When her family relocated to Northern California in 2000, she joined the Permanente Medical Group here in northern California without any hesitation and have enjoyed the preventive health and teamwork approach that Kaiser has to offer to its members.

 

She is interested in preventive health and like to work together with her patients to achieve good health. She encourages all her patients to be proactive about healthy lifestyle.

She also speak Mandarin and Taiwanese.

 

When Sharon is not at work, she enjoys spending time with my family. They love traveling, music, and getting together with their friends.

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Bryant Hom, DO

Primary Care

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Bryant was born and raised in San Francisco and have always appreciated the diversity of the Bay Area. He completed his medical education at Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, followed by residency at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, and am Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Deciding where he would practice medicine was an easy choice, as was joining the The Permanente Medical Group.

 

Bryant recognize that internal medicine is indeed very challenging and demands great dedication, but also know that the rewards come with practicing medicine far surpass what it requires. He finds practicing primary care medicine is fulfilling in that it provides the opportunity to forge long-term relationships with his patients, seeing them through their illnesses and taking part in improving their overall health, including preventive care. He is committed to providing his patients with the best quality of care and dedicated to fostering a relationship of respect and mutual trust.

 

Outside of work, Bryant enjoy cooking, running, hiking, and spending quality time with his family.

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Christopher Lau, MD

Primary Care

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As an internist, Christopher’s primary goal is to work with his patients to help them make educated decisions about their healthcare, keeping in mind their background and values.

 

He values the collaborative nature of medicine and believes that the best medical plans are created with the patients and not just for them. No two patients are identical and nor should their plans of care be either.

 

His interests in medicine are varied. He have a keen interest in sports related injuries and treatments along with nutrition and general wellness. These interest coincide with my personal interests of running (he is a half marathoner, working his way to a full) and kettle bell training.

 

He accepted his position with Kaiser Permanente in the fall of 2015 after having recently moved from NYC, where he had spent the last 13 years, to be closer to his family.

 

Christopher grew up just outside of Washington DC and received my BS degree in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia and continued with my medical education at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

He eventually moved to NYC in 2002 for training purposes at Mount Sinai where he continued on as associate professor of medicine training medical students. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

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Ginny To, LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Ginny has been devoted to providing compassionate nursing care since 2013.  She has worked in a wide array of clinical settings including neurosurgery, breast health, and pediatrics.  Her experience has helped her learn to effectively communicate and understand patient’s needs.  She is very passionate about her job and strives to give a pleasant patient experience every time. Currently, Ginny is taking classes to obtain a degree in Registered Nursing.  During her free time, Ginny enjoys spending time with her cat Luna, photography, and traveling.

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Sue-Hyan Lin, LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Sue is a Licensed Vocational Nurse with a diverse background in healthcare, ranging from family medicine to acute mental health. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, she took care of adolescents and adults in an inpatient mental health and substance abuse setting. Her experience working with people of various ages and health conditions gives her the ability to communicate and work effectively. Sue was born in Burma and relocated with her family to the Bay Area. Her goal is to become a Registered Nurse and continue to grow in the medical field. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, exploring new places and sampling different types of food.

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Anne-Margareta Cruz (Marj), LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Marj is a highly-motivated nurse professional. She is devoted to providing the utmost level of care to her patients. She began her career in healthcare in 2009 after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Since that time, she accumulated nearly eight years of clinical nursing experience and education in various areas of nursing – inpatient, outpatient, and academic setting. She is passionate about fitness, food, and travel. She believes that finding balance in life is important. Her true desire is to promote a positive healing experience for her patients – body, mind, and spirit.

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Craig-Ryan Q. Torda, LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Craig has been providing compassionate and holistic care for patients since 2014. His range of experience includes psychiatric care, pediatrics, and adult medicine. He takes pride in paying attention to detail and closing the communication loop to ensure that his patients’ needs are addressed. During his free time, he loves spending quality time with his family. Some of Craig’s hobbies include cooking, fishing, and hiking.