WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

BackFirst believes that strengthening each employee strengthens the company as a whole. BackFirst works with all SFMTA employees in an inclusive and welcoming environment to achieve optimal fitness, wellness and injury prevention. 

 

Building on the trust gained from long-term relationships, BackFirst provides fitness and wellness services that are relevant, participatory and motivational.

OUR TEAM

MICHAEL LEARY, P.T.

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

DAN ROACH

SFMTA ROAD TO FITNESS

PROGRAM MANAGER

LAURA CHALFANT

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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

JAN HOEHN

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DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISIONS

DR. LONNA DENNY

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DIRECTOR, INTEGRATED WELLNESS

DR. FELITA CLARK

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DIRECTOR OF MENTAL WELLNESS

ALICIA SORIANO

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PROGRAM COODINATOR

BENSIE LABERINTO, P.T.A.

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ORTHOPEDIC SCREENING SPECIALIST

MARC LOPEZ, D.P.T.

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ORTHOPEDIC ADVISOR

JULIA SCHROGIN

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WELLNESS SPECIALIST

TIFFANY VO

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PERSONAL TRAINER

BRYAN FLETES

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PERSONAL TRAINER

ALAN KNOX

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PERSONAL TRAINER

DENZEL CAMPOS

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PERSONAL TRAINER

ALICIA CONNOR, R.D.

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CHEF, REGISTERED DIETICIAN

KIM VERITY

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DIRECTOR, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

NIKKI COOPER

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CHEF

DANIELLA MALFITANO

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CHEF, CULINARY CONSULTANT

MINERVA ARIAS

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YOGA INSTRUCTOR

IAN WAISLER

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YOGA INSTRUCTOR

BRENDA PERDUE

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ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR

SARAH LEWINGTON

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TAI CHI INSTRUCTOR

RIE

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CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

JUDE

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CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

ENRICO

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CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

AYUMI

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CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

ELEANOR

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CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

KIM

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CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

ALANNA

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CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

GABBY

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CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

OUR MEDICAL ADVISORY TEAM

DR. DONALD ABRAMS

UCSF, SFGH, OSHER CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

PROFESSOR, UCSF SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

CANCER RISK REDUCTION AND NUTRITION

DR. PAYAL BHANDARI

INTEGRATIVE HOLISTIC PHYSICIAN

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, SF ADVANCED HEALTH

INTEGRATED WELLNESS

DR. FELITA CLARK

PROFESSOR, CCSF

MENTAL WELLNESS

DR. LONNA DENNY 

SF SPINE PAIN RELIEF CENTER

INTEGRATED WELLNESS

DR. SARAH KIM

UCSF AND SFGH

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UCSF SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

DIABETES RISK REDUCTION

DR. SUNEIL KOLIWAD

DIABETES EXPERT

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UCSF SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, UCSF DIABETES CENTER,

DIABETES EDUCATION

MICHAEL LEARY, P.T.

BACKFIRST PROGRAM DIRECTOR

ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST

INJURY RISK PREVENTION

DR. LAUREN WHITEHURST

UCSF WEILL INSTITUTE FOR NEUROSCIENCES

SLEEP MANAGEMENT

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