In her current role at Bellava, Erica serves as patient coordinator, carefully attending to surgical patients from pre-op through post-op care, and assists them regarding payment and financing decisions. She is also involved in Bellava’s business development, continuing to help build upon the fundamental vision of Bellava-- to help clients discover their own essence of beauty.
From 2010 through 2018, Ms. Breining owned and operated Bellava. Under her ownership, Bellava grew into a full service on-site plastic surgery center that has garnered prestigious awards including Best of Westchester Magazine Award 2012 the first year out.
While she began a career as a chemical engineer, Ms. Breining gravitated toward business. She was recruited from the University of Michigan by IBM in 2002 to work in their prestigious management program. Ms. Breining pivoted toward her real passion, entrepreneurship, in when she started HGBags, a high-end online handbag venture which has since grown into an international company.
Ms. Breining holds a Masters of Science in Operations Research from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. In her spare time, Ms. Breining enjoys travel, cooking, fine dining, and most of all, spending time with her husband and two daughters.