Carolyn Rodevich: Patient Liaison
Carolyn has been in the field of Health and Wellness for over 15 years, with a passion to support patients as they make changes that promote a healthy lifestyle. She has a degree in Child Development as well as training and certifications in Medical Administration. Having had her mother and niece as patients and employee at our clinic, she is well aware of the mission and goal of Irvine Spine and Wellness Center and is well fit for her task at hand: making sure each patient has a positive in-office experience, while keeping the clinic operation smooth and in sync with its purpose.
On her spare time, this mother of three volunteers for several family outreach programs that help support our local community and families in need. Her passion to help others and to make our world a better place has motivated Carolyn to travel to Kenya to help teach AIDS awareness and assist the villages in self support such as farming and community programs in addition to traveling to Mexico to build houses and provide relief assistance to families.
Carolyn is excited to be a part of our wonderful team here at Irvine Spine & Wellness Center and looks forward to growing with our close knit family. She has made a personal pledge to wellness and has lost over 78 pounds by choosing a balanced diet, accountability and exercise. She welcomes patients to join her in making great changes in their lives to provide the positive outcome that moves them closer to wellness.
Maddie Deans: Patient Liaison
Maddie believes that all people are able to accomplish anything if they put their mind to it and that with hard work, dedication, and confidence in oneself, much can be accomplished.
Wellness comes from within, and we strive to help patients along the way. Her promise to patients is that she will try to keep them focused and motivated while working towards wellness.
Maddie is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She enjoys going to school and in her spare time she likes dancing, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Leilani Bocaya: Massage and Soft-tissue Specialist
We are very pleased to have Leilani Bocaya as a member of our team providing muscle therapy to our patients. Her experience in Deep Tissue Muscle Therapy, Active Release Techniques, Swedish, Shiatsu, and Prenatal massage makes her a great addition to our clinic. Leilani has worked in a spa industry and incorporates techniques such as hot stone therapy in a therapeutic fashion where the combination of heat and mild pressure provide enough relaxation to the region that she can apply her therapeutic massage to the area. Leilani enjoys weight lifting and jogging when not doing massage and rehab. to stay active.
Saeili Kawakami: Massage and Rehab. Specialist
Saeili has certification in both Yoga Teacher Training and Massage Therapy. She is very familiar with active lifestyle since she loves outdoors activity specially surfing. She knows how it feels to be injured from activity and uses her training and knowledge to facilitate fast recovery for our wide range of patients. She discovered her passion for health and wellness at 12 years old, when she took her first yoga teacher training; now, with over 1,000 hours of continuing education training and understanding that bodywork must always be customized to the individual, she knows how to tailor her massage to fit our patients’ musculoskeletal and posture needs. We are super excited to have Saeili and a part of our team.
Ava Shakib-Cocks: Yoga Instructor
Ava views the body as a whole and believes that each individual part contributes to the health and well-being of the whole. This holistic mindset is how she contributes to the mission statement of our Wellness center.
As a certified Yoga instructor, Ava guides our patients of all shapes, experience levels and backgrounds through weekly yoga classes that contribute to the Emotional and Structural aspects of the Health Triune, two of the three pillars of focus at Irvine Spine and Wellness Center.
Her Open Mind Open Heart Yoga classes are unique in that she integrates Brain Activation techniques with the Yoga moves to make each class even more effective and the impact more lasting.
Ava has found a passion and love for the environment and is currently studying Psychological Sciences at UC Irvine. Through academia, she hopes to contribute to social change and equality on a global level.
In her free time, she enjoys writing music, going on nature walks, cooking homemade meals and spending quality time with friends and family, knowing that filling her life with what she loves will furnish a healthy mind and healthy body.
Jerry Rodriguez: Personal Trainer
Jerry is a licensed massage therapist since 2003 and became NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a focus on Corrective Exercise, MMA Conditioning Training, Fitness Nutrition and Sports Performance.
He grew up with sports as an integral part of his life and has first-hand experience knowing how it feels to be injured and not being able to play sports.
In fact, this is the reason why he made it his life mission to not only become a personal trainer and to train with safety and effectiveness in working out, but to use massage therapy techniques to address injuries when they occur.