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Our Team

Together with a coordinated burn care team, we offer the best burn care available today. From adults to children to burn victims with severe burns to people who need outpatient care for minor burns, the Kessler Burn Center accepts and treats all patients with the same high level of care.

Meet Our Specialists


  • Derek Bell MD, Director - Kessler Burn Center and Urgent Burn Clinic
  • Nicole Stassen MD, FACS, FCCM, Director - Kessler Family Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Advanced Practice Providers

  • Nicole Fochesato, NP
  • Cassandra Nuzzarello, PA-C

Burn Center Program Manager

Adult Burn Care Coordinator

  • Scott Gee, RN, BSN - Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care Unit Care Coordinator

  • Grace Hillman, BSW, RN, BSN
  • Wendy Schramm, RN, BSN

Pediatric Burn Care Coordinator

  • Elizabeth Blasi, RN


  • RoseMarie Szymkowiak, RD, CNSC - Intensive Care Unit
  • Christine Samoriski, RD, CNSC - Adult Burn Unit
  • April Harding, RD - Pediatric Burn Unit

Rehabilitation Staff

  • Jordyn Rice, Occupational Therapy
  • Mary Beth Kushner, Occupational Therapy
  • Julie A. Kunisch, OTR/L, OTD, Pediatric Therapist
  • Danielle Kassan, Physical Therapy
  • Matthew Williams, PT, DPT

Social Workers

  • Danielle Dominic, Adult Social Work
  • Lori Snyder, LMSW, Pediatric Social Work

Support Staff

  • Shannon O'Leary, Data Analyst
  • Stephanie Vargason, Physician Support Specialist
  • Taylor Hannafon, Physician Support Specialist