Barb Brothers, Practice Manager
Barb has been with Buckingham Center since 2008, and as practice manager oversees the day to day operations of the practice. Her 12 years in business management, combined with her common-sense approach has proven to be a great benefit to the practice. Her emphasis has been to create a team environment where patient needs are priority one. We are very fortunate and take the time to go the extra mile, every day. This team is a source of pride for her and building lasting relationships with patients is rewarding work. You will be welcomed into the practice, well cared for and valued. Please stop by and say hello next time you come in, she looks forward to seeing you.
René Thomas, RN, BSN Aesthetic Nurse Injector/Laser Specialist
Rene attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. René started her nursing career in the Emergency Room, but found her passion in facial plastic surgery and has been working with Dr. Buckingham since 2006. René has attended numerous aesthetic injectable courses and laser training courses, but it has been through her extensive training with Dr. Buckingham that her knowledge of facial anatomy and technique has been perfected. René is a provider of injectable treatments such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Radiesse, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella and Belotero. If skin texture or pigmentation is your concern, you may benefit from a customized PCA chemical peel, BBL (BroadBand Light) or Halo Pro laser treatment with René. Along with her advanced skill level, her caring and compassionate character will provide a safe and comfortable environment during your treatment.
René excels at correcting problem areas with an expert artistic eye. She will accentuate your best features and help you to look like your best self, naturally. Click here to view our monthly special.
Laura Meyers, RN, BSN – Aesthetic Nurse Injector/Laser Specialist
Laura received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Laura came to us in 2012 with 5 years of hospital surgical experience. It was in the Operating Room that she found her love for aesthetics and plastic surgery. Laura is currently a provider of injectable and skin treatments such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella and Belotero. She can also do a series of chemical peels, BBL (BroadBand Light) and Halo Pro laser to correct any pigmentation or skin texture concerns. Laura has thoroughly trained with Dr. Buckingham and Rene’ Thomas, RN and has attended numerous aesthetic injectable and laser training courses. Laura’s confident, yet calm demeanor is what stands out immediately upon your first interaction. Her highly skilled hands have a gentle touch which will help you to relax and feel at ease during your treatment. Through her profound training, natural artistic ability, and attention to detail she will help you to attain a refreshed and rejuvenated look. It is in your own skin that Laura wants you to feel the most comfortable. Click here to view our monthly special.
Kelly Ludera, RN, BSN
Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University in 2003. Kelly came to us in July of 2014 with an extensive background within her career. She has previously worked in the intensive care unit and recovery room for nine years. The knowledge she gained in critical care and recovering patients from surgical procedures is why she excels at Buckingham Center. She focuses on making the surgical journey enjoyable from the first consultation, to the surgery itself. Kelly wants every patient to be heard and their wishes met. She brings a great deal of understanding and joy to our center and truly cares for each and every one of her patients.
Ivonne Barba – Patient Care Coordinator
Ivonne has over 10 years’ experience in customer service and joined Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in 2012. Her cheerful and upbeat personality is one of the first things you will notice as you walk through our front door. As our Patient Care Consultant, her goal is to ensure patients feel informed and comfortable throughout the entire surgical process. She will be your point of contact after your consultation and during the scheduling of your surgery. Her pleasant demeanor and extensive knowledge of plastic surgery will help eliminate any anxieties and make you feel at ease.
Melody Brown – Medical Assistant
Melody joined Buckingham Center in July 2018. She has been a medical assistant for over 13 years gaining knowledge and experience predominantly in the Dermatology field. She particularly enjoys working with Dr. Buckingham in surgery and she will make you smile from the moment you meet her. She is most passionate about bringing comfort and joy helping patients throughout their surgical process.
Zachary Marchewka – Front Office Coordinator
Zach is an operationally driven team member with over 7 years in customer service. New to Austin he welcomes all in a positive and warm manner. Shortly after school, Zach began working closely with the cosmetic industry and his passion for helping others to feel beautiful began. Over the years he has had success working with clients on a personal level then began managing and training large teams in retail establishments. It is this inspiration that has helped him achieve the ability to make others feel well informed and confident in their decisions. He has a natural ability to make you feel at ease. Zach spends time reading, hiking, kayaking and exploring Austin’s culture.
Vanessa Alanis – Patient Care Consultant
Vanessa is the newest addition to our team. She has a vibrant personality and enjoys interacting with patients. She takes pride in her daily work by welcoming incoming clients with a warm and sincere smile. Her attention to detail and compassionate spirit will ensure that your experience is a positive one. Vanessa is married to her high school sweetheart, and they share 4 beautiful kids together. Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family and loves the outdoors.