Meet the Team

Brenda Lane, Nurse Practitioner

Brenda has been with the practice since 2008. She completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Community General Hospital, Syracuse NY in 1998. She also completed the RN first assistant program through Delaware Community College in 2000. Brenda graduated from Tompkins Cortland Community College with a degree in nursing in 1992.

Her career began as a surgical technician in which she did her training at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA finishing in 1981. Later, Brenda worked in the operating room at Cayuga Medical Center for many years and continued her education, earning her RN degree while employed there. She also worked in the operating room as an RN at Cortland Hospital and Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.

For 15 years, she was worked with Yasmeen Moody, MD, a plastic surgeon in Ithaca NY. At that time she returned to school to become a nurse practitioner and RN first assistant.

Brenda has two grown daughters who are both married. She is a mentor with the Big Brother Big Sister program.

Marcia Conte, Physician Assistant

Marcia earned her undergraduate degree at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She became board certified as a Physician’s Assistant after completion of her training in the Physician Assistant Program at SUNY Stony Brook, NY in 1985.

Marcia has always practiced in the surgical specialties, working in Boston, MA and later Richmond, VA as a cardiothoracic physician assistant until she joined Dr. Ferrer in 1994.

Marcia’s interests include women’s health, including diagnosis and treatment of breast disease and breast cancer, general surgery, venous disease, ultrasound evaluations, and sclerotherapy treatments.

Marcia lives in Ithaca with her husband. She has two daughters and a golden retriever.

Lisa Benson, Aesthetic RN

Lisa earned her RN from Morrisville State College in 2013. She has worked in various areas of nursing including psychiatric nursing and working with individuals with disabilities. Since joining the practice in 2016 she has had training in Coolsculpting, Thermage, Velashape, Thermiva, Botox Injection, micro needling, and various laser procedures.