2023 Super Stars

Giovanna (Gigi) Castro-Plewa, Administrative Specialist, Pulmonary, is the epitome of an organized, hardworking individual who exemplifies tremendous potential. She is impeccable at keeping track of things and making sure everyone is on the same page.

Cisco Espinosa, Research Assistant, General Internal Medicine, is always front and center for programs and activities that are important to faculty, including Grand Rounds and conferences. It’s always impressive to see staff not only integrating themselves into their divisions, but also leading by example.

Diahann Everard, Practice Specialist, Hematology & Medical Oncology, is patient and dedicated to ensuring our clinic runs smoothly, particularly as our office goes through a transition. Diahann graciously took on this responsibility without complaint.

Souhila Hamlat, Medical Assistant, Pulmonary, is very pleasant and medically knowledgeable. During a time when the team was understaffed, Souhila served three to five providers at a time, managing vitals, scheduling Bronchoscopies, and more. The doctors were very pleased. She is an excellent and hard-working employee.

Tracy Preston-Brown, Account Administrator, Revenue Cycle, Hematology & Oncology, is an excellent colleague who has excelled in taking on a larger role in credentialing while also keeping up with her daily tasks. She maintains a stellar relationship with her coworkers, managers, senior leadership and all medical staff.

Melissa Rivera, Patient Coordinator, Endocrinology, always goes above and beyond to provide patients with exceptional care and support, always with a kind and compassionate demeanor. Even in the face of challenging patient cases, she remains calm and handles each situation with grace. Her performance exceeds expectations.

Nadine Sylvain, Accountant I, Administration, is always terrific, helpful, super-competent and friendly. She has been particularly helpful with the roll out of the new HR system. In short, Nadine is a bright star in the Department of Medicine’s constellation!

DeJonay Thomas, Senior Medical Secretary, Pulmonary, came to our office as a temporary worker and immediately impressed all of us with her dedication and work ethic. She was so amazing, leadership asked her to be a permanent member of our team. DeJonay brings inexhaustible joie de vivre that was missing from our office. We are lucky to have her.

Cheryl Watson-Haskell, Senior Patient Coordinator, Cardiology, is exceptional working with patients. A patient reported her efforts as "unforgettable," an experience "forever engraved" in the patient's mind and heart.

Kasey Woodin, Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary, is wonderful with patients, extremely caring, and always goes above and beyond. She is an asset to the division, patient, empathetic and knowledgeable. 

Daisy Yeung, Administrative Specialist, Pulmonary, is constantly thinking about solutions and improvements to processes. When she unsure of something, she doesn’t give up until she finds an answer. She is very efficient and a great role model for her peers.