Our Team

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Clinical Psychiatric Team

Dr. Alex Alva of PNS

Alejandro Alva, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CEO

Alejandro Alva, MD, is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS).  Dr. Alva is a pioneer in Neurostar TMS treatment, psychotherapy, clinical testing, addiction, and mental health.

Mohammed A. Shreiba, MD

Mohammed A. Shreiba, MD is a Psychiatry Physician at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and mental health.

Dr. Mohammed A. Shreiba, MD of PNS
Dr. Jeannette Hanna, MD of PNS

Jeannette Hanna, MD

Jeannette Hanna, MD is a Psychiatry Physician at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, and mental health.

Tshekedi Dennis, MD

Dr. Tshekedi Dennis, MD is a Psychiatry Physician at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and mental health.

Dr. Tshekedi Dennis, MD of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS)
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Hugo Gomez Rueda, MD

Dr. Hugo Gomez Rueda MD, MSc, PhD, is a Psychiatry Physician, at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists(PNS) specialized in psychiatry, substance abuse, and mental health.

Dr. Christy L. Mantanona Lee, DO

Dr. Christy L. Mantanona Lee, DO is a board-certified Psychiatry Physician at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in adult psychiatry, psychotherapy, and military mental health. Dr. Mantanona Lee has the expertise to treat various psychiatric conditions with comorbid medical conditions.

Christy Lee of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
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Yvette Elpidio, MSN, FNP-C

Yvette Elpidio, Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP-C, is a certified family Nurse Practitioner at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS)  specialized in psychiatry, mental health, and medical weight loss.

Sheena Patel, PA-C, CAQ-Psych, Supervisor of Provider Services

Sheena Patel, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry and mental health.

Sheena Patel of PNS
Jennifer Sebastian of PNS

Jennifer Sebastian, PA-C

Jennifer Sebastian, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry and mental health.

Alex Mulé, PA-C

Alex Mulé, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry and mental health.

Alex Mulé of PNS
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Brandon Stutz, PA-C

Brandon Stutz, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry and mental health.

Sarah Kantelis, PA-C

Sarah Kantelis, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry and mental health.

Sarah Kantelis of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS)
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Jessica Cuevas Rosas, PA-C

Jessica Cuevas Rosas, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified physician assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry, Nuerostar TMS, and mental health. 

Erin Ortiz, PA-C

Erin Ortiz, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry and mental health. 

Erin Ortiz of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
Andrew Johnson of PNS

Andrew Johnson, PA-C

Andrew Johnson, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) specialized in psychiatry and mental health. 

Joseph Nojan, PA-C

Joe Nojan, PA-C is a physician assistant who works with adults and adolescents to help them overcome their mental health challenges and take back control of their life.

Joe Nojan of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
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Jea Yoo, PA-C

Jea (Jae) Yoo, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists who treats patients at the practice’s office at Orange, California.

Nicole Olivas, PA-C

Nicole Olivas is a board certified Physician Assistant who specializes in psychiatry because she believes in the importance of mental health and increasing access to quality care.

Nicole Olivas, PA-C of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists

Mike Santillan, PA-C

Michael “Mike” Santillan, PA-C is a Nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists where he diagnoses, treats and aide’s individuals with their psychiatric disorders.

Michael Choi, PA-C

Michael Choi, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists.

Michael Choi of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
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Rachel Paganelli, PA-C

Rachel Paganelli, PA-C, MSHS, is a certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS). Rachel believes not all wounds are visible and works with adult psychiatric patients at the practice’s mental health clinic in Orange, California.

Marissa Dembek, PA-C

Marissa Dembek, PA-C is a nationally board-certified physician assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists.

Marissa Dembek of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
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Elisha Kang, PA-C

Elisha Kang is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric
Specialists (PNS).

James Tolentino, PA-C

James Tolentino, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant with a passion for providing exceptional patient care.

James Tolentino of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
Brandy Martinez of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists

Brandy Martinez, PA-C

Brandy Martinez, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant who works at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS) providing psychiatric services in a compassionate and comprehensive manner.

Douglas Borgman, PA-C

Douglas Borgman, PA-C is a physician assistant who works with patients to diagnose and treat psychiatric conditions and help improve each individual’s quality of life.

Doug Borman of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
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Melinda Kwong, PA-C

Melinda Kwong, PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists. Melinda is dedicated to evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a variety of psychiatric conditions.

Shahrzad Arjomandi, PA-C

Shahrzad Arjomandi, PA-C is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant who works with patients of all ages to alleviate the symptoms associated with mental health disorders.

Shahrzad Arjomandi of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
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Tyler Burns, PA-C

Tyler Burns, PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists. Tyler is trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with a variety of psychiatric conditions.

Jesse Anthony Bonilla, M.S.N., PMHNP

Jesse Anthony Bonilla, M.S.N., PMHNP is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner specialized in Psychiatry. With a career spanning seven years, Jesse has evolved from a  dedicated Certified Nursing Assistant to a Behavioral Health Technician, then a Registered Nurse, and finally, a highly skilled Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

Jesse Bonilla

Fatemah Sarsak, PA-C

Fatemah Sarsak is a nationally board certified physician assistant who graduated from the University of La Verne where she earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies. She believes in a holistic approach that minimizes medications to maximize an individual’s quality of life.

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Heather Veitch, PA-C

Heather Veitch, PA-C is a Physician Assistant specializing in Addiction and Psychiatry. Heather has a dual Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Health.

Daniel Mai, PA-C

Daniel Mai, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists. His strong passion for nutrition and wellness has motivated him to pursue a career in mental health.

Adeline Valean, PA-C

Adeline Valean, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant who believes her patients deserve mental healing and desires to help them achieve that goal

Sophia Dang, PA-C

Sophia Dang, PA-C is a dedicated board-certified Physician Assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists.

Leyla Brett, PA-C,

Leyla Brett, PA-C, is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant who works with patients to better their mental health and improve their quality of life.

Monique Hutchinson, PA-C,

Monique Hutchinson is a board-certified Physician Assistant who has significant clinical experience on internal medicine, substance use disorders treatment, pain management, and its relation to mental illness.

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Board of Executive Directors

Pepper Alva of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists Administrative Team

Pepper Alva, President

Patricia “Pepper” Alva is a proven and highly effective Medical Executive with 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has been in leadership at PNS since 2015. Pepper has a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of New Jersey and an Associate’s Degree from Mercer County Community College.

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Executive Team

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Rachel Ramirez, Director of Special Projects & Process Improvement

Rachel has broad experience in the management of Rehabilitation Facilities, and Medical Offices.  Additionally, has contributed creating and applying new processes that are essential at PNS for the comfort and care of our patients.  

Daniela Vasquez, Executive Account Manager

Daniela has been with PNS for several years and has experience in all areas of operations and administration.  She has an exceptional work ethic and is a key member of our team.
Daniela works with both Dr. Alejandro Alva and Pepper Alva on Addiction Medicine Management and overall implementation of projects.

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Danielle Mann, Director of Human Resources of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialist

Danielle Mann, Director of Human Resources

Danielle Mann has over 10 years of Human Resource and Management experience. She has been a successful part of leadership teams where she strengthened company-employee relationships, coaching and change management, and created multiple learning and development programs for employees. She is excited to be part of the PNS team and to help continuously improve an awesome culture and employee experience.
Danielle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Criminal Justice and is passionate about helping others. She feels that working at PNS has been very rewarding because everyone here is like family and they all strive to help our patients feel their best!

Angela Walden, Director of Operations

Angela has spent the last decade gaining extensive experience in the field of behavioral healthcare. She has successfully managed and overseen the operations of several treatment centers and programs. Angela joined PNS in 2023 as the Director of Operations and supports the administrative team with program development, quality improvement and staff management. With a passion for improving the lives of individuals struggling with mental health and addiction issues, Angela has made significant impact in the industry through her strategic leadership and has consistently guided her teams toward achieving exceptional outcomes and exceeding industry standards. In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at animal shelters.

Angela Walden of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
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Leadership Team

Cindy Gloria, MA, Senior Office Manager

Orange

Cindy is a veteran in the medical field, she strives to provide the best care in the interest of our patients.  Aligned with the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialist mission statement, she treats all patients with respect and passion as a Manager.

Cindy is continuing her studies in nursing.  She is a great patient advocate and strongly supports not all wounds are visible.

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Samantha Juarez, Senior Office Manager

Costa Mesa

I am beyond happy to a part of an amazing team like Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialist. Having served PNSOC as a Patient Care Coordinator, a TMS Technician, and now as an Executive Assistant – I continue to live out my passion for serving the needs of our patients and delivering the best quality care possible.
PNS is a great facility and I am proud to be a part of such a caring and compassionate team.

Luther Tolbert, CPT, Senior Office Manager

Huntington Beach

Luther has over 10 years experience in the medical field and has experience in management, operations, and clinical laboratory. Luther is passionate about providing great customer service and always looks to exceed expectations. 

When not working at PNS he enjoys coaching football and spending time with his family.

Luther Tolbert of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists
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