Meet Your Staff

The medical and support staff members here at Belcara Health assist the dermatologists, ophthalmologists, and plastic surgeons in our Baltimore office. It’s thanks to their help that we’ve earned our stellar reputation for top-tier service and truly excellent care. Here, meet the smiling faces who keep our office running.


Annemarie Joerres | Registered & Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Annemarie understands the power that diet and lifestyle changes can have on your health and wellness. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Annemarie seeks to help patients navigate through the plethora of nutrition information available today, dispelling myths and guiding each patient along the path to a healthier lifestyle. For the past 20 years, Annemarie has worked as a pediatric dietitian, assisting children and families with a variety of nutrition issues, including but not limited to, feeding disorders, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, and obesity. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin, Annemarie provides expert, science-based guidance to individuals seeking to improve their lives. Her approach to building a customized plan involves dialing in on daily nutrition habits and identifying practical solutions to help each client achieve optimal health.

Paige Williams | Certified Health Coach

Paige came to Belcara Health with a passion for changing peoples lives through proper excercise, nutrition, and mindset work. As a medical technician, and a former patient services coordinator in Dermatology, Paige has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the necessary, 360-approach to health and well being. With over five years of experience in the fitness industry, and in the process of receiving her personal training certification, Paige’s number one priority is to help people achieve their personal wellbeing goals, fall in love with themselves again, and regain their confidence to not only survive, but thrive.

Patient Advisors

Jessica Hudgens, Patient Advisor

Jessica Hudgins | Patient Advisor

Jessica has been a member of the Belcara team since 2007. She helps patients by serving as their personal contact from start to finish, guiding them through their consultation and surgery scheduling process. Jessica thinks the best part of her job is sharing the excitement of our patients and watching them realize their dreams. Jessica is always happy to discuss her own personal experience with plastic surgery, too. Outside of the office, she spends lots of time outside with her husband and son.

Martha Kokosinski, Patient Advisor

Martha Kokosinski | Patient Advisor

Martha joined Belcara Health in 2009 and loves every opportunity to help patients and answer their questions. She finds the patient advisor role particularly rewarding because she shares each patient’s excitement, watching them improve their appearance, self-confidence, and quality of life. She loves to build and maintain a relationship with each person she encounters. Martha truly believes in the people and the mission of Belcara Health, and she brings that enthusiasm to work every day.

Medical Aesthetics

Kara Bagranoff | RN, Injectable & Laser Specialist

A member of Belcara Health’s team for more than 15 years, Kara was educated and trained at top-tier institutions. She’s earned a reputation for excellence in patient care throughout the years. Her loyal patients appreciate her gentle touch, warm nature, and friendly results. Kara is passionate about skin care and loves giving patients the clear, smooth, beautiful results they want. Additionally, Kara leads by example and inspires us all through her personal commitment to healthy living and making the most of every beauty opportunity.

Kierstin Harper | RN, CoolSculpting® Injectable and Laser Specialist

Kierstin is a leader in medical aesthetics and body contouring procedures. Her deep understanding of CoolSculpting technology and innovative techniques to optimize treatment results has helped patients achieve outstanding body sculpting results. In addition, Kierstin’s expertise in medical aesthetics extends to a wide range of laser and injectable treatments. She thrives on helping patients look great and feel even more confident. Her amazing personality, coupled with the serious results she creates, has won over our patients and staff.

Emily Strawderman | Aesthetician & Anti-Aging Specialist

Emily grew up in Abingdon, Md. where she had a huge support system that allowed her to follow her skin care dreams! She graduated from Von Lee International School of Aesthetics in February 2020, with training in medical skin care, advanced facial services; including dermaplaning, chemical peels and HydraFacials. When it comes to patient care, Emily prides herself on being extremely responsive to her patients. She’s known for going above and beyond to address their needs and concerns. Emily enjoys the process of analyzing and developing in-depth treatment plans to help her patients reach their goals. In her free time, she enjoys giving herself facials, hanging out with her dog, and unwinding with friends and family.

Angela Salango | Anti-Aging Specialist

Angela is living proof of the saying, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Following her passion for skincare and makeup, Angela is a licensed aesthetician with extensive training and experience. She performs a variety of advanced skincare solutions including HydraFacials, advanced medical facials, chemical peels, and microblading treatments. Her warm, upbeat personality and team-player attitude have made her a treasured member of the Belcara Health team. Angela thrives on the positive vibes at Belcara Health, spending every day doing what she loves and helping patients look great and feel even better.

Sarah Scowden | RN, CoolSculpting®, IV Therapy and Laser Specialist

Sarah Scowden,RN, began working at Belcara Health with the Plastic Surgeons in 2018, working with both Preoperative and Post Operative patients. In 2020, she then moved into the Clarkview Surgery Center providing excellent surgical care to the Belcara Heatlh patients. Regardless of which department she works in, she is consistently recognized by patients for her nurturing nature, compassion and positive energy. Now, as member of our medical aesthetics team, Sarah combines her love of patient care with her creativity and advanced skill set. A certified CoolSculpting & CoolTone expert and laser specialist, Sarah helps our patients achieve their aesthetic goals through some of the most advanced, nonsurgical techniques out there. Away from work, Sarah loves spending time with her family, working out and going out with her friends.

Care Team

Colleen McGraw | RN, Lead Clinic Nurse

Colleen McGraw, RN, has been in the nursing field for over 11 years. She spent her earlier years working in labor and delivery, as well as providing clinical education at Salisbury University, where she earned her degree in nursing. Colleen loves working with patients and being able to follow their journeys from beginning to end. She’s passionate about building relationships with her patients and being able to witnesses their transformations, while also providing thorough education to ensure they experience a seamless healing process. When she’s not helping patients, she enjoys working on various home improvement projects and spending quality time with her son. Together, they indulge in high-energy activities such as; nerf gun battles, scooter riding and swimming.


Erin Baier, RN

Erin joined the Belcara nursing team back in 2021. She helps patients throughout all phases of their experiences–from consultation to recovery–and loves developing sincere relationships. She works with a variety of patients and loves the diversity of Belcara.

Mark Mullen, Medical Assistant in Dermatology

Mark Mullen, Medical Assistant in Dermatology

Mark credits his time as a Dermatology Medical Assistant with helping him significantly enhance his skills in patient care.  He takes pride in the top-notch support he and his Belcara Health team provide their patients every day. He especially enjoys building meaningful relationships with patients and looks forward to assisting them with their medical and cosmetic needs. As the Lead Dermatology Medical Assistant, it’s Mark’s goal to make all appointments run smoothly while supporting the physicians as they provide outstanding personalized care for each patient.

Shanna Ruppert, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Shanna Ruppert, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Shanna has been an Ophthalmic Medical Assistant for over 15 years and has worked closely with Dr. Adler for the past 10 years. Shanna and Dr. Adler joined the Belcara Health team together 4 years ago, and they LOVE it here. She performs patients’ initial eye examinations and ophthalmic testing (visual acuity, pupil assessment, fundus photography, eye pressure, visual fields, and so much more). Being a Medical Assistant provides Shanna the opportunity to interact with new and interesting people every day and establish a close relationship with them as she coordinates their care.

Meet our staff for yourself and see what a difference they can make! Request your consultation online or call us at (410) 296-0414 to book your appointment.

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