Telephone Number(678) 739-0040

Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm, Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:30pm

2nd Saturday of every month: 9:00am-3:00pm

145 Towne Lake Pkwy Ste 101, Woodstock, GA 30188

Our Team

  • Judith R. McKernan

  • R.N, B.S.N.

Judith, the Clinic Director, planted the seed to open A New You Spa over a decade ago. An RN for 30 years, she wanted to bring together her love of working with and healing people and medicine. Partnering with one of the Southeast’s most renowned surgeons, a specialist in laser technology (and her life partner), Judith opened A New You to do what no other spa could do. In her role as clinic director, Judith administers the full suite of cosmetic laser therapies. She is also a consultant, educator and service provider. Judith is certified in Lumenis IPL, Laserscope and Alma platforms, as well Light Sheer, and Clear Light. Additionally, she is trained in sclerotherapy treatment. Judith holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. Upon completion of a rotational internship at Piedmont Hospital, she worked in the surgical suite, traveled the country teaching urological nursing, and managed Kennestone Hospital’s first lithotripsy unit. Judith is a member of the Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses.

  • Donna Stephenson-Shepherd

  • L.M.E., D.A.A.M

Donna of Permanent Beauty of Atlanta, works as an independent contractor at A New You as an Esthetician and Permanent Cosmetics Specialist. Donna loves the “hands on” aspect of her job. Being able to share her healing energy with our clients and seeing the results is a joy that she takes home every day. Donna provides our complete array of spa services, including facials, peels, microdermabrasion and more.  Permanent Beauty of Atlanta’s permanent cosmetics specialist, Donna was trained by industry pioneer Judith Sans. Additionally, Donna was one of Georgia’s first licensed estheticians in the state of Georgia and holds a certification in reflexology along with board certification in permanent cosmetics.

  • Jessica Ferrell

  • L.M.E

Jessica is an Esthetician at A New You. She simply loves being in the treatment room and watching her clients leave with greater confidence because their skin looks and feels better. She feels, “It’s rejuvenation for the body and soul.” While completing our array of spa services, including facials, peels, Microdermabrasion, laser hair removal and more. Jessica received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Georgia in 2001 in Family and Consumer Sciences. She entered the industry by completing an extensive training for nail care, and in 2003, Jessica graduated from the International School of Skin and Nail care in Atlanta. Additionally, she has training in Clinical Oncology Esthetics, lymphatic drainage of the face and neck from the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators, OBAGI, Revision Skincare and IS Clinical.

Medical Director 

John Barry McKernan, M.D.

John Barry McKernan is the Medical Director of A New You Skin & Body Clinic. In this role, he acts as an educator and consultant for the latest in laser technology. With the market constantly introducing new products and procedures of varying efficacy and safety, Dr. McKernan’s value is tremendous. His expertise and knowledge help to guide A New You’s evolution in skincare.

As a pioneer in minimally invasive general surgery, Dr. McKernan is a globally recognized leader in the field. On June 22, 1988, he performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) in the United States. Dr. McKernan went on to develop advanced procedures for treating hiatal hernias, ventral and inguinal hernias, colon disease, laparoscopic treatments of liver, adrenal and pancreatic conditions. He co-edited the textbook Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery and has been published in 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. To learn more about his work, read this

Dr. McKernan holds a Masters in Biochemical Physiology and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Alabama.


  • Linda McGee

  • Practice Administrator

Linda, an industry veteran for over 20 years, is the operational coordinator of the office. Whether orchestrating appointments, managing vendor relations, handling bookkeeping or any number of other tasks that fall in her path, she keeps A New You running smoothly.

  • Donna Hall

  • Receptionist

In addition to making customers feel so very welcome when they enter A New You, Donna helps us keep the interiors looking pretty and perfectly appointed.

  • Hallie Pearman

  • Assistant

Hallie is an undergrad at Kennesaw State University, studying psychology. She keeps our rooms stocked and in working order for all of treatments and services.

  • Cassie

  • Licensed Esthetician

Cassie is the newest edition to our team and has been a Licensed Esthetician for 10 years. Graduating with honors from The Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics in 2005, Cassie completed her massage certification from the Atlanta School of Massage in 2006, and after becoming a regional educator for a skin care company in 2007, she decided to get her Aesthetics Instructor License and become a teacher. Since 2011, she has been an Instructor at The Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics. Cassie holds certifications in Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, LED, Body Treatments, and Reflexology, and is licensed in Laser Hair Removal. Her favorite treatments to perform are custom facials and chemical peels.  “I like to treat the client on a whole level and get to the root of the concern versus just giving a client a quick fix. That takes some detective work sometimes, but I love when we can create a lasting result.” Cassie is also passionate about education, “In an ideal world, I could see my clients weekly, but that’s not realistic. So I like to make sure they have the tools and knowledge they need to maintain their results at home.” Cassie and her husband live in Woodstock and love the family friendly area. They have two daughters, ages 6 and 3, that keep them busy.