Board of Directors

President Amanda Bailey, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN, ISPAN-F
Nurse Practitioner

Amanda has been working in plastic surgery for over 10 years. She is a nurse practitioner with the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is also a Certified Wound Specialist.
 
Secretary-Treasurer Kristi Elliott, RN, FNP-C, CPSN, ISPAN - F
Kristi has been a nurse for over 20 years. She has experience in both Women's Health and Plastic Surgery, with the last 10 years being in private and academic plastic surgery practices. She is a nurse practitioner at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Division of Plastic Surgery.
 
Director Connie M. Brennan, RN, CPSN, CANS, ISPAN - F
Licensed Registered Nurse

Connie is currently the National Director of Aesthetic Education for Life Time LifeSpa/Medi Corporation and President/Founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Solutions, LLC. Connie is a licensed registered nurse in ten states and has earned advanced certifications in aesthetic injectables, laser treatments, skin care, sclerotherapy, clinical photography and perioperative nursing over the course of 28 years in aesthetic medicine. Connie is a published author, public speaker and has worked as the aesthetic chair on the Editorial Board of the PSNCB as well as an expert alongside the ISPAN task force in creating the first Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) exam.
 
Director Teresa Barroca, MSN, RNM, ISPAN - F
Teresa, a registered nurse for 30 years, has spent the last 8 years as Director of Nursing for Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, a large academic private practice in New York. She is a CPSN with a diverse background in management, post- anesthesia care, project management and pediatric critical care, in addition to plastic surgery. Teresaís interest in serving ISPAN has included the SSPC, as a member and Co-Chair, as well as contributing as a speaker on several occasions at ISPANís national meetings.
 
President-Elect Gerrie Obi, MSN, ARNP, RN, CPSN, ISPAN - F
Gerrie is certified in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care and Plastic Surgery Nursing. Over the past decade she has held positions in several of the major aesthetic corporations serving as a an educator and physician liaison providing clinical and scientific support for various products. She is also an international trainer; she trains the trainers as well as other Master injectors, both nationally and internationally. Gerrie has trained thousands of aesthetic providers globally over the past decades as well as providing innovative Aesthetic care for countless clients in private practice for over 35 years.
 
Director Pamela Messina, BSN, CPSN, CANS
Pamela is a registered nurse with over 30 years of clinical experience of which the last 26 have been in the specialty of plastic surgery. A certified aesthetic nurse specialist, certified plastic surgery nurse and RNFA Pamela has practiced both in the academic and private practice realms. As the clinical nurse manager for the division of plastic surgery, Pam has also has significant research experience. Given a broad clinical experience, Pam has served as a resource for several plastic surgery offices. Having served on the Membership Engagement Committee, Pam hopes to continue her service to ISPAN and broaden her ability to extend the role of the plastic surgery nurse in all aspects.
 
Director Shanna Concepcion, RN, CANS
Shanna Concepcion, RN, CANS received her nursing degree in Indiana and has been a Registered Nurse for over 21years and has been in Aesthetics for over 11 years. She has been an AMI trainer for Allergan over 8yrs and has trained some of the top Dermatologists, Plastics Surgeons, Facial Plastic surgeons, Nurses and Health care providers all over the United States and Canada. Shanna is licensed in 34 states across the United States. She is also a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) and trains for AIAM which specializes in training on Micro-needling, Micro-cannulas, PDO sutures and EZ PRF. She is one of the first Nurses to train on PDO sutures for soft tissue re-approximation and EZPRF in the United States and Canada.
 
Immediate Past President: Georgia M. Elmassian, MSN, MA, APRN, CPSN, CFLE, ISPAN-F
Nurse, Educator, Consultant, and Author

Georgia, with 15 plus years in plastic surgery nursing, is an advanced practice - Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse, educator, consultant and author working in the mid-Michigan area and beyond. She has been enthusiastically involved with the ISPAN since 2003. As a service advocate, Georgia has actively participated on various ISPAN committees and in leadership roles.