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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 of 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 to 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.

Samantha Golden – Laser Nurse Aesthetician

Samantha is a Registered Nurse and 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 high-strength para-medical treatments. She is dedicated to 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 is also a cosmetic injector and looks forwarding to planning individual journeys for her patients. 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 an experienced aesthetic 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.

Sophie Kempnich – Registered Nurse


Sophie has joined The Layt Clinic Team in 2023 bringing many years of nursing experience. Sophie will be assisting post operative patients and also delivering cosmetic injections and treatments.

Paige Lovell – Enrolled Nurse

Paige is a caring and passionate nurse experienced with post operative nursing care, research and trials that are conducted within the clinic and general organisation of the nursing department.  Paige has a background in business and is also an equine therapist.  Paige is studying her Registered Nursing and Laser and is excited to develop more skills within the clinic.  Paige loves spending time with her family and friends on weekends.

Taylor Crapper – Enrolled Nurse

Taylor is an enrolled nurse who has recently joined our team in 2022. Taylor is passionate about nursing and providing a holistic approach to her patients.  Taylor is planning on continuing her studies and expanding her skill set to provide the best care for her patients.  Taylor previously lived in London working as a florist and is a natural lover of flowers and veggie gardens. Taylor loves visiting the beach and cafes with her dog Missy.

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 makeup application. Collette is focused on results-driven outcomes by providing a wide variety of treatments to cater to the needs of her clients.

Gemma Kent- Dermal Aesthetician

Gemma is an experienced Dermal Aesthetician having been in the industry for 16 years.   She has extensive training in analysing and treating skin through many advanced techniques, including dermal needling, medical-grade peels, microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial, Venus Legacy RF, Genius RF Needling, LED light therapy, Epiblading and much more.  Gemma is focused on results-driven outcomes by providing a wide variety of treatments and home care regimes to cater to the needs of her clients in a caring and relaxing environment.

Renee Baumann, Laser & Dermal Therapy, CoolSculpting® and Ballina Team Coordinator

Renee joined The Layt Clinic in 2019, bringing 15 years of experience with her having worked in Medical Aesthetics and procedures including IPL Photo Rejuvenation, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening, Laser Hair Removal, LED Light Therapy, SkinPen® with PRP, and Chemical Peels. For the past five years Renee has focused 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 one of our longest serving staff member at The Layt Clinic, having been with us for over 16 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.

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.

Kim Northcott – Patient Coordinator


Kimberly (Kim) joined the team as a vibrant member of our administration and Patient Coordinator team. Kimberly guides patients through their surgical journey with Dr Layt and Dr Trott and provides concierge appointments to present information on our surgical procedures. 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.  Kim brings a warmth and passion to The Layt Clinic. Kimberly is passionate about helping our clients with all enquiries and appointments.

Kim loves the outdoors, music and her dogs. Kim will often spend weekends camping and exploring wonderful Australian sites.

Kristina Ciuffetelli – Administration and Patient Accounts

Kristina, also known as ‘KC’ joined the Layt Clinic in 2019 as an integral member of the administration team in our Southport office.  She has an eye for detail and is highly involved in training and onboarding new staff members.  You will often see Kristina in our front reception, greeting patients for their appointments or working alongside our practice manager on patient accounts.  Kristina is an extremely organised individual who has a passion for streamlining processes and implementing the procedures and protocols of the clinic.

Kristina also has a very creative side to her. She completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts, majoring in Dance in 2012 and has been teaching dance to students of all ages ever since.

Taylah Noonan – Patient Coordinator

Taylah joined the team as a passionate member of our administration and Patient Coordinator team. Taylah guides patients through their surgical journey with Dr Layt and Dr Trott and provides concierge appointments to present information on our surgical procedures. 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. Taylah is dedicated to helping our clients through their surgical journey and with all enquiries and appointments.  Taylah loves going to the gym and spending time her her puppy, Harper.

Patty Veloso– Administration

Patty joined our administration team in 2022 with experience in administration and high end customer service. She is passionate about providing the best customer service and is always willing and able to help her colleagues. When not manning the front desk or phones, you will see her support our Patient Coordinators. In her spare time, Patty loves to spend quality time with her family, friends and her dog Nucky.

Laura Whittle – Administration

Laura was a successful candidate to our Southport administration team in 2023.  She has a background in healthcare and corporate administration. You will always find Laura manning the front desk and greeting patients with her infectious smile. Laura is committed to providing the best quality care to our patients and ensuring they are looked after every step of the way. Outside of work Laura enjoys spending time at the beach with friends and family.

June Jones – Practice Manager and Accounts

June is one of our longest serving employees at The Layt Clinic, having worked as Practice Manager for over 17 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.

June loves her dogs and her family.  June enjoys the gym and enjoys learning new activities, the latest being making resin homewares.

Tina Layt – Business Manager

Originally trained as a Radiographer at the Mater Hospitals in Brisbane, Tina furthered her career with a postgraduate 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 started studying her Pilot’s License. Tina is also busy on weekends on their farm, looking after cattle and the land.

Visiting Practitioners

Dr Dan Perera – Ashmore Road Family Practice

Dr Dan Perera is a General Practitioner with more than 20 years of experience. In addition to his own General Practice, Dr Perera has served as a surgical assistant to our plastic surgeon, Dr Craig Layt, for many years. Dr Perera is a visiting practitioner at The Layt Clinic’s Southport office and consults on skin lesion evaluations, as well as monitoring and surveillance of skin cancer cases.

Dr James Trott – Pacific Private Hospital and Pindara Private Hospital

Dr James Trott, originally from Adelaide, is an experienced specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He was a senior member of the Australian Cranio-Facial Unit and extensively experienced in Rhinoplasty.  Dr Trott now resides on the Gold Coast and operates at both Pacific Private Hospital and Pindara Private Hospital.  Dr Trott is a visiting consultant for skin lesions at The Layt Clinic.

Jim has a gentle and caring nature and helps patients feel at ease with their skin cancer diagnosis and treatments.

Brooke Fransisco – Visiting Training and Development Consultant for Injectable Clinicians Around Australia

Brooke Fransisco is a visiting Registered Nurse Cosmetic Injector with over two decades of experience. Brooke is known for her “Australian Naturally Styled” approach, Brooke has employed her extensive training, knowledge, and skills to train many of today’s professional injectors. Brooke has been visiting The Layt Clinic since 2007, working in both of our clinics (Ballina and Southport). Brooke maintains up to date education in the field of aesthetic injectables.