Our Staff – Fayetteville, Arkansas
Gina Fedorchak, RN, BSN, MBA
Surgical and Clinical Services Manager
Gina coordinates our team to provide clients with cosmetic enhancements. This includes surgical procedures, laser treatments and skin care. Her years of nursing have taught her the importance of patient safety and the value of patient satisfaction. Exceeding our client’s expectations is her priority at Dr. Vanderpool’s office.
In 2008, Gina relocated to Northwest Arkansas and lives in Rogers with her husband and two dogs. They have two children together. In her free time, Gina enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, cooking and yoga.
Favorite spot on earth: Monterey Bay, CA
Finds beautiful: Walking in Muir Woods, CA on a sunny day
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men
Personal motto: “Bloom where you are planted”
Wendy Smith, RN, RNC
Body Contouring Specialist and Injectables
Wendy specializes in body contouring treatments as well as Botox. She loves the on-going relationships that she builds with our clients. Wendy brings compassionate, patient-centered care and true expertise in nursing to our office.
Wendy lives in Rogers with her husband and their twin daughters. Some of her hobbies include cooking, exercising, and reading.
Favorite spot on earth: Beaches
Finds beautiful: My girls laughing and sunrises
Guilty pleasure: binge-watching
Personal motto: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things!”
Michell Hennigan, RN
Clinical and Medical Esthetics
Michell is cross trained in all areas of our office ensuring all processes go as smooth as possible for our patients and their families. She specializes in skin rejuvenation. This includes laser treatments, microdermabrasions, skin peels, as well as medical grade skin care treatments. Michell enjoys seeing the transformation in her patients and making them feel good about themselves.
Michell enjoys spending time with her daughter, her dogs, playing guitar, painting, watching movies and reading.
Favorite spot on Earth: At home with the people and animals I love
Finds beautiful: Art, nature, and music
Favorite quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
Valerie Rankin, RN
Clinical and Body Contouring Specialist
Valerie has been a nurse for 20 years. She enjoys building relationships with our patients and helping them through their journey to feel more confident. She specializes in Botox injections and Morpheus skin treatments. She brings compassion and an encouraging spirit to our office.
Valerie lives in Fayetteville with her husband and two boys. They love to travel, relax by the pool and watching football. Their favorite pastime is to watch and participate in any and all of their boys’ activities. She loves being a mother to her two boys.
Favorite quote: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
Finds beautiful: My boys’ laughter
Favorite bible verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Whitney Prater, RN, BSN
Whitney is our pre-operative and post-operative nurse. It’s Whitney’s smiling face that our patients see both before and after their surgery. She enjoys getting to know all our patients and putting them at ease throughout their surgical experience.
Whitney received her Associate of Science in Nursing degree in 2018 from Crowder College in Missouri. Later, in 2020, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Whitney’s first priority is to make sure you leave our office feeling uplifted, empowered, and inspired to love yourself and embrace self-care. Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband and son, traveling with family, and listening to good music.
Favorite Quote: “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino
Elizabeth has been in the administrative medical field for 18 years. She oversees supportive services for the office, reviews and analyzes monthly reports and financial studies.
Elizabeth and her husband live in Springdale. She has always lived in Arkansas other than a 6-year stint traveling with her husband who was in the Air Force. They love to travel and spend time with their children who are in Houston and New York.
Finds Beautiful: Anytime my children are together
Favorite Movies: Return to Me and The Good Lie
Personal motto: “Don’t be so quick to judge – You never know when you might just find yourself walking in that person’s shoes.”
Favorite spot on Earth: Banff, Canada and Spring Mountain
Body Contouring Coordinator
Linda enjoys meeting and assisting all of Dr. Vanderpool’s patients. Her goal is to make patients feel welcome when scheduling their first consultation and comfortable when scheduling their treatment by providing patient-focused service.
She has been a Fayetteville resident since attending the University of Arkansas. Linda’s favorite activities include: family time with her husband, daughter and dogs, traveling without an agenda, stumbling on great art and cooking new dishes.
Past itineraries: Germany, Japan, Mexico, Canada, England and France
Finds beautiful: Nature and laughter
Bucket list snippet: Write a children’s book, finish a marathon, create a family cook book and family photos on Lake Louise.
Personal motto: “Let’s be adventurers together.”
Krista enjoys assisting all of Dr. Vanderpool’s patients throughout their surgery process. Her sweet disposition and her attention to detail are more of the reasons why she is a valued team member. Krista takes care of many behind the scenes details. She is also knowledgeable in many of our non-surgical procedures that our office has to offer. You will see Krista at your follow-up appointments and she will be glad to talk to you about your experience here and help to guide your recovery.
Krista and her husband live in Washington County with their four dogs. They enjoy hiking and camping with friends.
Favorite quote: “Whatever you are, be a good one” – Abraham Lincoln
Favorite place on Earth: Any beach
Personal motto: “Hakuna Matata”
Paloma is a dedicated medical professional with 9 years of experience in the field. She ensures that all of our surgical instruments are washed, sterilized, safe, and ready to use for the patient’s surgery.
Paloma lives in Springdale with her husband, daughter and two dogs. They enjoy hiking, swimming, biking and spending time with family.
Favorite spot on Earth: Where there’s laughter and family around.
Finds beautiful: Life, dogs and nature.
From your initial phone call to your final follow-up visit, Emily will be there to support you and to answer all your questions. When not working at Vanderpool Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, she pursues her dream of becoming a Software Developer and Engineer by attending Arkansas State University.
Emily lives in Farmington and loves spending time with her friends and her dog, Hank. She enjoys playing video games, reading books, writing her own book, listening to music, and traveling when she can.
Favorite spot on earth: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Finds beautiful: Nature, music, my dog, and Art.
Personal motto: “Don’t let the hard days win.”
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