OUR PROVIDER TEAM
Karen Whitney, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant specializing in non-surgical facial procedures as well as laser treatments. A Physician Assistant (or PA) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional.
National Injector Trainer for Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm Fillers.
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Hope Merz, CNP, DNP
Dr. Hope is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2007 and discovered a passion for skin health with her experience caring for acute and rehabilitative burn patients at Shriners Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She has since practiced in a private dermatology office, treating patients for medical dermatological needs and providing the latest cutting-edge treatments in aesthetic care. Her gentle nature, exceptional technique, and eye for excellence has organically grown into a greater focus in the field of aesthetic medicine.
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OUR PATIENT SERVICES TEAM
Michelle Marksberry, Practice Manager
Michelle meets our patients and clients with exceptional care, ensuring a friendly and efficient patient experience. Everyday, Michelle demonstrates her passion for nurturing relationships with patients, staff, and vendors in efforts to foster a dynamic environment and the best patient atmosphere, while supporting all divisions of our AAAHC accredited plastic surgery practice.
Mark Lucas, Director of Hair Division * Patient Educator
During his 13+ years with Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center Mark sees first hand the excitement and relief our patients feel when they discover the difference that Dr. Mendelsohn’s procedures are compared to what other physicians in his field are performing. With over 18 years in the image enhancement business, Mark’s passion for the Medical/Aesthetics industry is a great match for Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center’s practice. Mark is always willing to take a phone call, email or text to answer any questions you may have!
Karen Lynch, Marketing Director
Karen has worked for Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center since 2009. She is extremely service oriented and takes great pride in making sure each patient feels comfortable the minute they walk in our door. In addition, Karen manages the marketing, PR and Social Media for the practice. She brings over 25 years of marketing experience and strives to relay the quality reputation of our practice to the Greater Cincinnati area.
Jamie Pettigrew, A.E. License Aesthetician * Technology Coordinator
Jamie has been with the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center since 2014. She is an Advanced Aesthetician who loves helping patients build a foundation for healthy and beautiful skin. Jamie will be there every step of the way throughout your aesthetic journey here at the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center. In addition, you will see Jamie’s smiling face as you complete your visit with us.
Tabitha Waldron, A.E. License Aesthetician * Patient Services
Hillary DeMaria, Art & Production Coordinator * Surgical Scheduler
Hillary started at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in April 2017. With over 10 years cosmetic and customer service experience, she is excited to help bring the knowledge and artistry of our providers to all of our patients. Hillary is always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding surgery scheduling, treatment scheduling or skin care options.
Jillian Grethel, Patient Services
Jillian joined the Advanced Team in March of 2022 as our newest Patient Services team member. Jillian moved back to Cincinnati after living in San Diego most of her life.
Jillian has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years and is a licensed cosmetologist in the state of California. Jillian is enjoying meeting our patients and greeting them with a friendly smile and voice. She is excited about learning and growing with our practice!
She already loves BOTOX!!!!
Joshua Blalock, Patient Services & Bridal Party Consultant
Joshua joined the Advanced team in January of 2021 and enjoys helping and teaching women how to look and feel their best! Joshua has over 20 years in the beauty industry with a passion for Plastic Surgery and Social Media Engagement.
Fantastic at engaging and building long lasting patient relationships, Joshua immediately puts our patients at ease and is extremely outgoing and easy to talk too. Joshua will assist you with any special event or injectable party you would like to host at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center through our Studio A Division.
OUR CLINICAL SERVICES TEAM
Lesleigh Stansel, RN & Accreditation Coordinator
Lesleigh has worked with Dr. Mendelsohn for more than 20 years and in the field of plastic surgery for over 25 years. Her current responsibilities include ensuring that the surgery center meets and exceeds the highest standards of care as established by the AAAHC accreditation guidelines. As a detail oriented person, Lesleigh enjoys taking a leadership role in all quality improvement, infection control and credentialing activities and takes pride in maintaining the accreditation status of the ambulatory surgery center since 2002.
Allison Thomas, Certified Medical Assistant * Clinical Services
Allison assists our NP, PA and Surgeons as a Medical Assistant during procedures to provide accurate and excellent service to each of our patients. In addition, Allison is a Certified Medical Assistant who provides exceptional patient support with her extensive training and compassionate nature. Her warm and friendly smile, along with her contagious laugh will put you at ease and make you feel right at home!
Nichole Moening, RN BSN * Surgical Care Services
Nichole joined our OR Team in the Spring of 2022! She worked as a labor & delivery nurse for over 10 years and brings with her gentle care and support to our patients.
Nichole wanted to join Advanced to help our patients feel better about their self esteem and lives!
Nichole has 2 kids ages 9 & 5 who keep her busy. She and her husband enjoy time at their lake house on weekends with family and friends.
Haley Stansel, RN-BC, BSN
Haley joined our team in the Summer of 2021.