The Staff of Vive Aesthetics & Wellness
During college, Madison started working for Dr. Pinto as a Medical Assistant at his prior family medicine practice, Glendale Primary Care. In 2010, her work ethic & love for patient care set her up for success as she was promoted to the role of office manager. When Dr. Pinto opened Vive in 2012, there was no better person to fill the position as Practice Manager than Madison. Since then, she has been crucial to all the accomplishments & success Vive has achieved.
Madison is committed to the mission and vision of Vive. The hard work she has dedicated to the practice stems from Vive’s Core Values and always remembering to start with the “Why”. Madison goes above and beyond to implement new ways to improve the happiness and work environment for the staff without losing sight of our values. She believes patient satisfaction is key for success which ultimately starts with our staff. If our employees are happy, it trickles down to the patients, creating “The Vive Experience”. She is passionate about building a culture where everyone feels empowered, confident, and given the tools needed to inspire patients.
In her free time, Madison loves furthering her skills by taking courses and reading influential books about business & leadership. Madison also enjoys vacationing in South Carolina with her husband, Drew, her children Ellie & Graham and her Black Lab, Boomer.
Marketing and Development Assistant
Brianna joined Vive in early June 2019. She is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, where she also earned her MBA in 2018. With an interest in the healthcare industry and her diverse background, she has quickly adjusted to the many responsibilities she has been given.
Brianna works closely with the Practice Manager, Madison in implementing Marketing & Promotional strategies for the growth of the practice. She handles brand awareness through social media platforms and maintains Vive’s online presence with customers by organizing and developing content.
Megan joined Vive in early 2018 as an aesthetic injector and weight loss provider. Megan’s favorite part of working at Vive is building relationships with her patients and seeing their transformations and self-confidence shine. When it comes to injectables, trust and comfort is extremely important and that starts with the foundation of facial anatomy and understanding natural aging. Megan performs dermal fillers, injectables, laser treatments, and sees medical weight loss patients.
Megan received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia University and has a background in aesthetics and internal medicine
Follow Megan on Instagram: @beauty_by_meganb
Renee has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Rutgers University as well as her masters of health sciences in the Physician Assistant program at Drexel University. She had worked for ten years in Emergency Medicine before joining our team of providers at Vive in 2017. Renee received her PA Certificate of Advanced Education from the Obesity Medicine Association in 2020. She is passionate about our weight loss program & decided to advance her education as an ongoing commitment to her client’s health.
Her love of procedures has skillfully transferred into the aesthetic field. Renee wants everyone to fell their best, whether that is with a laser treatment, weight loss visit, or injectables. Renee welcomes the opportunity to form relationships with our clients and wants to be a positive influence for them all. Renee performs laser treatments, injectables & sees medical weight loss patients!
Follow Renee on Instagram: @reneepa_weighsin
Nurse Practitioner – Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Specialist
Julie joined Vive in 2017 and brings 23 years of experience to the practice. Julie is currently seeing patients for Aesthetics, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and weight loss. Julie enjoys the aesthetic aspect of her practice here at Vive as it allows her to come alongside patients and they see and enhance their own natural beauty. Julie is currently performing injectables, laser treatments, and tattoo removal.
BHRT is used to promote health and wellbeing through the transitional times of peri-menopause, menopause, and andropause. Julie started her own personal journey years ago with the onset of early menopause realizing the medical community lacked the knowledge and insight into this extremely challenging time. In 2019-2020, Julie obtained training in BHRT through the American Academy of Anti0Aging Medicine (A4M) in order to provide the needed services to our patients.
As a weight loss provider, she is very passionate about health and nutrition. Julie personally has celiac disease so she is a great resource for adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle. Her favorite thing about working with our patients at Vive is that through education and support she has the privilege of seeing people transition into who they always wanted to be.
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Danielle joined the staff in September of 2014 and is one of our longest employees to date here at Vive. Graduated from Rizzieri Aveda School in 2014, she has been with us her whole Medical Aesthetician Career. She is well known for her outgoing personality, but her time invested in learning and mastering many skin care treatments.
Danielle is Certified in Microneedling & also is a certified Hydrafacial specialist. Even on the other side of the cosmetic world, Danielle has been Professional Makeup Artist for seven years and has worked on many magazines, famous weddings, and photo shoots. Her skincare work has been published not only on Hydrafacials, Estiemax and Obagi Instagram pages, but her makeup has been published with RowHouse magazine, and many more.
With her extensive knowledge in skincare and the beauty world, she can cover all your basics needs to not only look beautiful but to feel beautiful. Taking care should be beneficial but also fun!
Follow Danielle on Instagram: @southphillyestie
After earning her degree in applied science, Alyssa’s passion for skin care steered her into the realm of medical aesthetics. In 2013, she graduated from Rizzieri Aveda School & started working at a dermatology practice as a medical aesthetician. Alyssa was first a patient here and was instantly attracted to our welcoming and friendly environment as well as all of our outstanding services we offer.
In 2017, Alyssa officially joined Vive and specializes in advanced aesthetic treatments such as microneedling, HydraFacials, chemical peels & more! She is also knowledgeable in skin care products and likes to stay up to date with trainings, making sure every patient obtains the best outcome and treatments for their skin. Along with providing expert skin care services, Alyssa does Body Contouring treatments including CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, ThermiSmooth, Forma, and ThermiVa. She graduated CoolSculpting University in 2017.
For her it is the most rewarding to be able to make others feel good. Beautiful skin and feeling confident is what Alyssa strives for!
Follow Alyssa on Instagram: @skincarebyamh
Jaime brings over 20 years of experience in skincare and aesthetics, as well as a true passion for making her patients feel beautiful and empowered. She graduated with a bachelors degree in business and quickly found that the accounting world was not where her heart wanted to be. She went back to school shortly thereafter to pursue a career in skin care and has been working in the industry ever since. She has worked in several resort spas and esthetic centers over the last 20 years , perfecting her craft and continuing to learn and grow in her field.
She became a licensed massage therapist to deepen her ability to connect with therapeutic and holistic aspects of her skin treatments. She believes that incorporating massage techniques into her facials is not only relaxing but extremely beneficial for the skin and the body as a whole.
Jaime is certified in Microneedling, Hydrafacial, Plasma Pen , Chemical Peels and more . She prides herself in her knowledge and experience with the skin , and how products , hormonal changes and lifestyle factors affect it . She considers herself not just an aesthetician performing services , but a resource and guide to patients pertaining to their skincare regime . She loves helping patients feel good about themselves through the achievement of their skin care goals.
Follow Jaime on Instagram: @njskinqueen
Patient Experience Coordinator
Emilio Diaz joined Vive in 2020 as our Front Desk Patient Experience Coordinator. After a decade of successfully managing luxury retail teams, his motto has become; strive to exceed expectations by offering unparalleled customer service. Emilio studied Interpersonal Communications at William Paterson University where he also worked as an administrative assistant in the office to the Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences. He is inspired by travel, romance languages and the beauty of selfcare.
Lauren first came to Vive as a patient and immediately knew that this is where she wanted to continue her career in the medical aesthetics field. She currently holds licensure as a massage therapist as well as a certificate in Administrative Assisting through Rutgers University. With her previous experience she gained while working for a dermatology group as a regional team lead and marketing manager, she was able to learn the ins and outs of the medical and aesthetic side of skincare that has helped prepare her for this incredible opportunity here at Vive.
Tonya is a 12-year veteran of the customer service industry. After being in a corporate retail setting, as an employee she felt she was just a number to the company. Missing the chance to make greater personal connections with customers led to this opportunity here with Vive. She now feels right at home and is known as the resident Jennifer Garner!!
Kayleigh comes to Vive with an extensive background in customer service. After attending Philadelphia University, she graduated with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and has worked with multiple top luxury brands, most recently including Nordstrom. Kayleigh is not only excited to bring her skills from her customer experience roll at Nordstrom to Vive but also continue her career in an industry she loves!
Angel Simpkins, CMA
Angel has been in the cosmetic/ beauty industry for a long time. She became a licensed cosmetologist, obtaining her license from the PB Cosmetology Education Center over 14 years ago. She has worked with some of the top hairstylists and makeup artists in the world and is a freelance artist along the east coast.
Angel is also a licensed Clinical Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist. She attended ASI Career Institute in 2011 and immediately jumped into her career, working for a local hospital system. She started her new path in medical aesthetics over 5 years ago and is very passionate about it. “It not only combines both of my careers but also the things that make me happy; Making people look good and feel good .”
Here at Vive, among other things, Angel assists in performing our PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatments and has taken it upon herself to educated herself as much as possible when it comes to hair restoration.
Angel is always available to answer questions and help with anything patients may need.
Jordana Stokes, CMA
Body Contouring Specialist & CCMA
Jordana began her career in the healthcare field immediately after high school, joining a dermatology practice that cultivated her devotion to helping others. During that time, Jordana attended college and completed a medical coding program, which then gave her full knowledge of a patient’s visit from beginning to end. Once she earned her certificate, she began working as a billing specialist. Realizing that this was not the path for her, she decided to take medical assistant courses and became certified. Working as a medical assistant provides her with the opportunity to do what she loves while engaging with patients and assisting with their care. In September of 2020, Jordana happily joined Vive Aesthetics and Wellness, achieving her goal to help patients again and taking full advantage of the opportunity to build a career that she truly enjoys.
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