Meet Our Team
Get to Know Your Transformation Team in Westfield, NJ
RAQUEL PARADA, MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Raqui has more than 20 years of experience as a medical professional and has worked extensively in the pediatric ward, as well as the emergency room, throughout her career. As an esthetician, Raqui has a gift for connecting through beauty and cosmetics. She takes pride in her work as a tattoo/permanent makeup artist licensed by the State of New Jersey, using her skills to empower individuals and to help to reveal their inner confidence. She received special training on scalp micropigmentation from one of the best professionals in the country. Raquel is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. She has excellent organizational skills in the workplace and is a perfectionist who strives to ensure operational efficiency. She enjoys cooking and cleaning in her spare time and loves to listen to music and dance. She also has a passion for health and wellness and has spent time working as a certified trainer. Raqui has an enthusiasm for helping others and believes that feeling good about your appearance plays a big role in self-esteem, confidence, and overall well-being.
Patricia Burnett, RN, BSN, Practice Manager"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."—Joseph Campbell
Combining her extensive nursing experience with a sincere desire to care for others, Patricia has created the welcoming, nurturing, and patient-focused environment for which Burnett Plastic Surgery is known. She has worked in many different areas of nursing, most recently in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, which handled a variety of plastic surgery cases, from breast implants to rhinoplasty. Patricia spent many years at NYU Tisch (now NYU Langone) Medical Center as a senior nurse clinician in their adult surgical, open heart, and medical ICUs. She also enjoyed working as an investigator for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, assisting the risk management department at Mount Sinai.
LIZ, PATIENT COORDINATOR
Liz has been our Patient Service Manager for the past 4 years. She has acquired a real knowledge for the pulse of the office from interacting with the patients on the phone and during their office visits. She has formed a bond with them and enjoys seeing their transformation.
Given that she has a true concern and compassion for others; it was a natural progression that she advanced into the position of Patient Coordinator. Liz guides patients through their surgical journey so that they are comfortable throughout the process. From the first initial phone call to booking their surgery and addressing their concerns, her warm and calming demeanor allows patients to feel at ease. She is proud to support Dr. Burnett in changing people's lives and is grateful to work with a man who is such a visionary in the field of plastic surgery and who genuinely cares for his patients and their outcomes.
Before joining the practice, Liz was the President and co-owner of Wish upon a Cake, a specialty gift business in Westfield, NJ. She also was the Assistant Purchasing Director at Parson Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas a civil engineering company in New York City. She was responsible for all corporate purchases and provided employee services for the company.
Liz is an aspiring artist who has a passion for the arts, and in her spare time she enjoys going to museums and surrounding herself with creative artistry. Consequently, she has a love of cooking, a flair for decorating, gardening and an eye for aesthetics.
Mukta Rane, RN, BSN, Nurse Injector
Mukta Rane RN, BSN is a nurse injector at Burnett Plastic Surgery. Upon graduating from Syracuse University, she found herself in the trenches of the dotcom boom in New York City. She worked on various online advertising campaigns for high profile companies during her stint as a marketing project manager. Although exciting and gratifying, Mukta decided she wanted to handle new challenges affecting healthcare and decided to return back to school, receiving her baccalaureate in Nursing from The College of New Jersey. Mukta has held various leadership roles in nursing; but her enthusiasm and eagerness to delve into the ever-expanding field of aesthetics, science and medicine never wavered. Her passion for beauty, perfectionism, precision and personalized attention to detail is what brought her to Burnett Plastic Surgery.
Jessica Arredondo, Medical Receptionist
Jessica spent many years in the Orthodontic field before taking a change in career paths and was lucky enough to be able to join the Burnett Plastic Surgery team in November of 2021. This is her first time in the Plastics field, and she says she fell in love with every aspect of her job. On top of being able to connect with all of the patients, she loves watching them on their journey to loving themselves more with the outcome of their procedure(s).
In her free time Jessica is doing mom things with her two daughters Sophia & Sydney. Everyone who knows her knows about her obsession with all things Starbucks. She spends time hunting for Starbucks tumblers with her friends, and people are often surprised to see how large her collection has grown. Jessica is all about positivity & growth, and looks forward to the future with Burnett Plastic Surgery.
Gianna Martin, Remote Consultant
Gianna is extremely excited to be a part of Burnett Plastic Surgery as a remote consultant! She has years of experience in the medical field as both an intake and pediatric coordinator. This is her first time working in a plastic surgery office she loves seeing the breathtaking results of the patients! As a remote consultant, she assists with scheduling surgical consultations through screening calls. During the call, she tries to provide a sense of comfort when listening to concerns and answering questions. She's here to help you start your journey!
Gianna’s life outside of the office is very busy. She has three active boys, Isaiah, Elijah, and TJ. They enjoy going to the movies, to the beach, watching Disney+, and spending time in NYC! During her alone time, Gianna likes to go to the spa, get her nails done, spend time with friends, and watch old (black and white) movies. Also, she loves Starbucks. Her go-to- order is white chocolate mochas with no whip (hot and iced)!