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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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201-837-0727
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Our Specialized Staff

Board-certified neurologists and MS-certified nurses lead a Holy Name staff created to focus solely on MS patients and the management of their disease. By diagnosing MS early and beginning treatment as soon as possible, steps can be taken to prevent the patient's brain and spinal cord from further injury. Patient care is coordinated with referring physicians and other medical specialists to ensure it is efficient and effective, from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up services.

MaryAnn Picone, MD

Medical Director of the MS Center

Mary Ann Picone, MD, a board-certified neurologist, has been the Medical Director of the MS Center at Holy Name since 1993. Widely recognized for her clinical expertise, research acumen and comprehensive approach to patient care, Dr. Picone has been a principal investigator in numerous studies and clinical research.

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Asya Wallach, MD

Asya Wallach, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who is fellowship-trained in Multiple Sclerosis. She has a particular interest in optic neuritis, adult and pediatric-onset MS, and other inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, including neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and MOG-antibody syndrome.

Dana Jones, MSN, AGPC NP-C, CCRN

Dana Jones is a Nurse Practitioner at Holy Name's MS Center. She has a Master's Degree from Rutgers University and a certification in Critical Care. Before joining Holy Name, Dana worked for seven years at New York Presbyterian Hospital, in the Neurosurgical Critical Care Unit.

Dana's other nursing experience includes primary and urgent care, oncology and medical ICU. She brings years of skill, empathy and a calming approach to her patients as well as a multi-faceted wealth of knowledge to the MS Center team.

Reena Mathew, RN, BSN, MSCN

Reena Mathew, RN, is an MS-certified nurse who has been working at the MS Center since 2009, following nearly 15 years as a medical charge nurse specializing in neurology. She provides a holistic approach to symptom management, care coordination, patient education, medication adherence and patient support and advocacy.

Reena is a member of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses and volunteers at health fairs and children's conferences. She earned her BS degree from Thomas Edison State University.

Stacey Melvin, RN, BSN

Stacey Melvin, RN, BSN, is an MS-certified nurse and has been providing nursing care for MS patients since 1991. She currently coordinates all the clinical trials for MS patients conducted at Holy Name. She believes strongly in keeping up with the latest advancements in MS research so she can maintain a global understanding of the disease and be able to answer all patients' questions.

Stacey received her BS degree in nursing from Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University, NY.

Christal Radburn, First MS Certified Healthcare Associate

Christal Radburn has been a Registered Medical Assistant at Holy Name's MS Center since 2015. She is the first Healthcare Associate in the United States certified in multiple sclerosis (MSHA). Christal is one of the first staff members to greet patients at the MS Center, and performs routine tests such as blood pressure, basic eye exam, timed walk and blood work.

She worked as a medical assistant in a general neurology office before joining the staff at Holy Name. Christal participates in various MS events, including the Spring Fling Fashion Show, the MS Society Walk and the MS Climb to the Top of the Rock.

Matthew Schiebel, RN

Matthew Schiebel, RN, is MS Certified Specialist, who has been working at the MS Center since 2014. He provides comprehensive, quality care for patients receiving infusions, including individual education, care coordination and infusion treatments.

Matthew has been a registered nurse since 2009. Prior to arriving at Holy Name, he worked for five years in oncology at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Matthew earned his Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the College of St. Elizabeth, after graduating from Bergen Community College with an Associate's Degree in Nursing.

Christine Smith, OTR/L

Christine Smith, OTR/L, is a coordinator of occupational therapy specializing in working with MS patients. She has been an occupational rehabilitation therapist for more than 20 years and became a MS-certified specialist in 2005. She is the chair of the clinical care committee of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and a member of the exam committee and the editorial board of the MS exchange.

Christine is also a member of the Client Education Committee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the coordinator of the education committee of the International Organization of MS Rehabilitation Therapists. She earned her BS in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac College.