Meet The Team
We are here to guide and support you during every step of the way.
"Highly recommended. A great alternative to conventional medicine."
Dr. Tal Cohen, DAOM, LAc. Dip.Acp
Wellness & Programs Director
Dr. Cohen is the author of two books: 'Treating Pain and Inflammation with Functional Medicine: The Complete Clinical Guide’ and The 'Complete Guide to Removing Toxins & Improving Your Health.' He has presented on Functional medicine, stem cell therapy, oriental medicine, brain health, lifestyle and nutritional medicine in several venues, such as Oregon Health and Science University, Linfield College of Nursing, National University of Natural Medicine, Oregon Association of Nurses, public libraries, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
After suffering from asthma and allergies as a child and an injury at the age of 16, Dr. Cohen refused to continue to use medication, such as inhalers, painkillers, and steroids. After trying all the conventional treatments without relief, he decided to seek for cure in other forms of medicine. After he managed to resolve his own health problems, Dr. Cohen dedicated his life to guide and improve his patients’ health. "The Majority of our patients come to see us after years of suffering from different health conditions that cause them discomfort and prevent them from working or enjoying life with their family or loved ones. Many of these patients have seen other providers that have not done a complete and comprehensive evaluation." According to Dr. Cohen, "if you have seen other providers and still suffer from pain or other health conditions, you probably did not find and treat the real cause of your problems."
After graduating and receiving his acupuncture license, he specialized in the treatment of orthopedic and neurological pain at the Rehabilitation department of the Tel Aviv Souraski hospital and at the Integrative Medicine unit at the Assaf Harofe Medical Center. He also received clinical training in acupuncture and Chinese herbs in Zhejiang Provincial Hospital in China.
Dr. Cohen specialized in the natural treatment of conditions related to women's health and internal medicine during his doctorate studies. He graduated from Oregon College of Oriental medicine with a Doctorate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Dr. Cohen has post-graduate studies in education and is a Certified Health and Fitness Instructor from Wingate Institute, he has completed studies in Japanese acupuncture, integrative orthopedics and gynecology, and advanced natural nutrition training from the school of Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Berkeley, California, and Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition from University of Western States.
Dr. Cohen is committed to guiding his patients and the public to change their life and improve their health. As part of his position in A New Way clinic, he develops and manages educational and clinical programs.
Dr. Nini Callan, ND
Naturopath physician, Specializes in research in integrative healthcare
Dr. Nini Callan is a naturopathic doctor with additional degree and training in Research in Integrative Medicine. A former college athlete and personal trainer, Dr. Callan understands the body and its optimal performance. She received her degrees in medicine and medical research from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). She chose to pursue naturopathic medicine because it aligned with her deeply-held beliefs of individualized, finding and addressing the root cause of disease.
She served as an integrative medical research Fellow for the BRIDG program, a cutting-edge collaboration between scientists and practitioners at NUNM and the University of Washington. Working alongside internationally renowned medical scientists, her research focused on women's health.
Besides her constant drive to enrich the health of her clients and community, Dr. Callan also devotes time to her husband, her acoustic guitar, and her eternally teetering stack of library books.
Dr. Jonathan Nadal, ND, MSAOM
Naturopath physician, Specializes in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Dr. Jonathan Nadal earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Science of Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine. This was a concurrent six-year program which included three years of internship at the NUNM main clinic and community clinics throughout Portland.
Dr. Nadal provides acupuncture and manual therapy to patients in the stem cells and Functional medicine program. He completed a one-year mentorship in 5-Element acupuncture and biotherapeutic drainage, as well as internship in acupuncture to support stem cell therapy. He also spend six months in an interdisciplinary clinic with counselors from Pacific University which focused on a variety of mental health conditions; along with treating under-served populations in downtown Portland.
Dr. Nadal was born and raised in Miami, FL where the sunshine and ocean left a lifelong love for being immersed in nature. He earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University, where he placed emphasis in applied behavior analysis, and industrial and organizational psychology. When he does not practice medicine, you can find Dr. Nadal behind his drum set playing in a local Portland band.
Laura Luka, MSAOM, L.Ac.
Licensed & National Certified Acupuncturist
Laura is a certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and licensed acupuncturist in the state of Oregon. She hold a graduate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and have additional training in regenerative medicine.
Laura has a vital role in supporting patients during their regenerative medicine program. She is very passionate about helping people achieve their health goals and eliminate pain.
Nicholas Morales, DNP
Nurse Practitioner & Stem Cells Provider
Nicholas D. Morales BSN, DNP, is a board certified Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) with a certification in joint injections, IV therapy, and stem cell therapy. His education started at Clarke University (Dubuque, IA) with a bachelors in nursing. He then proceeded to complete his Doctorate at Brandman University (Irvine, CA) with a specialty in Adult and Gerontology populations.
Nicholas has 5 years of acute care nursing experience in the emergency department at multiple hospitals throughout Oregon and California. He trained at a primary care private practice in Southern California and in internal medicine at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. He In addition to working at A New Way Clinic, he also conducts annual wellness exams for Care Oregon.
Nicholas was raised in the Southern California and came to Portland after graduation as a newlywed. Throughout his life he has volunteered his time at homeless shelters, and abroad through well established organizations such as Volunteers for Peace and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). He enjoys attending performances at the Oregon Symphony, watching old movies at the Northwest Film Center, and scuba diving.
Brandy completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with specific interests in clinical Transpersonal Psychology and the integration of eastern and western religions that utilize mindful, body-centered, experiential practices and self-transcendent aspects into psychotherapies.
She has attended to postgraduate work in Oriental Medicine at the school of Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Berkeley, CA. and is currently an intern Acupuncturist and student at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Brandy has also served in the U.S. Air Force and is a Veteran with over ten years of service. She has an extensive background in Aviation and holds commercial pilot licenses with single and multi-engine flight instructor ratings. In her past career she immensely enjoyed teaching others the skills of flight and aircraft systems.
Patient Services in Reception
Aiden grew up in San Diego, CA, and graduated from Iowa State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s in Technical Communication. She moved to Portland with her partner in 2018, hoping to find a job where she could make a positive impact helping others. Currently, Aiden works as a shift lead at A New Way Clinic and loves getting to know new people on the job. Outside of work, Aiden spends plenty of time with her partner and their cat, Friskieye. She enjoys spending time gardening, as well as writing, drawing, and trying out new recipes.
Shawn Hayden Jr.
Shawn provides technical support and assist with management of computer systems, website, blogs, and video editing. He is also in charge of community outreach and online educational health programs.
Digital Media & Tech
Vyvyan completed a Bachelor's degree in Science at Portland State University, but rather than attending pharmacy school she always knew she had a deeper love for content creating. Vyvyan decided to push her career towards digital management and branding and has worked with reputable businesses like Nike and PDX Pipeline.Vyvyan provides social media & digital management with video filming and editing support. Vyvyan was born and raised in Portland, OR where she enjoys local food, art, and the creative scene. On her days off, you can find her watching horror movies, singing karaoke, or spending time with her Siberian Husky.
Patient Services Representative
Casey grew up in Sacramento California, spending her earlier years studying art, music, and culinary. For six years she lived in northern Michigan, where she learned sustainable agricultural practices on her Aunt's farm and taught painting lessons to children and adults. After moving to Portland in 2017, she began her own naturopathic health journey that ultimately inspired her to work for A New Way Clinic. In her free time, she enjoys creating art & music and traveling the PNW with her partner and their beloved cat.
Patient Services Representative
Jeremy Emmons joined A New Way Clinic as a Patient Services Representative and Events Assistant. He has had an interest in Stem Cell therapy for many years. He is currently enrolled in the Patient Access Specialist program at Portland Community College.
Having had a previous career in the culinary industry as a Chef, Jeremy has a passion for cooking with styles focused towards health and nutrition. He also has many years of customer service from working in real estate as a leasing agent, developer’s assistant and carpentry. Jeremy grew up traveling the world with his military parents and enjoyed many different cultures. Jeremy especially likes cooking at home, going on hikes and camping with his partner Kari.
Jordan is the Event Coordinator at A New Way Clinic and organizes the educational seminars. She puts care into all the details to ensure everyone is comfortable and happy. When Jordan isn't planning events she loves going to the beach and eating chocolate ice cream.
Patient Care Specialist/Team Lead: Patient Services Community Outreach
Growing up in Oregon's wine country, Annika spent her days riding horses and enjoying the outdoors. She accomplished her Bachelor's of Art in Psychology at Portland State University, with a focus on industrial and organizational, and child psychology. Her passion for food and mental health inspired her to become a certified wellness coach, emphasizing positive relationships between food and life balance. Traveling, listening to live music, playing the piano, and taking long strolls throughout Portland are some of Annika's favorite pastimes. When it comes to her patients, Annika is passionate about developing a connection in order to understand their current situations and how to help guide them to their goals.