Judith McKernan, RN, BSN, Clinic Director

Judith received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in 1983. Upon completion of a rotational internship at Piedmont Hospital, Judith worked in the surgical suite. She traveled throughout the country teaching urological nursing, and was the manager of Kennestone Hospital’s first lithotripsy unit. Mrs. McKernan has worked in healthcare marketing for more than ten years. Her role with A New You includes consultant, educator, manager and service provider. She is certified in lasers including the Lumenis IPL, Laserscope, and Alma platforms. She is also certified for Relume, Light Sheer, and Clear Light, and has been trained in sclerotherapy treatment. Judith is a member of the Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses.

Donna E. Stephenson, LME, DAAM

Donna joined A New You in 2007 and was trained by industry pioneer Judith Sans, and became one of Georgia’s first licensed Estheticians. Donna has been a trainer for Esthetic Schools, is a voracious student in the field, and holds a certification in Reflexology along with Board Certification in Permanent Cosmetics. Donna has been certified by Obagi® Skincare and Cosmedix, and performs ongoing education and testing in her field. Donna continues to be one of the most experienced and skilled providers of medical esthetics and permanent  cosmetics in Georgia.

Jessica Ferrell

Jessica joined A New You in 2009 and is a 6 year veteran in the aesthetic industry, graduated in 2003 from the International School of Skin and Nailcare. Jessica has a passion for the results oriented treatments you have come to expect from A New You. Her extensive product knowledge includes certification from one of our favorites–Obagi. Jessica will be seeing clients in our Woodstock location.

J. Barry McKernan, M.D.,Ph.D., FACS

Dr. McKernan, medical director of A New You Skin and Body Wellness, is a world leader in laparoscopic surgery and one of the original pioneers in minimally invasive general surgery. On June 22, 1988, he performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) in the United States. Since then, Dr. McKernan has gone on to develop advanced procedures for treating hiatal hernias, ventral and inguinal hernias, colon disease, laparoscopic treatments of liver, adrenal and pancreatic conditions.

Dr. McKernan has a broad background, having completed a Ph.D. in pharmacology after receiving his Masters in biochemical physiology and his medical degree with a surgical internship. He focused his love for developing and creating on the designing of new instrumentation and training of surgeons worldwide. He co-edited the textbook Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery and has been published in journals such as:

The American Surgeon, Southern Medical Journal, Japanese Surgical Journal, Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia and Surgical Clinics of North American and Surgical Rounds.

Dr. McKernan’s lifelong interest in the development and progress of innovative medical technology has led him to work with manufacturers in helping develop lasers, and because of this expertise, A New You Skin and Body Wellness excels in its provision of the latest medical treatments for your skin and body rejuvenation.