About the Staff
GENA TARANTO ROBIN, RN
Gena joined the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic surgery in August 2015 as our Skin Care Nurse. A New Orleans native, Gena graduated from Mount Carmel Academy High School, and the LSU School of Nursing, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 1994. She worked at Tulane Hospital for Children for 10 years as a dedicated and experienced staff nurse, finding particular interest and great purpose in her work with children challenged by Cystic Fibrosis, HIV | AIDS, and Children with Caner. In so doing, she was Chemotherapy Certified and worked often with a diverse scale of post-operative surgery patients. After raising her son for his first few years, Gena worked as a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and Circulating Nurse for 7 years, while also launching her own skin care business. Skincare by Gena Brings together extensive training as a nurse with her personal passion for skin care. She has developed a loyal following of repeat clients, each drawn by trust, knowledge, cheerful, smart service and ultimately an unwavering care for bringing forth simple beauty that uplifts the human spirit and empowers human beings. With years of experience as a Registered Nurse in skin care, she specializes in IPL hair removal, IPL photo rejuvenation | photofacial, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
She believes in the newest advanced technologies and treatments with a preventative approach to skin care and wellness. This approach is results-oriented treatments and serious skin care delivered in a beautifully designed spa-like environment, with a boutique and personal feel which reflects the bespoke nature of her service.
She is a big advocate for a healthy lifestyle and enjoys fitness, travel, reading, poetry, fashion design, learning new languages and raising her son. Creating beauty, healing, and empowering women so they can feel good from the inside and out and sharing that gift is her passion. Some of her favorite quotes are…
“love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” ~Coco Chanel
Melissa Murphy, OFFICE MANAGER
Melissa was born and raised in the Greater New Orleans area. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. During her time at Loyola, she was a very active member of her sorority Gamma Phi Beta. Melissa completed her senior year internship with Ochsner Health Systems in their Human Resources Department. That is where she discovered her passion for the healthcare industry. Melissa went on to work for a local dermatology practice where she was an integral part of opening several new locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Melissa continued to advance in her role with that practice and stepped into the Human Resources Director position where she managed the employees of ten locations.
She then decided to take on a new role as Practice Administrator of a well-established orthopedic practice. During that time, she continued to expand her knowledge of business operations. Melissa was thrilled to bring her years of healthcare experience to New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery when she accepted the Office Manager position in July 2018. She finds her position rewarding since she gets to work closely with amazing doctors and staff as well as awesome patients! In her free time, Melissa loves going to music festivals, trying new restaurants, and baking sweet treats.
Brittany Morgan, Patient Care Coordinator & COOLSCULPTING TEAM LEADER
Brittany joined our team in 2016 as our front office manager and Coolsculpting Team Leader. She is a Louisiana native born and raised just outside of the Crescent City. Early on in life, Brittany discovered her interest in healthcare and a desire to help others. While in college, her interest quickly turned into a passion and she graduated from LSU with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
After college, Brittany was able to share her enthusiasm for helping others. She began working for a large practice of psychologists performing psychological tests in various inpatient and outpatient settings. After several years, she decided to combine her passion for helping others with her love for aesthetics and spent the last several years working with a well-respected plastic surgeon in the New Orleans metropolitan area. She enjoys working with patients and being a part of their overall experience. Most of all, she finds it rewarding to see how plastic surgery can change the lives of others in such an uplifting way.
Outside of work, Brittany enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, traveling, and playing the claw machine!
Peighton Phillips, Front Office Manager
Peighton joined our team in October of 2018 as our front office manager. Peighton was born and raised in Baton Rouge where she attended Saint Joseph’s Academy and LSU. She has always been interested in finding different ways to help others and serve the community. While earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology at LSU, she participated in medical mission trips to Belize and Nicaragua. On these trips she was able to work in a free health clinic to screen and treat families in the local impoverished areas. After completing her degree, Peighton worked for a few years in a physical therapy clinic where she assisted patients undergoing rehabilitation programs.
Though Peighton enjoyed her time in Baton Rouge, she always had a feeling that New Orleans would be her true home. In joining our team, she was able to accomplish two goals, continuing a career where she can help others to improve their lives and moving to New Orleans. The best part of her day is being able to see the joy others experience when they look and feel their best.
Peighton is passionate about empowering everyone to be the best versions of themselves. She believes hard work is rewarded with more joy and balance in life. For Peighton, this means discovering new places and cultures and exploring her new city’s amazing restaurants and festivals.