Meet the Staff

At Pope Plastic Surgery in Orlando, we believe our patients deserve to receive care from sensitive, experienced, discreet, respectful, and compassionate professionals. We think you will find our staff will make you feel very welcome and well cared for, whether you are here for surgery, skin care, injectables, or just to explore the possibilities.

Linda profile imageLinda Gilliland, ARNP, PhD

Nurse Practitioner

Linda has been working in facial aesthetics since 2004 and has been a national trainer in aesthetics since 2005.  She has trained thousands of physicians and nurses all over the country and lectured at many professional conferences.

She is well known in Central Florida as one of the most experienced injectors of BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.

Linda is a graduate of the University of Florida and has a PhD in nursing. She injects BOTOX and the full line of Allergan fillers (JUVÉDERM®, VOLUMA®, VOLBELLA®, and VOLLURE®,) as well as KYBELLA®.

Lisa Sanzone profile imageLisa Sanzone, RMA

Practice Manager & Cosmetic Surgery Coordinator

Lisa works closely with Dr. Pope and patients to schedule surgery and coordinate follow-up care. Lisa handles day-to-day operations, and she works with staff members to ensure the practice runs smoothly and patients are given the best of care.

She is a valuable resource and enjoys sharing patients’ excitement.

Melissa Cesarski, RMA
Medical Assistant

Melissa works with Dr. Pope and our patients for all clinical needs, assists Dr. Pope with procedures, prepares patients for their visit. She has been a nationally certified, registered medical assistant for eight years and has experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. 

Kelly Barba

Kelly brings to our practice a strong background in aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics. She is also a licensed massage therapist with a passion for wellness and helping others. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Kelly adds her helpful energy and shares her contagious smile. She looks forward to greeting you personally and making you feel welcome.

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Allison serves as Dr. Pope’s receptionist on Thursday and Friday. She is the first one to greet patients and visitors and works to make sure they feel welcome and have an enjoyable visit.

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Alle® Coordinator

Nancy works behind the scenes in the practice, managing the Alle program, the rewards program offered by the maker of BOTOX, VOLUMA, JUVÉDERM, VOLLURE, VOLBELLA, and SkinMedica skincare products and peels. Nancy keeps up with patients’ Brilliant Distinction points and notifies patients when their rewards are about to expire. 

Nancy has lived in the College Park neighborhood in Orlando her entire life. She currently serves on the board of Women of Hope of Greater Orlando, an organization devoted to fighting poverty.

She is a graduate of Lake Highland Prep and Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and is the mother of two grown sons and has one grandson.

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Marketing Director

Dee’s responsibilities include advertising, public relations, special events and internal communications. She has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare marketing and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from LSU.

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