Meet Wayne's Staff
Ginette Castro is a Family Nurse Practitioner who works with Medi Weightloss Clinics clients to empower and guide them through their weight loss to wellness journey. She believes when clients are taught about food they will make long-term changes in their nutrition. The combination of a healthcare provider, nutrition, physical activity, and support is a perfect combination for lifelong wellness. Ginette is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 20 years of nursing experience. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from William Paterson University.
Yageisy is a Certified Medical Assistant at the Wayne location. She earned her certificate from Fortis Institute in 2015 and started working at Medi Weightloss shortly after graduation. Yageisy’s primary goal is to help ensure patients' succeed in meeting their weight loss dreams. She finds happiness in helping those who choose Medi Weightloss to change their diet and lifestyle. Yageisy enjoys nothing more than coming home to her son, Naseer. We are excited to watch Yageisy grow with the company.
Davya Newby, PA-C graduated from Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences in 2015 with her M.S as a Physician Assistant. She has a passion for wellness, preventative medicine and her patients. Davya joined the Medi team and has a success story of her own. She continues to the next chapter helping patients achieve their own weight loss success story and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through positive and encouraging reinforcement.
Jesenia is a Certified Medical Assistant at the Wayne location. She has been with the company for 5 years. She graduated from Fortis Institute in 2012 and has really applied her skills here at Medi-Weightloss. Her passion is helping people and maintains a positive attitude for her patients. This might sound cliche but "She is their biggest cheerleader!" She is currently attending school to become a Nurse and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for her!
Dr. Michael Stracker is a 1995 graduate of The John Hopkins University where he earned his B.A. in Biology. He earned his degree in 1999 at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York, where he received honors in several clinical rotations and severed as a Teaching Assistant in Anatomy. He completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, where he was the recipient of the Resident Teaching Award as a Chief Resident. Dr. Stracker has a passion for health and wellness. He enjoys helping his patients reach their goal weight and live healthier lifestyles. At Medi-Weightloss he assures that his patients have the absolute best care they can receive. Dr. Strakers bedside manner is one of the best of New Jersey, as highlighted in the NJ’s Top Doctors magazine.
Megan Van Valkenburgh
Megan is the Operations Manager of the Wayne location. She started working for Medi 10 years ago as a medical assistant and has really grown as the company has grown. Her passion is the program and her love is her patients; she really enjoys meeting and getting to know each and everyone of her patients as they embark on their "goal" of a healthy lifestyle. Having a family of her own, Megan considers Medi an extension of her family and really loves working side by side with them everyday.