Our team is your team

When you start down the path to health and wellness, it’s great to know your team will be with you all the way, providing expert knowledge, timely motivation, and even a little inspiration. Everyone on your Frost Wellness team shares a passionate belief in the power of relationships and rewarding experiences that can help you achieve your goals. We want you to get to know all of your in-person and virtual care providers on the Frost Wellness team.

Onsite Care Team

Lynette Thomas, LVN

Practice Lead

Lynette loved playing nurse with her sisters as a child, and she loves being a nurse now that she’s an adult. She is dedicated to motivating people to achieve better health and works hard to earn each patient’s trust.

She has experience in various settings including family practice and mental health, and in roles such as a certified clinical hemodialysis tech and as a pharmacy tech.

Originally from Bishop, Texas, Lynette is the fifth of seven girls. She is very family-oriented and loves her English Bulldog, Deuce. For fun she likes crafting, watching Netflix, and being a team mom for her son’s sports.

  • Vocational Nursing, National American University (graduated with honors)
  • Nursing Assistant, MB Merit Institute
  • Phlebotomy, Coastal Bend College
  • Pharmacy Tech, Southern Careers Institute
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Technician, Clinical Hemodialysis
  • Certified Phlebotomist
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician

What makes me unique:
My compassion and dedication.

Why do I practice healthcare:
I like learning new things and motivating patients to increase their wellbeing.

Nichole Leatherwood

Nichole Leatherwood, FNP-C

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nichole believes that members should be taken care of as if they were family. She has worked in many capacities within the hospital setting and has been a nurse practitioner in a family practice for the past five years.

Originally from Sterling, Illinois, Nichole was raised in southeast Texas. She married a military man and then traveled the world, living in Germany, Japan, and Italy. After returning to the US, she settled in San Antonio, close to her family. She loves spending time with her kids and husband, and when she has time, she loves to scuba dive.

  • BSN, Wichita State University
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Simmons University
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau

What makes me unique:
I am not someone who likes adrenalin typically; however, my husband and I are certified divers, and I absolutely love it!

Why do I practice healthcare:
I work in healthcare to try to give back to the community I live in. I believe everyone should have access to a provider in whom they can find comfort.

Diana Garza

Diana Garza

HOST

Crossover Hosts are at the forefront of every unique patient experience. They deliver an exceptional experience from start to finish by greeting patients, scheduling appointments, answering questions, alleviating concerns, and addressing special requests before you leave. Hosts strive to create a welcoming environment for everyone who comes through the door and are an integral part of building and maintaining the relationship with each member.

Hosts assist with ensuring a seamless, patient-centered experience. They help fill gaps in communication, provide follow-up, and are focused on patient satisfaction. Our Hosts look forward to welcoming you in!

Virtual Care Team

Robert Pampin

Physician

As Robert began his college education, science took an incredibly strong hold on his interest. The semesters went on and he realized he also enjoyed philosophy and the humanities. Throughout, he met key mentors who would drive these passions further. Inevitably, this collective experience led him to apply his efforts to a career in medicine—in particular, Family Medicine. This specialty afforded him the ability to meld all of his interests and see patients in the context of our complex and ever-changing healthcare, and social, systems.

As his career was developing, he came to realize that most of the disease he sees is in large part preventable. In particular, the current obesity epidemic has been exploding with major impact on public health. This being the case, Robert has recently become board certified in bariatric (weight loss) medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) and has integrated this into his care. With 2/3 of all adults in the US being either overweight or obese, there is much work to be done. He has been quoted as saying that “If I can prevent more disease than I treat over my career, then I have done some good.” That is how he approaches his practice and why he is thrilled to be part of the Crossover Health family, in part because of its symbiotic dedication to patient-centric care.

Robert was born in the Bronx, and completed his ABFM certification and training in NYC, so being at Crossover Midtown is like coming home again. He is thrilled to add his experience to the team and is dedicated to offering the highest level of integrative care possible to his patients. Outside of the office,
Robert enjoys time with family and putting into practice what he preaches. Diet and exercise are important parts of his life and he feels that attempting to lead by example is an important responsibility of a physician.

He is often said to have a comedic sense and loves to find the humor in life as well. Since his children were young the family has frequented Manhattan to enjoy the educational as well as the cultural diversity it presents.

  • BS Pathologists Assistant, St. John’s University
  • MS Toxicology, St. John’s University
  • DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Internship, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
  • Family Medicine Residency, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ

What makes me unique:
I have always been open-minded and enjoy intellectual challenges. I seek this in all facets of my life whether in medicine, humanities, or music. I truly enjoy learning from others and sharing ideas to find continued growth and promote wellbeing.

Why do I practice healthcare:
As my career has progressed I feel the need to help people understand that the role of primary prevention is critical. Further, it is far more important to prevent disease and reverse harmful trends, rather than wait and treat patients once it is well established.

YVONNE ROBINSON-HAWKINS

PHYSICIAN

Yvonne has been practicing medicine for over 20 years as a board-certified family physician. Her professional interests include Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine.  Having trained in a medically underserved area, she came to truly appreciate the importance of comprehensive healthcare within the context of medicine and societal impact. Recognizing that although many people share similar health experiences, there is not a single generic approach to optimal health for all patients. In addition to including the latest evidence-based treatments in her practice, she believes in the integrative model of medicine, inclusive of practices designed to support health in body, mind, and spirit.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling the world, and seeking new adventures. She also enjoys DIY projects and herb gardening.

  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Family Medicine Residence, Aurora St. Luke’s, Milwaukee

What makes me unique:
I am passionate about partnering with patients and engaging in shared decision-making. I am also a very good communicator. I find that it’s easy for me to relate to patients.

Why do I practice healthcare:
I feel privileged to be practicing medicine. To promote wellness and alleviate suffering is a high calling to which I have always aspired.

Hailey Gulbas

Practice Lead

Hailey loves working in healthcare because of the sense of fulfillment and purpose she feels. She likes leaving work everyday knowing she played a vital role in someone’s recovery, positively affected people’s lives, and helped people with their overall health and well being.

Hailey began her career as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, helping save babies lives, as well as helping bring new ones into the world. She was also a NICU nurse for six years, and recently began working as a psychiatric nurse at an Eating Disorder Inpatient Facility, working with the healthcare team to implement individualized treatment plans, and helping patients recover both mentally and physically. She loves being in a position to give people the tools necessary for long-term success.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Hailey has a passion for fitness and loves to work out. She also enjoys traveling, baking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and their dog, Pippa, as well as family and friends.

  • Bachelor of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin

What makes me unique:
I am very easy-going and laid back in almost all situations, and I also have the compassion and empathy necessary to care for my patients. My background as a Neonatal ICU nurse, as well as an inpatient psychiatric nurse for children and adults with eating disorders, has given me the experience and tools necessary to help support patients of all ages.

Why do I practice healthcare:
It’s a profession that never stops giving. I learn new things everyday, there’s always opportunity for growth, and it is so rewarding to make a difference in someone’s life.

ASHLEY MUNK

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Working as a physical therapist is incredibly rewarding for Ashley, because she gets to make a difference in the lives of her patients. She loves spending one-on-one time with them, and helping each and every one achieve their goals—whether that be returning to running, working out, playing with grandchildren, or just getting through the day without pain. In addition to helping improve their quality of life, she enjoys getting to know them personally throughout their course of treatment.

Ashley earned her B.S.Ed. in Health Science Studies from Baylor University, and her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She completed two orthopedic rotations in physical therapy school, and completed additional training in the treatment of dizziness, vertigo, concussion, and balance/gait deficits.

Born in Dallas, Ashley grew up in Allen, Texas. She loves running and enjoys racing in 5Ks and half marathons. Ashley is learning how to golf, and lifts weights a few times a week. She recently adopted a husky shepherd puppy named Noodle, and they have fun going for walks/runs on the Katy Trail. Ashley also loves trying new bars and restaurants, and enjoys exploring Dallas with her family and friends.

  • B.S.Ed in Health Science Studies, Baylor University
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University

What makes me unique:
I am a Dallas native. My background includes treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries, as well as vestibular disorders and concussion. In my free time, I enjoy running, trying out new places in Dallas, and spending time with my dog, Noodle.

Why do I practice healthcare:
I love being a physical therapist! It is incredibly rewarding to guide patients in their recovery and help them achieve their goals.

Heather Barnes

Physical Therapist

Simply put, Heather enjoys working in healthcare because of the relationships with patients and colleagues that have been built over the years. Some of her colleagues have even become lifelong friends. She feels she has made an impact on someone’s life throughout their treatment, and the gratification from that is something truly special—and unique to working in healthcare. She also thrives in a challenging career path, and healthcare has not disappointed! Despite any adversity she faces, she’s encouraged to maintain her integrity while striving to achieve her own personal goals, as well as the goals of her patients.

Originally from Washington DC/Northern Virginia, Heather loves to travel with her husband (and their dog for domestic trips), camping, hiking, participating in yoga and barre classes, and reading (she’s a huge bookworm and prefers mostly non-fiction).

  • BS, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • DPT, Health Sciences, University of Saint Augustine
  • Certified, Dry Needling, BLS, and Yoga instructor (200 hour)
  • MTC Certification (in progress)

What makes me unique:
My communication skills and ease with building a therapeutic alliance is one of the things that makes me unique.
I also have a great sense of humor and that allows me to form great relationships with my colleagues and patients alike. As someone who has traveled often and has lived in six different states, I am relatable and can discuss a variety of topics and experiences. My travels have also made me more empathetic towards a variety of social situations, understanding of different cultural beliefs, values, and customs, and these experiences have allowed me to form stronger relationships with my patients and colleagues.

Why do you practice healthcare:
Creating professional and interpersonal relationships is very important to me. There aren’t many career fields where you get to develop both simultaneously. Practicing as a physical therapist, you see people at their best and at their worst and it can be a very vulnerable state of transition for most. Maintaining professionalism, and striving towards achieving my patients’ goals while maintaining integrity and displaying empathy is something that comes naturally to me. The gratification that comes with success or, even failures as those are also learning lessons, is something very unique to the healthcare field and my experiences have allowed me to develop professionally as well as personally.
The knowledge, the experiences, the professional and personal growth that is possible from a career in healthcare is irreplaceable.

Fernando Alessandri

Psychologist

Fernando enjoys one-on-one contact with people and leading them from a state of distress or uncertainty to a place where they are better at navigating their lives and challenges. He is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in adjustment to life-altering experiences, as well as anxiety, depression, and relationship/interpersonal problems.

The evidence-based therapies that he utilizes are CBT, ACT, DBT, CPT, PE, CBT for psychosis, RE, and EFT.

Fernando grew up in New York City (Rockaway Beach). When he’s not working, Fernando enjoys meditating, journaling, creative writing, stand-up comedy, biking, craft beer, some cooking, and envying great entertainment writing.

  • PhD, University of Mississippi
  • Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training, VA Medical Centers in San Diego and Honolulu

What makes me unique:
I worked in advertising and the film/TV industry before a career change to psychology.

Why do I practice healthcare:
I work in healthcare to bring relief, hope, and change to suffering people.

Nicole Thalheimer

Psychologist

Nicole has been passionate about helping folks her entire life. Be it volunteering, mentoring, or through her role as a clinical psychologist, she enjoys working with, connecting to, and building rapport with people. She approaches her work through an integrated lens of meeting people where they are at, while being grounded in a systems perspective. Working collaboratively with other provider’s from a team approach allows for the best possible patient care. Creativity, flexibility, and when appropriate, humor are cornerstones of the work Nicole does with her patients.

Nicole has worked in several clinical settings including private practices, community mental health centers, and college counseling centers. She has supervised students in training and worked with children, adults, couples, and families. Nicole brings more than a decade of experience working with the LGBTQ+ community to her role with Crossover, having covered topics such as sexual orientation, identity development, and gender identity. She uses ACT tools as well as relational/interpersonal techniques to best adapt to the needs of her patients.

Nicole grew up in a combination of Chicago and Boston; while also having lived abroad more than once. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and kayaking. She has been a bookworm and an animal lover her whole life, and she loves all things Broadway. Spending time with her family, friends, and pup are top priorities outside of work.

  • BA, Psychology and History, Boston University
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

What makes me unique:
Ever since I was a child, my friends always sought me out for support or advice. It made me realize what this is what I am meant to do as a profession! My ability to put others at ease, make them feel comfortable, and make them laugh is unique. Coupled with my outgoing nature and love of helping others, being a clinical psychologist fits my personality well.

Why do I practice healthcare:
There is nothing more exciting to me than connecting with another person, regardless of any differences that may be present. I have worked in international settings where connection occurred and change happened.

Working with folks to uncover their own skills and potential keeps me actively engaged. I have always loved the applicability of this work; the fact that I can learn a new skill in a training or continuing education class and be able to apply it in a session, has always been a motivator for me. The opportunity to work on a team of providers has me excited for this wonderful opportunity!

Rachel Heatherly

Psychologist

Rachel has specialized training in working with folks with sexual health concerns, women’s issues, chronic pain and illness, anxiety, depression, and life adjustments. Using evidence-based treatments, she seeks to alleviate psychological suffering in members, promote positive sense of self and self-esteem, lessen the experience of anxiety and worry which can inhibit one’s enjoyment of life, help members nurture and discover ways to enjoy and make the most of their lives, assist them in engaging in healthy behaviors, and increase their sense of meaning and purpose in life. She strives to create a warm, safe, empathetic, non-judgmental space and she believes it is important to process a person’s unique context and understand how intersectional identities and structures of oppression contribute to distress.

Rachel specializes in using evidence-based practices such as CBT, ACT, and mindfulness to treat a wide variety of mental health concerns. In her role as a health psychologist, she has specialized training in treating sexual health concerns and even created a comprehensive sexual health evaluation and counseling clinic at the Atlanta VA Healthcare system. She has six years of experience working within the VA Healthcare system, treating medically and psychologically complex veteran patient populations.

She enjoys reading, spending time with her spouse and dog, and binging Netflix shows. On the weekends, Rachel can be found shopping for new ingredients at a local farmers’ market, spending too much money on craft supplies, or curling up with a good book.

  • BS, Psychology, Lander University
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Florida
  • Recipient, Grinter Fellowship Grant (for PhD)

What makes me unique:
I am a digital artist who has a strong sense of humor and love of giving gifts. As a result, friends and family often receive a range of gifts: sometimes beautiful and thoughtful digital paintings of their pets or cartoons of themselves merged with a current pop trend or whatever I am watching on Netflix at the time.

Why do I practice healthcare:
For me, it is important that healthcare be accessible. During my years of service, I’ve seen first hand how many barriers (e.g. financial, transportation, time, mobility) can get in the way of receiving quality physical and mental health care. As a result, it is important for me to be a part of the solution. I enjoy how Crossover is reworking healthcare to be more accessible and equitable for its members.

Maxine Yeung

COACH

Maxine is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Certified Personal Trainer. Her interest in nutrition started with her first career as a pastry cook. Passionate about cooking, she longed to have a better understanding of how different foods affect the body. She pursued her curiosity, completing her dietetic internship and masters in clinical nutrition through New York University, and worked in a variety of settings from hospitals to gyms. Speaking with Maxine, you quickly learn she is truly client-centered and focuses on a positive mindset. She believes in a balanced lifestyle and is dedicated to helping you find a realistic way to achieve your health goals.

Maxine was born and raised in Maryland and moved to the Bay Area seeking access to nature after living in New York City for nine years. She loves anything outdoors, especially stand up paddling, hiking and dreams of becoming a ski bum. When she is indoors, you will find her baking, crafting and spending time with her family.

  • Masters in Clinical Nutrition, New York University

What makes me unique:
I was born and raised in Maryland and after living in New York City for nine years, I moved to the Bay Area to be close to nature. I love anything outdoors, especially stand up paddling, hiking, and running, and I dream of becoming a ski bum. When I am indoors, you will find me baking, crafting, and spending time with my family.

Why do I practice healthcare:
I am truly client-centered and focused on a positive mindset. I believe in a balanced lifestyle and am dedicated to helping patients find a realistic way to achieve their health goals.

Camilla Lee

COACH

Camilla has always been drawn to food and interested in how people use it to nourish themselves and connect with others. She has worked in the food service industry and health education in New York, and while pursuing her Registered Dietitian credential, she was a member of Kappa Omicron Nu, an honors society. She also volunteered at The Harlem Ivy after-school program at Columbia Teachers College teaching school children how to cook and about farming and sustainability. 

Born in Vermont and raised in Massachusetts, Camilla loves to cook, especially for friends and family. She enjoys yoga and getting out of the city into the country. She recently relocated to Philadelphia, PA and loves her new city.  Camilla’s professional interests include Mindfulness, Mindful Eating, and digestive wellness. 

  • BS, Nutrition Science, The Evergreen State College
  • DPD & Dietetic Internship, Hunter College
  • WellCoaches Health Coach Training
  • Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN), New York State
  • Registered, Dietitian, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certified, Health and Wellness Coach, National Board of Examiners

What makes me unique:
My father is a farmer so I grew up being connected to farm fresh food. I was always attracted to the idea of food being medicine, and first became excited about nutrition when I took an ethnobotany class in college.

Why do I practice healthcare:
Of course I love to help people, but as a health coach we get to help people help themselves by getting in touch with how to make room for self care in their lives, to prioritize their health, and to feel their best.

Sydney Kasberg

Care Navigator

Born in Kerrville, Texas and now an Austin resident, Sydney’s journey with Crossover began when she accepted an internship at the Apple Wellness Center. That’s where she experienced what total corporate wellness meant for employees. She continues to pursue a career in healthcare because she believes it is essential to educate people on the importance of preventive healthcare, and the role it plays over a lifetime. Sydney is passionate about helping people and empowering them to explore all avenues of their personal health. In her free time, Sydney loves to read, go hiking and kayaking, and enjoys visiting Barton Springs Pool in Austin. She’s also a passionate home chef and is constantly looking for yummy recipes to try.

  • BA, Texas State University

What makes me unique:
I am a native Texan! Born and raised here, I’ve never lived anywhere else.

Why do I practice healthcare:
I want to improve the quality of healthcare provided to individuals and watch them grow in their total wellness. I always knew I wanted to be part of some discipline in healthcare but I wasn’t quite sure where I would start until I joined Crossover. Now I have the opportunity to witness how our patients access and utilize their healthcare to increase their own quality of life, as well as their family’s.

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