Meet the StaffStacy Honore'-McGill is our clinical research coordinator. After completing an externship and certification at Eastern College of Health Vocations, Stacy began working with Dr. Lupo in 1998 as her medical assistant. Since then, she has gained an enormous amount of knowledge and skill in the field of dermatology from billing to patient services. Working for Dr. Lupo has afforded Stacy the opportunity to become certified on numerous laser treatments and procedures. She also holds certifications with IATA and ICH for clinical trial compliance. Stacy enjoys coordinating our clinical trials to learn about the innovative products available on the market as well as to meet new people. She calls herself a “gym mom” as she devotes much of her downtime to helping her daughter pursue her gymnastics career. Kristi Catoire is our laser technician and has worked here for more than 13 years. She continues to receive training and certification on all of the devices available at the Lupo Center. In addition to performing laser treatments, Kristi also has experience with patient check-in and check-out as well as billing. Kristi enjoys working with patients through their laser treatments in order to achieve optimal results. In her downtime, Kristi loves spending time with her family, friends and her two boxers, Rocco and Apollo.
Brittany Jacob is our licensed esthetician and lead medical assistant to Dr. Lupo. Brittany began working at the Lupo Center in 2006 as a front desk receptionist and later left to pursue her career in Esthiology at the Aveda Institute New Orleans. Upon returning to the Lupo Center in 2008, Brittany's duties include assisting Dr. Lupo and skin care coordinator as well as performing facials, chemical peels and laser treatments. Brittany loves working in dermatology and enjoys educating patients on pre- and post-treatment regimens in order to give them beautiful, younger-looking skin. In her downtime, Brittany likes to shop and spend time with family and friends. Celeste Albaral is our cosmetic coordinator, and she is also trained and certified to perform laser treatments. As our cosmetic coordinator, Celeste works closely with our cosmetic patients to help them achieve optimal results during their treatments. Celeste began working at the Lupo Center in 1996, while also attending Holy Cross College where she received an associate degree in medical assisting. During her career at the Lupo Center, Celeste has worked as a receptionist, study coordinator and Dr. Lupo’s medical assistant. After a family move to Alabama in 2008, she continued to work in the field of dermatology with a focus on cosmetics, chemical peels and lasers. When the opportunity arose for Celeste to join the Lupo Center again in 2013, she gladly accepted. In her downtime, Celeste spends her time with family and friends. Darvanika Thomas primarily works as Dr. Holcomb's medical assistant. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2010 with a B.A. in Biology and received her laboratory assistant license in 2011. Following her time at Xavier, she worked for a podiatry office as a medical assistant and also preformed venipunctures. Since joining the Lupo Center, Darvanika has become fascinated by all of the different ways to treat the skin in order to produce the most wanted outcome for patients. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. Thais Chanove is our office administrator who joined the practice in 2003 with more than 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her previous work at the Omega Institute of Health and Omega Hospital is where she met and worked with Dr. Lupo, which eventually led to her position with the Lupo Center. Thais is responsible for overseeing the total operations of the practice including financial, billing, electronic medical records, personnel and staffing as well as ensuring patient satisfaction. She always welcomes a challenge. Thais enjoys spending her downtime with her husband and three children. She has a passion for interior decorating, event planning and do-it-yourself projects. Abby Lupo is our patient services coordinator where she oversees all patient communications, marketing and events. Before joining the Lupo Center in 2012, Abby worked for more than five years in marketing and public relations. Through research and working with the doctors and staff at the Lupo Center, Abby has found an appreciation for the field of dermatology and how it can improve people’s lives both physically and emotionally. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling to new places.