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Practice Administrator

Cyndi joined Coastal Cosmetic Center as the Practice Administrator in 2010. She has over 25 years of medical office experience, has worked in nearly every position of the medical office and has a strong background in medical billing. Cyndi enjoys running the day to day operations of the practice and prides herself on having an organized, professional, customer service oriented team. She loves speaking with patients about their experiences with CCC and always welcomes patient comments and suggestions. Cyndi received her Associates degree from Florida Community College and Certificates for Managed Care and Healthcare Management from University of North Florida. She completed Dale Carnegie training for business Communications through St. Vincent’s Medical Center and recently completed a 120 hour program for Risk Management through UF. She is currently a creative writing student through UCF and plans to write a fictional novel in the future. Cyndi and her husband will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this year. They have two beautiful and talented daughters and one handsome son. In Cyndi’s “spare” time she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, learning to play the guitar, football Go Jags!) and just hanging out with her family.

Pat, RN
Director of Nursing

Pat has been the Director of Nursing for Coastal Cosmetic Center for the past 13 years and with her 25 years of nursing experience this allows her to wear many hats. Pat oversees the day to day operations of the surgery center and the clinical staff. By having a staff specialized and experienced in plastic surgery Pat ensures that the patient will have the absolute best care possible. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, but loves to visit the mountains. She has 3 grown married children and 12 grandchildren. She also loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys dancing and sports which include her favorite teams-Braves, Jaguars and Gators.

EMR Coordinator

Jenna is the EMR Coordinator here at Coastal Cosmetic Center. Jenna is originally from New Jersey but has lived in Jacksonville the majority of her life. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of North Florida and hopes to go back to pursue her Master’s. Jenna recently came to us from an EMR company as a trainer where she obtained the skills and knowledge to help lead this practice into all the new technologies with her background. She has had over 8 years of experience in healthcare. Jenna enjoys line dancing, zumba classes, decorating, shopping, spending quality time with her family and friends and adores her little Shih Tzu/Poodle puppy, Trixy. Jenna Also is a huge Gators Fan!

Certified Medical Assistant

Tammy moved to Jacksonville in 1987 from Eugene, Oregon. She Graduated from Concorde Career Institute in 1993 as a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant. Tammy assists the doctors with patient consultation visits and patient follow up care. She is always available to answer any clinical post operative questions that patients may have. Tammy has been with Coastal Cosmetic Center for 8 years. She has been married for 20 years and has one married son and two beautiful grandchildren.

Front Office Supervisor

Kandi joined the Coastal Cosmetic Center Team in 2012. She has 15 years of experience working in the customer service field. Kandi is the smiling face welcoming you to our office. She is happy to assist you with scheduling your appointments, medical records and answering your phone calls. A native Floridian, Kandi grew up in Green Cove Springs. She enjoys cooking, taking day trips, boating, spring hopping, and spending time with her husband and two boys. She is very close with her family and looks forward to Sunday game days. She has two dogs, Jenny Craig and Phoebe.

Surgical Tech

Viola has been with Coastal Cosmetic Center and the Surgery Center since July of 2006. She enjoys being a Surgical Technologist and assisting the surgeons in the operating room. Viola attended Ultrasound Diagnostic School (now Sanford Brown Institute) for two years. In 2003, she began her career with facial plastic surgery and MOH’s surgery and found that Plastic Surgery is her passion. Her comfort level with the patients has made her many new friends. She enjoys seeing patients before, during and after surgery. It always makes you feel good to know that you are helping others feel more confident with themselves, their comfort level is higher, and to see happy faces at the end of your work day.

Viola was born and raised in the lonestar state of Texas. After graduating high school in 2001, she moved to Florida to begin college and start her career. She has been with the lover of her life for 12 years and has three beautiful children who keep her on her toes at all times. Viola has a very active life from travel baseball and softball to cheerleading and basketball. She will always be her kids’ #1 fan.

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Judi Atkinson
Para Medical Aesthetician

Judi is a highly trained and skilled aesthetician with many years of experience including that of an aesthetic instructor. She is a member of the Florida Esthetic Association. In addition to her aesthetic training, Judy also received her Practical Nursing certificate from Miami Lakes Tech and her Associate degree in Nursing from Miami Dade Junior College. She uses a variety of skin rejuvenation techniques and procedures to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.

Lora Vinnik
Medical Aesthetician/Permanent Makeup Specialist

Lora is has received certification as a Permanent Makeup Specialist and is also a medical aesthetician/ Microdermabrasion specialist. She has many years of elite education and extensive experience to bring out the beautiful you. Her passion is in Permanent Makeup and scar camouflage. Lora’s goal is to provide patients that may suffer from physical difficulty or hair loss a service to make them more confident by using her skill to insert pigment into the dermal layer of the skin that will provide a natural enhancement to brows, eyes, lips and color correction to scars. When Lora is not assisting patients, she loves spending time at home with her family and friends and taking long walks on the beach.

Celine Parot

Celine is the Post-Anesthesia Care Nurse for our surgery center. She has been with our center for over four years. Celine received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida in 1994 and has been a PACU nurse for over 18 years. She grew up in Maryland, but has been in Florida for most of her adult life. Her interests include wellness and helping others to optimize their health. Celine loves spending time with her two children. She also enjoys almost any sport that has to do with being outdoors.

Cherie Williams

Cherie is a Perioperative nurse in our surgery center. She trained at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Jacksonville in one of the top perioperative training programs in the United States 12 years ago and has been working in the operating room ever since. She is a seasoned professional in all surgical procedures, but now devotes her time to cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Cherie was born and raised in Jacksonville, married and has one beautiful daughter that keeps her busy on the Lacrosse field. Beyond the office, Cherie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves the beach, boating and spending time with her husband watching football!

Samantha Hamm
Front Office

Sam joined the Coastal staff this year as a member of the front office staff. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from UNF and is currently studying to receive her Post Baccalaureate degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. Sam was born in Jacksonville, but being in a military family, she grew up in Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!!). Although Sam doesn’t have much free time these days, she does enjoy spending time with her husband, visiting family, car shows and playing golf and tennis. She loves being active and eating healthy. She says “food is her life!”

Patient Surgical Coordinator / Marketing Director

Tasha serves as our Surgical Coordinator here at Coastal Cosmetic Center, and truly enjoys interacting with our patients prior to their procedures. From initial quoting to scheduling and assisting patients with financing, she always offers a comforting smile to our patients and gives her all to our practice. She grew up in Oklahoma and recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of North Florida (Go Ospreys!) with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Tasha has called Jacksonville her home for 6 years with her husband Jamie, 6 year old daughter, Arianna, and Yorkie mix, Cupcake. Her spare moments are spent lifting weights with her husband, running, taking her daughter to Orlando theme parks, shopping, traveling, baking, and spending time on the beautiful Florida beaches.

Amanda Chlebo
Front Office/ Accounts Payable

Amanda is a Jacksonville native. She works in the front office assisting patients with appointments, purchases and customer service. She has several years of billing and accounting experience that she brings to the practice. Amanda has a very positive outlook and is always willing to lend a helping hand to our patients and her coworkers. She is the mother of two beautiful boys. When she has some downtime, she enjoys reading a good book and spending time with her friends.


Alesha is an experienced perioperative nurse who rejoined her Coastal Family in 2012. With more than 15 years of experience in the operating room, Alesha provides the knowledge and skills to ensure that each patient receives personalized and exceptional care. She first joined Coastal Cosmetic Center in 2004 as a surgical technologist. In 2009, Alesha earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University (Magna Cum Laude). Alesha is very passionate about her work and loves working in the Aesthetic environment. She is excited and honored to be a part of Coastal Cosmetic’s team. Along with working at Coastal Cosmetic Center, Alesha has been studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and will soon graduate from Jacksonville University with her Master of Science in Nursing. She enjoys spending time with her family, the beach, and loves running.