Editorial Advisory Board
Our Editorial Advisory Board consists of professionals and leaders who can speak to the breast cancer experience based on their credentials and specialty areas of focus. We rely on the Advisory Board to review our educational content for accuracy, to share expert guidance on relevant topics, and to provide feedback on various Amoena initiatives, services and products.
Learn more about our Editorial Advisory Board members below.
William L. Scarlett DO, FACS, FACOS, FAACS
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, PCOM, Philadelphia PA
Chief of Surgery, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Huntington PA
Director of Surgical Services, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Huntington PA
Medical Director of Restorative Plastic Surgery, Bensalem PA
Dr. William Scarlett is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing outside of Philadelphia. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Specialists and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Scarlett is a graduate of Dickinson College and the University of Des Moines medical school.
He serves as an associate clinical professor for the plastic surgery program as well as a frequent lecturer at the medical school. Dr. Scarlett co-founded a research company in order to advance patient care. He has received multiple awards and published numerous papers in his respective field. He recently contributed the breast reconstruction chapters for the books Surviving Cancer: Our Voices and Choices and An Inside Job: Healing Wisdom for Your Cancer Journey.
Dr. Scarlett’s practice is in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, where his focus is on breast reconstructive surgery. He serves as the Chief of Surgery and Director of Surgical Services at Holy Redeemer Hospital. He recently received a patent for a laser device that treats capsular contracture and was named as one of Philadelphia’s Health Care Innovators of 2018 by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Dr. Scarlett is working on publishing his first book entitled Demanding Compassion and continues to travel nationally teaching new techniques in breast reconstruction and oncoplastic surgery. He has developed workshops for cancer patients to help them deal with the psychosocial aspects of cancer care. Dr. Scarlett is a proud father of two girls and completed his first marathon last year.
Vikisha Fripp, M.D., F.A.C.S
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, University of Maryland Capital Health Region
Medical Director, Radiance Day Spa, Washington, D.C.
Vikisha Fripp, M.D., F.A.C.S is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Women’s Health Advocate. She is a natural leader and has been recognized as such throughout her life. Dr. Fripp was the first person to successfully complete the combined BS/MD program at Fisk University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She then completed her General Surgery training at Howard University Hospital, earning Intern of the Year, Resident of the Year twice and graduating as 'Chief Resident of the Year'. Her Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training was completed in 2006 at the prestigious Cornell University - New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Fripp is currently practicing at the University of Maryland Capital Health Region in Prince George’s County, Maryland and is the Medical Director of Radiance Day Spa in Washington, DC. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) and AWS Foundation Board.
She is active in the medical community currently serving as the Vice Chairman for the Board of Medicine for the District of Columbia, member of the Federation of State Medical Boards Sexual Boundary Violations Workgroup and member for the Medical Advisory Committee for Amerigroup DC Medicaid. She has served on the Medical Executive , Ethics, Peer Review, Credentialing and Operating Room committees within the hospital.
Her primary interests are body contouring, non-surgical enhancement of the face, eyes and neck, anti-aging skin care, reconstructive breast surgery and post-massive weight loss body sculpting. She believes Plastic Surgery allows the surgeon and patient the opportunity to sculpt individual creations. She encourages patients to be the best version of them selves. She also strongly encourages coupling every procedure with a balanced diet and exercise to maintain their results long term.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Fripp a member of the Class of 2013 Leadership Greater Washington and supports several organizations that share her passion for children, literacy and health promotion. She is a founding member of Artemis Medical Society, which was created by a group of African American female physicians to encourage minority girls to pursue careers in STEAM. She is also a women’s health advocate and a frequent lecturer encouraging women to prioritize their health.
In 2016, Fisk University Alumni Association named Dr. Fripp the Talented Tenth Alumnae of the Year. She was honored by her former employer for Exceptional Physician Service in 2018 and Physician of the Year for her stellar work in 2012. That same year her patients recognized her with the “Service Excellence Award” for exemplary patient care. While practicing in Atlanta, Dr. Fripp was named one of Atlanta’s “Most Influential Women in 2011” by the Atlanta Business League, “Young Physician of the Year’ for 2010 by the Atlanta Medical Association and “Physician of the Year” for 2009 by the Spelman College Health Careers Society.
Dr. Fripp lives in Washington, DC with her dynamic 8-year-old daughter and energetic 6-year old twin boys. She is an avid runner having run several marathons, half marathons and road races both domestically and internationally. She is currently writing her first book on her unique experiences in medicine with an anticipated publish date of October 2020. She enjoys discussing world history and religion and spending time outdoors and traveling the world with her children and friends.
Sherree Bennett, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
Sherree began in healthcare at the age of 16 as a CNA. She served in the USN-R for 10 years as a Hospital Corpsman and obtained her ADN from Amarillo College School of Nursing in 1989. She went on to complete her BSN and MSN at UTA and is Board Certified as an Adult Geri Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Sherree has worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse manager, nursing director in various capacities in Amarillo, Lubbock, Dallas, and Fort Worth, TX. Her areas of practice include ICU, PCU, LTAC, SNU, Urgent Care and Navigator. She recently served as the Director and Nurse Navigator for the Joan Katz Breast Center at Baylor All Saints Medical Center of Fort Worth. Sherree began the program in 2008 and has since added a financial/social navigator, a counselor, another nurse navigator and 2 lay navigators and the program assisted over 4,700 patients.
Currently, she is a primary care provider in San Antonio.
Sherree also serves on the speaker's bureau for the American Heart Association and speak's publicly for women's health, heart health, breast cancer, Gynecological cancer, life after cancer and nurse navigation at various events and venues.
Beverly Mangerich, MSN, RN, CBPN-IC
Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA