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Meet our caring Staff! 

Dr. Abdus Salam - Dr. Salam M.D, Ph. D. has been with Apheresis of NOVA for 8+ years and is an expert in the donation process and working one on on with donors and patients through out the process. His experience & knowledge makes working with the clinic enjoyable and pleasant!

Cathy Layden: Staff RN, Cathy worked at Inova Fairfax Hospital in the Operating Room and Therapeutic Apheresis Department.  She has been with AANOVA since 2009.

Jackie Bailey:One of our Nurse Practitioners performing our Physical Exams on our donors. Jackie has extensive experience performing physicals and exams in minute clinics and travel clinics.  Jackie has been with us since 2010.

Jim Robinson: Staff RN, Spent 24 years in the fire department, 17 of those years as a paramedic.  He now works at Inova Fairfax Hospital in the Med-Surg ICU since 2007.  He has been with us on-call since 2013.

Karen Plewacki: Manager, Employed at Inova Fairfax Hospital for 30 years.  Have degrees in Medical Technology and Nursing.  She has 18 years experience in therapeutic and donor apheresis.  She got her HP (Hemapheresis Practitioner) Certification in 1999.  Started the clinic now known as Apheresis Associates of Northern Virginia in 2002.

Kim Johnson: Assistant Manager,  She has been an RN for 29 years.  She has her HP Certification( Hemapheresis Practitioner).  She was employed at Inova Fairfax Hospital for 25 years and did Therapeutic Apheresis for 20 years.  She has been with AANOVA since 2007.

Pam Dinkelacher NP: Pam is another new addition added in 2015. She helps us by performing our physical exams.

​Monica Abernathy-Greer: Graduated from Campbell University in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.    Graduated from Marymount University in 1998 with an Associates in Nursing.  Has a total of 10 years Apheresis experience while dabbling in cardiac nursing.   Has been working at AANOVA since 2009.

Robin L. Cowell: Staff Nurse, Robin has been a LPN for 22 years.  She was employed by Inova Fairfax Hospital for 12 years in the Blood Donor Center performing Apheresis collections.  Robin has been with AANOVA since 2011.

Tremecca Perrington PA: One of our Nurse Practitioners performing Physical Exams on our donors. Tremecca joined us in 2015, she works as a hospitalist for a nearby hospital as well.


Our staff provides your donor or patient with a professional, friendly & relaxed atmosphere with amenities such as cable TV, DVD player, free Wifi and the comfort of blanket warmers. 

We also provide education and support during the donor's/patient's time with us. We make the process as comfortable as possible by having 24 hour on-call availability if your donor has any medical concerns & providing information that is pertinent to your donor/patient concerning such topics as injections, the apheresis procedure and post-procedure care.