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The Larrabee Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
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Surgical Team

To provide you with the best options and optimal outcomes requires a talented team with broad skills. From the front office staff, to our nurses, aestheticians and operating room staff, to our committed manager, we are proud of our Larrabee Center community.

Our surgical center staff are experienced and dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, and supportive environment for your surgical procedure. Our front office and management team provide essential services for our patients in a confidential, friendly, and efficient manner.

Surgical Center Team

Erin Vernon, R.N.

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse

Erin graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. While at SPU, she was given the opportunity to complete her Senior Internship in the Intensive Care Unit.

After graduation and with the help of the internship, Erin was accepted into an RN position in Critical Care—rare for a new graduate! She has since worked in the ICU/CCU setting for more than seven years and gained a CCRN (Critical Care RN) certification along with valuable skills caring for the sickest patients and supporting their families.

With a growing family of her own, Erin recently made the change to join the team at Larrabee Center in order to work part-time and continue to use her critical thinking skills (that’s a nursing joke) to make the recovery process a smooth one for surgical patients.

Kendi Locknane, R.N.

Clinical Nurse Manager

Kendi Locknane graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993. Kendi has a wealth of experience which includes working in the operating room, intensive care unit, and in the post-anesthesia care unit.

Kendi has been a part of the Larrabee Center team since 2001 and has had the privilege of traveling to China with Dr. Larrabee for a Smile China cleft lip and palate medical mission. Kendi and her husband Tim live in Bothell and are raising four beautiful children.

Joy Gilmore, R.N.

Circulating Surgical Nurse

After teaching elementary school and then raising her two daughters, Joy returned to school to fulfill her little girl dream of being a nurse. She has experience in women’s health, GI endoscopic procedures and most recently as an OR nurse. In 2013 she retired to spend more time with her loves-family and friends, her home and garden, fly fishing, being outdoors and travel near and far. Joy came to us in 2014 saying “I am missing my patients.” We see her on Mondays and she says “I have the best of both worlds…I am lucky.”

Lori Ruiz, R.N.

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse

Lori Ruiz graduated from University of Portland Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1984. Lori has extensive experience in Intensive Care Units and Post Anesthesia Care Units.

Lori has been a part of The Larrabee Center team since 2013. She and her husband Tony have raised three beautiful daughters. Lori’s interests include cooking, traveling, and volunteers in many areas of her community.