Our 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 Gilliland, ARNP, PhD - Nurse Practitioner

Linda 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 Arnold - Cosmetic Surgery Coordinator

Lisa Arnold

Cosmetic Surgery Coordinator

Lisa serves as the patient’s advocate from the initial consultation through the recovery period.

She works closely with Dr. Pope and the staff to make sure all of the patient’s questions are answered and is responsible for scheduling surgery, preparing quotes, and giving tours of the facility.


Lisa Sanzone, RMA - Assistant Practice Manager & Medical Assistant

Lisa Sanzone, RMA

Assistant Practice Manager & Medical Assistant

Lisa works closely with Dr. Pope in our clinic and is “hands on” in helping him with patient care, both before and after a patient’s surgery. As assistant manager to Dr. Pope, she uses her incredible organizational skills in handling day-to-day operations, and she works with all of our 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.


Guiliana Crider - Medical Aesthetician

Giuliana Crider

Medical Aesthetician

Giuliana is licensed to perform chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, and waxing. She works closely with Dr. Pope to ensure optimal results for patients having facial surgeries. Giuliana has advanced training in Allergan’s SkinMedica® products.


Dee Brandt - Marketing Director

Dee Brandt

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.


Patty McMillan - Receptionist

Patty McMillan


Patty McMillan, a former model, greets patients and families at Pope Plastic Surgery’s front desk. Patty checks patients in and out, facilitates communication among all areas of the practice, and helps organize the office so patient visits proceed smoothly.

Patty grew up in Orlando and graduated from Boone High School.


Allison Sherard


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.



Nancy Patterson - Brilliant Distinctions® Coordinator

Nancy Patterson

Brilliant Distinctions® Coordinator

Nancy works behind the scenes in the practice, managing the Brilliant Distinctions 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. (Learn more about Brilliant Distinctions in this blog post.)

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.

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