Meet our team

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Charis Wipfler, APRN-FNP, BC

Owner/Operator, Main Injector

A graduate of Sacred Heart University, Charis is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner of Family Practice and Aesthetics. She served many years as an emergency nurse at Bristol Hospital and Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut. Charis left nursing after 13 years to pursue her love of aesthetic medicine on a full time basis. She created Grace Medical Aesthetics—a concierge home visit medical aesthetics practice, in April of 2012. Since then, Grace has evolved into a successful anti-aging medical practice with locations in Southbury, CT and Manhattan. She is one of the highest utilizers of Galderma products in the country. (Dysport, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra).

Before branching out as an independent practitioner, she received extensive training in Medical Aesthetics through Allergen, Medicis, and Merz pharmaceuticals. She is certified in basic and advanced techniques by Aesthetic Advancements, Duet, and PALLETTE Resources. Charis has also had the unique opportunity to pursue double intern-ships in both dermatology with Dr. William Notaro of Danbury, and a comprehensive Aesthetic and Laser training internship with Dr Jeffrey Lafrance of Lafrance Medical Aesthetics of Bristol, CT. Resources. 

She has been able to incorporate her skill set and love for teaching and is a regional trainer for Galderma for the products of Dysport and Restylane Silk and Lyft. She is also a regional trainer for Dermasculpt cannula and Cosmopen Microneedling System for Cosmofrance, Inc.

Medical Aesthetics is not cookie-cutter treatment – Charis does not treat it as such. Each face is different and has unique characteristics that make it interesting, beautiful, and most importantly – you! Charis will help you achieve and maintain the look that you desire while enhancing your best features and turning back the clock. She offers a non-intimidating, comprehensive approach to beauty and non-surgical facial rejuvenation while maintaining an aesthetic eye for your intrinsic beauty. Subtle and Natural are two of the tenets that Charis practices by; feel at ease that you will be a younger and more refreshed version of you!

BEHIND THE SCENES

Robyn (Jennifer) Calitri, RN-BSN

Office Manager, Head Nurse

We are excited to announce that Robyn has joined Grace Medical Aesthetics as a full time team member as our Full Time Nurse and Office Manager! She is trained in Laser Hair Removal, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for photodamage, 1540 Fractionated Laser, MedLite C6 Laser, Botox/Dysport, as well as micro-needling facials and medical grade chemical peels. She is welcoming new injectible clientele.

Robyn is a firecracker of energy and is determined to make your experience at Grace delightful. She prides herself on creating a friendly, efficient, and safe work environment for her and her staff. When she isn’t at Grace, she finds herself working part time nights at Danbury Hospital Emergency Department. In her free time, Robyn (AKA Jen) is busy with her two sons, husband, and dog – Patch.

Robyn may be contacted at robynatgracemed@gmail.com

Jennifer Berardi

Social Media & Marketing Director

Jennifer brings a new, youthful energy to the Grace and with that lots of ideas! We are pleased to have Jen represent Grace on the social media and advertising front. She strives to keep the Grace social media inviting and personal. If you haven’t yet, check out the Grace Instagram (@gracemedicalaesthetics), Grace Medical Aesthetics Facebook, Youtube channel, and Snapchat (gracemedical) to see how Jen spends her time! Her favorite days at Grace are when there are exciting procedures to film, edit, and share with the world.

For any marketing, advertising, social media, or press requests, please contact Jen at jenniferatgrace@gmail.com.

Debbie Kugler

Administrative Manager

After a few years as our head Administrative Assistant, Debbie has taken on a managerial role for all things administrative. She joined the Grace team in 2013 with a wealth of customer service experience. Currently, Debbie is a wife and a mother of three. In her previous life, Debbie was a 3rd grade bilingual teacher and speaks fluent Spanish. Habla con fluidez el espanol.

Contact Debbie via debatgrace@gmail.com for any questions regarding appointments or billing.

Kim Petrino

Administrative Assistant

Kim brightens up our front desk with her infectious giggle and beaming smile! When you call or text Grace, you are likely to be greeted by Kim’s bubbling personality and competency of all services offered. She joins us with years of experience behind the front desk of both medical and aesthetic offices. We are so lucky to have her on the team!

Outside of Grace, Kim enjoys her time with her beautiful daughter, Lucia, and two rambunctious puppies!

MEDICAL STAFF

Heather Tomchik, PA-C

Injector

Heather graduated summa cum laude from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. She was then accepted to the Yale University Physician Associate program and graduated with honors obtaining her master’s degree in medical science.

She has been certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants since 2005.

Heather has worked as a physician assistant for over 11 years and was excited to parlay her love of artistry, symmetry, and attention to detail into full time work as a physician assistant in plastic surgery starting in 2011.

She has done advanced training in aesthetic injectables with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as an affiliate member. She has traveled to Miami, Boston, and Chicago to attend educational courses in injectables and help refine her techniques.

You’ll find Heather to be warm and open. Her goal is to enhance your natural beauty so you look rejuvenated and fresh and never “done”.

Krista Stryjewski, RN-MSN

Laser & Skincare Nurse

Krista Stryjewski has been a registered nurse for over 5 years specializing in emergency nursing. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Saint Joseph’s in 2010 and went on to complete her master’s degree in nursing education from Sacred Heart University in 2013. She is currently continuing her education in the doctorate of nursing practice program at the University of Saint Joseph.

Krista has always enjoyed skin care and medical aesthetics. She has a passion for teaching and will explain all areas of your customized treatment plan. She is fully trained in Laser Hair Removal, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), 1540 Fractionated Laser, and the MedLite C6 laser for tattoo removal and 1064 Collagenesis facials. Krista is now accepting injectable clientele, as she has been trained in the uses of Dysport. She is knowledgeable and successful at evaluating client tolerance and achieving goals. Krista’s personal goal is to make each client feel comfortable and satisfied with each treatment. Krista is also an advocate for cryotherapy, as she has experienced relief of a chronic condition firsthand.

Krista enjoys her active lifestyle that includes CrossFit, traveling, and most of all, hiking with her pup Adley.

Lauren White, RN-BSN

Laser Nurse

Lauren joins us with over 10 years of Nursing Experience. Lauren’s multi-faceted experience involves time spent in Intensive Care, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology. Lauren was looking for something to further enrich her nursing experience when she joined Grace Medical Aesthetics.

Lauren quickly learned that she loved the field of Aesthetic Nursing. She is trained in Laser Hair Removal, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for photodamage, Fraxel Skin Resurfacing, Botox/Dysport/Dermal Fill- ers as well as micro-needling facials and medical grade chemical peels. Lauren spends most Fridays with us at Grace. She is welcoming new injectible clientele.

Lauren takes great pride in ensuring each client feels comfortable during his/her visit, while always providing safe and effective treatment. When she isn’t working at Grace Medical Aesthetics or Yale, Lauren enjoys life with her wonderful husband and toddler son in Orange, Ct.

Jackie Somoskey, RN-BSN

Laser & Skincare Nurse

Jackie earned her BSN from Western Connecticut State University and joined Danbury Hospital ten years ago as an Emergency Department Nurse.

Her experience and strong attention to detail makes her a great addition to the Grace team! She is trained in Laser Hair Removal, Intense Pulse Light (IPL), 1540 Fractionated Laser, Tattoo Removal, 1064 Collagenesis Facial, Microneedling, and chemical peels. She has also begun accepting injectable clientele, as she has been trained in Dysport. Jackie takes good care of each of her clients making sure each individual feels comfortable, confident, and pampered. She welcomes any questions and spends time getting to know you. Jackie’s commitment shows in her dedication to learning the most current information in Aesthetic Nursing.

When she’s not at Grace Medical, Jackie is a local resident of Middlebury, CT with her husband, Corey, three children, and two pups!

Christina Drelichowski, RN-BSN

Laser Nurse

Christina is an experienced Emergency Department Nurse who earned her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Western Connecticut State University. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree at Sacred Heart University, in their Family Nurse Practitioner program. Christina is trained in Laser Hair Removal, Ultherapy, Microneedling, IPL, Fraxel And Coolsculpt. Moving away from the fast- paced environment of the ER, Christina enjoys spending time getting to know her clients and making them look and feel great.

Jessie Madormo, RN-BSN

Laser Nurse

Jessie has been a registered nurse for six years in the Emergency Department at Waterbury Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in Nursing at Quinnipiac University in 2011. She is currently pursuing her master’s degrees for APRN specializing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Sacred Heart University and will be graduating in 2018. She loves the dermatology and aesthetics fields and hopes to advance her career in those.
 
She is trained in laser hair removal, microneedling, and ultherapy. Her welcoming smile will make you feel at ease. Jessie loves getting to know her clients and making them feel relaxed and comfortable.

 

Mark Wipfler, FACEP

Age Management Consultant

Dr. Wipfler is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician at Danbury Hospital as well as an Certified Age Management Physician trained by Cenegenics.

After 25 years in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Wipfler found that a sharp decline in health and increase chronic disease were pervasive in his baby-boomer population and was often asked how one could age with more vitality. Age management medicine became a passion of Dr. Wipfler’s and he is happy to announce that he will be offering these services at Grace Medical Aesthetics.

If you are interested in Age Management Medicine, you can contact Dr. Wipfler _here_.

AESTHETICIANS & TECHS

Kayleigh Roy

Aesthetician

Kayleigh is a licensed Aesthetician and professional makeup artist. She joins the Grace team with an excitement for making clients feel and look their best! Kayleigh attended the Makeup Designory in NYC and The Institute of Aesthetics, Arts, and Sciences. She enjoys connecting with her clients during their chemical peel, microdermabrasion, lash lift & tint, or spray tan appointments. She is a published makeup artist from her freelancing days; her most notable work can be seen in NY Fashion Week, American Apparel, and AG Jeans.

In her spare time, Kayleigh enjoys hiking and spending time with her chiweenie Butters!

Jessica McSaveny

Aesthetician & Coolsculpting Technician

Jessica is a licensed Aesthetician.  She joins Grace Medical with a wealth of knowledge in the aesthetics world thanks to her experience in dermatology offices, plastic surgeon offices, and medspas!  She received a Bachelor of Science Degree at Western Connecticut State University in Communications and felt like she wanted to do more with her career. Jessica has a pleasant personality with a proven track record of practicing safe, effective, and hygienic aesthetics. She believes everyone deserves to be the best version of themselves!

Jessica is trained in Coolsculpting, chemical peels, lash lift & tints, and microdermabrasion. She takes pride in her knowledge of all things skin and enjoys customizing product regimens and treatment plans for clients.

When not at Grace, Jessica spends her time with her husband and boxer mix, Jax!

Kevin Calitri, EMT

Cryotherapy Technician

Kevin comes to us from Hartford Healthcare with enthusiasm and a big smile. When you treat yourself to cryotherapy, Kev will be at your side making you feel comfortable and at ease. Its a family affair here at Grace, as he joins his wife Robyn and we welcome him with open arms to the Grace Team!