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, skin care 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 – Medical Director
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 – Owner + Medical Director + Master Injector
Debra is a Nationally Board Certified and accredited Physician Assistant with an elite additional surgical residency and certification in surgery. Practicing for over 20 years in the medical field, including Women’s health care & Emergency Medicine, Debra Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine.
She is a Faculty Member of the Allergan Medical Institute, and only 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.
In 2019 and 2018, NMS was awarded the distinguished MyFaceMyBody Aesthetic Practice of the Year award. Debra also was voted to 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.
In 2012, Debra decided to open Newtown MediSpa offering a new concept in wellness that combines beauty, science, and pampering. She is passionate about helping you look and feel your very best. Her hard work and dedication to service have helped Newtown MediSpa become one of the fastest-growing Medical Spa's in Connecticut. She enjoys educating clients about their skin and recommending personalized products and treatments.
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.
Debra is a Newtown resident, is a mother of three girls and enjoys gardening, Crossfit and spending time with her family. She is an animal lover and has two German Shepherds, Luna and Buddy.
Laurie Mc Anaspie, PA – Injector + Laser Specialist
Laurie is a certified family medicine physician assistant with over 17 years of experience, who received her master’s degree from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Prior to receiving her degree, she joined AmeriCorps, which inspired her to get her EMT Certification and then attend physician assistant school.
Throughout her tenure as a Physician’s Assistant, Laurie decided to pursue a career in the aesthetics industry and has now become part of our team of experts. She is dedicated to helping her clients meet their desired skincare and anti-aging goals and is extremely passionate about her role at Newtown MediSpa.
Laurie is certified to perform Botox and Dermal Filler injections, IPL and Laser Hair Removal treatments, Vivace Microneedling. Outside of work, Laurie enjoys quality time with her two boys, her husband, and their adorable pup Tank. She loves Crossfit and is passionate about exercising and eating healthy.
Tanya Mattison, RN – Injector + Laser Specialist
Tanya is passionate about helping patients reach their aesthetic goals and is also as one of our talented expert injectors of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®. She received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Maine Medical School in 2000 and is currently working towards her Nurse Practitioner license.
Tanya's artistic approach to facial aesthetics and her skill as an injector is one of the reasons so many patients return to Newtown MediSpa. A lover of medicine, health, and beauty, she has a passion for injectables and enjoys helping patients make positive changes to their appearance while maintaining a natural look.
Tanya has also been professionally trained and has extensive experience in Laser Hair Removal and Intense Pulse Light treatments.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two rescue dogs.
Jacqueline Kling, Registered Nurse, RN – Injector + Laser Specialist
Jacqui not only comes to us with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from James Madison University, but also has experience in medical-surgical and pediatric care. She specializes in Botox, Dysport, and Dermal Fillers as well as the industry’s latest Skin Rejuvenation treatments, Laser Hair Removal and Coolsculpting.
Jacqui is a busy Mommy with her young daughters and spending time with her family. She believes in a living healthy and staying fit by doing Crossfit. She also loves her English Bulldog Leo, and enjoys crafting, and singing in her spare time.
Sue Zagorski, RN – Injector + Laser Specialist
Sue has been with Newtown MediSpa since 2018 and specializes in Botox and Filler injections, Laser Hair Removal, Vivace Microneedling, and IPL treatments.
Sue has an eye for detail and patients love her calm and soothing demeanor. In her free time, you can find Sue taking lots of amazing pictures and playing with her adorable cats.
Tiffany Rydz, RN – Coolsculpting Technician + Injector + Laser Specialist
Tiffany received her BS in Nursing from Sacred Heart University and is currently working towards her Nurse Practitioner (NP) license. 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 and adorable Goldendoodle Nashville. She loves to help others to achieve their desired aesthetic look and to help them to look and feel their best.
Lisa Sanzo, RN – Injector + Laser Specialist
Lisa has been professionally trained and certified in Spider Vein Removal, Laser Hair Removal, Intense Pulse Light (IPL), and Botox treatments.
Lisa has been a practicing Registered Nurse since 1983 and received her degree in Nursing from St. Vincent School of Nursing. She has over 15 years in cardiology and has extensive experience in vein treatment.
She loves spending time cooking with her two sons .
Marisa Reinhardt, BSN, RN – Laser Specialist + CoolSculpting Technician
Marisa is a certified Registered Nurse who graduated from The University of Saint Joseph with her Bachelors in Nursing, and has been working as a Pediatric Nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital. During nursing school, she worked for in a plastic surgeons office and that’s where she caught the “aesthetics” bug, and is excited to join the NMS team.
“Since becoming a nurse I have fell in love with the feeling of making someone feel better on the inside. I am ready to make my patients feel better about themselves on the outside now too. Since I had my first job as a pizza counter girl at Westport Pizza when I was 15, I used my earnings towards skincare and cosmetics. I am so excited to blend my medical and cosmetic background together when treating my patients at Newtown Medical Spa.”
In her free time Marisa likes to be with my family, friends and boyfriend. She also enjoys going to spinning classes, shopping, and hanging out at Penfield beach in the summer, with SPF of course!
Krystal Lennon, LPN – Nurse Aesthetician + Dietitian
Krystal has been a part of our team since we opened in 2012. With 10+ years of experience in the aesthetics industry, she is passionate about helping her patients realize their aesthetic goals and specializes in corrective peels, skin care, facials, and works alongside our HCG weight loss patients.
She loves spending time with her adorable pups, shopping for great deals and helping others.
Valerie Hart, MA – Master Coolsculpting Technician
Valerie has lived in Newtown all her life and has worked for Newtown MediSpa since 2012. Her experience and knowledge in the industry helps to assist clients in choosing the perfect treatment based on their concerns.
Valerie has worn many hats but is our Coolsculpting Master Technician. She has received advanced Coolsculpting training from Coolsculpting University and has thousands of Coolsculpting treatments to date. She is our "Expert" on all things "Coolsculpting". Valerie recently completed additional CoolSculpting certification and is now a "Master" Coolscuplting technician.
When she's not at NMS, Valerie is busy with her kids and spending time with her family. A puppy mama to Princess Sassy Pants and Frankenstein, she is also a "Foster" mommy for dogs looking for their "Forever" home.
Lacie Membrino – Microblading Specialist + Aesthetician
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.
Meet our Office Staff and Client Coordinators