Meet the Women of Beleza Plastic Surgery
Andrea C. Smith, Patient Coordinator, Licensed Aesthetician
Andrea has been working for Dr. Wooten since Beleza first opened its doors in August of 2008. With a Masters’ degree in Education, she is also a licensed Medical Aesthetician, bringing well over 24 years of experience in plastic surgery offices to the practice. Whether she is educating a patient about a cosmetic procedure, scheduling surgery, performing chemical peels, or recommending proper skincare, she enjoys the special connection she has with her patients. She loves making them feel like a part of our Beleza family.
“It has been a great privilege joining Dr. Wooten from the beginning, and watching Beleza grow each year and blossom into the wonderful practice it is today,” says Andrea. When she isn’t in the office, Andrea enjoys traveling, cooking, and growing her own fresh herb garden.
Colette Hareza, Administrative Assistant
Colette comes to Beleza Plastic Surgery with over 16 years experience as a manager of credit union operations and financial management and 8 years of medical office administration in the field of anesthesia as well as anesthesia OR support. Her skills include accounting and bookkeeping, accounts receivable and payable, payroll and 401k administration, policy writing, staff management, Human Resources. She possesses strong communication skills and an array of computer skills. Colette enjoys being a member of the strong office team at Beleza Plastic Surgery.
Anastasia Wooten, Laser Technician, Permanent Makeup Artist
Both during and before she completed her B.A. at Allegheny College, Anastasia worked for Beleza part-time at the front desk. Additionally, she managed Beleza’s marketing efforts for several years before going to Philadelphia to be trained as a laser technician. She later pursued further training in California to become certified as a permanent cosmetics professional.
“I think our lasers and permanent makeup procedures are fascinating. They are a truly great way to improve your look – with no downtime,” says Anastasia. She specializes in non-invasive cosmetic treatments, such as IPL photofacials, laser hair removal, Ultherapy ultrasound skin tightening, CoolSculpting, permanent makeup, and 3-D Nipple Tattooing.
When she isn’t busy performing the best minimally invasive procedures, Anastasia is busy walking with her dog, Bella, a rescued Great Pyrenees, trying new restaurants with her friends, doing yoga, and drawing.
Christiana McCarthy, RN, Cosmetic Nurse Injector
For over 10 years Christiana has been a nursing professional, providing the latest in medical and skincare treatment. She specializes in injectable neuromodulators and dermal fillers, as well as body contouring, laser hair removal, and vein therapy. Christiana holds several of the highest certifications for cosmetic nursing professionals including: “Certified Advanced Injectable Technique,” and “Medical Aesthetics and Certified Cosmetic Laser Technician” (both) from the National Laser Institute in AZ, as well as a B.S. in nursing from St. Ambrose University.
Christiana grew up in Norway and now resides in Wexford with her husband, John, her son, Maxton, and maltipoo, Biscuit. Outside of work and family, Christiana is a yoga instructor and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors.
Cathy Beatty, Registered Nurse
Cathy received her B.S. in Nursing from Northeastern University and her M.S. in Healthcare Management from the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. With over 30 years of nursing experience, she has worked in a wide variety of nursing positions including med-surg nursing, surgical specialist in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology and ENT, and as an Executive Director in laser vision correction. Prior to that, Cathy served as a Captain in the United States Air Force and was deployed overseas in support of Operation Desert Storm. In addition to being a member of the Beleza team, she currently works in the operating rooms at The Wexford Health & Wellness Pavilion, and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
In her personal time, Cathy enjoys travel, fitness, and golf. She is married, has twin children, and resides in Sewickley.
Patricia Robich, Front Desk Staff
Patty spent much of her career in medical sales/marketing and as a hospice community educator prior to joining our team, where she assists at the front desk and reception. Outside of Beleza, she is a Zumba enthusiast, wife, and donates her time to charitable organizations such as the Glimmer of Hope Foundation, which supports the fight against breast cancer, and to Highmark’s Caring Place.
She is a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews, and enjoys traveling with her husband.
Melanee Wilt, Front Desk Coordinator
Melanee attended La Roche College, where she played softball and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communications, Media, & Marketing. After graduation, she moved to Houston, TX, and spent time working in marketing for a staffing company. Eventually, she returned to her native Pittsburgh, and joined Beleza Plastic Surgery. When you call Beleza, it is likely that you will hear Melanee’s friendly voice answering the phone and directing your call.
When she isn’t at Beleza, Melanee enjoys being outside, whether it is running, gardening, or playing with her new puppy, Cooper.