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The Houston Fibroids Team

Our wonderful team help keep things running smoothly at Houston Fibroids, and strive to make your experience with us a positive one. Each team member will help you through the process of undergoing Uterine Fibroid Embolization. 

Texas Endovascular Staff

Ashley Lara, Front Office Coordinator

Ashley Lara, Coordinator

Ashley is a Houston area native with over 10 years of experience in the medical field plus medical assistance training. She worked in OB/GYN and Neurology before joining Texas Endovascular. She loves coming to work every day because of the joy she feels from seeing positive results from patient treatments. She loves being a part of a passionate team. You will find Ashley’s smiling face greeting you as you walk into Dr. Hardee’s Katy office.  Ashley treats every patient with respect and is always ready to help. In her free time, Ashley likes to cook, travel, work out, experience different food cultures and enjoy a night out on the town. She lives in Katy with her husband and 4 fur babies.

Hilsia Ventura, Medical Assistant

Hilsia Ventura, Medical Assistant

Hilsia is a Maryland/DC native and new to Houston. She is passionate about serving and connecting with her patients. She takes her previous administrative and medical assistant experience and applies it with warmth and a welcoming smile. Patients can find Hilsia assisting Dr. Fox in the Bellaire office. She enjoys working with vein, PAD, and fibroid patients because she loves to listen to each patient’s unique story. Hilsia lives in Houston with her 2 children and husband. In her free time, Hilsia enjoys date night and movies.

Jessica Sousa, RVT, RDMS, RT-S

Jessica Sousa, Sonographer

Originally from California, Jessica came to Texas to make a career change and now is a Sonographer with over 3 years experience in General, OBGYN, and Vascular Sonography. She graduated from the Academy of Healthcare with a degree in applied sciences and soon after became board certified with  ARDMS and ARRT. She spent the majority of the last three years working for Houston Methodist hospital before deciding she wanted to focus on her real passion, Vascular Sonography. In her free time she loves to work on her farm with her husband and son caring for their dogs, goats, and chickens. She also loves to fish and cook as often as possible!

Susan Boehnke, FNP-C

Susan Boehnke, FNP-C

Susan Boehnke, FNP-C, is one of the newer additions to Texas Endovascular Association and she is super excited to be here. She comes with over 15 years of working experience in the healthcare industry, including cardiac ICU and gastrointestinal/endovascular unit. In her free time, Susan likes to work on her fish tank and watch Netflix with with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Kaiser. She also volunteers with the Texas German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Sylvia Prieto, Medical Assistant

Sylvia Prieto, Medical Assistant

Sylvia is a Katy native for over 20 years and joined us in 2016 as medical assistant. She loves interacting with her patients and is passionate about treating every patient with care. She is a great listener and loves to help! Sylvia has a sweet 4 year old daughter named Jacqueline and a silly chihuahua named Twinky. She is currently attending school to further her career in the medical field and hopes to become an RN one day.

In her free time she enjoys running, shopping with her daughter and relaxing while watching a great movie.

Julia Montgomery, Ultrasound Technologist

Julia, Ultrasound Tech

Julia is our newest edition to the Katy office. She has been in Ultrasound as a Registered Vascular Technologist since 2009. She loves her new job figuring out why your legs hurt and being on the front line of treatment. She has a positive attitude and always wears a smile!

Even though Julia is a transplant form Massachusetts, she has lived in Houston for the past 20 years. In her free time, Julia enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Jamie Kay, Medical Assistant

Jamie Kay, Medical Assistant

Jamie Kay, is our medical assistant at the Bellaire office who has worked with Dr. Fox for three years.

When Jamie isn’t working hard, she is filling the office with laughter. Outside of work, Jamie enjoys skiing, spending time with her dog Honey and golfing. Jamie’s career aspirations are to become a Registered Nurse.

Jackie Hall, Front Office Coordinator

Jackie Hall, Coordinator

Jackie, front office coordinator, has worked with Dr. Fox for over three years. Jackie is an outstanding ambassador, making our TEA patients feel welcomed and comfortable the moment they step into our Bellaire office.

Aside from keeping the Bellaire office running smoothly, Jackie enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves planning parties, going to the gym, FaceTiming her nephews who live in New Mexico, and spending time with her “fur baby”, Marley.

Joy Green, Physician Liaison and Patient Coordinator

Joy Green

Joy, our physician liaison and patient coordinator, is a graduate of the University of Houston Bauer College of Business. She works diligently to keep us connected with our referring physicians and our patients.

Outside of work, Joy’s latest passion is being a new mom to her precious baby girl. She also loves antique shopping, crafts, traveling and golfing. Aside from being a mom to Baby Kai, Joy keeps tabs on her four-legged “kids” – Ollie and Atlas. She loves being the office cat lady almost as much as she loves being a mom.

Sindy Parada, Front Office Coordinator

Sindy Parada

Sindy, the front office coordinator, also known as The Katy Hostess with the Mostest, has been working with Dr. Hardee for over three years.

Sindy has an “alter ego” as the office clown (usually at Erik’s expense). When she’s not at the office, Sindy enjoys spending quality time with her family, walking her dogs, sporting events, and teaching Erik Spanish.

Lisa Hodges, Registered Nurse 

Lisa Hodges

Lisa, our esteemed nurse, is a graduate of Texas A&M University. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Community Health at A&M, Lisa was called by the universe (or her brother, who gives good advice) into becoming a nurse.

Lisa’s favorite pastimes include: CrossFit training, spending time outdoors, making memories with her family, and traveling with her husband Brian. Together they parent their Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Anderson James. Andy is their only fur baby – and “King of the House”. Lisa is always ready to show you hundreds of pictures of Andy at any time.

Erik Frazar, Practice Manager

Erik Frazar

Erik Frazar, our beloved and esteemed practice manager, has over 10 years’ experience in health care, which is clearly reflected on his personal connection with our patients. In addition, he plays furniture mover and handyman to make sure our facility is always “client ready”.

Outside of the office, Erik enjoys just about every extracurricular outdoor hobby possible – and he has the gear to prove it! His favorites include: his weekly bowling league, fishing, snow skiing, and mountain biking. He shares all these activities with the love of his life, a 12-year-old Weimaraner named Blue.

Tammy Bicknell, Ultrasound Technologist

Tammy Bicknell

Tammy, graduated from Ultrasound Diagnostic School (Dallas) in 2000. Most of her ultrasound experience has been with accredited vascular labs in hospital settings. Tammy left the hospital environment in 2012 and has since been doing detailed reflux studies with Dr. Fox and Dr. Hardee. Although Tammy is from Dallas, her husband is originally from Houston. Shortly after their marriage, Tammy and her hubby moved to Houston to raise their family. They are blessed with three beautiful daughters. Tammy spends her free time attending one of the girls’ many activities. She loves running and reading.

Dawn Puentes, Sonographer

dawn puentes

Dawn is one of our registered vascular sonographers. She graduated from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi in 2015. She moved to the  Houston area just days after graduation and began working right away. It didn’t take long for her to vascular ultrasound was where she belonged. She was born in Dallas, and grew up in Michigan. But, this native Texan knew always knew she would come back to the Lone Star State!

When she’s not working, she spends time spoiling her two pitties, Vick & Mia, the best four-legged kiddos a mom could ask for! Everyone knows her world revolves around those two and her wonderful husband. Her and her husband are enjoying life as newlyweds. Together, they enjoy traveling to Corpus, and of course to San Antonio to cheer on their favorite basketball team.