Meet Our Providers
Kelly Covel, PNP
Kelly received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing from Columbia University. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Ithaca College. She lives in Brooklyn. Kelly joined Tribeca Pediatrics in 2013.
Binu Matthew, MD
Dr. Binu Mathew is a California native who completed her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at UC Irvine in Southern California. She went on to complete medical school at Ross University in Dominica, West Indies. She finished her pediatric residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn in 2011. She joined Tribeca Pediatrics in 2013.
Meet Our Nurses
Crystal graduated from Gulf Coast State College, in Panama City, where she obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree after which, she will continue on in her education. She hopes to become either a Certified Nurse Midwife or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Crystal loves educating parents on newborn and child care.
Sophie Malamut graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Bachelors of science in nursing. She herself was a patient at Tribeca Pediatrics as an adolescent. Sophie plans on continuing her education and becoming a nurse practitioner some time in the near future.
Sumana Rao completed her BSN at NYU, having previously earned an undergraduate degree in English from Wellesley College as well as her MBA from the Yale School of Management. She has always dreamed of working in pediatrics and hopes to one day volunteer her skills in Southern India, when she is originally from. She lives Boerum Hill with her husband and kids.
Venika Harris hails from Brooklyn and has just a twist of West Indian upbringing. She graduated from Utica college of Syracuse University in 2011 where she obtained her BSN RN. After graduating, she worked as a home health aid work until she joined Tribeca Pediatrics, having wanted to work with children her whole life. She plans to further her education with the goal of one day becoming a nurse practitioner.
Shonette Alexander received her A.A.S from SUNY Farmingdale and graduated from Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing in May 2013 as a Registered Nurse. She was born in Guyana but grew up and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Sara Sloane received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Long Island University's Brooklyn campus. Sara loves working with kids and joined the Tribeca Pediatrics team as a medical assistant while finishing school. Sara is a native New Yorker and currently lives in Manhattan. She plans to continue her nursing education in pediatrics and public health.
Mirgena (Gena, for short) Hoxha graduated from CUNY- College of Staten Island where she received consecutive Deans List Honors in nursing. She has a passion for pediatrics and is highly interested in childhood obesity and its prevention. She currently resides in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Mary Gwen Sagen
Mary Gwen is a native southerner, coming to Manhattan from Missisippi. She completed her BSN at The University of Mississippi and worked as a Neonatal-ICU nurse in Dallas,TX, as well as an RN at other pediatric clinics before joining TriBeCa Pediatrics in 2013. She is passionate about food and the way diet affects our health. She currently splits her time between TriBeCa Pediatrics and Haven's Kitchen, and hopes to one day work with children and families, developing healthier lifestyles for a better tomorrow.