Meet Our Team

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Dr. Mark Gabriel Chiropractor

Dr. Ruben Avevedo Chiropractor

Dr. Ruben Avevedo Chiropractor

 

Dr. Gabriel has been in health care his entire life. Dr. Gabriel grew up in Cairo, Egypt, and went to work with his mother in a pharmacy as a child, and upon graduation from high school he enrolled in pharmacy school which made him realize that there is more to healthcare than giving medications to patients to mask theri symptoms.

He obtained his Doctorate Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida. Dr. Gabriel has 15 years of experience in healthcare treatments. Currently, Dr. Mark focuses on research based treatments for patients and thrives on finding the most advanced technology in medicine to combine it with the finest holistic care. 

Dr. Mark Gabriel is a member of the Oregon Chiropractic Association (OCA), the Rotary Club of Portland, Toastmaster Club of Portland and co-chairs the Wheel of Power Committee. He recently has become a new member of the Peer Review Committee of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

He lives with his partner in NE Portland and in his spare time, loves to snowboard in the windere, ride his motorcycle and compete in Spartan races in the summertime. 

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Dr. Ruben Avevedo Chiropractor

Dr. Ruben Avevedo Chiropractor

Dr. Ruben Avevedo Chiropractor

  Dr. Acevedo is a native of the island of Puerto Rico. He completed his Anthropology undergraduate degree at Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and a masters degree in the same field at California State University Los Angeles, both with a specialty in Archeology. Later he went to the University of Western States in Portland, where he completed a bachelor in Human Biology, a masters in Sport Medicine and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Acevedo uses all the skills gained from his studies and experience growing up in a Puerto Rico and living in the US to provide treatment that is specific to each patient, taking into consideration that there could be cultural element that may affect treatment. Dr. Acevedo is our Spanish speaking provider. His goal is to not only get patients better but to provide tools which they can later use. In his free time, he likes to enjoy the outdoors, the gastronomic scene in Portland and the PNW, and spending time with his dog and girlfriend.   

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Dr. Rami Layous Chiropractor

Dr. Ruben Avevedo Chiropractor

Michelle Williams N.D. Naturopath Doctor

 

Dr. Rami Layous earned his Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology from the University of Western States. Already having a medical background in dentistry and sleep studies, he became interested in the chiropractic profession after suffering a debilitating car accident, which caused pain and limitation of his daily activities. He experienced firsthand the benefits of chiropractic treatment in restoring his ability to be active and do the things he enjoys. 

Utilizing a holistic and comprehensive approach, Dr. Rami includes manual and instrument-assisted techniques, in both joint and soft-tissue manipulation. He uses physio modalities and massage, such as Trigger Point Therapy and pin and stretch, to accelerate the healing process. Dr. Rami believes that every human body responds to treatment differently, therefore, he is dedicated to thorough examinations, from which he is able to tailor a treatment that provides the best results as quickly as possible. He also works with his patients on rehabilitation, to help ensure the best long-term outcome.

Dr. Rami has teamed with chiropractic missions in providing free care to underprivileged populations and is constantly expanding his knowledge and improving his skills by keeping up with the latest literature, and attending seminars and workshops.

Dr. Rami Layous has been in Portland, Oregon since 2005 and loves the Great Northwest. He enjoys hiking, biking, and photography.

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Michelle Williams N.D. Naturopath Doctor

Kathleen Kuhn N.D. Naturopath Doctor

Michelle Williams N.D. Naturopath Doctor


 Dr. Michelle Williams is a licensed naturopathic physician in Oregon and Washington. Dr Williams earned her bachelor's of science at the Evergreen State College in Laboratory Sciences and a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). Her passion is in preventive and women’s health. She has spent a great deal of her education and practice in education regarding the path of “dis-ease” and how to restore the body to wholeness. Her modalities include regenerative medicine services, lifestyle and nutritional education and natural pain relief. Dr Williams grew up in a small town in southeast Idaho and is the third of four girls and one boy. She loves art, dancing and spending time with her husband, two boys and family pets.  

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Kathleen Kuhn N.D. Naturopath Doctor

Kathleen Kuhn N.D. Naturopath Doctor

Kathleen Kuhn N.D. Naturopath Doctor


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Kaitlin Leonard Acupuncturist

Kathleen Kuhn N.D. Naturopath Doctor

Kathleen Kuhn N.D. Naturopath Doctor


 Kaitlin joined the Wellness Center team as a licensed acupuncturist in 2019. She graduated with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2015 and is looking forward to graduating with her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science in April of 2020. Kaitlin has completed extensive training on the treatment and rehabilitation of painful injuries by using acupuncture to reduce the time it takes to heal, reduce pain and help prevent acute injuries from turning into chronic conditions. She has additional training in the safe use of acupuncture in pregnancy. As a Montana transplant, Kaitlin has always loved the outdoors and enjoys cross country skiing, hiking and rock climbing. 

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Hannah Grice Accupuncturist

Ryan Branson Licensed Massage Therapist

Liry Hackmnan Chiropractic Assistant

 

Bio Coming Soon

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Liry Hackmnan Chiropractic Assistant

Ryan Branson Licensed Massage Therapist

Liry Hackmnan Chiropractic Assistant

BIO Coming soon

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Ryan Branson Licensed Massage Therapist

Ryan Branson Licensed Massage Therapist

Sterling Gordon Licensed Massage Therapist

 Ryan believes their purpose is  to help people find relief from pain and they have been facilitating  healing experiences at the wellness center since 2016. As a graduate  from East West College here in Portland, they have had training in Deep  Tissue, Relaxation Massage as well as Craniosacral Therapy. Each massage  they perform is tailored to the individual needs of their patients.  Ryan has experience helping relieve pain due to headaches, plantar  fasciitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ disorder, scoliosis,  whiplash and many more musculoskeletal conditions. If you are looking  for a talented and passionate Massage Therapist book a massage with ryan  ASAP, they are in high demand! 

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Sterling Gordon Licensed Massage Therapist

Sterling Gordon Licensed Massage Therapist

Sterling Gordon Licensed Massage Therapist

 

Bio Coming Soon

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Adam Hernandez Chiropractic Assistant

Sterling Gordon Licensed Massage Therapist

Adam Hernandez Chiropractic Assistant

 

Bio Coming Soon

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Patricia Fellas Office Manager

LaToya Thornton Billing Coordinator

Jarena McDavid Billing Manager

 

Patricia joined The Wellness Center PDX July 2018.  I was Born in the  Marshall Islands and Raised in Banks, Oregon. I am a Mother of 1 and I  have been in the Medical Field for 2 years and more to come. I enjoy  meeting new patients that come into the Wellness Center. Seeing everyone  grow and meeting their goals is what drives my passion for our patients  

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Jarena McDavid Billing Manager

LaToya Thornton Billing Coordinator

Jarena McDavid Billing Manager


 

Jarena joined The Wellness Center PDX July 2018, 

Portland Native, born and raised in the City Of Roses.

Very driven and compassionate person who thrives on working to the best  of her ability. Been in the healthcare field for 6 years and enjoys  providing accurate billing and support to our patients giving 100%.  Mother of one amazing boy who has a passion for playing basketball. If  you don’t see her in our office means she is supporting her son on the  court. 

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LaToya Thornton Billing Coordinator

LaToya Thornton Billing Coordinator

LaToya Thornton Billing Coordinator

Bio Coming Soon

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Tara Davis PDX Operations Coordinator

Jaelin Jackson Beaverton Operations Coordinator

LaToya Thornton Billing Coordinator

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Jaelin Jackson Beaverton Operations Coordinator

Jaelin Jackson Beaverton Operations Coordinator

Jaelin Jackson Beaverton Operations Coordinator

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Grace E. Garcia Communications Director

Jaelin Jackson Beaverton Operations Coordinator

Jaelin Jackson Beaverton Operations Coordinator


 Grace moved to the Portland NW area in 2017 from the Bay Area with 11 years and growing in the Chiropractic management field. She became a believer in alternative health care after a terrible snowboarding accident when she was in her teens. She visited a Chiropractor with a swollen knee, in a brace and on crutches and walked out without either one.

She now has decided to expand her abilities and work hard in our Marketing Department. Grace loves meeting new people, creating new business and in her free time, she loves wine tasting, hanging out with her fur babies, Diamond and Rocky.