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Team Breslow

Plastic Surgery • Medical Spa

Bernadette Andres-Pelayo

Medical Assistant

Bernadette has been in the medical field for over 20 years.  She gained her experience working in hospitals such as Hackensack University Medical Center and Pascack Valley Hospital.  She continued to further her career and worked in the fields of  general/vascular surgery and then continued into a private dermatology/plastic surgery office where she assisted in Mohs surgery as well as supervising the office.

At the height of her career, she took a hiatus to raise her three children. Needless to say being there for all of them was a full time job on its own. Devoted to her children and all their activities she wanted to return to the workforce. Bernadette gradually worked in the medical field again and found her way to the Breslow Center in 2019.  Bernadette found a perfect balance of what she loves to do, working in the field she loves and still being able to be there for her kids.

Melissa Giordano

Director of Nursing / Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist / Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse

Melissa has been with The Breslow Center since 2007 and has dedicated her career in Nursing to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. As Director of Nursing, she assists with all medical aspects of the practice.  With over a decade of experience in plastic surgery, including 4 years of assisting the operating room, Melissa is an integral member of our team.Melissa is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of plastic surgery patient care. Melissa’s focus is on the aesthetic side of the practice using Botox and fillers. The transformations she achieves for her patients are truly a work of art.  Melissa is an active member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses as well as the Society for Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists.


Madison Keppeler

Certified Physician Assistant

Madison, our physician assistant, has been practicing in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since completing her degree. She earned her Masters of Science in 2012. Prior to joining The Breslow Center she previously practiced at John Hopkins Hospital.

Her goal each and every day is to deliver the most extraordinary patient care possible. Madison’s focus is to assist Dr. Breslow in caring for his patients. You will meet Madison at the initial visit alongside of the surgeon, through surgical procedures, and for follow up care. Patients feel comforted in her care and know they will be supported throughout their journey at the Breslow Center.

Denise Mercier

Practice Administrator

Denise offers over 20 years experience in business management and marketing. She is dedicated to ensuring all facets of our practice run smoothly. Her number one goal is to provide optimal patient satisfaction at the Breslow Center.

Her strong leadership and analytical skills in conjunction with her ability to work both as a team leader and team member make her an asset to our practice. If you have any questions or concerns Denise is always available and willing to help.


Veronica Oliveros, RN

Plastic Surgery Nurse

Veronica’s career in the medical field started in 2009. Initially, she began as a certified nursing assistant while obtaining her nursing degree. She then furthered her nursing career as an RN at Hackensack University Medical Center where she had the significant role of bedside nursing for 5 years. While she embraced this role, she knew she always had a passion for plastic surgery and aesthetics. Since 2017, Veronica has chosen to focus her career in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Veronica’s expert care and precision with injectables enables patients to achieve natural yet dramatic results. She brings a wealth of knowledge in facial anatomy and cosmetic injections having worked alongside a board certified plastic surgeon.


Cheri Montalto

Patient Care Coordinator

Cheri brings over 25 years of business experience to the practice. She is the Patient Care Coordinator for all non cosmetic and cosmetic procedures.

She will coordinate all aspects of your procedure from the beginning to the end. Her goal is to provide the patient with a stress free environment prior to their surgery, by ensuring that the every detail in the coordination of their procedure is taken care of. She is always here to listen, to advise, and to lend a caring ear.

Nelly Paulino

Front Desk Receptionist

Once you arrive at The Breslow Center, you will be greeted by Nelly. She is client focused and will welcome you with her contagious smile. Nelly has worked in the medical field since 2009.

Prior to joining The Breslow Center in 2015, Nelly held a similar position in a dermatology practice. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She loves nature and enjoys outdoors activities. Nelly is very passionate about helping others and is a volunteer at Strengthen Our Sisters, a shelter whose mission is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, poverty, and abuse by restoring balance and harmony through individual empowerment.

Krystle Vargas

Front Desk Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Krystle is the Front Desk Coordinator/Administrative Assistant for The Breslow Center. She has been working in the Medical field for over since 2007.

She began her career at Columbia University Medical Center in Gynecological Oncology. She then moved into private practice, ranging from Bariatric surgery to Plastic Surgery. Krystle joined the Breslow team in 2014 and ensures that our Front Desk runs smoothly, is involved in many aspects of the practice and is right hand to our Practice Administrator.

In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and enjoys partaking in outdoor adventures with her children. She also dabbles in children’s party planning and she loves to cook and bake.

Denise Wekarski

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Certified Micropigmentation Technician

Denise has been in the makeup and skincare industry for 20+ years. She has worked at some of the most prestigious day spas and medical spas in Northern New Jersey. Denise continues to educate herself on the latest skincare options and treatments. She understands the importance of having healthy skin, personally having battled with acne throughout her life. Her patients are treated with care and sensitivity while giving them the best possible treatment to achieve their desired result.

When Denise isn’t busy working, she enjoys staying active with her young son, attending hot yoga classes and going to the beach when possible.

Dawn Zanetti

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Dawn is a graduate of the Artistic Academy. She chose Esthetics as her career after realizing her passion to help people feel good about themselves. She believes the esthetics industry offers an ongoing learning experience and keeping up with available knowledge is critical to being the best esthetician possible.

She understands how pigmentation, adult acne and premature aging not only put your skin in jeopardy, but also your self-esteem and confidence. Dawn believes that by providing her clients with the knowledge, a customized plan and tools to correct the situation, she can help each individual client reach their skin care goal.

She is excited to help her patients improve their appearance and looks forward to their next visit as an exciting step on their path to healthy, beautiful skin. When she is not working, Dawn enjoys playing golf and loves to cook.

Irina Zaytsev

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Irina came to the US from Kiev Ukraine. In addition to studying skin care and cosmetology at a Technical School in Kiev, she also studied makeup and hair for stage design at Kiev State University. She is a graduate of Parisian Beauty Academy in US. Irina brings to The Breslow Center extensive experience as a Medical Aesthetician and Practice Manager at Ethos Skin & Laser Center in Englewood.

Irina believes in educating her clients about new innovations in skincare, so that by using the right regimen and products her patients can improve their completion while addressing and correcting skin problems or concerns. She will oversee your treatment plan and can reverse and prevent most issues associated with aging and create beautifully smooth and luminous skin.


Vjera Zec

Certified Micropigmentation Technician

Vjera Zec is certified technician for the application of cosmetic micro-pigmentation, a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and a member the American Academy of Micropigmentation. Past clients praise her meticulous attention to detail and professional demeanor as factors to their successful experiences in her care. Her services include but are not limited to, Microblading of natural look eyebrows and permanent cosmetics for the eyes and lips.

Vjera takes a professional and artistic approach to color application. Aside from training on both coasts of the United States, her path has also lead her to visit various European countries to study under world renowned educators in the field of permanent make up application and pigment color theory. The skills acquired have not only brought confidence to those seeking the beautifying effect and convenience of permanent make up, but also have helped those in need. Sufferers of Alopecia, unable to grow body hair, and cancer survivors post reconstruction surgery have both benefited from Vjera’s attention to detail, artist’s touch and compassion.


Victoria Pesante

Medical Assistant

Victoria joined The Breslow Center in October of 2020.  She will begin her career here at the front desk and will transition to work with the nurse injectors.  She is a Makeup Artist by trade and is also an Esthetician, accumulating 10+ years of experience.  Her strengths include leadership, customer service, education and management.  Yearning for more in the esthetic realm, she recently trained to become a Medical Assistant and is experienced in patient intake, capillary/venipuncture procedures, EKG, phlebotomy, and BLS.  Previously, Victoria was a Retail Account Manager for a cosmetic brand, with a demonstrated history of working in the cosmetics and esthetic industry. Victoria is a true professional with a strong passion for helping others inside and out. 

In her spare time, Victoria enjoys CrossFit, hiking, meditating and creating new recipes & baking.

Vincenza Conlon

Vincenza started with the practice in April of 2018.  She is a Registered Nurse by trade  and had put that behind her to stay at home and raise her now grown children.  At The Breslow Center, Vincenza is responsible for recording cosmetic patient histories and works alongside of Melissa Giordano rooming patients and preparing patients for their injectable treatment. You can always find Vincenza smiling and laughing.  When not at the office, she enjoys family time and cooking.

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