Meet Our Staff

Penny McLaren

Penny Office Manager“After climbing the corporate ladder for my first 10 years out of college, good fortune allowed me to become a stay at home mom and pursue certification in interior design, a secret passion. In 2004, the opportunity to once again apply my management skills presented itself and I quickly became part of a small team expanding this practice in one of the fastest growing fields of medicine — facial plastic surgery. While I was new to the health care industry, I have found the experience and challenges to be nothing less than exciting and enormously fulfilling. It is a pleasure to work with a professional team that aims to deliver the highest level of personalized care for a wonderfully diverse group of patients and to make positive changes that impact people’s daily lives!”

Penny holds a BS in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from WPI. She and her husband, Bob, have two children.

Kim Long

Kim LongKim is excited to have joined this wonderful team in March 2013. With a degree in Communications and over 25 years of experience in customer relations, business management, entrepreneurship and volunteerism, Kim brings a unique set of skills to our practice and patients.

Upbeat, kindhearted and caring, Kim’s primary role is to warmly welcome you to our practice and make sure your entire experience is comfortable, informed and pleasant. In addition, Kim helps to support our practice with her business and marketing experience.

Kim and her husband, David, live in Shrewsbury and are the proud parents of 3 college-age sons. A lover of the arts and globe-trekker, Kim also enjoys golf, cycling, Nordic walking and hiking.

Elena Fechner

Elena FechnerElena joined the practice in 2012 to assist with the development of the non-surgical and advanced treatment technologies in the office and to oversee the business and marketing efforts. Although more “behind the scenes”, Elena enjoys interacting with all employees and patients alike. She comes from a 16 year long career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, and has brought strategic thinking and business skills with her to help guide the tremendous growth that the practice has seen.

In her free time she enjoys being with her three small children, and experiencing the day to day pleasures of life with them! She likes cooking, horseback riding, and is actively working on getting her black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Beth Wilson

Beth WilsonAfter a 30 year nursing career in OB/GYN and Urogynecology, Beth joined Dr. Fechner and staff in February 2013, embracing the role of patient care in Facial Plastic Surgery.

“It gives me great satisfaction to help meet our patient’s aesthetic goals and provide them the highest quality of care.”

Beth recently relocated from Dallas, Texas to live with her new husband and 3 stepchildren in Concord, MA. Beth also enjoys 2 of her own grown children and exploring the beauty of New England.

Marilyn Paladino

staff-marylinMarilyn joined Dr. Fechner’s staff in 2006 after working in a congressional office for many years.

“Since then I have seen the practice spiral into a very successful practice built on wonderful patients and staff members. I am proud to be a part of a team that is empathetic and truly cares for patients far beyond compare. I love working with my peers.”

Marilyn enjoys the time spent with her beautiful family and grandchildren. They are the light of her life!

Lisa Noel

Lisa NoelLisa joined Dr. Fechner’s practice in 2013 as a front desk supervisor before leaving a 12 year management career in the salon/spa industry. She enjoys working with patients and aims to make their experience comfortable with her warm and caring nature.

Lisa is the proud mother of two daughters and a beautiful granddaughter. She enjoys gardening, decorating, the outdoors and in particular boating, but spending time with her family is her greatest joy.

Doris Howerton

Doris HowertonDoris joined the practice in 2009. As Staff Assistant and HIPAA Compliance Officer, Doris offers support to administrative, aesthetic and clinical staff members. Recently, most of Doris’ time is spent on projects and accreditation work. She still enjoys working with patients and takes great pride in addressing each patient’s individual needs.

Doris is fluent in German and received a JD from the University of Connecticut. Although Doris is a two time cancer survivor, her greatest accomplishment is having raised two wonderful sons.

Donna Nalewajk

Donna NalewajkDonna’s career, like most Surgical Technicians, began working in hospital operating rooms. There she gained valuable experience that only an OR can provide. In 1987 she was approached by a pair of oral surgeons to work in their private offices. That was the beginning of a 25 year relationship that taught her about people and life. Working in a small office dedicated to patient care was extremely rewarding as it helped her to develop both her professional and personal skills. When the surgeons retired and the offices closed, she thought she would never find an office or job with the same virtues. In 2011, Donna joined Dr. Fechner’s surgical team and found another group of professionals who take pride in their work and how patients are cared for.

“Excellence in patient care is the goal we share, and I am proud to be part of it!”


Karen Walton

Karen WaltonKaren joined Dr. Fechner’s surgical team in 2010. Her enthusiasm and dedication reflects her professionalism and her ability to help our patients and staff achieve the highest quality of care. Karen is known for her problem-solving abilities and her “can do” attitude!

Karen graduated in 1990 as a medical assistant and has been ACLS certified. She is the proud mother of three children and enjoys the outdoors.

Sonia Autry

Sonia AutrySonia has been working in the field of aesthetics and massage therapy since 1996. She joined Dr. Fechner’s staff in 2013.

“Constant education is important in our ever changing world of medical aesthetics. New technologies are always popping up. It is for this reason that it is necessary for the Medical Aesthetician to continue growing and learning as this field expands.

My goal is to demystify these procedures and guide our patients in the direction that is best suited for them.

Preparing the skin for medical procedures is an important part of our process, as well as preparing the patient with knowledge. Knowing what to expect after a procedure can help ease the mind and maintain a smooth recovery.”

Sonia’s background is diverse and includes many passions. She most recently spent five years in Hawaii where she obtained formal training in Culinary Arts. Sonia also enjoys fly fishing, running and spending time with her beautiful son.

Jennifer Verdini

Jennifer VerdiniJennifer has been working as a licensed skin care professional for sixteen years. She joined Dr. Fechner’s practice in 2011. She has had a multi-faceted career as an aesthetician ranging from working in a clinical skin care office to luxury day spa facility and international cosmetic company. Jennifer has received multiple certifications for skin care treatments, protocols and technological modalities. She specializes in custom skincare management and treatment plans.

“I feel very fortunate to work in the field that I do. Every day I have the opportunity to meet outstanding people. I enjoy educating and sharing my knowledge of the skin and providing effective treatments that help to improve the health and appearance of one’s skin. I believe if we focus on improving skin health we will always look young and beautiful.”

Georgeana Frias

staff-georgeanaGeorgeana joined our Practice in 2013 as an experienced Nurse Practitioner. She developed proficient medical aesthetics skills through years of dedicated work and a commitment to helping others achieve health and overall well-being. She is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, bililingual in Portuguese and English, and speaks conversational Spanish. She is thrilled to bring her multicultural knowledge and artistic skills to the Practice and assist patients in efforts to improve their aesthetic appearance and raise their self-esteem.