Psychiatry (Medication Management) Clinicians
Dr. Jason Kellogg, MD
Dr. Jason Kellogg graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry. He then went on to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where he obtained his medical degree. Subsequently, he attended the University of California, Irvine and completed his residency training including Chief Residency.
Dr. Linda Trinh, DNP
Dr. Linda Trinh, DNP, received her Bachelor's in Biological Science and Master's in Nursing Science from the University of California, Irvine. She obtained a 2nd Bachelor's in Nursing and 2nd Master's in Public Health before she pursuing her Doctorate's in Nursing Practice from Chatham University and finally, a Post-Doctorate in Psychiatric Mental Health. She is nationally double board certified in Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health.
Dr. Phuong Tran, DNP
Dr. Phuong Tran, DNP, takes a unique and progressive approach to mental health illnesses. Treatment is personalized, based on evidence research, and encompasses on a myriad of treatment modalities. He considers the influence of three factors: one's past and upbringing, current life situations, and one's genetic makeup, affecting influencing mental illness.
Dr. Charles Nguyen, MD
Dr. Charles Nguyen is the medical director of the Lorphen Medical Weight Loss Clinic. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he completed his psychiatry residency training and, as a faculty member, won excellence in teaching awards for seven consecutive years.
Dr. Parvin Afshar, MD
Dr. Parvin Afshar obtained her degree in Psychiatry in 1972 with outstanding grades. She is one of the most reputed Psychiatry specialist in Irvine. She has an outstanding 46 year experience in its subject. and has been awarded more than 4 times for outstanding work in the Psychiatry field. She is passionate about her work and cares deeply for all of her patients.
Dr. Clint Salo, DO
Dr. Clint Salo was born and raised in Whittier, CA but currently resides in North Orange County with his family. In 2004, he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Along the way, he took a two-year hiatus to participate in a volunteer religious mission in Santiago, Chile thereby allowing him to gain fluency in Spanish.
Dr. Geoffrey DiBella, MD
Dr. Di Bella is a board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Di Bella completed his Internship at Interfaith Medical Center and Psychiatric Residency at New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center. He has held various faculty positions and authored multiple publications in his field, as well as holding the position of Major in the United States Army Medical Corps and Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves.
Dr. Farhad Nikoo, DNP
Dr. Farhad Nikoo is dual board certified as a Psychiatric and Mental Health and Family nurse practitioner. He received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice and post doctorate degree in Psychiatric and Mental Health from Brandman University, part of Chapman University. He also graduated from University of Detroit Mercy as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Jada Alston, DNP
Jada is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who received dual Masters Degrees from the University of South Alabama as a Nurse Practitioner and in Nursing Administration. She has previous experience as an Emergency Department RN and in Nursing Leadership.
Dr. Reginald Casilang, DNP
Reginald is a dual Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric-Mental Health and Family Practice. He earned his Master's degree and a Family Practice specialty at the Western University of Health Science, postgraduate Psychiatric-Mental Health Specialty at National University, and a Doctoral degree from Chatham University.
Dylan Guiney, NP
Dylan Guiney was born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca. He loves surfing, camping, traveling, follows almost all sports, and most of all loves food.
He received his Masters in Science from Cal State University of Long Beach. Prior to obtaining his masters, Dylan spent 4 years working in acute pychiatric hospitals as a RN. He is board certified as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is licensed in the state of California.
Dylan is proficient in all mental health disorders, behavioral disorders, and dementia related issues. He sees patients of all ages, cultures, and gender.
Jenna Vo, NP
Jenna is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health (PMHNP-BC). She received her Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach. Before joining Progeny Psychiatric Group, she had spent more than 4 years as a psychiatric registered nurse in acute mental health hospitals.
Michelle Nguyen, NP
Michelle is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Charles R. Drew University.After graduating, she worked at an Urgent Care and joined a Medical Group in Los Angeles, California. Her experience showed the gap between medical and psychiatric care and how that connection is often ignored.
Helen Kim, NP
Helen Kim is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner whom holds a Master of Science degree from Cal State University Long Beach. She has 10+ years total of mental health experience in addition to acute psychiatric hospital and home health nursing settings. She sees patients of all ages, genders, cultures, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
Helen enjoys spending time with her teenage son and loving on her cats!
Melissa Edwards, NP
Melissa is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has experience in crisis stabilization, outpatient/private practice, chemical dependency/addiction medicine, and residential mental health treatment. Melissa is also a TMS and Esketamine (Spravato) provider.
Maria Acevedo, NP
Maria received her master’s in science from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa California. Before receiving her masters, she worked 10 years in an inpatient psychiatric hospital as a RN, nursing manager and infection control preventionist. Maria is Spanish speaking, sees patients of all ages, cultures and gender. Maria is an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau.
Jayson Jun, NP
Jayson began his journey as a nurse practitioner in 2013. While he has garnered clinical experience in various specialty settings (Urology, General Surgery, Urgent Care, Internal Medicine), his interest and inclination toward mental health has brought him to where he is today at Progeny. He hopes to serve your needs here in an informative, yet personable manner.
Kelly Eguchi, NP
Kelly Eguchi is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach. Since starting her career as a Registered Nurse,
Vanessa Yan, NP
Vanessa Yan is a California board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner whose primary focus is to come alongside each client and help treat the individual’s needs by utilizing a recovery oriented approach. Prior to obtaining her MSN at California State University, Long Beach, Vanessa worked in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit for seven and a half years at UCLA.
Hilary Breedon, NP
Hilary Breedon is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who received her Master’s degree from Maryville University, St. Louis. Hilary is a North Dakota native with her Bachelor’s in Science in nursing from North Dakota State University. After graduating and spending over seven years pursuing the medical arenas of nursing, Hilary chose to pursue a career in psychiatry to bridge the gap between medical and mental healthcare.
Tiffany Tran, NP
Tiffany Tran is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who holds a Master of Science degree from Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. She first received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from California State University, Fullerton and previously worked as a Registered Nurse for 6 years before becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
Francis Mae Magdadaro, NP
Francis is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 16+ years experience as a registered nurse. She received her Master’s in Science of Nursing with a post Master’s in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Charles R. Drew University. She began her nursing career at Napa State Hospital where she spent 6 years caring for the geriatric population with mental illness and has experience working alongside treatment teams as a risk management specialist.
Agnes Maramba, NP
Agnes Maramba is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Charles R Drew University in Los Angeles, graduated with Academic Excellence and Dean’s Leadership Award. She is a member of CANP and Sigma Theta Tau. Agnes has over twenty years of experience as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings including the intensive care unit, emergency/trauma, perioperative and step-down units.
Sylvia Guthrie, NP
Sylvia Guthrie is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner. She was born in Brazil where she attended nursing school and immigrated to the United States in 2012. In 2021, Sylvia earned a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She speaks fluent Portuguese, and communicative Spanish but is interested in treating patients of all ages and walks of life.
Carolyn Le, PA-C
Carolyn Le received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and minor in Biology at UC San Diego. She then obtained her Master’s in Physician Assistant studies at Touro University Nevada. She is currently a board-certified Physician Assistant in California.Carolyn tailors a personalized treatment plan for each individual because she believes everyone is unique in their struggles and experiences.
Trish Tran, PA-C
Trish is a certified physician assistant who specializes in the field of psychiatry. She has a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences and minor in psychology and anthropology. She completed her master’s degree in physician associate at Southern California University of Health Sciences. In her spare time, Trish enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, Pilates, and spending time with her puppies. She strives to provide quality, patient-centered mental healthcare, where her patients are the most important member of the healthcare team.
Kristi Lebesco, NP
Kristi is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She achieved her Master’s in the Science of Nursing from Walden University. She has spent the last 10 years in the nursing profession and became interested in mental health after years of working in the Emergency Department where she witnessed the impact that mental health can have on a person’s life.
Jennifer Java, NP
Jennifer is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She earned her Master of Science of Nursing degree from Maryville University. Before joining Progeny Psychiatric Group, Jennifer spent almost 10 years as a registered nurse specializing in critical care. Her mission is to provide professional, evidence-based, compassionate care to people of all ages.
Hong (Rose) Tran, NP
Rose Tran, RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CCRN has ben a Registered Nurse since 2005, an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for almost 4 years, and just completed her Post Graduate Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification in June 2022. Most of her career has been centered around Cardiovascular ICU, but she also has experience with Oncology, Emergency Room, and Interventional Radiology.