The Beltline Health Staff Would Like To Extend A Warm Welcome
Congratulations on making your first step to a healthier life! The Beltline Health staff would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family and thank you for the opportunity to share with you some vital information regarding weight loss surgery and our team.
Meet Our Doctors
Meet Our Team
Diana Wong, Chief Operating Officer
Focusing on a positive weight loss journey for all of Beltline Health’s patients, Diana is a leader that is not afraid to jump into any part of the Practice to ensure patients receive the care and compassion they deserve. After hours you will find Diana spending quality time with those closest to her, usually at the newest restaurant in Atlanta. So when you next see her, ask her for a restaurant recommendation!
Lindsay Anderson, Vice President of Operations
With over a decade of experience in practice management, Lindsay has come to learn that success is all about the people. Her goal is to make everyone’s experience here at Beltline Health the absolute best it can be. She believes that when you have a happy and motivated team, everything else just falls into place.
When she is not working, she enjoys playing tennis and practicing yoga to keep herself physically and mentally fit. She’s an avid reader and always on the lookout for a new book to dive into.
Michelle Ledford, Nurse Practitioner
Michelled Ledford, NP joined the Beltline family in 2018. Prior to becoming an Family Nurse Practitioner, she worked at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital as a cardiac nurse for seven years. She started out seeing a majority of Beltline’s patients post bariatric surgery and saw how bariatric surgery changed the lives of many patients for the better. Being that she is not a surgeon, Michelle wanted to be able to offer other treatments for obesity and obtained her obesity medicine certification in 2021. Since then she has made medical weight loss her passion. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her free time.
Mary Florio, FNP-C
Mary Florio, FNP-C received her Master of Science in Nursing from Kennesaw State University, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Berry College. She joins us from Wellstar Kennestone’s Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit where she was a nurse for five years. During her time at KSU, she fell in love with obesity medicine while completing a clinical rotation at a bariatric office. She is passionate about delivering preventative, patient-centered, and evidence-based care. Mary loves helping patients meet their weight loss and health goals. Outside of work Mary enjoys traveling with her husband, seeing live music, running, playing pickleball, and cooking delicious meals.
Rochelle Farmer, Surgical Coordinator and Team Lead
Passionate about helping others make positive changes to their lives and driven by the desire to be a positive role model to her three daughters, Rochelle is an excellent addition to the Beltline Health Family. With empathy and compassion, she assists patients in achieving their weight loss goals. Rochelle is usually spending quality time with her friends and shopping when taking a break from her busy work and home schedule.
Lauren Cadranel, Registered and Licensed Dietitian
Lauren Cadranel is a licensed dietitian. She’s a graduate of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences with a degree in Dietetics. She has been working in bariatrics for the last 4 years and is passionate about making nutrition education understandable to all through a positive and supportive environment.
Kathryn Fuss, Physician Assistant
Kate has over 9 years of clinical and operative experience in Bariatrics, General, Plastic & Reconstructive surgery. She is additionally Board Certified as a Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management. Her passion lies in serving weight loss surgery patients throughout their entire operative journey and believes that patient success lies in strong support, connection, and education. She carries a special interest in supporting bariatric patients struggling with post-operative weight regain. Career aside, Kate is a mom to a little girl and enjoys traveling the world with her family to experience new cultures and cuisines.
Destiney Cantrell, Office Administrator
Her passion for serving others drives Destiney. With a strong desire to help those in need, she finds nothing more rewarding than being able to assist in preserving or saving lives. Destiney’s passion for serving others extends beyond her professional life as she finds great fulfillment in being an awesome mom to her children. With a background in Nursing from the University of West Georgia, Destiney’s education is directly connected to her chosen professional career. Her biggest accomplishment, however, was becoming a homeowner. She can be found soaking up the sun at a local park or cheering on her favorite sports teams at a game when not at work.
Jeanette Shelley, Registered and Licensed Dietitian
Jeanette is passionate about educating people on nutritional health to make healthy lifestyle choices to impact their future health and weight positively. After achieving a 200lb+ weight loss following bariatric surgery, Jeanette has walked in the shoes of Beltline Health’s patients, which has enabled her to empathize with her patient’s struggles on a whole other level. Jeanette is an artist at heart, and if you don’t find her outside nurturing her garden, you will find her creating something beautiful for her home. Get her to sign her illustrations the next time she talks to you about your surgery.
Stacy Paine, Registered and Licensed Dietitian
Stacy’s passion is to be a positive role model for her family and community. At work, she loves helping patients find their “why”. Stacy has been working as a dietitian for 22 years. Her background in swimming led her to classes in dietetics which contributed positively to her performance as an athlete. Stacy loves to spend time with her children, running and connecting with young athletes to help them achieve success in sports.
Taquoya Pearson, Revenue Cycle Manager
You may not see Taquoya because she is usually hidden away dealing with the numbers! But, where most of us find dealing with financial data a pain, Taquoya sees potential. She. If works her magic to keep patients’ accounts accurate and to make sure the lights stay on. She is an empathetic listener, and her advice is usually on-point making her the person most of the team turn to when they need some problem-solving assistance. Taquoya unwinds at the end of a busy day by spending time with her big family and her best friend.
Keisha Cole, Surgical Coordinator
Our front desk coordinator, Keisha, enjoys seeing people smile when she assists them during their visits at the clinic. She’s been working as a front desk officer for eight years. In addition to singing, Keisha can play the drums. Whenever she can, she loves spending time with her family.
Paul Ledan, Surgical Coordinator
Meet Paul, our dedicated surgical coordinator who is committed to making a positive impact in people’s lives. With seven years of experience in the medical field, Paul brings a wealth of expertise to his role. He is passionate about helping patients navigate the surgical process and ensuring they receive the best care possible. When Paul isn’t working, he can spend time with his family, whom he values above all else. He’s a proud parent to his adopted daughter Kinsleigh and cherishes every moment he spends with her. In his spare time, he can be found in the kitchen cooking. Paul is always up for an adventure and enjoys trying out new things. His passion for making a difference in people’s lives drives him, and he looks forward to continuing to make a positive impact through his work as a surgical coordinator.
Debra Bias, Surgical Coordinator
Debra Bias is a Certified Nutritional Therapist and Wellness Specialist. She has been a nutritional therapist for over 10 years. Debra received her certification at The Health and Science Academy. Driven to continue educating herself gained her multiple certifications in body sculpting as well. Debra grew up with sign language as her second language because both of her parents were born deaf. She loves spending time with her family and friends.
Kailey Walton, Front Desk Coordinator
Kailey is passionate about providing patients with the best service possible. Additionally, she is devoted to her family. She’s good at organizing anything and everything. She has been working as a front desk officer for three years. Her greatest achievement is attending college to pursue a medical degree. In her free time, Kailey enjoys cleaning and organizing.
Katelyn Beaty, Front Office Coordinator
Katelyn Beaty makes sure patients have a great experience every visit. She has been working as a front desk officer for six years. She’s passionate about traveling and she loves visiting places whenever she can. She considers overcoming her fear of leaving her small hometown to live in a big city as one of her greatest achievements.
Jennifer Kline, Certified Medical Assistant
Jennifer is passionate about helping patients reach their long-term health goals. She is also a dedicated mother to her children and a loving wife to her husband. Her problem-solving skills are excellent. She has been working as a medical assistant for ten years. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her family.
Allana Morsell, Certified Medical Assistant
Allana is on a mission to help patients through their weight loss journey. She is passionate about maintaining her 80 lb weight loss since having the gastric bypass surgery in 2021. She understands the challenges patients face and has compassion to help them through their process. When she’s not at work, she enjoys family time with her three daughters and volunteering with various charity organizations.
Brittany Sharper , Certified Medical Assistant
Brittany is a Certified Medical Assistant with about 8 years of experience in the medical field. She entered the medical field because has a passion for helping people and making a positive impact in their lives. She knows a simple smile and “Hello, how are you?” can go a long way. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her son, traveling, and having new experiences. She would like to travel more around the world and experience different cultures and food. Her favorite animal is an elephant.
Stacey Tripp, Front Office Coordinator
Stacey is passionate about being helpful to her team and jumping in wherever she’s needed. She values her family and ensures they start and finish every day productively and lovingly. She’s surprisingly good at cooking, cleaning, and organizing. She has been working in healthcare for the past fourteen years. She’s most proud of fully recovering after brain surgery for a benign brain tumor. She always knew early on that healthcare would be her strong passion. In her free time, she loves trying out new recipes.