MicheleMichele Spagnuolo
As the Chief Operating Officer, Michele’s duties include staff management, credentialing, managing daily operations, accounting and marketing. Michele brings over 20 years of experience working in medical offices. Of those 20 years, 14 were spent in a neurosurgical practice. She belongs to several associations, including MGMA, NJMGMA, NERVES, and MSNJ Medical Practice Managers Section. When she’s not at work, Michele enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with friends and family including her dog, Rex.
UCNA_7152Sharon
Sharon works as the Legal Liaison/Insurance Specialist at IGEA Brain & Spine, contacting insurance companies and checking on claims. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the gym and cooking for family gatherings.

Patient Care Coordinators:

UCNA_7019Kim
Kim is the Front End Supervisor for IGEA Brain & Spine.  She has been working with our patients since 2003 as a patient care coordinator at IGEA Brain & Spine, answering the phones, scheduling appointments and other tasks.  At the end of the work day, Kim looks forward to going to the gym, cooking and playing with her dog Rudi. On weekends, Kim enjoys meeting friends and family and helping her husband manage a baseball team.
neurosurgical associates1153-SKathy
Kathy has served as a patient care coordinator at IGEA Brain & Spine since 2004, answering phones, scheduling appointments and more. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two teenage children and seeing friends.
MichelleMichelle Vazquez
As an Expanded Patient Care Coordinator, Michelle schedules appointments, authorizes surgeries and assists the front desk. Michelle has been in the medical field for over 15 years and enjoys her job. When she’s not at work she loves spending time with her 3 children, husband and extended family.

Reception:

neurosurgical associates0665-SRosita
As receptionist at IGEA Brain & Spine, Rosita checks in patients, collects co-pays, answers phones, schedules appointments and more. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and going to her sons’ school activities.
Gina MutiGina Muti
Joining the IGEA Brain & Spine team as a Front Desk Receptionist/Patient Care Coordinator, Gina greets patients upon arrival, collects copayments, schedules appointments and obtains authorization for radiology procedures. Gina is a college graduate and a mother of three. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and close friends.

Billing Department:

UCNA_9692Bridget, CPC
As billing and insurance coordinator at IGEA Brain & Spine, Bridget’s responsibilities include resolving insurance claims, initiating appeals and billing for surgeries. A Wisconsin native who relocated to New Jersey after serving in the US Navy, she has worked in the medical field for over 13 years. Apart from work, she is often found supporting her two daughters at athletic and educational events. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
128_192Pat
A certified professional coder, Pat has worked in the medical field for the past 15 years. As billing coordinator at IGEA Brain & Spine, her duties include billing, coding and helping patients with insurance issues. She is an active member of the American Academy of Professional Coders. On weekends, she enjoys early morning walks and hanging out with family and friends.

Surgical Coordinators:

UCNA_9762Nichole
A surgical scheduler at IGEA Brain & Spine, Nichole’s responsibilities include scheduling procedures, securing insurance authorization and coordinating pre-admission testing and clearances. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and her dog Jack.
Vanessa GonzalezVanessa Gonzalez 
Vanessa is a surgical scheduler at IGEA Brain & Spine. Her responsibilities include scheduling procedures, securing insurance authorization and coordinating pre-admission testing and clearances. She completed her Master of Arts in 2002 and has worked in the medical field since. In her spare time, Vanessa goes to church where she teaches dance and bible class to pre-teens. She loves spending time with her kids and her husband.