Our Team

Our team members are highly trained and knowledgeable. Each member of our team is committed to making your experience with us as convenient and enjoyable as possible, from scheduling your first appointment through the entirety of your care. We strive to provide care that is right for you.

Long Island Neuro Science Specialists Staff Group Photo

Neurosurgical Clinical Staff

Ping Hao, PA
Since 2016

Ping Hao has been a Registered/Certified Physician Assistant since 2013. She received her MD degree in 2004 from the Medical Department of Peking university, China. She was in the OB/Gyn residency program between 2004-2005, in China. She received her Master’s degree from Touro College in Bay Shore, NY. She has experience in primary care and pain management prior to her current position.

Caryn DeMaio
Licensed Practical Nurse (2023)

Pain Management Clinical Staff

Marykate Reinhart, NP
Since 2016

Mary Kate Reinhart, certified adult/pediatric nurse practitioner, joined LINS in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing, Master of Science in child health and a post-Master certificate in adult health from Stony Brook University. Mary Kate has been a nurse practitioner since 1996.

Terry Pontino, NP
Since 2021

Terry Pontino is an Acute Care nurse practitioner, board certified through ANCC. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from West Virginia University and a Master of Science degree in Adult Health from Walden University.. She is a member of NPALI and the ANA. Terry Pontino has been a nurse practitioner since 2016.

Emily Brooks, BS
Since 2021

Emily, our Medical Assistant, joined our practice in 2021. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Psychology and is currently working on prerequisites for Physician Assistants School. Emily volunteered as an EMT for two years with the Port Jefferson Ambulance Company and is currently doing MLS Laser Treatments in our office.

Emily Dwyer, BS

Emily, our Medical Assistant joined our practice in June 2023. She graduated from Binghamton with Bachelors of Science in Biology and Spanish and is currently studying for the MCAT to enter medical school. Emily has an EMT License and is certified in CPR and BLS. Emily has been part of two research teams and continues in research today. Emily currently does MLS Laser Treatment and assists the doctor with injections and acupuncture therapy.

Administrative Staff

Office Manager

Tammy Francomano

Billing Manager

Linda Erickson

Billing Administrative Staff

Raffaella Wilk
Kathy Alesi

Neurosurgical Administrative Staff

Caryn DeMaio - Administrator for Neurosurgery
Michelle Lauritsen, Surgical Coordinator
Jayde Stumme
Jeeni Sapatanga

Pain Management Administrative Staff

Ivette Diaz
Lily D. 
Vanessa Gonzalez