Our Team

Garden State Spine & Pain Team

Dr. Raj. A. Gupta

The creator, developer and founder of Soul Focus, Dr. Gupta is passionate about his purpose to help as many people as possible avoid unnecessary prescription medication and surgery using diet and exercise and the Soul Focus wellness center he created. After obtaining a business marketing degree from Drexel University, Dr. Gupta attended Life Chiropractic College and then returned to the area in which he was raised to serve the
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Stephanie Schaffer
General Manager

Stephanie has 7 years of experience in the health care field as both administration and medical assistant.
Stephanie started out as a medical assistant working her way up successfully with experience in front desk management and finally with all her heart and soul becoming a billing manager and collection specialist. She has been certified in
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Mark Haft

Mark graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. After finishing school, he has spent most of his business career involved with the stock market. First as a Stockbroker and then as a Stock Trader. He is excited to continue his career working for an organization whose purpose is to get patients healthy and have them continue on
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Dr. Gagandeep Gill

Dr. Gill grew up in Eatontown, NJ. He earned his bachelors in biochemistry from Rutgers University. Onwards he continued his education and successfully earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University, St. Louis, Missouri. Aside from his educational accomplishments, Dr. Gill also has 15 years of experience in business management and real estate.
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Jessica Schaffer
Office Manager

Jessica graduated from Sanford Brown Institute as a CMA in 2011 and continues her career at Garden State Spine & Pain Institute as the Office Manager. Ever since being in the medical field, Jessica finds herself in the right place at the right time helping and caring for as many people as possible. Her lifelong ambition has been to help others and succeed in what she loves to do.
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Eileen Spears
Executive Assistant

Eileen Spears began her education at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, where she obtained an A.A.S in Secretarial Science. After the birth of her daughter and son, she pursued her Paralegal Certificate at Monmouth University. She possesses over 30 years of experience as an Executive Assistant and is excited to continue her career at Soul Focus Wellness Center.
Eileen resides in Bradley Beach with her husband where she enjoys the beach and the boardwalk. In September 2017 she celebrated the birth of her grandson, Hudson, who is the love of her life.

Amy Lober, MSN, APN-C
Nurse Practitioner

Amy graduated from West Chester University, PA with both her Bachelors in Science and Registered Nursing degree. She first started her career at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia and then went on to become a travel RN. After traveling the country for several years and working at hospitals such as the Mayo Clinic, John’s Hopkins, UCSF and Brigham and Women’s, Amy felt it was time to advance her
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Dr. Jared Bornstein DC MS CNS

Dr. Jared Bornstein is a Chiropractic Physician and clinical nutritionist. He is originally from Englishtown NJ and graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and Masters of Nutrition degree from the University of Bridgeport. While at chiropractic school Dr. Bornstein completed a neuroradiology rotation at Stoney Brook Medical School and was part of the medical
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Dr. Parth Thakar DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Parth Thakar is one of the physical therapists in our office. Dr. Thakar earned his bachelors degree in exercises science from Rutgers University in 2012. He then went to American International College of Massachusetts for his doctorate degree in
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Fran Scala PT, MS
Physical Therapist

Fran went to the College of Staten Island and graduated Physical Therapy School in 2002. With a bachelors degree is science and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She started at Soul Focus in April 2017 and enjoys living in Manalapan NJ. She has three children; two boys and a girl. Fran’s favorite things to do is spend time with her children, watch movies, read, hiking, and swimming.
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Yunshen Wang

Yunshen received his bachelor degree of medicine from Kunming Medical University, Yunnan, China in 2001, and then received a Masters Degree of Acupuncture from the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2013. Aside from being passionate about Chinese Medicine, he loves to do research in the field of oriental health nutrition, Taiji and Qigong.

Kingsley Fong, L.AC. DIPL. AC.

Kingsley Fong is board-certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He specializes facial rejuvenation acupuncture and tuina massage and has vast experience in treating musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, digestive issues and allergies.
Kingsley grew up in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. He studied Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, where he graduated with a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture.
Kingsley has studied Taekwondo, Kenpo, and Muaythai for over 10 years. As a former martial arts instructor, Kingsley became interested in the healing properties of the internal martial arts and acupuncture. Now he practices Taiqi, Qigong, and kickboxing on a daily basis in conjunction with acupuncture.
Fun Fact: Even though he is right-handed, Kingsley is a southpaw boxer.

Debra Dayton, B.S.B.A., CL.N

Debra’s passion for nutrition started in her early teens when she had the revelation that the foods she ate were having an impact on her debilitating migraines. This knowledge was a benefit a few years later when her doctor said she would have to be on medication for the rest of her life if she wanted to control her medical issues. She
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Denise Lombardi
Marketing Executive

Denise was born and raised in Bergen County NJ. After graduating from high school she attended the University of Delaware where she majored in Mass Communication and English. Immediately after graduating, Denise began her career in television production. A few years later, Denise started taking taekwondo where she managed to tear her ACL and meniscus. It was during treatment for her knee that she decided to change careers and become a massage therapist. She is excited to be part of the marketing team at Soul Focus and truly believes in its mission.

Fun Fact: Was a ball girl at the US OPEN tennis tournament

Francisco Gomez
Marketing Executive

Francisco “Frankie” Gomez, was born and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He loves spending time with family and connecting with new people who want to become the best version of themselves starting with their health. Frankie enjoys doing massage therapy and talking about nutrition. Most importantly, Frankie looks forward to learning more about health and wellness, so he can help as many people as possible.

Brittany Doggett
Certified Medical Assistant

Brittany was born and raised in Neptune, NJ
and graduated from Neptune High in 2010. She takes pride in helping people and enjoys the company of the patients.
She has two dogs; Maxwell the Chihuahua and Prince the mini Yorkie. Her favorite sports teams are the Jets for football, the Mets for baseball, and the Knicks for basketball.
Fun Fact: She is an only-child

Jessica Cofsky
Certified Medical Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in Staten Island, NY and moved to NJ when she was 16. Jessica graduated from Howell high school in 2009 and continued her education at brook dale community college, which she is still attending . She has worked in the medical field as a medical assistant for 9 years and loves every second of it. She is the happiest when working with patients and get to witness first hand their road to recovery. She has always been a people person with a very outgoing personality so working in the medical field suites her well. She also loves spending time with her family and close friends on her spare time and doing outdoor activities.

Fun fact: Jessica is a huge sports fanatic!

Anthony Lanzano
Chiropractic Assistant

Anthony graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a B.S in Exercise Physiology. He has been working at Soul Focus for 5 years and feels he has truly been blessed with many great experiences here. He is currenty attending Palmer College where and will be receiving his Doctorate in Chiropractic. His true passion is helping people improve their overal health and their
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Shayna Lacoviello
Physical Therapist Aide

Shayna earned her BS in Biology with an Anatomy and Physiology specialty from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. She graduated from college in May 2017. While attending college, she was a double sport athlete, playing soccer and lacrosse. Her goal is to eventually go back to school to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Fun Fact: She is obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy.

Farrah Hogen
Front Desk

Farrah joined the Soul Focus family in September of 2017. She has found her experience at Soul Focus to be educational and inspiring. Her goal is to reach her full potential at Soul Focus by completing her Health and Science Degree and continuing her career in the health field. Being apart of the team at Soul Focus, with the purpose to help as many people as possible avoid
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Dana Kudrick
Front Desk

Born and raised in Hazlet, NJ. Dana graduated from Raritan High School in 2012. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as much as she can. She has always kept herself busy between school and working multiple jobs at once. After completing her program for Radiology from Brook-dale College, she plans to go to a University to receive her Bachelors
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Jade Cleveland
Billing Associate

Jade Cleveland grew in Long Branch, New Jersey. She went to Bryant University for about three years, she put her education on hold so she could travel to different places. Right now she is double majoring in Finance and Statistics at Monmouth University. She plans to graduate and get her Masters in Actuarial Math. From there her dream is own her own an Actuarial firm. Jade is dedicated to making her dream come true so she is able to help kids from her community who aren’t as privileged or have the same opportunities as herself. She likes to laugh, shop and hang out with her friends.

Soul Spa Team

Donna Homicki
Spa Director

Donna leads her team in providing all aspects of the ultimate Spa experience. This includes top-notch customer service in a tranquil, transformational environment.
Her favorite part of being the Spa Director at Soul Focus is working with talented individuals who are devoted to making their clients feel great.
Her professional background is in
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Dora Santiago
Lead Massage Therapist

She believes in the body’s ability to heal itself. Dora incorporates her techniques and clinical education that she received from Body in Mind Massage Institute located in Toms River. Dora has been with Soul Spa since January of 2017, and is honored to be Soul Spa’s Lead Therapist. Her training includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Reiki, and Reflexology. Dora is also
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Keith Fournier
Massage Therapist

Kieth has been a massage therapist since 2009. He is a former massage instructor and certified in neuromuscular therapy. Kieth also specializes in trigger point therapy and speaks American Sign Language.

Fun fact: He has a little boy named Silas.

Christine Sansevere LMT, CPT
Massage Therapist

Chrissie has been a massage therapist, group exercise instructor and trainer for over 16 years at the Jersey Shore. Chrissie enjoys helping others relax and destress from the daily stressors of life. She is especially knowledgeable with sport specific and injury massage, be it you just ran a marathon, or had rotator cuff surgery. Your relaxation is her passion… making your time spent here at Soul Focus liberating and intentional. Chrissie played sports as a young girl, and kept up her competitive nature throughout high school, college, and adult years finishing two marathons and countless fitness challenges. She is full of energy, and believes in life long learning! Chrissie majored in both Exercise Physiology and English at WVU, and received her Massage License from Somerset School of Massage in Wall, NJ. She has been with Soul Focus for two years and is available by appointment on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Kelli Foster

Kelli has been a dedicated licensed Esthetician for over 10 years specializing in customized facials and brow shaping/waxing. She completed her training at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness in Marlton, NJ. Kelli is Dermalogica and Aveda trained and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with her many years of experience.
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Brandye Carter
Soul Spa Front Desk

Brandye Carter grew up in Eatontown New Jersey. Having family in the Army, Brandye has lived in Maryland and Arkansas but always came back to New Jersey. She has a background in pharmaceuticals, massage therapy and medical billing and coding. Outside work she enjoys the healthcare field because helping others is her expertise. Brandye is happy to have found a place where she can use all the skills she’s attained and gained at Soul Focus.

Focus Fitness Team

Vin Lam
Assistant Gym Manager

Vin graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Since starting GSSPI he has had a wonderful experience, where he learns every day. Fitness has been his passion since he was in high school. His goal is to help people restore, maintain, and promote quality of life and optimal physical function. He is certified as a Personal Trainer to help further pursue his career
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Charlotte Wagenaar
Focus Fitness Operations Manager

Charlotte Wagenaar went to Hillsborough high school and continued her education at Brookdale Community College to receive a degree in Communication. She loves her job at Soul Focus working at the front desk. Charlotte loves the people she works, along with the clients she interacts with daily. Overall Charlotte loves coming into work everyday! In her spare time Charlotte enjoys working on herself and hanging out with friends. .Charlotte’s hobbies include horseback riding and working out.

Danny Hyppolite
Focus Fitness Sales Manager

Danny Hyppolite enjoys working out. He also likes to work with youth at his church and spending time with his family. When Dany has free time he also enjoys watching sports, comedic movies and documentary films.

Lindsay Schmatz, B.S.N., NASM-CPT
Personal Trainer and Nutritionist

Lindsay graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science and a minor in Public Health. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Nutrition and exercise has always played a
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Anthony Manzione
Focus Fitness Front Desk

Anthony Manzione was born and raised in Staten island, New York. He moved to New Jersey when he was nine with his family. Anthony currently is a senior at Christian Brothers Academy. He plans on going to school to get his doctorate for physical therapy. He loves to spend time with his family, friends, and girlfriend. Outside of school and work he plays basketball and rugby. Fun fact: Anthony lost over thirty pounds going into his junior year of high school by working out and eating clean.

Julie Schwartz
Focus Fitness Front Desk

Julie is a 24 year old photographer who came to Soul Focus to find wellness and like-minded people. She graduated from Brookdale Community College with an Associate’s in Journalism and is working on her photography degree. She plans on continuing her education in the near future. She loves the beach, animals, and a good slice of pizza (only every now and again.) She also lives for music, art, and the feeling that a good yoga class gives. She tries to start each day with a smile and hopes that you do as well.

Flo Spinazzola
Focus Fitness Trainer

Flo has many roles; she is a mother, a wife, and a lover of cats! She was a former pre-school teacher and personal care aide. In her spare time she loves to cook and read. Dancing is her go to stress-reliever and is what makes her happy. She has a passion for fitness and has been a Zumba instructor for 4 years. She also got her personal training certification and has been working for Focus Fitness. She is a die-hard Soul Focus fan, for sure!