Meet the VLS Team

 
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Medical Director: Dr. Maria G. Carracino, M.D., P.C

Education:

  • Doctor of Medicine University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

  • Bachelor of Science Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Experience:

  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Fletcher Allen Hospital

  • Aesthetic Advancements: Aesthetic Applications in use of Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers, Boston Massachusetts

  • Certified Provider of Laser Services


 
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Founder & CEO, Vermont Laser Services | Donald Baker

Education:

  • Master of Business from Dowling College

Experience:

  • Certified in laser tattoo removal with over 14,000 successful treatments to date.

“I am a serial entrepreneur and proud father of three. When 'I’m not treating patients at VLS I enjoy spending my time exploring Vermont and boating on Lake Champlain.”

Learn more about Don here

 

Cleveland Rickards, MPH, P.A.

Education:

  • Master of Public Health, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 2002

  • Bachelor of Science-- Physician Assistant Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 2002

  • Bachelor of Arts--Biology, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH. 1995

Experience:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2000 - present

  • Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, 2003 - present

  • Physician Assistant Association of Vermont, 2003 - present

 
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Cheri Barber

Education:

  • Dartmouth College: Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Certified Hair Laser Technician

Experience:

  • Certified Dental Assistant

  • Dental Assisting Anesthesia National Certification Exam

“I’m a native Vermonter. In my spare time I enjoy Traveling, hiking, Biking, running, snowboarding and being an influential mom to my son. “

 

Oliver R. Barkley, P.A.

Education:

  • Franklin Pierce College - Physician Assistant

  • Virginia Commonwealth University - Special Education

Experience:

  • National Commission On Certification of Physician Assistants

 

Barbara Swan, MSN, FNP-C

Education:

  • Master's degree- nursing, University of Rochester - 1984

Experience:

  • Marathon Health - Chief Medical Information Officer

  • Marathon Health - Chief Nursing Officer

  • Marathon Health - Chief Clinical Officer

  • UVM -Adjunct Professor at the Department of Nursing