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Our Team of Medical Providers at Transform Alliance for Health Newton MA

Meet Our Team!

GENERATOR

Founder & Leader of Transform Alliance for Health

Vyvyane Loh, MD

Shaman (Chief Visionary)

Dr. Vyvyane Loh is board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Loh worked at HMR and was the medical obesity specialist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss Surgery before starting her own practice. She serves on the ABOM exam writing board and is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and The Obesity Society. Her other achievements include choreography and writing. She was the recipient of the Bunting/Radcliffe Fellowship in Fiction in 2006, a Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction in 2008, and shortlisted for the 2005 international IMPAC Award in Literature. Her diverse skills support her commitment to celebrating the full range of our humanity in an increasingly technological and disembodied world through art and the healing sciences.

Vyvyane Loh, MD

Vyvyane Loh, MD

Shaman (Chief Visionary)

Dr. Vyvyane Loh is board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Loh worked at HMR and was the medical obesity specialist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss Surgery before starting her own practice. She serves on the ABOM exam writing board and is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and The Obesity Society. Her other achievements include choreography and writing. She was the recipient of the Bunting/Radcliffe Fellowship in Fiction in 2006, a Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction in 2008, and shortlisted for the 2005 international IMPAC Award in Literature. Her diverse skills support her commitment to celebrating the full range of our humanity in an increasingly technological and disembodied world through art and the healing sciences.

THE POWER

The Core Of Transform’s Power Is Its Amazing Team Of Transformers

Driss Affany

Head Builder (Director of Operations)

Driss graduated from Université de Nancy I , France with a doctorate degree in Mathematics and enjoyed the academic teaching and research environment post-graduation. He then went on to develop extensive experience in Business and Logistics before joining Transform Alliance for Health. Driss believes in Transform’s vision to transform sick care to health care globally through re-imagining, re-designing and implementing new models of preventive care in the world.
One of Driss’ hobbies is to turn his backyard into a vegetable garden during the warm months, growing over a dozen types of organic herbs and vegetables every year that he loves to share with family, friends, colleagues and neighbors.
DRISS AFFANY

Driss Affany

Head Builder (Director of Operations)

Driss graduated from Université de Nancy I , France with a doctorate degree in Mathematics and enjoyed the academic teaching and research environment post-graduation. He then went on to develop extensive experience in Business and Logistics before joining Transform Alliance for Health. Driss believes in Transform’s vision to transform sick care to health care globally through re-imagining, re-designing and implementing new models of preventive care in the world.
One of Driss’ hobbies is to turn his backyard into a vegetable garden during the warm months, growing over a dozen types of organic herbs and vegetables every year that he loves to share with family, friends, colleagues and neighbors.

Anna Gonzalez

Chief Grower (Chief Behavior & Education Coach)

Anna graduated from Brandeis University with a major in Health Science, Society and Policy, and a minor in Business. Anna’s studies included courses in biology and physiology, as well as various aspects of the health care system and policies. She is also fluent in Spanish. Anna brings her passion for Public Health, wellness and advocacy for underserved groups to her role as Chief Grower at Transform Alliance for Health. In her day job, she coaxes, guides and helps our patients towards sustainable behavioral change with compassion and care. In her “free” time, Anna is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health from George Washington University.

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Anna Gonzalez

Chief Grower (Chief Behavior & Education Coach)

Anna graduated from Brandeis University with a major in Health Science, Society and Policy, and a minor in Business. Anna’s studies included courses in biology and physiology, as well as various aspects of the health care system and policies. She is also fluent in Spanish. Anna brings her passion for Public Health, wellness and advocacy for underserved groups to her role as Chief Grower at Transform Alliance for Health. In her day job, she coaxes, guides and helps our patients towards sustainable behavioral change with compassion and care. In her “free” time, Anna is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health from George Washington University.

Irving Garcia

Head Scout (Head Medical Assistant)

Irving Garcia trained at Lincoln Tech Institute as a Medical Assistant and has worked in urgent care, cardiology and primary care clinics throughout his career. He is especially skilled in phlebotomy and draws blood with a smile (!) “Anything that I can do to help people makes me happy,” he says about his motivation for working in the medical field. Our patients have come to rely on him for his good nature and compassionate ear. He enjoys music and music production, and spending time with friends and family in his spare time.

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Irving Garcia

Head Scout (Head Medical Assistant)

Irving Garcia trained at Lincoln Tech Institute as a Medical Assistant and has worked in urgent care, cardiology and primary care clinics throughout his career. He is especially skilled in phlebotomy and draws blood with a smile (!) “Anything that I can do to help people makes me happy,” he says about his motivation for working in the medical field. Our patients have come to rely on him for his good nature and compassionate ear. He enjoys music and music production, and spending time with friends and family in his spare time.

Selim Gonzalez

Scout (Medical Assistant)

Selim Gonzalez graduated from the University of Guatemala at San Carlos in 2010 with a MD in General Medicine, where he also researched the surgical management of the Diabetic Foot. After graduating medical school, Selim worked in several multi-disciplinary hospitals, practicing emergency medicine and minor surgeries. Here he learned about diabetes management, and other metabolic disorders. Selim brings his passion for patient care and medical knowledge to Transform Alliance for Health. He is currently studying for the United States Medical Licensing Exams.

 

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SELIM GONZALEZ

Scout (Medical Assistant)

Selim Gonzalez graduated from the University of Guatemala at San Carlos in 2010 with a MD in General Medicine, where he also researched the surgical management of the Diabetic Foot. After graduating medical school, Selim worked in several multi-disciplinary hospitals, practicing emergency medicine and minor surgeries. Here he learned about diabetes management, and other metabolic disorders. Selim brings his passion for patient care and medical knowledge to Transform Alliance for Health. He is currently studying for the United States Medical Licensing Exams.

Charlotte Jean-Michel

Scout (Medical Assistant)

Charlotte graduated from the University of Notre Dame d’Haiti (UNDH) in 2005 with a MD in General Medicine. She has worked as a primary care provider with underprivileged populations, and as a project manager focusing on lowering the maternal transmission of HIV. In addition she has worked in France as an emergency room doctor. She brings her passion for patient care and medical knowledge to Transform Alliance for Health. A mother of three, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, dancing, and knitting. Certified from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), she looks forward to pursuing a medical residency in the United States.

CHARLOTTE JEAN-MICHEL

Charlotte Jean-Michel

Scout (Medical Assistant)

Charlotte graduated from the University of Notre Dame d’Haiti (UNDH) in 2005 with a MD in General Medicine. She has worked as a primary care provider with underprivileged populations, and as a project manager focusing on lowering the maternal transmission of HIV. In addition she has worked in France as an emergency room doctor. She brings her passion for patient care and medical knowledge to Transform Alliance for Health. A mother of three, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, dancing, and knitting. Certified from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), she looks forward to pursuing a medical residency in the United States.

Joseph Resendes

Grower (Behavior and Education Coach)

Joseph is a certified Nutrition Consultant and Natural Chef. He received his nutrition certification from the Bauman College in Berkeley California and graduated from the culinary program at Le Cordon Bleu. Joseph brings his passion for food and his love of working with people to help improve their lives through nutrition. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, preparing a meal for family and friends and will occasionally bust out into a song and dance when you least expect it. He also loves giving back by volunteering locally, conducting cooking and nutrition classes to help families in need make nutritious and affordable meals.

Joseph Resendes

Joseph Resendes

Grower (Behavior and Education Coach)

Joseph is a certified Nutrition Consultant and Natural Chef. He received his nutrition certification from the Bauman College in Berkeley California and graduated from the culinary program at Le Cordon Bleu. Joseph brings his passion for food and his love of working with people to help improve their lives through nutrition. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, preparing a meal for family and friends and will occasionally bust out into a song and dance when you least expect it. He also loves giving back by volunteering locally, conducting cooking and nutrition classes to help families in need make nutritious and affordable meals.

Tanya Wareck

Grower (Behavior and Education Coach)

Interim Mover (Fitness Instructor)

Tanya graduated from Simmons University with a MS in Behavior Analysis. She is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst through the Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals. She holds a sports and exercise nutrition certification from Precision Nutrition and is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Tanya brings her passion for behavioral science and lifestyle medicine as well as a devotion to individuals and families seeking meaningful and sustainable behavior change. Tanya enjoys music and the arts, dancing, spending time with family and friends, powerlifting/weight lifting, yoga, reading, and traveling.

 

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Tanya Wareck

Grower (Behavior and Education Coach)

Interim Mover (Fitness Instructor)

Tanya graduated from Simmons University with a MS in Behavior Analysis. She is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst through the Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals. She holds a sports and exercise nutrition certification from Precision Nutrition and is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Tanya brings her passion for behavioral science and lifestyle medicine as well as a devotion to individuals and families seeking meaningful and sustainable behavior change. Tanya enjoys music and the arts, dancing, spending time with family and friends, powerlifting/weight lifting, yoga, reading, and traveling.

Alexandra Colarusso

Guide

Alexandra (Ally) graduated with her Bachelor’s in Health Science and her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the accelerated duel degree program at Jefferson University. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) as a Physician Assistant and is a member of the
American Academy of Physician Assistants. Ally brings her passion for preventative medicine and shares Transform’s holistic approach to health. In her spare time, Ally enjoys spending time outside (when it’s warm), resistance training and photography.
Transform Alliance for Near Me in Health Newton MA

Alexandra Colarusso

Guide

Alexandra (Ally) graduated with her Bachelor’s in Health Science and her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the accelerated duel degree program at Jefferson University. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) as a Physician Assistant and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Ally brings her passion for preventative medicine and shares Transform’s holistic approach to health. In her spare time, Ally enjoys spending time outside (when it’s warm), resistance training and photography.