Our Staff

Leslie Fay Agustin

Leslie is one of our receptionists and works together with our lead receptionist Shanelle. Leslie brings with her many years of customer service experience. She was born and raised in Kalihi and loves outdoor activities, especially hiking. Leslie also enjoys socializing with her friends and meeting new people. We recently welcomed Leslie to the practice and we are thrilled that she has joined our team. Her mother is her number one inspiration because she taught her to never give up on what you love to do. Leslie’s Favorite She is excited to experience our HydraFacial treatment and get herself on …

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Shanelle Carlos, CMA

Lead medical receptionist Shanelle is the commander-in-chief of the front lobby. Upon graduating as salutatorian for her class at Med Assist School of Hawaii, Shanelle started her journey here at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery. She was born and raised in Honolulu (a proud Kalihian to be exact) and is also a proud mommy to her blessing in disguise, Drayden.  Her favorite quote is, “Remind yourself nobody’s built like you. You design yourself.” Shanelle’s Favorite A treatment that she can’t live without is lip filler. Lips were always a big insecurity of hers, and now she gets tons of compliments on them. …

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Keri Choy

Patient coordinator Keri has been with Dr. Ching since 2013. Early on, Keri realized that she had a passion for uplifting and motivating others which led her to pursue a BA degree from the University of Colorado and obtained a certification as a wellness consultant. Upon returning home to Hawaii, Keri decided to use her acquired knowledge and experience in sales and marketing. She is a devoted mother of 2 but still stays true to her guilty pleasures of dark chocolate and travel. The crème de la crème of her existence is to build lasting memories with her husband and …

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Hekili Spencer

Patient coordinator Hekili is one of our newest additions to the practice in this role. Joining us at the end of 2018, she brought with her more than 11 years of sales experience in cosmetic dentistry and plastic surgery. Her eagerness to constantly learn new things, along with her contagious laughter, makes it a joy to work with her. Hekili is not shy about meeting new people and will always start a conversation. Travel and every form of the arts keep her interests piqued. Healthy living is high on her list, as well as spending time with her 3 children, …

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Sophie Averkamp

Sophie is our administrator and is responsible for the management and operations of our accredited ambulatory surgical center. She has been with Dr. Ching since 2010 and is proud to belong to an organization that continues to bring cutting-edge innovations, exceptional surgical skills, and an artistic vision to patients worldwide. In Sophie’s spare time, she enjoys exploring the island with her husband and adventure-seeking daughter and son. They also have a German shepherd who loves to fetch and a husky who loves to snuggle. She enjoys time at the gym as much as she loves food! Sophie and the team …

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Katrina Constantino

Medical office assistant Katrina is not only the voice behind the telephone line but is the quintessential assistant for Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery. She was born and raised on the beautiful island of Guam and has been living on Oahu since 2008. When Katrina isn’t putting in time at the office, you can catch her training at the UFC Gym. She enjoys having a couple of drinks with friends, exploring new foods around the city, and when given the chance, travel!  Her favorite quote is, “A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” Katrina’s …

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Jennel Membrere, CMA

Medical assistant Jennel is our one and only ThermiVa Technician and CoolSculpting® Specialist. She rejuvenates lady parts and lavishes everyone with a slimmer summer body—all year long.  She’s been working at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery since 2015 and has treated many of our patients with expert care and outstanding results. Prior to that, she attended Heald College and received her associate degree in medical assisting in 2009. She previously worked at a skin cancer dermatology office where she gained knowledge in skin care and cosmetic laser treatments. In her spare time, Jennel enjoys shopping for great deals, going on food …

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Kristine Vadisirisak, CMA

Kristine, our lead surgical technician, has been with Dr. Ching since 2016. Kristine wears many hats; she is his right-hand woman when it comes to all minor surgeries and regularly makes appearances to assist with general surgeries as needed. When she is not handing Dr. Ching a scalpel, she is at his side documenting his work via social media. Kristine is a graduate of Honolulu Heald College with an Associate of Science degree. She is a mother of 1 son who is the light of her life that brings her joy and laughter. Kristine enjoys spending time with family and …

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Tera Embry, CST

Tera, our lead surgical technologist, has been assisting Dr. Ching in the operating room since 2014. She has been a certified surgical technologist for 24 years. Tera brings with her a great deal of experience in areas like cardiac trauma and general surgery, and now loves being able to put that experience to work for patients at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery. Tera moved to Oahu from Kentucky in 2010 and is a proud mother of a doctor-in-training at Stanford Medical School. When not in surgery, she can be found binge-watching shows on Netflix and spending quality time with friends and …

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Shayna Sirling

Shayna, an esthetician, provides skin-loving treatments to our patients. As of April 2019, Shayna has been an esthetician for 15 years with a specialty in holistic skin care. She is a mommy of 6 including her fur baby named Mauka. Shayna enjoys any and everything outdoors and looks forward to spending weekends on a beach or in the backyard with family and friends. Shayna says, “Always give more than take.” Shayna’s Favorite The HydraFacial treatment is her favorite service to provide for her clients. She also loves her own personal results with the TempSure Envi.

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Mie Miyazaki

Mie is one of our estheticians and a patient coordinator for our Japanese-speaking patients. She has been working for Dr. Ching since 2007. Mie was born and raised in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. She moved to Hawaii in 1999 and has a son in high school. Mie says that she has a sweet tooth. She loves to eat chocolate, donuts, cookies, and cake. To balance her diet, she packs a healthy salad and fruits for lunch every day. She gets through every day by going with the flow. She believes in doing what you need to do and your wishes will …

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Christina Martinez

Christina, one of our estheticians, joined Dr. Ching’s team in 2016. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the world of aesthetics. Graduating from one of the top cosmetology institutes in the country guided her to starting a very successful aesthetic clinic to launch her career. As a self-described lifelong learner, she is always trying to find ways to improve by broadening her knowledge of aesthetics. Christina’s love for her children is undeniable. While in her chair, you will enjoy stories about all of their adventures together, but she also cares deeply about you, your story, your health, …

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Awa Lucero

Medical esthetician Awa graduated from the International School of Beauty and Esthetics College in 2011. She joined our team in May of 2012 eager to learn all of the state-of-the-art technology we have to offer. When Awa is not holding a laser handpiece, you can find her enrolled in a hot yoga class and cuddling with her miniature Dachshunds, obviously not at the same time. She is an adventurous foodie who loves traveling the world with her husband in search of the next best dish. The most enjoyable part of her job is going on the journey with her patients …

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Juanita Chang, APRN

Juanita, an aesthetic nurse specialist, has over 20 years of nursing experience. She earned her BA and Master of Science in nursing at USC. Nita, as she prefers to be called, specializes in cosmetic injectables, microneedling, and Ultherapy treatments. She is a dedicated mother of 2 awesome boys, loves reading, practicing yoga, and enjoys a good cup of coffee. Since joining our team in 2014, Nita has brought a sense of serenity and understanding to not only her patients but her co-workers as well. She is devoted to enhancing your natural beauty and confidence.  Nita’s favorite inspirational quote is, “Beauty …

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Stacy Muse, RN

Stacy, an aesthetic nurse specialist, has over 12 years of expertise with cosmetic injectables and skin therapies. After working as an intensive care nurse for many years at UCLA, she decided to move on and work with top physicians in the plastic surgery field and completed advanced skincare courses. When not helping our patients look beautiful, she has the eagerness to travel. She believes the world has many lessons to be learned and getting out there to a different part of it with others is the greatest teacher. We are all different but the same in so many ways. She instills …

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Trisha Pereira, RN

Trisha is our lead operating room nurse and our patients’ advocate during surgery. She strives to keep the operating room running smoothly, safely, and efficiently. Trisha graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2008 and then started full time as an RN at the Queens Medical Center–Punchbowl in the oncology unit. Her nursing background includes 10 years in oncology in both inpatient and outpatient settings administering chemotherapy. Trisha enjoys the challenge in the ever-changing field of cosmetic surgery. She was born and raised in Kahalu’u and currently lives in Waimanalo. She married her husband, …

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Erin Chai, RN

Erin, a clinical registered nurse, has been working for Dr. Ching since 2018. Erin’s goal is to establish lasting relationships with patients, providing them with quality, safe, and satisfying care. Erin’s understanding of the diversity of treatments offered coupled with her professional knowledge makes her an asset to our practice. Known for her calm and gentle touch and clinical expertise, she is the total package when it comes to patient care. Born and raised in Honolulu, Erin graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with her BSN in nursing in 2009. Being a telemetry RN for 8 years, she found a passion …

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Grace Liu, MD

Dr. Liu is our lead anesthesiologist. She provides general anesthesia for our lovely surgical patients. Dr. Liu was born and raised in Hawaii and went to UH Manoa for her undergrad and John A. Burns School of Medicine. She did her anesthesiology residency at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Liu loves animals. She has 4 fur babies at home: 3 pit bulls and a terrier. She and her husband just welcomed their daughter Addison James to the world in January 2019. She loves to run and attend yoga sculpt classes in her free time. Dr. Liu is …

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Maria Arceneaux

Maria, our director of client services, has been with the practice since 2014. With decades of successful experience in hotel sales and marketing, she also has a knack for developing internal campaigns for team building in the workplace. Maria is an avid recreational reader and novice writer. She enjoys a good Netflix binge but also has the bug for traveling abroad. This self-proclaimed whiskey connoisseur also enjoys a few rounds on the craps table when in Vegas. Maria is full of sayings, but her favorite is, “Stay focused and extra sparkly.” Maria’s Favorite Her favorite skincare product is the SkinCeuticals …

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Lerin LaPan

Lerin, our director of practice operations, keeps the office running like a well-oiled machine. She has been working for Dr. Ching since 2006. After graduating from KCC in the medical assisting program, she began specializing in dermatology and cosmetic and plastic reconstructive surgery. Lerin was born and raised on the Windward Coast of Oahu. She is happily married and busy at home with 2 wonderful sons (#boymom). In her spare time, Lerin loves to create new memories with her family and friends and enjoys cooking and hosting barbecues at her house. Lerin says, “What keeps me going is starting each …

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Lorene Glisson, RN

Lorene, also known as Lo, is the director of nursing here at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery. Her primary role is the management of all clinical operations of the surgery center to ensure that all general anesthesia cases are done safely and effectively. Lo has been with Dr. Ching since the beginning of 2012. She has been a nurse for more than 15 years, with experience working in telemetry, ICU, ER, and perioperative settings. With her many specialties, the surgical arena has always been her passion. Lo was born and raised in Waimanalo, on the Windward Coast of Oahu, and currently …

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If you’re ready to begin your plastic surgery journey in Honolulu, please request a consultation online or call our office at (808) 585-8855.