Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Team

Nina RamirezNina Ramirez, Medical Assistant
Nina moved from Arizona to New Mexico in 2003 to be closer to family. She started working in health care as a certified nursing assistant and then studied to become a medical assistant. She started working with Lovelace Health System in 2013. Nina enjoys interacting with patients and helping people. On her days off, she spends time with her loved ones and friends. 
 
Tiffany Martinez-Leger, NRCMA, Medical Assistant
Tiffany is native New Mexican and a Menaul High School graduate. She became a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant in 2010 and has worked in several health care capacities, including assisted living facilities and a home health care agency. Tiffany joined Lovelace Medical Group in 2016 and enjoys encouraging and supporting patients on their weight loss journey. In her spare time, Tiffany plays on a women's recreational soccer league and enjoys spending time with her wife, children, family and friends.
 
Patty NapoleonePatty Napoleone, CSC/Front Office
Patty has worked in various fields within the health care industry since 1992. She started working with Lovelace Health System in 2007 and enjoys working with the Lovelace Westside Hospital bariatrics team. Patty is an avid softball player and has been playing for 20 years. She also enjoys fishing with her six grandchildren and spending time with her two daughters.
 
Dawn Romero, CSC/Insurance
Dawn is a native New Mexican who was born and raised in Albuquerque. She joined the Lovelace team in 2004 beginning as a temp and pursued a variety of positions within the health plan and hospital system. She ultimately made her way the bariatric clinic assisting in insurance verification. Bariatrics has always been near and dear to her heart as she had a Sleeve Gastrectomy done in 2013. Dawn is proud of her 105 pound weight loss and loves meeting patients and being a part in their bariatric journey with the Lovelace Bariatric Clinic. She is a proud mother of three children and her chihuahua mix, Lola. In her spare time, Dawn likes to watch professional and college football, camp, and spend time with her loved ones. She also enjoys baking an coloring in her mandala meditation books. 
 
Julie GallegosJulie Gallegos, CSC
Julie is a native New Mexican and has worked in health care for over 25 years. She joined Lovelace Health System five years ago and started with Lovelace Bariatrics in 2016. She enjoys supporting patients on their weight-loss journey. Julie is a proud mother and grandmother and enjoys spending time with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, like gardening, biking and hiking, as well as traveling, photography and going to the movies.
 
Stacy Hill, Insurance Verifier
Stacy was born in Albuquerque. With her father in the Air Force, their family traveled all around the world and eventually returned to New Mexico. Stacy has been in customer service since 2002 and joins the bariatric team as a transfer from Lovelace Health Plan. She is looking forward to sharing and expanding on her knowledge of insurance. Stacy was married in November of 2014 to her wonderful fiancé, Chris, and they are now loving parents to their beautiful four-legged dog, Bella. 
 
Linnea Sheets, Administrative Assistant
Linnea moved to New Mexico in 2001 from Rockford, IL. She is a single mother of a son, Austin, who is an avid long boarder. Linnea joined the Bariatric Team in 2010 and really enjoys being a part of the patient’s weight-loss journey. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys taking walks with her dog, Chico. When she gets a chance she likes to play pool, ping pong, bowling and occasionally has time to see a movie.