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Penny McLaren

“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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Elena Fechner

Elena 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.

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Marilyn Paladino

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!

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Lisa Noel

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. 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.

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Doris Howerton

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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Sonia Autry

Sonia 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.

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Jennifer Verdini

Jennifer 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.”


Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-754-4000

428 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604