Meet Our Team

Chiropractor Dr. Sean Conte DC, D'Vida Clinic

Dr. Sean Conte, DC

Chiropractor, He/Him

Dr. Sean Conte is a licensed chiropractor in Oregon with eight years of experience. He specializes in treating sports injuries, pain management, mobility issues, and stress management, particularly those resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Dr. Conte combines traditional chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises in his approach, prioritizing root-cause diagnosis. His background as a personal trainer and passion for an active lifestyle influence his patient-centered care philosophy, aiming to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities and quality time with his family, reflecting his commitment to promoting health and well-being in both his professional and personal life.

Katherine Kualaau, LAc

Acupuncturist, She/Her

Katherine, a Colorado native, grew up participating in an array of winter sports, running and dancing, giving her an innate fascination with the inner workings of the human body. She received her first acupuncture treatment at nine years old, making her a lifelong acupuncture patient and a true believer in the magic of East Asian medicine.

Katherine graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2018 with her master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She is also accredited by the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Oregon Medical Board, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is enthusiastic about tackling any health condition that may cause trouble. She has happily been with D’Vida since January 2019.

Michelle Whittaker, LAc

Acupuncturist, Founder, She/Her

Michelle specializes in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She became an avid believer in the powers of oriental medicine during her studies at Naropa University and the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. She graduated in 2007 with her Masters in Oriental Medicine. She then completed an advanced 12-week acupuncture clinical training at YueYang hospital in Shanghai, China.

Michelle opened D’Vida Injury Clinic and Wellness Center in Beaverton in 2012. She is passionate about creating a culture at the clinic that is warm, welcoming, and inclusive. Michelle focuses on creating and maintaining a team of providers and staff members who provide highly effective care and are passionate about what they do. In her time off, she enjoys gardening, DJing, snowboarding, traveling with her husband, Jack, and hanging with their kitty cat Annie.

Our team offers high quality alternative healthcare in a welcoming environment.

Henry Fortuna, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist, He/Him

Henry, a Pacific Northwest native and graduate of the East West College of Healing Arts, is a dedicated massage therapist committed to enhancing the well-being of his community. He believes in personalized care, using a methodical approach to address pain and tension through various massage techniques. With expertise in Myofascial, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai Massage, and more, Henry tailors each session to meet individual needs, whether through gentle touch or deep pressure.

Beyond the massage table, he explores untouched wilderness and enjoys grilling for friends.

Our practitioners are passionate about delivering results to our clients.

Alissa Cisco, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist, She/Her

Alissa is an intuitive massage therapist who believes that our bodies harbor both physical and emotional trauma. Her massage sessions are customized to each person’s unique needs, often starting with activating the parasympathetic nervous system. This promotes relaxation, reduces stress, alleviates anxiety, and helps the body shift away from the “fight or flight” response, fostering holistic healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Alissa holds a degree from East West College in Portland. She is passionate about alternative healing methods for preventive care, pain management, and holistic well-being. She employs various techniques, including gentle yet deep myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Outside of her practice, Alissa enjoys time with her husband, cats, and rescue dog Clifford, along with cooking, exploring apothecary and alchemy, paddleboarding, watching hockey, and traveling whenever possible.

Karla, CA

Patient Care Coordinator, She/Her

Hello, my name is Karla Vaides. I am currently a student at Portland Community College and studying to become an Ultrasound Technician. I am bilingual (English/Spanish) and have worked in customer service for the last four years, which has helped me break out of my comfort zone.

Along with that, I also volunteer at Kaiser Permanente, making sure patients are welcomed and guided upon entering for their appointments. In my free time, I enjoy baking and spending time with my family and my fiancé. At D’vida, my goal is to make sure everyone feels comfortable and knows that I am always willing to help where I can.

Melissa, CA

Assistant Office Manager, She/Her

Melissa joined D’Vida in 2018, and although new to chiropractic care, she quickly realized the importance of self-care and wellness. She is fluent in Spanish and comes to us with many years of experience in the customer service industry. As part of our front office staff, you will see her friendly face at various times during the week, helping patients.

A native Oregonian, she loves exploring the coast with her family but also enjoys staying in with a good book. An avid coffee drinker, you will almost always see her with a cold brew!

Bri, CA

Patient Care Coordinator, She/Her

When you call the office, her friendly voice is the first you hear! Brizeida is certified as a Chiropractic Assistance, which allows her to assist Dr. Rhodes. She truly has a big heart and is always ready to lend a hand. She genuinely cares about everyone she meets, and her positivity is contagious. She loves spending time with her son, exploring new places, traveling outdoors, sunsets at the beach, and road trips.
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