Meet the Team

Vein Specialists staff feels more like a family with a very personal approach to their patients and they strive to make patients feel as comfortable as possible during their office visits. Patients are the main focus of their attention and every possible consideration is extended to patients to expedite their initial consult, diagnostic ultrasound and eventual definitive treatment. Dr. Magnant and Dr. Nero’s approach is to educate their patients about venous insufficiency in general and to relate this information to the specific ultrasound findings of each individual patient.

Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI

Vein Specialists Founder & CEO

Dr. Joseph Magnant, owner and founder of Vein Specialists, earned his Doctorate in Medicine and performed his General Surgery internship and residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his Vascular Surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire and is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery.

Patrick Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI

Surgeon & Vein Expert

Dr. Patrick Nero is board certified in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the American College of Phlebology. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his residency at the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program in Arizona. Prior to joining Vein Specialists, Dr. Nero practiced with the Sisters of Saint Mary (SSM) Health System in St. Louis.

Nurse Practitioners

Sharon Spoede, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Jill Tanner, MSN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Ultrasound Team

Brian Sapp, RVT, RPhS

Technical Director

Chelsea Bastin, RVS

Lead Sonographer

Rachel Tornatore, RVT


Christine Figueroa, RVS


Sandy Simpson, RVS


Nicole Enyart, RVT

Lead Sonographer

Clinical Team

Carolina Humphries

Clinical Supervisor

Michele Cain

Medical Assistant

Danielle Peretti

Medical Assistant

Renee Bramer

Medical Assistant

Julianne Nesselroade

Registered Nurse

Ashley Beltran

Medical Assistant

Liz Eng

Medical Assistant

Melissa Dwyer

Medical Assistant

Patient Support

Karen Hubener

Patient Support Supervisor

Alba Deleon

Patient Support Representative

Nadine Nero

Patient Support Representative

Nicole Vejvoda

Patient Support Representative

Camille Carver

Patient Support Representative

Administrative Staff

Michelle Ciuffetelli

Practice Administrator

Laura Shue

Business Manager

Wendy Zarozny

Billing Manager

Melissa Koszesza

Physician Liaison

Alicia Bird

Community Outreach Coordinator

Chris Mosteiro

IT Systems Administrator

Linda Farber


Annette Freese

Medical Billing