Every medical practice is a reflection of the physicians’ philosophy and style.
The doctors at the Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation have a fine reputation for being approachable and down to earth. For taking time and never rushing patients through their appointments. The experienced, knowledgeable staff has been carefully chosen for their professionalism and, just as important, for their dedication to providing patients with personalized care in a confidential and comfortable environment. We want our patients to feel completely at ease throughout the entire process. All members of the staff understand that making the decision to have a cosmetic procedure done is never one taken lightly and that each patient must be given support, reassurance and special care.
Meet Our Team
Gabriela Avalos, Office Manager
Gaby was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico. She has been living in San Jose with her family since 2010, when her husband got relocated to the Bay Area for work.
She has a degree in public accounting from Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO), from where she graduated with honors. After graduation, she started her career at one of the big four audit firms. She has experience with renowned companies such as Hewlett Packard, where she got to manage accounting and payroll processes. During her work experience, she has performed audits, accounting and financial analysis (such as inventory transaction processing and payroll management), budgeting, cost control, event and schedule planning.
She joined CFFBR as our part time bookkeeper who managed the relationship with our outsourced accounting advisors and support team and drove our financial outflow.
In her new role as Office Manager, she is responsible for managing our team and office as well as maintaining her finance duties. Her planning skills will bring great value to staff coordination and office management.
Gaby’s hobbies include dance, painting, running and reading. She has been a resident of Willow Glen since she arrived in San Jose. Her true passion is her family…and traveling!
Stacy Dodsworth, Director of Marketing
Stacy has lived in San Jose her entire life and attended Presentation High School and San Jose State University where she studied Advertising and Marketing. She joined the Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation team in 2005 after a lengthy career in sales and marketing including her position for nine years at Proctor and Gamble as an Account Executive, managing their largest accounts. She brings extensive sales, marketing, and management experience to our team.
Until recently, Stacy was responsible for managing our team and office as well as our marketing programs. Having moved to Singapore in August 2017, Stacy now serves as our Director of Marketing, creating and implementing our advertising and marketing programs, including numerous special events and our VIP Club. She can be heard as the “voice” of our practice on KBAY and Mix 106.5 radio stations. Stacy loves working with patients and creating innovative and unique ways to help them achieve their esthetic goals.
In addition to her position at CFFBR, Stacy serves on an oversight committee at NASA to which she was appointed in 2012 and serves on several advisory boards.
Stacy is married, and she and her husband have four boys in various stages of high school and college. She lives in Singapore with her husband and “furry” daughter Sophie. You can follow her adventures on Facebook.
Elissa Kurns, Patient Care Coordinator
Elissa joined Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation in August of 2016 and now works as our Patient Care Coordinator. Before joining our team, she worked as a hairstylist and salon manager for several years. Her caring and calm demeanor leaves patients feeling at ease as they make important cosmetic decisions. Elissa particularly loves guiding patients through the intimidating process of surgery and making sure they are comfortable and happy from start to finish.
In addition to working at Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation, Elissa is finishing school at West Valley College, studying Business Administration. She maintains a 4.0 GPA and frequently participates in school and extracurricular events.
When Elissa is not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, boyfriend, and her two precious adopted cats, Leo and Kona. She also loves to bake, cook, exercise and travel.
Kennedy Wong, Receptionist / Licensed Medical Esthetician
Kennedy attended San Jose City College and has both a Cosmetology and Esthetician license. She worked in her family’s hair salon prior to joining our staff 5 years ago and still does on her days off from the Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation.
Kennedy is our Receptionist, handling phone and in-person patient interactions. She is also our Brilliant Distinctions expert, we are so fortunate to have Kennedy as our licensed esthetician. Additionally, she provides patient esthetic services on Fridays. She loves performing esthetic treatments and giving our patients some well-deserved relaxation time.
Recently married, Kennedy lives in Willow Glen and loves to cook and spend time with her family. Kennedy is also a member of the Almaden Valley Women’s Club and works on the annual Almaden Art and Wine Festival.
Edina Becirovich, Lead Medical Assistant
Edina came to the Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation after working many years with Somerset Auctions, an interior design, art, and antique auction house, where she traveled extensively through the Northwest. Edina attended DeAnza College, Everest College, and Bay Area Medical. She holds an AA in Child Development, a Medical Assisting certificate, a phlebotomy license, and is CPR certified.
Edina oversees our Medical Assisting team and serves as Dr. Elbert Cheng’s Medical Assistant. She loves taking care of patients and seeing how happy they are after having procedures at our center. In fact, she has her own after-care service, offering our patients at home care after surgery.
Married with a daughter and adorable dog Coco, Edina lives in Willow Glen. She loves spending time with her family and friends and volunteering time on the PTA board of her daughter’s school.
Miranda Cibrian, Medical Assistant
While attending high school, Miranda attended Central County Occupational Center, a career development institute for criminal justice. She graduated with a criminal justice certificate and then began studying at Mission College and continued the criminal justice path, until realizing it wasn’t for her. Shortly after, Miranda enrolled in Carrington College’s Medical Assisting program.
Miranda began as a Medical Assisting intern at our office. Shortly after graduating from Carrington College’s Medical Assisting Program, she was hired at our office, where she currently works as Dr. Jacqueline Cheng’s Medical Assistant and also assists with Dr. Elbert Cheng’s patients. Her caring and conscientious approach make her a great addition to our team.
Miranda enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and also loves to attend baseball and football games. She enjoys outdoor hikes with her daughter as well.
Alexandria Carlton, Director of Nursing
Alexandria Carlton is a Sigma Theta Tau graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she received a Bachelor’s in Nursing. Alex originally worked at Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation as an Administrative Assistant but was rehired as Director of Nursing for Saratoga Surgery Center upon completing her degree and licensing with the state of California.
Working in our surgery center, she assists both of our board-certified facial plastic surgeons during their surgical procedures. She loves to accompany her patients from the beginning of their surgical journey to the end. Alex also assists Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline with office based treatments and will soon be performing non-invasive treatments in the office too.
When she is not with her cherished work family, she enjoys traveling both near and far. Her favorite destination thus far has been Puerto Rico.