Cynthia Monette, Practice Administrator
Cindy joined the Avena team in 2012 bringing 26 years of progressive healthcare experience with her. She began her career working for a busy primary care practice where she stayed for 17 years. After graduating with an Associate's Degree from QVCC, she took a new position in 2003 working for Physician Practices at Day Kimball Hospital. There she was able to experience healthcare on a larger scale. She continued her education and earned her Business degree from Nichols College. She served many roles in her time at DKH as the Director of Operations. She decided to refocus her energy and made a life changing decision to join Avena Integrative Medical Center where she feels directly connected to patients. She is proud to be a part of such a dynamic team.
Mikayla Pasco, Marketing Creative
Mikayla joined the Avena team in 2019 after making a transition that allowed her to build on multiple passions, including wellness, customer interaction, and marketing. Before joining the team, Mikayla worked as a marketing coordinator for a media agency and has a background in various forms of photography. Mikayla graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in business management. In college, Mikayla was a passionate Rugby player, but discovered CrossFit in 2016 and fell in love with the functional fitness model, fully embracing the lifestyle and adopting those values in all aspects of life. She is passionate about helping others optimize their personal health and is an advocate for a natural, holistic approach to wellness. When she is not working to educate others on a sustainable healthy lifestyle or spending time in the gym, she can be found traveling and exploring the local community, an interest found after spending two semesters abroad in college. Mikayla is proud to represent the values of Avena and have an impact on the community through the incredible work done there!
Gemma, Front Desk Employee *In Training*
Gemma started at Avena in 2021. She loves to work at Avena and interact with patients. She is very helpful getting any supplements off the shelf that our patients may need. We can tell she is going to be a great worker!