Janet Sansano – Registered Nurse
Janet began working at Viva Wellness more than four years ago. She has been a registered nurse for 15 years and is certified in many aspects of Aesthetic Medicine. She is continually participating in on going education for state of the art medical treatments and newly developed equipment certification. Janet takes great pride in helping people feel good about themselves. Please see her five star reviews on Yelp and call us to schedule an appointment. She also speaks fluent Tagalog.
Ana Blancas – Medical Assistant/Esthetician
Ana Blancas loves working one-on-one with patients and brings over 13 years’ medical experience to Viva Wellness. A Medical Assistant and recently licensed Esthetician, Ana assists our various Dr.’s with all procedures to include Cool Sculpting, liposuction, skin care regiments and much more. In her spare time, Ana loves working with animals and currently has three rescue dogs.
Sally Lu – Esthetician
Sally has been a loyal member of the Viva Wellness team since early 2011. She is a licensed Medical Esthetician and Clinical Skin Care Specialist. She specializes in non-downtime skincare treatments such as microdermabrasion, IPL, and various other facial regiments. She is also dedicated to customizing a skincare plan that will fit each of her client’s needs. Sally has received advanced training as a Cosmetic Laser Technician and is always keeping up to date by continuing her education. With over eight years in the skincare field, she brings passion and dedication achieving optical results for all her patients. On a personal note, Sally has passion for improving skin and has attended numerous cosmetic seminars with Dr. Tachuk while learning the most advanced, up-to-date procedures to be able to help her patients. Sally is also fluent in Mandarin.
Marci Saenz – Personal Assistant/Accounting
Marci has been with the Viva Wellness Family for five years making sure that everything goes according to plan. She prides herself with her extensive knowledge of 12+ years of accounting/financial experience under her belt. She has a passion for work, family, sports and spending time with her husband and beloved niece, Malaina. When not working, you most likely will find her at Petco Park cheering on her beloved San Diego Padres!
Inna Brovenko– Front Desk Manager
Inna has spent the past 14 years working in a variety of different roles with Dr. Tachuk to include: front desk, billing, medical procedures, consulting and more. She enjoys supervising our outstanding surgical and spa team to ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction. Inna loves meeting with current and new patients, answering questions or providing answers to any questions or concerns you might have. She also speaks fluent Russian.
Alicia Encinias – Medical Assistant
A Medical Assistant, she assists Dr. Tachuk with pre-and post-operation visits as well as preparing patients for various surgical procedures. A graduate of Bright Wood College, she is trained in various procedures to include: ultherapy and thermi-va, thermi-smooth and thermi-tight. Alicia enjoys spending time with her two children and plans on continuing her education in the medical field.
Yolanda Benavidez – Medical Assistant
Yolanda is a Medical Assistant and 2017 graduate of Bright Wood College where she enjoyed working with fertility based procedures. She now helps perform various medical procedures assisting Dr. Tachuk and our Registered Nurse. Yolanda’s main goal is patient satisfaction and she makes sure every patients’ visit is a unique and positive experience. She also speaks fluent Spanish.
Shannon Pepperdene – Medical Assistant
Shannon is a recent graduate of Brightwood College, earning her Medical Assistant certification. Her love for the medical field began in the mid 80’s where she worked as a phlebotomist at a local hospital and a medical assistant for a local OB GYN. Over the past 30 years she has enhanced her training to include fitness and the nutritional health in addition to alternative medicine. She plans to continue her education and become certified in these areas. She is a mother of two and a proud grandmother.