Enrique G. Jacome, MD, Founder & Medical Director
Board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Enrique G. Jacome completed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Jacome has been a practicing gynecologist with Eisenhower Medical Center since 1995 and is a leading expert in Robotic Surgery, having performed close to 1,000 robotic procedures and more than 3,000 laparoscopic cases. His work has been published in the Journal of Robotic Surgery, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, and the Journal of Reproductive Medicine. He has presented at many major national and international conferences, including the World Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy, as well as the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
In 2008, Dr. Jacome was the first physician in Riverside County, California, to perform robotic surgery using the da Vinci® S HD Surgical System. In 2010, the Auxiliary at Eisenhower Medical Center honored Dr. Jacome with the “Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Patient Care.” He received the 2011 Physician of the Year Award at Eisenhower Medical Center and in 2012 Physician of the Year for the Hispanic Community.
In 2012, the International Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognized Dr. Jacome as a Leading Physician of the World and Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist in California. Other awards include 2012 Southern California Top Doctor Obstetrician and Gynecologist, 2011 and 2012 Palm Springs Life Top Doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013 Los Angeles and San Diego Top Doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. From 2011 to 2017, Dr. Jacome was selected by his peers as a Top Doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
As a pioneer and innovator with a unique background in minimally invasive surgery and hormone pellet insertion therapy, Dr. Jacome is committed to improving the insertion technique and the pharmacokinetics related to the pellet manufacturing process.
Melissa Vinci-Rainis, CEO
Melissa brings a proven track record as an expert in the healthcare industry with over 20 years of experience. Her comprehensive knowledge of medical devices and women’s healthcare was the result of her work in the pharmaceutical industry where she managed new business development, marketing and sales operations, and licensing and acquisitions for Ortho-McNeil, Ethicon, and Johnson & Johnson. Most recently, Melissa was the COO and Vice President of Bergen Medical Products, a medical device start-up. She helped bring a combination of innovation, experience, and science to deliver high quality, cost effective products.
As CEO, Melissa will direct all operations within Pellecome, including research, product development and approval.
Bev Blessing, Chief Clinical Officer
Bev Blessing, MSN, PHD, FNP-BC: Bev is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 40 years of experience in clinical OB-GYN and administrative medicine. Previous consultant to Health Affairs and Air Force Surgeon General. Previous CEO of University Med School and WellMax Preventive Medicine. PHD in Health Administration focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Bev brings a wealth of experiences blending an active practice in women’s health and hormone management with extensive experience in multiple aspects of health care innovation and delivery.
Tom Stephens, VP Regulatory, Clinical & Quality
Tom is a seasoned Regulatory, Development, and Quality professional with over 30 years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. His career includes positions with large industry leaders, such GlaxoSmithKline and Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, but his career focus has been to work with small start-up companies developing novel medical products in new markets.
Karen Weintraub, Accounting & Customer Service
With over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, Karen has worked for several companies extending across different industries. Her experience covers the day-to-day operations as well as budgeting and finance. Karen’s goal is to make an immediate impact, contributing to the success of the company and helping the company achieve its vision.
David Kurkoski, National Sales Director
David brings more than 25 years of experience in the anti-aging field to his role as Regional Sales Director. Working in many associated medical markets such as integrative medicine and aesthetics, he has a comprehensive record of success enabling the creation, implementation, and maintenance of profitable aesthetic practices. His years as an entrepreneur have given him the leadership skills to direct sales operations and drive results. David’s energy and enthusiasm make him a valued addition to the Pellecome Team.