GNOC Medical and Anti-Doping Commission

The mission of the GNOC Medical and Anti-Doping Commission is to act as an advisory body for the GNOC Executive Committee on all medical and sports science related matters.


Luis Cruz, M.D.
Commission Chairperson
Dr. Luis Cruz, M.D.

Christopher Fernandez, PT
Commission Vice Chairperson
Christopher Fernandez, PT

Arania O. Adolphson, M.D.
Family Practice, Sports Medicine
Commission Secretary
Scope of Practice: Adult and Women’s Health, Sports Medicine, Preventative Medicine and Urgent Care

Education & Training
• University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
University of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Fellowship – Sports Medicine
• Family Medicine Residency
Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound
Seattle, Washington
Residency
• Brown University
Alpert Medical School
Providence, Rhode Island

Certificates & Licensure
• Guam Medical License
• American Board of Family Medicine
Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Professional Memberships
• American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
• Guam Medical Association
• Secretary of the Guam National Olympic Committee Medical and Anti-doping Commission

Personal
Dr. Adolphson joined AMC in 2008. She has traveled with the Guam National Olympic Committee to support the island’s athletes’ medical needs. Dr. Adolphson recently traveled to Turkmenistan for the 5th Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games and to Vanuatu for the 10th Pacific Mini Games with the Guam Olympic team. She enjoys spending time with her pet dogs, Francis and Albert, scuba diving, running, swimming and traveling.

Gregory Miller, DC
Compliance Committee Chairperson
Dr. Miller graduated from the University of Western States College of Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon in 1982. He completed his 4 year preprofessional training at Pacific University in Forrest Grove Oregon.

In 1985 he moved to Guam with his wife Norma Carbullido.
Dr. Miller has been providing chiropractic care for Guam’s athletes for 30 years. Including Guam Micronesian Games , South Pacific Games Tahiti 95, SPG Mini Games American Samoa 97, Guam SPG 99 , Pacific Games New Caledonia 2011, East Asian Games 2013.

Dr. Miller has been a long time member of the Guam running community. He ran for the Koko Track Club completing 2 marathons and numerous 1/2 marathons and lots of 5Ks.

Dr. Miller remains active in the local community. He is a 30 year member and past Vice President of the Rotary Club of Tumon Bay, Current Board member of Pacific Mission Aviation and the Guam Medical Association Board of Directors. He also serves on the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners as Vice Chair.

Dr. & Mrs. Miller have 2 sons Matthew & Nick.

Anna Cruz, DNP, FNP-BC
Programs Committee Chairperson
Anna Cruz, DNP, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of Guam. She currently provides primary and occupational healthcare at the United Family Medical Center, as well as woman and child health services at the Department of Public Health and Social Services. Additionally, she serves as a Major in the United States Air Force Reserves (USAFR), ensuring the medical readiness of our nation's service members. Dr. Cruz received her Masters (2010) and Doctorate of Nursing (2016) from the University of Arizona, Tuscon.

When she isn’t caring for patients she can be found spending time at the beach with her husband, Luis, her 8-year-old daughter, Sofina, and her 6-year-old son, LJ.
Julienne Duenas, PT, DPT
Public Relations Committee Chairperson


Dr. Julienne Duenas, PT, DPT
Mark Andersen, M.D.
Compliance Committee Vice Chairperson
Dr. Mark Anderson is a Family Practice trained physician currently working as an acute care provider in Guam for IHP Medical Group and as a Certified Corrections Health Professional Physician for the Department of Corrections.

Dr. Anderson entered the Air Force in 2004 after finishing his Family Practice residency in Marquette Michigan where he was the Chief Resident, Resident of the year and Resident Teacher of the Year. He spring boarded off of his prior service as a combat seasoned Army helicopter pilot and became one of fifteen Pilot Physicians in the Air Force. After training in the UH1N, he was granted Air Force pilot wings while maintaining a busy clinic schedule. Tasked with evaluating human factors in the newly procured CV-22 Osprey, he developed an improved breathing oxygen disconnect providing safe emergency egress.

He was then hand-picked to be the travelling physician for the Pacific Commander and in addition to his travel schedule assumed the responsibilities of Flight Commander for the Flight Medicine Clinic. He was concurrently deployed as the Command Surgeon for the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines where he managed the medical assets for the joint operations area including Field Surgical, Critical Care Evacuation, and Direct Operations Teams.

As Theater Validating Flight Surgeon he directed the movement of patients throughout the pacific for all military services and associated civilian agencies. During this time Dr. Anderson was appointed as the medical director for Operation Deep Freeze, Antarctica in support of the National Science Foundation – managing rotating doctors, nurses and technicians working at McMurdo Station. The first ever night vision winter evacuation of a patient from the station was successfully accomplished under his direction.

Serving as the Special Operations Group Surgeon General and Operational Support Medicine Flight Commander in Okinawa, Japan, he directed physicians, medical technicians and support personnel in casualty evacuation and participation in joint education programs for disaster and tactical medicine with partner nations throughout the pacific. The flight was an integral part of the Typhoon relief effort for the Philippines in 2013.

Dr. Anderson is married to Elisa and has two boys 10 and 12 years old.

Ryan Claros, PT, DPT
Public Relations Committee Vice Chairperson
Dr. Ryan Claros, PT, DPT
Rosea Calvo, LRD
Nutritionist
Rosea Calvo, LRD

Lenora Makela, MS, RDN, LD, MIEP
Nutritionist and Dietician
Lenora Matanane Makela was born and raised on the island of Guam. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa in Food Science and Human Nutrition, with a focus in the *ACEND-accredited didactic Dietetics Program. After graduation, Lenora worked at the Guam Memorial Hospital as a dietetic technician for almost 2 years, before returning to the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa for graduate school. She received a full scholarship award from the Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) Program to complete a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences, focusing on childhood obesity prevention in Guam. Right after graduation, Lenora completed her dietetic internship program with Sodexo Quality of Life Services to qualify her to take the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) board exam. She currently works as an RDN at the Marianas Physician’s Group clinic part-time, with the University of Guam as adjunct faculty, and is the owner of Eat Right Guam – dietitian private practice and consulting agency. Lenora also holds a specialty as a Mindful and Intuitive Eating Practitioner (MIEP), which emphasizes patient-centered, behavior, habit and mindset change approaches to counseling. Aside from her career, Lenora is a wife, a mother, an athlete and an assistant coach for Figo’/Bonsai Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She believes that balance, variety, and moderation, along with a positive mindset, are the keys to healthy eating, just as they are important to life in general.

*ACEND – Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Jessica Takai
Programs Committee Vice Chairperson
Jessica Takai

Joey Miranda III
Anti-Doping Committee Chairperson & GNOC Representative
Joey Miranda III received his certification as the Lead Doping Control Officer for Guam in 2015 through the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization. Miranda is currently recognized as a Master Educator for ORADO through the Oceania Sport Education Program. He also serves as the GNOC representative to the commission.