Staff

Meet Our Clinical and Administrative Professionals

In addition to Drs. Ng, Sharp and Bermudez, Rex Surgical Specialists offers an entire team of clinical and administrative professionals to help you through your weight loss journey. Meet the rest of our bariatric surgery care team.


Tricia Burns, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Tricia Burns, P.A.-C. received her undergraduate degree from The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY before completing the Physician Assistant Graduate Program with a surgical focus at Cornell University Weill Medical College in New York. Ms. Burns is an experienced physician assistant with experience in bariatric surgery, plastic surgery and neurosurgery.


Mary Gray Hutchison, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N.
Nutrition Services

Mary Gray Hutchison, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N. is a graduate of NC State University with an advanced degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been providing nutrition therapy and education in the Raleigh area since 2008. She has been working with weight loss surgery patients for most of her career. She has a passion for facilitating group classes, grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations.


Caroline Pope, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Nutrition Services

Caroline Pope, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. received her Master of Science in Nutrition from Meredith College in 2014. Helping this population achieve life changing success has been her dream since receiving an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A Raleigh native, she has a long background in fitness coaching and enjoys encouraging behavioral change and mindfulness in nutrition therapy.


Krista Herrell, R.N., B.S.N.
Bariatric Coordinator

Krista Herrell, R.N., B.S.N. works with patients from their initial consultation, through surgery and beyond to make sure that patients have the resources and support needed for successful weight loss.


JeanieStasko_personal_trainerJeanie Stasko
Health Educator, Rex Wellness Centers

Jeanie Stasko Health Educator graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. She is exceptionally passionate about helping others reach their health and wellness objectives. She was happy to join Rex Healthcare in 2008 as a Wellness Coordinator at Rex Wellness Center of Cary.


Erica Mckearney, PA-CErica Mckearney, PA-C


Hannah Garehan, MS, RD, LDNHannah Garehan, MS, RD, LDN


Margaret Roberts, MS, RD, LDNMargaret Roberts, MS, RD, LDN