As the co-medical director of the occupational clinics, Dr. Younai has had over two decades of experience in the evaluation, treatment, and case management of complex work-related injuries. As a Qualified Medical Examiner and expert Hand Surgeon he works closely with employers and their risk team in order to reduce their liability and exposure while caring for the injured worker in the most optimal way with the aim of having them regain function and productivity.
Dr. Younai is a graduate of UCLA Medical School and has trained in General Surgery at UC San Francisco-East Bay, Hand Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Lahey Clinic & Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Arielle Younai is the Chief Operating Officer for our Clinics in Southern & Central California. In this capacity she oversees the entire operations and ensures that ProHealth’s medical providers and staff deliver their best to all our clients and patients. She actively engages our clients to learn more about their occupational safety needs in order to be able to furnish them with the optimal support structure.
Ms. Younai grew up in Southern California and received her degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations, from UC-Riverside. She has since worked in medical management at CVS and later at Chameleon Communications Int. working with large pharmaceuticals.
Ronald Losa is our Director of Business Development here at Central Valley Occupational Medical Group, Inc. He has over 10 years' experience marketing in the occupational medicine industry and received his Workers' Compensation Certification through the work comp program at California State University Bakersfield. He has great relationships with many employers, building excellent rapport and trust throughout the years working with them. Ron is active at his church, in our community (annually volunteering his time with the National MS Society) and has served as a Board of Director for various organizations, including Kern Economic Development Corporation.
Case Management is not for the faint of heart. Maryhelen Osenbaugh has had over 25 years' experience in Workers comp and Case Management. In addition to a 12 year career in Human resources, training and management. Maryhelen has been a part of the CVO family for over a decade. She has been providing intervention on behalf of the patient, medical provider, insurer and employer. Thus, placing herself at the center of the confusion and asking the tough questions. The role of a case manager is an amazing combination of perception, planning, listening, empathy and caring... we are very fortunate to have such a person on our team!
Latoya Razo is the Office Manager at our Delano clinic. She started out as a medical assistant in our Bakersfield clinic in 2014, became one of our most respected scribes, working closely with our providers and eventually became the back-office lead. Ms. Razo also worked in the marketing department while our client service manager was on maternity leave, where she learned how to work with and build rapport with some of the largest employers in Kern County. With her skillset and determination, Ms. Razo is quickly climbing the ladder at Central Valley Occupational Medical Group.
Dr. Richard Sall brings a level of good old charm and a ton of experience. His career spans over 36 years in Occupational Medicine and he has been a part of the CVO family for close to two decades. His primary duties include the treatment of occupational injuries/illnesses, pre-employment physicals, substance abuse screening, disability evaluations, and P&S Evaluations. Dr. Sall received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit, Michigan. He conducted his residency training in General Surgery at St. John Hospital and received his residency training in General Surgery at St. Johns Hospital. Dr. Sal received his Board Certification in Occupational Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is a veteran of the US Army.
Maurice Minervini, D.O. has been a provider in the field of Occupational Medicine for over 20 years mastering all aspects of occupational injuries/illnesses, pre-employment physicals, and substance abuse screenings. Dr. Minervini is a graduate of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences completing his internship and residency at Erie Osteopathic Hospital. His successes while participating in triathlons are a testament to his dedication to lifelong fitness and wellness.
Brenda Steinberg, DO is a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Her primary duties include the treatment of occupational injuries/illnesses and pre-employment physicals, including DOT initial and recertification physicals. Dr. Steinberg has become one of our preferred medical providers with some of the top employers who have partnered with Central Valley Occupational Medical Group. She obtained her medical degree from the Western University of Health Sciences and completed her internship and emergency medicine residency at Kern Medical in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Steinberg is a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner (NCRME).
Catherine Hawthorne, MD is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and current President of the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association. Her primary duties include the treatment of occupational injuries/illnesses, as well as minor surgery at Central Valley Occupational Medical Group. She has been practicing medicine for many years and occupational medicine since 2018. Dr. Hawthorne obtained her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and did her internship and residency at Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Hawthorne completed her orthopedic surgical residency at Eerie County Medical Center.
Edward Chamberlain, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine with over 25 years practice experience, including clinic practice, hospital medicine, occupational medicine, urgent care, emergency medicine and resident/medical student instruction. Dr. Chamberlain was also active duty in the United States Air Force for four years and the National Guard for one year. He obtained his medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and did his residency and internship at Lankenau Hospital, which is part of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital system.
Don Jeske, FNP-C assists our doctors with the evaluation and treatment of injured workers. He also performs physicals, periodic health & screening exams, as well as DOT initial and recertification exams. Mr. Jeske received his Master of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. Mr. Jeske is our longest tenured provider in Delano and has quickly established himself as the premier occupational medical provider in the City of Delano, having built a great reputation with many employers. In fact, many companies and his patients recognize him at the local restaurants, stores, and gas station. Mr. Jeske is a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner (NCRME).
Kelly Cook, PA-C assists our doctors with the evaluation and treatment of injured workers. She also performs pre-employment physicals, periodic health & screening exams, as well as DOT initial and recertification physical exams. Ms. Cook received her Master of Clinical Health Services and Physician Assistant Certification at the University of Washington. Although she is new to CVO and the world of occupational medicine, under the guidance of our seasoned medical providers and her desire to learn, she quickly caught on and gained the respect of all our providers and companies we work with. Ms. Cook is a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner (NCRME).
Elijah Phillips, PA-C assists our doctors with the evaluation and treatment of injured workers. He also performs physicals, periodic health & screening exams. Mr. Phillips received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Radford University Carilion. Although Mr. Phillips is fresh out of graduate school and has only been with us a short time, he is catching on very quickly. Not only does he have the respect from our doctors, but he also has the respect of the many employers we work with at Central Valley Occupational Medical Group. So much so that many of the employers we work with now request for him to treat their injured workers. Mr. Phillips is a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner (NCRME).
Kalynne Boyles, FNP-C assists our doctors with the evaluation and treatment of injured workers. She also performs pre-employment physicals, periodic health & screening exams, as well as DOT initial and recertification physical exams. While she has only been with us short time, she has already earned the respect of our tenured providers and trusts her medical judgement. Ms. Boyles received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fresno State University, her Doctorate in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner at the prestigious Gonzaga University and her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification at the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ms. Boyles is a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner (NCRME).
Reynaldo Locquiao III, is a graduate of Physical Therapy from the University of Baguio in the Philippines and has been an active Physical Therapist since 2006. Mr. Locquiao is experienced in outpatient, skilled nursing, and acute settings. He believes in effective practical approaches to rehabilitation and has developed fitness and wellness programs aimed at preventing injuries and encouraging a more active lifestyle.
Anselmo Parinas, DPT received his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Utica College in Utica, New York and has been an active Physical Therapist since 1999. Mr. Parinas is an expert in diagnosing physical problems that restrict movement because of an illness or injury. He uses exercises and a variety of different techniques to ease pain, boost mobility, and build muscle strength.