Our Team

Catherine Orthodontic Specialist PC in Brooklyn Staten Island NY and Metuchen NJ


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)

Vianisse at Orthodontic Specialist PC in Brooklyn Staten Island NY and Metuchen NJ


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 Assistant

Elissa has been with Orthodontic Specialist PC for 7 years and with over 15 years of orthodontic experience. 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!


Treatment Coordinator

Nicole is OPSC’s Treatment Coordinator and she has been part of our team for 11 years. She started working at OSPC while she was a senior in high school, in the Tottenville dental program. Nicole loves meeting all of our new patients and introducing them to our practice! She will guide you through every step of the way, while making sure that your orthodontic journey exceeds your expectations. When she’s not at work, you can find her in the gym. We all tease her for being able to go to the gym at 5 AM…right before coming into work. She can also give plenty of advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle. She loves spending time with her nephew, Christopher, her little best friend. ”Without my family or friends, I would be nowhere.” Nicole looks forward to seeing all of your smiles transform and being able to witness the new confidence it brings into your lives!