The Staff at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA
Pamela became a Registered Nurse in 1993 and has held several prominent positions at Allegheny General Hospital, Periodontics Office in Oakland, Pocket Nurse Enterprises, The Skin Center and most recently Body Beautiful. Pamela attended the University of Pittsburgh and Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing where she discovered her passion for the cosmetic industry and providing medical spa treatments. Her injectable experience includes Botox and numerous dermal fillers and her passion for cosmetic medicine keeps her updated on the latest products and techniques. Pamela also assists Dr. Antimarino with patient consults and post-op visits to ensure we provide our patients with the highest quality of care.
Ashley became a Registered Nurse in 2006 after graduating from Penn State University. She has over 13 years of nursing experience working in a Level 1 Trauma/Surgical ICU and an Inpatient Hospice Unit. Ashley also holds a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University in Exercise Physiology and has always had a passion for overall health and wellbeing, which led her to the aesthetics industry. Ashley received certification after completing a hands-on training course for injection of neurotoxins and dermal fillers through Allergan as well as AMET. She is very excited to join the Bellissimo team to inspire positivity and to fulfill her creative side by helping patients achieve their goals and to feel beautiful on the inside and out.
Tara is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and has over 19 years of experience. Tara joined the Bellissimo family to help launch our Medical Spa in Shadyside. She uses the latest techniques and works closely with each patient to develop a skin care regime that achieves their desired outcome. Tara specializes in premium skin care services including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, custom facials, waxing and eyelash extensions. Tara focuses on creating a serene and therapeutic environment while providing products and treatments that deliver visible results.
Amanda is a nationally certified physician assistant that has specialized in plastic surgery for approximately ten years. She completed an accelerated program at Lock Haven University in 2012, earning her Bachelor of Science and Master of Physician Assistant Studies in five years. She is skilled at first assisting in the operating room, pre and post-operative patient care, and an expert injector of dermal fillers and neurotoxins. Amanda is passionate about assisting patients with their journey to looking and feeling their best. Outside of work she is a mother and wife and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Amanda’s warmth and compassion is evident as soon as you meet her. She is a wonderful extension of Dr. Antimarino’s philosophy regarding patient care and education. Her desire to help you become the best version of you is clearly recognized through her patience, talent, communication, and skills.
With over 15 years of experience in patient care, Gretchen brings to the practice a broad knowledge base. She has held positions with both medical based and surgical offices in the Western Pennsylvania area. Throughout her education and experience, Gretchen has developed strong clinical and technical skills that provide our patients with a smooth transition throughout their entire plastic surgery experience. Gretchen will be assisting Dr. Antimarino in the clinical setting and throughout their pre and post-operative care. Her high standards for patient care and passion for education is evident as she continues to broaden her education in the current aesthetic field. Gretchen is highly efficient and her personality fills the room as she creates the best environment for each patient that comes through our doors.
Jackie Boyd-Garbett has a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Services from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She comes to us with over 30 years of business management experience and is excited to create a positive infrastructure for Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa. She loves working with our staff and patients. Jackie is looking forward to helping us expand and grow as a practice. Her main focus is providing the foundation to create the optimum experience for both patients and staff.
Patient Care Coordinator
Toni obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and began her career in retail management. After taking a 10-year hiatus to be a full-time mom she reentered the workforce and held a variety of positions directing the administrative functions of organizations and developing company culture. She joins us as our Personnel Manager, with the responsibility of ensuring effective coordination, supervision, and training of our Bellissimo staff. Toni utilizes her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.
Wendy Rivard is the beautiful smile that greets you as you walk through our doors. She is the first point of contact for patients coming into the practice or calling to schedule a visit. Wendy graduated from Seton Hill College (now University) in 1991 with a BA in Management and an emphasis in Computer Science. She started a programming career in 1991 and continued through 2005 at which time she decided to be a full time Mom and craft hobbyist (ask her about her latest crafting next time you visit!) Wendy provides excellent customer service with an energy that exudes warmth and compassion.