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  Meet the Staff
Dr. Ajsa Nikolic, MD - Medical Director
Dr. Nikolic lived in New Orleans as a child, but attended High School at the American International School in Vienna, Austria. She attended college at the University of Vienna. Dr. Nikolic then went to the University of Vienna Medical School, finishing in 2000.

Dr. Nikolic's residency training was done at East Jefferson General Hospital. She completed her Family Practice Residency in 2004. She has worked at East Jefferson After Hours in Kenner (where she was medical director from 2005-2007) and Metairie, Doctor's Urgent Care in Slidell, Lake After Hours in Baton Rouge, and East Jefferson Occupational Medicine in Kenner, LA since completion of her residency. She has also worked as an Emergency Room Physician since Katrina at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and at Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell.

Dr. Nikolic is board certified in both Family Practice and Urgent Care.

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Katherine North, APRN - APRN
Katherine is a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. She received her BSN from Louisiana State University in 1997 and completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at LSU Health Science center in 2011 with multiple honors. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and member of Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she was employed at Lindy Boggs Medical Center for 10 years and as well as part time at Slidell Memorial Hospital, and Louisiana Heart Hospital.
Brent Becnel APRN - Nurse Practitioner
Brent Becnel is a registered nurse who holds a Bachelorís degree in nursing which he received from Nicholls State University in 1995. Mr. Becnel is currently a family nurse practitioner. He earned his degree from Loyola University in New Orleans Louisiana in May of 2012. Prior to joining the urgent care area of advanced practice nursing, Mr. Becnel provided primary care services in a local clinic.
Mr. Becnelís professional experience started in a step down ICU unit, however for most of his undergraduate years Mr. Becnel practiced nursing in an emergency department, with a brief stent of flight nursing for an air ambulance company based out of Atlanta Georgia. He was part of the leadership team in the emergency department in which he worked. Mr. Becnel has also worked on special projects that had benefit to both the emergency department and hospital. The last project Mr. Becnel was a participant in was a 5s lean project which helps eliminate waste in departments. I also better locates supplies, and puts them in the most efficient places for staff use. Mr. Becnel has been a preceptor for many of the new RN graduates as well as experienced nurses who begin their career in the emergency department.
During hurricane Katrina, Mr. Becnel coordinated the airlift efforts at the hospital where he was then employed. Mr. Becnel was also instrumental in reopening the hospital immediately following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Online Newshour has interviewed Mr. Becnel with regards to his experiences during hurricane Katrina. Mr. Becnel also received letters of appreciation from the Emergency Nursesí Association for his dedication to his profession during a disaster, and from the Disaster medical assistance team that helped during the immediate aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Currently, Mr. Becnel is a member of the Louisiana state nursesí association as well as the American association of Nurse practitioners and the Urgent Care association of America.
Jenny Marino - Clinic Supervisor/Xray Tech
Jennifer Marino is originally from LaPlace, LA. She received her Radiologic Technologist degree from Delgado in 2004. Since then she has worked in Urgent Care Facilities. Her biggest challenge was restarting a clinic in the aftermath of Katrina. Her responsibilities included staffing and ordering supplies as well as patient care.
Marko Nikolic, MD - COO
Marko was born in New Orleans, and has lived all over the world. He attended High School at the American International School in Vienna, Austria. He earned his college degree at the University of Vienna. Dr. Nikolic then went to the University of Vienna Medical School, finishing in 2007. He has been pursuing his dream to practice as a physician in the US and is currently in search of a residency program. His true pation has always been to help others. His only hobby is computers and networking, which started in 1986 when he first had access to a 80186 driven PC.
Alicia Buras - Front Desk
Alicia Buras rediscovered her love for healthcare after Hurricane Katrina devastated her family home and affected the lives of many innocent people in her neighborhood. Despite the fact that many of her close friends left New Orleans, Alicia decided to go back to school to pursue her allied health degree and help rebuild the city she loves.
Dominique Dent - X-ray
Dominique was born and raised in New Orleans. She graduated from Delgado Community College with a degree from Radiologic Technology in 2011. She has always had a passion to work in health care. She looks forward to expanding her radiological skills as she pursues additional certifications in both CT and Radiation Therapy.
Candis DiGiovanni - X-ray
Candis has been employed with New Orleans urgent care since 2010. She attended Our lady of Holy Cross where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic Technology. She also completed the radiology program at Ochsner Clinic Foundation where she was selected as the outstanding radiologic technologist of her 2006 graduating class. She is a wife and mother of two girls and hopes to continue.
Brandon Gaudet - X-ray
Brandon was born and raised in New Orleans. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel high school in 2008 and began working in construction shortly after. Midway through pursuing an electrical career, he had a change of heart and decided he wanted to join the medical field. He then began studying at Delgado Community College, where he was accepted into the Radiologic Technology program and graduated with an Associates Degree of Applied Science. He started working for New Orleans Urgent Care in the summer of 2014 and absolutely loves it. He currently performs quality diagnostic xray imaging while cross-training to receive his certification as a Medical Assistant. He is always willing to learn and improve while practicing professional patient healthcare.
Tasha Richardson - X-ray Tech
Tasha was born in Eunice, LA and raised in Basile, LA. She moved to New Orleans after graduating high school in 1992. Tasha attended Delgado Community College where she obtained a degree in Radiologic Technology in 2011. She also is employed at Tulane Medical Center where she is a CT Technologist. In the near future she plans on pursuing a degree in Radiation therapy.
Adrianna Wright - X-Ray
Adrianna Wright was raised in New Orleans,La where she attended Grace King High School.After graduating she enrolled in Delgado Community College where she decided to pursue a career in healthcare.She was accepted into Delgado's Radiology program and graduated in July of 2017.She started at New Orleans Urgent Care shortly after finishing school.She aspires to further her education in obtaining her bachelor's degree in health science and certification in Medical assistanting.
Alida Revon - Office Staff
Alida Revon grew up in the Kenner/Metairie area. She attended Archbishop Chapelle High School, and graduated from the University of New Orleans in the Fall of 2006 with a degree in General Studies. She started at New Orleans Urgent Care in the Fall of 2008. She loves working for NOUC alongside some great people, and has enjoyed watching it grow throughout the years.
Kelly St. Ann - Front desk
Kelly was born and raised in Slidell LA. Recently moved to the Westbank in 2013. Kelly has been working in the medical field since 2007. She started working at New Orleans Urgent Care in 2015. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family.
Taylar Brown - Front Desk
Taylar Brown was born and raised in the small town of Plaquemine,LA located right outside of Baton Rouge. She attended Plaquemine High School and graduated salutatorian of her class in 2011. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of New Orleans in 2015. During her undergraduate time, she spent most of her time studying, working, and involved in many various extracurricular activities. Currently, she is enrolled in an accelerated program at LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans to pursue a second bachelors in nursing. She hopes to also earn her Doctor of Nursing Practice and eventually open up her own pediatric clinic. In her free time, she loves to sleep, binge watch netflix shows, and spend time with her friends and boyfriend.
Rebecca Wilbee - Front Desk
Rebecca was raised in a military family and lived in many places before settling in Louisiana. She landed her first urgent care job in 2015 while attending The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She worked there until transferring to Loyola University New Orleans in July 2016, which is when she joined the New Orleans Urgent Care staff. Rebecca will graduate from Loyola in December 2017 with a B.A. in mass communication and hopes to pursue a career in healthcare marketing.
Taylor Meyers - Front Desk
Gabriela Ordoyne - Medical Assistant
Gabby was born and raised in the New Orleans area. She attended and graduated from John Curtis in 2012. In 2016 she graduated with a bachelors in Biology from the University of New Orleans. Gabby plans on attending medical school in the near future, but her specialty is still undecided. In her spare time, you can find Gabby at the gym or at home playing with her animals (mainly her rabbit Butters)
Genevieve Perret - MA
Genevieve was born and raised in New Orleans. She attended Ben Franklin High School and graduated in 2012. Genevieve already has her BS in Biology from UNO, and plans to obtain her second BS--in nursing--at LSU-HSC in their CARE program. In terms of the future, she is thinking of either becoming a NP or a CRNA. When Genevieve isn't working, she is either reading or spending time with family, friends, and her pets.
Tom Mather - MA
Recent graduate from Loyola New Orleans, Tom is headed to Nursing school at LSU come Spring 2015. He plays guitar and loves college football. Go Irish! Since working here, he has acquired new nickname, patients might hear him be called Brad.
Amira Karagic - MA
Amira was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and raised in New Orleans. She is attending Tulane University to get her bachelorís in cell and molecular biology. She plans on becoming a surgical physician assistant. Outside of work, she loves playing basketball, watching netflix, and spending time with friends and family.
Kira Moreau - MA
Kira Moreau grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. She will be graduating in December 2017 with a bachelor's of science in nursing from LSUHSC. She intends to work in critical care, and hopes to return to school to become a CRNA. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, karaoke, and hanging out with her two cats.
Sasha Scott - MA
Sasha is from the small town of Houma, Louisiana and moved to Nola 5 years ago. She received her bachelors degree in December 2016 from the University of New Orleans in
Biological Science with minors in chemistry and psychology. Sasha wishes to attend medical school in the near future. She enjoys long jogs and good books!
Awad Hammad - MA
Alicia Velasquez - MA
I grew up in Lawrenceville, GA and moved here to New Orleans four years ago to go to LSUHSC for my BSN. I intend to get some ICU experience and then try to join the Air Force to continue with my nursing career. Eventually, I plan to go back to school get my APRN as a nurse practitioner. Outside of work I like to paint, kayak, and go hiking.
Kristy Chin - MA
Kristy was born and raised in New Orleans. She graduated from the university of New Orleans with a bachelors of science degree and a minor in chemistry and is also an aspiring medical student. She enjoys being in the sun and playing guitar in her spare time when she isn't working or studying!

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