Meet The Team
Tal Cohen, Lac. DAOM
Doctorate in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Wellness and program director
Nicholas Morales, DNP
Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner
Primary Care Provider
Jonathan Nadal, ND, MSAOM, LAc
Naturopathic physician, trained in Functional Medicine, Naturopathy, and acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Brandy Cohen, BA
Jess Knese, M.S.
Nutritionist and Healthy Lifestyle Coach
Laura Luka, MSAOM, L.Ac
Licensed and National Certified Acupuncturist
Aiden Wigda, BA
Team Leader: Patient Services in Reception
Patient Services Representative
Digital Media, Videography,
Joshua Wong, MBA
Human Resources Representative
We are here to guide and support you during every step of the way.
Tal Cohen, DAOM, LAc. Dip.Acp
Wellness & Programs Director
Tal 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, Tal 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, Tal 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 Tal, "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 acupuncture and natural 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.
Tal 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. Tal 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.
Tal 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.
Jonathan Nadal, ND, MSAOM, LAc
Naturopath physician, Specializes in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
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.
Jonathan 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.
Jonathan 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 Jonathan behind his drum set playing in a local Portland band.
Nicholas Morales, DNP
Advance Practice 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.
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.
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.
Digital Media, Videography, & Tech
Jacob provides technical support and assist with management of computer systems, website, blogs, and video production. He is also in charge of community outreach and online educational health programs. Jacob loves creating music, experimental films, and enjoying the outdoors.
Human Resources Representative
Joshua is a recent MBA graduate from Pacific University, whose passions include I/O Psychology, and agile business development. Born in California and uprooted to Oregon at a young age, Joshua has an everlasting affinity for the sun, and all things bright and cheerful. Though fortunate enough to have had visits with Doctors only for check-ups and shots, Joshua is naturally empathetic towards, and motivated by, those suffering from any number of ailments. Joshua’s interests are varied and include: exercise, basketball, reading, writing, trying anything new (at least once) and of course, spending time with loved ones.
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.
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