Paula Austin – Clinical and Surgical Assistant
Paula is a native Kentuckian. She holds a CMA from Morehead State College. Paula has been with Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery Center since 2002, and serves as Dr. Waldman’s primary Medical Assistant. She brings extensive knowledge and expertise on all Facial Plastic Surgery subjects to the practice. Paula works diligently with each patient to ensure they have a thorough, safe, and enjoyable aesthetic experience during surgery as well as non-invasive treatments. She lives here in Lexington and enjoys writing, exploring, and meeting new people.
Shanah Marcum – Surgical Tech
Shanah Marcum is a 2012 graduate of National College. She was born, and still resides in KY and currently serves as our leading ScrubTech. She is a mother of two kids and wife of a military veteran. Her passion for her work speaks for itself, as Shanah strives to maintain a sterile, safe and professional workspace inside the operating room. In her nearly two years with us Shanah’s innovative ideas have helped put systems and procedures in place to ensure that our clients receive the best possible care and consideration within their surgical experience. She dedicates herself to solidifying our reputation as the area’s foremost plastic surgery center.
Marianne Waldman, RN – Founder & Skin Care Advisor
Marianne Waldman is a graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing. She began her nursing career in Louisville, Kentucky and she has been employed by the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and the Oschner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. After several years directing the OR and Recovery Room for Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery Center, she founded the Lexington Skin Care Division at the center, which, is now known as Skin Chic at Waldman Schantz Turner Plastic Surgery Center. She served on the advisory board for Rejuvena Skin Care and received specialty certification from Physicians Choice of Arizona and Palomar Medical Technologies.
Gina Barker, CRNA – Nurse Anesthetist
Meet Gina, a member of our Anesthesia Team. After completing her Anesthesia training at the University of Cincinnati, she returned to the Lexington area and has been practicing Anesthesia for 26 years. A member of our team since 2003, Gina brings great experience to our practice and makes sure our patients are always at ease. When she’s not working, she’s likely spending time with her husband and their two children, ages 14 and 16 or gardening.
Amanda Harms – Master CoolSculpting Expert
Amanda Jo Harms, a Kentucky native, graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Kentucky and Master of Science in Medical Sciences from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. With her advanced training from CoolSculpting University in Reston, VA and the elite CoolSculpting Master’s course in Pleasanton, CA, Amanda serves as a wealth of knowledge in her effective CoolSculpting and body assessing techniques. As a former EMT in Lexington, she was honored to help save lives in a literal sense. Now, as the leading CoolSculpting expert in the Commonwealth performing the most CoolSculpting treatments in Kentucky, she takes the responsibility of saving a patient’s confidence and sense of self-worth just as seriously!
Sandy Rickards, RN – Nurse Injector
Sandy is a native Kentuckian. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University where she received her nursing degree. Sandy has 20+ years of nursing experience in Plastic Surgery and 5+years of experience with injections. She is passionate about providing excellent patient care and delivering the most beneficial and effective treatment to achieve patient’s goals. She prioritizes safety and patient satisfaction. Her hobbies include kayaking, hiking, and fishing.
Audrey Johnson – Patient Coordinator
Audrey is currently a Patient Coordinator + Social Media Manager at Waldman Schantz Turner Plastic Surgery Center. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s of Science in Integrated Strategic Communication with a focus in Public Relations and Account Management. Audrey is committed to making your visit to Waldman Schantz Turner Plastic Surgery personable and enjoyable. When she is not working she enjoys traveling and socializing.
Cassidy Blair-Dixon – Patient Coordinator
Cassidy is part of the Front Office staff at Waldman Schantz Turner Plastic Surgery Center. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Kentucky native. Cassidy is committed to making your visit to Waldman Schantz Turner a pleasure from the moment you walk in. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and can adapt to the many different roles thrown her direction. When she is not working she is most likely spending time with her husband and dog or traveling.
Hannah McCauley – Front Office Assistant
Hannah is a part of the Front Office staff at Waldman Schantz Turner Plastic Surgery Center. Hannah is from Tennessee and is new to Kentucky but is loving everything the area has to offer. Hannah is a bubbly and helpful staff member who always insures that patients are completely taken care of before they leave our office. Outside of work Hannah enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their 2 cats. Hannah also enjoys cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats.
Harley Sallee – Front Office Assistant
Harley Sallee is typically the first face you will see when you come for your appointment at Waldman Schantz Turner Plastic Surgery Center. Harley was born and raised in Cynthiana, Kentucky, and currently lives in Lexington. Harley prides herself in helping out with various aspects of the office and is committed to providing every patient with a positive experience during their time of transformation. When she is not working, she is traveling or enjoying all of the outdoor activities that Kentucky has to offer.
Kris Galindo – Medical Aesthetician
Kris started her career as an aesthetician while living in Western Australia where she earned her certification from the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology. She went on to work in La Jolla, California for many years as the lead aesthetician for a successful cosmetic plastic surgery and laser center. Most recently, Kris moved to Kentucky in 2020 and earned her certification from the Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology. After 30+ years of experience, Kris continues to be truly passionate about healthy skin and providing the best solutions to her patients for a long-term partnership and great results! When Kris isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music and exploring the outdoors with her 3 dogs.
Jaime Carrier – Clinical Nurse Manager
Jaime is a Kentucky native with over 10 years of experience as a nurse. Jaime graduated from Kentucky State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She is one of the faces that all patients get to see during their time spent in our office. She currently serves as both a clinical nurse manager + pre – op nurse in our office. When Jaime is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and snuggling with her dog Roofus.
Tessa Bales – Clinical Medical Assistant
Tessa is a Kentucky native with a wide range of experience as a Medical Assistant. She has worked in medical offices, hospitals and with clinical trials. Tessa is a positive and happy face you can always guarantee on seeing when you visit our office. Tessa is dedicated to offering patients only the best. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family. She also loves to cook and bake.