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Team Breslow

Plastic Surgery • Medical Spa

Angela Amaro-Swirsky

Director of Marketing and Social Media

Angela comes to us after a strong 13-year career with Paychex, Inc., most recently serving in a high-level Relationship Management role, for top-ranking partners to the company, over seven states.  Her role at The Breslow Center will include overseeing all internal and external marketing and social media.

Angela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Studies from The William Paterson University of NJ.  She is currently a candidate for her dual Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees, in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University, which strongly integrates with her passion for healthcare, patient connection, and her belief in the value of storytelling, and her role with The Breslow Center.

In her personal life Angela is a fitness and outdoors enthusiast; she teaches kickboxing classes two mornings per week at CKO Allendale, enjoys hiking, running, (she has two marathons and multiple half marathons under her belt).  She also enjoys walks with her dog and getting lost in a good book.

Kaitlyn Baker

Front Office

Kaitlyn joined The Breslow Center in January of 2021. She is currently a student at Manhattan College studying Healthcare Administration. While The Breslow Center is the beginning of her experience in the medical field, she has always had a passion for healthcare. Her grandparents have always been my biggest motivators when it comes to pursuing this career.  Katilyn is an integral part of the front office.

Her extracurriculars include being a part of the D1 Manhattan College Jasper Cheerleading Team, studying abroad in Paris, France, and being a member of the Gaelic Society.

In her spare time, she love to travel, spend time with my friends and family, coach cheerleading, and attend New York Yankee ball games.

Laura Cocciadiferro

Laura joined The Breslow Center in January 2022 with a very diverse professional background. A graduate of Rowan University, with a BA in Communications, she brings with her over 15 years of Corporate Marketing and Advertising experience most notably with The Swatch Group, Omega and TAG Heuer Watch
Brands. After years of supporting US and International markets, Laura decided to stay close to home and manage all things family, school and sports-related for her four active sons.

As the Assistant to the Patient Care Coordinator, Laura’s care for others is evident in her everyday work. Laura brings her personal attention and years of various skills to the practice. Laura assists in all aspects of Pre and Post-Surgery needs for our Breast Cancer and Cosmetic patients.

In her spare time…she has NO spare time…she is happily married with FOUR SONS!  In the rare occasion she does, she can be found always in great company, having fun at sporting events, the beach, cooking and on many adventures with her family and dog, Rocky.

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.

Marisa Druce

Injxcellence Medical Spa Manager, Wyckoff

Marisa comes to The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery and Injxcellence Medical Spa with extensive experience in business, healthcare, and public relations. Relocating from the Cosmetic Dermatology world, where she was Practice Manager at PFRANKMD™, she has joined our team as the Manager of Injxcellence Medical Spa in Wyckoff.

Prior to that her career with PFRANKMD™, Marisa owned and operated a luxury auto repair center for 10 years; she is a NJ native and a graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Business.  Marisa’s vast experience, managerial skills, and her ability to work with others, makes her an asset to the practice.  In her spare time, Marisa is often found in the kitchen baking gluten free treats and cooking.  She also enjoys entertaining her friends and family.   

Danielle Gallo

Medical Assistant

Danielle has been a Medical Assistant since 2001. She started her career in Dermatology and remained in that field for fifteen years. In 2016, she decided to make a change to the exciting field of Plastic Surgery. Danielle has a passion for the cosmetic field and enjoys the journey of helping patients feel better about themselves. You will see Danielle in the office assisting Veronica’s patients.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. They enjoy beach time, hiking, traveling, and being in the stands at NFL football games. She also enjoys working out.

Melissa Giordano

RN, CANS, CPSN
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.

Brianna Guttuso

PA-C, M.S.

Brianna is a Physician Assistant specializing in skin care needs.  In addition to overseeing our Medical Spa, she also performs our Laser treatments and has a passion for making people look their very best with dermal fillers & botox. She received her bachelors and masters degree at Seton Hall University. She is a board certified member of the NCCPA and actively works to broaden her knowledge to keep up with new technology and changes of medicine. She previously worked in Dermatology expanding her knowledge of skin care and aesthetic procedures since 2015. Brianna’s professional interests include creating professional relationships with her patients to achieve their skin care goals.

In her spare time Brianna enjoys traveling, shopping, walking her frenchie, and quality time with family and friends. She is ready to make you “Love the Way You Look” and take your skin from dull to glowing. 

Madison Keppeler

Certified Physician Assistant
PA-C

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.

Kristin Lizarazo

Kristin started with the practice in February 2022. She is an Aesthetician by trade and has worked in the skincare industry for the past 21 years. At The Breslow Center, Kristin works alongside Brianna as her Medical Assistant, welcoming patients and preparing them for their injectable & skin resurfacing treatments. She has a passion for skincare, beauty and wanting women to feel and look their best! She is fascinated with the Medical Aesthetic industry, so this was a natural transition for her. 

Kristin is the mother of a 5-year-old little girl named Bianca. Outside of work, she spends her time with her daughter going on little adventures, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family at the Jersey Shore.

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.

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.

Amy Natalicchio, NP

Amy is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of The University of Connecticut and graduated Nursing School as a member of the nursing honor society – Sigma Theta Tau at Pace University. She has been caring for patients since 2002. Amy comes from a strong background in dermatology where she spent 6 years in private practice providing Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology services. Her passion for aesthetics and led her to The Breslow Center. Amy loves to work collaboratively with her patients to design plans that address their cosmetic concerns.  She has been treating cosmetic patients with botox and filler since 2017. Her results are natural and amazing.

Amy is a mom of two, her daughter studies at the Ohio State University and is a member of their Division 1 Dance Team and her son plays lacrosse in high school. In her spare time she loves to travel with her husband, play tennis, cultivate fragrant roses, read, cook, listen to podcasts and watch movies.

She is delighted to be a member of the Breslow team. As a perfectionist with an eye for detail, she is committed to making your experience at The Breslow Center and Injxcellence Medical Spa truly extraordinary.

Veronica Oliveros, RN, CANS

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. Veronica continues to develop her talent and education through various educational seminars and conferences. She is also an active member of ISPAN (International Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Nurses).

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.

Johanna Pina

Billing Assistant
 
Johanna has been in the Medical Field since 2011 and began her journey at The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery in 2021. Her early career experience included working in diversified organizations such as Northwell Health, NY, and completing Clinics at Jacobi Hospital and St. Barnabas. She continued to further her career in the field of plastic surgery where she provided billing and clerical support for three physicians. Her hands-on approach was acquired during her academic journey coupled with her professional background.  Her mission is to help our patients with all aspects of understanding insurance billing as it relates to them.  Johanna is a dynamic and accomplished individual with exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills.
 
During her downtime, she loves game nights and watching Netflix while relaxing with her family.

Gabrielle Sangiacomo

Gabrielle joins The Breslow Center team as a Registered Nurse.  Most recently, she worked in bedside nursing at Morristown Medical Center on a medical-surgical floor which specialized in surgical-oncology, plastic, breast, thoracic and head & neck surgery.  Prior to that role, she was a nursing assistant while she attended school to obtain her BSN.  She is a graduate of County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ, with her RN degree, and later received her BSN from The College of St. Elizabeth in Madison, NJ (10 month accelerated).  Gabrielle always knew her niche was in plastic and breast surgical patients when she began caring for them in the hospital.  She finds such gratitude in helping others feel good about themselves, both inside, and out.

In her free time, you will find Gabrielle spending time with her two dogs, trying out new restaurants with her fiancé, and indulging in some retail therapy. 

Maura Sullivan

Inventory Manager

Maura joined The Breslow Center team in October 2021.  She holds her Master of Arts Degree in Health Administration from Hofstra University and her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Scranton.  Previously, Maura worked in a hospital setting where she oversaw physician practices owned by the hospital before taking time off to raise her beautiful 4 children. 

At the Breslow Center, Maura handles everything inventory!  She manages all inventory coming in and out of the practice. This includes retail products as well as medical supplies.   In her free time, Maura can be found cheering on her children at most local basketball courts, lacrosse fields and even the Providence College Rugby field.  She loves to spend time outdoors with family and friends and, of course, long days at the beach.  

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.

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.

Irina has two grown sons. She loves her family and her job. In her free time, she enjoys working out, yoga, cooking and gardening. She has a passion for skincare and working with people.

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Melissa Giordano

In addition to serving as Director of Nursing, Melissa is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Under the medical direction of Dr. Breslow, Melissa provides aesthetic consultations and treatments for those who are interested in improving their appearance and self-esteem with non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Melissa is extensively trained in the latest techniques in non-surgical facial rejuvenation using BOTOX®Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® , VOLUMA®. VOLBELLA®. RADIESSE® and BELOTERO®. Trained extensively by Dr. Breslow, along with renowned leaders in the industry and top aesthetic manufacturers such as Allergan and Merz, Melissa has mastered her craft and is a highly sought-after expert in non-surgical facial aesthetic rejuvenation.

Melissa earned the prestigious CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) credential in 2014 and is one of only a handful of plastic surgical nurses in the North East to attain this specialized certification. Melissa’s artistic eye and vast knowledge in plastic surgery patient care make her ideally suited as an exceptional Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Melissa regularly attends aesthetic seminars and national conventions to keep abreast of the latest trends in injectable treatments, so her patients achieve a more beautiful and natural look. She prides herself on developing lasting relationships with her patients, by providing natural results with the utmost comfort in mind.

As a leading provider for cosmetic injectable treatments, Melissa is also a Certified Speaker and Trainer for Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®. Melissa’s role as a Certified Speaker and Trainer for Allergan’s Aesthetic Consultant Exchange (ACE) is dedicated towards educating physicians and other medical providers on the latest advanced injection techniques with special regard to the understanding of facial anatomy, clinical safety and the efficacy of their products. Melissa’s years of hands-on experience and expert results have made her exceptional in this advanced role.

Veronica Oliveros

She has received all of the necessary certifications in Dermal Fillers and neurotoxins. She is certified in microneedling and IPL laser treatments and is trained in Hair Restoration. Veronica is very passionate about continuing education and is dedicated to keeping up to date on the latest procedures. Veronica’s focus is making her patients feel and look their best!