Meet Our Team

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

Meet Our Team

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

History

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.

Credentials

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.

Training

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.

Vision

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

Founder/Co-Owner

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

Education:

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

Spa Manager

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.

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 15 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 loves spending time with her husband, family and French bulldog, Dorsey. She has a passion for skin care and animals, loves to travel and dreams to return to Italy one day.

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.

You may see Sarah in the office after a procedure or schedule a one on one consultation with her to discuss all of our treatment options at which time she will happily educate any areas of interest and can help to determine the best “recipe” for your needs.

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.

Wendy Vick

Registered Nurse and Reconstructive Surgical Nurse

Wendy Vick is a Registered Nurse and holds board certification as a Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurse, a Certified Dermatology Nurse and Cosmetic Injection Specialist. She has over 16 years of experience in plastic surgery and dermatology, and has 11 years of experience injecting Botox and other neuromodulators, as well as many different dermal fillers. She has been a national trainer for the dermal filler, Bellafill. Wendy has trained many plastic surgeons and dermatologists around the country in the art of dermal filler injections. She comes to us from a very large, highly successful medical and cosmetic dermatology practice in Seattle, Washington. Wendy is a native of West Palm Beach, Florida and has recently relocated to be closer to her family after more than 20 years on the west coast.
Her philosophy of care is to provide patients with a relaxing, trusting environment where they can easily and freely express their goals. She works with each patient to develop a comprehensive plan unique to them in an effort to create fulfilling and long-lasting results. You will often hear her quote, safety before beauty, as she holds herself to the highest safety standards set forth by the medical profession.
Her medical interests include Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation, Dermatology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Procedures and Wound Care.

Her professional affiliations include:

Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA)

The American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Nurses (ASPSN).

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!

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.

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 Frances

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.

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.

Stephanie McLeod

Patient  Care Coordinator

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 of dress up. As she got older, she explored new channels—including fitness, fashion and creative arts—which allowed her to practice and expand her skillset. Graduating with honors from the University of Florida, she received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a minor in dance; while working part-time as a group fitness instructor, local freelance writer, and later as an assistant manager in retail.

Anxious to discover life outside of Florida, she took off to New York City in pursuit of a career in fashion, fitness, and journalism. After experiencing her first snow blizzard and a very cold winter, she followed journalism and fitness opportunities that took her to New Orleans, a city with a more familiar warm climate in close vicinity to her extended family.

Invested in the fitness industry, she obtained certification as a personal trainer while securing freelance writing positions and seasonal retail work. He career goals took a shift when personal training sparked a new interest in the science behind good health, physique, and aesthetics. She enrolled in pre-medical post-baccalaureate courses at the University of New Orleans 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.

After a couple semesters, she moved back home to work for her father’s medical practice, Frank J. Andres, MD, FACOG with Florida Woman Care. After that, she continued working as a medical assistant for a group of internal medicine and primary care physicians at Gatien & Associates: A Division of Family Medical Centers with Physician Group Services, and then briefly for a plastic surgeon before finding her home at Youthful Medical Spa.

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

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.

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.

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 Bisplinghoff

Patient Care Coordinator

Sarah was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fl. She attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts to receive her high school education in which she majored in creative writing. Sarah discovered her passion for writing at a very young age and has pursued her interests throughout her entire college career. Sarah graduated Douglas Anderson and immediately began college at Florida Atlantic University majoring in Biology. Along being passionate about writing, Sarah has always had an interest in skin care and wanted to pursue an education to practice dermatology.

After receiving her AA, Sarah moved back to Jacksonville to be closer to family and attend the University of North Florida. As she transferred to UNF, Sarah changed her undergrad major to communication, concentrating in public relations where she will be graduating with her B.S. in April of 2018. While still in school, she began working part time in a spa atmosphere to receive more experience in the skin care industry. Sarah eventually began working at Youthful Medical Spa where she was able to expand her love for beauty and connect with YMS clients on a day-to-day basis. 

When Sarah isn’t at the spa or school, she enjoys spending her time with her two year old black lab, Weilo. She enjoys going on adventures and loves to travel as much as possible. 

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

904-273-6286