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. 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!
Bethany Lawrence – Patient Coordinator
Bethany Lawrence is typically the first face you’ll see when you come for your appointment at Waldman Schantz Turner Plastic Surgery Center. As a Kentucky native and University of Kentucky alumni, Bethany is dedicated to coordinating exceptional healthcare to those seeking cosmetic services in the bluegrass. Bethany received her Bachelor’s of Clinical Leadership and Management from UK, and has a professional background in a wide-range of healthcare settings, both in and out of the hospital. Bethany prides herself in helping out in 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 weight lifting, traveling, or enjoying all the outdoor activities that Kentucky has to offer.
Cassidy Blair – 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.
Stephanie Jones – Patient Coordinator
Stephanie is the Patient and Surgery Coordinator for Dr. Stephen Schantz. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and has called Lexington home for the past 12 years. She is passionate about providing you with the best experience, starting with your consultation, guiding you through surgery, and beyond on your journey to a new you. When she’s not busy chasing around her two wonderful children outside of work, or checking out the latest restaurants and hotspots around town with her boyfriend, you could likely catch her soaking up some sun at the lake.
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.
Melissa Pagen – Patient Coordinator
Melissa Pagen comes to the practice by way of Los Angeles with over eighteen years of professional and executive experience, in both managerial and officer positions across several industries, including medical business development. Melissa’s diverse background has helped her cultivate skills in management, corporate development, and marketing. She has joined our team to help design systems and processes to keep up with our practice’s rapid growth. Melissa graduated summa cum laude as a UCLA Bruin, but we have already ordered some Wildcat gear in her size. When she is not working, she is somewhere in the mountains, sleeping in a tent or writing.
Rebecca Willcuts – Patient Coordinator
Rebecca is one of the newest additions to Waldman Schantz Turner Plastic Surgery Center. Rebecca graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s of Science in Broadcasting Telecommunications /and Sociology. She worked for years as a pharmaceutical sales representative in South Florida. She moved to Kentucky in 2008 and knows that she is now home. You’ll find Rebecca working many roles here, where she will work with prospective and existing patients, addressing questions about procedures or explaining processes associated with our services. She’s a jack of all trades though you might find her taking pictures, preparing rooms, and generally pitching in where she can help. When she is not working she can be found unwinding at her favorite horse farm, riding her horse. Or she might choose to run or walk with her dogs. You might even find her curled up on the sofa with one of her dogs and her husband, just enjoying family time.