Our Team


Chief Financial Officer

Catherine has been working for Dr. Donato for 16 yrs. Of all the different phases of dentistry that she has worked in for the past 22 years, “Orthodontics is my favorite.” Catherine loves watching patient’s smiles being transformed and making them happy. She also enjoys the relationships we develop with our patients & families over the years of treatment. If you have questions regarding payment plans, flex plans, accounting and insurance she’s always available to answer them. Catherine is originally from Dublin, Ireland and has lived on Staten Island for 32 years with her husband and son. During her free time, they teach & play bagpipes as a family. Favorite quote: “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.” (Old Irish Blessing)


Business Administrator

Vianisse, aka “V”, graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. With over 10 years of management experience, she joined our team in 2018 and her main goal is making your experience a positive one! Her attention to detail ensures that Orthodontic Specialist PC is constantly pushing to operate at the highest level for our patients and team. Vianisse enjoys interacting with both, our patients and parents, and building relationships based on trust and mutual respect. She describes working at Orthodontic Specialist PC as one of the most rewarding experiences, as she gets to witness our patient’s beautiful smiles and confidence boost at the end of treatment! She is originally from Puerto Rico and speaks fluent Spanish so when you are in the office don’t be shy to speak to her in Spanish. In her spare time, she values spending time with her family and looking into new fun and healthy recipes to make at home. One of her favorite Bible mottos is: “Trust the Lord with all your Heart and Lean not on your own Understanding”-Prov 3:5


Clinical & Invisalign Coordinator

Elissa has been with Orthodontic Specialist PC for 6 years and with over 14 years of orthodontic experience, Dr. Donato has entrusted her as our clinical coordinator to ensure that we maximize each and every appointment. If you ever have questions about your Invisalign treatment, Elissa is your main girl! She also works hard to guarantee that our patients receive proper treatment and are seen on their scheduled appointment time. Teamwork and guiding our clinical staff are part of her main strengths. Elissa loves working with patients, she is amazingly great with children! She describes her job as rewarding and you can tell she is truly passionate about orthodontics! Patients and co-workers know her as being upbeat, funny, and loud singing! Elissa is a gentle and genuinely caring orthodontic assistant. On her time off, Elissa enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, dogs and relaxing at the beach!


Appointment & PR Coordinator

If you are looking for someone to greet you with a heartwarming smile, genuine kindness, and charming personality, then all you need to do is walk through our front door and meet Monica! Monica is currently pursuing a double minor in Biology and Psychology and Major in English that focuses on Linguistics at CSI. She’s always available to schedule appointments and answer any questions you may have. Also, as our PR Coordinator, she works diligently to spread the word about Orthodontic Specialist PC through the community and media relations and advertising. Monica is a gym connoisseur and enjoys working out grounds to escape the reality that can sometimes be for lack of a better word crazy! She also loves to listen to music, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Nicolle Donato

Dr. Nicolle Donato graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Music. She grew up visiting her father’s orthodontic office and somehow those adjustment appointments that took place in her dining room turned into a love of the dental profession. She received her DMD degree at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine following in her father’s footsteps. She was involved in various mentorship activities where she educated and counseled high school and college students looking to one day apply to dental school. She then completed her General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Hospital, NJ. While studying orthodontics more thoroughly, she is aiding in multiple clinical facets of the office including assisting, treatment coordinating, and limited orthodontic procedures. Dr. Nicolle is a wonderful part of Orthodontic Specialist PC’s team and you will love meeting her!