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 28 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.

Education

Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College , 1990
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Rutgers University , 1987

Post-Doctoral Degrees
  • 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.

Education

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 22 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 19 years & has 2 wonderful children, Marcus & Francesca.

Education

University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College, 1996
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
Southern Connecticut State University, 1992
Bachelor Degree in Economics, Minor Degree in Nutrition


Dr. Mandy Lock, Associate Doctor

Dr. Mandy Lock earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, graduating with honors from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. She is currently completing post-doctorate education in both functional medicine and acupuncture. While earning her degree, Dr. Mandy completed a clinical clerkship at the VA Medical Center in Newington, CT as well as an advanced imaging rotation through Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Department of Neuroradiology. She holds bachelor’s degrees in ballet performance and human biology. With the majority of her pre-professional life being dedicated to dance and dance education, Dr. Mandy developed a passion for understanding the musculoskeletal system; and the importance of its proper function, in concert with adequate nutrition and stress management, to a person’s overall well being. She is thrilled to be joining a skilled team of chiropractic physicians at the Raya Clinic who are dedicated to helping patients achieve their wellness goals and improve quality of life through chiropractic manual therapy.

Education

University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic
- Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
Cleveland University
- Bachelor of Science, Human Biology
University of Utah
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ballet Performance


​Dr. David Rivera, Associate Doctor

Dr. David Rivera attended Life University in Marietta, GA, the largest chiropractic school in the world, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, graduating summa cum laude in 2018. Prior to attending chiropractic school, he obtained a BS in Athletic Training at the University of Puerto Rico and was awarded for highest GPA in the program in 2014.

After discovering chiropractic from sustaining injuries playing tennis, he became motivated to become a chiropractor and help people achieve health through chiropractic care. While at Life University, Dr. David was active as a supplemental instructor for courses involving the diagnosis of orthopedic and neurological conditions, along with Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT). In addition to being certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) in the United States, Dr. David is also certified by the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB).

Dr. David is fluent in Spanish and enjoys working with all types of patients by helping them realize the great benefits of chiropractic care. Outside the office, Dr. David is a tennis enthusiast and also enjoys bowling, television shows, and reading.

Education

Life University, 2018
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
University of Puerto Rico
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training


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.


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.