Meet Our Staff

The staff of Surgical Arts of Virginia and Ageless Innovations look forward to serving all of your cosmetic surgery and medical spa needs. If you live in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville or the surrounding areas of Virginia, schedule a consultation and come by to meet our staff.

When you come to Surgical Arts of Virginia and Ageless Innovations, you have the opportunity to meet our staff who will be working with you throughout your cosmetic surgeries and medical spa treatments.

Jason Seutter – Patient Care Coordinator

Jason Seutter is our Patient Care Coordinator who ensures the best for each patient. From financing options to answering any questions you may have, he is available as one of the Patient Coordinators to assist you throughout your journey with us at Surgical Arts of Virginia. He has been a part of the SAOFVA family since our first facility opened in 2008.

Jason has two beautiful daughters. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors and cooking together.

Jason can be contacted with any questions or patient concerns, via email or text:

Cassandra Deardorff – Practice Manager

Cassandra Deardorff is our Practice Manager who works with each of our patients on a daily basis. As one of the Patient Coordinators, she can help you through your journey at Surgical Arts of Virginia from start to finish. From the first voice you hear when you call, to the last face you see as you leave our office, she hopes to help each person leave with a smile on their face.

Cassandra holds degrees, as well as multiple certifications, in Psychology and Administration of Justice. She continues her education in Business Management and Psychology but has a natural passion for helping others feel beautiful from the inside out.

She is a mom of one boy and loves all things outdoors. In her spare time, Cassandra represents as Ms. Virginia United States 2019.

Cassandra can be contacted with any questions or patient concerns, via email or text:

Fiona Meyer – Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Originally from Scotland, Fiona Meyer LPN is our Surgical First Assistant.  She aids the surgeon/RN during operations and medical procedures, assembles the OR before and after surgery, reviews patient health history and previous medical conditions with Dr. Palmer, oversees laboratory studies and performs close follow-up care and patient teaching pre/postoperatively.

Fiona graduated from Kee Business College as CMA in 1997 and continued her education at Career Training Solutions, where she earned her LPN in 2007. With 20+ years’ experience in various positions within the medical field, she has worked in an urgent care setting, a rehabilitation hospital, and a medical/surgical unit as a floor nurse.

Fiona is caring at heart and passionate about helping people and making a difference in their lives. She finds that the medical field is exciting and ever-changing with great opportunities to advance, learn and expand knowledge. She considers the small team at Surgical Arts of Virginia to be her work family.

Fiona is recently engaged, and is a mother of two. Her daughter is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and is currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Her son recently began driving.  She loves tackling home improvement projects and spending time outdoors, especially near the crackle of a bonfire.

Heidi Harper – Registered Nurse (RN BSN)

Heidi Harper, RN BSN, has been a nurse since 1999 and is licensed in Virginia. She specializes in administering IV medications, monitoring patient vital signs, and assisting Dr. Palmer during all surgeries. She also performs pre-op patient preparations and post-op patient recovery care.

Heidi graduated from Chamberlain College of Nursing with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with Presidential Honors in 2017. She also graduated from Excelsior College with an Associate of Science in Nursing in 2006. She has over 18 years of hospital experience working in the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Telemetry/Medical Intensive Care, Pediatrics and Mother/Baby Units.

Heidi maintains certifications in:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Stroke Certification

Heidi has lived in Virginia since 2000 and is married to her husband Jeff.  Together, they have three children and are the proud grandparents of one granddaughter.

Lindsey Gordon – Master Aesthetician

Lindsey Gordon is a Master Esthetics Instructor in the State of Virginia. She has over 8 years of experience in the field of medical aesthetics. She specializes in the treatments of hyperpigmentation and helping to reverse the signs of aging. She has many years of training with helping to treat ethnic skin types. Adult Acne and Rosacea are two areas she enjoys the most to treat. Lindsey is also here to take care of all your laser hair removal and laser resurfacing treatments to rejuvenate the skin.

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys baking cookies and spending time with family. Lindsey is married with two beautiful children.

James Diaz – Surgical Technician

James Diaz is our CST (Certified Surgical Technologist). James has many years of experience in surgery centers, including VCU Medical Center and USPI Surgical Center of Central VA. James plays a vital part of the team, where he prepares operating rooms for surgery, ensures all equipment is properly sterilized. He prepares patients for surgery. James works closely with Dr. Palmer and the nurses during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies. He ensures surgical procedures run smoothly.

James has strong core values, integrity, responsible, and compassion for his patients. He always has been surrounded by medical influences: his mother is a registered nurse, wife is radiation therapist, and his son is also pursuing a career in the medical field. James is a family man. He is a parishioner of St. Mary’s and active member of the church. He spends many hours volunteering and serving our community.

Schedule Your Consultation

We look forward to you coming to our practice to meet our staff and to plan your cosmetic surgeries and medical spa treatments. If you live in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville or a nearby community in Virginia, please contact us to learn more about us or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. R. Shane Palmer.

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