Meet the Staff

  • Sheila Nouri - Practice Manager

    Sheila Nouri – Practice Manager

    Sheila oversees various aspects of our office such as day to day operations, supervising staff and facilitates business development. Prior to joining Texas Liposuction, she began her career as Medical Assistant where she was shortly promoted to a Medical Assistant Supervisor and then became the Operations Manager for a well known medical practice. Sheila is very passionate about patient care and ensures our practice runs smoothly. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Foods at the University of Houston. During her free time, Sheila enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

  • Sonia Ruiz - Lead Medical Assistant

    Sonia Ruiz – Lead Medical Assistant

    Sonia has been with the practice since April 2014. She is passionate about ensuring our patients receive the best care possible. She fosters confidence and comfort in our patients throughout their treatment with Dr. Payne. Sonia works tirelessly to ensure our patients and staff members are taken care of. Sonia has a Master’s from Houston Baptist University and is a certified medical assistant from College of HealthCare Professions. During her free time, Sonia enjoys writing, crafts and listening to music.

  • Amy Pelaez - Medical Assistant

    Amy Pelaez – Medical Assistant

    Amy first started her medical career in Family Practice and has now been a certified medical assistant since 2018. She has always been intrigued with the human body and educating herself on how we as humans “work”. She’s the kind of person who puts others’ needs before her own. Being able to help people on a daily basis is what has made her love grow for the medical field and also being a medical professional.

  • Hanna Garcia - Medical Assistant

    Hanna Garcia – Medical Assistant

    Hanna attended the Pima Medical Institute and completed externship with us here at Texas Liposuction. Hanna helps maintain organization throughout daily tasks and is passionate in helping the needs of others. During her free time, Hanna enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog.


  • Adriana Mendez – Front Desk/Payment Specialist

    Adriana has been part of our team since April 2018 with over six years of experience in the medical field. Being the first friendly face you see when you walk into our practice, Adriana creates a warm and welcoming environment. She is also whom you will speak with regarding payments. Adriana will inform you with any fees that will be collected prior to your appointment at our office. She is originally from Colombia. Adriana enjoys spending time with her husband and her two beautiful children. She loves music and good food. She likes to travel and learn all about different cultures.

  • Charlotte Modesto - Patient Care Coordinator

    Charlotte Modesto – Patient Care Coordinator

    Charlotte consults with patients and determines their needs, develops care plans, and coordinates patient-care services. Charlotte has over seven years of experience in skin care, aesthetics, and will be your point of contact regarding any cosmetic procedures. She loves interacting with patients and walking them through their individual aesthetic and reconstructive surgery experiences. During her free time, Charlotte enjoys yoga and spending quality time with her son.