As the practice manager for Austin Perinatal Associates, Jinnie has over thirty years of experience in medical finance. She is a member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and Association of Maternal-Fetal Management. Jinnie was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended college in Utah where she pursued a degree in business administration. She began her career in 1980 with the first free-standing emergency room built in Houston. She has worked in internal medicine and, subsequently, in pediatrics with a major children’s hospital in Houston. She moved to Austin in 2002 and joined Austin Perinatal Associates in 2004 finding an enormous passion in assisting patients with complex pregnancies. Jinnie has great admiration for Dr. Berry and the compassion he has for his patients. Jinnie strives to make patients feel welcome and assures them our administrative staff is here to assist with their needs and concerns regarding their insurance and billing questions as they go through their journey with Austin Perinatal Associates.
Robin Stewart, RDMS
Robin joined the team at Austin Perinatal Associates in 2007. She grew up in Toledo, Ohio and completed her degree in diagnostic ultrasound in 1984. She is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in obstetrics and gynecology and fetal echocardiography. She is a member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Robin has practiced advanced sonography in Ohio, Virginia and Florida. She has been performing maternal-fetal medicine ultrasounds exclusively since 1998. Robin's passion for complex obstetrical ultrasound comes from watching her patients “fall in love” with their babies.
Cristina Burress, RDMS
Cristina is originally from Houston, Texas, where she graduated from the Ultrasound Diagnostic Institute. She is ARDMS certified in Ob/Gyn, nuchal translucency and nasal bone ultrasound. Cristina worked at an imaging center for seven years while in Houston before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she served on staff at St. Francis Hospital for several years. Cris began specializing in advanced obstetrical ultrasound with The University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center. Upon her move back to Texas she joined the staff at Austin Perinatal Associates. Cristina enjoys maternal-fetal medicine because of the unique opportunities to provide specialized care for each individual patient.Cristina’s passion is building relationships with her patients and each of their family members.
Shannon graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State, where she grew up. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1999 and loves providing patient care. Shannon spent 16 years working in the hospital setting in Labor and Delivery and High Risk Antepartum. All of her clinical experience was at hospitals with a level 3 NICU where she helped manage patients in a variety of high risk and complicated situations. She served as charge nurse for several years prior to joining Austin Perinatal Associates. Shannon has worked alongside Dr. Berry since she moved to Austin in 2002 co-managing patients in the hospital with the patient's’ Obstetrician. She was excited to join the Austin Perinatal Team in 2015 and has enjoyed being a part of the patients’ care for the entire pregnancy. She also helped to develop the infusion clinic that is now offered at Austin Perinatal for hydration, hyperemesis, and iron. Together with Dr. Berry, Shannon is committed to providing thorough and compassionate care to the patient throughout her pregnancy.
Melissa joined Austin Perinatal Associates in 2016 after working many years in a hospital setting where she worked close at hand with Dr. Berry and many obstetricians to co-manage patients. She is dedicated to caring for our patients by providing meaningful and thorough care during their pregnancies. Melissa attended nursing school in her hometown of Austin, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006. She began her career as a Registered Nurse in labor and delivery and continues to love providing patient care, specifically in women’s health. Melissa worked in labor and delivery and high risk antepartum at an Austin hospital for 10 years, overseeing patients with an array of complicated conditions. Prior to joining Austin Perinatal Associates, she worked as a charge nurse at a hospital’s high risk antepartum unit.
Trinidad was born in Brownsville, Texas and has lived in Austin for the past twenty-seven years. She works closely with the practice manager at Austin Perinatal Associates ensuring that our patients have the best possible experience while here. She assists in all aspects of the administrative duties assisting our staff with issues that may arise while processing insurances, scheduling complicated appointments and reviewing patient accounts. Trinidad joined our team in August of 2013 and brings with her over twenty years of experience in medical administration, including seven years of working as a claims auditor for a major insurance company. Trinidad strives for patient satisfaction with our patients’ needs and concerns by helping to explain their health plan benefits, if necessary and any concerns they may have.
Ruby joined us at Austin Perinatal in August of 2017 as our Insurance Specialist. She brings into our work family over 11 years of experience in medical administration, which includes five years in the dental field working closely with insurance companies. Her goal is to provide the best possible service for the patients of Austin Perinatal Associates and to assist each patient with their insurance needs and concerns. She enjoys seeing the smiling faces of the patients and especially the tiny ones. Ruby was born and raised in Austin, Texas where she loves to help “keep Austin weird”. She has been a part of all the beautiful growing changes in Austin. Ruby has five handsome growing boys who plan to settle back in Austin after attending college. Ruby would like to see her boys pursue something in the medical field as she has, where her passion has remained for so many years.
Taimi joined Austin Perinatal Associates in 2015, as our patient care coordinator. She is the first person you will be welcomed by as you arrive to our office. Taimi has worked as a surgical technician and has 20 years’ experience as a therapeutic massage therapist. After having complications in both of her own pregnancies, she feels passionate about making sure patients feel safe and cared for when complications arise during their pregnancies. Taimi feels blessed that she had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom, as well as a school and community volunteer for many years, while raising her two sons. She is grateful for the continued bond she has with them into adulthood and still enjoys mother/son date nights. Her personal hobbies includes gardening, reading, hiking and doing anything outdoors.