judith r. mckernan a new you skin & body clinic


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 a new you skin & body clinic

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.

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Jessica Ferrell


Jessica Ferrell, an Esthetician and an Assistant Laser Technician at A New You, simply loves being in the treatment room. She loves watching her clients leave with greater confidence because their skin looks and feels better. She says, “It’s rejuvenation for the body and soul.” Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia in 2001. She got her start in 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. She offers a wide range of services to her clients, including customized facials, peels, Pixel, Microdermabrasion, IPL, Ultherapy, laser hair removal and more. She is well versed in various skincare lines, OBAGI, Revision Skincare and IS Clinical. Jessica lives in Canton with her husband and two boys

cassie a new you skin & body clinic


Licensed Esthetician

Cassie Peters has been a Licensed Esthetician since 2005 and is also an Assistant 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, is licensed in Laser Hair Removal, and trained in Ultherapy. Her favorite treatments to perform are custom facials, lasers, and chemical peels. “I like to treat the client on a whole level and get to the root of the concern versus just giving them a quick fix. That takes some detective work sometimes, but I love it 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 the 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 8 and 5, that keep them busy.


linda a new you skin & body clinic



Linda McGee, the Practice Administrator for A New You, is an industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience. She is often the first person a client speaks with on the phone and is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our clients from the moment they walk into the office. Linda has both managerial experience and an extensive knowledge of the industry, which makes her uniquely suited to not only keep the office running smoothly, but also to serve the needs of our clients. In addition to orchestrating appointments, managing vendor relations, handling the bookkeeping, and training our front office and Coolsculpting staff, Linda also heads up our Coolsculpting Team, a team that was recently voted Best in Non-Invasive Fat Removal in Atlanta by Best Self Magazine. Linda lives with her husband and their daughter.


donna a new you skin & body clinic



Donna Hall divides her time between the front desk and the back office. As a Coolsculpting Technician, with more than 7 years’ experience, Donna works with clients to achieve their goals through this revolutionary non-surgical procedure, from the initial consultation through the actual treatment, she’s there every step of the way. When she’s at the front desk, Donna assists clients with scheduling appointments, answering questions, and always manages to make customers feel so very welcome when they enter A New You. Donna lives with her husband and their two daughters.


dr barry mckernan a new you skin & body clinic

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

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