Our Staff

  • Krista Saltzman

    Krista Saltzman graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Krista has worked as a scribe since 2014 and is continuing her education to become a physician’s assistant. When she’s not busy caring for patients and sharing her friendly disposition with our staff, she’s likely cooking, baking, or enjoying time with her two loveable Dachshunds.

  • Griffin Long

    Griffin Long has been working with Dr. Cerniglia for over four years as a medical assistant. Although Griffin was raised in Arkansas, he’s been in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 18 years. A humbled and nurturing person, Griffin provides the highest level of care to the patients at the Ankle and Foot Institute of Texas.

  • Jessica Patterson

    Jessica Patterson is a national recognized medical assistant. She’s a 2005 Western Hills graduate who went on to the Career Center of Texas to pursue her dream. Prior to coming to the Ankle and Foot Institute, Jessica worked in family practice for 4 years.

    Jessica resides in Fort Worth with her husband and their two beautiful sons, ages 10 and 6, named Jesse and Brayden. She loves spending time with her family and friends. No matter their season, she’s a loyal Cowboys fan.

  • Melinda

    Melinda is a native Texan, born and raised in Fort Worth. She graduated from Haltom High School in 1988. She has since been married to her high school sweetheart for over 26 years. Together they share two beautiful daughters.

    Since 1995 Melinda has been dedicated to the medical field. She began specializing in podiatry in 2005 and is a trained medical assistant as well as an AAPC certified medical coder.

  • Ana Murillo

    Ana Murillo graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She is working on obtaining her master’s. A dedicated and efficient office coordinator, Ana has been practicing with Dr. Cerniglia for over 5 years and truly loves working with the patients and staff at the Ankle and Foot Institute. If she’s not busy at her job, she’s likely spending time with family or friends, or enjoying the company of her adorable English Bulldog.

  • Kristine Garcia

    Kristine Garcia was always passionate about the medical field, so she decided to use her skills as an office coordinator to embrace it. She graduated from Tarleton University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and has worked at the Ankle and Foot Institute for 5 years.

    In her free time you’ll find Kristine working out, and spending time with her one year old daughter.

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