Dr. Deigni was born and raised in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to an Ivorian father who came from a fishing village and an American mother who grew up on a farm in West Bend, Wisconsin, before she traveled to West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. Throughout his childhood, his parents encouraged him to pursue knowledge and excellence in all of his endeavors. In addition, they instilled core values, including the value of service, respect, humility, and compassion.
Dr. Deigni started in aerospace engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and was one of the top candidates selected for a distinguished Cooperative Education position working at NASA Johnson Space Center. One of his major projects at NASA involved the design of a lifeboat for astronauts to return to Earth automatically with self-guidance and Dr. Deigni was in charge of the thermodynamics of the re-entry vehicle. While enrolled in his Ph.D. program in aerospace engineering, he realized that he wanted to devote his time and energy to helping people at an individual and personal level and chose to pursue a career in medicine.
RickiLynn joined Deigni Plastic Surgery with more than 18 years of experience in specialty medical practices. As our Office Manager & Patient Coordinator, she is responsible for overseeing all of the daily operations of the practice, supervising our staff, and managing the day-to-day responsibilities. RickiLynn is constantly looking for new ways to run the practice more efficiently, as well as develop, implement and maintain office policies and procedures. She has a unique combination of interpersonal and communication skills, and her primary objective is to maintain a smooth-running operation that exceeds our clients’ expectations.
She has been dubbed our office “mama-bear” and she cares for each employee and patient in a unique and special way. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her 8-year-old daughter who is in the 2nd grade, and together they enjoy participating in activities by the water, dancing, traveling, and attending events with their friends and family.