Meet Our Team - Salameh Plastic Surgery

Meet Our Team

LANA TRIMBLEBSN, RN, CSFA

Lana is not only our practice manager where she oversees the daily activities
of the practice but she also serves patients in the operation room as well. Lana’s favorite part of
working at Salameh Plastic Surgery is the amazing work family and the love and support everyone has
for each other. Lana was born in Akron, Ohio but she has lived all over the United States. She has a
Diploma of Surgical Technology and a BSN in Nursing with certifications in BLS, Surgical Technician
and First Assistant. She is a member of the Association of Surgical Technology/First Assistants.
Lana once worked at a radio station and did voiceovers for ads to help pay her way through tech
school. And she hiked the Grand Canyon from North Rim to South Rim in just two days! When Lana is
not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking, and working out.

BRITNEY HARRISPatient Care Coordinator

Britney is the official Salameh Pumper Upper of the Salameh family! As our
patient care coordinator, she is with every patient from start to finish of their time at Salameh
Plastic Surgery. She manages their care, treatment plans, and follows them along through their
progress. Her favorite part of being a part of the Salameh team is being able to change people’s
lives. Britney is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky where she grew up on chicken farm with over
80,000 chickens! She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Nutrition and
Dietetics. She is an active member of the Bowling Green community and is actively involved in the
Miles for Megan’s Mobile Grocery 5K. She is an active member at Broadway United Methodist Church and
spends her downtime with training for races, watching reality TV and spending time with husband and
two daughters.

CAYLA RIOSMarketing Director

Cayla works mostly behind the scenes capturing all of the happenings going on
in the office and in the operating room. She manages all of marketing efforts including the social
media pages, the YouTube Channel, and local community involvement. Cayla is originally from Cadiz,
Kentucky and moved to Bowling Green in 2005 after falling in love with the Western Kentucky
University mascot, Big Red. She has both a Bachelor’s and Masters Degree in Corporate Communication
and Marketing from WKU. Cayla is actively involved in the Bowling Green community and is 2015
Leadership Bowling Green graduate through the Chamber of Commerce. She is also involved in
Professional Marketing Association of Bowling Green and is a member of the Hilltopper Athletic
Foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband Josh and daughter CeCe and
attending WKU Football Games!

MIRELA FERIZOVICFront Office Manager/Patient Care Coordinator

Mirela is the first face you see when you walk into Salameh Plastic Surgery!
As our front office manager and patient care coordinator, she is responsible for preparing
everything for patients and the staff. Mirela is the glue that keeps the entire group together and
on task! Mirela is originally from Kansas City, Missouri where she attended University of
Missouri-Kansas City and got her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. She moved to
Bowling Green in 2018 with her husband and enjoys watching scary movies and hanging out with family.

KARA LYONSCST

Kara works directly with all surgical and clinic patients throughout their
time at Salameh Plastic Surgery. She manages all pre-surgery appointments, follow-up care, and
overall patient care for every patient. She also coordinates all of the operations that happen in
the operating room. Kara loves being able to help change peoples lives and being a part of making
them happy. Kara graduated from Southern Kentucky Technical College and Western Kentucky University
with a degree in Applied Science. She is also a member of the Association of Surgical Technologists.
When Kara is not working hard at Salameh Plastic Surgery, you can find her doing home improvements
projects and hiking around her hometown Auburn, Kentucky with her boyfriend.

BROOK BAILEYSurgical Technologist

Brook is our resident dancing queen in the operating room! Brook assists Dr.
Salameh during all surgeries and ensures that all procedures are performed efficiently. She prepares
and organizes the operating room, cleans and sterilizes equipment, and maintains a sterile
environment. Brook’s favorite part of working at Salameh Plastic Surgery is being able to go in
everyday and it not feel like work because of the fun environment and her awesome co-workers. Brook
has an Associates of Science Degree as well as certifications as a State Registered Nurse Aide
(SRNA), Kentucky Medication Aide (KMA), Surgical Technologist(ST). She is a member of the
Association of Surgical Technologists. When she’s not in the operating room, you can find Brook
hanging out with her husband Cody or reading books to her three children.

MATT DEMAREECRNA

Matt earned his undergraduate degree in nursing from Southern College in
Collegedale, Tennessee. He immediately went into the operating room setting and found his love of
surgery. Matt then moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt School of Nursing where he earned a
Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus on Health Systems Management. After managing the
operating room for a few years, Matt decided he really missed the direct patient care in the
clinical setting. He attended Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia earning a Masters of Science in
the field of anesthesiology. After becoming a CRNA, Matt has worked in a variety of settings from
office based practice to trauma surgery. All of these experiences have given Matt a unique expertise
and skill set which has culminated in joining Salameh Plastic Surgery to give each client the best
possible anesthetic outcome during their desired surgical cosmetic experience. Combining evidenced
based practice and clinical expertise it is Matt’s passion to serve the clientele of Dr Salameh.

WHITNEY MANNLE

Trish brings a wealth of knowledge to the Salameh MedSpa with her years of experience in the aesthetic world. Trish specializes in skin care, lasers, and overall patient care. She received her aesthetician license from Empire Beauty in Brentwood, Tennessee. Trish is also certified in beauty treatments including microblading, lash extensions, permanent makeup, and spray tans. When Trish isn’t working away in the Salameh MedSpa, you might find her handing out with her daughter, son, and grandson. Trish enjoys being with friends and family and being the life of the party. She once won a “Most Beautiful Eyes in Kentucky” contest as well as a few Wonder Woman look-a-like contests! Trish’s favorite part about working at Salameh MedSpa is the continuous education and working around talented people.

SAVANNAH STRATTONLE

Savannah works in our MedSpa as an Aesthetician where she treats patient’s
skincare needs and provides knowledge on skincare and designing personalized treatment plans.
Savannah enjoys being about to help people feel comfortable in their own skin and educating patients
on the importance of skincare. Savannah is originally from Logan County. She graduated from Sothern
Kentucky Technical College and PJ’s College of Cosmetology. When she’s not in the MedSpa, you can
find Savannah sipping a cup of coffee, listening to music, and hanging out with family and cats!

HEATHER HECKMSN, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Heather is the Salameh MedSpa injector and is an expert in all things injectables and fillers. Heather grew up in Glasgoe, Kentucky and graduated in 2004 from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She went on to attend Vanderbilt University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2007. Heather has practiced in a variety of settings including cardiology, pulmonary, anesthesia and aesthetics. In Heather’s downtime, she enjoys hiking and backpacking in multiple parks across the country. Her all time favorite place to hike is Glacier National Park. You can also find her spending time with her husband and 2 children. Heather’s favorite part about working at Salameh MedSpa is taking care of patients and helping them feel better about themselves mentally, physically and emotionally.

TAMARA MACKEYCOTA/L NBCOT

Patient Care Coordinator

Tamara is one of our superstar patient care coordinators but jumps in and helps out wherever needed. From consulting with new patients to follow-up appointments to being a surgery post-op caregiver, Tamara is well versed in all aspects of patient care. The team environment at Salameh Plastic Surgery is what keeps Tamara motivated and is her favorite part about coming to work! Tamara is originally from Sturgis, Kentucky and went to Madisonville Community College where she graduated with an Associate’s of Science degree and a Certificate of Occupational Therapy. Tamara is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and worked in various areas including hand surgery, post acute rehab, and sub acute rehab. Tamara’s claim to fame is winning the 2013 Miss Corn Festival as the Corn Queen. When she’s not dancing down the halls at work, you can find Tamara with her husband and two girls kayaking, camping, and being outdoors.

TRISH BURTONLE

Licensed Aesthetician

Trish brings a wealth of knowledge to the Salameh MedSpa with her years of experience in the aesthetic world. Trish specializes in skin care, lasers, and overall patient care. She received her aesthetician license from Empire Beauty in Brentwood, Tennessee. Trish is also certified in beauty treatments including microblading, lash extensions, permanent makeup, and spray tans. When Trish isn’t working away in the Salameh MedSpa, you might find her handing out with her daughter, son, and grandson. Trish enjoys being with friends and family and being the life of the party. She once won a “Most Beautiful Eyes in Kentucky” contest as well as a few Wonder Woman look-a-like contests! Trish’s favorite part about working at Salameh MedSpa is the continuous education and working around talented people.

KAYLA THOMASMBA, LNHA

Patient Care Coordinator

Kayla works directly with our Nurse Practitioner to coordinate all of our injectables patients. From greeting the patients when they arrive to being with them throughout their entire appointment, Kayla plays an important role in ensuring each patient has a wonderful experience. Kayla is a Bowling Green native where she attended Western Kentucky University and received her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2017. She is currently attending University of the Cumberlands for her Masters of Business Administration and she is set to graduate in 2021. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys being with her husband and dog and being outdoors. You can oftentimes find her antiquing or doing DIY projects around the house.

AMRA RAHMIC

Front Desk Representative

Amra is one of the first faces you see when you come through the doors at Salameh Plastic Surgery. As our front desk representative, she is responsible for answering patient questions, making appointments, and helping out the team with anything. Amra was born in Bosnia but has lived all over. She has a degree in Medical Assisting and is currently working on her degree in Business Management. In her spare time, Amra enjoys traveling with her fiancé and dog and being outdoors. As a former soccer star, Amra knows the importance of being a team player. Her favorite thing about working at Salameh is seeing patients leave with an immediate boost of confidence.

HOLLY BACKERMedSpa Marketing Coordinator

MedSpa Marketing Coordinator

Holly coordinates all of the social media for the Salameh MedSpa. She works with our aestheticians to promote everything happening in the Salameh aesthetic world. She also assists with the front desk and helps make appointments and assist with patient. Holly is originally from Henderson, Kentucky and moved to Bowling Green to attend Western Kentucky University. Holly was an active member of the WKU cheerleading squad and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in sports management and a Masters Degree in sports recereation and administration. When asked what her favorite thing about working at Salameh MedSpa is, Holly says that she loves interacting with patients and hearing how much they enjoy our social media channels. In Holly’s free time, she enjoys traveling, working out, and playing with her puppy.
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