Our Team Members

Jean Silverman RN
Jean Silverman RN
Jean has been a registered nurse for 40 years, most of which were as an ICU nurse. She has extensive experience in critical care, surgical care, spinal cord injuries, wound care and legal nurse consulting. Jean assisted Dr. Silverman in establishing his office here in Poughkeepsie. She enjoys the family – like atmosphere of the office between patients and staff.
Cierra Nelson CMA
Cierra Nelson CMA
It is no secret how kind and responsible she is, while always putting the patient first and making sure they feel comfortable. She has experience as a Certified Medical Assistant for 6 years in home health, geriatrics, mental health, primary care, and urgent care. Cierra has an Associates in Health Science from Purdue University and is a current aspiring student at SUNY Orange for obtaining licenses leading up to her goal of a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Melissa Maiorana
Melissa MaioranaEsthetician
Since I was young, I have had a passion for art. I have specifically been fascinated by the artistry behind makeup and skincare. I graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. When I decided to make the career change away from teaching art, I knew I still wanted to utilize my artistic and creative side in my job choice. That is when I made the decision to attend the Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetics in 2012.

Being an aesthetician made perfect sense for me; it merged my artistry, creativity, and eye for detail with the time management and customer service skills I have gained through management and teaching positions. I also strive to teach others the importance of skincare and enhance not only their appearances but also their confidence.

My training and experience attributes to my consistency in treatment applications and thorough extractions, all while creating satisfied and glowing clients. On top of basic aesthetician services, I am certified in lash extensions and offer advanced skin care treatments including chemical peels. I am now expanding my skill set working for New Beginnings Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery so I can dive further into the wonderful world of beauty.

Nikki Catania
Nikki CataniaLicensed Esthetician, Certified Laser Technician
Nikki is a New York State Licensed Esthetician and Laser Technician. She has over 6 years’ experience in the medical esthetics field working under plastic surgeons. Nikki specializes in: several types of laser, facials, extractions, chemical peels, and dermaplaning. She strongly believes in her patients following at home skincare regimes to enhance the results of in-office treatments. Nikki is passionate about skin health and making everyone feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.
Theresa Morris CPC
Theresa Morris CPC
Theresa is the Office Manager for New Beginnings Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, where she is responsible for overall operations of the office, supervising staff, and managing the day to day responsibilities. Theresa also handles all the health insurance and medical billing needs for the office. She joined our team in October 2015, with over 12 years’ experience in Managerial, Medical Coding and Billing. Her favorite part of working at New Beginnings Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is interacting with patients and watching their journey as they reach their aesthetic and reconstructive goals.
We are like a family: our compassion and devotion makes it an ideal working environment.
Theresa’s philosophy is to “Treat patients the way you would like to be treated yourself”.