Physician’s Assistant / Cosmetic Injector
Staci McCullohs, PA-C
Staci McCullohs, cosmetic injector, has been working at AYA since July 2013. She is a board certified physician assistant who specializes in non-surgical cosmetic procedures.Staci received a Bachelor of Arts degree in classical piano from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. After graduating, she completed her Physician Assistant training at Barry University in Miami where she received a Master of Clinical Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. With over 6 years of surgical experience in craniofacial reconstructive, orthopedic, and plastic surgery, Staci is highly familiar with cosmetic injectables, facial fillers, and other facial rejuvenation procedures.
Staci’s services at AYA include:
Debra Cooper joined the AYA™ team in June 2016 and is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. She is an Atlanta native and served in the Georgia Army National Guard as an Army Nurse Corps officer for thirteen years.
With almost three decades in nursing, Debra found her true passion in facial plastic surgery and performing aesthetic procedures. Having spent the last ten years perfecting her artistic skills, she’s able to provide patients with a blend of experience, knowledge and personal attention. Debra maintains board certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nursing (ASPSN) in addition to being a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) and CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room) certified.
Enjoying a sense of professional accomplishment when able to the boost self-image and confidence in her clients, Debra understands that clients want to look their best, regardless of age or circumstance. Understanding facial anatomy and the aging face has allowed Debra to gain a more defined aesthetic eye that is helpful when recreating a more youthful appearance. Her area of expertise includes nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and management using Botox®, Dysport®, Voluma®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, Kybella®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic.
When not helping patients achieve their skincare goals, Debra’s hobbies and interests include traveling, scuba diving, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Meredith Ingram, PA-C, MMSc, MPH
Meredith became part of the Aya team in July 2015 after working in the specialty of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastics in New York City and Atlanta. She is a Georgia native and graduate of Emory University where she received a Master of Medical Science as a Physician Assistant and a Master of Public Health in Health Management in 2012. In addition, Meredith teaches the Otolaryngology and Facial Plastics curriculum for the Emory University Physician Assistant program and is a member of the Emory Alumni Board representing the Allied Health graduate schools. She maintains board certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Georgia Physician Assistant Association (GAPA).
Aside from medicine, her background includes vocal performance as a classically trained lyrical soprano and yoga teacher certification as a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher. Other extracurricular interests include running, traveling, and of course, socialization with friends and family, including her golden retriever. Meredith lives in Midtown, Atlanta.
Michael Kelleher, MMS, PA-C, Senior Clinician
Mike Kelleher began his medical career over 20 years ago. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2003, he went on to complete his post-graduate training at Emory University Physician Assistant Program, where he is still active as a guest lecturer.
Mike is an Allergan consultant and trainer, as well as a member of the exclusive Allergan Medical Institute. He is Clinical Instructor for the Aesthetic Advancements Institute, a leader in providing premier aesthetic training in the U.S. and Canada.
Mike is a pioneer in NovaThreads non-surgical thread lift in the State of Georgia and a NovaThreads national trainer. He has trained with some of the most experienced and well respected cosmetic practitioners in the industry, including Jill Jones, Dr. Deb Sherman (originator of “11” lines), and world-renowned plastic surgeons Dr. Mauricio de Maio (MD Codes), Dr. Arthur Swift (BeautiPHIcation), and Dr. Anil Rajani.
Lauren Smith NP-C
Lauren Smith NP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who joined the team at AYA™ Medical Spa in February 2015. She specializes in non-surgical techniques for enhancing the face using Botox® Cosmetic and cosmetic injectable fillers. In 2009, Lauren earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia. After graduating, she worked in Atlanta as a Registered Nurse in critical care and post-surgical cardiac care. In December 2014, she graduated from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University with her Masters of Science in Nursing degree. Lauren is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, is BLS and ACLS certified, and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Allison Buckelew joined the AYA™ Medical Spa team in November 2014. She graduated from the International School of Skin and Nail Care in 2009 and comes to us with 5 years of previous medical spa experience. Allison has received advanced training in Sciton® BBL™, Sciton® Halo™, Sciton® ProFractional™, Sciton® MicroLaserPeel®, laser hair reduction, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and CoolSculpting®. She also has comprehensive knowledge of our product lines including Obagi Nu-Derm® and Obagi C®-RX, Revision® Skincare and SkinMedica®. Before pursuing a career in esthetics, Allison received her BSBA with a focus in marketing from Auburn University and has 4 years of corporate experience.
Michelle Hosang, RN
Michelle Hosang has been working at AYA™ since November 2007. Michelle graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics in 2007, after receiving a B.A in Sociology from Georgia State University. While working at AYA™, Michelle returned to school to pursue a degree in Nursing and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of West Georgia. Michelle has a love for nursing; however her true passion is skin care. Along with her position at AYA™, Michelle works at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital. Michelle has completed advanced training in skin resurfacing, photo rejuvenation, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. She also has extensive training with multiple lasers, including Sciton®, Syneron, and Candela and skin care lines like Obagi® Medical, Revision®, iS Clinical® and more. Michelle is a member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS), the Georgia Nursing Association (GNA), and the American Nurses Association (ANA). She is licensed by the Georgia Medical Board as a Senior Laser Practitioner.
Michelle is available two weekend days a month and by appointment at our Phipps Plaza and Northside Locations.
Lynn Jones, MA
Lynn Jones first developed a special interest in the field of esthetics, while working in a dermatology practice in 2011. Before joining the AYA™ Medical Spa team in 2016, Lynn combined her interest and knowledge of skin care and cosmetic procedures to become a valued provider within the dermatology practice’s esthetics department. Lynn attended Central Georgia Tech College where she earned a degree in medical assisting and a certificate as a medical skin care specialist. She is a state licensed cosmetic laser practitioner and a nationally-certified medical assistant, in addition to having advanced specialty training with industry-leading companies including Sciton®, CoolSculpting® nonsurgical fat reduction, as well as Obagi®, Revision® Skincare, EltaMD®, and Auspect™ skincare lines. Lynn is dedicated in helping her patients to achieve and maintain desired results and additionally specializes in AYA™ services including: IPL, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
Erin McLean-Blackwell has been working at AYA since June of 2005. She has advanced training in Laser Hair Removal, IPL FotoFacial and FotoFacial RF, Spider Vein Removal, Microdermabrasion, facial peels, endermologie, waxing, regular facials, and camouflage mineral makeup. She also has extensive training in Obagi skin care and IS Clinical. She graduated from International School of Skin and Nail Care in Febuary of 2002.
Megan Smrekar joined the AYA Medical Spa team in June of 2013. She received her esthetics license in May of 2012 from The Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics. Since receiving, She has acquired the advanced training and licensing as an Assistant Laser Practitioner for the State of Georgia Medical Board. Megan has received advanced certifications from Coolsculpting University in of June 2015 and cosmetic training in Sciton Broad Band Light(BBL), Halo, MicroLaserPeel, Profractional, SkinTyte, Rejuvapen Microneedling, Candela® laser treatments for facial and leg veins and hair removal, Skin Medica chemical peels and customized facials. She has also received Skin Care Certifications with Auspect Skin Care, Obagi® Medical, Revision®, Elta, iS Clinical®, Skin Medica and PhytoCeutical medical grade skincare lines.
Amanda Thomas has been working at AYA™ since November of 2016. Amanda is a board-certified by the Georgia Composite Medical Board as a laser technician. After getting her start doing nails at a salon in California in 1994, Amanda did freelance makeup for several years. She graduated from the International School of Skin and Nail Care in 2013 and has been working in medical spas ever since. Amanda has advanced training in CoolSculpting® non-surgical fat removal, laser hair removal, microneedling, IPL, resurfacing laser treatments, chemical peels, dermaplaning and microdermabrasion. She has extensive knowledge on a number of skincare products including Auspect™ Skincare, Obagi®, Revision® Skincare, iS Clinical®, Elta MD® and more. She is currently pursuing advanced training in Sciton® Laser treatments.
Tattoo Procedure Makeup Technician
Robin Hays, CPCP
Robin is the Director and Ethics Chairwoman of The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). She has been practicing the art of tattoo procedure makeup since 1993. Robin travels between her Chattanooga and Atlanta offices weekly, and loves the knowledge she has gained through working with some of the most gifted plastic surgeons in the South. A master trainer in advanced techniques, well known for her areola tattooing and free hand eyebrow techniques, Robin is highly sought as a keynote speaker for industry related conferences.