Lisa Feltz Ricciardelli
National Director of Clinical Education
Meet Our Clinical Director and Master Trainer – Lisa Ricciardelli. Lisa is one of the country’s longest practicing laser technicians. Her career in aesthetics spans over 20 years not only as a practicing laser technician but as a trainer, mentor, educator and business owner currently at All Care Laser Center in North Andover, Massachusetts.
As a specialist in the field of medical aesthetic & lasers, she has been employed by several of the country’s top laser companies as a trainer and advisor. In previous years she has traveled the country training doctors, nurses and their staff on laser physics and safety and the application of laser treatments.
Lisa continuously receives top reviews for her knowledge as well as her hands-on techniques. She was honored by Cynosure, Inc., one of the country’s top leading laser companies, and received their top trainer award, an honor bestowed on very few.
She is respected and admired by those she has trained as well as treated for her experience, knowledge, and her devotion to the field of medical aesthetics. She maintains several certifications and continues educating herself as well as others in the progressive field of lasers and anti-aging treatments.
Lisa was one of the first technicians to launch Plasma in her practice here in the US and has worked closely in conjunction with Woburn MA Plasma Concepts Headquarters. In the summer of 2019, Lisa came on as a US Master Trainer and National Director of Clinical Education.
In her position, Lisa has hand-selected and trained/mentored for Plasma Concepts 15 educators across the United States on our hand-held plasma devices.
One of the most important parts of Plasma Concepts’ approach to the aesthetics industry and its practitioners is to make sure that anyone using a Plasma Concepts pen has the right training and confidence to deliver the best results for their trainees and their clients. Lisa has created the training programs and worked with the trainers – all of whom have experience using these devices. Plasma Concepts will even offer private training to practices that want many of their staff to be trained. After training, the Plasma Concepts private Facebook Technician group and mentoring program (overseen by Lisa) ensures that all providers can get their questions answered quickly and in detail. Plasma Concepts pens come along with full in-depth didactic and practical hands on Prestige training as well as lifetime support including a dedicated Clinical Hotline phone number staffed by experienced clinical trainers as well as a private online based forum for on-going support and mentorship. After 3 months of hands-on experience treating clients in their practice, Plasma Concepts Prestige Technicians also have an opportunity to attend Advanced Plasma training covering more challenging techniques and niche types of skin conditions and areas.
MSN, MBA, CANS
Melissa (Mel) simultaneously earned two Masters degrees in Business Administration & Healthcare Administration, with a focus in safety and quality outcomes. She has also been a RN for 19 years Shortly after graduating, Mel secured an executive role as the Director of Patient Safety at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. It was also during this time that she discovered her love and aptitude for aesthetics. For the next eight years, Mel intensely studied and perfected her skills under well-known plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Mel has evolved into a Master Injector and prides herself on practicing safely. She has been described by many as a true artist & perfectionist, and is grateful to be a leader in an industry that equally embraces science, wellness and beauty. As a Managing Partner of JEM Medspa, Mel combines every skill set she has obtained over the past 20 years to help create an affordable and one-of-a kind client experience. Mel focuses on assuring that every procedure is performed safely, and results in exceptional & reliable outcomes.
This incredible background of both knowledge, training and experience makes Mel an exceptional trainer for Plasma Concepts.
Since receiving her degree from The Ohio State School of Cosmetology in 2003, Erica has been practicing in a dermatology setting. She is licensed by the State of Ohio as an Advanced Aesthetician and has had advanced training in Chemical Peels, Cosmetic Ingredients, Dermaplaning, hand-held plasma devices, DermaSweep and micro-needling. In 2013 she was chosen as 1 of 10 Aestheticians in the United States to travel to France and Italy for extensive training. She has also participated in clinical studies, research, held two advisory board seats with leading companies in the cosmeceutical field and lead focus groups. In addition to working as an Aesthetician, she was previously a Peel Trainer for a major cosmeceutical company. Currently, in addition to working for Universal Dermatology, she is an Educator for Plasma Concepts
Erica understands how important good skin can be in all aspects of daily living. “My desire is to help patients achieve their goals through the use of products and procedures. The key to doing so successfully is collaborating with all providers & educating patients so that together we obtain the best skin of their life”.
Having chosen a career in the medical field initially as a medical assistant, Tara quickly realized that this would merely cover childcare costs and began to search for something different. This led to doing permanent makeup and ultimately to starting to teach PMU in 2017. Her background as a trainer made her an ideal candidate to train others in the use of hand-held plasma devices with Plasma Concepts. As a trainer, she absolutely loves watching the light bulb go off for her students and helping them become the best plasmatologists they can be.
Tara was raised in Sacramento California and is a loving wife and mother in addition to her role as leading west coast clinical trainer for Plasma Concepts
Cherie is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner licensed in California, Arizona and it’s Compact States. She has acted as a Medical Aesthetic Consultant and Clinical Trainer with Cynosure since 2003, servicing over 2500 facilities on all Cynosure devices.
Cherie is also the Founder and Co-Owner, Integrated Laser Solutions, LLC, 7 years. Integrated Laser Solutions (ILS) is a Laser Safety Officer (LSO), Advanced Practice Didactic and Laser Technician training entity approved by the Bureau of Special Licensing (BSL) under the Bureau of Radiation Control with the Arizona Department of Health Services. The BSL is directly responsible for the certification and regulation of laser technicians acceptable nationwide
As a Laser Consultant, she has performed private aesthetic and laser treatments since 1997 and holds certification for over 40 laser, IPL, RF devices, including Microneedling, hand-held plasma devices.
Cherie established SkinPlus MedSpa in San Dimas, California in 2017 and opened a second location in Prescott, Arizona in the Fall of 2019 featuring Cynosure lasers, Vivace RF, hand-held Planoplas® plasma pen and other various aesthetic treatments. The Prescott location is also the home to Integrated Laser Solutions (ILS) for those seeking Laser Science, Safety, Didactic and Hands-On Training and Certification. Interactive virtual training is also popular for those individuals and groups that desire training in the comfort of their facility. Continuing Education (CE) Hours are offered for all ILS courses
Cherie’s experience as a trainer is extensive from being a California BRN Continuing Education Provide to being a certified trainer for Vivace Microneedling RF and guest faculty speaker at Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) Conference and at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference. Her background and experience make her an exceptional trainer for Plasma Concepts.
Jeanine has been in the medical spa industry for 13 years. In 2006, she opened & managed the successful Envy Medspa in Homer Glen, Illinois. It was there that she perfected her injecting skills and mastered the different facets of the medical spa business. She continued to perform aesthetic treatments and has also managed other area Medspas from 2009 to 2018. In January 2018, Jeanine began a new chapter in her career by partnering with Melissa Judeh, MSN, MBA, CANS and Dr. David Dreyfuss to create JEM Medspa. Here she brought forth the culmination of 13 years of experience and expertise, demonstrating why she has been so successful in the medical aesthetic field. Jeanine is a straight talker, sets realistic expectations, and values the trusting relationships she has created over the years.
During her career she has become one of the most sought-after aesthetic nurses in the Chicago area, performing thousands of safe and artistic aesthetic procedures. She enjoys using a full array of state-of-the-art products—including neuromodulators, hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen producing products, platelet-rich plasma, laser treatments and hand-held plasma devices to achieve the best and most natural-looking results.
Jeanine is a national trainer for Allergan, National Laser Institute and Plasma Concepts. She also trains new and advanced injectors at JEM Education, a training center she helped create. She finds training and sharing her knowledge with both novice and advanced injectors one of the most satisfying aspects of her career thus far.
With all that she has accomplished thus far in her career, Jeanine feels her biggest accomplishment in life is the upbringing of her four boys with her husband. She also loves spending time with friends, traveling, opening herself to new experiences and learning from others.
Ellen has been working in the aesthetics industry for 20 years, gaining knowledge and experience with several different modalities of skincare and anti-aging techniques with a concentration on aesthetic lasers.
She is passionate about anti-aging techniques and comes to us with 18 years of education experience. She has trained thousands of medical practices and Medspas on the safe and effective use of aesthetic lasers, radiofrequency and other anti-aging techniques.
Ellen’s extensive training and experience and role as a national trainer makes her a great addition to Plasma Concepts national training team.
Christine comes to Plasma Concepts with an extensive background in the aesthetics field. She began her professional journey in a spa environment, which has allowed her to deliver expert aesthetic knowledge with a relaxing and soothing touch. She has received advanced training in laser hair removal, light treatments for pigmentation and vascular concerns, chemical peels, anti-aging treatments, plasma fibroblasting, rejuvenative and regenerative skin care along with phlebotomy. Christine possesses the unique skills to determine the best treatments for her clients; whether the desired outcome is skin rejuvenation, damage reversal, or improving acne, rosacea, or melasma. During her years of providing expert care in local medical spas, she has earned the credibility and loyalty from her clients. She is dedicated to her passion for helping her patients meet their desired aesthetic and skincare goals.
Christine is the single mother of four. She has three smart, sassy, and beautiful daughters: Danielle, Elizabeth, and Madelynn. She also has one talented and amazing son, Travis. She has a love of travel, taking friends on adventures, any outdoor activities, exercising and staying healthy.
Christine’s extensive experience in the aesthetics industry has truly qualified her as a part of the national Plasma Concepts training team.
Kathleen is a licensed medical esthetician and educator with over 15 years in the med spa business. She is certified on many laser platforms and medical devices such as Cynosure, SharpLight, Plasma Pen, Collagen PIN, Skin Pen, Endy Med, and IPL to name a few. She holds a BA degree in Communication Design and Marketing from the University of Buffalo.
Having owned, managed and provided many services at MedSpas, Kathleen understands the need to gain a client’s trust and listen to their concerns. Educating her clients on results-driven skin care treatments is what she loves to do. She is very proud to play a small role in positively impacting her client’s life. Her motto for skin care is “slow and steady wins the race to grace”.
In her time away from work, Kathleen loves spending time with her adult “kids” and traveling with family and friends whenever possible. She loves sailing in Narragansett Bay and island hopping in different countries.
Kathleen’s extensive experience and her relationship with the company since 2014 has made her an invaluable member of Plasma Concepts national training team.
Meet Julie Wallis – Senior Trainer for Plasma Concepts.
Julie is a graduate of Northumbria University and North Tyneside University. Her interest in aesthetics led to additional advance training throughout Europe, Canada and the USA including MCOE and the International Dermal Institute. Julie currently is an Advanced Esthetician and Certified Oncology Esthetician, licensed in both NH and MA. She owns a Skincare Clinic based in Amherst, NH and also offers advanced treatments in Exeter, NH.
Plasma fibro-blasting has been a popular treatment in her home country of England and after her training, she could not wait to introduce it to her clients. It’s the best skincare treatment she has ever experienced. Julie’s experience with plasma treatments includes gaining positive feedback from clients. Her combination of personal experience and advanced training has made her an invaluable trainer of doctors, nurses, and aestheticians around the country.
Julie plays an important dual role with Plasma Concepts as a senior member of the National Training team and as a part-time sales representative covering the North East area. Her positive energy and experience of over 25 years in the industry, has earned her the respect of those in the professional skincare industry.
Julie resides in Southern New Hampshire with her family. Her passion for travel, food, comedy, movies, fashion, and beauty grows as she enjoys life to the full!!
Tiffany M. Rice
DNP, NP, AGPCNP-BC, FNP-BC
Tiffany graduated Cum Laude from Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science and Nursing (BSN) degree and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Tiffany then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hunter College in New York, New York, receiving both an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) degree. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude and at the top of her class from the University of Massachusetts Boston, receiving both a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
She is a doctoral-prepared licensed Nurse Practitioner and is double board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State, and the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
Tiffany specializes in non-surgical aesthetic medicine with a focus on neurotoxins, dermal fillers, thread lifting, platelet rich plasma (PRP), micro needling, lasers/devices, and chemical peels. With the highest regard for a natural appearance and over a decade of experience, Tiffany’s skillful approach to facial aesthetics and anti-aging is to provide a safe and effective regimen to achieve a refreshed, more youthful appearance make her a key member of the Plasma Concepts national training team.
Angela has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic and plastic surgery, and is a master nurse injector, senior laser practitioner, Esthetician, and PDO Nova thread specialist. As a master nurse injector, Angela is an expert in advanced techniques with all Allergan injectable products including Botox, Juvederm, and Voluma, as well as Dysport, Restylane, Radiesse and Kybella.
Angela has spent most of her 20-year career working in cosmetics and plastic surgery, and is excited to join forces with Dr. Marisa Lawrence and her staff to bring you one of the most experienced teams in Atlanta.
Angela has a wealth of experience and knowledge in skin care, lasers, photo facials, master nurse injector, cosmetic tattoos, PRP for hair and skin, PDO Noval Threading, IV therapy, wellness testing, chemical peels, medical micro needling, facials, body treatments, sclerotherapy, and the most current and cutting-edge procedures on the market today.
Plasma Concepts is proud to have Angela as part of their national training team in the south-eastern United States.
Svetlana has been working in Spark Med Spa as an Aesthetic nurse since 2014. She is passionate about helping clients achieve their aesthetic goals by working closely with them and building trusting relationships. She believes that an artistic eye and skilled technique help to illuminate clients’ natural beauty and youthful appearance. Svetlana has been trained in and provides the following services to her clients: hand-held plasma treatments, neurotoxins, fillers, Kybella, laser hair removal, micro-needling, PRP for face and hair restoration, Lumecca IPL, InMode Morphiuse 8, Forma, and Viora system. She is a skin care expert with IS clinical, GM Collins, Assess and oversees all clients for appropriate aesthetic treatment by staff and manages all treatment protocols to provide safe treatments.
Svetlana is an important part of Plasma Concepts national training team.
Kelly is a clinical laser nurse, graduating from University of Detroit Mercy as an RN, BSN. In addition to having over 30 years of experience working with Dr. Mune Gowda, she has traveled the United States as an educational instructor and a sought-after lecturer on the latest lasering techniques, leading over 500 teaching sessions and lectures. Kelly previously worked for seven years for Cynosure, the nation’s leading developer and manufacturer of a broad-array of light-based aesthetic and medical treatment systems. Their products are used to provide a diverse range of treatment applications such as hair removal, tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation, scar reduction, and the treatment of vascular lesions.
Kelly has over 30 years of experience working with renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Mune Gowda, MD, FACS. She is involved in every aspect of his practice and enjoys teaching, guiding, and caring for each patient, whether they are having a laser treatment or a plastic surgery procedure. She enjoys answering patients’ questions and knows first-hand what they might be going through to consider and prepare for their treatments.
Kelly’s advanced training includes a wide variety of ablative and non-ablative aesthetic procedures. Her precise techniques, personable demeanor, and vast knowledge have gained the respect of Dr. Gowda’s patients. Kelly possesses a great deal of patient care experience and a broad medical background. She stays current with the latest technologies in lasering and is known and active in the industry.
With Kelly’s educational background, advanced training and experience, she is an asset to Plasma Concepts national training team.
Lori is a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia with many years of experience in the field of plastic surgery and as a trainer on medical and aesthetic laser devices. She has worked with several of the top laser companies training across the country. As a Clinical Training Specialist, she travels to medical practices facilitating trainings and providing education on laser technology and specific treatment procedures. Lori is also a Georgia Certified Senior Laser Practitioner and performs laser techniques for an array of aesthetic rejuvenation and restoration treatments.
With advanced training in hand-held plasma devices, Lori plays an important role as a member of the national training team for Plasma Concepts.