smiling faces, helping hands, caring hearts

Medical Assistants caring for women with cancer at Southwest Gynecological Oncology Associates, Inc. in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

Left to Right: Shauna Giesler, RMA; Jackie Fierro, MA; and Bernice Harrower, MA

Southwest Gynecologic Oncology medical assistants are the smiling faces, helping hands, and caring hearts our patients come to know personally during their course of treatment.

Our experienced and caring medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to support Dr. Finkelstein in caring for our gynecologic oncology patients.






Jackie Fierro, MA

Jackie was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in El Paso, Texas.

She moved to Albuquerque at the age of eight. She graduated from Rio Grande High School in 2003, enrolled in PIMA following, graduating in May of 2004.

After finishing her clinicals with SW Gyn Oncology she was hired on full-time and has been an exceptional employee ever since. In her free time Jackie enjoys being with her husband and her daughter.


Shana Giesler, RMA

Shana was born in Escanaba, MI and moved to Albuquerque when she was five years old. Shana graduated from Highland High School then graduated from PIMA in 1999.

She has worked in many aspects of the medical field including Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Family Practice and Primary Care.

Shana joined SW Gyn Oncology in April of 2007 and continues to be a valued employee. Shana has one daughter, two step daughters and five grandchildren. In her time off she enjoys working in her yard, cooking and reading.


Bernice Harrower, MA

Bernice was born and raised in Albuquerque. She graduated from Freedom High in 1999. She attended SW Medical in 2000. Bernice worked for Corrales Family Practice for seven years before joining SW Gyn Oncology.

She is currently enrolled at CNM to pursue her RN degree. Bernice is married and has four daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and playing sports.