Office Staff

Carmen Gonzalez, Office Manager

In addition to managing our team of medical assistants, reception and insurance staff, Carmen is responsible for implementing practice procedures and policies lending to the highest standards of care for our patients. Carmen has a strong knowledge of the clinical aspects of bariatric and general surgery procedures, as well as a deep commitment to patient satisfaction and customer service. Carmen holds an associate’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned her medical assistant certificate in 2010. She joined the staff of New Jersey Bariatric Center® in 2011 as a medical assistant after a long career in hospitality management.

Bonnie Smolen, Marketing Director

Bonnie Smolen joined the practice in 2011. A marketing communications and content specialist, Bonnie is charged with handling New Jersey Bariatric Center’s® patient and physician outreach, including our Patient Ambassador program, CME programming, patient events, the New Jersey Bariatric Center® website and social media and marketing efforts. Bonnie has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in English and journalism, and worked for many years as a writer and editor for daily newspapers and national magazines before moving to the marketing communications arena.