Our Team

Our Yoga Ambassadors 

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Rochell (Shelly) Paulson

Physical Therapist

200-RYT - Yoga Instructor
 

Shelly has been a Physical Therapist for 24 years in a variety of settings, ranging from home care to an outpatient clinic, a TCU, and most recently, an acute psychiatric hospital. She has experience in treating joint issues resulting from injuries or degenerative diseases especially rotator cuff and low back dysfunction, muscle re-education following a neurological event, aquatic therapy, and chronic pain management.

Shelly began practicing yoga 15 years ago after sustaining a running injury and found it so effective she began incorporating the basic principles into treatments for her patients of all diagnoses. Since then she has obtained her yoga teaching certification and has attended hundreds of hours of Therapeutic Yoga and Yoga/Pilates for Rehab seminars.  She has been teaching classes for hospital staff and patients since 2020 and individualized yoga programs are also a large part of her practice as a PT.

More recently Shelly has shifted to a prevention mindset and using yoga principles to treat the whole patient. She uses breathwork, meditation, biofeedback, and mindfulness with her patients of all diagnoses along with individualized exercise plans to promote healing. She has seen firsthand how mental health issues affect physical health and you cannot treat one without addressing the other.

Aside from yoga, Shelly enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and spending time at her cabin with her husband and three children. She is looking forward to collaborating with the Radect team and using the Radect Health system to partner with clients in their health journey.

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    Desiree Schmidt

    NASM - CPT, FNS

    500-RYT - Yoga Instructor

    Hello! My name is Desiree, I am a 500hr Certified Yoga Instructor who specializes in Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, Breath work and Guided Meditation. My background is also in Group Fitness as I have been teaching classes like Strength Training, Kickboxing, and Senior Programs for over 17 years. Now, I run my own business working with individuals and local businesses to provide 1:1 and small group Yoga & Meditation Classes. 

    I am no stranger to chronic pain and how it affects the mind and body. I have lived with Crohn’s Disease for over 19 years and have managed Anxiety and Depression for the last 10 years. My goal is to help those, like me, who live with Chronic Pain, Digestive Issues such as; Crohn's Disease, IBS, or Ulcerative Colitis as well as working with individuals to manage mental health symptoms for Anxiety and Depression.

    With a dedicated Yoga Practice, daily Meditation, and Breath Work; I have been able to live a fulfilled life and I want to share my passion with others like you!   

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    Dr. Tara Salay

     DPT, NASM - CPT

    500-RYT - Yoga Instructor

    Tara Salay is a doctor of physical therapy, a 500 hour yoga teacher, and a personal trainer. She graduated from physical therapy school in 2015 and in 2020 shifted to yoga as a way to help people heal on a deeper level by working on healing of not only the physical body, but also the mind and soul. Tara’s specialities include teaching people how to use yoga and meditation to help with chronic pain, pelvic health issues, and mental health issues.

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    Kim Vareika

    NASM - CPT

    200-RYT - Yoga Instructor

    Kim Vareika is an experienced yoga, meditation, kickboxing, and fitness instructor, and personal trainer. She began her health and fitness career in 2003 when she became an ACE-certified personal trainer. She then spent sixteen days at an immersive Yoga Teacher Training in 2009 where she earned her 200-hour RYT certification. She has gone on to teach over 3000 hours of classes and has personally designed the Radect wellness programs to be suitable for any level of client experience.

    Kim owned a yoga and fitness studio (Vareika Personal Training and Yoga) from 2009-to 2021. She then took her business virtual to be able to reach and connect with more students around the globe. She has worked with a range of clients from differently-abled populations to seniors to professional athletes.

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    Our Medical Professional Ambassadors 

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    Dr. Safia Siddiqui

    Family Medicine Physician 

    Dr. Safia Siddiqui is a family medicine physician from Atlanta, Georgia who is a consultant for RADECT. Due to her engineering background, she strives to approach practicing medicine using data-driven analysis. She is passionate about reducing barriers to healthcare access and projects that target healthcare inequity, which is what attracted her to RADECT.

    Dr. Siddiqui is working with RADECT on strategies to increase providers’ time with patients, so they can focus on patient care and spend less time on administrative or data collection duties. She believes RADECT can achieve this by using an integrative, value-based care model with non-traditional healthcare workers including yoga instructors and physical therapists.

    Dr. Siddiqui obtained her biomedical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and her medical degree from Medical College of Georgia. She has experience with entrepreneurship as a prior co-founder of a health-tech startup and Y Combinator recipient.

    Our Social Worker Ambassadors 

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    Ashley Cutler

    LCSW-C

    Licensed Social Worker

    Ashley Cutler LCSW-C has been a licensed social worker for the past 6 years, specializing in mental health on both a clinical and macro level. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science: Human Services from York College of Pennsylvania in 2013 and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maryland School of Work in 2016. Ashley has been committed to working in the non-profit and community mental health/outpatient sector for most of her professional career. She has experiences supporting various populations and groups of people with their mental journey and working in interdisciplinary settings to improve the outcomes for clients. 

     

    Ashley’s interest in becoming a mental health professional was inspired by her diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder at the age of 15, which greatly impacted her mental health. As Ashley went through her mental health journey with anxiety and depression, she desired to use what she learned to help other people going through similar experiences and took the steps to do exactly that. She personally knows and has witnessed the importance of addressing health and other factors in conjunction with mental health and what happens when it’s not done. As a part of her practice, she is passionate about providing person-centered services and breaking down the barriers to receiving high quality health and mental health services. She believes Radect Health can help to achieve this through providing personalized holistic pathways for healing and creating teams where non-traditional healthcare workers, such as yoga instructors and physical therapists, are included. I look forward to collaborating with Radect as a consultant and it is an honor to be a part of something bigger than myself. 

    Our Radect Health Co-Founders 

    As a Founder of RADECT and CEO, Yeshaya Koblick has software expertise in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He conceived RADECT  INC. for increasing the capacity of wellness and healthcare worker force to support minority and health disparity populations. Mr. Koblick previously co-founded two start-ups with 15 patents. His previous experiences were in deep-tech and energy having commercialized novel and early-stage university research. He holds a Master's Degree in Applied Physics from the University of Massachusetts and Science Entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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    Yeshaya Koblick
    Founder of Radect Health 

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    As a Founder of RADECT and CTO, Reuven Koblick brings several years of technical experience to the table. Mr. Koblick worked for the prestigious Bell Laboratories where he was the Project manager for Unix System V. He also developed Unix to run on Intel and Motorola processors in addition to other innovations for Unix and networking. Reuven Koblick was an active participant in the commercialization of the World Wide Web. He has participated in several standards committees including the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) and WWW Consortium. At Mitsubishi Electric, Mr. Koblick was involved in several large scale commercial projects including the development of a network storage backup system which was sold to Veritas (now Symantec) and became their flagship product. He founded Formcentric, an infrastructure tool, and used it to develop several Web Apps. 

    Reuven Koblick
    Founder of Radect Health