Meet The My Houston Surgeons Team
Amy Hoffman, Practice Administrator
Cathy Meredith, RN, NP, MBA (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 for 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 has been married to Edward Luedtke who owns Divetech scuba here in Houston since 2005. 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.
Leticia Sanchez, Insurance
Kara Mcafee, M.S., PA-C
Kara was born and raised in New Boston, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her masters degree in PA studies at Baylor College of Medicine. She has worked as a physician assistant for twelve years now in various specialties, with six of those years in reconstructive plastic surgery. She has loved working with the patients and physicians at MHS for the last 3 years and especially enjoys her time spent helping breast cancer patients in their walks to full recovery. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing tennis, snow skiing, and reading.
Katie Hoffman, Clinical Manager, RN, BSN
Katie Hoffman, B.S.N., R.N. is the most senior nurse at My Houston Surgeons. She is from the small town of Nada, Texas where her father is a rice farmer. She’s a country girl that enjoys hunting/fishing and being outdoors. Katie prides herself on being able to provide compassion and understanding that exudes through her patient care.
Stephanie Cooper, Patient Care / Surgery Coordinator
Morgan Webster, Patient Care / Surgery Coordinator
Amanda Mancuso, Patient Care / Surgery Coordinator
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 and lives nearby in Southwest Houston. Jana has one yellow lab and their first baby on the way. 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!
Annie Galvin, RN
Annie, R.N., joined MHS in 2016. She is Houston born and raised and received her BSN degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has explored many different areas of medicine but specifically, enjoys the Plastic Surgery field. Annie loves working with patients and their families pre – and – postoperatively, ensuring that all involved have a positive surgical experience.
Maegan Bolten, RN
Maegan Bolten was born and raised in Sealy, TX. She attended Blinn college and earned an Associates Degree in Biology. She went on to attend Wharton County Junior College graduating in 2016 with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She has been a part of the MHS team since January 2017 and has loved every minute of it. She recently moved to Katy, but will always stay a country girl at heart. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and helping her parents take care of their land and cattle at their ranch in Sealy.
Destiny Thompson, CSFA, CST, CRCST
Destiny Thompson is a first assist who has been in the medical field for 8 years. She started out working at a level 1 trauma center here in Houston where she gained specialized training in 12 different surgical specialties including plastics, neuro, robotics, & trauma. Destiny grew up in the small town of Colmesneil two hours outside of Houston. She loves traveling every chance she gets, and has been on multiple surgical mission trips to India and Guatemala. Destiny is actively involved in numerous organizations to help further the field of surgical assisting as well as helping develop an organization to combat homelessness here in Houston. She is very passionate about our patients and the difference we make in their lives through surgery.
Laurie Carraway, Medical Assistant
Laurie is a native Houstonian that has always been passionate about helping others. In high school she realized her true calling was in the medical field. At age 19 she attended Texas School for Medical and Dental Careers gratuating with a degree as a Medical Assistant. After 15 years in family medicine, she found her true passion was Otolaryngology. She has been an Otolaryngology Medical Assistant for 13 ½ years. She has also recently expanded her knowledge into Facial Plastics. “Patients are coming for our physician’s expertise from around the globe. We work with patients, their families, their embassies; we’re very comfortable caring for international patients. I’m a proud member of the MHS Team.”
Jacqueline Makovy, Medical Assistant
Jacqueline joined MHS in 2016 and works in our practice as a Medical Assistant. She grew up right outside Houston and attended Auburn University where she earned her BS in Biology. Jacqueline is passionate about assisting patients in their journey before and after surgery. She helps to ensure that every patient and their family members have a great experience.
Monica Mota, Medical Assistant
Monica Mota is a medical assistant with four years of experience in the medical field. She was born and raised in Houston, where she enjoys living with her husband and two sons. When she’s not working she likes to spend time with her family. She graduated from Milby High School and continued her studies at Sanford Brown College. She’s a friendly person who genuinely loves people. She has grown to love and enjoy the world of plastic surgery because she can watch how it positively impacts patient lives. As a medical assistant she is able to interact with people from all different backgrounds and fulfill her desire to serve people with compassion.
Rachel Reyes, Medical Assistant
Rachel Reyes has a passion for the medical field, and plastic surgery in particular. This California native began her medical assisting career at Bryman College and expanded her education studying ultrasound at Kaplan College in north Hollywood, CA. She moved to Houston 6 years ago and has since joined the MHS team. “I want to learn everything I can. We have excellent surgeon specialists who treat patients like their own family. We’re all encouraged to do the same.”
Sheneria Taylor, Social Media / Marketing Liaison
Sheneria was born and raised in Houston, TX. She received her BA of Arts in Communications with a focus on Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Human Performance from Houston’s very own Texas Southern University. She comes to us as the Social Media/ Marketing Liason. She has hosted and planned numerous events around Houston, and is also a professional photographer and make-up artist with published work. She has always been very creative so being able to channel that into a company like My Houston Surgeons is a reward within itself. Her spare time is spent with her two daughters, other family and friends.
Crystal Gardiner, Medical Assistant, The Woodlands
Crystal joined MHS last year 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.
Megean Creed, Front Office Coordinator, The Woodlands Office
Megean is the front office coordinator for The Woodlands office 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.
Samantha Orta, Front Office Coordinator (Houston)
Samantha is grateful to be a part of the MHS team. She was born and raised in Houston, TX, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a Minor in Psychology. Samantha is passionate about helping patients receive the best customer service possible and one day hopes to continue furthering her education in the medical field. In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with her family, friends, and fur baby named Cooper.