Meet Our Staff

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The fantastic staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center is truly dedicated to plastic surgery. We are proud that the majority of our staff has each been with us for many years. Their compassion, knowledge and hard work enable patients to enjoy a comfortable, confident and valuable experience.

Plastic surgery should be a rewarding experience that enhances your appearance and your self-confidence. To get to know our staff and our board-certified plastic surgeons, request a consultation at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center or call (941) 366-8897. People visit us for plastic surgery from St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, Bradenton, Ft. Myers, and the entire Southwest Florida region.

Devonne LaBonte, CEO/AdministratorDevonne LaBonte – CEO/Administrator

Devonne has been the CEO/Administrator at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center since 1998. She is responsible for oversight of the physician group practice, ambulatory surgery center and skin care clinic. Her responsibilities include regulatory compliance, personnel, operations management, finance and marketing.

Devonne received her bachelor of science degrees in marketing and management at California State University, Sacramento and received her master of healthcare administration from the University of Sarasota, Florida. She is also a licensed healthcare risk manager and a Certified Administrator Surgery Center. Devonne has been an active member of the Plastic Surgery Administrative Association since 1999 and has held several positions on the executive board including President. She is also an active member of the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.


Business Office, Donna Estrada & Denise SnyderBusiness Office – Donna Estrada & Denise Snyder

Donna Estrada and Denise Snyder work behind the scenes to ensure the business office functions efficiently. Denise has been with the practice as business office manager since 1985. Denise oversees all accounting, accounts payable and receivable. Her dedication is unsurpassed. Donna has been with the practice since March of 2010 and she has made a big impact with her knowledge of insurance coding and billing. She has quickly become a valued member of the team.


Stacie Briggs, Surgery SchedulerStacie Briggs – Surgery Scheduler

Stacie has been with Sarasota Plastic Surgery since September of 1997. She has very good people skills and a genuine care for others. She has been extremely helpful in aiding our patients with her understanding of specific procedures, providing quotes for services and facilitating the process of scheduling surgery. Stacie works with the office, surgery center and local hospitals to ensure smooth scheduling of surgeries and coordination of patient appointments.


Cheyenne Tidwell, Patient Coordinator / MarketingCheyenne Tidwell – Patient Coordinator / Marketing

Cheyenne joined Sarasota Plastic Surgery in November 2011. She has a marketing background and has worked directly with patients in a patient coordinator role for other plastic surgeons for more than 10 years. She is responsible for marketing activities, scheduling consultations, providing new patients with information about the practice, the doctors and the services we provide. Her primary purpose is to make sure that your every need is met from your initial call to the completion of your care.


Clinical Office Staff, Clinical Office Staff

Kerri Cowles (pictured left) is a certified medical assistant and has been working at Sarasota Plastic Surgery since February of 1987. Kerri has worked in various capacities over the years and has skills in front office support, surgery scheduling and clinical support.

Lisa Evans, RN, (pictured right) has been working with Sarasota Plastic Surgery since March of 1996. She graduated with a BSN degree in 1983 from the University of Texas – Arlington, she also is a certified nurse case manager.

This dynamic duo has honed their knowledge and skills in plastic surgery during their decades of work experience with Sarasota Plastic Surgery. They work closely together assisting all four of the doctors in the office setting, with patient consultations and treatments, pre- and post-operative instructions care and office procedures.


Kari Easterling, RN, Director of NursingKari Easterling, RN – Director of Nursing

Kari Easterling, RN, Is the Director of Nursing for Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center. Kari joined Sarasota Plastic Surgery in June of 2009 as a Peri-operative staff nurse and was promoted to Director of Nursing in December of 2013. Her responsibilities include regulatory compliance, infection control, personnel and operations managment. While  Kari has management and oversight responsibilities for the surgery center she also actively works in the surgery center assisting the doctors in the operating room, and also with the patients throughout their surgery process from pre-operative, inter-operative, and post operative care. She is trained in patient safety, infection control, emergency protocols and is certified in advanced cardiac life support. 

Kari received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 


Patient Support Staff

Members of the patient support staff work as a team in our front office. They greet all our patients with a smile, schedule your appointments and handle patient information, medical records and product sales. These are the ladies you speak with when you call our office.

Amy, Front Office Manager / Administrative Assistant / CMAAmy – Front Office Manager / Administrative Assistant / CMA

Amy is a certified medical assistant and has been working in the medical field for over 10 years. She helps assist the office in various areas such as registration, check out, scheduling appointments, handling patient information, medical records and product sales. Amy has been with Sarasota Plastic Surgery since 2009.

Kathie, Front Office SupportKathie – Front Office Support

Kathie joined  the staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center in 2012 and is responsible for registration; check out, updating and maintaining patient information and scheduling appointments. She brings to our team over 16 years of medical experience along with an associate degree in business science.

Scarlett, Front Office SupportScarlett – Front Office Support

Scarlett is the newest member at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center. She works in our front office, assisting in various areas such as scheduling appointments, handling patient information, medical records and product sales. Scarlett is bilingual and is fluent in German.


Certified Surgical Technicians

Rita, Rita

Rita Ward is a certified surgical technician. She works with the physicians in the operating room assisting them with instrumentation and the surgical procedures. Rita has been with Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center since September 2000.

Jessica, Jessica

Jessica is a certified surgical technician. She works with the physicians in the operating room assisting them with instrumentation and the surgical procedures. Jessica has been with Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center since May of 2012, and has extensive prior experience in both Plastic surgery and multi-specialty surgery in an outpatient environment.


Surgery Center Nurses

This group of talented registered nurses has been trained in all aspects of the surgery center. They work in the surgery center assisting the doctors in the operating room, and with the patients throughout their surgery process from pre-operative, inter-operative, and post-operative care. They are all trained in patient safety, emergency protocols, and are all certified in advanced cardiac life support.

Sharon, Sharon

Sharon has been a registered nurse since 1991 and worked as a full-time team member at the Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center since July of 2003. She works in the surgery center assisting the doctors in the operating room, and with the patients throughout their surgery process from pre-operative, inter-operative, and post-operative care. She is trained in patient safety, emergency protocols, and is certified in advanced cardiac life support.

Tyka, Tyka

Tyka joined Sarasota Plastic Surgery in May of 2009 and has worked both full and part-time positions at the center. She works in the surgery center assisting the doctors in the operating room, and with the patients throughout their surgery process from pre-operative, inter-operative, and post-operative care. Tyka is also trained to scrub with the doctors. She is trained in patient safety, emergency protocols, and is certified in advanced cardiac life support.

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