Ivan Arevalo

Office Manager

Ivan joined New Beginnings Health Care as a Medical Assistant after graduating from Pima Medical Institute.

He has been with us since 2004. Now as our Office Manager, he is tasked with ensuring a smoothly functioning office as well as excellent patient care and satisfaction.

Jacey Cataluna

Front Office Staff

Jacey joined New Beginnings Health Care as part of the Front Office staff in October 2015.  She has a 14 year background in insurance claims and underwriting, and is a seasoned business development & managerial consultant.

Jacey is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and has lived in San Diego since 1998. She is a lifelong learner, and is actively involved as a member of the Grossmont Health Occupations Center Advisory Board.  In her spare time, Jacey enjoys competitive running, traveling, and spending time in the outdoors with her dog named Kitty Kat.

Tamara Alsawaf

Medical Assistant

Tamara received her Medical Assisting certification from Grossmont Health Occupations Center.

She has been working as a Certified Medical Assistant for 3 years. It has always been her passion to help others and make patients feel comfortable and at ease.

Bonnie Ward, RN

Bonnie Ward, RN

Certified Holistic Stress Management Instuctor

Bonnie Ward is a Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She received her Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Maryland and her Masters of Nursing from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.

Her passion is helping others reach and maintain their optimal health by better understanding prevention of illness and achieving wholeness through the indivisible connection of mind, body and spirit. She is also a Healing Touch Apprentice, with knowledge of the human bio-field and energy as it relates to health and wellness, and is a Certified Holistic Stress Management Instructor.

Rita Paredes C.C.N, Iridologist

Professional Life Coach, Massage Therapist

Rita Paredes great passion in life is assisting others to feel healthier, live healthier and to embrace the many wonderful benefits of mental and physical wellbeing. Rita is a graduate from the Naturopathic College in Encinitas CA; where she became a Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

With a lifelong interest in health and wellbeing, Rita became a Professional Life Coach at the John F. Kennedy University. Rita is Certified Iridologist, and Massage Therapist. As Rita’s love for helping other’s continued to grow she opened Solana Beach Health Center with her husband Steven Paredes in 1998.

She has worked for over 26 years in the health field helping people with a variety of Nutritional and Lifestyle Programs, to help improve their quality of life. She currently works at New Beginnings HealthCare as Manager of the Nutrition Store assisting Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Chiropractors.


Alicia Tanner


Alicia joined New Beginnings Health Care in June, 2016.  She graduated from Maric College in 2007 and has worked in various aspects of the medical field for the last 10 years.  She enjoys being the key in bridging the gap between providers and patients.