MedAesthetics Training is built on the principles of providing an individualized aesthetic training approach for each attendee. Whether receiving training in a group or private setting, it is our mission to provide attendees the support they need before, during and after the training course. The unique needs of each attendee are addressed to ensure an enjoyable and successful training environment.
MedAesthetics Training was founded by Laurie Rocha and Penny Bailey who have over 20 years of combined experience in holding aesthetic training courses. It is our goal to provide you the materials and support you need in selecting a training company, meeting your business goals and understanding your state’s rules and regulations. We are so excited to be working with medical professionals in the area of aesthetics and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding MedAesthetics Training courses. Whether you need assistance in pharmaceutical account set-up, marketing assistance or questions on what was covered during the course we are hear for you before, during and after your training.
The MedAesthetics Training Educators Advisory Council is composed of medical professionals who have a vast knowledge of performing aesthetic procedures as well as the qualities necessary to be successful aesthetic trainers. Our educators bring different experiences as instructors, aesthetic providers and business owners. Collaborating together to form a universal teaching method has created exceptional course materials and pearls of advice for attendees. Our team at MedAesthetics Training has the same goal – to be the best aesthetic training company possible by meeting the needs of each of our attendees. We do this by providing helpful reference materials for use prior and after the course, holding individualized and comprehensive training courses, and having direct follow-up with attendees to ensure you have all of your questions answered.
Dr. Jeffery Ayers, DO
Dr. Christy Bennett, DO
Mr. Waseem Garbia, PA-C
Meredith Harris, NP
Jennie Kowaleski, PA-C
Erika Barry, NP-C, MSN
Angela Coton, PA-C, MPAS
Dr. Luis Linan, MD
Hanieh Khorshidi, NP-BC
Christopher Dunn, DDS
Erin Hennessey, DNP,FNP-C
Dr. Shana Hughes, DMD
Jessica Manges, ARNP
Jessica Manges is a n Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who is board certified through the ANCC. She graduated in 2010 from the University of South Florida with her Masters in Nursing and did her BSN at The University of Tampa. As a nurse she worked at Tampa General Hospital and specialized in medical/surgical nursing. Upon graduating with her masters she started in dermatology and then went on to specialize in aesthetic medicine. She has years of experience in injectables and an artistic eye for achieving the most aesthetic results. She has a passion for skin care and loves learning advancements in anti-aging medicine. Jessica keeps up with the latest techniques and products in the industry. Jessica believes in teaching the skills of a thorough consultation to create the most comprehensive treatment plan so that you are able to achieve the best results for your clients. She has treated thousands of people to include Botox, dermal filler, Sculptra, PDO threads, plasma and Kybella. She also is a certified aerial yoga teacher so brings a calming atmosphere to the teaching environment, making you comfortable while learning these new skills.
Shana graduated from the University of Louisville’s School of Dentistry in 2011 before founding The Tooth Booth, a cosmetic dentistry boutique practice in 2012. Since it’s opening, Dr. Hughes has added implant dentistry & facial aesthetics to her practice model.
Dr. Hughes has been a facial aesthetics injector since 2013. Since that first injectables certification course, she has taken countless courses all over the nation with some of the aesthetic industry’s very best. After first introducing neurotoxins and hyaluronic fillers as added services for her patients, she has since added professional skincare, Sculptra, Kybella, and PDO threads. Dr. Hughes was named an Allergan Ambassador for their 2019 Summit.
She prides herself on her commitment to learning & perfecting her skills.
Shana began training others in injectables in 2018. She is an asset to the MedAesthetics team in that she can help give insight to practitioners who are looking to integrate aesthetics into their current practices just as she did in her earlier career. Her personal experience at The Tooth Booth means she can aid injectors in the business and marketing aspects of the injectables industry.
Dr. Erin Hennessey founded Blush Aesthetics in January, 2017. With a passion for skin health and wellness, her special interests include healthy skin maintenance, acne and rosacea management, laser treatments, injectables and education.
Erin attended Case Western Reserve University graduating with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working for twelve years in Pediatric Intensive Care caring for trauma and burn patients, she furthered her education at Case Western Reserve University, completing her MSN with focus in family nurse practitioner certification. She completed her clinical rotations at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals in Cleveland. She then went on to complete her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and doctoral nursing fellowship in Dermatology.
Erin is a Certified Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, an active member of the Ohio Association of Advance Practice Nurses, The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Sigma Theta Tau and the Dermatology Nurses Association.
Christopher graduated from the University of Colorado with his undergraduate degree Bachelor of Arts and Sciences 1986, was accepted at University of Colorado dental school and graduated in 1990. He had a hospital position at Swedish Medical center in the head and neck trauma unit and has since been working in private practice since 1991.
He enjoys cosmetic dentistry and the immense happiness a beautiful smile can provide for his patients. Patients frequently comment afterward, “ If I could just get rid of the wrinkles”, this led him to pursue adding the skills of Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport and hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers to complement the improved smile. He has a passion for sharing knowledge and techniques and feels continued learning and improvement is the hallmark of a good clinician. He enjoys reading and researching all areas of fitness, health, and the art of staying healthy and looking younger.
Erika Barry received her undergraduate training from the University of Miami where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Health Studies, May 2006. She received her Master’s Degree from The Johns Hopkins University in May 2011. While completing her graduate degree at Hopkins she began to explore her interest in anti-aging and plastic surgery. After graduating from Hopkins in 2011 she moved to San Francisco, California to accept the coveted position as a surgical nurse practitioner at The University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF, she was fortunate to work with the urology and plastic surgery teams at UCSF Medical Center located at the Parnassus Campus in the heart of San Francisco.
After four years as a surgical NP at University of California, Erika moved to DC to work in outpatient cosmetic surgery. She is now the lead injector at the elite Hela Medical Spa in Georgetown, DC. At Hela she is the “master” of Botox, dermal filler, and Kybella. She has trained over 200 nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in aesthetics and injectables. Her personal teaching moto, “safety always, always, comes first”.
Angela is a nationally board-certified and North Carolina state licensed Physician Assistant who has been practicing since January 2010. She graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in 2000. After 10+ years working in both the corporate business environment and managing a medical aesthetics spa, she realized her true gift was in patient care. She returned to East Carolina University in 2007 to pursue her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
After graduating from ECU in 2009, she relocated to the North Shore of Boston to study Facial Plastics and Otolaryngology with seven renowned surgeons. Her supervising physician Dr David Chrzanowski is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and she gained immense knowledge in facial anatomy and aesthetics in addition to skincare science. Angela’s background in facial plastics and the science of aging combined with her desire to make people feel good about themselves led her to pursue aesthetic medicine. Her favorite tools to improve patient’s natural beauty is through minimally invasive techniques of neuromodulators (Botox/ Dysport/Xeomin) and dermal fillers to prevent wrinkles and restore collagen loss. She is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient safety and values the importance of educating her patients on the options that will allow them to be the most naturally vitalized and get the most for their money.
Jennie attended Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania where she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies. She later completed her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Education and Leadership, from A.T. Still University. Jennie began her PA-C career in Urgent Care and internal medicine, later developing a passion for aesthetics. She began working in the field of skin care and aesthetics in 2010. She has become very proficient in facial contouring and enhancement with various injectables such as botulism toxins, dermal fillers and Kybella. She has a vast knowledge and multiple certifications for use of state of the art lasers.
Jennie’s philosophy to skin care and aesthetics is simple. She wants to achieve natural, beautiful results working in all levels of comfort and ability. Jennie works as a private trainer teaching other health care professionals in injectable techniques.
Meredith pursued undergraduate studies in Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of California and later completed a second undergraduate degree in nursing at Loma Linda University. In 1998, Meredith graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania as a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health. After years of caring for women, Meredith found her career niche in the sub-specialty of aesthetic enhancements.
In 2017 Meredith was recognized with an Award of Excellence for the Best in Nursing by the American Health Council. As a member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses and The National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners she continues to pursue advanced training and knowledge to keep her on the leading edge of the aesthetic market. Meredith travels extensively to teach and train new and advanced injectors throughout the country.
Mr. Garbia graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He then attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia and graduated with his degree and certification in Physician Assistant studies and has been practicing for over 14 years. Waseem has worked in many different settings including general and plastic surgery, emergency medicine, critical cardiology and aesthetics.
He is a certified master injector and is a national aesthetic medical trainer. Waseem has a vast knowledge in cosmecuticals, injectables and lasers and has a passion for long-term skin enhancement. Having experience with launching several medical spas, Waseem enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge in technique as well as meeting business objectives.
Dr. Bennett is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. She completed an Allopathic Internship & Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in 2000 and entered into a private practice. She received her undergraduate degree from the university of Tulsa in 1978 in Medical Technology. Dr. Bennett practices family practice medicine, operates a concierge injectable business and serves as Medical Director for a Medical Spa in Tulsa, OK.
Dr. Bennett has been an instructor in aesthetic medicine for over 9 years specializing in the areas of Injectables, Sclerotherapy, Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels. Dr. Bennett has authored numerous teaching materials & presentations in the areas of aesthetic medicine and has attended national and international symposiums on aesthetic medicine.
In 1985 Dr. Ayers graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA with his BA in Biology. He then graduated from medical school in 1989 from Des Moines University. From 1989-1992 he completed his Family Medicine Residency at the US Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. From 1992-1995 he served the US Navy in Sasebo, Japan as a staff family physician and chief of the family advocacy program.
In 1995 Jeff and his family relocated to the Salt Lake City area where he continues to work with Intermountain Healthcare as a staff family physician. In 2005, Dr. Ayers added non-surgical medical aesthetics to his areas of practice. Today, Dr. Ayers practices family medicine as well as serving as medical director for the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics and Elase Medical Spas.
Dr. Ayers also trains for the use of neurotoxins, dermal fillers and laser resurfacing.