Our Team at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center

Our Team at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is dedicated to providing our patients with professional, personalized care.  Our team works together to ensure optimal outcomes with all our cosmetic procedures!

dr mendelsohn, dr maier and karen whitney

Hillary DeMaria, Surgery Scheduling Coordinator & Patient Services

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.

Email: Hillary.d@351face.com


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Dr. Jon E. Mendelsohn

Double board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery and non-surgical facial procedures.

Email:  drmendelsohn@351face.com   See Reviews

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Dr. Joel Maier

Double board certified plastic surgeon specializing in Advanced Body Contouring Techniques.

Email: drmaier@351face.com

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Karen Whitney

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.

Email: karen.whitney@351face.com

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Hope Merz

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.

Email: hope@351face.com

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Leah Brunie, CNP

Leah Brunie, CNP, is a Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Cosmetic Treatments for more than 6 years.  Leah has been a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years and a Nurse Practitioner for more than 13 years.  She has a passion for the Cosmetic Field and has been providing patients in the Greater Cincinnati region with superb Botox and Filler treatments exclusively for the past 6 years. We are thrilled to have Leah with our extraordinary team here at the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center Cincinnati. Leah looks forward to meeting you in her new home!

Email: leah@351face.com


Michelle Marksberry

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.

Email: Michelle@351face.com

Mark Lucas Sept 2017

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!

Email:  mark@351face.com

Karen Lynch Sept 2017

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.

Email: karen@351face.com

Jamie Pettigrew Sept 2017

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.

Email: Jamie.pettigrew@351face.com

Tabitha Waldron, A.E. License Aesthetician * Surgical Schedule Coordinator

Tabitha joined our team in 2020, and has worked in the medical field for over 10 years. Tabitha evaluates our patients’ skincare needs, provides patient education and individualized treatment plans including in-office as well as at-home skin care regimens. She is a licensed Advanced Aesthetician with experience in dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and salon management as well.
Tabitha loves working with patients, and helping them feel their best. You will see her in many areas of our practice; her passion for skincare and exceptional customer service has made Tabitha an excellent addition to our team.
Hilliary DiMaria Sep 2017

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.

Email: Hillary.d@351face.com

Kami Parham, Patient Services * Surgery Scheduler

Kami joined the Advanced Team in January of 2021 with over 10 years in the healthcare industry.   She is passionate about the aesthetic industry, building patient relationships and providing exceptional customer service  Kami enjoys assisting patients from the time they schedule their initial consultation through the surgery scheduling process.  Her knowledge in the plastic surgery industry has made Kami a super important member of our patient services team.

Kami loves educating herself on all the latest technology and treatments along with assisting in marketing and business development at the practice. 

Joshua Blalock, Social Media & Special Events Coordinator

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. 



Lesleigh Stansel

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.

Email: lesleigh@351face.com

Gretchen Baker, RN – Clinical Services

Gretchen has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and joined our team in 2020!  Gretchen has spent time working in Open Heart Recovery and Hospice as well as participated in 3 mission surgical trips to Guatemala and is fluent in Spanish.  Prior to joining our team, she worked for 14 years in Orthopedic Surgery.

While Gretchen enjoys a variety of learning experiences the field of nursing offers, she says her favorite part is the human connection and making her patients feel comfortable and easing any fears they may have.

Gretchen will be a part of your surgical journey here at Advanced.  You will enjoy your time with Gretchen from pre op through post op.  Her goals are to help you feel as knowledgeable and comfortable as possible.

Email: Gretchen@351face.com

Kellie Raffensberger

Kellie Raffensperger, RN

Kellie has more than 30 years experience working in the hospital setting and office based surgical centers.  Kellie has been with Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center since 2010. Kellie has experience in every aspects in our O.R. with her focus on preparing the patient for their surgical procedure as well as assisting them while they are here.  Kellie also educates the patient on their post-operative care.  Kellie enjoys spending time with our patients and prides herself in making them feel comfortable and relaxed while they are here.

Brielle Russia, CST * Clinical Services

Brielle started with Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in June of 2020!

Kristin Stoecker

Kristin Stoecker, CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) * Clinical Services

Kristin recently completed her CCMA course.  Kristin’s primary responsibilities are assisting Karen Whitney, PA and Dr. Joel Maier, with their day-to-day patient care and treatments.  Kristin is excited about her opportunities at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center and we are fortunate that she is part of our Medical Team!

You may see Kristin at the Front Desk every now and then as she is passionate about the patient experience!

Email: Kristin@351face.com

Shante Johnson, CST * Clinical Services

Shante joined Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in 2021!

Roxanne Wise Sept 2017

Roxanne Wise, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Certification, RN-BC, BSN

Roxanne joined our team in 2017. She has been a registered nurse for 20 years, and has worked in a multitude of specialties including Medicine, Surgery, Emergency, Intensive Care, Obstetrics, and Neuroscience. She holds board certification in medical surgical nursing. Roxanne has a very strong passion for the cosmetic industry, specifically the skin. She is experienced in skin analysis, microneedling, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, facial injectables, and several cosmetic lasers including miraDry and CoolSculpting. Roxanne chairs multiple committees at University Hospital, and has been published in the American Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Allison Thomas

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!


Email:  Allison@351face.com

Haley Stansel, RN-BC, BSN

Haley joined our team in the Summer of 2021.

Morgan Wright, Medical Assistant * Clinical Services

Morgan recently joined Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center with a couple different roles.


Email: Morgan@351face.com