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Brittany Hogan

Physician Assistant

Brittany is a certified Physician Assistant with a BS in Biological Sciences from Fordham University. She worked as an EEG technician and a health & wellness coach before completing her physician assistant studies at Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to joining us, Brittany worked as a neurosurgical PA, where she gained hands-on experience caring for pre-op and post-op patients, managing incisions and drains, and working in a diverse, multidisciplinary team environment. Brittany values spending one-on- one time with patients to identify their unique cosmetic needs, and then devising a plan collaboratively to achieve those desired outcomes.

“Skin first. Makeup second. Smile always.”

In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She is a dog mom to an Alaskan Klee Kai named Gotham. As a former division I soccer player, Brittany values fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Brittany is also actively involved in pre-PA and PA student advising and education, and is co-author of The Applicant’s Manual of Physician Assistant Programs.

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Jamie Russell

Surgical Technician

Jaimie holds her national certification in Surgical Technology. Immediately following college Jaimie started her career in a hospital and has gained valuable experience being in a variety of operating room settings. Jaimie was a vital part of a hair transplant team for a small private practice in upstate NY.

Jaimie became an integral part of Dr. Fechner's surgical team in 2015. She has been able to assist in providing the highly personalized patient care and extraordinary surgical results for which our practice is best known for. Jaimie enjoys working alongside Dr. Fechner on each patient’s case and helping a patient achieve their desired surgical results.

Jaimie enjoys being with her husband and daughter, riding ATVs, exploring the outdoors and participating in charity rides on their motorcycle.

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Ana Blackmore

Registered Nurse — Surgery

Ana joined our team as a surgical nurse in early 2016. Prior to working with Dr. Fechner, Ana worked in a busy plastic surgery center for 3 years. She brings a wealth of nursing knowledge as well as the ability to care for our patients across the continuum of their surgical experience. Ana spends the majority of her time in our fully accredited surgery center but she also enjoys meeting new patients in consultations and assisting our providers with injections.

Ana and her husband have two boys. She enjoys watching football, spending time with her family and being outdoors.

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Vanessa Marshall

Nurse Practitioner

Vanessa Marshall is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from MGH-Institute of health professions in Charlestown, MA. Vanessa has experience in both Neurosurgery and Vascular surgery.  Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Vanessa worked for 6+ years as an RN in the field of emergency medicine. In addition to her vast experience, Vanessa was the co-owner of a small nurse practitioner run aesthetic business where she gained experience in neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and PRP.

“I have truly found my dream job here at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa and am so excited to be part of this incredible team of talented individuals. I look forward to helping our patients in their journey of becoming their best self!”

Vanessa enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends and most importantly her husband, their son Robby Jr and their 2 dogs Dozer and Digger. Vanessa also enjoys cooking, camping, exercising and spending time outdoors.

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Yvonne Lucier

Registered Nurse

Yvonne is a Registered Nurse, an AORN certified operating room nurse and a licensed medical aesthetician. Yvonne has a wide variety of experience including cardiac rehab and ICU nursing. Yvonne previously worked for a luxury spa as well as a large medical spa in Worcester, but she felt she could have a bigger impact in the industry as a registered nurse.

“Working for a plastic surgeon in an operating room was where I had always envisioned myself. I love seeing patients throughout their journey here. I first meet them in Pre-op, follow them through surgery and take care of them post- op. It’s an incredible feeling to see these patients go through this transformation and help guide them through each step of the process.”

Yvonne and her husband have identical twin boys. In her free time she loves traveling, a great cup of coffee, reading feel good novels and decorating her home.

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Kristen Larocque

Medical Assistant

Kristen joins our practice with over 12 years of experience working in plastic surgery and dermatology. She began the first 15 years of her career in the corporate world, but her love for skin care brought her into the aesthetic industry. As a medical assistant and medical aesthetician, she delivers exceptional care to patients and is excited to help with all of their needs.

Outside of the office, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, going to Cape Cod, outdoor activities and healthy living.

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Nicole Wante

Surgical Assistant

Nicole joined Dr. Fechner’s practice as a front desk coordinator in 2018. Nicole is a licensed Aesthetician, a certified personal trainer, and she has years of experience in the U.S. Army. Nicole brings strong discipline and knowledge to the practice. Nicole has recently transitioned to Dr. Fechner’s clinical team, training as a surgical assistant.

“Set your heart on doing good, smile more, have fun and keep putting on your lipstick!”

In her personal time, Nicole loves to focus on her physical fitness, living a healthy lifestyle and being with her family.

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Sonia Autry

Medical Esthetician

Sonia has been working in the field of aesthetics and massage therapy since 1996. She joined Dr. Fechner’s staff in 2013 where she enjoys educating patients about procedures offered and guiding them on their aesthetic journey. Sonia loves being a part of a practice that is a leader in cutting edge technologies.

“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.”

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.

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Jennifer Verdini

Medical Esthetician

Jennifer Verdini is an NCEA (National Coalition of Estheticians and Associates) certified aesthetician with 22 years of aesthetic industry experience. In addition she is a certified Microblader and permanent makeup artist. She joined Dr. Fechner’s practice in 2011. Her multi-faceted career ranges 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, and advanced technological modalities. She specializes in non- invasive device technologies, medical skincare management micro-pigmentation and patient treatment coordinating.

“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.”

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Tabitha Deslauriers

Medical Esthetician

Tabitha is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician with over 10 years of experience in advanced skincare and medical skin services. In 2006 she earned her aesthetics license as a graduate of the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics and Spa Tech Institute. Tabitha’s expertise in both minimally-invasive and non-invasive aesthetic treatments for the face and body are a valuable asset to our patients who wish to enhance their physical appearance in conjunction with surgical intervention as well as without surgery.

“I feel so lucky to be able to work in an industry that is constantly evolving and growing. Being able to help people feel and look their best is so rewarding. I truly believe if you look good, then you feel good!"

Tabitha enjoys being outdoors with her two dogs and spending time with her husband and 3 month old daughter, Izabella. You may also find Tabitha working hard on our social media presence as she is a vital part of showcasing the work of Dr. Fechner and our team.

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Lisa Noel

Patient Advisor

Lisa joined Dr. Fechner’s practice in 2013 as a front desk supervisor before leaving a 12 year management career in the salon/spa industry. In 2016 she transitioned to the role of Patient Advisor, guiding our surgical patients on their journeys. 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 four beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, decorating, the outdoors and in particular boating, but spending time with her family is her greatest joy.

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Lindsey Zaccardi

Client Service Specialist

Lindsey joined Dr. Fechner’s practice in 2018 as a Client Service Specialist. Lindsey is a former Cheerleader for the 5x Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Lindsey also has extensive client relations experience which she garnered in the wealth management and animal care fields.

“I am thrilled to be part of a team that works closely together as a family and promotes a positive, self-love message. Watching patients reach their beauty goals with the help of our clinicians’ expertise is so rewarding.”

Outside of the office Lindsey enjoys dancing, hiking, and being by the lake. Lindsey loves spending time and making memories with her daughter Lily and dog Chewy.

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Tammy Gaffney

Practice Manager

Tammy joined Dr. Fechner’s practice in September 2019 after leaving a 25 year career in Operations and Marketing. Over the years she’s been a jack of all trades, working in various fields including process improvement, project management, talent development, etc. Tammy’s experience and skills are a perfect fit to oversee and evolve the practice.

“Prior to working at the practice, I was a patient for 10 years. The staff was amazing at their jobs and always made me feel like I was right at home. I am very excited to be part of the Fechner team. There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests work together toward the same goals.”

When not working Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt and her nieces and nephew. She loves to cook for her family and to take part in helping them be all that they can be. Her favorite place on earth is Nubble Light house in York Maine. She enjoys watching the waves crashing over the rocks and feeling the wonderment of it all!

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Penny McLaren

Practice 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.

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Allison Hale

Marketing & Operations Manager, Medical Spa

Allison joined Dr. Fechner’s practice as a Marketing Coordinator after leaving a 22 year career in Legal Management. In early 2019 she was promoted to Operations Manager of the Medical Spa and continues to oversee the practice’s marketing efforts.

“I am so excited to be a part of this vibrant office. Since joining Fechner MD Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, I have seen men and women of all walks of life come through the doors hoping to improve their appearance. I watch them leave with a smile and a boost of self-confidence having accomplished their goals. What a gift that I am given the opportunity to promote the amazing talent and care of our clinical and medical spa staff.”

When not working Allison enjoys spending her time with her husband, Bob and their son, Dylan. They love to travel, and favorite activities include hiking and fishing. In 2014 Allison earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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Elena Fechner

Business Manager

Elena joined the practice in 2012 to assist with the development of the non- surgical and advanced treatment technologies in the office and to manage human resources and the business operations. 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 husband and three 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.

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Doris Howerton

Compliance Officer

Doris 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.

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Marilyn Paladino

Client Service Specialist

Marilyn 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!


Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-306-8363

428 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604

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