Why Akasha?

Why Akasha?

“We Meet Our Patients Before We Meet Their Diseases.”

Unique, innovative, Integrative – and 100% focused on you.
At the Akasha Center, we believe that illness is not just a set of pathologies but a personal story. We start by conducting a 60 to 120- mins consultation to understand you as a whole person, not just as a symptom. Before establishing a well-thought-out diagnosis and treatment plan, we consider all factors impacting your mental and physical well-being. 

Akasha employs natural, evidence-based medicine and state-of-the-art conventional therapies to optimize your health. You’ll have access to a talented, multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals who treat your mind, body, and spirit integratively. We firmly believe this approach yields long-lasting results, improves your day-to-day living – and is a “better way to feel better.”

About Akasha Center

Our Services

“When you see one of us, you get all of us.”

We are a team of board-certified MDs integrative practitioners led by our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Edison de Mello, MD, PhD.  Because we all work under one roof to provide you with a complete and all-encompassing wellness integrative plan, when you see one of us, you get all of us.”

Our services include, but are not limited to: 

The Team

Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Maggie Ney, ND

Co-Director of the Women’s Clinic & Licensed Naturopathic Doctor

Bren Boston, MD

Integrative Pain Management,
Sports Medicine & Women’s Care

Sahar Lashin, MD, PhD

Internal & Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Kudzai-R. Dombo

Kudzai R. Dombo, MD

Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB-GYN)


Leland Dao, DO

Osteopathic Physician
Sports Medicine & Primary Care

Joseph Dubroff, ND

 Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy

Gina Galvez, M.S., PA-C

Integrative Physician’s Assistant & Regenerative Clinic Coordinator

Yi Qiao

Yi Qiao, L.Ac., OMD

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Michael Regan, L.Ac

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Danél Lombard, MPT, PhD

Integrative Physical Therapist &
Depth psychology & Somatics expert


Sabrina Magno, CN LE FLT

Certified Nutritionist & Life-style Coach


Kevin Kunkel, MA, CMT

Certified Massage Therapist
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Swati Desai, PhD, LCSW

Psychotherapist & Meditation Expert

Melanie Abeyta, NP, RN

Melanie Abeyta, NP, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Practioner Consultant

Support Staff

Rochelle Richards, DSc, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Anna Rivie, MHA

Office Manager

Connie Davis

Medical Billing Manager

Corynne Ranion

Corynne Ranion, BS

Concierge and Patient Care Coordinator

Charles Capriel, LVN

Back-Office Supervisor,
IV Nurse Specialist

Kiana Rahgoshay

Kiana Rahgoshay

Certified Phlebotomist & Front Office Medical Assistant

Jocelyn Pai

Jocelyn Pai

Acupuncture Student & Assistant

Darnel Saracay​

Darnel Saracay

Certified Phlebotomy Technician & Medical Assistant


Candon Murry, RN

Registered Nurse

Luana Viana

Creative Marketing Manager

Kevin Treman

Kevin Treman

Marketing Director

Tatiana Pinhiero

Tatiana Pinhiero

Creative Marketing Associate

Mark Myerdirk, Esq.

Partner/Company Attorney