Our Team

Garden State Spine & Pain Team

Dr. Raj. A. Gupta
Founder

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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Dr. Gary L. Yen, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Gary L. Yen is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a sub-specialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Yen grew up in Long Island, NY and received his medical degree from Ross University. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and performed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stony Brook University, where he was chief resident.
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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. Gagandeep Gill
Patient Education/Chiropractor

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.

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. Here at Soul Focus, Jessica has built a great bond, a lifestyle, and career.

In her spare time, she loves watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with family and her dog, Simba.

Stephanie Schaffer
Billing Manager/Collection Specialist

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 Medical Billing and Coding since 2002. She has worked in various practice settings such as Orthopaedics, Family Care, Pain Management, Personal Injury, and Workman’s Compensation practices.

Stephanie has recently joined our team in June of 2016 as our billing manager. She is a team player with passion, knowledge, and creativity who continues to learn and grow.

In her spare time Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and 3 year old puppy Simba. She loves animals, movies, reading, baseball (New York Yankees) and music. She loves to be silly and appreciates life.

Dr. Jared Bornstein
Chiropractor

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 team for the Bridgeport Bluefish minor league baseball team. He is passionate about patient centered care and optimizing the health of all of his patients.

Fun Fact: Dr. Bornstein is a Yankees, Jets, and Nets fan and loves to talk sports. Ask him how his teams are doing next time your in!

Yunshen Wang
Acupuncturist

I received my 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, I love to do research in the field of oriental health nutrition, Taiji and Qigong.

Veronica Bogomazova
Acupuncturist

Veronica Bogomazova is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) who is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in the state of New Jersey. She has a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Veronica’s passion has always been finding the purest path to peace and well-being. With the use of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, she meets her clients where they are in their process of growth and healing. Her treatments are individually crafted based on your specific needs and current symptoms to bring about optimal health. Though she successfully treats a range of health issues, her specialty is in sports injuries, pain management, women’s health, and emotional well-being. Veronica’s goal is to motivate others to be kind and gentle to themselves while staying committed and consistent to their health.

Veronica believes that this medicine can have a profound effect on one’s life, whether that means decreased level of pain, better digestion and sleep, and/or the ability to deal with daily life stresses in a healthier manner. She feels very privileged to be a facilitator of your health and wellness.

Fun fact: In her free time, she likes to go hiking and trail running.

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.

Fun Fact: She loves to watch reruns of ER and eat ice cream!

Michelle T. Coyle: LPN, PTA, ASR, AOT,MFR, AP
Physical Therapy Assistant

Michelle studied first at Hofstra University College Long Island NY as a Biology major obtaining her ASS in nursing and then licensing as a Practical Nurse, with 15 years working in Private and county hospitals in LI, NY. She then moved on to Mercer College for continued studies, majoring in the biology sciences once again, with a minor in business, and computer technology adding to her degree. Then moved on into the PTA program and licensed PTA of Physical Therapy with additional certifications in Advanced Stroke Rehabilitation, Advanced Neurological Disorders, Advanced Orthopedic Therapeutic exercise, and Advanced techniques in Joint replacement of shoulder, hips, and knees & advanced certifications in Kinesiology tapping for joint mobilization, muscle re-education, stability and postural deficits along with certifications in Myofascial release, joint mobilization techniques, Reiki massage & acupressure manual techniques along with cross frictions, and Cold laser. She maintains a position at University Medical Center Princeton and Plainsboro Rd and has now joined our team several months ago to work in our PT department

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

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 intuitively knew this advice was wrong and went straight to modifying her diet once again. Being able to heal herself through food for the second time was the catalyst for Debra to seek out a career in nutrition.

Debra graduated from Rider University with a Bachelor’s degree and later went on to the Academy of Natural Health Sciences where she received her certification in Clinical Nutrition and Holistic Health. Debra is excited to share her knowledge and follow her passion of helping others heal through nutrition.

Debra believes in a caring and gentile approach to nutritional counseling. She is always encouraging and never shames her clients for missteps. Debra goes by the moto, “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.” You will not regret taking this step toward health. You will regret not taking the chance.

Fun Fact: My family and I do mud runs together. I hate them but when you’re a mom of boys…

Danielle Levine
Front Desk Coordinator

Danielle grew up in a small North Jersey town called Ramsey, where she graduated High School in 2005. She has lived in Ocean Township since 2007 and absolutely loves living at the shore! She started her education journey at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a major in Aeronautical Science (commercial airline pilot) but flying became more of a hobby than a career choice for Danielle so she came home to pursue her other dreams. She graduated from Brookdale Community College in 2009 with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and is currently working on her Bachelors in Business Marketing! Danielle has worked in the medical field since 2009 and has been with Soul Focus since March of 2015. Her passion for wellness began with her first job at an Internal Medicine office and has grown exponentially while working at Soul Focus–She absolutely loves being apart of the fantastic team of doctors and staff!
In December 2016 her son Dean was born and she couldn’t be more in love! On the weekend she loves spending time with her son and following her favorite football teams- NY Jets & Alabama Crimson Tide ( roll tide roll!) and following her favorite Nascar driver Jimmie Johnson! In the summer you can catch her down at the beach or fishing off her families boat!

Fun Fact: She’s a history channel addict!

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 daily life. Gong into work everyday and hearing patients say that they are better and pain free, is the most rewarding feeling for Anthony. In his free time Anthony likes to go to the gym, and spend time with family and friends. He believes when he receives his Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic, the sky is the limit with the care he will be able to provide to people. Soul Focus has guided him down the right path with his career and he can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Brittany Doggett
Certified Medial Assistant

Born and raised in Neptune, NJ
Graduated Neptune High in 2010
Fun Fact: is an only-child
Has two dogs; Maxwell the Chihuahua and Prince the mini Yorkie
Favorite sports teams: Jets, Mets, Knicks

Vin Lam
Physical Therapy Aide/Personal Trainer

I graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. I have been with GSSPI for 7 months and it has been a wonderful experience, where I learn every day. Fitness has been my passion since I was in high school. My goal is to help people restore, maintain, and promote quality of life and optimal physical function. I was recently certified as a Personal Trainer to help further pursue my career and passion in the field, and I can’t wait to continue to reach for the stars at Soul Focus.

Shayna Lavoivello
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.

Jordan Holck

Jordan graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors in Business Management in January 2017. She is a Billing and Collections Specialist for Garden State Spine and Pain Institute. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer for Soul Focus Fitness and fitness has always played a big role in her life. Her hobbies include hiking, going to the beach, reading and snowboarding.

Fun fact: She loves Stephen King books

Soul Spa Team

Dora
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 trained in medical massage techniques, including Oncology and Mastectomy massage. She strives to make each session meaningful for her clients specific needs. Her goal is to guide each client’s mind and body to the level of balance, relaxation, and relief they strive to obtain.

Dora has been involved in performing arts for over 10 years, including competitive dance and musical theatre. She’s also a board member of Exit 82 Theatre Company located in Toms River.

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.

Brandye Carter
Soul Spa Front Desk

With a background in pharmaceuticals and massage therapy. I am looking to further my career in Nutrition ones day. I love working at Soul Focus and Soul Spa because of the concept itself of healing the body. In my spare time I like to watch movies and play with my kitten!

Focus Fitness Team

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 big role in Lindsay’s life. She was a competitive gymnast for 13 years and learned the importance of a healthy diet at an early age.
Health and fitness has always been her passion. She wants nothing more than to help others live their fullest, happiest, healthiest lives possible. Lindsay’s objective is to help as many people as she can to reach their health and fitness goals.
In her spare time, she loves going to the gym, cooking healthy meals, and spending time with her family.

Dana Martinez
Operations Manager

While continuing to pursue her degree, she has found a family in Soul Focus.

To her, there is nothing more rewarding in life than being able to help somebody in any situation and being able put a smile on somebody’s face. Because remember “When your smiling, the whole world smiles with you!”

Working at Soul Focus, she have been given the opportunity to come to work every single day and experience change in peoples lives through what we do; Feed the SOUL with health and happiness through all of our natural, holistic approaches to health and combinations of nutrition, fitness, chiropractic, and ect.

To be able to be a witness such positive changes in our patients and members lives is rewarding. But to be able to say that she got to do this every day as her job, is way beyond what she had wished for her future. Every day is rewarding and for that, she feels that she is truly blessed to be a part of the Soul Focus Family.

Charlotte Wagenaar
Focus Fitness Front Desk

I went to Hillsborough high school and I’m in my second semester of college at Brookdale Community College. I plan to get my degree in communications. I work front desk here at soul focus and I love my job. I love the people I work with the clients I see everyday and all around I love showing up to work everyday! In my spare time I love working on myself and hanging out with friends. My hobbies include horse back riding and working out.