Meet the Team at Vive Aesthetics & Wellness
SVP of Business Development
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.
Director of Operations
Emilio joined Vive in 2020 with over 10 years of client experience management where he demonstrated a strong commitment to patient-centered care and has a proven track record of developing and implementing successful programs in wellness centers, clinics, and long-term care facilities. As Patient Experience Director, Emilio, is responsible for leading and implementing strategies to enhance patient satisfaction, improve quality of care, and increase operational efficiency.
In addition to his professional experience, Emilio studied Interpersonal Communications at William Paterson University. He is a skilled communicator and collaborator, with a talent for building strong relationships with patients and healthcare providers. He is passionately dedicated to ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality of care possible. Emilio is a results-driven leader who is committed to exceeding patient expectations. He is excited about the opportunity to make a positive impact on the aesthetics and wellness industry and is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the patient experience.
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, and laser treatments.
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!
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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 as they see and enhance their own natural beauty. Julie is currently performing neuromodulators (Botox/Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm), laser treatments (HALO, BBL, Picosure) & 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.
Follow Julie on Instagram: @julie.np.nj
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.
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Renee joined Vive in 2022 and brings over 18 years experience to the practice. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Widener University Renee spent 10 years in the mortgage industry before making a career change to her true passion, skincare. Renee graduated from Jean Madeline in 2005 and started working for a med spa specializing in laser hair removal. From there Renee joined a plastic surgeons office and became certified in multiple lasers, microneedling, and chemical peels.
Renee has extensive experience with lasers and is certified in the Sciton platform specializing in BBL. Renee likes to give a spa-like experience with high end results.
When Renee is not beautifying someone’s face, she loves traveling with her husband and daughter, or entertaining family and friends.
Follow Renee on Instagram: @skinby_renee
Jess has been an aesthetician since 2017 with a passion to build confidence. She always knew that she wanted to help people feel good about themselves and decided to pursue a career in the beauty industry. Jess found her calling as an aesthetician, where she could not only make people look beautiful but also feel beautiful.
Jess’s journey began with her attending Rizzieri Aveda School where she learned the art of skincare, makeup, and hair removal. After graduation she was able to focus on what she truly had a passion for, medical aesthetics. What sets Jess apart from others is her genuine desire to help people. She believes that everyone deserves to feel beautiful and confident in their own skin. Her patients trust her implicitly because they know that she genuinely cares about them.
When Jess isn’t hard at work, she enjoys listening to podcasts, pampering herself and has a minor shopping habit. Her love for shopping is both a blessing and a curse, as it brings her joy but also drains her wallet.
Follow Jess on Instagram: @jessiebskin
Jordana Stokes, CMA
Body Contouring Specialist
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. In 2020, she was hired as a Medical Assistant but she quickly transitioned into our Lead Body Contouring Specialist. Getting the opportunity to change her role here at Vive, allows her to do what she loves by engaging with patients and empowering them to not only look good but feel good in their own skin. Not only is Jordana certified in CoolSculpting Elite, she also specializes in Morpheus8, Emsculpt, ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation, and SkinTyte.
Follow Jordana on Instagram: @bodycontour_byjor
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 hair loss 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.
Kayleigh started at Vive in the fall of 2021 on the patient concierge team. As her love for the patient experience and relationship grew she transitioned into the Medical Assistant role while also getting certified in Phlebotomy. She loves to be a deeper part of the Vive Experience and making patients ready and comfortable for their treatments. Building her skillset in this industry she loves has been extremely fulfilling to her.
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Mary Silva, CMA
Mary joined Vive in June 2022 after a move from California. Her background is in Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting with experience in Oncology, Urgent Care and Private Practice. Patient care is her favorite part and she strives to make patient’s feel at ease and comfortable while learning life stories. During her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking and exercise, spending time with her family, and honing her skills in the Aesthetic and Wellness Field.
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!
For a long time, Jordan has had a passion for overall wellbeing and patient care. With a background in medical aesthetics, group fitness training, hormone replacement therapy and customer service, she felt right at home when the opportunity at Vive presented itself. She takes pride in making sure that each patient encounter is one where they walk away feeling happier than when they arrived. Jordan looks forward to her career at Vive and the opportunity to assist each patient!
For the last 8 years Liz has dedicated her time working for her family’s business in the auto body industry. She’s always had a pull towards Aesthetics and knew this was a career field she wanted to explore.
When looking for a job in this line of work it was important to her that she found an atmosphere that represented her core values and was also reminiscent of her family’s business. Vive exceeded all those expectations! She is a firm believer that everyone has a purpose, and she strives to bring that out of each individual she meets. Liz is no stranger to growth and change and is excited to start her new journey in esthetics and wellness with Vive!
Director of Marketing
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 clients by organizing and developing content.