The staff at Marina Plastic Surgery is welcoming and highly experienced. Our attending nurses — Maria and Patrice
— offer more than 30 years of combined service to the practice. They assist the doctors in pre- and post-operative care. Our anesthesiologists are certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and are trained and certified in advanced cardiac life support. Our patient coordinator, also offers a wealth of experience, and along with our other skilled staff, will help to organize every aspect of your visit. To request your consultation, go Inside Online for exclusive Web benefits, including the ability to request a FREE consultation at select times. Members of our staff are ready to help you and can share their own personal surgical experiences. You are truly in good hands with our staff.

Staff Profiles


Melissa Silva

Assistant to Practice Manager

Melissa has been in the Aesthetic Industry for over 15 years. She has a vast knowledge of cosmetic surgeries, non-surgical treatments and skin care products. She will ensure that all administrative details of your services are well handled. Above all, Melissa’s role is to offer personalized assistance to ensure that your Marina Experience is exceptional. She works alongside the Director as a trusted and valued extension, for all patient issues and customer service. Melissa is bilingual, and fluent in unsurpassable customer service. 🙂 In addition to her responsibilities as Charlie’s Assistant, Melissa brings a genuine enthusiasm to all aspects of her work, that our patients feel and deeply enjoy.


Erica Mayfield

Billing and Insurance Administrator

Erica assists all clients during the check-out process. Erica attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has been in the plastic surgery industry for over 10 years. She is here to ensure that you have had exceptional service and care, your purchases are completed, and that your next appointment is scheduled. Erica is usually the last friendly face you will see before you leave our office.


Maria Acevedo

Registered Nurse

Maria has been with Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Medical Corporation since 1989. Most of her time is spent with post-operative patients and patient education. She is also the Clinical Nurse coordinator for the FDA regulated clinical breast implant studies in our office. Maria has a Master’s Degree in Nursing from USC. She enjoys working with patients and directing them through a positive surgical experience as well as the many other services we provide.


Patrice Taylor

Registered Nurse

Patrice has been with Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Medical Corporation since 1995. She specializes in preoperative preparation of patients for surgery and postoperative care. She is a registered nurse with an associate in science degree. Having graduated from Bergen Community College in 1975, Patrice has enjoyed many different areas of medicine, but specifically loves the Plastic Surgery field.


Tami Greiner

Registered Nurse

Tami Greiner, R.N., joined Marina Plastic Surgery Associates in 2002. She LOVES working with patients and their families pre-and- postoperatively. She is a mother of twin boys who keep her busy when she is not in the office. Tami received her nursing degree from Santa Monica College, and also attended UCLA on a full athletic scholarship for swimming.


Jessica Palomares

Accounting Manager

Jessica has been with Marina Plastic Surgery since 2000. She serves as an insurance coordinator in the billing department and will graciously be your personal liaison for all insurance-related matters! Jessica is the key contact person at Marina Plastic Surgery for obtaining the maximum benefits from your insurance carrier.


Rachael Martinez

Master Medical Aesthetician, Body Contouring Technician, Certified Permanent Make Up Artist

Rachael Martinez works in our practice as a licensed Master Medical Aesthetician, Certified Permanent Make-Up Artist and Body Contouring Technician. Rachael is dedicated to improving patients’ overall appearance and thrives on making people feel more confident. Her extensive knowledge of skin care products and procedures will ensure you get the best treatment available in our industry. Rachael’s specialty is to craft a regimen that addresses individual needs and to assure her male and female patients leave with visible results.


Lindsey Poag

Patient Liaison, Patient Acquisition Manager, Assistant to Dr. Stevens

Lindsey has been in the Aesthetic Industry since 1999; and with our practice for 10 years. She brings an extensive background in cosmetic procedures, services and products. As a Patient Liaison, Lindsey will be there to answer any questions you may have before and after your procedure, ensuring that your experience at Marina Plastic Surgery is amazing!


Vanessa

Check-Out Administrator

Vanessa Gomez has been fascinated by the Beauty Industry since her early teens. She pursued her passion by attending a very prestigious make-up academy, where she was awarded top honors and ‘best-of-class. Vanessa was especially touched by seeing how her makeovers boosted self-confidence in her clients, and that was when she felt compelled to take her gift a step further, and entered the aesthetic surgery world. Here at Marina Plastic Surgery, Vanessa can now utilize her compassion and understanding as she assists clients in their Marina Experience. She will help you with the check-out process and to coordinate appointments. She welcomes you with her warm Rock-a-Billy style that embraces the romance and wholesomeness of the 50s, and her sincere personality matches her style and polished appearance.


Danna

Check-Out Associate

With her genuine welcoming personality Danna will assist you with your check-out-desk experience. With over 15 years of customer service, coupled with her gentle manner, you will feel welcomed from the moment you meet her, allowing your Marina Experience to be magical. In 2009 she studied at Everest, as well as UEI for her Pharmacy Tech License. Her insatiable eagerness to learn the aesthetics industry led her to become part of our Marina family. Her compassion to help others expanded when she became a Certified Hearing representative. We are happy to have her as part of our Marina team!


Jeanette

Medical Assistant

Jeanette Quintanilla is the Medical Assistant for our nurses and physicians. She has worked in the medical field for over four years and has a true passion for helping others. Jeanette especially enjoys the Plastic Surgery industry where her skills help both men and women with their pre-operative and post-operative care. She enjoys seeing the gratitude and satisfaction in patients as they undergo elective procedures, and finds it extremely rewarding to witness their new-found confidence. This proud mother of a young daughter takes pride in extending heartfelt patient care, as she knows firsthand how vital that can be to the decision making and recovery process. Jeanette’s goal is to make your time at Marina Plastic Surgery as comfortable as possible for clients and family-members alike.


Chrissy

Medical Records

Chrissy joined Marina Plastic Surgery with an innate desire to assist others. She plays a dynamic role in ensuring that all medical records are properly stored, and accessed as needed. Her position allows for a seamless process from the minute you walk in and first become a client, to years down the road, as a Patient-For-Life. Chrissy was educated as a Certified Medical Assistant and her positive and kind energy will give you the confidence that your records are in efficient and capable hands.

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