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Meet Our Talented Professionals

Meet the Team!


Carina Curé Nelson

Board-certified Physician Assistant

Carina Curé Nelson is a board-certified Physician Assistant who is committed to providing compassionate patient-centered care at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery. She is originally from San Diego, CA and moved to the Houston-area in 2010 to teach fourth grade for HISD.  Carina decided to pursue a career in medicine and completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at UTMB in 2017. Carina not only provides guidance and support for patients in the clinic setting, she also assists Dr. Ellsworth in the operating room and takes care of patients in the hospital. She strives to provide an outstanding patient experience to assist patients during their surgical journey.


Lara Bolinder

Board certified PA-C

Lara Bolinder is a certified physician assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Harding University (Arkansas) in 2020. Prior to joining Ellsworth Plastic Surgery, Lara was a practicing PA in general surgery.

Lara was born and raised on the island of O’ahu but now considers Texas her home. She is honored to be caring for Dr. Ellsworth’s patients and strives to make every patient feel heard.

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Kelsi Holland, PA-C

Board certified PA-C

Kelsi Holland obtained her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2018.  Kelsi has gained experience in multiple surgical subspecialties including cardiac and thoracic surgery, general surgery, and plastic surgery.  She is board certified through the NCCPA and received her certification for neurotoxins and fillers in 2020.

Kelsi is a wonderful addition to our practice and is eager to meet and care for your medical and aesthetic needs.


Joan McKinney

Clinic Coordinator

Joan McKinney is a healthcare professional with over 16 years of experience in specialties such as OB/GYN, Pain Management, and Neurosurgery. As a Clinic Coordinator, Joan assists in recording medical history, surgery scheduling, and providing necessary treatment information. She is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and handles her job with careful attention. Joan is also actively involved in her community by volunteering and partnering with local organizations for various community initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, wine tasting, and candle making.

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Veronica Rodriguez

Revenue Cycle Liaison

Veronica is an experienced billing specialist with a proven track record in managing the financial aspects of plastic surgery practices.  She is detail-oriented and adept at navigating complex reconstructive and cosmetic insurance issues for our patients.  Her expertise is in medical billing and coding, insurance claims processing, and revenue cycle management.  She derives immense satisfaction from assisting others, demonstrating a genuine passion for providing support and guidance with billing and insurance processes.  If you have any insurance or billing-related questions, Veronica is here to help!


Thamar Cazil

Senior Patient Service Representative

Thamar brings her work experience from HCA here in Texas and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  She joined our practice just over two years ago and has demonstrated exceptional efficiency, compassion, supportiveness, and approachability that puts patients at ease, making their experience notably comfortable. Thamar manages front desk operations, schedules appointments, and provides exceptional patient care, specializing in the dynamic environment of plastic surgery.  With a commitment to creating a welcoming atmosphere, Thamar focuses on building connections with patients, ensuring a supportive and seamless experience throughout their plastic surgery journey.

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Lidya Vazquez

Senior Patient Service Representative

Lidya Vazquez is a seasoned Senior Patient Service Representative with over eight years of dedicated experience in the medical field, now venturing into plastic surgery.  Formerly contributing her expertise to Texas Children’s Hospital, Lidya brings a wealth of knowledge to the front desk, facilitating seamless check-ins and check-outs, handling phone inquiries, and providing essential administrative support. Beyond administrative tasks, Lidya welcomes everyone with a big smile and is committed to forging meaningful connections with patients and guiding them through their journey with compassion and support.


Andrea Berber

Senior Patient Service Representative

Andrea is our newest team member, a dedicated professional recently joining our Senior Patient Service Representative team.  Hailing from Texas Children’s Hospital, she brings a wealth of experience in healthcare to her role, now channeling her enthusiasm into the world of plastic surgery.  Proficient in scheduling appointments and ensuring smooth day-to-day operations, Andrea is poised to impact our patients’ experiences positively.  Eager and excited about her new position, Andrea embodies the spirit of learning and growth as she navigates the unique landscape of plastic surgery care.

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Robin King

Senior Practice Manager

Welcome to my corner of the healthcare world.  I am a dedicated Senior Practice Manager with an unwavering passion for healthcare spanning four decades.  With 17 years devoted to managing academic and private practices for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons, I bring a wealth of experience to the table.

My journey is fueled by a strong commitment to those facing the challenges of breast cancer and individuals seeking confidence in their physical appearance.  It’s not just about the procedures; it’s about providing exceptional care, steadfast support, and genuine understanding.

In my role, managing the practice goes beyond administrative tasks-it’s a commitment to fostering an environment where patients feel heard, supported and cared for.  Join me in a space where healthcare meets compassion and let’s embark on a journey towards confidence and well-being together.  If you need any help navigating your healthcare journey, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

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