MEET OUR TEAM

Physician Providers

CALIXTO (CAL) GARCIA, D.O., FACOEP
CALIXTO (CAL) GARCIA, D.O., FACOEPCHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Medical School: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education
Specialty: Emergency Medicine

LISA GOLDING-GRANADO, M.D.
LISA GOLDING-GRANADO, M.D.Medical Director, GOLDING GRANADO MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
Medical School: Cornell University Medical College
Residency: Cornell University Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Specialty: Primary Care Services
Location: Practices in Hazlet

CHRISTINE IBRAHIM, M.D.
CHRISTINE IBRAHIM, M.D.Medical Director of East Windsor & Edison
Education: Ross University
Specialty: Family Practitioner
Location: Practices in East Windsor & Edison
VARUN BHATIA, MD
VARUN BHATIA, MDMedical Director of Toms River & Brick
Education: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location: Edison

Advanced Practice Nurse Providers

SHERYL CEKOT, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-C.
SHERYL CEKOT, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-C.
Education: Felician College
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Practices in Hazlet

*Primary Care Provider

JOHN BARONE, D.N.P., A.P.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
JOHN BARONE, D.N.P., A.P.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Education: Pace University
Specialty: Urgent Care, Family Practice, Pain Management
Location: Practices in Red Bank & Toms River
BRITTANY MAURO, M.S.N., A.P.N., F.N.P.
BRITTANY MAURO, M.S.N., A.P.N., F.N.P.
Education: Monmouth University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Practices in Toms River
SANDRA MASINO-KALINOWSKI, M.S.N., A.P.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
SANDRA MASINO-KALINOWSKI, M.S.N., A.P.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Education: Chamberlain College of Nursing
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Practices in Toms River
JANE CLAWSON, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-C.
JANE CLAWSON, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-C.
Education: Monmouth University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Practices in Multiple Locations
HEATHER GOLDNER, D.N.P., F.N.P.-C.
HEATHER GOLDNER, D.N.P., F.N.P.-C.
Education: Chamberlain College of Nursing
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Practices in Multiple Locations
ROSEANNE LYNN GAZIA, R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-C.
ROSEANNE LYNN GAZIA, R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-C.
Education: Monmouth University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Practices in Toms River
RISHITA N. PATEL, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
RISHITA N. PATEL, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Education: Quinnipiac University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Practices in Edison
NICOLE BARONE, A.P.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
NICOLE BARONE, A.P.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Education: Monmouth University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Practices in Toms River
SOFIA TRUJILLO-GOMEZ MSN, FNP-C
SOFIA TRUJILLO-GOMEZ MSN, FNP-C
Education: Monmouth University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: East Windsor and Edison
TIFFINY GREEN MSN, APN, NP-C
TIFFINY GREEN MSN, APN, NP-C
Education: Drexel University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: East Windsor and Edison
DOMINIKA SYMANSKI RN, MSN, FNP
DOMINIKA SYMANSKI RN, MSN, FNP
Education: Monmouth University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Brick and East Windsor
KENYA PENCA FNP-BC
KENYA PENCA FNP-BC
Education: Monmouth University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Red Bank
JOAN PALERMO APN-C
JOAN PALERMO APN-C
Education: Monmouth University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Red Bank & Marlboro
LAUREN RANDOLPH MSN, FNP-BC
LAUREN RANDOLPH MSN, FNP-BC
Education: Walden University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Edison
SANDY JOHNSON MSN, FNP-C
SANDY JOHNSON MSN, FNP-C
Education: Chamberlain University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Brick
NIKKI STEIDLE MSN, RN-BC, FNP-BC
NIKKI STEIDLE MSN, RN-BC, FNP-BC
Education: Chamberlain College Of Nursing
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Toms River
PATRICIA OKORIE MSN, FNP, B-C
PATRICIA OKORIE MSN, FNP, B-C
Education: Walden University
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: Hazlet

Office Managers

JENNIFER LOUGHLIN
JENNIFER LOUGHLINOffice Manager, Brick
Education: Brookdale Community College and Sandford Brown Institute
Background: Extensive Urgent Care experience as a Medical Assistant and Site Supervisor, including IMA Medical Care and Cardiology Associates of New Brunswick
EMILIA PIERRE
EMILIA PIERREOffice Manager, East Windsor & Edison
Education: Drake College of Business
Background: Over 14 years of clinical experience in urgent care, occupational and lab settings; most recently, with Immediate Care since 2013.
BARBARA SMITH
BARBARA SMITHOffice Manager, Hazlet
Education: Marist HS, Bayonne, NJ
Background: Barbara started with Immediate Care as a Front Desk Associate and has been promoted to Supervisor and Office Manager in her time with us. She previously worked as a 911 operator for the Jersey City Police Department.
SANDRA LAROSKI
SANDRA LAROSKIOffice Manager, Red Bank & Marlboro
Education: Marchman Technical, New Port Richey, FL
Background: Sandra started with Immediate Care as a Front Desk Associate and has been promoted to Supervisor and Office Manager in her time with us. She also has previous experience in Management and Billing roles in the medical field.
KIM BELARDINELLI-LOPEZOffice Manager, Toms River
Education: Berdan Institute
Background: Kim started with Immediate Care as a Certified Medical Assistant in our Brick office and has since moved to Toms River as the Office Manager. She has medical and managerial experience in a number of medical environments.
KUTURIA DIXONOffice Manager, East Windsor
Education: Ocean County College
Background: Kuturia started with Immediate Care as a Medical Assistant and has been promoted to Supervisor and Office Manager of our East Windsor location. She has extensive experience as a Medical Assistant and in the Surgical Technology field.
SAFIRA TAYLOROffice Manager, Marlboro
Education: Devry University and Allen School of Health Science
Background: Safira has extensive experience in the medical field, including as Director of Operations for a high volume Cardiology practice and as an Insurance Claims Specialist.

Executive Team

SALVATORE F. CANNIZZARO
SALVATORE F. CANNIZZAROCEO of Immediate Care, President of SFC Enterprises, Inc
Background: Salvatore F. Cannizzaro is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Immediate Care Medical Walk-In Management, LLC.
At the young age of 24 years old, Sal founded Innovative Folding Carton Co., a printing business which is now owned by WestRock. After years of sustained growth and several relocations, Innovative purchased a building in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Sal managed the complete renovation and subsequent 35,000 square foot expansion of this building, ultimately creating a showcase 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Innovative Folding Carton Co. grew to be a very profitable, highly-respected printer that employed 270 people; In 1998, the company was sold to a venture capital firm.
That same year, Sal founded SFC Enterprises, Inc., a real-estate and property development company. As the President of SFC, he is responsible for the overall management and development, as well as setting the company’s entrepreneurial vision and strategic direction.
Over the years, Sal made timely investments throughout the region and managed the development of these properties. He also managed the construction of his own substantial personal residence in exclusive Monmouth County, NJ. From residential developments on the Jersey shore to commercial properties in the Bronx, Staten Island, and New York City, Sal continues to grow the business while bringing value to local communities. Sal’s devotion to the community and to his businesses make him an ideal leader and entrepreneur in today’s emerging business world.
In 2012, Sal was one of the first in New Jersey to create and combine urgent care with primary care in the same location. He established his first management services company, providing non-clinical management and administrative services to primary and urgent care practices in Hazlet, NJ. The Immediate Care Walk-In Center of Hazlet hit the ground running, seeing over 12,000 patients in the first year. With these types of results, Sal saw this business opportunity in New Jersey. His ambition and vision were to open as many centers as possible. Having the real estate and construction background and support he needed, Sal knew establishing the centers was not the issue, but more so finding the right doctors.
Currently, Immediate Care provides employment to 121 team members including physicians, advance practice nurses, management professionals, radiology technologists, and medical assistants.
Immediate Care Medical Walk-In centers are located throughout New Jersey in seven locations, including Brick, Edison, Hazlet, Red Bank, Marlboro, Toms River, and East Windsor. Hazlet and Red Bank offer primary care services, while all of our centers offer x-ray services.
During this period of growth for Immediate Care, SFC Enterprises continues to expand its services. SFC is a commercial property development and management company with a niche in the healthcare market. In addition to the Medical Arts Complex in Marlboro, New Jersey, SFC has constructed a 25,000 square foot medical arts building in Freehold, New Jersey. This community health center is home to a strategic partnership amongst CentraState Healthcare System Inc., VNACJ, Inc. (Visiting Nurse Association Health Group), and Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This medical arts building will serve as a federally qualified health center (FQHC). Further, SFC is adept at economically and efficiently building and fitting out medical facilities.
ROBERT HARGRAVES, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N.
ROBERT HARGRAVES, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N.Director of Operations
Education: Grand Canyon University and The College of Staten Island
Background: Robert has extensive urgent care experience, including administrative and patient care responsibilities. He is a Registered Nurse with experience across a wide variety of patient populations, from pediatric to rehabilitation patients.
KATIE WISNIEWSKI
KATIE WISNIEWSKIPractice Administrator
Education: Katharine Gibbs Business School
Background: Katie joined the Immediate Care team in 2015. Prior to joining our team, she was an office manager at the accounting firm EisnerAmper, LLC. Katie has extensive management experience and has managed 5 of our offices, including the primary care office of Golding Granado Medical Associates. Katie serves as our Practice Administrator and is responsible for providing the overall leadership and management in our seven offices.
KARA GURRIERI
KARA GURRIERIMarketing Manager
Education: Marymount Manhattan College
Background: Kara graduated Marymount Manhattan College in 2012 with a BA in Communications specializing in promotional and professional communications. Since graduating, Kara has had extensive corporate experience in several fields from administrative work to product development. She joined the team at Immediate Care in 2018 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and was promoted in 2020 to the Marketing Manager.
KAYLA KELLY
KAYLA KELLYPractice Administrator
Education: Georgian Court University
Background: Kayla has extensive experience in the Medical Administration field, including roles as Practice Administrator, Billing Director and Project Manager before joining Immediate Care as a Practice Administrator and Billing Auditor
WILLIAM SCHULER
WILLIAM SCHULERBusiness Development
Education: Georgian Court College
Background: William has over 20 years of comprehensive experience in the NJ and NY healthcare markets in the areas of Sr. Administration, Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Business Development. His core responsibility is the development of corporate and government partnerships for Occupational Medicine and Workers Comp healthcare services. He is certified by the NAOHP in Occupational Health Program Management.
ANDREW GROSSMAN
ANDREW GROSSMANHuman Resources
Education: Monmouth University
Background: After a successful career in retail management, Andrew made the transition to Human Resources services in 2017, and was a Human Resources Manager before joining Immediate Care, with experience in staffing, onboarding, payroll, benefits, and scheduling.