Meet Our Team

Owners, Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Laser Technicians, Aestheticians & Staff

Meet Our Team

Owners, Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Laser Technicians, Aestheticians & Staff


YMS has been in business since 2005, serving Jacksonville and the beaches for the last 13 years with the latest, cutting-edge technology in procedures, aesthetics and injectables. Touted to have the best, most thorough staff.


We Pride ourselves on being one of the leading medical spas in the greater Jacksonville area. We are also an accredited training center for Solta Medical, offering Thermage treatments and training nationwide.


Our staff undergoes extensive training in every service offered prior to performing services on our clientele. We have the utmost confidence in providing exceptional services and expertise.


Youthful Medical Spa’s mission is to continue to provide the best services available today in the field of medical aesthetics and non-invasive anti-aging treatments while making our clientele our fore-most priority.
  • Offerings Compared to other Medical Spas 85%
  • Percentage of Staff Requests 75%
  • Clients who have Memberships 60%
  • Customer Happiness 90%
  • Offerings Compared to other Medical Spas 85%
  • Percentage of Staff Requests 75%
  • Clients who have Memberships 60%
  • Customer Happiness 90%

Pamela Caplan-Mahan


Pamela is an aesthetic trained physician assistant who received her education from the University of Florida and her Masters degree from the University of Nebraska. Pamela has been practicing medicine for over 20 years with experience in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy/Holistic Medicine, and most recently Plastic Surgery.

Pamela has personally performed all the procedures provided in our Medical Spa on hundreds of patients through the years and seen incredible results. Pamela has also worked with skin care patients for more than fifteen years making skin care Consults one of her areas of expertise. Pamela is the Founder of Youthful Medical Spa. Helping patients achieve their ultimate goals through the latest medical and holistic anti-aging approaches is her first priority.

Dr. Leonard Spillert

Plastic Surgeon, Medical Director

Professional Experience:

Coastal Cosmetic Center, Reconstructive Surgeon Leonard Spillert, M.D.P.A., Reconstructive Surgeon Emergency Medical Group, Emergency Physician


University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium
University of Florida-Shands, Jacksonville, FL
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Additional Skills:
Member of Florida Medical Society
Member of Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of Duval County Medical Society
Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Guardian Ad Litum-State of Florida
Physician at Jacksonville Beach Homeless clinic-Mission House
Associate Big Brothers-Big Sisters
Active Medical Mission work

Casey Kennedy-Waesche

Front Desk Supervisor

Casey Kennedy-Waesche comes to us with a very diverse background in the large-scale event planning, fundraising and beauty industries in New York City, Seattle and Washington, DC.  Most recently she joins us from her hometown, the Washington, DC area, where she helped plan, start, and run an award winning high-end luxury salon, Salon Bisoux, which she managed for almost 4 years before relocating to the Jacksonville Beach area with her family in the summer of 2016.

Casey is passionate about customer service and prides herself in treating every Youthful Medical Spa client as a cherished old friend. She always strives for 5-star, white glove service and looks forward to tending to all of their beauty needs.

When she’s not at Youthful Medical Spa helping our guests she can be found cheering on her teenage son in competitions or spending time on the beach with her husband searching for treasures.

Sarah McLaughlin

Marketing Coordinator, Consultant

Sarah has been working with Youthful Medical Spa for the past 7 years now. Her experience as a practitioner and manager over the past 18 years in the hospitality and spa industries makes her a treasured asset not only with clients and treatment knowledge but with her sales and marketing expertise as well. Sarah continues to be our resident graphic artist and advertising specialist, overseeing our creative efforts with design, web, marketing and sales.

Sarah enjoys pursuing her talents in graphic design, layout & advertising, website design, online digital marketing, photography, videography and fine arts as well as being a yoga instructor and health coach.

Troy Mahan

NBC-HIS Chief Operating Officer/Co-Owner

Troy is the Chief Operating Officer of Youthful Medical Spa and co-owner. His experience includes the ownership and business development of 47 diagnostic centers in five different states.

Troys’ extensive business background helps Youthful Medical Spa stay on the cutting edge with all the latest in cosmetic procedures while maintaining the highest level of customer service.

He has built all of his businesses under one idea, (Service above self) Troy understands that our Medical Spa is all about the patient and their experiences. Troy is also the owner of several hearing aid practices… including Clear Ear, Medical Hearing in Jacksonville Beach, Arlington Expressway & Orange Park.

Keri Vahey

Spa Director

Keri grew up in chilly Connecticut, wanting to warm up and enjoy palm trees she headed to school in South Carolina and Florida. She got her Esthetics license 18 years ago in both states and began pursuing a nursing degree. A few years later she decided Esthetics was her passion and continued down that path as her career. Keri has worked for luxurious resorts that include The Ritz Carlton & the Breakers. She soon transferred from an Esthetician to management positions.

Keri met her husband in Orlando, where they soon realized they were from the same small town and even shared mutual friends, yet had never met prior. They moved to West Palm Beach where she resided as a Spa Manager/Director. After a few years, her husband received a transfer opportunity and Keri found her new home at Youthful Medical Spa. Keri has a passion for skincare and loves learning about ingredients in products, paired with Youthful Medical Spa’s cutting edge machines, to see fantastic real results!

Christine Mason

Membership Coordinator

Christine is the Welcome & friendly face you will see upon entering Youthful Medical Spa or when you call to make an appointment. Christine has a love for aesthetics and you will instantly feel her passion as well.

Christine has been in the medical spa industry since 2008, She has worked for some of the top cosmetic surgeons in Jacksonville.

Christine is a native of Jacksonville she studied at Florida community college specialized is floral design. She has 20 years of management and design experience, she was Director of product development for an national candy company. She also has many years in retail sales experiences and owned her own flower shop for 5 years. Her aesthetics experience and knowledge of cosmetic procedures enables her to be able to give our clients accurate information on all our products are services.

Nancy Arcuri

Aesthetic Trained Nurse Practitioner

Nancy is an aesthetic trained Nurse Practitioner as well as a board certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree as well as her Nurse Practitioner training at the University of Florida where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society, a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and a Gator cheerleader. She has been a Nurse Practitioner for 20 years and has worked in obstetrics, pediatrics, neonatology, plastic surgery, OR and recovery and has also been an adjunct faculty educator at the University of North Florida.

Nancy enjoys working closely with patients to help them achieve their best possible results and feel good about themselves. Nancy is trained in Botox, dermal fillers, IPL, laser hair removal and fractional skin resurfacing.

Nancy is a very busy mother of six children and enjoys the beach, boating, cooking, traveling and spending time with family, friends and her husband.

Laura Yantes

Aesthetic Trained Nurse Practitioner

Laura is an aesthetic trained Nurse Practitioner as well as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Nursing Degree from the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in New Castle, PA, moved to Jacksonville, Florida, then obtained her bachelors degree from The University of Phoenix. She then decided to pursue her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Nova Southeastern University specifically to work in the area of plastic surgery and aesthetics.

Laura has been in the nursing profession since 1997 in multiple areas including critical care, women’s health, gerontology, nursing management, and education. Laura loves her aesthetic endeavor and is a proud member of the Youthful Medical Day Spa. She loves Pam’s nurturing approach in assisting patients to reach the maximum benefits they are so looking to achieve at such affordable prices. Youthful Medical Day Spa has a warm, welcoming approach and Laura loves the events given that take place additionally helping patients to receive optimal aesthetic services.

There is such a “sisterhood feel” at the Youthful Medical Day Spa, Laura feels part of a special group of women. She loves working with patients in helping them restore their natural beauty by turning back time utilizing Botox, dermal fillers, IPL, laser removal and fractional skin resurfacing. Laura is a very happy mother of two children and two fur babies. Laura loves being next to the water, at the beach, exercising/spinning, traveling, putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing Bingo, spending time entertaining, and being with friends.

Brittney Day

Aesthetic Trained Nurse Practitioner

Brittney is an aesthetic trained nurse practitioner and is board certified in Women’s Health.  As the daughter of a Navy pilot, she has lived all over the United States and in Europe.  Brittney received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has been a nurse practitioner for more than 14 years and has worked in obstetrics, family practice, aesthetics and regenerative medicine.

Brittney is committed to helping patients look and feel their best and is trained in Botox, dermal fillers, and a variety of laser procedures.

In her free-time, Brittney enjoys the beach, traveling, exercising, reading  and spending time with her family and friends.

Pamela Montano

Aesthetic Trained Physician Assistant

Pamela is an aesthetic trained physician assistant who graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She has been practicing in North Florida for over 20 years with experience in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics and Aesthetic Medicine.

Pamela’s professional goal is to work closely with her patients and help them each find the best methods to reveal their natural beauty. She offers solutions including dermal fillers, neuromodulators such as Botox, IPL Photofacial Treatment, and Lasers, which allows her to accommodate the individual needs of her patients through a variety of non-surgical, aesthetic treatments.

Pamela will welcome you with her warm and sincere smile, and leave you feeling confident and well taken care of!

Maeve Rady

Aesthetic Trained Physician Assistant

Maeve Rady is a certified Physician Assistant and received her Bachelor’s in Health Science and her Master’s of Physician Assistant studies both from the University of Florida. She has over 3 years of experience at UF plastic surgery and at a private clinic in Gainesville, FL. She has extensive training in laser, dermal fillers, Botox, and microneedling. She is originally from Jacksonville and graduated from Bishop Kenny High School. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dachshunds, going to the beach, and playing tennis.

“I love helping our patients achieve their aesthetic goals and enhance their natural beauty. I strive to make my patients feel comfortable and to leave our office feeling informed and confident in the care they will receive. I’m very focused on continuing education to stay up-to-date with the latest in aesthetics so that my patients get the best results.”

Raena Starr

Aesthetic Trained Nurse Practitioner

Raena is an aesthetic trained Nurse Practitioner as well as a Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton.

She lived in Southern California for 10 years, then moved to North Florida in 2010 and received her masters degree in Nursing from University of Florida. Raena has been in the nursing profession since 2005, working in Onoclogy & Palliative care before her career in medical aesthetics, whithin which she has truly found a calling.

Raena is passionate about creating individual treatment plans for her clients to help them look & feel their best.  This includes Botox and dermal fillers, but also medical grade skincare regimen, facial rejuvination and collagen stimulation with PRFM, and a multitude of non-invasive treatments including fractional laser skin resurfacing and radio-frequency skin tightening with  Thermage. Her patients love her talent when it comes to knowing just what to recommend and taking the time, not only to explain, but in delivering results with precision.

Graciela Saleh

Electrologist, CCE, CME, Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Certified Laser Technician

Graciela has been in the medical field for over twenty years.  She was the Administrator to a very successful private practice that was based right here in Jacksonville, Florida but also had headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In 2010 she decided to focus on Aesthetics and soon graduated from Heritage Institute.  As a student she always dreamed of returning one day to teach future aestheticians what she had learned.  When the opportunity came she was chosen to lead the Aesthetics department at Heritage Institute as the Program Manager and managed four Instructors and had about 80-100 students in the program at any given time.  That was fun for a while but she really missed being in the field and actually performing services.  She also wanted to do more than just aesthetic services.  She developed a strong desire to learn about lasers.  First she had to obtain an Electrolysis license which she did at the Electrolysis Laser & Beauty Institute in Orlando, Florida.  Then she immediately studied further to complete the extra laser courses necessary to certify her as both a clinical (CCE) and medical (CME) Electrologist.  Among some of the machines she’s trained in are:  the Palomar StarLux, the Cheveux , the Candela Gentlemax Pro, the Apex,  the Tri-Lase Nd: YAG, and the Cortex CO2.   She also performed the following treatments with the lasers:  Laser Hair Reduction, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), tattoo removal, Wrinkle Reduction, Facial Rejuvenation, Erbium Laser Peels and CO2 Laser Peels.  Graciela loves to learn and learns fast.  She always says that she truly loves her job.  To her it does not feel like a job because she comes to a beautiful place and works with amazing professionals and is doing what she does best and that is helping people look and feel more beautiful.

Jeri Francis

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

The science behind skincare is what initially drew her to this field and happy clients are what kept her pursuing the latest techniques in the industry. Jeri has had problems with hyper-pigmentation and melasma herself, which led her to learn more about the causes and treatments for it. She believes that continuing education plays a huge role in keeping up with the constantly changing trends in skincare. She has extensive knowledge and certifications in a variety of different chemical peels. She loves to provide personalized skin care for each client her table. Jeri was previously an Instructor and Program Manager for Aesthetics at an Allied Health College. Her passion is educating every patient on how the treatments work will benefit them and how using specific products at home can enhance their results. At youthful she specializes in chemical peels as well as the more advanced treatments such as Collagen Induction therapy and Clear+Brilliant.

Loghan Fleming

Licensed Medical Aesthetician


Loghan comes to us from St. Augustine Fl. While receiving her education from Laser Electrolysis and Beauty Institute she has been accumulating special techniques to provide her clients and absolutely loves helping them achieve their skincare goals.

With great love for the beauty industry, she is very thorough and accurate while also providing comfort and relaxation. Loghan has a very bright, uplifting and welcoming spirit.

She is passionate about furthering her knowledge of new cutting edge procedures. She plans on continuing to add more education and certifications, working her way up in the beauty industry. She is our i-Lipo specialist at Youthful Medical Spa as well as performing all other aesthetic services including Facials, Microneedling, Clear+Brilliant, Venus Freeze, Thermage etc… She will invite you into a positive, relaxing environment, leaving you and your skin feeling renewed and refreshed.

Paula Holmes

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Paula recently relocated to the area from Western New York. As an avid golfer she longed for palm trees and sand traps.

After 25 years in Marketing and Public Relations her passion turned to skin care after encountering skin cancer . She returned to school to obtain her esthetic license.  As owner of Skin Sensations by PJin Jamestown, NY she offered her clients Facials, chemical peels, dermablading, HydrFacial Treatments, DermaTude micro needling,andLaser Lipo.
At Youthful she is finding her passion with Facials,  Clear and Brilliant, Thermage, Oxygen Facials, microneedling and Venus.

Her desire to make clients feel welcomed offer relaxing but corrective services leaving the clients “loving the skin they are in”.

Kristin Cruz Smith

Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician,

Permanent Make-Up Artist

Kristen Cruz was born in Long Island, New York. In 1990 moved to Palm Coast, Florida, where she graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School. Having a natural talent and great love for applying makeup since childhood, she recieved further education at Flagler Technical Institute becoming a liscesned Aesthetician and Makeup Artist. Continuing on to Orlando Institute specializing in Electrology and Laser hair removal becoming a Certified Clinical and Medical Electrologist. Reverting back to her love of makup artistry she then attended Permanent Makeup International and is now a highly experienced permanent makup artist. As well as her aesthetic medical experience, Kristen has been working with and applying Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup for over 8 years at events, weddings, and full makeup make overs. She is currently a certified makeup artist for Jane Iredale cosmetics. Her main objective is to help women maximize their natural beauty with the best options avaliable today. She is now a member of our Youthful Medical Spa staff offering Thermage, Facials, Peels, Permanent Makeup, Lash Extensions, Jane Iredale expertise, and full makeup applications.

Tish Strickland

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Tish is a Jacksonville native. She’s been a medical aesthetician for over 20 years. Her passion is to have every patient who walks through our door feel good about their skin and achieve their goals.

She is committed to providing options for her clients while tailoring treatments to each of their unique needs. She strives to make her clients look and feel their best. She is very knowledgeable about laser procedures and skin care treatments as well as all of our medical grade skin care products. Tish specializes in Dermaplaning, Chemical Peels, Microneedling, Hydrafacials, Oxygen Facials, Teen Facials, and Clear+Brilliant procedures.

When Tish is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She is married with three children, 17 years old twin boys and a 16 year old daughter. She also enjoys traveling and boating.

Kim Weyeneth

Patient Care Consultant

Kim moved to Ponte Vedra 3 years ago from her Upstate NY home and became a Florida licensed Esthetician in 2015. After graduating, Kim desired to learn more on what the skincare world had to offer and enrolled herself in numerous programs to obtain certifications in micro-needling, Dermaplaning, chemical peels, Etc.

Since then, Kim found her way here to The Youthful Medical Spa and works as a Patient Care Coordinator/Sales Specialist. Her previous background in customer service gives her an in-depth understanding of all aspects of spa culture, from scheduling appointments, consulting and Patient skincare. Kim is passionate about educating our patients about their skin, and how to achieve a healthy, radiant, youthful glow through our many spa services.

When not working at the medical spa, Kim enjoys spending time with her High School daughter Noelle & looks forward to visits from her son Taylor, who works and resides in Washington DC. Kim is finally feeling like Ponte Vedra is “Home” and loves the serenity of our beautiful beaches.

Tress Guinn

Patient Care Coordinator

Tress has over 10 years of working in the Beauty industry. Upon graduating from University of Central Florida with a Bachelors degree in Organizational Communications she has worked various Marketing and Advertising positions. She has found a loveto work in the beauty industry and is passionate about skin care. Tress has worked in Retail/ Management for high end cosmetic companies. She also held Director of Marketing and Consulting positions for other Successful Medical Spas in Central and North Florida. Her vast knowledge of cosmetic procedures and products allows her to provide patients with accurate information and aesthetic services.

In Tress’s free time she enjoys residing in the Beaches area and spending time with her Husband, daughter and dog and traveling.

Kristie Andres

Patient Care Coordinator

Since a young age, Kristie has had a passion for pampering, styling and beautifying. As a child, her favorite pastime was glamorizing herself and her three sisters in her preferred game dress up. Graduating with honors from the University of Florida, she received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a minor in dance.

He career goals took a shift when personal training sparked a new interest in the science behind health and aesthetics. She enrolled in pre-medical post-baccalaureate courses and began working full-time as a medical assistant. She soon discovered the one commonality she enjoyed most in all her occupational endeavors— helping people feel good about their health and physical appearance. Whether it was aiding in a person’s physical fitness journey, encouraging them to seek proper medical attention for improvement of their health, or inspiring them to invest more in themselves and feel good about the way they look—she found these were all small ways she could make a positive impact on a person’s life.

Currently enrolled in classes, she is working to obtain a nursing degree as she furthers her knowledge in medical aesthetics.

Victoria Hall

Patient Care Consultant

Growing up in warm sunny Los Angeles, Victoria was inspired by the fashion and makeup industry that permeated the culture there. Her passion for beauty made her want to share her love for makeup and skincare. So, she moved to Denver and attended the cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell Denver, where she earned her Cosmetology license.

Throughout her career she has continued to learn and grow. She became a master Educator at Sephora for six years teaching classes to the public and her team. Having been in the professional beauty industry for over a decade, she joins us here at Youthful Medical spa. Her skincare & beauty expertise ensure you have an amazing customized consultation and are thoroughly educated on our services based on your individual needs. She looks forward to seeing you in the spa to help you acheive your goals.

Sarah Nicole Piedlow

Patient Care Consultant

Sarah has three years of experience in customer service and sales, and most recently as marketing assistant for a nationally known fitness organization. Currently Sarah is pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy, while maintaining a patient care coordinator position at the spa.

Her personal understanding of self-improvement and its correlation with improved self-esteem and confidence drives her to bring that feeling of beauty and radiance to our clients.

Sarah’s vibrant personality is contagious so be ready to leave feeling pampered and looking forward to your next Youthful Medical Spa experience!

Stephanie McLeod

Patient  Care Coordinator

Stephanie graduated from Columbia College where she earned her bachelors degree in art. Since then she has had an extensive background in customer service where she was the Customer service manager of a multi million dollar company. She truly loves helping customers and She started with Youthful Medical Spa in 2017 where she has a passion for assisting our clients.
Stephanie’s also has her own line of handmade laser cut jewelry.  When she is not assisting clients or making jewelry she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband of 23 years and her 3 boys.   Stephanie’s oldest son is now a member of the United States Marine corps stationed in Jacksonville NC. She is still busy raising her two other sons here in Ponte Vedra. She enjoys watching her son play baseball at Ponte Vedra High School and attending to her youngest son who attends PV Rawlings.

Sarah Felicia Rhoden

Patient  Care Coordinator

Sarah-Felicia was born and raised in Ponte Vedra Beach.  She attended all of the St. Johns County public schools in Ponte Vedra Beach, and continues to work toward her degree at a local college.

A natural talent musician at heart, Sarah-Felicia has enjoyed more than a decade of performing and recording as a singer-songwriter, also playing the guitar and the keyboard.  She has managed bands and assisted production crews, even traveling across the country during several summers with a traveling music festival, and music tours.  Sarah-Felicia danced with a local Dance Ministry since she was a toddler, performing in an annual The Nutcracker for 16 years, once in the title role of Clara.

Sarah-Felicia comes to the Youthful Medical Spa with a background of varied work experiences.  She has worked in a church ministry, in non-profit organizations, in music venue management, as local law enforcement, in emergency dispatching, and in office administration of a plastic surgeon’s office and medical spa.

In all of her experience, Sarah-Felicia learned just how essential great communication and customer service is in every setting of helping others.  As a Patient Care Coordinator, Sarah-Felicia is ready to assist our clients to learn about our procedures, treatments, and products.  She sincerely wants to help every client to have their best possible experience while here at Youthful Medical Spa, and love the skin they’re in!

When not at work, Sarah-Felicia loves music of all kinds, and is a pro at planning road trips. But she also is happy to stay home, get comfy, and binge-watch one of her favorite TV series.  Most important for Sarah-Felicia is absolutely cherishing time with her family, including her rescued furbabies.

Youthful Medical Spa    150 Professional Drive, Suite 700     Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082