Cheryl Celaya

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.

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Savannah Martinez

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.

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Craig Lauritzen, CPA – Controller

Craig Lauritzen has worked as a CFO or Controller in the medical field for over 30 years in rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, long-term care, outpatient surgical centers, orthopedic practices, and surgical assistant staffing.  Craig is a graduate of Brigham Young University, has lived in Argentina for two years, and speaks fluent Spanish.  Craig and his wife, Pat, have resided in Pearland since 2000; they have three married sons, two of whom are CPAs, three daughters-in-law, and twelve grandchildren.  Craig enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, singing tenor, and telling dad and grandpa jokes.

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Clinical Team

Jana Haggard

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!

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Florella Ayala

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.

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Claire Frazier, BSN, RN – Sanaz Harirchian, MD

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!

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Sarah Tkatchuk, BSN, RN- Sean Boutros, MD, FACS

Sarah was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is Colombian and bilingual. She is a registered nurse and Texas Tech Alumni. Wreck ’em! She enjoys caring for patients and making them feel their best. Sarah is a newlywed and enjoys spending time with her husband and two pups. She is a dog mom to a 5 pound Miniature Pinscher Stella and growing Doberman Pinscher Duke. She enjoys running, exercising, self care and trying new restaurants. She loves being part of the team here at my Houston Surgeons.

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Lauren Findish, RN- Rukmini (Vinaya) Rednam, MD, FACS

Lauren has had a lifelong passion for helping others. As a registered nurse, she has been able to combine this passion with her desire to make a difference. She loves getting to know her patients and working with her team to ensure every patient is receiving the best care possible. When not working, or planning her wedding with her fiancé, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and traveling.

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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.

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OR Team

Kara McAfee

Kara McAfee, M.S., PA-C- Sean Boutros, MD, FACS

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.

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Erin Ho

Erin Ho, M.S., PA-C- Rukmini (Vinaya) Rednam, MD, FACS

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!

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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.

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Adriana Lusk, OR RN

Adriana works part time at My Houston Surgeons as a PACU/Operating Room nurse. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2018 and is currently enrolled in UTMB’s Nurse Practitioner program. Prior to joining the MHS team, Adriana worked in surgical care and step-down at Memorial Hermann. When she is not helping patients in the OR or studying, Adriana enjoys spending time with her husband and their two pups.

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Raven Brown, Certified Surgical Technologist

Raven hails from the beautiful sunflower state (Kansas) and has been a Houston resident since 2019. She is one of our beloved Surgical Technologists and has been in the field since 2013, starting in Labor and Delivery for approximately 3 years before entering into the lovely land of Plastics and has been there ever since. One of her favorite things about working here at My Houston Surgeons is all the diversity of surgeons and their talent and craftsmanship in their specialty; she truly enjoys assisting them and is grateful to be a part of such an amazing team. She also enjoys assisting with the minor procedures in which the patients are awake, as she enjoys conversing with them and getting to know them (although she states they are just as pleasant when they are asleep in the OR also). Outside of work, you can find Raven at the gym, out and about with her family, or on the football field; did we mention we have a semi-professional women’s tackle football player on our staff roster? She currently plays for the Houston Mamba’s 12 man league and also the Houston Phoenix Fire 8 man league as RB and WR. She has a beautiful little girl and three fur babies.

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Abbey McDaniel BSN, RN

Abbey works as a full-time nurse in our PreOp/OR/PACU setting. Her career began at Memorial Hermann – TMC where she worked in their Shock Trauma ICU and Orthopedic Trauma Units. She received her nursing degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, where she was also recruited to play collegiate volleyball. During her free time, she enjoys walks around the trails and trying new restaurants. Abbey is a devoted dog mom to her precious golden retriever/cocker spaniel named Charlie. One thing you may not know about Abbey is that she used to be a competitive figure skater for 9 years. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work alongside some of the most renowned Plastic Surgeons here at My Houston Surgeons.

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Medical Assistants

Yadira Tristan

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.

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Gladys Perez

Gladys Santoyo, Medical Assistant – Rukmini (Vinaya) Rednam, MD, FACS

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.

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Belén Baltazar-Estrada

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.

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Elysse Jackson, Medical Assistant – Berry Fairchild, MD

Elysse Jackson is a Clinically Certified Medical Assistant, at My Houston Surgeons. She serves all Physicians here in our clinic, working primarily with Dr. Berry Fairchild. Elysse was born in Atlanta, Georgia though spent most years living in Houston, Texas. She is currently a pre-nursing major, studying at the University of Houston, “Go Coogs!”. Outside of work, Elysse is a youth ministry leader in an organization called, YoungLife. She enjoys going to the gym, being outdoors, and trying new restaurants. She loves to spend time with family, friends, and her guard dog, “Cookie” a 15lb Chiweenie. Elysse feels blessed working a part of the My Houston Surgeons family.

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Crystal A., Medical Assistant – Shawn Allen, MD

Crystal has been a medical assistant for over 10 years. She has enjoyed being in the medical field, mostly because of the love she has for her patients and their wellbeing. She has worked with Dr. Allen for over 4 years as his medical assistant. She has enjoyed working for him as he has helped her further her role. Crystal will further her education to become a higher role in the medical field. She is a Mexican-Honduran who was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is truly blessed with an amazing, supportive family & group of close loved ones. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Crystal is a huge sports fan, loves to laugh, dance, travel, and overall is trying to live life to the fullest. “It’s an honor to be a part of this group, they are a wonderful team & have such extraordinary surgeons, thank you MHS!

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Celeste De Leon

Celeste De Leon, Medical Assistant

Celeste joined the My Houston Surgeons team in 2021. She started as a Front Office Coordinator and later became a Medical Assistant. Celeste has always had a passion to care for our patients, which is what drove her to pursue her dream of becoming a Medical Assistant. During her free time, Celeste enjoys going out with her family and friends, trying new restaurants, traveling, off-roading, dancing, and spending time with her husband and fur baby Chapo. Celeste feels blessed to have been given the opportunity of being part of the MHS team.

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Veronica Mondragon, Medical Assistant- Cassie Hartline, MD

Veronica Mondragon is a medical assistant born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is glad to be a part of this great city, community, and culture. Veronica takes pride and is passionate about being part of every patient’s cosmetic/reconstruction journey. Outside the office, you can find her with her husband and daughter baking (Veronica loves making people smile with her sweets). Even with a busy work week, she always has time to be involved in her home church. Veronica is excited and grateful to be part of this team and its future success and growth.

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Sused Silva, Medical Assistant- Joseph Baylan, MD

Sused joined My Houston Surgeons as a medical assistant. She was born and raised in Houston and is a proud Texan. She attended the University of St. Thomas where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She has been in the medical field since 2017 and has gained extensive experience in various roles. She recently changed her career path and is planning to be a nurse! On her time off, she enjoys weightlifting, exploring new places with her loved ones, and trying new cooking/baking recipes. She is excited to be part of the MHS team and eager to see what the future holds!

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Patient Care Coordinators

Cheryl Lynn Ciancio

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.

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Martina Wheatfall

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.

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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

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Amirah Foote

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.

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Alexis Pendleton, Patient Care Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator – Sean Boutros, MD, FACS

Alexis joined MHS in September of 2022. In her free time, she enjoys settling down with a good book, working out, traveling and learning new things. Her favorite part of working for MHS is the sense of community and the genuine care that is shown for all of MHS patients.

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Brittany Jerkins, Patient Care Coordinator- Cassie Hartline, MD

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!

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Maria Wisniewski, Patient Care Coordinator

Maria Wisniewski has over 16 years in the medical field in dermatology, plastic surgery, and urology; she has 12 years of experience in plastic surgery. She has a passion for working with patients and achieving their goals. Outside of work, Maria enjoys going out with her friends trying new restaurants, spending time with her fur baby, and also enjoys going out dancing.

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Candice Wilkes-Richardson

Candace Wilkes- Richardson, Patient Care Coordinator- Rukmini (Vinaya) Rednam, MD, FACS

Candace was born and raised in Houston, TX as the youngest of four girls. She married the love of her life, Isaac, in February of 2014 and hase gone on to share two beautiful children together. Her medical career started in 2014 as a certified medical assistant. Soon after she expanded her medical background by working the front desk, verifying insurance, and scheduling surgery. She has truly earned and takes pride in her title now as Patient Care Coordinator. She has been a part of Plastics and Aesthetics since 2018 and plans to broaden her knowledge and expertise under Dr. Rednam. Candace enjoys spending time with family and vacationing. She is excited to be a part of this team and cannot wait to assist patients in every aspect possible.

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Alondra Mendez, Patient Care Coordinator- Arjuna Kuperan, MD

Alondra is the Patient Care Coordinator for Dr. Arjuna Kuperan, board-certified ENT at My Houston Surgeons. She feels blessed to have joined a team of professionals who focus on delivering top-notch care for their patients. She brings 12 years of medical field experience in ENT, Urgent Care, and Family Planning settings. She enjoys educating herself on different cultures through travel. Outside of work, Alondra is trying out new coffee shops and restaurants in the Houston area or planning her next travel adventure.

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Front Office Coordinators


Amanda Agburn, Front Office 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.

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Katalina Arriola, Front Office Coordinator

Katalina is a front office coordinator at MHS. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Katalina is currently working full time as well as going to school full time, taking night classes at San Jacinto Community College.

She hopes to become a neonatal nurse after graduating nursing school. In her free time she enjoys weightlifting and is working on transitioning into a competitive league for weightlifters.

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Saran Nunn, Front Office Coordinator

Sarah was born and raised in Houston where she attended the University of Houston and will always call Houston her home. She has been working in the plastic surgery field for over 4 years and wants to continue growing within the healthcare industry. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.


Shayna Hodge, Front Office Coordinator

Shayna serves as a front office coordinator at My Houston Surgeons. Originally from New Jersey, she relocated to Texas in 2018. Currently, she is completing her degree in communications and human resources at the University of Houston. Shayna enjoys exploring local coffee shops and reading romance novels. During her spare time, she cuddles with her dogs, attends workout classes, and watches shows like ‘New Girl’ and ‘Schitt’s Creek.’ She looks forward to being a part of the team

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Mireya Mendoza, Front Office Coordinator

Mireya is a front office coordinator at My Houston Surgeons. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Mireya is currently attending school to expand her knowledge in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, spending time with family, and cooking.

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Kim Ortiz, EMN Biller / ABC

Kim joined My Houston Surgeons in June 2022 as the Cosmetic Billing Coordinator and Auditor. She has over 20 years experience in healthcare billing and administrative roles. Kimberly was born in Houston but relocated to Clearwater, FL at a young age, where she currently resides with her husband, Justin and dog, Luci. In her free time, she loves to travel the world. She enjoys watching football and Formula 1. She feels lucky and honored to be a part of such an amazing team!

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Malaeh Sanchez, Office Assistant

Malaeh is a jack of all trades here at MHS and is the Office Assistant alongside Elizabeth Mire (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!

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Letty Sanchez

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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