Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Lindsey Gaworecki (Sampo), Physician Assistant

Lindsey is a board-certified Physician Assistant who graduated magna cum laude from St. John Fisher College and attended Clarkson University where she received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. She has over 8 years of surgical and dermatology experience and comes to us from a highly respected Dermatology practice.

She will continue to provide dermatological care including but not limited to full body skin exams, acne, and rashes. She uses a keen eye and meticulous technique to achieve the most favorable cosmetic results when removing skin cancers, abnormal moles, and precancerous lesions. Lindsey is excited to expand her practice to encompass bio-identical hormone replacement and cosmetic services. She feels that the SPS team’s commitment to providing high-quality and compassionate care aligns with her career goals and values as a physician assistant.

Lindsey is a native of Syracuse who resides with her husband and rescue pup. She enjoys living an active lifestyle and traveling whenever she can.

Brandon Crandall, Nurse Practitioner

Brandon joined our team in September and has over nine years of experience as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. Brandon started his career in urgent care, where he developed his core nursing skills.

Brandon’s admiration for cosmetics began when he was 16 years old and was in a life-threatening accident where he sustained massive facial injuries that required multiple cosmetic procedures. He saw firsthand the impact cosmetic surgery has on one’s life.

Brandon has devoted himself to dermatology and cosmetics for the past five years. He completed a post-graduate dermatology out of south Florida and specialized training in cosmetics and injectables.

Brandon is currently a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery and The American Academy of Dermatology and often teams with our board-certified plastic surgeons and renowned estheticians to provide patients with the best possible treatment.

Brandon was born and raised in Upstate NY and now resides in the local area with his wife and two children. He enjoys outdoor activities such as golf and traveling the world with his family in his spare time.

Brandon is focused on elevating cosmetic skin care in the Central New York region.

Marcela Tobar, NYS Licensed Esthetician

Marcela Tobar is an Board Certified esthetician who obtained her NYS Esthetics License and began her career as an Esthetician in 2016. She attended The Aesthetics Science Institute where she has taken additional advanced skin care courses and continued her education. Marcela is committed to keeping up with industry standards to ensure successful outcomes and the safety of her patients. She believes knowledge is key to being the best esthetician possible. Her passion for skin care makes her job an enjoyable experience each day. Marcela believes that investing in your skin is a benefit that will last a life Save time. Additionally, Marcela is a well recognized Professional Makeup Artist in the Syracuse area. She has attended several Makeup schools including The Makeup For Ever Academy in NYC. She has been working with many talented photographers in the area allowing her to express her creativity and passion for Makeup. She has collaborated in the Syracuse Fashion shows which have allowed her to show off her work. In 2018 Marcela received the Best of Syracuse award. Marcela takes pride in each treatment she performs. From Dermaplaning, Chemical peels, Microdermabrasions, Makeup, Microblading and many other services, she finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and give personal attention to their needs.

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00am until 5:00pm

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CeCe Stinziano, Surgical Administrator

CeCe is the Practice Administrator at Syracuse Plastic Surgery. Originally from Syracuse, CeCe attended Nazareth College or Rochester where she earned her BS in Nursing. She has been with the practice for 8 years. CeCe has three daughters, and a new grandson! She loves spending time with her family and friends when she is not working.

Linda DeRoberts, Clinical Administrator

Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership with a focus on Business Administration. She joined the team in 2018 with a goal to streamline processes and facilitate growth. Linda believes great skin is a result of proper skincare and promotes Syracuse Plastic Surgery Skin & Wellness as the Anti-aging piece of the puzzle. She enjoys helping others, giving back, traveling, and making memories with her family and friends.

Denise Adams, Financial Officer

Denise Adams joined Syracuse Plastic Surgery in April of 2019. She has dedicated over a decade to working in the non-profit animal welfare world including daily operations and management, fundraising, assisting veterinary staff, and working as a NYS Peace Officer. Denise takes pride in assisting her co-workers, working with lasers, and learning about the newest cosmetic and esthetic treatments. Denise is a native of Central New York who lives with her husband, son, and cats. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, reading, creating art, and spending time with family and friends.

Kristy Stott, Billing Supervisor

Kristy is a Medical Biller for Syracuse Plastic Surgery, Kristy also helps in scheduling patients along with insurance follow up. Kristy has been in the medical billing field since early 2000 giving her 20 years’ experience in the medical billing field. Outside of work Kristy helps run her family’s restaurant which was started in 1981. Kristy loves to work out including running half marathons. Kristy is a wife and mother of 2 and loves to spend quality time with her family any chance she can.

Direct Line: 315-938-8527

Jeanne May, Front Office Supervisor

Casia Kyle, Surgical Consultation Coordinator

Casia is a Medical Coding and Billing Specialist. She graduated from the OCM Boces Medical coding and Billing program in February of 2019 and joined Syracuse Plastic Surgery. Casia is married and has 2 children. She loves spending time with her family playing games and cooking.

Jessica Blind, Surgical Reception


Maryann Cerio, Registered Nurse

Maryann is a Registered Nurse and Post Operative Care Nurse at Syracuse Plastic Surgery. She grew up in Cicero & Central Square, NY where she graduated from high school in 2007. Maryann earned her associates degree in science & nursing at Herzing University in Orlando, Florida. She has been at Syracuse Plastic Surgery since February of 2015.  Maryann got married in October 2018 and became a mother in November 2019. In off hours she enjoys spending time with her family.

Olga Giarusso, Registered Nurse

Olga joined our team in 2021 as our pre and postoperative nurse. She has been a registered nurse for over 5 years in the medical-surgical unit and has made an incredible impact on her patients and healthcare team with her welcoming personality and motivation to provide excellent care. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Keuka College with her BSN and is always looking for ways to expand her knowledge.

Olga immigrated from the Ukraine in 1989 and is fluent in the language. Her unique background and life experiences has led her to believe that each day is a gift and an opportunity to change a life. She is married with one daughter and is very involved in her daughter’s passion in sporting activities as well as volunteering with the kids at her local church. In the midst of her busy life, she makes time for her family and friends and  enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading.  

Hayden Nolan, Registered Nurse

Hayden was born and raised in Hamilton, New York.  She went on to attend nursing school at Morrisville State College. She has been working for Syracuse Plastic Surgery since February 2021 and loves being apart of the surgical team! Outside of work, Hayden enjoys hiking with her dog, golfing, and spending time with friends and family.

Amanda Briggs, Registered Nurse

Amanda Briggs, BSN, RN  is an OR Registered Nurse here at Syracuse Plastic Surgery. She first attended SUNY Cortland where she received her BS in Business Economics and then went on to receive her BSN in Nursing at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing and LeMoyne College. She has been working at Syracuse Plastic Surgery since October of 2021 and enjoys being a part of the surgical team! Outside of work she enjoys spending time on the lake, skiing, golfing, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.

Vittoria Chandler, Registered Nurse

Suzaura Muller, LPN

I have been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2013 and have been practicing in the healthcare field ever since gathering an array of experiences.
I am passionate about aesthetics and helping others to feel and look great! I believe that beauty starts from within and make a point of spending time getting to know each of my patients as it is essential to bringing out their inner beauty. Currently, I am administering Intramuscular Injections (IM Injections), such as B12, Lipo-Mino, and Immune Support. These injections can offer increased energy, boost metabolism and help with improving overall health. The feedback from patients has been so positive that I am currently working to bring IV Hydration Therapy. In addition to IM Injections, you can schedule appointments with me for RF Microneedling which is done to help improve your skin tone and texture and this can be done with or without PRF, chemical peels, laser hair removal, tattoo reduction, skin tightening with NuEra, Thermage, and dermaplaning.
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I am looking forward to our time together and helping you meet your health and beauty goals.

Kelly Mulcahey, LPN

Kelly has been practicing as an LPN since 2002 with a focus on dermatology and skincare. Specifically, she enjoys assisting with surgical procedures and developing relationships with each of her patients. Kelly joined SPS in 2021 and is excited to further her career in health and wellness including IM injections of lipo-mino, B12, and immune support.  Outside of work, she enjoys kayaking with her husband, hiking with her two daughters, and spoiling her two dogs.

Kimberly Banks, Surgical Assistant

Kim has been working for Syracuse Plastic Surgery since July of 2004. Kim takes pride in her work, always has a smile on her face, and providing excellent patient care has always been a top priority for her! Kim grew up in Central New York and when she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Marceline Kilbourn, Medical Assistant

Marceline has worked as Dr. Armenta’s medical and surgical assistant since 2015. She assists in all patient care, minor surgery, and in our onsite surgical center as Dr. Armenta’s surgical assistant. She enjoys learning from Dr. Armenta and considers him a mentor, she’s done a great job grasping on to all his vast knowledge of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery field. Marceline has an Associates Degree in Applied Science and Medical Assisting. When she is not assisting Dr. Armenta, she loves to cook and spend time with her husband and 4 amazing children.

Sarah DeSantis, Medical Assistant

Trained and Certified in Medical Administration & Assistance with over 10 years of experience working in Medical billing, Claims processing, and Provider Relations.  Proficient with Contracts as well as referrals and pre-authorizations. Outside of work I enjoy making memories with my closest friends and family and raising my handsome son and beautiful daughter.

Wendy Holland, Billing Specialist

Wendy started at Syracuse Plastic Surgery in August of 2021 as a Billing Specialist.  She brings 20 + years of billing experience ranging from dental, pediatric, and  anesthesia & pain management.

She is a lifelong resident of Syracuse, graduating from Liverpool High School. Wendy is a proud mom of 3 beautiful children

Some of her interests outside of work include: attending concerts, reading mystery novels, working out, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Ashley Tracey, Sales & Marketing Coordinator 

Ashley joined Syracuse Plastic Surgery in September of 2021. Ashley holds a Bachelor’s degree from Lemoyne College and has over ten years of experience in the beauty and skincare industry. Ashley has a passion for helping others feel and look their best and when not in the office she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Amanda Button, Front Office Specialist

Amanda started with Syracuse Plastic Surgery in April of 2022. Having 10 plus years in customer service. She decided to join our team to learn more about the beauty and skincare industry. Amanda does a great job communicating and making sure all patients feel welcomed. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her son Tristian.

Taylor Turner, Front Office Specialist

Taylor joined Syracuse Plastic Surgery in June of 2022. She has over nine years in customer service and decided to join Syracuse Plastic Surgery for a change of pace in addition to learning all about this industry. Taylor does her best to make all patients feel welcome, whether it be in our office or over the phone. When not at work she loves spending time with friends and family, especially her two children Aubree and Oliver.

Dee Schaefer, Front Office Specialist

Dee started at Syracuse Plastic Surgery in August of 2022 after working for 20 years in animal welfare. She holds a BS degree in Business Management and certification in Humane Education. Dee has trained therapy dogs for 15 years and currently has two that love to visit with people. Dee enjoys learning about the skincare industry and is passionate about teaching others the importance of good skincare. In her spare time, her interests include music, (she plays the piano), being outdoors, photography, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Genevieve (Jenny) Lugo

Jenny keeps our patient areas and onsite surgical center/OR in pristine condition! Jenny has a very positive attitude and is always open to learning new things and taking on new tasks. When she’s not buzzing around keeping Syracuse Plastic Surgery in tip-top shape, she helps to take care of her elderly mother. Jenny also has two adult sons and two grandchildren. She loves spending her free time with her fiancé and fur babies.


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