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.


Issa Burton, Director of Marketing

In addition to digital marketing, Issa oversees the traditional marketing initiatives of our practice. Her experience in the healthcare and technology space lends itself to developing branding, advertising, public relations, social media and physician outreach efforts. Issa has a deep knowledge in creating marketing programs that connect with the needs of potential patients. She joined the staff of New Jersey Bariatric Center® in 2019 after working in health tech using virtual reality to educate on diabetes and hypertension – 2 diseases that are prevalent in the bariatric community. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing.

In her spare time, Issa enjoys hosting events with family and friends and, navigating endless sporting activities with her husband and two children.

Kristen Williams, Marketing Communications Associate

Kristen Williams joined the marketing team at New Jersey Bariatric Center® in 2019. She is responsible for coordinating, creating and implementing day-to-day marketing and communication activities including blogs, patient seminars, webinars, social media and more. Kristen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition with minors in Public Health and Psychology from Montclair State University. Her skillset helps to develop communication content that is essential to bariatric patients. She is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200).

In her spare time, Kristen enjoys taking hot yoga classes and cooking healthy foods.