Team Chao

Rebecca Harrica, RPA-C

Rebecca Harrica, RPA-C

Beckie is a highly trained physician assistant working alongside Dr. Chao at Chao Plastic Surgery.  She acts as his cosmetic surgical first assist in the operating room, sees post-operative patients in the office, and is also specially trained in performing all of the minimally invasive office procedures such as Botox, Juvederm, PRP, Ultherapy, laser treatments, and chemical peels. Beckie is also the practice manager for Chao Plastic Surgery.

1997 – 2001: College of Saint Rose; Albany, NY
2008 – 2010: Albany Medical College; Albany, NY

Allergan Injectable Training
Ultherapy Microfocused Ultrasound Training
CynoSure: PicoSure Aesthetic Laser Training
Platelet Rich Plasma LifeLift Training
Glytone Chemical Peels

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants


Paula Von Stetina

Patient Care Coordinator (PCC)


Courtney Ruede, MA

Medical Assistant (MA)


Erin Zimmer

Patient Concierge (PC)


Jennifer Manning

Billing Manager


Jennifer Goldberg, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Esthetician, International CIDESCO Beauty Therapist

Jennifer Goldberg

Jennifer Goldberg is native to upstate NY and earned her LPN license in 1994 from Questar III. Since then she demonstrated a history of working in many aspects of the hospital & health care industry.

Skilled in Education/Training, Clinical Informatics, Medical Spa, Physician Relations, Creativity Skill and Office Management.

From 1996-1998 Jennifer was a School Nurse for Questar III and a Clinical Instructor in their Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Jennifer started her own IPL hair removal business in 2004 and then re-joined Columbia Memorial Health as an LPN in 2006. While working for Columbia Memorial, Jennifer became the 1st Clinical Informatics Specialist, educating and training clinical/non-clinical staff in 40 + practices on eClinicalworks EMR.

In 2017 she was hired as a Training Manager for St. Peter’s Health Partners to implement a training program for 80+ practices, coordinate training for their new EMR system Athena, and manage 3 Trainers. Once the implementation of Athena was complete, Jennifer went on to further her education. She received her Esthetics license in March of 2018 from the Aesthetic Science Institute and went on to further her Esthetics training to uniquely become an International CIDESCO Beauty Therapist in July of 2018.

A CIDESCO diploma is the world’s most prestigious qualification for Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy which has set international standards since 1957. CIDESCO stands for Comite International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie. There are currently less than 450 CIDESCO Diplomats nationally.