Meet Our Staff
Amanda Mancuso – Patient Care Coordinator
Dr. Erika Sato’s Patient Care Coordinator is Amanda Mancuso. With over 4 years of experience working with patients, she’s well prepared to help make your plastic surgery journey a comfortable one. Amanda is your go to girl for anything Dr. Sato related at MyHoustonSurgeons. She’s a graduate of The University of New Orleans with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and minors in both Marketing and Management. Most of her family works in the medical field, so it just made sense for her to follow in their foot steps. She spends her free time traveling, exploring new places, and trying new cuisines. She hopes to one day move to Colorado, where she can ski or hike year round, depending on the weather. Amanda looks forward to helping you at every stage in the process.
Jana Haggard BSN, RN
I have had the privilege of serving in the nursing field since April 2012. My nursing career began in the Operating Room at Memorial Hermann Hospital- TMC where I was first introduced to the surgeons within this practice. After a few years I was asked to join their ranks. I love the variety of care I get to offer my patients at MHS in the roles of pre-operative, clinical, operating room and recovery nurse. Aside from work, I am happily married and live nearby in Southwest Houston. We have one yellow lab and our first baby on the way. Fall is my favorite time of year where I get to root on the football team at my alma mater, Texas A&M University. Whoop!
Destiny Thompson – Certified First Assistant
Destiny Thompson is a first assist who has been in the medical field for 8 years. She started out working at a level 1 trauma center here in Houston where she gained specialized training in 12 different surgical specialties including plastics, neuro, robotics, & trauma. Destiny grew up in the small town of Colmesneil two hours outside of Houston. She loves traveling every chance she gets, and has been on multiple surgical mission trips to India and Guatemala. Destiny is actively involved in numerous organizations to help further the field of surgical assisting as well as helping develop an organization to combat homelessness here in Houston. She is very passionate about our patients and the difference we make in their lives through surgery.
Monica Mota, Medical Assistant
Monica Mota is a medical assistant who has over four years of experience in the medical field. She was born and raised in Houston, TX where she currently lives with her husband and two sons. When she’s not working she likes to spend time with her family. She graduated from Milby High School and continued her studies at Sanford Brown College. She is a friendly person who genuinely loves people. She has grown to love and enjoy the world of plastic surgery because she can watch how it positively impacts patients’ lives. As a medical assistant she is able to interact with people from all different backgrounds and fulfill her desire to serve people with compassion.
Rachel Reyes, Medical Assistant
Rachel Reyes has a passion for the medical field, and plastic surgery in particular. This California native began her medical assisting career at Bryman College and expanded her education studying ultrasound at Kaplan College in north Hollywood, CA. She moved to Houston 6 years ago and has since joined the MHS team. “I want to learn everything I can. We have excellent surgeon specialists who treat patients like their own family. We’re all encouraged to do the same.