Our Medical Spa Staff
Our Licensed Medical Staff
Julie A. Chatt, MSN, C-FNP is a New York State, board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Master’s degree from St. John Fisher College in 1998 with high honors. Since 2004, she has specialized in plastic surgery at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery. She brings 12 years of experience as an RN, with an emphasis in adult critical care. She has exceptional assessment skills and a caring attitude towards both clients and her peers. Her nursing theory that guides her practice is to treat clients as if they were her family members, and this approach helps our clients to feel at ease, well cared for and welcomed at our facility.
She has been formally trained in plastic surgery starting as a RNFA (Registered Nurse First Assistant) for Dr. Koenig during her first six years at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery. She has accomplished training and certification as a Botox injector as well as an injector of all current dermal fillers available at Q Med Spa. Her skills, with precise technique and comprehensive care have gained her a loyal following of clients and respect from her peers. Julie’s other area of expertise includes Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments and Ultherapy®. She has a solid understanding of general skin care services and product knowledge for skin problems as well as anti-aging issues.
Master of Science in Nursing with High Honors, December 1998
GPA: 3.9 Nurse Practitioner Program
Master’s Thesis: A Program Evaluation of an Adolescent Weight Management Program
Completed 500 Clinical Hours: Pediatric, Family Medicine, Clinical Investigator
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 1989
GPA: 3.7 Dean’s List/International Dean’s List. Class Rank: Top 15%
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Student Athletic Trainer, 1988-1989
Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, May 1986
Recipient of New York State Regents Scholarship
Licensure & Certifications:
NYS Registered Professional Nurse (#391598-1)
Family Nurse Practitioner, NYS Dept. of Education (#F332517)
Registered Nurse First Assistant-University of Rochester, NY Fall 2005, GPA 4.00
12 lead EKG interpretation, Peripheral Blood Draws, IV insertion, Defibrillation and Cardioversion, Mechanical Ventilators, interpretation of polysomnograms and CPAP/BIPAP studies.
Priscilla Di Vincenzo, MSN, FNP is a New York State, board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. After completing her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in 2015, she worked as a registered nurse on the Stroke Unit at Rochester General Hospital. Eager to further her education, she went on for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the College at Brockport. At the same time, she transitioned to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she gained over 5 years of experience caring for complex patients. In this role, she managed critically ill patients with cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, hemodynamic, and pulmonary complications.
Priscilla’s desire for continued professional growth led her to complete the Family Nurse Practitioner program at St. John Fisher College in 2020, graduating with high honors. After completing her Master’s program, she briefly continued her nursing career, working as a travel nurse for local Rochester hospitals to aid in the relief of the COVID pandemic. In 2021, Priscilla left the bedside to follow her life-long dream to work at Q the Medical Spa as a Nurse Practitioner.
Medical aesthetics have always been a passion of hers. She is dedicated to helping her patients feel their best while ensuring they feel safe, respected, and valued. Priscilla believes that, “feeling good about the way you look plays a vital role in self-esteem and confidence.” Her clinical expertise and her unwavering commitment to providing quality patient care have set her up to create life-changing experiences for patients at our facility.
Master of Science in Nursing with High Honors, August 2020
The College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport, NY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 2017
Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, December 2015
Licensure & Certifications:
NYS Registered Professional Nurse (#711616)
Family Nurse Practitioner, NYS Dept. of Education (#346772)
Jennifer Martindale graduated from the Rochester School of Practical Nursing in 1993 as an LPN and has worked in several different capacities including skilled nursing and community health. She attended the Continental School of Beauty in 2000 and studied aesthetics, after which she joined the team at Q Medical Spa in 2001. Here she has been able to combine her medical experience with aesthetic training as a Licensed Esthetician and skin care specialist. She is experienced in pre/post-operative care and makeup application for surgical patients. She performs corrective skin care treatments such as Microdermabrasion and Vibradermabrasion. Jennifer is also proficient in advanced skin care treatments including Micro-needling and Photo-rejuvenation/IPL (Intense Pulse Light) therapy. Clients frequently request Jennifer for her extensive experience and commitment to providing superior results for them. With health and wellness as a passion, Jennifer is continuing to further her nursing education.
Laurie LaFave is a Licensed Practical Nurse who came to Q the Medical Spa with more than 20 years of OB/GYN nursing experience. She received training in Laser Hair Removal from the Laser Center in Washington, DC, and has been working as a laser clinician since 1999. She has trained with several plastic surgeons in the Rochester and Syracuse areas. Laurie’s been performing IPL/Photorejuvenation treatments since 2006. She received her license in waxing from the Continental School of Beauty in 2008. Her vast experience and professional, calm demeanor put her clients at ease.
Nicole Barone, RN, BSN, LE earned her NYS Esthetics License in 2009. She received her esthetician training at Continental School of Beauty and spent the last decade providing skin care treatments and guest services at Spa Elan at Woodcliff. The experience she gained at this upscale destination spa prepared her well for her ultimate goal of starting a career specializing in medical aesthetic nursing.
Nicole achieved her Associates Degree at Monroe Community College in 2013 and continued on to gain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from St. John Fisher College in 2015. Obtaining nursing experience as a medical-surgical nurse at a local hospital along with her extensive experience as a licensed esthetician made her a perfect fit for the team at Q Med Spa.
As a member of Q Med Spa, “Nikki” specializes in injection services using Botox® and Dermal Fillers, corrective skin care treatments including medical grade peels, microdermabrasion, vibradermabrasion, and product coaching, as well as pampering facials and laser hair removal treatments. Her enthusiasm for assisting clients in reaching their skin care goals is contagious. Nikki prides herself on high quality patient care in a calm and relaxed environment. Her favorite quote to live by is, “Be the best version of you.”
Tori Grasta, RN, BSN graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. After college, she spent time doing missionary work in Guatemala where she worked in an orphanage giving emotional and clinical support to children without families. This inspired her to return to her hometown of Rochester, NY to pursue a career in nursing, where she obtained her BSN from University of Rochester’s Accelerated Nursing Program.
Her background includes working in Cardiovascular Surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital. Most recently, she has been a Perianesthesia RN at Sawgrass Surgical Center where she cared for patients undergoing Orthopedic, ENT, Dental, Vascular, and general surgeries. She is also currently certified in ACLS and PEARS. Through her experience aiding patients in their treatments, surgical interventions, and recovery, Tori has developed a very strong desire to help people become the best version of themselves. This led her to join Q the Medical Spa in 2020 where she has been locally and nationally certified in Laser Hair Removal, Botox Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers.
Her bubbly personality and calming nature helps patients feel comfortable and allows them to have a truly enjoyable experience. Tori’s love for health and wellness in her personal life has strongly influenced her work. She believes that “when you take the time to replenish your mind, body, and spirit, it allows you to serve others. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
Geena Lawatsch, RN, BSN graduated from Niagara University in 2017, after which she spent two years working with adults in a Medical ICU at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and holds a CCRN certification. From there, she went on to work for Golisano Children’s Hospital in the Level 4 Neonatal ICU. Her patient population included extremely premature babies, those with breathing problems, serious infections and many others. In May of 2020, she left the NICU for 6 weeks to care for critical COVID-19 infected patients in the ICU. Each of these experiences were both rewarding and challenging.
Impacting others’ lives and creating relationships are the main elements of Geena’s career. Her technical and detailed work is what brought her into the aesthetic world today, where she joined Q the Medical Spa in 2020. She is certified in Botox Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, and several Lutronic Laser treatments.
Geena believes in truly understanding the human condition. By practicing yoga for over 10 years, she has learned that strengthening your inner spirit brings youth, peace, and wellness into your daily life. She has always believed that, “helping patients in their most vulnerable moments is a privilege.”
Rachel Marino, RN began her career working at Sephora for five years, which kickstarted her love for cosmetics and beauty. After graduating from the Continental School of Beauty, she worked as an Esthetician for ten years in high volume and prestigious spas, including Equinox and alongside celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas.
Working in esthetics and at dermatology offices sparked her interest in learning more about medicine and cosmetic enhancement. She attended nursing school at Borough of Manhattan Community College and graduated in 2019, after which she worked at Bellevue Health and Hospital in the medical ICU and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a level 4 unit. After living in New York City with her husband for eight years, she recently moved back to Rochester, where she grew up, to be closer to family.
Rachel always knew she loved to help people and believes that each person wants to feel confident and beautiful in their own way. Helping people achieve that, coupled with her interest in cosmetics, led her to join Q the Medical Spa in 2021.
A believer in physical health and the impact it has on overall wellness, Rachel loves to work out and eat healthy, habits which were influenced by her mom. Not only does taking care of herself help her feel her best, she’s found it’s a great way to de-stress and recommends it for a balanced life.
Alyssa Wing is a Licensed Practical Nurse who graduated from Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing in 2018.
Immediately after graduation, she worked in an outpatient OB/GYN office for a couple of years where she enjoyed working closely with women. While building relationships with each and every one of the patients, she learned how important it is for someone to be confident and comfortable in their own skin and body. She herself has a love for overall health and wellness, and this guided her to begin her journey at Q Med Spa in 2021.
Alyssa is extremely passionate about helping others. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she volunteered to work at Unity Hospital to help on a full COVID unit. She was able to contribute and help individuals at some of the most vulnerable moments of their lives. There is nothing more rewarding to her than helping others and putting a smile on their face. Alyssa’s kind and energetic personality makes her patients feel at ease with her.
Our Licensed Aesthetics Staff
Karen studied at the Continental School of Beauty earning her esthetics license in 2011. She joined Q the Medical Spa in 2012. Karen specializes in Customized Corrective Peels, CoolSculpting®, Vibradermabrasion, Microdermabrasion, Pampering Facials, Spa Treatments, and Make-up Application. She has training and certifications from PCA, Avene, Glytone, Obagi, Allergan’s CoolSculpting University, and Jane Iredale.
Her previous work experience has been in many areas of the beauty industry, including corporately in New York City where she assisted with the selection of make-up colors, naming retail products and preparing product photo shoots.
Locally, her experience has been in retail management, event planning for a non-profit organization and product sales exclusive to salons. Her 23 years of experience in customer service, sales and retail management has given her the necessary training and skills to provide our customers with the ultimate “spa-ful” experience.
Nicole has been with Q the Medical Spa since 2011 and studied Fashion Merchandising and Buying at Monroe Community College. Her career began in the Wedding Industry where she consulted on bridal attire along with orchestrating seasonal fashion shows and photo shoots. Working with women on one of the most significant days of their lives has taught Nicole just how important beauty can be for each individual; inspiring her passion for skin care. With a newly acquired esthetic license in 2018 along with advanced training in CoolSculpting at Allergan’s CoolSculpting University, Nicole is dedicated to creating a personal and hands-on “Spa-ful” experience here at Q the Medical Spa for each and every patient. She believes that beauty is a complete package: mind, body, and soul.
Our Makeup Artist
Kelly is a Licensed Cosmetologist. She has received her Master Make-up Certifications in Camouflage and Special Events Applications through Jane Iredale Cosmetics. Kelly joined Q the Medical Spa in 2004. Prior to working here she managed several businesses and was a Sales Coordinator for an upscale banquet establishment. During that time, she was able to train and work in some of Rochester’s finest hair studios. Kelly has a passion for making people feel good about themselves and a need to interact with the public. Her biggest achievements are her two daughters and a little dog, who are constantly teaching her what life is really about. A quote that she lives by is, “One day you will just be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.”
Our Spa Coordinators
Coming from Buffalo with a passion for skincare, Emily joined Q the Medical Spa at Lindsay House in October of 2020 as a Spa Coordinator. She loves helping people look and feel beautiful in their own skin, which prompted her to attend The Salon Professional Academy of Buffalo for Esthetics, where she graduated in July 2019 and received her Esthetics license in November 2019. After gaining prestige product knowledge and experience in a salon setting at Ulta Beauty and Cosmetics, she decided to move to Rochester.
Emily started working at an upscale day spa as a Spa Coordinator in October of 2019, where she learned about the variety of different services and retail products available, as well as the importance of exceptional customer service. Developing a well-rounded background in cash management and talents in spa treatment explanation and appointment setting, Emily made her way to Q Med Spa. Her previous roles and education have strengthened her abilities in organization, customer service, and leadership, as well as a focused attention to detail and high accuracy. Her outgoing, positive attitude and drive to expand her knowledge with medical spa treatments makes her a perfect fit for Q Med Spa!
MichelleMichelle joined Q the Medical Spa in August 2021 as a Spa Coordinator. She has an AAS Degree in Audiovisual Technology from Monroe Community College and also studied Fashion Merchandising and Modeling at BOCES, during which she was able to tour the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She began her career in the healthcare field at Rochester Regional Hospital in 2011 triaging phone calls in the primary care department, and moved up to a medical secretary role in the field of cardiology. During her time in this position, she was able to focus on providing great customer service to not only the patients, but their families as well, and often helped to manage the office by helping assist other employees with tasks and issues.
Michelle’s love of helping others and meeting new people is apparent in all of her interactions. She often looks for ways to boost morale and loves making her workplace fun and upbeat. Her friendly and outgoing personality is just one of the many talents that she brings to Q Med Spa. Her favorite quote is, “every day is a gift,” and she exemplifies this by ensuring each client’s day is uplifted.