ABOUT | Meet Our Team
A NEW YOU SKIN & BODY CLINIC

JUDITH R. MCKERNAN

R.N, B.S.N.

Judith, the Clinic Director, is a Master Nurse Injector, having completed over 60,000 injectable treatments over her 20 years at the helm of A New You. She also serves as the Senior Laser Nurse. Her focus is always on the end result, but her client’s comfort is one of her key concerns.“I am a perfectionist, and I have an eye for changing the tissue while making sure a client has the results they are looking for – whether that is natural or more dramatic!”

Judith participates in ongoing advanced trainings, and has also assisted in educational offerings for her peers. Due to her tenacity and eye for detail, she is sought after throughout the area and A New You has been awarded a coveted Diamond Level Status with Allergan – which puts her efforts in the top 3% of clinics in the nation and allows her to offer manufacturer specials that aren’t available to other clinics.

Judith holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. Upon completion of a rotational internship at Piedmont Hospital, she worked in the surgical suite, traveled the country teaching urological nursing, and managed Kennestone Hospital’s first lithotripsy unit. Judith is a member of the Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses.

DONNA STEPHENSON-SHEPHERD

L.M.E., D.A.A.M

Donna Stephenson-Shepherd, of Permanent Beauty of Atlanta, works as an independent contractor at A New You as an Esthetician and Permanent Cosmetics Specialist. Donna loves the “hands on” aspect of her job. Being able to share her healing energy with our clients and seeing the results is a joy that she takes home every day. Donna provides our complete array of spa services, including facials, peels, microdermabrasion and more. Permanent Beauty of Atlanta’s permanent cosmetics specialist, Donna was trained by industry pioneer Judith Sans. Additionally, Donna was one of Georgia’s first licensed estheticians and holds a certification in reflexology along with board certification in permanent cosmetics.

JESSICA FERRELL

L.M.E.

Jessica Ferrell, an Esthetician and an Assistant Laser Technician at A New You, simply adores being in the treatment room. She loves watching her clients leave with greater confidence because their skin looks and feels better. She says, “It’s rejuvenation for the body and soul.” Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia in 2001. She got her start in the industry by completing an extensive training for nail care, and in 2003, Jessica graduated from the International School of Skin and Nail care in Atlanta. Additionally, she has training in Clinical Oncology Esthetics, lymphatic drainage of the face and neck from the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators. She offers a wide range of services to her clients, including customized facials, peels, Pixel, Microdermabrasion, IPL, Ultherapy, laser hair removal and more. She is well versed in various skincare lines, OBAGI, Revision Skincare and IS Clinical. Jessica lives in Canton with her husband and two boys.

CASSIE PETERS

LICENSED ESTHETICIAN

Cassie Peters has been a Licensed Esthetician since 2005 and is also an Assistant Laser Technician. Graduating with honors from The Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics in 2005, Cassie completed her massage certification from the Atlanta School of Massage in 2006, and after becoming a regional educator for a skin care company in 2007, she decided to get her Aesthetics Instructor License and become a teacher. Since 2011, she has been an Instructor at The Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics. Cassie holds certifications in Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, LED, Body Treatments, and Reflexology, and is licensed in Laser Hair Removal, and trained in Ultherapy. Her favorite treatments to perform are custom facials, lasers and chemical peels. “I like to treat the client on a whole level and get to the root of the concern versus just giving them a quick fix. That takes some detective work sometimes, but I love it when we can create a lasting result.” Cassie and her husband live in Woodstock and love the family friendly area. They have two daughters that keep them busy.

Morgan May

LE, Jr Laser Certified

Morgan has been with us since mid 2019, and brings skill, enthusiasm and a bright smile to the clinic. She was trained at the Esani School of Esthetics, and previously worked with Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta. Morgan is laser certified by the state and practices full time here, enjoying microdermabrasions, Ultherapy and providing clients with analysis for skin care regimens. She won Miss Congenialty in Esthetic School – we can see why!! Morgan loves taking naps, spending time with her family and cooking for her new hubby!

FRONT OFFICE

LINDA MCGEE

PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR

Linda McGee, the Practice Administrator for A New You, is an industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience. Linda’s background makes her uniquely suited to not only keep the office running smoothly, but also to serve the needs of our clients. In addition to orchestrating appointments, managing vendor relations, handling the bookkeeping, and training our front office, Linda also serves on our Coolsculpting Team. Our team was voted Best in Non-Invasive Fat Removal in Atlanta by Best Self Magazine. Linda lives with her husband and their daughter in White, Ga where she enjoys gardening and managing a flock of chickens!

Dale McGahee

Spa Manager

Dale McGahee is our Spa Manager and can be found front and center at the clinic. Dale brings a background in mortgage banking, and real estate and is a pro at customer service! He also owned and operated a clothing and gift boutique and brings an understanding of retailing products. We try not to let Dale have days off (LOL), but in his free time he enjoys kayaking, swimming and hiking.

Kristy Clements

Spa Coordinator

Kristy Clements brings a background in spa management to the team. She has been a licensed massage therapist for 16 years and worked with two high end spas in the East Cobb area. You will meet Kristy at the desk where she assists in making appointments and finalizing transactions. Away from the clinic Kristy enjoys walking her fur babies Goose and Maverick.

COOLSCULPTING

DONNA HALL

COOLSCULPTING TEAM LEADER

As a CoolSculpting Team Leader with more than nine years’ experience, Donna works with clients to achieve their goals through this revolutionary non-surgical procedure. She’s there every step of the way, from the initial consultation through the actual treatment. When she’s not CoolSculpting, Donna assists clients with scheduling appointments, answering questions and always manages to make our customers feel so very welcome when they enter A New You. Donna lives with her husband, their two daughters are close by- and she spends her free time gardening and pursuing interior design as a hobby.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

JOHN BARRY MCKERNAN

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

John Barry McKernan is the Medical Director of A New You Skin & Body Clinic. Dr. McKernan’s value is tremendous. His expertise and knowledge help to guide the clinic as we invest in technology or products, making sure that the science behind them is sound, and results are reproducible. In his role, he acts as an educator and consultant, attending industry meetings to stay abreast of new treatments and receiving training from the leaders in our field for procedures such as the Vampire FaceLift™.

A pioneer in minimally invasive general surgery, Dr. McKernan is a globally recognized leader in the field. On June 22, 1988, he performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) in the United States. Dr. McKernan went on to develop advanced procedures for treating hiatal hernias, ventral and inguinal hernias, colon disease, and laparoscopic treatments of liver, adrenal and pancreatic conditions. He co-edited the textbook Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery and has been published in The American Surgeon, Southern Medical Journal, Japanese Surgical Journal, Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia and Surgical Clinics of North American and Surgical Rounds. Learn more about his work.

Dr. McKernan holds a Master’s degree in Biochemical Physiology and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Alabama.

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