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Our Team

The experienced healthcare providers at NIVA Health specialize in helping relieve pain and addressing your toughest symptoms with natural remedies to help you avoid surgery and stay off medications. At NIVA Health, we work hard to exceed your expectations.

Please take a moment to learn more about our team below.


Kathleen is from Tyler, Texas. She has lived all over Texas from Galveston to South Padre Island, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas. Most recently living in Van Horn, Texas. She met her future husband, the love of her life, who is a 5th generation Floridian’s being employed by Blue Origin. Together they moved here to Florida where they live with their Bouvier dog, and a lovely saltwater aquarium.

Kathleen is licensed here in Florida as an Autonomous Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). She is Board Certified as a Midwife (CNM), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP), as well as Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Kathleen’s undergraduate was from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her desire to help under-served women led her to the Indian reservation in Tuba City, Arizona. She had the opportunity to go straight into Labor and delivery unit that trained her in the OR, Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum. While in Arizona, she also took the time to earn her certification as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). With nothing but work, she took the opportunity to obtain her master’s in nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. She graduated with her Nurse-Midwifery Education Program (CNEP) and did her post Master’s in Women’s health. Once again Kathleen found herself in a remote location, this time in Alaska, and went back to school this time for her Family practice. She received her post-master’s as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from South University. Her first position was in a Critical Access Hospital located in Van Horn, Texas.

While Kathleen was in Florida, she noticed PRP and became increasingly interested in the multiple-faceted purpose of this golden elixir. She took a certification class in PRP and started reading medical journal articles and listening to podcasts. It was one of those podcasts where she heard about a new Tony Robbins book. After reading Life Force, by Tony Robbins, and hearing about some amazing breakthroughs in the field of regenerative medicine. She found a position in regenerative medicine, she found herself here at NIVA Health. Here she hopes to continue learning in her new position as she helps patients heal through regenerative medicine.

Francesca is a nurse practitioner that provides quality care to the adult gerontological population.
She completed her undergraduate degree at Marygrove College where she obtained her first degree in Health Sciences. To further her education, Francesca received her second degree in Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, both from Oakland University in the state of Michigan.

As a registered nurse since 2013, her professional experience and level of expertise consisted of providing care to patient populations in a variety of medical specialties including Hematology/Oncology, Palliative and Hospice Care, Home Health Care-Hospice, Skilled Nursing, Case Management, and Wound Care.

She transitioned into an advanced practice registered nurse and is managing and treating the adult population that suffers from acute and chronic wounds. The ultimate driving factor and goal is to provide compassionate care utilizing a patient centered approach and treating each patient with dignity and respect. Education is a key aspect that is provided along the patient’s journey that will impact how they feel about their care, how it will affect adherence to wound care, and ultimately will lead to better healing outcomes. A motivational quote that is relatable and the driving force when caring for others is the quote by Maya Angelou “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Dr. de Leon is originally from Baltimore, MD in 1994 he moved to Palm Coast, Florida where he still lives today. He finished college at the University of Maryland at College Park Class of 1983. In 1987 he graduated from Medical School from West Visayas State University College of Medicine. He went on to have residency training at Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore, MD where he graduated in 1994 from the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. de Leon went on to work as a Primary Care Physician for Florida Health Care Plans for the past 27 years in Palm Coast, Florida. He is now the supervising physician for the Florida NIVA Health offices. In his free time he enjoys boating, fishing and golf. He loves to eat seafood and enjoys his way around the kitchen to cook varies dishes.

For over 14 years, Dr. Rafael Foss has been a distinguished leader in the field of wellness lifestyle programs, natural pain treatments and cutting edge therapies, including anti-aging and aesthetics services. Over 40,000 people have enjoyed the health benefits and transformational power of Dr. Foss’s health centers, now collectively known as NIVA Health. According to Dr. Foss “to doctor means to teach” and teaching healthy lifestyle choices and lifestyle potential is his top priority. Dr. Foss grew up with many health challenges, including allergies, asthma, and severe back pain due to scoliosis. These challenges drove him to create a pathway to better health for himself and to share that path with as many people as possible. His passion empowers others to live their full expression of health and thereby positively impact themselves, their families, and their community.

Dr. Foss is the founder of NIVA Health, which has become one of the nation’s premier and fastest growing natural health centers. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CW, FOX, and many talk radio stations across the country to share his knowledge. Dr. Foss’s approach focuses on supporting and utilizing the body’s ability to heal itself by creating and maintaining homeostasis within the body.

Dr. Foss received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from S.U.N.Y. Albany, NY. He is a board certified chiropractic physician and completed his studies in applied kinesiology. He received a Doctor of Pastoral Science and Medicine license from the Professional Wellness Alliance and received training under the Carrick Institute Neurology Diplomate Program. Dr. Foss is also a member of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a non-profit that serves the community on a regular basis through educational talks with a focus on disease prevention.

Dr. Foss, his wife Alina, and their daughter currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida. His family enjoys going to the beach, exercising, and experimenting with delicious and healthy foods.

Aya is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in acute coronary care, wellness and aesthetic medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wayne State University where she obtained her first degree in Biological Sciences. To further her education, Aya received her second degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters in Nursing, both from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Aya’s patients appreciate her for her calm and caring demeanor. She enjoys building a relationship with her patients and providing them with a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience. Her passion for regenerative health and wellness motivates her to care for her patients through their journey to meet their optimal health and wellness goals.

Michelle was born and raised in Michigan. With a goal to become an advanced practice registered nurse, she started her nursing journey by receiving her bachelors in nursing from Oakland University. After receiving her bachelors, she went to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to receive her Masters in Nursing, becoming a family nurse practitioner. Michelle has a passion for helping those in need. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her spare time. Michelle is excited to focus on providing quality care, with hopes of transforming the healthcare field with each patient she encounters!

Dr. James Joseph is a board-certified family medicine physician who has specialized in regenerative medicine for more than 20 years. Dr. Joseph received his medical degree from Michigan State University in 1998 and then completed a fellowship in regenerative medicine. He has completed additional studies in stem cell harvesting, orthopedic application of stem cell therapy, and advanced aesthetics. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Joseph is the Supervising Physician for the Michigan and Illinois NIVA Health offices.

Michael Sevick is a double board-certified nurse practitioner. His breadth of medical experience was initially procured as a registered nurse in a fast-paced regional hospital beginning in 2008. He transitioned into the home-health environment after nearly a decade. This allowed him to manage patient care from an entirely different vantage point. He decided to evolve as a clinician and earned his Master of Science in Nursing with a family practice specialty. The 15 year span of his career has allowed him to treat patients in the areas of cardiovascular, stroke, renal, GI, infectious diseases and post-operative care.

He has had the privilege to diagnose and treat patients requiring pain management, and psychiatric care. This has allowed him to observe the relationship between mental health and the perception of pain. Michael has gained experience in performing fluoroscopy guided interventional procedures to mitigate pain in addition to pharmacological methods. It has become clear to Michael that other alternatives should be considered, in many cases, to avoid the intense use of pharmaceuticals and surgical intervention. This is why he is proud to be a part of the NIVA team.

Dr. Phillip Ulyanovskiy is a distinguished Family Medicine trained physician with expertise in Hospitalist Medicine, Primary Care, Telemedicine, Lifestyle Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine. With a passion for comprehensive patient care, Dr. Ulyanovskiy has dedicated his career to merging traditional medical practices with innovative approaches to optimize patient outcomes. 

After completing his medical degree, Dr. Ulyanovskiy pursued specialized training in Family Medicine, honing his skills in providing personalized care to individuals of all ages. His commitment to continuous learning led him to explore Hospitalist Medicine, where he thrives in the dynamic environment of acute care settings and intensive care, managing complex medical cases and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to deliver high-quality care. 

Recognizing the importance of preventive medicine, Dr. Ulyanovskiy embraced Primary Care and Lifestyle Medicine, empowering his patients to take control of their health through lifestyle modifications and holistic interventions. He believes in the power of education and collaboration to promote long-term wellness and disease prevention. 

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Ulyanovskiy is at the forefront of Regenerative Medicine, leveraging cutting-edge research and technology to explore regenerative medicine’s potential in treating a variety of medical conditions. He remains committed to staying abreast of the latest advancements in the field to offer his patients the most innovative and effective treatment options available. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Ulyanovskiy has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to patient-centered care, earning him a reputation as a compassionate and trusted healthcare provider. He is known for his excellent communication skills, empathy, and commitment to providing personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals. 

Dr. Ulyanovskiy’s professional achievements, coupled with his unwavering commitment to advancing medical knowledge and improving patient care, make him a valuable asset to the medical community and a beacon of excellence in the field of Family Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Primary Care, Lifestyle Medicine, Telemedicine and Regenerative Medicine as well. In the end Dr. Ulyanovskiy seeks to treat his patients like family, with competence, compassion and commitment.

Kristy was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and started her journey in the medical profession 24 years ago working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in long term care facilities. Kristy is also a United States Air Force Veteran in which she served 10 years as an Emergency Medical Technician/Flight Medic.

Kristy obtained her Master of Science in Nursing degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2015. Kristy is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Kristy’s goal in patient care is to help restore and repair damaged cells with natural remedies in hopes to address the root cause of an individual’s pain.

In her spare time, Kristy enjoys home improvement projects, spending time with family and friends and reading/learning new things.

Office Managers

Ashley Golden, a healthcare professional from Michigan, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her team with over 16 years in the field. Specializing in laser hair removal, cosmetic surgery and bariatric and weight loss services, her ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds enhances her team’s dynamics. Ashley’s commitment to patient and client engagement, honed through her studies in Liberal Arts and business at Wayne State University, has earned her numerous accolades for outstanding performance and customer service. A true team player, she values collaboration and works to ensure that every team member feels supported and valued. Outside of work, Ashley’s love for cooking and family time reflects her well-rounded approach to life. Passionate about embracing new challenges, she aims to inspire her team by leading through example, driving both personal and professional excellence.

Desiré has been in Brevard County since 1999 and is a proud graduate of Space Coast High School and Eastern Florida State College (AA) in 2009; University of Florida (BS in Microbiology) in 2012; & Florida Institute of Technology (MBA in Healthcare Management) in 2015. Dedicated to health and wellness, Desiré has worked and consulted with many healthcare providers, non-profits, and business professionals over her career. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3-year old daughter, Reagan; home-brewing kombucha; listening to audiobooks; and creating/perfecting choreography for her dance group, Live2Dance. She is excited by any chance to improve the livelihood for anybody crossing her path!

Cynthia has been in the Healthcare field for 30+ years working in long term care as the Business Office Manager, Admissions/Marketing Director and Social Service Director. She is a proud native Floridian, as her ancestors were one of the first Europeans to settle in all of America right here in St. Augustine. She enjoys spending time by the pool or the beach with her husband and their 5 children. Her hobbies include college football and NASCAR.

She is proud to be joining NIVA Health’s amazing team!

Lanita is a dedicated professional with a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University, boasting over 25 years of experience in the medical industry. For over a decade Lanita has led teams and traveled globally, contributing to biomedical research through organ and tissue harvesting. Her heart beams with joy thanks to her amazing adult children and cherished grandchildren. In her free time, Lanita finds solace and adventure traveling the world with her husband, who she says is her closest confidant and companion.

If you have any additional questions about the NIVA Health team of healthcare professionals, give us a call at Your Local NIVA Office, and we’ll be happy to help. You may also request an appointment right now.