Tara Cypher, RN, MSN

Tara Cypher, RN, MSN

Senior Nurse Injector

Tara is a Master Injector, known for her comprehensive treatment plans, excellent results, and great personality. Her patients LOVE her! She was hand-picked by Dr. Zenn to perform botox and filler injections, micro-needling, and other skincare treatments.

Sharing Dr. Z’s commitment to education and excellence, Tara has 20 years of nursing experience with an MSN from Duke.

Tara lives in Raleigh with her husband, children, and their dog Bucky. When she isn’t working, you will find Tara at a yoga class, enjoying a walk, at her children’s events, or catching up with family and friends. She loves spending time at the beach or hiking in the mountains. Tara finds great joy in the relationships she’s developed with patients over the years and believes that subtle cosmetic treatments help to slow down the natural aging process to feel confident and comfortable with ourselves.

“Self-care is priceless – If we feel good about ourselves, it reflects in the way we treat others.”


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Cindy Herndon

Patient Care Coordinator

Cindy Herndon is the Patient Care Coordinator for Zenn Plastic Surgery. What patients love most about Cindy is her enthusiasm and infectious smile that is evident even over the phone. She has the unusual background of training in the field of aesthetics at the Atlantic Beauty College, nursing at the Watts School of Nursing and customer service experience in the medical field. All three experiences come together at ZPS to give our patients an unmatched customer experience.

“I love helping our patients through their personal transformation journey, from the initial phone call through their very last post-operative visit. Nothing compares to the feeling of knowing that you’ve helped make a positive difference in a person’s life. Dr. Zenn has amazing talent and his attention to even the smallest detail make for a beautiful result. The team he has created at Zenn Plastic Surgery shares his high standards for excellence. We all work together to make our patients’ experience the very best possible.” – Cindy


Headshot of BrittanyBrittney Barnes

Patient Liaison

Brittney joins ZPS as a graduate of The Aveda Institute, Chapel Hill with a license in esthetics. She is passionate about the skin care and the beauty industry – both holistic and medical. In “the biz” for the last five years, Brittney loves helping women and men realize the best version of themselves.

Originally from a small town in upstate New York, Brittney lived on Long Island (NY), where she worked for a well-known plastic surgeon (a friend of Dr. Zenn’s!) Brittney has recently relocated to Raleigh and is thrilled to join the ZPS team.

In her spare time Brittney enjoys hiking, walking, and running. She played soccer for 20+ years and just loves to be outside! She also enjoys painting and drawing, and exploring Raleigh with her boyfriend, Dustin.


Headshot of LissaLissa Petersen, RN

Plastic Surgery Nurse

Lissa joins Zenn Plastic Surgery after a 25-year nursing career at Duke in the OB/GYN Mother and Delivery unit. She loves all aspects of nursing and has always been interested in of plastic surgery – and we are so happy she is part of the ZPS family.

Born and raised in Durham, Lissa raised her family in Cary. With her three children grown and out of the house, Lissa found herself searching for the next chapter of her career. Her mother, a plastic surgery OR nurse at Duke for 50 years knows Dr. Zenn well and had always told Lissa “he’s the best.” So she picked up the phone and gave Dr. Zenn a call and now Lissa is part of our team!

A strong advocate for self-improvement whether it be through botox and fillers or plastic surgery, Lissa will be there through your entire journey. From your initial consultation to post-surgical care, Lissa is always available to answer questions or just listen to your thoughts and concerns. She is a wonderful addition to Zenn Plastic Surgery.