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CLINICAL STAFF

JUDITH R. MCKERNAN

R.N, B.S.N.

Judith, the Clinic Director, planted the seed to open A New You over a decade ago. An RN for 35 years, she wanted to bring together her love of  science with working to heal people. 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 offer superior customer service and honest advice.

Judith is a master level nurse injector, and she participates in ongoing advanced trainings every year. In her role as clinic director, Judith has been an integral part of being awarded Allergan’s Diamond status – given only to the top 3% of clinics nationwide.

Judith serves a the senior laser technicican, and 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 and Junior Laser Technician 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.

CASSIE PETERS

Licensed Esthetician

Cassie has been a Licensed Esthetician for 10 years and also joins us as a junior laser technician. 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.

FRONT OFFICE

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.

HALLIE PEARMAN

ASSISTANT

Hallie is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University with a degree in Psychology. She has been a part of the New You management team since 2016 – but has been with the clinic since 2008. She now handles special event planning, front office coordination and staff training. In addition she assists the nurse injector– providing patient comfort measures and creating a seamless flow from check in to check out for these clients.

COOLSCULPTING

DONNA HALL

COOLSCULPTING TREATMENTS

Donna has been with us for 7 years, and has a sales and marketing background. She quickly became an expert in Coolsculpting and heads our team providing both consults and treatments. She has a penchant for making interiors beautiful and keeps ours fresh and up to date.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

John Barry McKernan, M.D.

Medical Director

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 http://www.generalsurgerynews.com/ViewArticle.aspx?d=In%2bthe%2bNews&d_id=69&i=July+2013&i_id=976&a_id=23587

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

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