Meet Glenn H. Shepard, M.D.

Medical Director Numa Spa

  • Glenn H. Shepard, DDS Born and raised in Newport News and graduated in the Warwick High School Class of ’55.
  • Undergraduate and Med School, UVA Internship and Surgical Residency Vanderbilt University.
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, Duke.

Certified, America Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery Surgeon, US Army Hospital of Ft. Gordon, Georgia, and the Second Surgical Hospital in An Khe, Viet Nam.

Practiced Plastic Surgery 28 years in Newport News, in solo practice for most of those years before joining the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads in 1995.Directed, Peninsula Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic, where with numerous generous volunteer Dentists and dental specialists, Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, ENT Doctors, and Anesthesiologists, and with the support of Riverside Hospital and the Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg Schools special needs programs, care was provided to 500 children with cleft lip and palate and other deformities of the face and hands.Directed the Riverside Hospital Laboratory for Microvascular Research for 20 years with basic research on wound healing, cleft palates, and fingernail growth and development. Author of 62 medical papers on wound healing, new surgical procedures of the breast, face and hand, and case histories of medical problems. Past President, The Va. Society of Plastic Surgery, Riverside Dept. of Surgery, and the Mary Immaculate Hospital Dept. of Surgery. Served on the Editorial staffs of The Virginia Medical Monthly, The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Journal of Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics. May, 2010 was a volunteer surgeon with the Notre Dame Hospital Group in Haiti. Currently, a writer with the recent publication of fiction novels, The Missile Game, The Zombie Game and third book in the series, The Ebola Game, to be published in January 2016. The novels are action thrillers that follow the Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Scott James, as he fights to free himself of a double murder conviction and to save his hospital from a terrorist bomber. In the Zombie Game, Dr. Scott James, goes to Haiti to help following a earthquake and gets caught up in the underground zombie culture that tries to make him a zombie. In the third book in the series, The Ebola Game, a terrorist bomb at his hospital released the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. James learns of a secret Ebola immune serum in Haiti and returns, this time enlisting the help of the zombie culture.

Darlene Jennings, LMA

Licensed Master Aesthetician 

Darlene is a Licensed Master Aesthetician with more than 30 years of experience in aesthetic skin care. Darlene set up an aesthetic skin care spa at Oyster Point Oral & Facial Surgery in August 2012 and currently manages Numa Spa. She is certified in hair laser removal, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), Cool Sculpting technology, and Reaction Radio Frequency skin tightening and body contouring. She is the Cool Sculpting team leader, and also specializes in facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Reaction, and laser services. Darlene maintains her commitment to staying current on all aspects of aesthetic skin care and products. Darlene is dedicated to providing services to her patients with a comprehensive plan specific to their needs and goals.

Christi Siler

Registered Nurse

Christi Siler, RN joined the Numa Spa team in 1014 after 14 years specializing in the treatment of various aesthetic issues as well as the treatment of both varicose and spider veins. She is an accomplished sclerotherapist and served as a keynote speaker at the Mid-Atlantic’s “Current Concepts in Vascular Therapies” Conference. Christi takes great pride in assisting her patients feel more confident though the use of sclerotherapy as well as Botox and dermal fillers. Her experience gives her the unique qualifications needed to provide our patients with the highest quality of care.

Brittney Shoemaker

Brittney has a background in cosmetology and is currently attending a Dental Assisting program. She is an important member of our team.  She manages the front office, scheduling appointments, answering phone calls and taking care of Numa Spa’s patients.

Sylvia Blemmer, LMA

Sylvia’s passion for skin care began early on when she took her first Cosmetology classes in Germany. She is a graduate of American Spirit Institute of Williamsburg, completing in 2009 her Master’s Certification in Esthetics. Sylvia is licensed with the State of Virginia; a Member of Associated Skin Care Professionals and resides in Newport News.