MEET OUR STAFF

Our 5-Star Team will help rejuvenate and restore your beauty from the inside out.

Gary S. Berger, MD, MSPH

Gary S. Berger, MD, MSPH

Medical Director - Laser Safety Officer

Dr. Berger‘s mission is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of all treatment procedures at Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill. He has over 40 years of experience in the clinical application of CO2 lasers. Dr. Berger is board certified in Preventive Medicine and has served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Berger’s clinical, academic, and public health experience is reflected in the standards, policies, and procedures at the Medical Day Spa.

Julia Kemp, RN, CASC

Julia Kemp, RN, CASC

Clinical Director - Master Nurse Injector

Julia and Dr. Berger have worked together for over 30 years. Her mission is to ensure the highest performance standards for all staff. Julia is a certified  Master Injector for Botox, Juvederm, and Kybella; certified in Radiofrequency Microneedling; and IV infusions.  She performs injections,  IV infusions, and medical-grade chemical peels. Julia has extensive training with Galderma, Allergan, Palette Resources, Aesthetic Next, and the American Medical Spa Association.

Kaitlyn Pell, PA-C

Kaitlyn Pell, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Kaitlyn is a board-certified Physician Assistant and a Master Injector certified by Allergan Medical Institute. She performs neuromodulator, dermal filler, and Kybella injections as well as RF microneedling, Tetra Cool Peel, and Subnovii plasma pen procedures. Kaitlyn also conducts skin wellness checks and the removal of minor skin lesions. 

Stephanie Duncan, RN, MSN

Stephanie Duncan, RN, MSN

Lead Laser Nurse

Stephanie is a Certified Laser Specialist through the National Laser Institute. She has worked with Dr. Berger for over 20 years. Stephanie treats patients with the Motus AX laser for laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, and removal of small varicose veins. Stephanie also performs fractional CO2 laser, RF Microneedling, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and IV therapy.

Hillary Casselli, RN, BSN

Hillary Casselli, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

Hillary is an expert injector providing neuromodulator & dermal filler injections. She is certified in RF Microneedling, Tetra Cool Peel, and Subnovii plasma pen procedures. Hillary also treats patients with medical-grade chemical peels by ZO Skin Health, VI Peel, and IV nutrient treatments.

Jennifer Ballentine, RN, BSN

Jennifer Ballentine, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

Jennifer is certified by Aesthetic Advancements in cosmetic injections with neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport). She also performs laser hair removal, ThermoLo radiofrequency treatments, and IV infusions. Jennifer has worked with Dr. Berger for over 20 years as both a recovery room and aesthetic nurse.

Christine Hearn, MSN, RN

Christine Hearn, MSN, RN

Laser Nurse Specialist

Christine spent 5 years as a Plastic Surgery/Aesthetic Nurse before joining our staff. She has also worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Trauma and Trauma/Burn ICU Nurse.  Christine is certified in the use of the Motus AX alexandrite laser and performs laser hair removal.  

 Megan Polichnowski

Megan Polichnowski

Medical Aesthetician

Megan is a Master Aesthetician who has worked in Atlanta and in Jacksonville, FL where she was voted the city’s #1 aesthetician. Megan is certified as a ZO Skin Health Expert and is certified in lasers. She performs IPL, RF microneedling, chemical peels, Hydrafacial, microdermabrasion, facials, and PhysiQ.

 Catie Jo Cashwell

Catie Jo Cashwell

Medical Aesthetician

Catie Jo has been a practicing aesthetician for five years and is a certified ZO Skin Health Expert. She performs hydrafacials, ZO and Ageless facials,  chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, microneedling, and waxing.  Catie Jo loves combining treatments to provide  the best results.

Becky Gilbert

Becky Gilbert

Aesthetician

Becky is a Licensed Aesthetician who has worked with Dr. Berger for 20 years.  She performs facials, microdermabrasion, epidermal leveling (dermaplaning), Hydrafacials, chemical peels, waxing, lash and brow tinting. Becky is particularly attentive to helping patients with sun-damaged skin.

Lyndsay Luca

Lyndsay Luca

Director of Operations

Lyndsay has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management. She has over 20 years of experience as a Practice Administrator and Director of Business Operations.  Lyndsay oversees the day-to-day operations of the Medical Day Spa.

Ericka Pamplin

Ericka Pamplin

Business Office Coordinator

Ericka has worked with Dr. Berger for over 15 years. Her mission is to schedule appointments in an environment that maintains a 5-star standard of patient service. Ericka also assists with patient education and instructions and has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare management.

Staci Small

Staci Small

Patient Care Coordinator

Staci is responsible for pre- and post-treatment patient education, cosmetic consultations, and ensuring a concierge experience for each patient. She has previously worked as a medical assistant in dermatology and plastic surgery and as a vascular clinical research coordinator. 

Brittany Simonson

Brittany Simonson

Patient Liaison

Brittany is a certified nursing assistant and a business administration student who applies her education to optimizing customer service and scheduling for each patient. Brittany’s background includes an Associates in Arts and marketing and customer service experience. 

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Medical Assistant & Private Driver

Matt has worked with Dr. Berger since 2004 as a surgical technician and medical assistant.  He is a certified Spanish translator and helps with Spanish speaking patients. Matt also owns a transportation company and provides transportation for patients on request.

Maria Mena

Maria Mena

Housekeeper

Maria has worked with Dr. Berger for over ten years, keeping the facility meticulous. She cleans and disinfects treatment rooms, ensures that halls and floors are free of hazards, and removes waste materials promptly from work areas. Maria also ensures adequate inventory of clean laundry.