Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our team

The Integrative Wellness team approaches obstetrics and gynecology, aesthetic services and massage with a philosophy of kindness.

Listening to women and their concerns is the group’s first goal. They know each service is important to a woman’s sense of self and wellbeing 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.


Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus

Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus has created an open, compassionate practice where patients are heard and respected. She 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. Stanislaus was among the first female Obstetrics and Gynecology practitioners (OB-GYN) to serve California’s Central Coast. Her holistic approach allows 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.


Jessica Baker-Ballantyne, Nurse Practioner/Midwife

Jessica Baker-Ballantyne has been a Certified Nurse Midwife for 13 years. She graduated with honors with a Master's degree in nursing from Yale University in 2006. While at Yale, she studied community health in Nicaragua. She has since worked extensively with migrant farm workers providing essential services such as breast exams, cervical biopsies, and prenatal ultrasounds. Jessica is happy to speak with you in Spanish!

Jessica is also the mom of two kids, a 13 year old and a 9 year old VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). She lives on a farm and loves creating natural beauty products from her goats, alpacas, and bees. When not catching goat babies on the farm, she loves providing patient-centered care to her prenatal and gynecologic clients at Dr. Stanislaus' office.

"I enjoy combining holistic and natural therapies with the latest and greatest in medical technology."

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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.

Listening to women and their concerns is our first goal.


Beverly Bentley Phillips, Aesthetician/Lash Artist

Beverly has lived on the Central Coast for over 20 years and been making women look and feel fabulous for 15. She studied advanced skin care techniques including peels, microdermabrasion, and specialized acne facials at Lyles College of Beauty. She also trained in massage therapy at Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute. Previous to working with Dr. Stanislaus, she worked at Europhoria MedSpa and, most recently, was at Twist Studio Spa for eight years.

"The best part of my job is helping women feel beautiful and confident." 

Mary Uebersax

Mary Uebersax, Massage Therapist/MELT Method Coach


Mary 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 and dedicated to specialties which 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!"