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The Plastic Surgery Center’s highly professional and knowledgeable staff realizes that patients need accurate information, skilled care, and close personal attention.

Our warm and dedicated staff wants your experience to be pleasant and will help you feel as reassured and relaxed as possible. Our staff also maintains up-to-date training so that they are able to provide you information on all of the latest techniques and products.

Our Staff, Plastic Surgery Center & Spa

Katherine Manzo

Patient Concierge

Katherine is a Maine native who received her bachelor’s degree from Thomas College. Katherine is the Patient Concierge for the surgical side of our practice. Having worked with us for over three years, she is well versed and educated in all cosmetic procedures—from lip filler, to Neograft, to mommy makeovers! In fact, during 2020 Katherine single-handedly booked so many Neograft cases that Maine Plastic Surgery is now labeled a Diamond Provider, which is the highest tier in industry. Katherine reviews scheduling, pricing, downtime and more, while ensuring you have a five-star experience from start to finish. She is prepared to educate you every step of the way, from your initial phone call to your final follow-up. She is inspired and driven by helping individuals obtain their goals and gain confidence in their skin. In addition, Katherine enjoys teaching children’s dance classes right here in Portland Maine! If Katherine is not in our office or the dance studio, you can find her at home with her husband and three dogs.

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Savannah Tijssen

Office Coordinator

Savannah attended the University of Southern Maine where she majored in Social work, but changed over to Business as that’s where her personality thrives. She continues to work on her education at York County community college and works full time as an Office Coordinator, assisting our patients in scheduling appointments, purchasing gift cards, and ensuring that your visit from start to finish will flow well. She is a master multi-tasker and channels her high energy into a great experience for our practice members. When Savannah’s not in the office, you can find her hiking, working out at her second home, Crisp, traveling our beautiful state or just anything that gets her outdoors. She was born and raised in southern Maine but exploring everything in our state never gets old, especially in the summertime where she enjoys camping and trips to coastal towns with her boyfriend.

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Hillary Klenda

Office Coordinator/Medical Assistant

Hillary is a Maine native and grew up in Southern Maine. She first attended college at New England College for Business and Marketing, but soon realized her true passion was in the medical field. She began pursuing a career in Science and attended SMCC and USM to get her degree. Hillary has experience working with children in pediatric neurology for 4 years specializing in epilepsy and traumatic brain disorders, primary care and weight loss management. She has always been intrigued in the aesthetics field and absolutely loves it. She has been with our practice for 3 years now. She takes pride in making patients feel comfortable and confident starting with their initial step into the practice. Her number one goal is to make each patient feel they are receiving concierge style care and quality treatments. She does everything from rooming patients, pre-operative appointments & prepping for procedures, to assisting the doctors while performing surgery. She enjoys creating the quality, five-star atmosphere that we strive for. Outside of the office, Hillary loves spending time with her family and fur babies. She enjoys traveling anytime that she can

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Wendy Martin

CSFA

Wendy has been a Certified Surgical Technologist since 1987 and a Certified First Assist since 2002. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Harvard University, cum laude, in 2001. Prior to joining Dr. Weisberg’s team in 2013, Wendy worked in Portland hospitals, was a mobile laser provider, and did historic preservation work. She is a former member on the Maine board of the Association of Surgical Technologists, and is a Registered Maine Responder.

Outside of work, Wendy enjoys hiking, paddling, and playing bass guitar. She is also a proud parent to an adult son and daughter.

Wendy loves working in an esthetic practice. Maine Plastic Surgery clients truly benefit from her compassion, ethics, and experience.

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Meghan Bickmore

Medical Esthetician

Meghan Bickmore, “meg" graduated from Spa Tech Institute and has extensive experience working in the medical and spa environments. Meg has wide-ranging knowledge of Medical Aesthetics and loves corrective treatments. She specializes in PRP, micro and nano-needling, photo facials, micro-dermabrasion’s, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and other corrective and restorative services. Meghan is lover of knowledge and always in school with the goal of continuous growth in her craft and better treatments for her patients. Meg is passionate about skincare and holistic modalities. She works hard to ensure each patient feels pampered while providing a results driven approach. Meg enjoys her treatments as licensed aesthetician as much as she enjoys all things Maine!

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Brooke Harris

Aesthetic Nurse, RN, BSN

This former Miss USA contestant was raised in the village of Lee, a small town of just over 900 people in Penobscot County, Maine. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from the University of Maine Fort Kent with cum laude honors. Now, a resident of Portland, Brooke has merged her passions for the beauty and healthcare industries by balancing her time as an Aesthetic Nurse in Portland, and as a Maternity and Pediatrics Nurse at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta. Recently, Brooke was unanimously voted unto the Board of Directors for the non-profit, HAND-Philippines. Through this organization she completed her first medical mission trip in May of 2018, providing free healthcare among fellow volunteers to over 1950 patients! Certified in Botox and Dermal filler from Aesthetic Advancement Institute,Brooke specializes in Lip Augmentation- combining her creativity and precise injection techniques with her knowledge of facial anatomy. Physician-trained to use advanced filler techniques with a Microcannula, Brooke provides warm and professional care to her patients in order to achieve a natural enhancement that is both refreshing and tasteful!

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Cheri D’Alessandro

Aesthetic Nurse, RN

Cheri began her nursing career at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she practiced until moving to Maine eight years ago. After more than ten years specializing in Emergency Medicine, Cheri discovered Aesthetic Nursing and found exactly what she was looking for- a career that allows artistic freedom, as well as truly patient-centered care. She obtained her certification through Aesthetic Medical Educators Training, then went on to become physician-trained in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers. Instead of a cookie-cutter treatments, Cheri approaches age management by precise planning and placement of Botox and filler injections, ensuring an optimal outcome for each of her patients.

When not at work Cheri stays busy with her husband and two children, relishing her role as a soccer/hockey mom. In her free time, she loves to fish, surf, and get lost in a good book.

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Christina Larrabee

Aesthetic Nurse, RN

Christina grew up in Marlborough, Massachusetts and moved to Maine in high school with her family. After 24 years of nursing experience in Psych, Geriatrics and Otolaryngology, she found her passion, aesthetic nursing. Christina has been injecting for three years and truly loves what she does. She is a is a passionate artist, dedicated to precision and perfection. Christina is not only certified in Botox and dermal fillers but also physician-trained. Advanced filler techniques with both needle and microcannula help her achieve optimal and natural looking results.

Christina is described by her patients as warm, friendly, professional and dedicated to her craft, approaching each patient as an individual to truly understand their goals.

Outside of work, Christina enjoys Zumba, yoga, bicycling, traveling, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

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Jessica Ouellette

Patient Concierge

Jessica was born and raised in Southern Maine and currently resides here. After 5 years as our Office Coordinator Jessica’s easy-going, helpful nature combined with her desire to learn earned her a new role as our aesthetic concierge. She helps to lead our team by providing some of the best customer service in the business, treating every patient with care, consideration and respect. For the past 2 years pioneering the Spa at Maine Plastic Surgery. She singlehandedly manages and spearheads the entire spa side of our practice. Jessica helps patients with finding the best treatment to achieve their skin care goals or get ready for a big event. She reviews all pre and post care instructions scheduling, and timeline to achieve your goals. Jessica is here to provide a comfortable environment whether you are new to our office or are a friendly face returning to visit. When Jessica is not in the office you can find her spending most of her free time with her family which includes her 8-year-old daughter Lucy, Jayden, and her boyfriend Jose or furthering her education for her role.

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Carrie Churchill

Patient Concierge

Carrie moved back to Maine from San Diego in 2016. Outside of work Carrie loves to spend her time at home with her dogs and enjoying the outdoors. She is passionate about finding ways to help the less fortunate by dedicating time and whatever resources she can to help others. Carrie has been working in the Aesthetic Industry for the last 6 years and as Patient Concierge, she serves as a personal contact for potential patients. One of her favorite day to day experiences is seeing our patients coming back into the office for their follow up appointments and finally feeling as beautiful on the outside as they do on the inside. Her primary focus is on outreach and patient acquisition by building relationships with prospective patients during the provider selection process. She will be there to answer any questions you may have before and after your visit as well as help bridge a positive and open relationship with our practice. Her continuous conscientious nature ensures that our patients experience top quality treatment and the very best care from start to finish.

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Hayley Saari

Medical Esthetician

Hayley is a Maine native who grew up in Cape Elizabeth. She attended USM until she discovered her love for aesthetics and later graduated from Spa Tech Institute. She has furthered her education becoming certified in Microneedling and Eyelash Extensions. Hayley specializes in Microneedling, Dermaplaning, Diamond Glow, Chemical Peels, and Spa Facials. In each treatment she ensures clients feel relaxed and have a great experience while providing results driven procedures. Hayley assists clients by creating a skincare regimen to help protect their investment in great skin. Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, dog Buddy, and working on projects with her Fiancé on her old farmhouse.

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Lauren McKenney

Office Coordinator

Lauren was born and raised in Central Maine and currently resides here locally in Southern Maine. After 15 years in Special Education and Mental Health Lauren joined the Maine Plastic Surgery team as an easy-going, helpful presence in the office. Lauren is an Office Coordinator; she assists our team by providing patients and providers with the supports they need to achieve their goals with the concierge style service we strive for. Lauren is always here to make the Maine Plastic Surgery experience comfortable and maintain a pleasant environment whether you are new to our office or a familiar face. When Lauren is not in the office she is spending time with her boys, her 16 year old son Aiden and 11 year old son Harper. She enjoys everything Maine, especially anything that involves water, whether it be the lakes regions or the beaches. Her many interests and areas of study over the years include Aesthetics, herbal medicine, and Yoga 200hr YTT credential.

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Anna Mann

Office Coordinator

Anna was born and raised in Maine, and attended the McAllister Institute of Funeral Service to receive an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Science. Wanting to continue her education in the medical field she became a phlebotomist and has been practicing her craft in an outpatient laboratory. Anna brings to Maine Plastic Surgery a calming, friendly demeanor helping patients feel welcome and at ease. In her free time Anna loves spending time with her family and traveling to her favorite historical and spooky locations.

Putting your trust in the Plastic Surgery Center is the ultimate compliment. We look forward to meeting with you as you begin your Cosmetic Journey.

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* Dr. Verne Weisberg is an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc. Dr. Jarrod Daniel is not an active member of the society.


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