Our Team Members

Jean Silverman
Jean Silverman Registered Nurse
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
Cierra Nelson Certified Medical Assistant
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.
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
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”.
Maria Ciaffone
Maria CiaffoneRegistered Nurse
Maria graduated nursing school as a Registered Nurse in 2017. She has worked in several specialties including Med Surge, Oncology, Telemetry, Telehealth and Infusion therapy. Prior to that she worked as a patient care assistant and phlebotomist. She began IV infusion therapy in early 2019 for Purvida under Dr. Adam Silverman and then joined the New Beginnings team in 2020 and loves being a part of the team. Maria approaches patient care with compassion and truly loves her career. She is a wife and mother of 5 and when she is not working she loves to spend time with her family.