Medical Spa Show Advisory Board

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Matthew Billingsley

CEO

CoolSprings Laser Aesthetic and Skincare Center, Evolve Wellness and Aesthetics Center, Evolve Weight and Age Management, Skinsation Medical Spa and Rejuvenation Plastic Surgery

Middle Tennessee

Billingsley heads up three independent brands: Evolve Weight and Age Management; CoolSprings Laser Aesthetic, & Skincare Center; and Skinsation Medical Spa. Billingsley’s staff of 32 industry professionals sees nearly 200 patients per day and has successfully performed more than 50,000 laser and aesthetic treatments and procedures. He also consults with and educates many new doctors and medical spa owners looking to enter the industry on how to run a successful medical aesthetics and anti-aging practice from his own experiences. He has dedicated his life and work to being a leader and innovator in medical aesthetics and anti-aging industry.

 
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Shawna Chrisman, MS, NP, BC

Owner

Destination Aesthetics

Sacramento, California

Destination Aesthetics is Northern California's premier medical spa that specializes in nonsurgical treatments for the face and body. Shawna Chrisman graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as a nurse practitioner in 2002 and opened Destination Aesthetics in 2011, elevating it into one of the fastest growing cosmetic practices in the United States, achieving a top 10 ranking out of 18,000+ accounts nationwide with Allergan in less than seven years. In October 2018, Destination Aesthetics opened its third location and was voted Sacramento's Best Medical Spa by Sacramento Magazine.

 

Justin Harper, MD

Owner/Founder

Juvly Aesthetics

New York, NY; Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Fort Lauderdale, FL

In 2014, Justin Harper, MD, founded Juvly Aesthetics as a small, single-provider practice while he was still a dermatology resident at the Ohio State University. Just more than three years later, Juvly has five full-scale clinics and is one of the fastest-growing aesthetic practices in the nation. Dr. Harper is one of only a few medical practitioners that have been invited to sit on the 2017 Allergan Facial Aesthetics National Advisory Board, and is a master of client interaction and expectation management. This dedication to education and aesthetic expertise has given Juvly a 200% growth rate year-over-year.

 
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Christina Imes

Founder/Owner

Rejuvenate Med Spa and Rejuvenate Injector Training

Oak Brook, Illinois

Christina Imes is the founder of Rejuvenate Med Spa and Rejuvenate Injector Training based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Imes received her degree in communications from Loyola University, and recently graduated from Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Business Program. She has extensive experience in studio/spa management, and Imes coordinates all client functions, injector and laser training, business operations, and marketing efforts. She is dedicated to staying at the forefront of the ever-changing aesthetics market and strives to keep clients happy.

 
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Dr. Sheila Nazarian, MD

Private Practice Plastic Surgeon and Owner

The Skin Spot, Nazarian Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hills, California

Sheila Nazarian, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a private practice in Beverly Hills, California. She has a master’s degree in medical management from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC), where Nazarian also serves as an assistant professor in plastic surgery and hand surgery. She serves as the co-chair of membership for the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a committee member on the Electronic Communications Committee and the External Marketing Committee for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). She is married to a neurosurgeon, has three children and also enjoys being an influencer in the aesthetic space: @drsheilanazarian on Instagram and Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Facebook.

 
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Brandon Robinson

President

Skin Body Soul Spa

Multiple Locations

Vagabond at heart, entrepreneur by choice, Brandon Robinson is the founder and CEO of Skin Body Soul MedSpa. Robinson is also a partner with Dr. Grant Stevens's medical spa, Orange Twist, with locations in California, Texas, and Washington State. Robinson was a graduate of the University of San Francisco in 2004 and started his first business in 2005. Since then, he has started and operates multiple businesses, sold medical devices in the aesthetic industry and helped consult for Groupon.com. Robinson currently lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife, Jennifer, a former industry council board member for American Society of Dermatological Surgery and current Sientra territory manager.

 
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Terri Ross

Managing Partner and Director

Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center

Beverly Hills, California

Terri Ross is managing partner of Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, which she transformed from a $500,000 to a $3.5 million business in the span of three years. She is also the CEO of Terri Ross Consulting, providing high-level practice management consulting services and sales training to a number of high-profile physicians, including world-renowned plastic surgeon, Garth Fisher, MD, who started Extreme Makeover, and world-renowned facial plastic surgeon and host of the TV show Botched, Dr. Paul Nassif. Ross is an advisor for Revance Therapeutics, speaks for many companies, and works with venture capital firms to help start up medical spas. Her experience also spans the corporate world, with more than 16 years working as a sales director for several leading medical device companies, such as Zeltiq, launching Coolsculpting in the United States and Canada; Medicis (now Galderma); EMD Serono; and Johnson & Johnson.

 

Fran X. Acunzo, CEO and Founder

Acara Partners

Francis X. Acunzo, key opinion leader and industry luminary, is credited as the founder of the aesthetic medical industry, owning the first ever medical spa. Since then, he and his teams have developed 40 medical spas, owned 27 of their own, and operated more than 85 spas and medical spas. Acunzo has secured over $85M in capital to finance his projects, and has executed more than 20 successful acquisitions to grow and expand businesses.

 

Bradford E. Adatto, JD, Founder and Partner

ByrdAdatto Law Firm

Bradford E. Adatto is partner at the law firm of ByrdAdatto, a national business and health care boutique law firm with offices in Dallas and Chicago. Adatto and his firm represent medical spas and medical practices in the spectrum of issues that arise on the business side of medicine. He helps specifically with setting up medical practices, medical spas, MSOs, other ancillary entities; and structuring partnership transitions, employment agreements, other contracts, and federal and state regulatory compliance. Adatto lectures throughout the country for medical conferences, including speaking frequently for the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa). He also routinely speaks at academic institutions, including, UT Southwestern School of Medicine and Baylor School of Medicine.

 

Carmen Vanderheiden Brodie, Founder and CEO

The Finery,

Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania

Carmen Vanderheiden Brodie is the founder and CEO of The Finery, formerly known as Tataway. The company focused on tattoo removal exclusively for seven years before adding skin care services to its menu. The Finery has pioneered the Pico-second revolution and remains one of the most Pico-experienced facilities in the world. Brodie brings more than 15 years of experience and clinical management experience to The Finery team. The Finery has grown from a solo shop to four brick-and-mortar locations in four states and a mobile team that services another 30 sites in a five-state radius in just seven years. Brodie readily admits that all of this was not accomplished on her own. Her children and her husband are key components who share her passion for this newly developing marketplace.

 

Michael S. Byrd, JD, Founder and Partner

ByrdAdatto Law Firm

Michael S. Byrd is partner at the law firm of ByrdAdatto, a national business and health care boutique law firm with offices in Dallas and Chicago. Byrd and his firm represent medical spas and medical practices in the spectrum of issues that arise on the business side of medicine. He helps specifically with setting up medical practices, medical spas, MSOs, other ancillary entities; and structuring partnership transitions, employment agreements, other contracts, and federal and state regulatory compliance. Byrd lectures throughout the country for medical conferences, including speaking frequently for the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa). He also routinely speaks at academic institutions, including UT Southwestern School of Medicine and Baylor School of Medicine.