A Holistic Approach to Women’s Health
Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus and the team at the Stanislaus Integrative Wellness Center approach obstetrics, gynecology, and aesthetic services with expertise, training, and cutting-edge health technologies—and equally important, with a philosophy of kindness. We see women as a whole – their history, their families, their concerns, and their health goals.
She has created an open, compassionate practice where patients are heard and respected. Dr. Stanislaus and her team work every day to provide services that will improve women’s health and confidence, so they can achieve their goals and thrive.
Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus
Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus has devoted her life to creating an open, compassionate practice where women know they will be heard and respected. She was among the first female OB-GYNs to serve California’s Central Coast, where she has worked and resided since 1996. Her holistic approach to women’s health enables her to fully understand her patients’ issues and concerns so that she can diagnose and treat the full scope of their health in the context of the whole person.
Her current practice also offers her the opportunity to take care of women in all cycles of life and even over generations. She is now proudly delivering the babies of women she delivered when she first started her practice.
Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dr. Stanislaus studied in London and then Honolulu, where she graduated from the prestigious Punahou High School (President Obama’s alma mater).
After achieving dual undergraduate degrees from Stanford University, she went on to medical school at UC San Diego. She then completed her internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Today she is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of AmSpa and California Medical Association.
Dr. Stanislaus operates out of Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton and Sierra Vista Hospital and French Hospital in San Luis Obispo. Dr. Stanislaus also has privileges at Mee Memorial Hospital, King City.
Dr. Stanislaus lives in Templeton with her husband, Ishka; children Mishta, Sachin and Shobana; Newfoundlands Mabel and Dudley; and rabbits Artemis and Pepper.
Meet the Team
Listening to women and their concerns is the Stanislaus Integrative Wellness team’s first goal. We know each service is important to a woman’s sense of self and well-being, and should be delivered with expertise and understanding.
Take some time to get to know our providers and see how our team can work together to help you.
Jill Machado, Nurse Practitioner
Jill (Tracy) Machado, NP, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in women’s health care. She earned her Master of Science from Gonzaga University in 2004 and her undergraduate degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate evidenced-based health services to adolescents and adults of the Central Coast.
Annie-Claude Sanchis, Nurse Practitioner
Annie-Claude Sanchis began her career in behavioral health and then obtained her nursing degree from UCSF 40 years ago. She worked as a pediatric ICU nurse for many years before returning to school to obtain an MPH from UCLA in Maternal-Child Health. She spent the next 20 years as a health care executive and was at the forefront of the movement to integrate alternative medicine with conventional medical care. She returned to school at California State University, Long Beach in 2008 and became a Family Nurse Practitioner with the goal of working with women. She then proceeded to obtain a Post-Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health and has continued to work with women in diverse settings since then.
Since joining Dr. Stanislaus’ practice, Annie has completed advanced training in aesthetics injectable treatments and now enjoys helping patients look as beautiful as she helps them feel.
“I see myself as a coach, encouraging women to take control of their bodies and health through educating them about the power of both traditional and integrative medicine.”
Listening to women and their concerns is our first goal.
Elyse Goeckner, RN/Aesthetics Nurse
Elyse Glockner, RN, is a registered nurse who lives in Paso Robles with her husband and two boys (aged 2 years & 6 months) She has a passion for helping women and men feel their absolute best, which led her to work with a well-known plastic surgeon in San Luis Obispo while she obtained her nursing degree. It was then that she realized she wanted to learn injectables. She has recently followed her desire to provide care for OBGYN patients as well. Follow her on Instagram: @babies_and_botox
Tawni Kaplan, RN/Aesthetics Nurse
Tawni Kaplan, RN, BSN, has been a nurse for thirteen years, working in a variety of settings. She grew up here on the Central Coast and recently moved back to the area. She loves skincare and all things aesthetics, along with helping her patients look and feel their best. Follow her on Instagram: @sloinjector
Megan Taylor, RN/Aesthetics Nurse
Megan Taylor, RN, was born and raised in Marin County, and then moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly, where she obtained her degree in Nutrition and Food Science. She began her professional career with a start-up company in San Francisco called JumpstartMD, where she worked her way up to the role of Lead Health Coach and oversaw several Bay Area Clinics. After five years with JumpstartMD, Megan had the desire to advance her studies and return to the Central Coast. She attended Cuesta College for nursing school. Megan has worked as a nurse at French Hospital, but found that her true passion was working outside the hospital as an Aesthetic Nurse. When asked what she loves about her career, she says two things makes this her favorite job: her co-workers and her amazing patients.
Jenne Sarzotti, Thermiva Specialist
Susan Tognazzini, Aesthetician
Susan Tognazzini has been a licensed cosmetologist specializing in skin and has been an esthetician in medical aesthetics for 30 years. She is also a licensed tattoo artist, which allows her to perform a wider range of medical facial treatments. She grew up on the Central Coast of California. She has 20-plus years of experience working alongside Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ke Ping Tsao. She was a board member of the Society of the Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists. Through the Philanthropy Committee, she developed a passion for camouflage makeup for burn survivors. After her journey with Dr. Tsao, who retired, she started a new chapter with Dr. Stanislaus, where she has been delivering excellent patient care for the last 5 years.
Susan is constantly learning and educating herself on new treatments in the ever changing world of medical aesthetics. This gives her the knowledge she needs to guide her patients and to succeed as what we like to call her, our “#1 skincare coach!”
Mary Uebersax, Massage Therapist/MELT Method Coach
Mary Uebersax specializes in massage therapy and mindful movement to develop, maintain, and recover muscle strength and promote tissue healing. She has been a licensed massage therapist for 25 years and is nationally certified. She is dedicated to specialties that support women’s health, pregnancy, and post-surgery rehabilitation. She has been teaching yoga for 20 years and is also certified in Pilates and The MELT Method.
“I am delighted to share a combination of holistic practices with Dr. Stanislaus’ Integrated Wellness Center, to help her patients restore energy and return to life’s passions.”
Bella, Mindfulness Coach
Templeton native, (Ky)Bella the Cat has been with the practice since October, 2018. She is dedicated to improving the lives of women through compassionate nuzzles and soothing purrs.
“I am so happy to be part of Stanislaus OB-GYN team. I enjoy the companionship of the staff, and my fur has never looked better!”
Our Philosophy: A Holistic Approach
The Stanislaus Integrative Wellness Center is a dream come true for Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus. Her vision was to open a state-of-the-art women’s health facility in San Luis Obispo County that would reflect her vision of cutting-edge technology delivered in an atmosphere of safety, privacy, and comfort.
Her practice focuses on the whole woman and getting to the root cause of her issues rather than masking her symptoms. Hear Dr. Stanislaus talk about her holistic approach.