Cathy Meredith, RN, NP, MBA – CEO
Breast Cancer Relations Coordinator & SVP, Business Development & Operations
Cathy joined MHS in June of 2018 and has a dual role in our practice. She is our Breast Cancer Coordinator as well as our Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development. She has been in the medical field since 1994 in various roles throughout the Houston area, but has spent most of her career working with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare system. She received her Master’s in Nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center in 2001 and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston in 2011. After receiving a diagnosis of bilateral breast cancer in September of 2016, she decided to change her career path and join MHS so that she could work with breast cancer patients to connect them to resources and offer support as someone who has been through that journey. She enjoys scuba diving, traveling, CrossFit, reading, and hanging out with friends/family. She is incredibly excited to be part of the MHS team and have the capability to pay it forward with women who are diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Stephanie Cooper, Lead Patient Care Coordinator
Stephanie Cooper is our Lead Patient Care Coordinator and has been with the practice since 2012. She earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Texas at Tyler and is currently earning a dual Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) with Texas Woman’s University. In addition to being our Lead PCC, Stephanie manages the reconstructive surgeries for Dr. Rednam or Dr. Boutros. As a patient ambassador, she is an integral part of the patient experience. She excels at coordinating for our very busy surgeons, discussing all details of the surgical plan, and she makes scheduling surgery effortless for our patients. When she isn’t working or studying, she likes to travel with her husband, watch true crime shows and cuddle up to her 5lb Chiweenie, Lil’ ‘Ting.
Cheryl Celaya, B.S.N., RN – OR Nurse Manager
Cheryl Celaya is a practicing nurse with over 20 years of experience in the medical field and works as the operating room nurse for My Houston Surgeons. Cheryl has leveraged her prior experience with oral and maxillofacial surgery associates where she held roles of increasing responsibility from clinical coordinator to nurse manager. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing and holds several certifications in neurotoxin and facial filler, anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and radiology. Both she and her daughter have been proud members of the National Charity League of Katy for the past five years. Cheryl resides in Katy with her husband and two children.
Elizabeth Walton, Human Resources Manager and Executive Assistant
Elizabeth Walton holds a dual role with myHoustonSurgeons as the Human Resources Manager and Executive Assistant to Cathy Meredith. In her role, Elizabeth handles all duties with grace, confidentiality, and confidence. Elizabeth was born in Amarillo, TX and moved at a young age to Katy, TX. She has 3 fur babies – 1 dog and 2 cats named Callie May, Peanut, and Oliver. Before joining MHS, Elizabeth spent five years as a Sales Representative honing in her skills and figuring out her passion – people.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and MBA in Strategic HR Management from the University of Houston – Victoria. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to travel, take her dog to the park, and spend time with her loved ones! Her favorite show is The Office so she is always trying to be more like Holly and less like Toby! She loves being part of such a wonderful team and has really made a “home away from home” here at My Houston Surgeons!
Lexi Alexander, BSN, RN
Lexi is a clinical registered nurse here at myHoustonSurgeons. She’s an aggie through and through, but attended UTHealth in Houston for nursing school. She enjoys working out, trying new restaurants, and traveling in her free time 🙂
Savannah Martinez, Lead Medical Assistant
Savannah has been in the medical field as a medical assistant since 2007. She joined My Houston Surgeons’s team in 2018 and has enjoyed working with great people. She has always had a passion to care for patients and working at our Spring Valley office with Dr. Sato has given her the perfect opportunity to continue to do what she loves. She was born and raised in Houston and loves spending time with her husband and four children. She and her family enjoy traveling and being outdoors.
Gaby Tapia, Lead Front Office Coordinator
Gaby Tapia is one of the Front Office Coordinators for the Spring Valley location of My Houston Surgeons. She was born and raised in Houston, where she enjoys living alongside her family and two dogs. In her free time, Gaby enjoys spending time with her family/friends, working out, and doing gel/shellac nails. Gaby loves to travel and tries to take at least one trip a year. I’m beyond blessed to work for such an amazing and family-oriented company!
Jana Haggard, B.S.N., RN
Jana has served in the nursing field since April 2012. Her nursing career began in the Operating Room at Memorial Hermann Hospital- TMC, where she was first introduced to the surgeons within this practice. After a few years, she was asked to join their ranks. Jana loves the variety of care she gets to offer her patients at My Houston Surgeons in the roles of pre-operative, clinical, operating room and recovery nurse. Aside from work, she is happily married to husband Ross and lives nearby in Southwest Houston. They have two beautiful children that they adore; Adalyn and Brett. Fall is her favorite time of year where she gets to root on the football team at her alma mater, Texas A&M University. Whoop!
Florella Ayala, B.S.N., RN
Florella was born and raised in Houston, TX. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She mostly enjoys being able to provide compassion and support to her patients and their loved ones. She loves traveling and being outdoors. Her spare time is spent with her family, friends, and her fur baby Ollie who is a handsome Chiweenie mix. She feels blessed to be a part of such an amazing and hard-working team that always strives to provide the best patient care.
Claire Frazier, BSN, RN
Claire is a born and raised Houstonian. She has been a nurse since 2014 and spent most of her nursing career at Memorial Hermann before joining the team at MyHoustonSurgeons in June of 2021. She lived in Fort Worth while she attended TCU and earned a Bachelor’s degree in nursing but returned to Houston as soon as she graduated. She enjoys spending time with her husband John and their miniature Aussie named Frannie whenever she’s not at work. You can find her walking Memorial Park if it’s a sunny Saturday!
Kara McAfee, M.S., PA-C
Kara was born and raised in New Boston, Texas. She graduated with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her master’s degree in PA studies at Baylor College of Medicine. She has worked as a physician assistant since 2004, with 11 of those years in reconstructive plastic surgery. She has enjoyed working alongside Dr. Boutros and the other physicians and staff of MHS for the last 8 years. Kara especially loves her time as a PA spent helping breast cancer patients in their walks to full restoration and recovery. She feels blessed to have joined Dr. Boutros’s surgical mission trips with Faith in Practice on several occasions and has particularly treasured her time helping the people of Guatemala. Outside of work, she enjoys playing tennis, traveling, snow skiing, reading, and attending her kids’ many sporting events and shows. Kara is happily married and loves spending time with her husband, their two amazing children, and their Golden Retrievers.
Erin Ho, M.S., PA-C
Erin grew up in Pearland, TX. She attended the University of Texas in Austin and graduated with a BS in Human Development and Family Science. Later she attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and received her master’s degree as a certified Physician Assistant. To her, plastic and reconstructive surgery is a beautiful combination of art and medicine. Her professional goal is to provide aesthetically pleasing as well as compassionate, individualized and evidence-based medical care for all patients. During her time off, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She is incredibly honored to be a member of My Houston Surgeons and excited to meet you!
Lauren Gregurek, Pre-Op/ PACU/ OR RN
Lauren Gregurek is just a small town girl living in the big city. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her nursing career began in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hermann – TMC. After taking care of her mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer, she has always dreamt of working in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. She is beyond grateful to have the opportunity to pursue her dream at My Houston Surgeons!
Suzi Cisneros, Certified Surgical Technologist
You might get to meet Susan but you might not remember her! She is our Surgical Technologist and has been in the speciality of plastic surgery since 2016. She has a number of responsibilities but one of her favorites is being able to assist our Doctors in the operating room. Susan feels grateful to work alongside our Surgeons in the broad field of plastic surgery. She earned her Associates of Applied Science in surgical technology from San Jacinto college She is a Native Houstonian but when she is not in the city she enjoys spending time with family in the hill country, playing outside, and morning coffee.
Annie Onstott, B.S.N., RN
Annie works part time at My Houston Surgeons as an operating room nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Stephen F. Austin in 2012 and worked as a labor and delivery nurse prior to joining the wonderful team at MHS. Annie enjoys assisting our patients through the pre-operative, surgical and recovery process with care and compassion. Outside of work, Annie is an avid reader and cycling enthusiast. She is happily married and loves going on weekend adventures with her husband and their two adorable daughters.
Crystal Gardiner, Medical Assistant – Rukmini Rednam, MD, FACS
Crystal joined MHS in 2017 as a medical assistant. She is continuing her education to bring more to the practice. She provides passionate care and develops a strong rapport with patients. “I’m lucky to be working with an amazing team and the best surgeons,” Crystal explains.
Yadira Tristan, Medical Assistant to Arjuna Kuperan, MD
Yadira is a first generation Mexican-American born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has over 10 years of experience as a medical assistant, and is so happy to assist Dr. Kuperan in surgeries and clinic. She enjoys working out, yoga, reading, meditating, and journaling, and spending time with family, friends and golden doodle, Cash. She is blessed to work alongside a radiant team and magnificent surgeons, and is dedicated to the care and wellbeing of our patients.
Gladys Pérez, Medical Assistant – Rukmini Rednam, MD
Gladys is an experienced medical assistant who recently joined the practice. She takes pride in providing the best patient care possible. As Dr. Rednam’s medical assistant her goal is to help guide patients through their surgery journey from start to finish.
Belén Baltazar-Estrada, Medical Assistant – Sanaz Harirchian, MD
Belén Baltazar-Estrada was blessed with the position of medical assistant to Dr. Harirchian. Belén was born in San Bernardino, CA but has lived in Houston since the age of 11. She had the privilege of attending Prairie View A&M University where she received a Bachelors degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Monday through Friday Belén is a medical assistant but on the weekends she gets to work with 4-legged furry patients as a veterinary technician. She’s a huge animal lover/rescue advocate and has been a veterinary technician for 7 years. On her free time she enjoys weight lifting and spending time with loved ones. Her 2 older brothers have blessed her with the title of aunt to 2 nephews and 2 nieces that she loves to pieces. She is looking forward to continuing the advancement of her career in the medical field and growing with MHS.
Shawna Pelfrey, Medical Assistant
Shawna is a clinical medical assistant, she is involved in every doctor’s practice.She went to San Jacinto College where she received her Phlebotomy License and her Registered Medical Assistant License. She is also a Certified Cosmetic Injector. When not at work Shawna enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children, 3 dogs, cat, multiple livestock, and working on her ranch. Shawna is also very involved in charitable foundations such as Future Farmers of America, as well as multiple domestic violence shelters and non profits.
Jasmyn Saucedo, Medical Assistant
Jasmyn is one of our clinical Medical Assistants. She assists in all of the doctor’s clinics but works specifically with Dr. Joseph Baylan. Jasmyn loves being a part of the clinical team and enjoys getting to know all of her patients. Because of this, Jasmyn is now seeking a degree in nursing to further advance her patient care skills. When not at work Jasmyn loves to spend time with her two boys and husband.
Josseline Martinez, Clinical Photographer
Josseline is the Clinical Photographer for all the plastic surgeons at our practice. She graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Documentary Photography. Being a Houston, Texas native she was excited to move back home and get to meet and photograph our patients. Josseline always gets asked if she does photography outside of her job and the answer is – Yes! She is one of the lucky ones where her job and hobbies are intertwined. During her free time she enjoys photographing personal work that explores subjects such as femininity, identity, and travel.
Patient Care Coordinators
Cheryl Ciancio, Patient Care Coordinator – Rukmini Rednam, MD, FACS
Cheryl Ciancio is Dr. Rukmini Rednam’s Patient Care Coordinator. Cheryl moved to Houston, Texas to begin her career in plastic surgery, and has been a Patient Care Coordinator for almost 10 years. Cheryl’s favorite part about being a Patient Care Coordinator is connecting with the patients, and seeing them through their personal surgical journey from start to finish. Cheryl enjoys watching college football, working out, decorating her home, gardening and spending time with her handsome husband Brian, her two step children Molly and Liam, and her adorable fur baby Carol Ann.
Megean Creed, Patient Care Coordinator – Arjuna Kuperan, MD
Megean is the Patient Care Coordinator for Dr. Kuperan aka Dr.BreatheBetterNow of My Houston Surgeons. She was born and raised in Houston. She joined My Houston Surgeons in 2017 with the opening of The Woodlands location. She was a Registered Dental Assistant for 3 years prior to joining the MHS team. Megean has two precious daughters and enjoys spending time with her husband and watching him perform with his country band; Southern County Line.
Martina Wheatfall, Patient Care Coordinator – Sanaz Harirchian, MD
Martina Wheatfall is Dr. Sanaz Harirchian Patient Coordinator. She is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia; but has called Houston, Texas home for ten years. Martina has been a patient coordinator for almost ten years and loves everything about the plastics industry. In her spare time she enjoys reading, DIY projects, walks in the park and picnics with her husband Jonathan, little girl Sloan and their dachshund Astro.
Adrian Rojas, Patient Care Coordinator – Erika Sato, MD, FACS
Adrian Rojas is Dr. Erika Sato’s Patient Coordinator. Adrian has 18 years of experience in the medical field. She loves the world of Plastics and feels blessed to have found such an amazing home at MyHoustonSurgeons. It’s awesome to be able to work with such talented Doctors and be able to be a part of my patients surgical journey! Originally from Dallas, Adrian moved to Houston in 2006 and is very happy to call Houston home. In her spare time she loves spending time with her adorable daughter Addia, doing all things girly, spending time with friends and family and LOVES college football! Gig’em Ags
Amirah Foote, Cosmetic Patient Care Coordinator – Sean Boutros, MD, FACS
Amirah Foote is the cosmetic Patient Care Coordinator. She is a graduate from Georgia State University, and has been living in Houston, Texas since 2018. With over 5 years of experience as a coordinator, Amirah brings her expertise with both insurance and cosmetic procedures. Outside of work, Amirah enjoys trying new restaurants in her neighborhood and traveling. She also enjoys hanging out with her family and friends.
Bre’l Amos, Insurance Patient Care Coordinator
Bre’l Amos is the insurance patient care coordinator for Dr. Sean Boutros , Dr. Joseph Baylan, and Dr. Rukmini Rednam. She is a native Houstonian, and has had a passion for healthcare for over ten years. Bre’l graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Texas Southern University, and is blessed to be a part of the MHS Team. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with her family, friends, and loving her American Pitbull Moo Moo.
Loreen Wells, Patient Care Coordinator
Loreen is a patient care coordinator who enjoys educating patients and providing exceptional concierge service. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies and a masters in Curriculum and Instruction. In her spare time, Loreen enjoys lagree, spending time with family and traveling. Loreen is married to Marty and they have a college aged daughter and a newborn son.
Brittany Jerkins, Assistant Patient Care Coordinator/Social Media Coordinator
Brittany Jerkins is an Assistant Patient Care Coordinator/Social Media Coordinator for Dr. Sanaz Harirchian at the Spring Valley location of My Houston Surgeons. She was born and raised in the Houston area, where she enjoys living alongside her family and fur babies. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family/friends, taking her dogs to the park, and relaxing at home curled up in a blanket. Brittany also loves to travel and tries to take at least one trip a year if not more. Brittany is a very up-beat, positive person whose energy affects everyone she comes into contact with. She feels very lucky to be a part of such an amazing team and really looks forward to growing with the company!
Front Office Coordinators
Kelly Beliz, Front Office Coordinator
Kelly joined My Houston Surgeons in 2018 and is currently a Front Office Coordinator. She was born and raised in Houston where she attended the University of Houston. Her favorite part about working at MHS is the wonderful coworkers and amazing patients she has encountered. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband Ernesto along with their son Ernesto (the fourth) and daughter Emery. They also have two pets, Cooper their tri-colored Beagle dog and Belle their calico cat. Kelly loves Star Wars and going to baseball games to see her favorite sports team the Houston Astros.
Celeste De Leon, Front Office Coordinator
Celeste is one of our Front Desk Coordinators & joined MHS February of 2021! You might have spoken to her over the phone if you have called our office or may have seen her in person when checking in at our Houston location office. Celeste was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Celeste dreams of becoming a RN some day & is pursuing her dream by continuing her Education at San Jacinto College. In Celeste’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, & friends. Celeste also loves to travel, work out, go shopping, mud-riding, and loves crawfish season! Celeste truly cares and loves all our patients and always provides excellent customer service to all our patients to ensure every patient is satisfied with their check-in experience. Here are a couple words from Celeste, “ I feel very blessed to have crossed paths with My Houston Surgeons & become part of the practice. Our team of doctors & staff are truly AMAZING! What makes My Houston Surgeons special is that they absolutely care about each and every one of our patients to ensure that they are happy with not only their results but overall, their whole experience. I am very proud to be a part of My Houston Surgeons as we continue to grow and thrive!
Ashley Sharpen, Call Center Coordinator
If you have ever called the office I am sure you have talked to Ashley a time or two. Ashley joined My Houston Surgeons in November of 2021 as a Call Center Coordinator/Front Office Coordinator. Ashley is from small town Willis, Texas where she learned her love for a hometown feel. She spent her free time riding four-wheelers one day and taking the boat out on Lake Conroe the next. Ashley and her significant other have a 2 year old dalmatian, Ella. In Ashley’s spare time she enjoys taking Ella to bird watch, The Ohio State football, and going to Target.
Amanda Ogburn, Call Center Coordinator
Amanda joined our practice in 2022 as a call center coordinator/front office coordinator. She grew up in southwest Houston on five acres riding go-karts, horses and taking care of her many cats. Most of Amanda’s early working years were spent in the service industry and she prides herself on being able to talk to just about anyone. In her free time Amanda loves to go antiquing, getting lost in a good book, coffee in bulk and spending time with her two daughters.
Malaeh Sanchez, Office Assistant
Malaeh is a jack of all trades here at MHS and is the Office Assistant alongside Elizabeth Walton (HR). She grew up in the Houston/Pearland, TX area and is extremely active both in sports and music. Her love for music is strong as she has played violin in the orchestra for 12 years and regularly sings in her choir at church. Malaeh graduated in 2021 from Pearland High School and, even though she might be the youngest here at MHS, it certainly does not hold her back!
She spends her free time traveling with her boyfriend of 4 years, snuggling her new kitten – Pluto, and is always creating new amazing content for her socials. Her love for what she does here at MHS is apparent as she handles all of her duties efficiently and effectively. You can always see her lending a helping hand to others around the office ensuring everyone and everything is taken care of! She is an integral part of the family here at MHS and we cannot wait to watch her grow alongside the practice!
Leticia Sanchez, President – Spring Valley Billing
Leticia is a principled “powerhouse” of hard work and determination. This native-Houstonian is responsible for all financial matters at the practice, and has worked alongside Dr. Boutros for the last decade. Leticia has built her team to more than a dozen insurance verification specialists. Leticia explains her success, “Because of his extreme specialized skill, we have experience getting approvals from insurance carriers that know the results and outcomes he consistently delivers. As a patient; we advocate and fight for you.” she added. Letty enjoys accompanying Dr. Boutros and the entire My Houston Surgeons team on our annual surgical mission trips.
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