Meet Our Team
Dr. Stacey K. Raya, Founder of the Raya Clinic
Dr. Stacey Raya is the founder of the Raya Clinic located in Southington, CT, and has been in practice for 25 years. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Manalapan, NJ. She graduated in 1987 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. She earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1990 from New York Chiropractic College.
While in practice, Dr. Raya has earned three Post-Doctorate degrees. She became a Diplomate in Pediatrics and Obstetrics in 1998 while concurrently passing the Board to become a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She is board eligible for her Diplomate in Acupuncture, and is certified as an Orthopedic Acupuncturist. She also uses her certification in Cranial Sacral Therapy to complement her chiropractic and acupuncture balancing techniques.
Dr. Raya has an outstanding reputation in the holistic health care field. Her philosophy is based on the premise of the “Triad of Health” which is a combination of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Nutrition. This is accomplished by balancing the energy in the body through acupuncture, helping the body heal itself by assessing and correcting nutritional needs, and by restoring optimal function by removing interference in the nervous system using chiropractic adjustments.By combining her years of experience in these three areas of expertise, she has helped to heal thousands of patients during her career.Dr. Raya continues to welcome and enjoys treating the most challenging cases involving pain, chronic illness, and emotional trauma.
When not practicing or attending postgraduate seminars, Dr. Raya spends all of her time with her husband, Vinny, three sons Joey, Anthony and Michael, her special dog, Gigi and their large extended family.
Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College , 1990
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Rutgers University , 1987
- Diplomate, International Chiropractic Association Pediatrics and Obstetrics
- Diplomate, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
- Diplomate, Medical Acupuncture Orthopedics
- Certified Craniosacral Therapist, Upledger Institute of Neurological Disease and Trauma
- Certified Koren Specific Technique
Dr. Jeana Forant, Associate Doctor
Dr. Jeana Forant graduated from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. Prior to attending Chiropractic school she attained a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Albertus Magnus College. Her clinical training took place at the UB Health Science Center and Optimus Healthcare facilities. Dr. Jeana has a strong belief in the power of Chiropractic and the body’s natural ability to heal. She is extremely committed to changing the lives of her patients. Dr. Jeana has done extensive volunteer work in the cancer community and hopes to eventually use Chiropractic to help treat cancer patients. Additionally, Dr. Jeana is our spinemed coordinator with an extensive amount of experience in spinal decompression. She also has a strong interest in nutrition and has studied the use of blood testing to diagnose and treat a large variety of health conditions using nutritional supplements.
University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College, 2010
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
Albertus Magnus College, 2006
Bachelor Degree in Biology, Minor Degree in Chemistry
Dr. Marcus Yancoskie, Associate Doctor
Dr. Marcus Yancoskie brings 18 years of Chiropractic experience as co-owner of Huntington Chiropractic in Shelton, CT. After a fire destroyed his practice location, his colleague, an attorney, put him in touch with Dr. Raya noting that both doctors had the same passion for best possible Chiropractic care and true compassion for each patient.
Upon meeting Dr. Raya and the warm, welcoming staff at the Raya Clinic, Dr. Marcus realized that the Raya Clinic offers the most advanced healing techniques in the holistic health care field.
Dr. Marcus is a firm believer that Chiropractic unlocks the body’s innate ability to heal itself. By joining the Raya Clinic team, he looks forward to delivering the highest quality of care to each individual and their family.
Dr. Marcus specializes in improving athletic performance, managing sports-related injuries, and personal injuries.
Dr. Marcus is a certified Injury Prevention Specialist who educates patients about how to prevent and manage their injuries. He informs them that injuries may occur from any type of stress including repetitive, physical, emotional, and mental stress. He teaches them ways to avoid putting undue stress on their bodies both at work and at home. He has taught classes at Con Edison, IBM, Sikorsky Aircraft, and the US Postal Service.
An avid educator, Dr. Yancoskie has presented health lectures to students and faculty at the University of Bridgeport Naturopathic College. He has also lectured at churches, schools, day cares, libraries, community centers, and health fairs. Dr. Yancoskie has worked with the Oncology Nursing Society to organize a community outreach program for cancer patients, care givers, and cancer care staff. He has also worked closely with Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach & Parish Nursing programs to educate children and parents.
He was awarded a Heroic Service Award by the Connecticut & New York Chiropractic Councils for providing Chiropractic emergency care to the relief workers at ground zero after 9/11.
He is married to Theresa, his wife of 12 years & has 2 wonderful children, Marcus & Francesca.
University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College, 1996
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
Southern Connecticut State University, 1992
Bachelor Degree in Economics, Minor Degree in Nutrition
Dr. Hannah Martin, Associate Doctor
Dr. Martin attended Loyola University Chicago where she graduated with a B.S. in Psychology: Natural Science in 2012. She then attended National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL where she completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic medicine degree in 2016. While there she completed additional certifications in Applied Kinesiology and Acupuncture. Dr. Martin is extremely passionate about helping others heal naturally and increase function using both chiropractic and acupuncture methods.
Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences, 2016
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 2012
Dr. Bill Stankosky, Associate Doctor
Dr. Bill Stankosky attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, where Dr. Jim Parker preached that “loving service is my first technique”. He graduated in May of 2001, and then returned to his native state, Connecticut, to begin practicing chiropractic. He married the love of his life, Sherry, in 2003, and the couple moved to sunny Florida in 2005. After 12 ½ years of living and practicing in Florida, and now with their adorable 6-year old son, Alex, the family returned to Connecticut in March 2018, leaving behind the sunny weather for the love of family.
Dr. Bill enjoys helping people and now brings his 17 years of experience to Raya Clinic. He has had a varied experience through the years, always learning and growing, where ever he practiced. He knows a variety of adjusting techniques, as well as other subjects in natural healthcare, such as nutrition, ergonomics and personal injury. He has applied this knowledge and skill to help a variety of people from newborns to the elderly, including some professional athletes.
Dr. Bill loves the Lord and was very active in his church in Florida and looks forward to doing the same here in Connecticut. Fatherhood has been his greatest blessing, second only to marriage, and he thoroughly enjoys his down time with his family. They enjoy traveling and being outdoors and would often take day trips to the Florida’s beaches. Now, in Connecticut, they still like to get out and about and enjoy trips to the shore, especially Mystic.
Parker College of Chiropractic, 2001
Doctor of Chiropractic
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1996
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Dawn, Insurance and Billing
Dawn has been a member of the Raya Clinic team since 1994. Her main responsibilities are Insurance Billing, Collections, and Insurance. She also works with Attorneys on Personal Injury Cases and Handles Work Comp cases. Dawn is an experienced chiropractic assistant with over 20 years of experience. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters and her husband.
Jessica, Front Desk
Jessica is a trained medical assistant and truly knows the meaning of compassion. She has a passion for chiropractic and shares her passion with her whole family. She’s here to answer all of your question and will always greet you with a smile. In her free time Jess likes to spend time with her two children.
Amber, Chiropractic Assistant
Amber is a Southington High School Graduate. In addition, she graduated with a medical assistant degree from Branford Hall Career Institute. Amber loves welcoming patients in to the physical therapy suite and assisting the doctors. She looks forward to helping patients attain their healthcare goals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog.
Tiffany, Chiropractic Assistant
Tiffany is a Southington High School graduate. In addition, she earned her medical assistant degree from Lincoln Technical School of New Britain. She loves working in healthcare. She is looking forward to helping patients attain the highest quality of life. She feels Raya Clinic is the best place for her to dedicate herself to helping heal patients. When not working, she enjoys doing arts and crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.