Our Team

We are dedicated to making a difference

Meet Our Team of Doctors

The team at Families Together of Orange County is committed to serving the local community. We are a family of professionals dedicated to making a difference in the Orange County area.

Dr. Lowell Gordon M.D, MBA

Dr. Lowell Gordon M.D, MBA

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Dr. Lowell Gordon, MD, has specialized in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine for over 30 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1986 and is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Families Together of Orange County. Dr. Gordon has worked to establish the vital influences needed to achieve success in prepaid at-risk multilingual communities.

Languages

  • English

Practices

  • FTOC Tustin
Yvette Visconte, LCSW

Yvette Visconte, LCSW

Licensed Social Worker

Visconte currently practices at the FTOC Tustin location. For the last 13 years, she has established her career in Social Work with an emphasis on trauma treatment. Ms. Visconte received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California and is currently the Director of Mental Health for Families Together of Orange County. Ms. Visconte is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Practices

  • FTOC Tustin
Dr. Safaeddin Jahanbani, DDS

Dr. Safaeddin Jahanbani, DDS

General Dentistry

Dr. Safaeddin Jahanbani practices general dentistry, research, and medical administration at FTOC facilities in Tustin, CA, and has over 50 years of experience. Dr. Jahanbani graduated from the Tehran University School of Dentistry as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He is bilingual and fluent in both English and Farsi.

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Practices

  • FTOC Tustin
Dr. David Ciminski

Dr. David Ciminski

Optometry

Dr. David Ciminski has been practicing optometry for over 33 years and has built his career throughout Southern California, most notably with stints at the Anaheim Ducks and the Angels baseball team. Dr. Ciminski holds a Doctorate in Optometry and completed his residency at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Languages

  • English

Practices

  • FTOC Tustin
  • FTOC Garden Grove

Dr. Pedro Carrillo, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Pedro Carrillo practices at FTOC’s Tustin and Garden Grove facilities. He is a general practitioner and a family medicine specialist with more than 37 years of experience. Dr. Carrillo earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine. He is a bilingual physician who speaks English and Spanish fluently.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Practices

  • FTOC Tustin
  • FTOC Garden Grove

Dr. Azita R. Hassas, MD

Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

Dr. Azita Hassas specializes in family and internal medicine and has built a career in California for the past 26 years. Doctor Hassas received her Doctorate in Medicine from the Faculté de Médecine de Lille 2: Droit et Santé in Lille, France and is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Hassas practices at the Tustin location where she looks forward to seeing her patients every day.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Practices

  • FTOC Tustin

Dr. Sunita Moola, MD

General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Sunita Moola is Families Together of Orange County’s Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Women’s Health Specialist. She graduated from Osmania Medical College in India with a Doctorate in Medicine and has served FTOC patients for more than three years. Dr. Moola is fluent in several languages including English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. In her free time, Dr. Moola loves to learn about new cultures and travels the world every chance she gets.

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Pujabi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Practices

  • FTOC Tustin

Dr. Robert Borrowdale, MD

General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Robert Borrowdale has been part of Families Together of Orange County for over 5 years as one of our Women’s Health Obstetrician-Gynecologists. He graduated from the Loma Linda School of Medicine and has gained 38 years of experience during his career in Southern California. In his free time, you can find Dr. Borrowdale teeing-up on the golf course.

Languages

  • English

Practices

  • FTOC Tustin

Noopur Narula, NP

General Medicine

Nurse practitioner Noopur Narula currently practices at the FTOC facility in Tustin. She graduated as a Certified Nurse Practitioner from the California State University of Dominguez Hills and has more than 6 years of experience in family medicine with Families Together of Orange County. Nurse Practitioner Narula is fluent in English and Hindi. Her patients can expect high-quality care in every visit.

Languages

  • English

Practices

  • FTOC Tustin

Natalie A. Bland, FNP-C

Family Medicine

Natalie A. Bland has been part of the FTOC family since 2019 and currently specializes in family medicine at our facility in Garden Grove. Her qualifications include a Bachelor’s from UC Santa Barbara, Registered Nurse training from Harbor College, and a Masters in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Natalie Bland is fluent in English and Spanish. In the 3 years that she has shared with Families Together of Orange County, Natalie has used her bilingual communication skills to magnify the success of her medical treatments and establish lasting relationships with all of her patients.

Languages

    Practices

    • FTOC Garden Grove

    Marlie Abrahams, PA

    Family Medicine

    Marlie Abrahams first joined Families Together of Orange County in 2017 as one of FTOC’s Physician Assistants in Family Medicine. Abrahams received a Bachelors in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish from the California State University of Long Beach. She graduated from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Sinhalese. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends as well as collecting Calico Critter Characters. Patients can schedule a visit with Marlie at our location in Garden Grove.

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Sinhalese

    Practices

    • FTOC Garden Grove

    Danichi Yoshida, PA-C, NP

    Psychiatry

    Danichi Yoshida is part of Families Together of Orange County’s Tustin location as one of our Physician Assistants in Psychiatry. Danichi graduated from Idaho State University with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. His experience in psychiatric diagnoses includes the treatment of symptoms related to Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Insomnia. Yoshida is fluent in English and Japanese. His hobbies include outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, golfing, and running. In a year’s time with Families Together of Orange County, Danichi Yoshida has proved the demand for psychiatric resources in underserved communities. He believes in the unique approach to every treatment. He is currently accepting new patients.

    Languages

    • English

    Practices

    • FTOC Tustin

    Roxanna Munoz

    Nutrition

    Roxy Muñoz is a Nutritionist and Cooking Class Instructor at the Tustin Wellness Center. She received her Certificate of Nutrition Education from Orange Coast College, and is currently completing a Registered Dietetic Technician program. Roxy is passionate about teaching healthy lifestyle choices through the foods we consume, and ways we can use food to treat and prevent illness. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish

    Practices

    • FTOC Tustin
    Charisse Magsaysay, NP

    Charisse Magsaysay, NP

    Infectious Disease

    Charisse Magsaysay is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Infectious Disease alongside Dr. Reddy. She graduated with Highest Honors, Dean’s List, Summa Cum Laude from Chamberlain University. She practices Family Practice and Primary Care in Tustin, and Primary Care & Infectious Disease in Fountain Valley. Charisse has a passion for fitness and health, and loves helping patients achieve their optimal health and wellness. She speaks Tagalog, English, and Spanish fluently.

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog

    Practices

    • FTOC Fountain Valley
    Casie Chi Nguyen

    Casie Chi Nguyen

    Infectious Disease

    Casie Chi Nguyen is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has been working with Dr. Reddy for 10 years, specializing in HIV treatment in Fountain Valley. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She later received her Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from California State University, Long Beach. If Casie is not at work, you can find her outdoors, hiking and enjoying nature, or traveling in her time off. She is fluent in both English and Vietnamese.

    Languages

    • English
    • Vietnamese

    Practices

    • FTOC Fountain Valley
    Dr. Sue Lalla-Reddy MD

    Dr. Sue Lalla-Reddy MD

    Infectious Disease

    Dr. Reddy completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York. She has been in practice over 20 years. She specializes in HIV care, STD treatment, communicable disease management wound care infections, and continues to participate as a Principal Investigator in clinical trials. She also provides transgender care and associated comorbidities. She is an alternate delegate member of OCMA and a Civil Surgeon for Immigration Services. She continues to participate in various hospital Bylaws, Bioethics, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committees. Her past experiences include Medical Director of Santa Ana Jail, HIV provider for OC Sheriff’s Department. Dr. Reddy has also worked for the Ryan White Program specializing in care for HIV positive women. In her free time, she travels with her family and provides free medical and HIV care in various countries and often speaks at the International AIDS conference held in India.

    Languages

    • English

    Practices

    • FTOC Fountain Valley
    Christopher Henderson

    Christopher Henderson

    Kinesiology

    Chris is a personal trainer with years of experience in specialized athletic development and performance enhancement along with injury management and prevention. He started his studies at Orange Coast College and finished with his degree in Exercise Sports Science and Concordia University Irvine in 2018. Although his speciality is in athletics, he loves working with a wide range of communities to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.

    Languages

    • English

    Practices

    • FTOC Tustin
    • FTOC Wellness Center
    Rosana Nava, LCSW

    Rosana Nava, LCSW

    Licensed Social Worker

    Rosana Nava is the Behavioral Health Clinical Manager who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. She continued her education at the Boston University School of Social Work, where she obtained her Masters of Social Work with a Trauma Certificate. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices at our Tustin Wellness Center.

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish

    Practices

    • FTOC Tustin
    Serena Lee, ASW

    Serena Lee, ASW

    Mental Health Therapy

    Serena Lee is an Associate Clinical Social Worker providing mental health therapy to individuals, families, and groups at Families Together in Tustin. Ms. Lee began as an intern in 2020 and later joined as a full-time therapist in 2021 after graduating from Azusa Pacific University with her Masters in Social Work. Ms. Lee’s capstone research on trauma and ACE’s at FTOC won first place as best leadership project at her university and resulted in a published academic paper. Her experience in therapy has been focused on adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, and OCD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief/loss, and addiction, among others. Ms. Lee is passionate about social justice and meeting the needs of underserved communities. In her free time, she likes to rock climb, play piano, and spend time with her loved ones.

    Languages

    • English
    • Mandarin
    • Taiwanese

    Practices

    • FTOC Tustin

    Alexa Romero, LCSW

    Mental Health Therapy

    Alexa Romero is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience focusing on trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. She has experience working with children, but sees patients of all ages. She achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development at University of California San Diego, and her Masters in Social Work at California State University Fullerton. Alexa practices at Tustin Wellness Center, and is fluent in both Spanish and English.

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish

    Practices

    • FTOC Tustin

    Citlalitl Santos, LCSW

    Healthy Steps Specialist

    Citlalitl Santos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience in the Social Work field. She graduated with a Masters in Social Work from California State University Long Beach. She works as a LCSW at our Garden Grove location, primarily serving victims of domestic violence. Citlalitl is also a Healthy Steps Specialist at our Tustin clinic, working with the pediatric team and social determinants of health for infants 0-3 years old.

    Languages

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Garden Grove
      Maria Del Rosario Ayala Bravo, LCSW

      Maria Del Rosario Ayala Bravo, LCSW

      Licensed Clinical Social Worker

      Maria Del Rosario Ayala Bravo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years field experience. She received her Bachelor of Science in 2015, at California State University Fullerton. She continued at Cal State and in 2017, received her Masters of Social Work. In 2021, she was awarded the Rising Star, New Field Instructor Award from Azusa Pacific University. Maria’s focus is on reducing the stigma surrounding mental health among the Hispanic Community. At FTOC, she provides individual therapy for children, teens, and adults, and leads a support group for women that focuses on health relationships and increasing self-esteem through art.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Garden Grove

      Tatiana Caicedo, LCSW

      Licensed Social Worker

      Tatiana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Tustin Wellness Center. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at San Diego State University. She continued on to receive her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Administration and Community Development with a focus in Health and Aging. Tatiana provides therapy to individuals and facilitates Adult Wellness Support Groups focusing on self-care and self-compassion. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Georgeth Sanchez, ASW

      Georgeth Sanchez, ASW

      Mental Health Therapy

      Georgeth (Geo) is an Associate Clinical Social Worker who graduated with a Bachelor’s in Sociology from California State University Long Beach. Geo furthered her education at the University of Southern California where she earned a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in children, youth and families. She has more than 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, and has experience working with children, teens, and adults in both individual and group settings. Geo practices at the Tustin Wellness Center where she runs the Teen Wellness Group, and also offers group therapy for partner agencies within the community, such as Beckman High School, Casa Teresa, and KidWorks. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Stephanie Cortez, ACSW

      Stephanie Cortez, ACSW

      Mental Health Therapy

      Stephanie is a therapist who received her Masters in Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. She utilizes a strengths-based approach to assist and support clients with improving their quality of life and striving for emotional wellness. Stephanie speaks both English and Spanish, and practices cultural humility to serve diverse clients and honors their cultural identities within the therapeutic setting. She practices at both the Tustin and Fountain Valley locations.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Fountain Valley
      Mary Fitzpatrick, ASW

      Mary Fitzpatrick, ASW

      Mental Health Therapy

      Mary is a Behavioral Health Therapist who received a Masters of Social Work from California State University Fullerton. She provides psychotherapy to children and adults, utilizing various therapeutic interventions such as strength-based, cognitive behavior, and internal family systems. Mary provides a safe and non-judgemental environment where individuals can heal and process past and current trauma and hopes to strengthen and equip individuals with skills to enhance their communication, relationships, and management of systems. She practices in Fountain Valley and is fluent in English.

      Languages

      • English

      Practices

      • FTOC Fountain Valley
      Stacey Sanchez, NP

      Stacey Sanchez, NP

      Nurse Pracitioner

      Stacey is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 8 years of experience working in community health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from UCLA in 2008. She continued on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach in 2011, and in 2013 she received her Master of Science in Nursing from CSULB. Stacey is AANP certified and speaks both English and Spanish. She practices at the Tustin and Garden Grove clinics, and also sees patients virtually.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Garden Grove
      Vivian Le

      Vivian Le

      General Dentistry

      Vivian’s goal of becoming a dentist began at 14 years old. She has always had a passion for dentistry, which she defines as “the art and science of oral health”. She received her B.S. in Biology from UCI, where she made the Dean’s Honor List. Afterward she attended Roseman University of Health Sciences’s Doctor of Dental Medicine program. She is a member of the American Dental association and the California Dental Association. Prior to joining FTOC, she gained a lot of experience working with underserved communities at many different Community Health Centers. She enjoyed the internal gratification from being able to help improve patients’ well-being and quality of life. Outside of dentistry, Vivian loves Biology, science, art and fashion design. She also loves traveling and going on hikes with her Siberian Husky.

      Languages

      • English
      • Vietnamese

      Practices

      • FTOC Garden Grove
      Dr. Rafael Alberto Quintero

      Dr. Rafael Alberto Quintero

      Oral Surgery

      Rafael Quintero is an oral surgeon with extensive experience in implant treatments who practices at FTOC’s Tustin and Garden Grove locations. His experience ranges from single tooth implants to full arch implant reconstructions. Rafael is constantly pursuing his interest in oral surgery and treatment and has gained extensive education to enhance his knowledge in this field. He graduated from Colegio Odontologico Colombiano in 1990 and attended an Advanced Implant Therapy & Grafting Course as well as the Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University. Outside of dentistry, Rafael enjoys being out on the ocean fishing, scuba diving and general boating.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Garden Grove

      Charles F. Wetter, PA-C

      Osteopathic Physician Assistant

      Charles has been a health care provider for over 51 years. Starting in 1970 as a Combat Hospital Corpsman seeing service in Vietnam, as an ICU nurse after challenging and passing the California State LVN boards in 1973, and as a medical technologist and microbiologist since 1981. In his 51 years, Charles has seen and cared for patients in multiple cultures and locations worldwide. As a practicing PA since 1995, he has taken care of children with cancer & blood disorders at CHLA, participated as a member of faculty at UCI’s department of Neurosurgery, and helped start a cancer practice that is now OC’s largest private oncology practice. He is governed by a strong belief that his patients are entitled to kind, compassionate, and competent medical care. Since 2014, Charles has turned his attention to underserved communities in OC and LA’s skid row, operating outreach mobile clinics while bringing hope to his patients. In 2020, Charles joined the FTOC mobile operations team. Charles starts his daily adventure believing “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” and keeps this quote close as he ventures into the streets of OC to serve his community.

      Languages

      • English

      Practices

      • FTOC Mobile Clinic

      Jaewon Lee, NP

      Nurse Pracitioner

      Jaewon Lee is an AGAC-NP (Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner), which entails providing advanced nursing care to adult and elderly patients. She primarily practices at FTOC’s Tustin location. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing at Walden University and is fluent in both English and Korean. Outside of medical work, Jeawon enjoys traveling, ice skating and hiking.

      Languages

      • English
      • Korean

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin

      Dr. Soheil Samvatian

      Family Medicine

      Soheil Samvatian received his Doctorate in Medicine from Mashhad University of Science, in Iran, back in 1994. He studied Family Medicine at Riverside University Health System in 2009, before coming to California where he spent the next 13 years building his career. From 2014-2020 he was an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California Riverside.

      Languages

      • English
      • Farsi

      Practices

      • Correctional Health Department in Santa Ana
      Dr. Efrain Chara

      Dr. Efrain Chara

      Orthodontics

      Efrain Chara is an orthodontist who specializes in general dentistry as well as orthodontics. He practices at FTOC’s Tustin and Garden Grove locations and is fluent in both English and Spanish. He went to school in Bogotá, Colombia where he graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 1990 and Universidad Militar Nueva Granada in 1995. When Efrain is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, competing in triathlons, sailing, hiking, traveling and scuba diving.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Garden Grove

      Dr. Parvin Mahdad

      General Dentistry

      Parvin Mahdad is a dentist who primarily practices at FTOC’s Tustin location. Her specialty is general dentistry and she graduated from USC. Parvin loves to work with children who make up the majority of her patients. In her spare time, Parvin enjoys going on walks.

      Languages

      • English
      • Farsi

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Erica Macias

      Erica Macias

      Dental Hygienest

      Erica Macias is a Registered Dental Hygienist who received her degree in dental hygiene at San Joaquin Valley College and her Alternative Practice Certificate at University of the Pacific. Erica began her dentistry journey when she was a senior in high school. After being a registered dental assistant for 16 years, she became a dental hygienist. Her main priority as a healthcare provider is to advocate for her patients’ overall health by encouraging and aiding them in having good oral health. Her favorite part about working at Families Together is the opportunity to give back to the community. Outside of work, Erica loves to travel. Her favorite destination spot is Hawaii where she has visited all the islands.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Everardo Marin

      Everardo Marin

      Mental Health Therapy

      Everardo is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) whose primary role at FTOC is a mental health therapist. Everardo received his Bachelors of Arts in Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with an emphasis in Multicultural Queer Studies at Humboldt State University. Everardo furthered his education at the University of Denver, where he received a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in mental health and trauma. Everardo utilizes a trauma informed lens to be able to support individuals in their mental health journey. Everardo is able to offer a safe space where individuals can become empowered to be able to process past trauma as well as learn new skills around emotional regulation, communication, boundaries, and compassion. Everardo is fluent in English and Spanish. He practices primarily at the FTOC Garden Grove location. In his spare time, Everardo enjoys a good cup of coffee and being out in nature.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Garden Grove

      Thao Ho, FNP

      Family Nursing

      Thao Ho is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is a part of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is fluent in both English and Vietnamese. When Thao is not at work, she enjoys being with family and friends. She spends time with others in the medical field discussing ways to improve patient care. Thao loves animals, especially her black labrador retriever who tags along when she and her husband are exercising.

      Languages

      • English
      • Vietnamese

      Practices

      • FTOC Fountain Valley
      Mindy Phan

      Mindy Phan

      Pediatrics Physician Assistant

      Mindy Phan is a Pediatrics Physician Assistant who has a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from College of Saint Mary, a Bachelor's in Human Biology from CSM and a Bachelor's in Biological Sciences from UCI. She is a member of the AAPA (American Academy of Physician Associates) and the Kappa Gamma Phi Graduate Honor Society. In her free time, Mindy enjoys camping, hiking, yoga, bonfires and the outdoors. She is an active member of Girl Scouts of Orange County as well as the Boy Scouts of America.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish
      • Vietnamese

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Fountain Valley

      Leslie Espinoza

      Therapist

      Leslie Espinoza is a therapist who primarily practices at our Tustin and Fountain Valley locations. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) with a specialty in Community Mental Health. When she’s not at work, Leslie enjoys an active lifestyle that contributes to her own physical and mental health. You're likely to find her at the gym, running along the beach, or outdoors on a hike.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Fountain Valley

      Jim Cheng

      Psychiatric PA

      Jim Cheng is a Psychiatric Physician Assistant (PA) at FTOC’s Tustin location. He earned his education at Western University and he now dedicates himself to offering comprehensive psychiatric support and care to those in need.

      Languages

      • English

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Thu Nguyen, FNP-C

      Thu Nguyen, FNP-C

      Dermatology

      Thu Nguyen, FNP, holds a Master of Nursing degree from CSULB with a focus on dermatology care. She's dedicated to providing quality healthcare to those in need. Outside work, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family.

      Languages

      • English
      • Vietnamese

      Practices

      • FTOC Fountain Valley
      Carlos Franco, PA-C

      Carlos Franco, PA-C

      Internal Medicine

      Carlos Franco, PA-C, earned his Bachelor's in Health Science and graduated as a Physician Assistant from Western University in 1996. With extensive experience in diagnosing and managing a wide range of medical conditions, both acute and chronic, as well as preventive care, his mission is to provide high-quality care for patients facing socio-economic, cultural, and linguistic barriers. At FTOC, he believes in breaking down these barriers to ensure every patient receives the individualized attention and care they deserve. Carlos is dedicated to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of our community.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Fountain Valley

      Charlotte Nordstrom, FNP-C

      Dermatology

      Charlotte is a Family Nurse Practitioner with national certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles. Charlotte has been providing dermatology care since 2021 and is fluent in English, with conversational proficiency in Spanish.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Dr. Kostava, MD

      Dr. Kostava, MD

      Internal Medicine

      Dr. Kostava-Abadjieva graduated from Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is board certified by the Bulgarian Board of Ophthalmology. She completed the USMLE and residency in Internal Medicine at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kostava-Abadjieva worked as a hospitalist for 3 years, managing patients in acute and long-term SNF settings, as well as in outpatient clinics as a primary care physician. She also managed geriatric patients at the CalOptima Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly and patients with opioid use disorder. Dr. Kostava-Abadjieva is board certified by the ABIM from 2013-2024, with pending recertification in 2024.

      Languages

      • English
      • Russian
      • Bulgarian

      Practices

      • Virtual Clinic
      Dr. Zarina Khabibulina, MD

      Dr. Zarina Khabibulina, MD

      Adult medicine, Elderly, Women's Health

      Zarina Khabibulina joined the Families Together of OC team in 2023 as Medical Director. With over 10 years of experience, she has provided care for diverse patient populations, including the elderly, adults, and women's health. Dr. Khabibulina emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine in promoting healthy wellbeing and reducing healthcare costs. She graduated from Chino Valley Medical Center, where she cared for underserved populations, fueling her desire to continue serving them at FTOC. In addition to clinical experience, Dr. Khabibulina has expertise in coding, denials management, and hospital medicine.

      Languages

      • English
      • Russian

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Stephanie Padilla, MD

      Stephanie Padilla, MD

      Adult Medicine, Elderly, Women's Health

      Stephanie Padilla is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) providing therapeutic services at Tustin Wellness Center. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Services with a concentration in Community Mental Health from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis on Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families from Azusa Pacific University. With extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, Stephanie has worked with children, teens, adults, and older adults in individual and group settings. She is trained in Trauma-Informed Care, TF-CBT, Domestic Violence, Gottman Level 1 Training, and Positive Parenting. Stephanie approaches her work with empathy, compassion, acceptance, and a non-judgmental outlook. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she is dedicated to providing support and care to individuals and families.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Esther Gabler, RDA

      Esther Gabler, RDA

      Registered Dental Assistant

      Esther Gabler, RDA, brings two decades of experience in the dental field to Families Together. Esther cherishes time with her children and two grand dogs. She's thrilled to be part of the exceptional team at Families Together, where she's found a supportive and fulfilling work environment.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Garden Grove
      Dr. Hanson, MD

      Dr. Hanson, MD

      Family Medicine

      Dr. Hanson, MD, embraces a holistic approach to patient care, emphasizing the importance of mind-body wellness and balance. With a focus on prevention, lifestyle, and nutrition, Dr. Hanson considers these essential components of healing. Dedicated to counseling and educating patients, Dr. Hanson fosters therapeutic partnerships to empower individuals in achieving their health goals. Specializing in managing conditions like diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and preventive medicine, Dr. Hanson brings expertise to every patient interaction. Outside of work, Dr. Hanson enjoys fitness, bowling, spending time with family, hiking, camping, and indulging in music.

      Languages

      • English
      • Vietnamese

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Sheila Ramanathan, ARRT and CRT

      Sheila Ramanathan, ARRT and CRT

      Mammography

      Sheila Ramanathan, ARRT and CRT, brings over three decades of experience to her role as a Mammography Tech, having started in 1987 as a Radiology Tech. With specialized expertise in mammography, she has been dedicated to this field since 1993. Sheila also performs biopsies and diagnostic procedures, enhancing her contributions to patient care.

      Languages

      • English
      • Tamil

      Practices

      • FTOC Garden Grove
      Marci Vanotterloo, R.T. ARRT (R)(M); BS

      Marci Vanotterloo, R.T. ARRT (R)(M); BS

      Mammography

      Marci Vanotterloo, a licensed Radiology Technologist with 32 years of experience in the imaging field, graduated with honors from both Cypress College and Southern New Hampshire University in Radiology Science. Her journey began with a passion for mammography, leading her to manage a multiple modality imaging department for 25 years. Transitioning to a community health center has opened new career horizons for Marci, where she deeply appreciates the diverse services provided by FTOC with compassion and generosity. Outside of work, Marci keeps busy with her grandkids on weekends, volunteers for dog rescues, and explores new destinations with her husband. In her travels, she never goes back to the same place twice because life is short and there is too much to see!

      Languages

      • English

      Practices

      • FTOC Garden Grove
      Ingry Vo, NP

      Ingry Vo, NP

      Family Nurse Practitioner

      Ingry Vo, a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, joined Families Together of Orange County in Tustin in November 2022. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mariana University in Colombia in 2002, she later earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University in 2008. Beginning her nursing career in medical/surgical and cardiovascular intensive care, Ingry transitioned to Cardiovascular and Hospital medicine after completing her Master’s degree. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she views her role as a healthcare advisor with passion and dedication. Ingry relocated to California from Florida in 2022 with her husband and three sons, and enjoys outdoor activities, painting, crafting, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

      Languages

      • English
      • Spanish

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin

      Rhonda Giuffreda, PT

      Physical Therapy

      Rhonda obtained her B.S. in Biology from Allegheny College in PA in 1979, followed by graduation from the Children's Hospital School of PT in 1984. Currently, she provides physical therapy services at FTOC’s Tustin and Garden Grove locations. Outside of work, Rhonda cherishes moments with her family and finds joy in playing with and walking her three rescue dogs.

      Languages

      • English

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Garden Grove

      Jenny Tuyet Nguyen, RDHAP

      Registered Dental Hygienist Alternative Practice

      Jenny Nguyen, a Registered Dental Hygienist, primarily practices at FTOC’s Garden Grove location. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Policy from the University of California, Irvine, and an Associate of Science degree in Registered Dental Hygienist from San Joaquin Valley College. Jenny is passionate about educating her patients on oral health, understanding its crucial role in overall well-being. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.

      Languages

      • English
      • Vietnamese

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin

      Dr. Don Vu

      Dentist

      Dr. Don Vu, a graduate of USC Dental in 2005, currently practices dentistry at FTOC’s Tustin location. Beyond his professional endeavors, he finds fulfillment in cooking, enjoying family time, and indulging in his passion for movies.

      Languages

      • English

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      Jill Canonizado, MSN, FNP-BC, FNP-C

      Jill Canonizado, MSN, FNP-BC, FNP-C

      Family Medicine

      Jill Canonizado, MSN, FNP-BC, FNP-C, is a dedicated board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, bringing a wealth of experience in emergency/trauma nursing as a Registered Nurse to her practice. With a passion for providing comprehensive and compassionate care, Jill is committed to ensuring the well-being of her patients.

      Languages

      • English
      • Tagalog

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • Virtual Clinic
      Dana Lin, DPM, DBPM, AACFAS

      Dana Lin, DPM, DBPM, AACFAS

      Podiatry

      Dr. Lin is a foot and ankle specialist serving Orange County, CA. She received her undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Chicano/Latino Studies from the University of California, Irvine and her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. Dr. Lin completed an extensive three-year residency program at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, where her training has been versatile in all aspect of foot and ankle medicine and surgery, including wound care, limb salvage, lower extremity trauma, reconstructive forefoot and rearfoot surgery, and Charcot reconstruction. She has completed a mini fellowship in Dermatopathology in Georgia from the Bako Institute, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Specialty Surgical Center in Irvine, California. As a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and double board qualified in ABFAS for Foot Surgery & Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery, Dr. Lin is committed in providing skilled and compassionate care for each patient's needs to help patients get back on their feet. A native of Southern California, she is happy to serve the community she grew up in. She is fluent in her native language of Taiwanese, and can speak Mandarin Chinese, a bit of Japanese and Spanish. When she has free time, she enjoys eating food, watching TV shows and movies.

      Languages

      • English
      • Mandarin
      • Taiwanese

      Practices

      • FTOC Tustin
      • FTOC Garden Grove
      • FTOC Fountain Valley