MEET OUR TEAM
Our mission is to improve patients’ lives by helping them gain confidence in the way they look and feel. Our nurturing and professional approach to your treatment combines cutting-edge science and pampering, in a warm and inviting environment.
Newtown MediSpa is where the world of beauty meets advanced medical technology to provide you with a higher level of care. Located in Newtown and Fairfield Connecticut, our soothing spa setting allows you to relax while our expert staff supports you in making the kind of beauty decisions that will also be healthy decisions.
Specializing in aesthetic medicine, body contouring, weight loss, skincare, and spa services, we strive to provide our patients with superior medical artistry. Under the care of Dr. David J. Hendricks and Debra Sullivan PA-C, you will receive a complimentary consultation where an individualized comprehensive treatment plan will be developed to meet your unique needs.
Dr. David Hendricks, M.D., F.A.C.E.P
Dr. Hendricks is the Medical Director of Newtown MediSpa and the Medical Staff President at Griffin Hospital. Practicing since 2000, he is dual board-certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Hendricks enjoys spending time with his family and friends on the golf course.
Debra Sullivan, PA-C
Owner, Master Injector, Allergan Medical Institute Trainer
Debra is a Nationally Board Certified and accredited Physician Assistant with an elite additional surgical residency and certification in surgery. Practicing for over 25+ years in the medical field, including Women’s health care, Emergency Medicine, and Aesthetic Medicine. She is an Allergan Medical Institute Faculty Member, one of two practitioners in Connecticut to hold that distinction. Debra travels throughout New England and New York City to educate Physicians, APRNs, PAs, and RN’s on the proper technique and artistry of facial aesthetics using Botox, Juvederm, and Kybella. She is also a clinical educator for five different universities, teaching medical students how to perform procedural skills such as the fine arts of injections. Her extensive experience is recognized through the perfection and refinement of her aesthetic skills. In 2012, Debra decided to open Newtown MediSpa, an innovative, luxurious but very welcoming space that encourages everyone who walks in the door to feel like family and leave feeling their best! Her empathy, vision and “Medical Artistry” is what allows her to stand out in this industry. Her hard work and dedication to service have helped Newtown MediSpa become one of the fastest-growing Medical Spa's in Connecticut. She has selected a strong and talented team of women that say she is the “best boss” even though she highly dislikes being called the “boss”. Once you meet Deb and her team, you’ll feel our positive energy and passion for making you feel comfortable and your concerns heard. In January 2023, Deb and her team were recognized as the #1 Botox, Juvederm, and Coolsculpting practice (based on the Newtown location volume) in Connecticut, and Top 150 nationally. In 2019 and 2018, NMS was awarded the distinguished MyFaceMyBody Aesthetic Practice of the Year award. Debra also was voted on the Top 100 Best Aesthetic Injectors list and named to Realself’s Top 25 Most Loved Injector list. Her compassion and artistry are complemented by her elite training with some of the world’s leading injectors. Debra is a Newtown resident, is a mother of three girls and enjoys gardening, Crossfit, traveling, karaoke, and spending time with her family. She is an animal lover and has two German Shepherds, Luna and Buddy, and a Cavapoo named Goose.
Laurie Mc Anaspie, PA-C
Clinical Director, Master Injector
Laurie is a certified Physician Assistant with over 20 years of experience, who graduated as class valedictorian with her master’s degree from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She preceded her PA education with a BS in Biology and minor in French from North Carolina State University. Laurie spent 17 years practicing Family Medicine prior to moving into aesthetics. She likes to say she transitioned from caring for patients from the “inside out” to caring for patients from the “outside in”. Laurie is our Clinical Director and the lead for staff training and certifications. In addition her role includes performing multiple procedures as a certified Master Injector, IPL/CO2 Laser and Laser Hair Removal Specialist, and RF Microneedling expert. Laurie is just as passionate about teaching as she is about learning, and has enjoyed the opportunity to mentor several PA students each year during their clinical rotations. Outside of work, Laurie enjoys quality time with her husband, her two sons, and their adorable pup, Tank. She enjoys listening to music of all genres, and you might occasionally find her sitting at her piano. She is a regular at CrossFit and is passionate about exercising and eating healthy, which she finds very helpful when supporting and advising patients in our weight loss program. Laurie always aims to thoroughly educate and inform her patients. She feels what we really do in the aesthetic realm is guide patients to find and embrace the best and healthiest version of themselves. One of the most popular phrases you will hear from Laurie and her associates is “this is a marathon, not a sprint”! She looks forward to teaming up on a unique journey with you. Favorite treatment to receive: Botox Favorite Skincare product: Obagi’s C-Clarifying Serum Favorite Color: Green Favorite Movie: Three Amigos and Jurassic Park Favorite Song: Times Like These by FooFighters Favorite thing to do: Sleep in
Tiffany Rydz, APRN, FNP-BC
Coolsculpting Clinical Director, Master Injector, Coolsculpting Master
Tiffany received her BS in Nursing from Sacred Heart University and in the Fall of 2021, graduated summa cum laude (high honors with distinction) with her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She also holds a BS in Biology from the University of New Haven and has been professionally trained and certified in Coolsculpting, Laser Hair Removal, Vivace Microneedling, Botox, and Dermal Filler treatments. Tiffany is an avid Crossfitter and loves to travel, spend time with her family, husband, son, and her doodles. She loves to help others to achieve their desired aesthetic look and to help them to look and feel their best.
Jacqueline Kling, BSN, RN
Master Injector, Coolsculpting Master, Laser Specialist
Jacqui has been with Newtown MediSpa since 2016 and is a masters certified aesthetic nurse injector. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from James Madison University, but also has experience in medical-surgical and pediatric care. Her focus is on the importance of patient education and overall skin health. Jacqui strongly believes confidence is vital to being one’s beautiful self and wants to help her patients’ shine and be their most confident in their own skin. Her constant goal is to familiarize herself with the latest advancements in the industry so that her patients’ are continually educated with the latest techniques available. With her advanced knowledge and extensive training in injectables, she offers in-depth treatments for the ongoing health and wellness of your skin, with natural-looking results. She specializes in Botox, Dysport, and Dermal Fillers as well as the industry’s latest Resurfacing Facial Treatments with RF Microneedling, Laser C02, and IPL. Jacqui is a busy Mom to three beautiful children and enjoys spending time with her family. She believes in living a healthy lifestyle, loves CrossFit and you will see her dancing and singing in and out of the office. Favorite treatment to receive: Lash Lift & Tint Favorite Skincare product: One pump of everything (LOL) + Alastin’s Skin Nectar Favorite Color: Teal Favorite Movie: Princess Bride Favorite Song: Vivir MiVida by Marc Anthony Favorite thing to do: Exercise
Lisa Sanzo, BSN, RN
Injector, Laser Specialist
Lisa has been with Newtown MediSpa since 2017. She has furthered her education in aesthetics and has obtained multiple certifications for Botox, Laser Hair Removal, RF Microneedling, Sclerotherapy, IV therapy, and our latest skin resurfacing treatment, CoolPeel. Regardless of the service, Lisa believes that each treatment should be unique to her patients and customizes each treatment to meet their needs. She has over 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and received her degree in Nursing from St. Vincent School of Nursing and BSN from Sacred Heart University. Outside of work, Lisa loves spending time with her family, and also like to cook, travel and working out. Favorite treatment to receive: Botox Favorite Skincare product: ZO SkinHealth’s Growth Serum Favorite Color: Pink (which she rocks) Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing Favorite Song: We Just Disagree by Dave Mason Favorite thing to do: Shop
Katie Kajtor, BSN, RN
Master Injector, CoolSculpting Master, Laser Specialist
Katie has a bachelor of science in nursing, with prior experience in pediatric critical care, and is currently attending Sacred Heart University working towards her Family Nurse Practitioner Masters degree. With Katie’s advanced knowledge in medical-grade skincare and extensive training in injectables, she offers in-depth treatments for the ongoing health and wellness of your skin. She has an artistic approach to treating each patient with attention and detail, and is passionate or helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals while maintaining a natural look. Katie specializes in Botox, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, and Coolsculpting, as well as the industry’s latest Resurfacing Facial Treatments using C02 Laser, Microneedling and IPL. When not busy working with her fabulous patients, she enjoys spending quality time with husband, son and kitties, and loves being outdoors. Favorite treatment to receive: Dermal Filler Favorite Skincare product: Obagi’s 15% Professional C Serum Favorite Color: Medispa blue Favorite Movie: Armageddon Favorite Song: Space Oddity by David Bowie Favorite thing to do: Just relax
Angela Sullivan, BSN, RN
Injector, CoolSculpting Master, Laser Specialist
Angela graduated Summa Cum Laude (honors with distinction) from the accelerated program at Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing in 2016 and began her nursing career at the Connecticut Burn Center. She also has experience in both intensive care and post-anesthesia care. Anglea is passionate about helping her patients transform their skin, creating a healthy, youthful glow. She specializes in Botox, Dysport, the latest skin Rejuvenation Treatments, Laser Hair Removal, and Coolsculpting. Angela is a mom to two beautiful little boys and two fur babies. In her spare time, she enjoys some family time, reading, and going for outdoor runs.
Bianca Kaluta, BSN, RN
Injector, Laser Specialist
Bianca received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Quinnipiac University in 2019. Bianca comes to us with several years of emergency department experience and is currently working towards completing her Master’s in Education from Sacred Heart University. Bianca is passionate about making her patients feel comfortable in their own skin and regaining confidence. Bianca specializes in Laser Hair Removal. In her free time, Bianca loves to travel, hike and spend time with her friends and family.
April Roche, BSN, RN
Injector, Laser Specialist
April attained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Sacred Heart University in 2011. With a robust background, she dedicated over 8 years to the Intensive Care unit at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and 3 years in the Cardiac Catheterization lab. Her resilience during the pandemic and embracing motherhood inspired her to seek equilibrium between family and career. Driven by a long-standing passion for aesthetics, April transitioned to Newtown Medispa, undergoing extensive hands-on and didactic training in Injectables, Laser Hair Removal, Coolsculpting, Virtue RF, and C02 CoolPeel Laser Resurfacing. Beyond her professional pursuits, April treasures family moments, beach outings, and fitness activities. Her mission is to empower patients, fostering inner and outer well-being through personalized aesthetics care.
CoolSculpting Master and Hydrafacial Specialist
Dina has been an integral part of the Newtown MediSpa team since 2018, serving in various roles throughout the practice. She is a masters trained Coolsculpting specialist and is passionate about helping others achieve their body goals and regain their confidence. She is also a certified Hydrafacial specialist and helps her patients’ manage their weight loss progress and goals. Dina also believes in great skincare, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and is dedicated to helping people look and feel their best. Outside of the office, you’ll find her teaching fitness classes, walking her dogs, and enjoying quality time with her family and friends. Favorite treatment to receive: Dermal Filler Favorite Skincare product: Elta’s Tinted Sunscreen Favorite Color: Black Favorite Movie: Elf Favorite Song: Everyday by Dave Matthews Favorite thing to do: Be in the salt water
Microblading Specialist, Aesthetician, and Hydrafacial Specialist
Lacie has been providing micro-pigmentation services in the Connecticut area for the last five years. She attended the Marinello School of Beauty and Flirt & Flutter Brow Academy. She is passionate about beauty and is a true artist and is known for creating beautiful, natural brows and lashes for her clients. Lacie has given over 3,000 men and women their dream brows. A licensed tattoo artist for semi-permanent make up, and a certified aesthetician performing customized facials, peels, lash lifts and tints, eyebrow tints, and waxing services. In her free time, it's all about family and her farm. She has a special love for animals and enjoys spending time out in the warm weather and sunshine.
Aesthetician and Hydrafacial Specialist
Hannah is a licensed aesthetician in New York and Connecticut, and attended Capri Cosmetology in New York and received her bachelor's degree in Digital Interactive Media Arts from Western Connecticut State University. She has had extensive training and obtained certifications in skin care treatments such as RF Microneedling, medical grade chemical peels, facial rejuvenation, Hydrafacials, and helps patients’ manage their weight loss progress and goals. Hannah prides herself on making every patient in the treatment room feel comfortable. She truly enjoys helping her clients achieve skin health goals through consistent facial treatments and product knowledge. She is devoted to helping her patients achieve the best possible results through effective treatments customized specifically for them. Her ultimate goal is to provide long-term results for all skin care concerns. In her spare time she loves to read, hike and spend time with her family and kitties. Favorite treatment to receive: Mesotherapy Favorite Skincare product: SkinMedica AHA/BHA Cleanser Favorite Color: Green Favorite Movie: Top Gun Maverick Favorite Song: Hold my Hand by Lady Gaga Favorite thing to do: Reading & hiking
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