Aimee Maningas, Practice Manager
A Joplin native, Aimee Maningas has been with, and helped to create Maningas Cosmetic Surgery from the ground up. She enjoys helping patients find a way to finance the procedures they desire, and loves being involved in the practices day to day operations. She and Dr. Maningas have been married for 12 years and have three amazing children. For the past 12 years Aimee has kept Maningas & Co afloat, all the while encouraging and supporting her husband through med school, residency, fellowship, and caring for three young children throughout it all. When she isn’t at the office, you will find Aimee running kids around, spending time with friends and family and fitting in a date or two with her husband.
April Pippins, Office Manager
April grew up in Southwest Missouri and graduated from Seneca High School. She has worked in the healthcare industry for 13 years. Most recently as the GME Residency Coordinator at Freeman Health System, where she worked with Dr. Maningas during his Otolaryngology Facial Plastic Surgery Residency. She is happy to be a part of the Maningas Cosmetic Surgery family and looks forward to growing with the practice. She lives in Joplin with her husband Duane, and kids, Kaleb and Rachel. When not at MCS, she loves spending time with her friends and family for a movie, craft, or game night.
Dallas Peternell, Creative & Marketing Director
Dallas ensures everything that goes in front of the consumer advertising and design wise is consistent and represents the Maningas Cosmetic Surgery brand. She brings a decade of advertising and marketing agency experience with her and puts those skills to use in our traditional and online marketing/advertising efforts. She graduated from McAuley Catholic High School in 2003 and went on to earn her Bachelors of Art Degree with an emphasis in Graphic Communications in 2007 from MSSU. She's a Joplin native and currently lives here with her husband, Justin, and 2 kids, Jax and McLaren. She loves Disney movies and hates cake.
Morgan Box, Lead Patient Care Coordinator
Morgan loves meeting new people and is the first smiling face to greet patients when they walk through the door. She enjoys her role as patient care coordinator and strives to ensure our patients receive exceptional service and care while visiting Maningas Cosmetic Surgery. Morgan is a devoted mother of two beautiful daughters, and a wife to a local police officer. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and tending to her gardens.
Lexi Deines, Patient Care Coordinator
Lexi grew up in Carl Junction, and now lives in Joplin. She is in her final year of school at MSSU, studying Business administration and majoring in Marketing. She's the other smiling face you'll see when you walk through our doors. Her cheerful smile and caring demeanor instantly puts our patients at ease. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with my friends, going to Core Barre and baking.
Melissa Bastings, Aesthetician
A Licensed Aesthetician for 16 years, Missy has consistently worked under the direction of a physician so she can offer her patients the most effective treatments and skincare products available. Missy has lived in the Joplin area most of her life and enjoys spending time with her three sons.
Beth Wetzstein, Lead RN, BSN
Beth is from Webb City, MO and graduated from Webb City High School in 2005. She then went on to earn her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Missouri Southern State University. She began my nursing career as an emergency room nurse and brings those skills with her to the MCS clinical team. She's one of the faces most of our patients will see from their first consult to the final result appointment! When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time at the lake camping with her husband Jim, their two kids Bailey and Collin and their dog Zoey!
Deidra Freeman, Operating Room Technician
Deidra is our rockstar OR technician. She brings several years of experience to our surgical team and helps Dr. Maningas with all of his cosmetic surgery cases back. Whether you're heading back to the OR or having and in-office procedure, Deidra will make sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently! Deidra graduated from Picher-Cardin Highschool and currently lives in Miami, OK and loves spending time with her kids and grandchildren.
Sarah Batten, RN, BSN
Sarah is from Southeast Kansas, graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She began her nursing career in Joplin and is passionate about her calling to help and care for others. When Sarah's not helping us care for our patients, you'll find her helping deliver babies! When she's not working, Sarah enjoys spending her free time at the lake with friends or out on the golf course with her boyfriend, Blake. Her first, and only child, is her fur baby, Winston, whom she loves dearly!
Miranda Murdock, RN, BSN
Miranda has dreamed of becoming a nurse since was a little girl. She grew up in Blue Springs, MO and later went on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Missouri Southern State University. She started her career as an ICU nurse after doing that for 3 years she moved on to PACU and Pre-op areas where she has been the last 11 years. She currently lives in Webb City, MO with her husband and 4 kids, 2 boys and 2 girls, all who keep her very busy with sport and activities! When she's not taking care of patients, she enjoys running, traveling and spending time with your family and friends.
Danielle Platner, Medical Assistant
Danielle is our Medical Assistant and OR technician in training. Patients love her positive vibe and eagerness to help ease concerns and answer questions regarding surgery. She's from Webb City, but now lives in Joplin with her husband Eric. She has 2 kids, Kyler and Keslee. She a sports mom and spends her time outside of work cheering on her kids in baseball, football, and basketball. She also loves to travel, and her favorite destination...Las Vegas!