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.
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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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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
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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
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Yunshen Wang
Acupuncturist

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.

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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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 Associates 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
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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
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Mark Haft
C.F.O

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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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
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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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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

Vin Lam
Physical Therapy Aide/Personal Trainer

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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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.

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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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.

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
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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
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