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Whitney has co-authored numerous research publications including Guidelines for Diagnosing Food Allergy (Pediatric Clinics of North  America, December 2015), Anti-IgE treatment with oral immunotherapy in multifood allergic participants: a double-blind, randomised, controlled trial (Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, December 2017), Feasibility of sustained response  through long-term dosing in food allergy immunotherapy (Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, December 2017), and many others.  


Whitney has dual board certifications as a pediatric and family nurse practitioner and is experienced treating patients of all ages.  She received a Masters in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. Before treating patients with food allergies she worked with the Centers for Disease Control on a nationwide research tour focused on pediatric health and nutrition.

The National Allergy Center is not affiliated with Stanford University or the Asthma and Allergy Medical Group of the Bay Area.

Whitney Morgan Block, MSN, CPNP, FNP-BC

Whitney Morgan Block, MSN, CPNP, FNP-BC is a proud co-founder of the National Allergy Center.  

Whitney joined the team at the Stanford University’s Sean N. Parker Center for Asthma and Allergy Research as the lead nurse practitioner in 2013, where multi-allergen food desensitization with and without omalizumab (Xolair) was pioneered.  She was the lead clinician on the first phase 2 research trials studying Xolair in conjunction with oral immunotherapy for multiple allergens simultaneously. In this role, Whitney worked with patients and colleagues to develop and optimize protocols for multi-food oral immunotherapy and co-authored trial results in addition to many other research publications.  In January 2016, she established the food allergy treatment program at the Asthma and Allergy Medical Group of the Bay Area in Walnut Creek, CA. The increasing prevalence of food allergies and patient interest made Whitney realize the enormous unmet need for this therapy worldwide. In pursuing her passion to help children overcome food allergies and create more happy childhoods, Whitney felt compelled to open the National Allergy Center and began treating patients with state of the art food allergy therapies. Whitney is expanding the National Allergy Center to offer this life changing therapy across the country.

President and CEO, Co-Founder

Dr. Teresa Neeno is a proud co-founder of the National Allergy Center.  

 

Dr. Neeno is board certified in allergy/immunology and specializes in pediatrics.  Practicing since 1996, she has witnessed dramatic improvements in our understanding of food - from the introduction of foods to infants through the life-changing treatment of patients with food allergies.   For the past 16 years, she has been a practicing allergist in Anchorage, AK and has treated patients with food allergy oral immunotherapy for over a year.  Dr. Neeno is excited to be part of National Allergy Center at this extraordinary time when we have an unprecedented opportunity to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families.

Teresa Neeno completed her allergy and immunology training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and trained in pediatrics at Kessler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS.  While on active duty in the United States Air Force, she was an allergist at the Air Force training center for allergy and immunology - Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio Texas.

Dr. Teresa Neeno

Co-Founder

Megan Goldsby

EMT/MA - Redwood City Office

Megan is one of the center's medical assistants with EMT (emergency medical technician)  training.  She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in food science and technology with minors in culinology and microbiology. Megan is also employed as an active EMT outside of the clinic. She enjoys working with children and has previous experience with childcare at an after school program. She is planning on continuing her career within the medical field as a physician assistant.


Megan has interests in traveling to foreign countries to learn
about different foods, cultures and lifestyles. She also enjoys
spending time with friends and family while exploring the local
hikes, sights and restaurants of the Bay Area.

Jessica Jung

EMT/MA - Redwood City Office

Jessica works as one of the center’s EMT/MA’s (emergency medical technician/medical assistants).  In addition to working as an EMT for Royal Ambulance, Inc.  She studied biology at Chapman University and worked as an administrative assistant at Apple before pursuing her dream to become a physician’s assistant. 

 

Jessica loves to travel and is always planning her next adventure, especially if there is delicious food involved.  When she’s not planning her next trip or working, she likes to opt outside and can most likely be found hiking a trail with her dog. Jessica's ultimate love will always be baking and she spends most of her time creating new treats in her kitchen, wishing she was on Great British Bake Off!  

Katherine Chang

EMT/MA - Redwood City Office

Katherine  is one of the center's EMT/MA’s (emergency medical technician/medical assistants) and graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Environmental Science.  She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings with clients of all ages but finds working with children to be the most rewarding. Katherine worked previously as a registered behavior technician, providing one-on-one care for children within the autism spectrum.

 

Katherine is a San Francisco native who spent much of her childhood with family in Burma and is fluent in Burmese.  She loves exploring new places to eat and enjoys singing, hiking and traveling.

Mike Fallon

EMT/MA

Burbank Office

Mike is an EMT/MA (emergency medical technician/medical assistant) in our center. In addition to being an ambulance EMT, he is a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Electrocardiograph Technician and a CPR instructor with the American Heart Association.  Working in health-related fields for the better part of 20 years, Mike has seen, done and been a part of many different health care scenarios and has treated patients of all ages. He tends to find that children make the best patients and he loves to help put smiles on their faces.
 

Outside of work, Mike enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures. He is currently studying Korean and hopes to be fluent in several languages one day. Mike can be found doing a little karaoke in his spare time.  If you’re lucky you may just catch him singing a little song or two!

Marie Marinovich

EMT/MA

Burbank Office

Marie is one of the center's EMT/MA’s (emergency medical technician/medical assistants) and has been working in the medical field since the age of 18.  As part of the dedicated transfer team for CHLA (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles), Marie gained a year of experience focused entirely on kids. She has also worked as an emergency department medical scribe and as a senior caregiver.  Marie holds a BA in Communication Disorders and Sciences from CSU Northridge and is pursuing her dream of becoming a physician assistant in rural/remote communities.

 

Originally from Sonora in Northern California, Marie came to Southern California in 2014.  She has a passion for the outdoors and works as a wilderness trip leader and hiking guide. In her free time, she likes to explore LA and sample all the culturally diverse foods the city has to offer.  Marie also likes to run and hike with her dog, Grizzly.

Clayton Koach

EMT/MA

Burbank Office

Clayton is one of the center's EMT/MAs (emergency medical technician/medical assistants).  In addition to his work at National Allergy Center, Clayton is an EMT and Dispatcher for McCormick Ambulance where he provides on-site first aid and transport for medical emergencies.    Clay is a certified Explorer/Volunteer with the L.A. County Fire Department and is working towards his goal of becoming a firefighter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marketing. 

 

Clay spends his free time adventuring with his friends or working out at the gym. He enjoys the outdoors, especially camping, snowboarding, and visiting the beach. He also loves spending time with his family and their multiple pets.