Meet the Team

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John C. Lee, MD, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


Medical Director of New England Plastic Surgery Center & Sirena Medical Aesthetics

Dr. John C. Lee is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Waterford, Connecticut. Dr. Lee practices a full spectrum of reconstructive surgery while maintaining a focus on aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Lee’s commitment to the care of his patients is unsurpassed. Dr. Lee is a dedicated surgeon who pursues perfection and takes great pride in his work. He opened Sirena Medical Aesthetics adjacent to his surgical practice in October 2017 to offer non-surgical options for age correction, fat reduction, and skin care.  When Dr. Lee is not busy at work he enjoys activities with his wife and two young children, including skiing, traveling, going to museums and he has a great appreciation for art and history.  


Jenine D. Gesino, PA-C

Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics

Master Injector

Jenine is a certified surgical Physician Assistant (PA-C) with over 20 years of experience in Plastic Surgery and 6 years in-office based aesthetic procedures including laser,  skin care, and anti-aging injectable treatments.  Jenine has a fine-tuned aesthetic eye and pays incredible attention to detail because she is so passionate about this field. She has had extended training in all aspects of medical aesthetics. Jenine's continued research on the best techniques and treatments.

Jenine believes in providing a fantastic experience to all of her clients with custom consultations for every individual.  She offers a professional, relaxed environment and empowers her patients with the education and treatments to defy the aging process. When Jenine is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and twin teens, coaching basketball, staying fit, traveling, and raiding the Coach outlet! 



Laura Scarpa Regnere, BSN, RN

Practice Manager of New England Plastic Surgery Center & Sirena Medical Aesthetics

Coolsculpting Specialist

Laura has been a Registered Nurse since 2002 and has experience in many areas of the nursing field but openly admits that she is now working at her dream job with  Sirena Medical Aesthetics & New England Plastic Surgery Center.  Not only does she manage both practices but she also is a CoolSculpting Specialist. CoolSculpting is the #1 non-surgical fat reduction device, and Laura has extensive training from CoolSculpting University, a specialty training program. She also has an artistic eye which transcends into her consultations. She is friendly, honest, and loves to educate people about what Sirena Med Spa can offer them to look and feel their best. And don't be surprised if you see her artwork around the office (Look for the mermaids)!  


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Tara Antonelli, MA

Patient Care Specialist

Assistant Surgical Coordinator

CoolSculpting Specialist

Tara is a Medical Assistant by trade but wears many hats at both Sirena Medical Aesthetics & New England Plastic Surgery Center. She is well versed in the services and products Sirena Med Spa has to offer.  Tara has attended CoolSculpting University and Customer Service classes and will continue her education classes this year. Tara is professional, passionate, and dedicated to providing the best experience for all of our clients.  When Tara is not at work, she appreciates reading, traveling, gardening, eating delicious food, and spending time with her family.


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Elizabeth Bickford, GN

Patient Care Coordinator

Elizabeth is the Front Desk Specialist and Patient Care Coordinator for Sirena Medical Aesthetics & New England Plastic Surgery Center.  She will be scheduling appointments, managing the product reward programs, making social media posts and assisting the providers on the Sirena Med Spa side of the practice. Elizabeth has a knack for detail and organizes the "behind the scenes" aspects of the Med Spa. Elizabeth recently finished her Nursing degree and will also be taking advanced education courses relating to the products we offer at Sirena Med Spa.  When Elizabeth is not at work she enjoys listening to live music, traveling, skiing, field hockey, and spending time with her family and friends including her furry friends. 

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Nadia Lindstrom

Front Desk Specialist

Nadia is our newest Front Desk Specialist for New England Plastic Surgery Center, and she is cross-trained to field phone calls, answer questions and make appointments for Sirena Medical Aesthetics. She grew up in New York and recently moved to the area to embrace change and explore new options. After years of working in customer service and sales, Nadia is excited to be switching gears and starting out in the medical industry. You’ll see her face right when you walk in the office door and hear her voice reminding you of your appointments! Nadia has a 20lb cat named Oscar Meatball and a step-dog named Gracy. When she is not at work, you can find her at Target or the zoo, binge-watching TV shows, baking cakes well beyond her expertise level, or planning her next costume for Comic-Con.