Meet Our Staff
Jasmine joined our practice in April 2014 as one of our patient coordinators. She is originally from Pleasanton, Texas, and moved to Corpus Christi in 2008 to pursue a degree in Communication at Texas A&M University –Corpus Christi. After graduating, she worked at a local news station as a sales coordinator. In addition to working in our practice, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Jasmine is also known around the office for her love of animals. Don’t show this girl a kitten because she just might take it from you!
Brittany joined our practice in January of 2015 as our newest patient coordinator. Originally from northern Illinois, Brittany graduated with a degree in event planning and communication from the University of Missouri - Columbia and spent the last two years working as a special events coordinator in Kansas City, Missouri. She enjoys spending time with her dog on the beach, traveling to new places, and attending music festivals.
Ellisa began working in our practice as a patient coordinator in May 2015. Ellisa was born and raised in Corpus Christi. This mother of two enjoys cooking and working out. We are never left guessing as to what to cook for dinner. She has many tasty ideas! And we will know how to work it off because she is currently studying to get her personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. When not studying, Ellisa enjoys being with her family, painting and spending time outdoors.
We welcomed Amanda as our aesthetic coordinator in February 2014. She earned her degree in child and family studies from Texas A&M University – Kingsville. She's spent time teaching elementary and high school in Robstown and Calallen. Amanda's great smile and easygoing nature will make you feel right at home.
Amanda and her 3 children love to travel and have seen many parts of the world. She brought her skills as a nurturing teacher and mother to our practice, and she takes wonderful care of each of our patients.
We've been delighted to call Amy our office manager since 2000. You'll find her well-informed and happy to help with any of your questions regarding our office and its services. Amy graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a degree in business management.
When she's not in the office, Amy is a dedicated wife and mother who spends countless hours cheering on her children. One of our favorite things about Amy is her laugh. If you make her laugh, you'll know your day was well-spent!
Laura Lara, O.R.T.
Laura began working as Dr. Gouverne's operating room technician (O.R.T.) in 1992. She was born in Corpus Christi and raised in a large, close-knit family. She is a Del Mar College alumnus and has been an O.R.T. since 1986.
Laura loves to cook and garden. She is a truly kind person who enjoys her job immensely. Her years of experience working with Dr. Gouverne have made her an expert in all the procedures he performs. Her skill in the operating room is unmatched.
Janet Kubas R.N.
Janet started with us in April ’05 as our Surgical Nurse. She also worked for a few years with Harbor Perfusion and she became a member of the heart team gaining valuable experience in open heart surgery with some of the area’s top heart surgeons. She re-joined our practice and on January 2016 became a full time member of our staff. Janet has over a decade experience in plastic surgery and you’ll find her care skilled, knowledgeable, and kind.
Craig Hakl, C.R.N.A.
Craig is our certified registered nurse anesthetist (C.R.N.A.). He started working with Dr. Gouverne in 1992. Craig is a graduate of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy. Craig listens carefully to our patients and makes sure they are comfortable and know what to expect from every step of the anesthetic process. Craig is married and has 1 daughter.