Our Staff – Atlanta Bariatrics

Robin Hulik

Robin Hulik

Practice Administrator

Robin joined Atlanta Bariatrics in 2016 after 2 years at our nearby surgical center Atlanta General and Bariatric Surgery Center revitalizing our process and offering outstanding client services. She comes to us with over 35 years of experience in customer care, quality control, as well as production and office management; skills that have greatly enhanced our ability to meet all of our patient’s needs.

Originally from New Jersey, Robin has been married for 32 years with three children and 3 beautiful grandchildren (Skyler, Ricky and Mia). Robin and her family come from a military background serving in the US Army and Marine Corp. Robin loves skydiving with 264 jumps, participated in 2 Tough Mudders and Bone Frog races with her son and outdoor activities.


Rebecca (Beca) A. Lore, RN for Dr. Christopher Hart

Rebecca (Beca) A. Lore, RN for Dr. Christopher Hart

Originally from New England, Beca attended Norwich University in Northfield Vermont, and has traveled to various areas with her US Army family.  Specializing in Trauma and Emergency Medicine, Beca brings with her over 30 years of experience providing care of patients across their lifespan.  She truly enjoys working with patients and their families during pivotal times in their lives, with a focus on preventative medicine and healthcare education.

Active in a variety of community organizations, she continues to serve in the Medical Reserve Corps and US ARMY FRG, and is looking forward to her son joining the US Army as a cyberwarfare specialist.  Beca resides in Atlanta with her husband and son, and enjoys running, Sci-Fi movies and spending time with family and friends.  She is excited to be a part of the Atlanta Bariatrics family and more importantly, caring for you and your family.


Emily Harris, RN for Dr. William Johnson

Emily Harris, RN for Dr. William Johnson

New to Georgia and originally from the small town of Thomaston, Alabama, Emily has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Troy University. She has been a nurse for 8 years with a specialty in surgery. Emily’s favorite part of nursing is helping patients reach their goals and celebrating together.

Emily is newly married to her husband Daniel. She enjoys traveling, the lake, and spending time with family and friends and Auburn University football games. War Eagle!


Melissa Youngblood

Melissa Youngblood

Registered Medical Assistant

Melissa hails from Sylacauga, Alabama. She graduated from Bryman National Education College in Atlanta, Georgia with her Certificate as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). She is also a certified member of the American Medical Technologist (AMT) since 1996. She is CPR Certified. She also attended Alexander City Junior College in Alabama.

Melissa is married to her high school sweetheart and has two sons. She enjoys baking, gardening, and family gatherings.


Tracy Smith RD, LD

Tracy Smith RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Tracy received a BS in Nutrition from Pennsylvania State University and completed her dietetic internship there as well. She has held a variety of positions within the field of nutrition and dietetics including: medical/surgery, weight management, diabetes teaching and coordinating dietetic interns. She has worked with and counseled bariatric patients since 2001. She has been a registered and licensed dietitian for 14 years. She enjoys helping her patients achieve and celebrate all their goals – both scale and non-scale victories.

Tracy and her husband, have 2 small children and 2 Bernese Mountain dogs. They all love being outdoors and spending time on the lake. She and her husband have lived in GA since 2004.


Brooks Locke RD, LD

Brooks Locke RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Brooks joined the Atlanta Bariatrics team in 2016. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of Georgia in 2010 and has been a Registered Dietitian since 2013. She completed her Dietetic Internship through Southern Regional Medical Center and completed a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. She enjoys helping patients meet their goals and live happier, healthier lives. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, cooking, gardening, crafts and music.


Janet Couch

Janet Couch

Bariatric Coordinator

A native of Tappahannock, VA, Janet has worked in the medical field for over 15 years in the areas of Pediatrics, Urology, Neurology and Ear, Nose & Throat as a Medical Front Desk Specialist. She began working in Bariatrics in Richmond, VA in 2012. Janet also earned her Certified Nurse’s Aide License in 2003.

Janet, as the office’s Bariatric Coordinator and is responsible for working with patients from their attendance of an informational seminar to insurance authorization. Janet helps patients complete the criteria necessary for authorization of weight loss surgery. Janet received the Employee of the Month for October 2016.

Janet is a wife and mother of sons Christian and Tyrelle and daughter, Jaelynn and Grammy of 2 grandsons (Xavier and Ayden). She and her family moved to Georgia in July 2015 and has been with Johns Creek Surgery/Atlanta Bariatrics since that time and as the popular cliche goes, the rest is history!


Chelsey Truelove

Chelsey Truelove

Vein Coordinator

Chelsey received a diploma in medical front office from Lanier Technical College. She has worked several positions in the medical field doing check in / check out, moving up to the bariatric coordinator and is now our vein coordinator.

Chelsey enjoys going to her barn and taking care of her horses and dogs when she is not working. She lives with her Pa-Paw and enjoys spending time with her family.


Gabriela Alcala

Gabriela Alcala

Patient Advocate

Gabriela is originally from Brownsville, TX. She moved to Georgia with her family when she was 2 years old. She has 4 years’ experience in the medical field, she has always had a love for the medical field and plans to pursue a career as a nurse.

Gabriela loves spending time with her family, working out and hanging out with her friends.


Selina Jackson

Selina Jackson

Patient Care Representative

Selina joined Atlanta Bariatrics in July 2017. Selina is originally from New York City where she first started her medical career in Nursing Administration at Lennox Hill Hospital. Selina moved to Georgia 6 yrs. ago and was blessed to meet her husband who is originally from Georgia. They have 2 children and enjoy quality time with their family cooking and watching classic movies.  Selina has over 17 yrs. of experience in the medical field and 10 yrs. in Social Services. Starting this spring Selina has chosen to pursue her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling.


Regina Lee

Regina Lee

CPC, Medical Revenue Coordinator

Regina and her family have lived in Georgia for seven years. She grew up in Germany while her father served in the military. She earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and has worked in the fields of finance and medical revenue for 15 years. She holds her medical coding certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Regina is married with three sons and enjoys reading, writing, and cheering for the Falcons with her family.


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