Meet Our Team
Parker Center in Paramus, New Jersey
We invite you to get to know our Parker Center patient care & operating room staff. Each member of our team plays an essential role in making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
Angela Parisi, R.N., Nurse Coordinator & Nurse Injector
Angela has been with The Parker Center for 25 years. She has been a RN for 30 years. Her experience as an OR nurse lends to her expertise in educating and preparing our patients for their surgical experience. With specialized training and a demonstrated talent for achieving beautiful results, Angela is also our nurse injector for Botox and wrinkle fillers at the Parker Center. What makes the Parker Center so special to Angela is the privilege to work with an excellent physician who is devoted to taking the best care of his patients and staff alike. “We have an excellent team here at the Parker Center who all share in one common goal, which is to take the best care of our patients. We treat every patient as if they were one of our family members.”
“I want to thank you and your staff for making my procedure a very positive experience. Everyone in your office handles him or herself with professionalism and has a very kind and gentle manner. I am so thrilled with my results – you have given me back my confidence!”
—Plastic Surgery Patient
Dr. Richard Clarkin, Anesthesiologist
Dr. Clarkin is the Director of Anesthesia at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. He and his colleagues have administered anesthesia at the Parker Center on a daily basis for over 28 years. This well-trained group of board certified anesthesiologists also provides anesthesia services at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffren, NY. Over the years, Dr. Clarkin and his colleagues have developed a close working relationship with Dr. Parker and his staff. This extensive collaboration enables them to clearly understand and fulfill the unique needs and expectations of Dr. Parkers patients and to meet the high standards for patients which Dr. Parker has set at his Center.
Laura Brown, Surgical Scheduling Coordinator
This February marked Laura’s 28th year working with Dr. Parker. That speaks of her confidence in his ability as a fine surgeon as well as an employer. Many things have changed since 1988, both outside and within our practice. However, one thing has remained the same- our dedication to providing quality care for our patients. Although much of what Laura does is “behind the scenes”, She works diligently every day to make sure that your surgery is as seamless as possible and that the overall experience you have at the Parker Center is pleasant. What makes the Parker Center special to Laura is our commitment to quality professional services in helping patients look and feel the best they can.
“Everyone, I mean everyone, at the Parker Center is wonderful. Your staff is always, caring, friendly, and knowledgeable.”
—Plastic Surgery Patient
Janet Franceschi, Patient Coordinator
As patient coordinator, Janet sets up appointments for patients interested in cosmetic procedures and handles the details of their surgical experience. A member of the Parker Center team for the past 10 years, Janet has also served as our office manager. It gives her great satisfaction in knowing that she plays a part in having the center run smoothly, effectively, and ultimately providing an enjoyable experience for our patients. What makes the Parker Center a special place for Janet is working with a caring and professional team whose main purpose is patient satisfaction.
“Thank you for providing me with such wonderful care and attention prior to, and throughout my surgery. I was nervous about staying overnight and your staff put me at ease. You made me feel special, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results!”
—Plastic Surgery Patient
Liz Kobb, Digital Imaging Consultant
Liz has been with the Parker Center for 12 years. Her favorite part of her job is communicating with the patients and showing them the possible outcome of their surgery through computer imaging and sizing sessions. What makes the Parker Center so special for Liz is the staff and the special care we take with our patients.
Liz has been doing computer imaging for twenty years and really enjoys her job. She has many presentations she can show you for all of the procedures we do here at the Parker Center. Liz has worked for Canfield Scientific training other plastic surgeons and their staff on how to use the Mirror Software that we use in our office.
Rosa Ordaz, Medical Assistant
Rosa joined The Parker Center in June of 2014. She is a certified medical assistant and is experienced in all aspects of medical assisting.
Rosa is furthering her education by pursuing a nursing degree and continues to learn new things every day.
Lauren is our medi-spa coordinator and has been with the Parker Center for almost 4 years. She has worked in the hospitality field for several years prior to joining the Parker Center. She is the first friendly voice you will hear on the phone when booking your appointment at our medi-spa. Her experience and knowledge is very evident in her welcoming and warm disposition as the Center’s first point of contact. What makes the Parker Center so special to Lauren is working alongside an amazing staff that is knowledgeable, kind and compassionate. She especially loves seeing patients excited and thrilled with their results. Lauren attended Bergen Community college and Parisian Beauty Academy.
Tara is a registered nurse and has been with the Parker Center for 11 years. She has experience caring for our patients before, during and after surgery. In addition, she is a nurse injector. She takes pleasure in working together with her patients to achieve natural looking results utilizing our non-surgical treatments and injectables. Whether it be a surgical or non-surgical patient, Tara enjoys providing them with the most positive experience possible.
Alexa has been with the Parker Center for 2 years. She is an experienced surgical technician with 7 years experience. She graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital Surgical technician program. Alexa is an integral part of the surgical team. She is Dr. Parker’s assistant for all surgeries and she is adored by all who meet her. Her reassuring eyes are very comforting to our patients when they walk into our operating room. She will immediately put them at ease with her calming personality. What makes the Parker Center so special is the wonderful people she meets every day, and the tremendous impact Dr. Parker makes on the self esteem of his patients.
Roberta DeAndrade – RN, Director of Nursing
Roberta came to Parker Center in September 2015 as a per diem nurse and was promoted to Full time Director of Nursing in May 2016. Roberta received her Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State University and her nursing degree from UMDNJ. Roberta is an integral part of the leadership team responsible for the clinical operational management of our operating room. She started her career as a Surgical Coordinator and has continued to work in the healthcare industry for the past 20 years. As a patient advocate, Roberta practices with compassion, cultural sensitivity and is evidence-based and outcomes oriented. She continues to work per diem as an emergency room nurse at Hackensack UMC Pascack Valley where she is part of a growing team that strives to achieve exceptional patient centered care and experience. Roberta is a member of AORN, Emergency Nurses Association and the NJ Nurses Association.
Raquel DeAndrade – RN, BSN
Raquel is one of the new registered nurses at the Parker Center. Raquel has a BSN from Seton Hall University and has been a nurse for 3 years. She joined The Parker Center in May 2016 and has quickly taken on many responsibilities from assisting Dr. Parker in the operating room at times, to recovering patients, to monitoring infection control and safety practices. Raquel has previously worked, and still continues per diem, at Trinitas Wound Care Center where she has acquired a vast knowledge base in infection prevention as well as patient care, in an outpatient setting. Raquel also has a long history of working in the medical field as a veterinary nurse in the Operating Room for over 10 years. Her laughter and joking manner echoes through the halls, and she has a terrific rapport with all of our clients. She is a member of AORN as well as NJ Nurses Association, and she has become a fundamental part of our team.
MaryEllen Jurgensen, a graduate of Montclair State University, joined Parker Center for Plastic Surgery in June of 2016. As practice Administrator, MaryEllen leads our team of dedicated staff and is responsible for the day to day operational management of the practice. MaryEllen has extensive experience working in the healthcare sector for over 20 years. Her passion for patient advocacy and healthcare delivery solutions led her to become a part of a healthcare legislative advocacy committee and was given the opportunity of meeting with several NJ legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss various issues affecting the current state of the USA healthcare system. MaryEllen is honored to be a part of the Parker Center’s goals to lead patients down a path to healthier living, an uplifted self-image and improved quality of life by utilizing a comprehensive range of services.