Staff

All our professionals maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


My name is Doris Chan Leach. I grew up in Hong Kong. I was raised in Eastern Medicine. I came to the U.S. for college after graduating from high school.

I am a chemical engineer by training. I had successful careers in the medical and chemical industries, Becton, Dickinson & Co., and DuPont Company for over 15 years. I changed my career because my passion is to help people heal naturally, and obtain health and wellness through chiropractic care, good nutrition, exercise and balance in mental attitude. I was the managing partner in a chiropractic practice for nine years providing the vision, marketing and management before I started reNu Chiropractic.

When I was pregnant with my second child, I injured my low back in my last trimester. The emergency physician that treated me said that I could not take any pain medications so he ordered bed rest for three months. He did not suggest chiropractic care and at the time I did not know that chiropractic was effective in treating low back problem naturally.

After my pregnancy, my low back problem did not go away. The doctor even suggested surgery. At that time, a friend suggested for me to see a Chiropractor. My low back problem was healed through chiropractic treatments and hydrotherapy. Through my personal experience, I totally believe that Chiropractic is the best way to treat spinal problems naturally.

My vision is to provide a warm and healing environment for our patients to “Repair, Restore, Renu.” I welcome each patient to become part of the reNu Chiropractic family. I want to offer a total care center where patients restore their body’s natural balance with chiropractic care, rehabilitation, exercise, nutrition education, mental health counseling, as well as advanced therapies including cold laser, electrical stimulation, massage, and acupuncture.

My son, Erik, is an architect in Los Angles, my daughter, Mikki just graduated from Jefferson Medical School, and is doing a five year residency at UC San Diego to become a surgeon, and my Westie, Jasmine - they are my pride and joy. My interest is to travel around the world and experience all different cultures. 


About Dr. DeFroda

Dr. Matthew DeFroda (“Dr. Matt”), was born and raised in the Pike Creek area. He attended the University of Delaware and received his Bachelors in Exercise Science. Upon graduation Dr. Matt took his knowledge and will to learn to Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb outside of Kansas City, where he attended Cleveland Chiropractic College at Cleveland University-Kansas City. Dr. Matt has a passion for helping people get out of pain and discomfort, in order to live a more gratifying life. In Dr. Matt’s eyes there is no better way to achieve this then regular Chiropractic care, exercise and proper eating.

-2012: Received Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware
-2016: Received Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College at Cleveland University-Kansas City

Other than serving the Newark area through Chiropractic care, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife Marissa and little dog Capone. On a nice day you can find me at the local Golf course working on my short game. I also enjoy working out, playing and watching different sports, and generally staying as active as I possibly can!


Clarise – Chiropractic Assistant

Hi I’m Clarise and I work at ReNu Chiropractic as a Chiropractic Assistant. I’ve been with ReNu for almost two years. How I gained a passion for Chiropractic all started when I was constantly having pain in my back and I was taking ibuprofen 800mg and became real reliant on the medicine to the point if I didn’t take it I would have a great deal of discomfort and could not work to the best of my ability. So I wanted to find a better solution, with expressing that to my PCP, my doctor recommended I see a Chiropractor. I went through a treatment plan and in 5 months I was doing so much better but it wasn’t enough and I couldn’t afford it anymore. Years go by without it and I found myself deciding to do surgery. I was determined to never normalize my pain again and so I went out to look for a job in a chiropractor office and that’s when I met Doris the owner of ReNu. It wasn’t til getting the job I realize that all the pain and discomfort I went through was to help and service people that are in the situation that I once was in. Since starting work at ReNu I’ve gained so much knowledge on this holistic healing that I’ve changed my whole life and being able to continue to share the experience with all our patients makes a awesome feeling everyday I come into work.



Shanea - Social Media Coordinator

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Leah - Front Desk

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Annely - Front Desk

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Niki Poon – Billing Officer

My name is Niki Poon. I was born in Hong Kong and immigrated here in Delaware when I was 15 year-old. I speak fluently in Cantonese and Mandarin.

I graduated with both Medical Transcription degree in 2009 and Entrepreneurship degree in 2013 from Delaware Tech. College. I interned at Christiana Hospital, Trellist Marketing & Technology Firm, and Delaware Humane – a nonprofit animal shelter. I joined reNu in September, 2013 and working as a Billing Officer since then. I am also a bookkeeper at an automotive performance shop.

I love traveling with my husband. My favorite place is Orlando, FL because of the weather and Disney. I also enjoy chilling with my beloved cats MiMi (grey tabby) and KiKi (tuxedo cat). In my free time, I like to volunteer at local animal shelter.


Trish Edwards » Billing Officer (In Memoriam)

In fond memory of our beloved Trish Edwards. (1950 – 2012) 

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