North Atlanta Plastic Surgery Staff

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Katie, our director of nursing, grew up on a farm in Indiana but has lived and worked in Atlanta for more than 15 years. She loves being Dr. Alderman’s right-hand woman both in and out of the operating room. It’s really amazing how she knows everything about every surgical patient! She is both a licensed registered nurse and scrub technician. 

When not at work, we can find Katie hanging out on the lake with her hubby and teenage son or taking care of her chickens so she can bring fresh eggs for all the staff to enjoy! 



Kerri, our clinical registered nurse, is one of those rare gals who was born and raised in Atlanta and has never left this amazing city.  Our patients love being greeted by Kerri’s big smilewarm heart and calm demeanor.  Kerri has been a nurse for over 20 years and has worked in plastic surgery with Dr. Alderman since 2012.  She takes great pride in making sure patients are well-prepared for their surgical journey and loves holding their hand through the entire process.   

She has two very active teenagers who keep her busy attending a myriad of athletic events.  Her calming influence is her dog, Ollie!  In her free time, you can find her pumping some serious iron at the gym or relaxing poolside. 


Renee Cooper, RN

Renee is our Certified Laser RN. Before joining North Atlanta Plastic Surgery and The Spa at NAPS, she specialized in multiple laser therapies in dermatology offices for over 18 years. Originally from Tennessee where she obtained her Nursing Degree from East Tennessee State University, she has been in Georgia for over 30 years. She worked as a Labor & Delivery RN at Northside Hospital prior to becoming a Senior laser practitioner.

Renee performs both ablative and non-ablative facial rejuvenations, photo-rejuvenation, laser hair removal, and vascular laser therapies. She specializes in skin rejuvenation, rosacea, telangiectasia’s, acne scars, brown spots, melasma, photo-aging, hair removal and wrinkle improvement. Renee performs cosmetic laser consults which will educate and advise patients about all our laser and cosmetic treatment options. She will be happy to answer all your questions about lasers and help guide you through sessions chosen specifically for your skin condition.



Tera, our surgical patient coordinator, has Kentucky roots but has lived in Atlanta for the last seven years with her husband and twin daughters.   With a background in education, she enjoys guiding each patient through the process of consultation to surgery.  She is here to field questions, ease concerns and build relationships and connect each patient with the resources they need to get the most out of their surgical experience.  Our patients love Tera’s sweet and engaging personality and always look forward to seeing her even after their surgery is over. 

When not at the office, you can find Tera hosting poolside with her family and friends, soaking in the great outdoors on a run or a hike and basking in all the great live music that Atlanta has to offer. 



Patty, our registered nurse for the surgical center, will be one of the first team members to meet you on your surgical day.  She is a unique hybrid between the north and the south, having grown up in Niagara Falls, New York and educated at the University of South Florida.  Patty can do it all.  She has been a nurse for almost 30 years and is also a certified scrub technician, registered nurse first assistant, and has specialized training to care for patients before, during and after surgery.  Patty immediately makes patients feel comfortable the moment they see her, and they greatly comforted by her pre and post operative phone calls that help answer all of their questions. 

When not in the surgical suite, Patty enjoys making special dinners for her husband and her two grown daughters, bringing our office homegrown veggies from her garden, and running around after her farm animals. 



Melissa is a licensed medical aesthetician & assistant laser practitioner. She is a graduate of Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics & has nearly a decade of experience in the aesthetic industry. Immediately after graduation, she worked at a high volume laser center. This provided her the opportunity to rapidly learn about all types of skin & skin conditions. Following that she spent several years at a top ranked dermatology practice. She has attended Coolsculpting University & regularly engages in expert-level training to offer the most advanced techniques.  She prides herself in educating patients on skincare & tailoring customized treatment plans to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. Melissa believes that beauty is a feeling & she loves helping her patients to feel their very best!

Melissa is a native of Atlanta & currently resides near Lake Lanier. When at home, she enjoys creating delicious plant based meals & spending time with her 3 incredible children, mini dachshund Leo & newly adopted cat Luca.