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.
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.
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”.
Sue Calogero
Sue CalogeroCertified Medical Assistant
Sue is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Certification as a Clinical Medical Assistant. She strives to put the patients’ needs first and make them feel comfortable. She has 15 years’ experience in Pediatrics and Mental Health. Sue also has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Dutchess Community College.
Kayla Dooner
Kayla DoonerLicensed Esthetician
Kayla is a NY State Licensed Esthetician. She is a graduated from Capri Cosmetology and has continued to further her education since. Kayla specializes in laser, coolsculpting, facials, lash lifts, brow lamination and waxing. She strongly believes the spa should follow you home, and having an at home skin regimen is vital to one’s skin health. Kayla’s main focus is to make her clients feel confident and empowered.