Meet Our Team
A team of San Diego’s best. Licensed acupuncturists, herbalists, massage therapists—all passionately devoted to your wellness.
Lisa Pugliese, RN, LAc
Founder. Senior Acupuncturist. Nurse. Herbalist.
Specialties: Hormonal Health, Menopause, Autoimmune & Inflammation, Internal Medicine
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Lisa Pugliese has worked in health care for 30 years. She became an acupuncturist in 2001, having started her career as a registered nurse.
She had long been passionate about helping those not well served by conventional medicine—so studying Chinese medicine and nutritional healing was a natural next step.
She received her degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine here in San Diego, going on to apprentice with Dr. Loisanne Keller, a respected naturopath and pioneer of Chinese medicine in California. Dr. Keller inspired Lisa to draw on functional medicine and diverse schools of thought while deeply studying nutritional medicine.
Lisa devours fiction in her free time. She also loves to travel with her husband and daughters. In 2013, she was honored as a nominee in “Women Who Move the City!” by San Diego magazine.
Riann Bullock, RN, DACM, LAc
Senior Acupuncturist. Nurse. Herbalist.
Specialties: Fertility, Pediatrics, Cosmetic, Internal Medicine
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Riann Bullock is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience in health care. She has a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Riann has extensive acupuncture and functional medicine experience, treating pregnant women, those experiencing infertility, menopausal symptoms and patients seeking menstrual regulation. Given this expertise, Riann works with a large network of San Diego fertility specialists.
Riann serves as the part-time clinic supervisor at Pacific College of Health and Science, teaching acupuncture students at Rady Children’s Hospital.
Riann is a dancer, having practiced ballet for 17 years. Now she gets her movement on roller skates. She is a pet mama to Miss Beans!
Angela Chia, DACM, LAc
Specialties: Fertility, Pediatrics, Cosmetic, Pain, Gastrointestinal, Women’s Health
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Angela Chia is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and has a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Angela is also pursuing a certification in functional medicine, currently as a fellow.
Angela comes from a lineage of Chinese medical practitioners, having first been taught needle placement at the age of seven. She has immersed herself in studying plants as medicine, first at UC Davis and later learning Ayurveda while living in India. Fluent in Mandarin, she also shadowed Chinese doctors as a student in Taiwan, seeing how beautifully and effectively Chinese medicine can complement Western medicine.
Knitting is her free-time jam; she even knits sweaters for her beloved pooch! Angela is a mama to sweet baby Leo.
Becky Gonzalez, CMT, PPNE
Specialties: Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Fertility Massage
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Certified massage therapist Becky Gonzalez has provided the healing art of massage since 1999.
A retired labor and birth doula as well as a pre- and perinatal educator, Becky welcomed 300+ babies into the world in her 20+ years as a doula. Becky facilitates women’s circles such as The Red Tent and is becoming certified to host Sacred Wise Women Circles.
She massages women of all ages. Becky also loves to teach new parents how to massage their infants.
Becky enjoys yoga, spending time with her children, and being a Gigi to her sweet grandkids.
Hailey Hoffman, CMT
Specialties: Prenatal, Fertility, Acupressure
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Hailey is a certified massage therapist and yoga teacher who offers intuitive therapeutic bodywork with a focus on Chi Nei tsang, acupressure, prenatal, and fertility.
She is trained in both eastern and western modalities from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and offers a unique curated session for each client.
Front Office Manager
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Amy Ledesma is our front-office manager, often referred to as “the amazing Amy!” She just celebrated her 11-year anniversary with Concept Wellness.
Amy ensures that our front office runs smoothly. She manages our herb and supplement pharmacy, making sure our patients have the products they need to stay on their wellness plans. She organizes the schedule and does countless other jobs to help our patients and practitioners.
Amy has always been interested in health and wellness, and is truly invested in our patients’ care. She is an important part of our wellness team.
Born and raised in San Diego, Amy enjoys spending time in the trees of the Pacific Northwest. A font of creativity, she loves all things art- and music-related.
Discover more about Erika
Erika Castorena is a part-time office assistant at Concept Wellness. She works full-time as a marketing manager at Hay House. Not only does she have a passion for business but she thrives in an environment where she can help others.
She grew up in the quaint coastal community of Carlsbad before attending college at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. As a San Diego native, she enjoys the beach and cheering on her Padres at Petco Park.
“Extremely professional and knowledgeable staff. My family and I have received exemplary care every single time. Whether treating a lingering respiratory virus, anxiety, a severe neurodegenerative condition, or providing quality herbs and supplements to your door, Concept Wellness delivers!”
Schedule your appointment online or call 858-272-8215
We are available for in-clinic appointments for women, men, and children.