Office Staff

Our Office Team

We understand that your decision and potential need for surgery can be stressful. We work together to try our best to alleviate sources of stress and uncertainty in your surgical care.

The members of our team work together in our office to provide patients a comfortable and professional environment throughout the entire surgical process. Our professionalism extends to our ability to coordinate with your referring physicians and other medical specialists. Our office team and our convenient location serve as important resources for your surgical pre-operative and postoperative care. We share a dedication that allows us to ease your concerns and answer your questions as much as possible.

Kim Ayar

Kim Ayar
Kim joined Dr. Belsley’s practice in 2021 and plays a vital role in organizing your surgical process. Her dedication and attention to detail are indispensable assets that will help reduce the stress of your operation.

Kim is instrumental in guiding our patients through the surgical process. Her role includes gathering all necessary documentation and pre-certification required for surgery. Kim provides our patients with pre-surgical guidelines, schedules office visits and organizes physician referrals and paperwork necessary for your operation. Her nearly ten years of healthcare experience allows her to effectively manage day-to-day operations and keep the office running smoothly. She ensures a smooth and effortless process in conducting behind the scenes tasks.

Her cultural perspectives as well as her experience working with bariatric patients throughout every stage of the process from initial consultations to post-surgical visits helps her understand the many issues involved.

Jennifer Matte, MSHS, RPA-C

Jennifer Matte, MSHS, RPA-C
Jennifer joins Dr. Belsley’s team with an extensive interest and passion for helping patients attain their treatment goals with a successful lifelong treatment plan. While earning her Master of Science in Health Sciences, she focused on the bariatric surgery patient population for her master’s thesis.

Jennifer Matte completed her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior with a minor in Human Development at the University of California, Davis. After graduation, Jennifer worked with patients at the Children’s Hospital and Research Center, Oakland and at a private primary care and cosmetic dermatology office in Berkeley, California.

Jennifer’s work after her undergraduate studies helped prepare her for her career in medicine. She returned to the East Coast, where she grew up, to earn her Physician Assistant degree at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences where she specialized in surgery.

Rita Fernandez, RDN, CDN

Rita Fernandez, RDN, CDN
Licensed in the state of New York, Rita is a member of the American Dietetic Association as well as Weight Management and Diabetes Care and Education dietetic practice groups.

A passion for healthy eating and cooking led Rita to pursue a career in dietetics. Since 1995, Rita has helped clients with weight management, diabetes, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and prenatal nutrition.

Rita’s whole food approach to nutrition will have you eating and feeling better while achieving your weight loss goals. Specifically tailored to your tastes and lifestyle, her individualized approach to weight management will teach you to build on your strengths and transcend your weaknesses. Instead of a diet she will guide you through making a lifetime commitment towards better eating.

Rita’s dedicated approach and over twenty years of experience in dietetics makes her a very valuable member of our team. She is also fluent in Spanish.