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Our Team

We pride ourselves on service, confidentiality and results. We can assure you of the highest professional and ethical standards with a commitment to individual care and personal respect.

Our aim is to assist and educate our clients and patients in achieving the results they are looking for. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Ros Cooper – Registered Nurse Injector & Laser Aesthetician

Ros Cooper is a Senior Cosmetic Nurse with over 15 years experience working in the aesthetic industry. She began her career as an Operating Theatre Scrub Nurse & after working in theatre with Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Craig Layt, has worked alongside him both in Theatres at Pindara & Pacific Private Hospitals & in his clinic .

Ros is experienced in Advanced Cosmetic injecting, as well as Laser, IPL, Coolsculpting, skin care & PRP treatments. Ros still maintains her skills with pre & post operative care to help guide the patient through their recovery period with as much support & empathy as possible.

Her passion for Facial Artistry & for making women & men look & feel their best has guided her desire to gain a detailed knowledge of facial aesthetics & clinical anatomy.

She believes it is vitally important to stay updated with the latest techniques & developments so she can pass on this valuable information to her clients. When assessing their needs & wants, Ros can offer each client an honest appraisal with an emphasis on staying natural & ageing gracefully, which is a common request. She believes customer service & education to demystify common myths about injectables enable her to deliver outstanding results.

She believes we are all just looking to preserve our natural beauty, not looking to change anything. Just slow the ageing process down.

Ros works closely with the other valued staff at The Layt Clinic to ensure the client’s experience is a valuable & rewarding one.


Brooke Francisco Newberry – Cosmetic RN

Brooke Francisco, Registered Nurse Cosmetic Injector, is a highly achieved Educator and Trainer, recognised Nationally for her exceptional anatomy & clinical knowledge, training and experience. Highly sought after for her signature styled, “Australian Naturally Styled”, individual approach to cosmetic injectable treatments, Brooke has been highly skilled in the industry since 2004.

Brooke began her nursing career in Cardiothoriacic, ICU & Education. Her role as an Australian and New Zealand educator in cosmetic lasers developed her foundation in clinical practice as BDM, Allergan Australia. Brooke was involved in launching the Allergan fillers to the Australian market and was a participant in the Australian clinical trial. Brooke has trained many skilled injectors in Australia today and has a keen eye on the pulse of the industry standards, techniques & trends. Optimal product selection, treatment techniques & approaches keep her patients feeling, naturally, the best version of themselves. In 2019, the MD Codes have been a benefit to her clients via a multidisciplinary clinical mindset. This is assisting to ensure results and to navigate the best of a vital wellbeing appearance and a fresh and focused natural beauty approach. The future of facial fillers for restructuring and contouring for anti-ageing, will result in outstanding natural, authentic wellbeing treatments that emulate her clients looking their best and allows her to take advantage of her education and individual approach to her clinical craft.

Brooke values rapport and facilitates a high value connection to assessing the anatomy & ensuring clients are looking and feeling their best, are comfortable during and after treatments. Brooke’s vast clinical aptitude, supports surgical underpinnings and a motivated, results focused aesthetic practice whilst working alongside the auspices of Dr Craig Layt. Brooke is a dedicated Consultant to The Layt Clinic and the multidisciplinary skin and surgical team since 2007, consulting in both our Ballina and Southport clinics. Her clients simply look great for their age and we can assure you Brooke to be with us for years of new developments unfolding in the industry.

Brooke has worked under the auspices of Dr Layt since relocating to Northern NSW from Sydney in 2007.


Samantha Golden – Laser Nurse Aesthetician

Samantha is an Enrolled Nurse and highly experienced Laser Technician. She works between our Southport and Ballina clinics providing post-operative care and non-surgical treatments. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in Dermal Science and Phlebotomy which allows her to provide safe, high strength para-medical treatments. She is dedicated in providing treatments for the best in skin health and integrity. Samantha is experienced in non-surgical, medical grade cosmetic procedures including treatments for body sculpting, acne scarring, facial rejuvenation, hyperpigmentation and sun-damage. Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments and the new ResurFX laser treatments are also treatments which Samantha is able to offer her clients. As a QLD Radiation Health certified Laser and IPL operator, she is qualified to perform a wide range of light based therapies. Samantha enjoys creating a holistic treatment plan for her patients, so that she can tailor an approach that suits them perfectly and gets the results they are looking for.

Lucie Penwarn – Registered Nurse Injector & Laser Aesthetician

Lucie is a highly experienced anaesthetic nurse who has a passion for anti-ageing treatments. Lucie is a wonderfully compassionate member of the team and is highly experienced in the Cutera laser and IPL technologies for pigmentation and hair removal treatments as well as anti-ageing injections. Lucie is also experienced in CoolSculpting and dedicated to delivering results.


Zaynah Ali-Mormanis – Dermal and Laser Aesthetician

Zaynah is an experienced Dermal Aesthetician, and holds a Diploma in Beauty Therapy and an Advanced Diploma in Dermal Science. She also holds a laser license with Qld health and is trained in IPL and Genesis laser. Zaynah has extensive training in skin anatomy and physiology, skin conditions, cosmetic chemistry, and to analyse and treat skin through a variety of advanced techniques, including dermal needling, medical grade peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic massage and much more. She is meticulous with brow sculpting using threading, waxing and/or tinting, including lash tinting and perming.

Zaynah’s holistic approach provides a wide variety of treatments to cater to the needs of her clients with result-driven outcomes.


Dale Nicholls – Student Nurse

Dale started with The Layt Clinic as a Junior Clerk at the end of her senior year at school. Dale is currently studying her nursing degree at Griffith University and is embracing learning about the Health Profession.

Collette Nicholls – Dermal Aesthetician

Collette is an experienced Dermal Aesthetician having been in the industry for a number of years. She has extensive training in analysing and treating skin through a variety of advanced techniques, including dermal needling, medical grade peels, microdermabrasion and much more. She is meticulous with brow sculpting using threading, waxing and/or tinting, including lash tinting and lifts as well as full face make up application. Collette is focused on results driven outcomes for her clients by providing a wide variety of treatments to cater for the needs of her clients.


Laura-Jayne Lewis – Dermal Aesthetician

Laura is an experienced Dermal Aesthetician and is also an Enrolled Nurse. Laura analyses and treats skin through a variety of advanced techniques, including dermal needling, medical grade peels and is also experienced in Coolsculpting. Laura provides a holistic approach to a wide variety of treatments to cater to her patients.


Renee Baumann, Laser & Dermal Therapy, CoolSculpting® and Ballina Team Co-Ordinator

Renee joined The Layt Clinic in 2019 bringing 15 years of experience with her, having worked in Medical Aesthetics including, IPL Photo Rejuvenation, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening, Laser Hair Removal, LED Light Therapy, Skin Pen with PRP, and Chemical Peels. For the past five years Renee has focussed in CoolSculpting, attending CoolSculpting University in the United States, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in both CoolSculpting and Medical Aesthetics to The Layt Clinic. Renee is extremely dedicated to her patients and passionate about delivering real results.

Kate Posthuma – Ballina Reception and Administration

Kate Posthuma
Kate recently joined The Layt Clinic as an integral member of the reception and administration team in our Ballina Clinic. Kate has an extensive background in ophthalmology and is passionate about helping patients with their appointments and bookings. You will always find Kate at front reception with a warm welcoming smile.

Sheena Bridge – Administration

Sheena is our second longest serving staff member at The Layt Clinic having been with us for over 13 years as one of our wonderful Receptionists. She brings a warmth and passion to the front of house at The Layt Clinic, and you will always find her manning the front desk with a wide smile, ready to greet our patients. Sheena will greet you in our Southport Clinic and is an important member of The Layt Team.

Shelby Fitzgerald – Administration

Shelby Fitzgerald recently joined The Layt Clinic in 2020 as an integral member of the reception and administration team in our Southport office. Shelby is passionate about helping patients with their appointments and bookings and is always ready with a warm welcome.

Lori Pennie – Administration & Patient Coordinator

Lori joined the clinic in 2018 as a Receptionist, providing front of house services to our patients. When not on Reception greeting our patients with her wide smile and infectious enthusiasm, you will find Lori assisting Dr Layt and Dr Trott as a Patient Coordinator.

As a Patient Coordinator, Lori guides patients through their surgical journey with Dr Layt, providing concierge appointments to present information on our surgical procedures, and if you are in the first stages of your surgical journey this is a great step in preparing you for your appointment with Dr Layt.


Kimberly Northcott – Administration

Kimberly has joined the team as an vibrant member of the our front of house team. She brings a warmth and passion to the The Layt Clinic, and you will find her manning the front desk with a wide smile. Kimberly is passionate about helping our clients with all enquiries and appointments.


Kristina Ciuffetelli – Administration

Kristina Ciufetteli joined The Layt Clinic in 2019 as an integral member of the reception team in our Southport office. Kristina loves to assist patients with their appointments and bookings and is ready to greet our patients with her infectious smile.


June Jones – Practice Manager

June is our longest serving employee at The Layt Clinic, having worked as Practice Manager for 15 years. Commencing her career in the medical industry in 1989, June worked for different General Practitioners and Plastic Surgeons, before joining The Layt Clinic in 2006. June is very passionate in her service to the clinic and works around the clock to ensure The Layt Clinic is providing the best possible service and care to our patients.


Tina Layt – Business Manager

Originally trained as a Radiographer at the Mater Hospitals in Brisbane, Tina furthered her career with a post graduate degree in Medical Ultrasound. Her love for education and numbers led her to lecturing at QUT in Brisbane in Radiography and completing a Degree in Mathematics. During this time Tina also travelled with Rotary to The Solomon Islands to teach Ultrasound along with a corresponding Interplast visit.

With the relocation of her husband, Craig Layt, to Melbourne in 1998, Tina secured the role of Chief Sonographer at The Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne. This was followed in 2000 with a relocation to the Gold Coast and taking on the role of Practice Manager, and now Business Manager for The Layt Clinic.

Over the past 18 years, the Practice has grown, with 2 locations and 24 staff. During this time, Tina has been involved with numerous ASAPS meetings and enjoys sharing and learning how to build a compliant, ethical and successful business. Tina is proud to have a high level of staff retention and strong relationships with both staff and patients. Tina lives by the belief that you can never stop learning, that there is always room for improvement in everything you do in life, and to learn new skills keeps you interested in being present and alive. Tina is currently studying for her Pilots License.