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Dr. Heather Lorita Pena

Medical Director Doctor Heather Lorita Pena was born in Branson, Missouri, where many of her family members still reside today. She received her college degree at the Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), which is a combined Bachelor of Arts and Medical Degree program, graduating in 2012. She then went on to the University of South Florida in Tampa to complete her residency, which is a six-year integrated plastic surgery program. She graduated from Tampa in 2018. She received her board certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgeons in 2019.

She has two lovely daughters with her husband Daniel, and they enjoy every moment with them. Her weekends are often filled with taking the kids to new places to enjoy, such as the Zoo. She also enjoys tennis and golf with her husband, although she admits he has much better form than she does. She is a member of the Junior League Society of Kansas City, and takes part in philanthropical work for the community. This coming year, she will serve as the chair of the Junior League’s largest fundraiser, the Holiday Mart Event in October 2022. She has previously served as the sponsorship chair and chief of staff for this event. 

She joined Stormont Vail Health Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Team in 2018, and now serves as the Medical Director for both the plastics service and the Azure Aesthetics Med Spa. She has great passion for her work. Some of her favorite cosmetic procedures to perform include breast reshaping and body contouring. She also greatly enjoys taking care of and building relationships with all of our breast reconstruction clients who are fighting breast cancer, and takes part in the development of Stormont becoming a Breast Cancer Center of Excellence. 

Dr. Pena has played a large role in the development of the Azure Aesthetics Med Spa, helping as a consultant for treatments and equipment during production. She has also done research along with the medical spa staff to find the perfect skin care products to recommend to clients, and she greatly enjoys taking part in the continued growth of the business.


Kimberlee Pittz, RN, ONC

Med Spa Manager Kimberlee graduated from nursing school in San Jacinto, California with a degree in Registered Nursing and has over 27 years of nursing experience at Stormont Vail Health.

In 2013 with a desire to assist individuals with age related skin changes she began training in the field of medical aesthetics. She trained under board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Thellman for 7 years and completed course work through Allergan Cosmetic and Mint Aesthetics in the areas of state of the art lasers, dermal fillers and Botox cosmetic injections. In 2015 she became the co-owner, Spa Director and Nurse Injector of Elite Esthetics. As co-owner she purchased state of the art lasers and offered an extended menu of services and products for clients and placed a great emphasis on providing outstanding customer services.

As the nurse injector she was able to combine her passion for precision and improving self-confidence in order to help clients live their best life. In 2020 Elite Esthetics joined the Stormont Vail family as Azure Aesthetics Med Spa with Kimberlee as the Manager and Nurse Injector where she continues to provide these services to clients. Kimberlee and her husband Troy own Expert Plumbing a local commercial plumbing company, Crescent Properties with local residential rental properties and The Foundry Event Center. All of their spare time is spent with their 3 sons and their beautiful families including 8 grandchildren.

Michelle Juarez, LE

Michelle started her career in 1991 after graduating from American Academy of Hair Design, Topeka, KS and Jane Riddle Institute of Electrology, Modesto, California and obtaining Kansas licensure.

With over 30 years of advanced esthetics, hair removal, and light and laser technology experience, Michelle takes pride in providing her clients with services of the highest quality and helping them to achieve their skincare goals. When not at work she loves spending time with her husband and two sons.


Brittany Rivera, LE, PMU

Brittany graduated from the Academy of Aesthetic Arts and has practiced as a Medical Aesthetician for nearly 15 years. She specializes in medical-grade skin care  products and advanced aesthetic treatments, along with providing MicroBlading and MicroShading as a licensed Permanent Makeup Practitioner. She feels privileged to have access to wonderful educational opportunities as well as having the capability of offering state of the art technologies and services to her clients.

Brittany is comprehensive in her approach to skin care, addressing ones total health and overall well-being of ones skin. Each treatment is then customized to your skins specific needs and concerns, along with educating you on proper and effective at home skin care. Her goal is to provide immediate, effective and long-term corrective results and solutions for all your skin and body concerns. Brittany’s advanced training and education includes but not limited to: Laser Hair Removal, RF Skin & Body Therapies, Skin Tightening & Body Contouring, BBL, Spider Vein Treatment, MicroNeedling, Dermaplaning, Microdermabrasion and Permanent Makeup. Her super power is touching people’s lives in a unique way that helps them look and feel their best every day!

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