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The NicholsMD Team
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Dr. Kim Nichols, MD FAAD

Board-certified Dermatologist / Founding Director, NicholsMD

Emily joined NicholsMD in 2015 while she was pursuing her Master’s Degree at Columbia University.

At NicholsMD, Emily leads all staff initiatives relating to team development, staff training, and culture-building events. She’s also the woman behind NicholsMD’s community involvement, whether hosting or attending events, and leads the company’s Philanthropy of the Month initiatives.

Emily’s passion and expertise for the aesthetic industry has been recognized on a national level. Emily is an expert speaker for companies like L’Oréal- SkinCeuticals, and has been a frequent writer for aesthetic magazines such as Practical Dermatology. You can read her most popular article, “The Importance of Employee Engagement: The most valuable asset to your medical practice is not what you think” here.

In 2019, Emily was awarded “Top 40 Under 40” for her leadership and influence in the community.

Emily graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University Maryland and had a near perfect GPA at Columbia University. Emily is also an alumna of Teach For America-New Orleans, and loves anything New Orleans.

Emily and her husband live in Fairfield, CT with their son.

Popular articles include:
The Importance of Employee Engagement: The most valuable asset to your medical practice is not what you think
Take Your Reception Area to the Next Level
5 Top Tips to Follow When Interviewing for a Medical Aesthetics Job

Emily's Favorite Product:
Emily Anne Scalise, M.A.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
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Emily's Favorite Procedure:
Fillers
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Physician Assistant, Kaitlyn Rahtelli, PA-C joined the NicholsMD of Greenwich professional team in 2019 as a medical dermatology provider.

Board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants, Kaitlyn is also a member of the Pi Alpha National Honor Society of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport and holds a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

Kaitlyn has been personally trained by Dr. Kim Nichols, along with the leading cosmetic and medical dermatology companies in the industry, such as Allergan, Merz Aesthetics, Galderma and SkinCeuticals, the #1 rated medical skincare brand by professionals.  Kaitlyn also has completed advanced trainings in CoolSculpting and Ultherapy.

Kaitlyn and her husband (and their fur baby, Hudson) live in Ridgefield, CT.  When Kaitlyn is not at the office, she enjoys cooking and traveling with family.

Popular articles include:
Exploring the Role of a Physician Assistant: Kaitlyn Rahtelli, PA-C

Kaitlyn's Favorite Product:
Kaitlyn Rahtelli, PA-C
SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E.
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Kaitlyn's Favorite Procedure:
Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® and Jeuveau®
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Vanesa is Board-Certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), American Academy of Physician Assistants, and American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc (ASLMS). After receiving a B.S in honors within 3 years at the University of Delaware, she then went on to completing a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in an accelerated program at Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital, where she was trained in the top 10 nationally ranked hospitals in NYC.

With skin being the largest organ in the body and an external representation of individuals, her goal is to give everyone the confidence they deserve. Patients find her to be an upbeat, friendly, and charming person with excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail. Vanesa lives in Bergen County, NJ, and when not at work, enjoys helping run her family-owned Italian restaurant, spending time in NYC, and traveling all over Europe.

Vanesa's Favorite Product:
Vanesa Kodra, PA-C
At-Home LED Light Therapy Mask
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Vanesa's Favorite Procedure:
Fillers
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Alyson is a Board-Certified Registered Nurse and a member of American Nurses’ Association. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology in honors at Pennsylvania State University, she continued her studies to obtain a B.S. in Nursing at Wagner College where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society. She is currently in her second year of earning a Master’s degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Sacred Heart University. She practices in New York City at Lenox Hill Hospital, but re-joined our team at NicholsMD to follow her dreams to work in dermatology. 

Alyson previously worked in our boutique office in 2017 as a Client Coordinator, but left to gain further education in healthcare. After years working as a dedicated nurse, she developed comprehensive, quality care expertise that she has brought to NicholsMD of Greenwich. 

Although nursing is Alyson’s passion, she also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and exploring the best food in New York City. 

Alyson Barton's Favorite Product:
Alyson Barton
SkinCeuticals Emollience (2 fl oz.)
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Alyson Barton's Favorite Procedure:
Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® and Jeuveau®
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Carly is one of our board-certified Registered Nurses. Carly joined our team in 2021, following her passion in skincare, beauty and making people feel their most confident. Carly graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Keene State College, and her past medical experience consists of emergency medicine, critical care, and cardiology. Carly is nationally certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and nationally certified in Emergency Nursing.

Outside of the office Carly enjoys going on hikes with her two rescue dogs and spending time on her boat with friends and family.

Carly's Favorite Product:
Carly Paul
SKINCEUTICALS Glycolic Renewal Cleanser
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Carly's Favorite Procedure:
Liquid Lip Lift
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Lezlie is a Board-Certified Registered Nurse and joined our team in 2021. After receiving her Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience from Quinnipiac University, Lezlie continued her education by receiving her B.S. in Nursing from Drexel University. Lezlie has experience in Telemetry and Medical-Surgical nursing. Lezlie has always had a passion for skincare and thinks everyone should incorporate self care into their daily routine.

In her free time Lezlie enjoys trying new foods and traveling.

Lezlie's Favorite Product:
Lezlie McEachern
ELTA MD UV Clear
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Lezlie's Favorite Procedure:
The Greenwich Secret
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Jessica is our Licensed Medical Aesthetician at the Boutique. She studied at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics in the Boston area, where she became a Master Aesthetician specializing in medical skin care. Before working at NicholsMD of Greenwich, she worked on Madison Avenue in New York City for over three years as the Lead Aesthetician.

Having earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Springfield College and with over 5 years of experience as a Master Aesthetician and Laser Technician, Jessica knows how to provide each and every client with a therapeutic yet clinical approach to address her clients’ every need.

Jessica holds several different Aesthetic certifications such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, advanced treatment of acne, and facial massage. She is also a graduate of CoolSculpting University where she became a Coolsculpting Specialist for this non-surgical, fat reduction treatment. She also attends several SkinCeuticals continuing education courses every year to stay up to date with the latest trends of the industry.

Jessica lives in Westchester County, NY and when not at work, she enjoys staying fit by taking dance classes, spending time with her family, and traveling.

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Jessica's Favorite Product:
Jessica Bergquist
SkinCeuticals Reservatrol B E
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Jessica's Favorite Procedure:
Fillers
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Cassie is a licensed medical aesthetician on our SkinLab team. She completed a pre-med post-bacc before attending the New York School of Esthetics and thereafter developed her practice as an aesthetician and laser technician in both medical and spa environments. She holds certifications in advanced treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and Gua Sha facial sculpting.

Having struggled with severe adult acne and navigating most avenues of care, education has become the cornerstone of her practice. She focuses much of her attention on treating teenage and adult hormonal acne, incorporating conversations about nutritional health and personal wellness. Cassie approaches skin health by bridging clinical and holistic treatments that are tailor-made to each individual and condition.

In addition to practicing as an aesthetician, she also works as an educator with her local Boys & Girls Club, offering skin health workshops that focus on teenage acne and sun protection.

Along with being a skincare nerd, Cassie loves film, especially horror, a passion she and her partner share as self-proclaimed cinephiles. Outside the office, she spends as much time as she can with loved ones and her cat, Sasha.

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Cassie's Favorite Product:
Cassie Jones
SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier (H.A.)
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Shontae is one of our full time Medical Assistants. She is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute and is CPR and First Aid Certified with the American Heart Association. Shontae has been passionate about the skin care industry since becoming a certified aesthetician 2013. This aesthetic training required her to study skin, hair, and nails for 750 hours.

Her strength as a medical assistant lies in her ability to build personal relationships with clients. In her free time, Shontae enjoys dancing, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

Shontae's Favorite Product:
Shontae Thomas
Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel
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Shontae's Favorite Procedure:
Microneedling with PRP
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Marisa is one of our full-time Medical Assistants. She joined NicholsMD in 2020. She is an alumna of Hofstra University, graduating with a Bachelors in Science in Exercise Science in 2018. Upon graduating, Marisa has gained high-quality patience care experience working as a physical therapist assistant and a medical assistant in dermatology. Her experiences in the medical field has inspired her to pursue a medical degree. Alongside working at NicholsMD office, she is currently taking prerequisites to apply for medical schools in the near future. Marisa has shown how passionate she is about the medical field and is eager to become a practitioner one day.

Marisa lives in Westchester County and in her free time, she enjoys exercising, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

Popular articles include:
The Complete Guide to Launching a New Treatment

Marisa's Favorite Product:
Marisa Chevalier
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
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Marisa's Favorite Procedure:
Fillers
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Madison is one of our full-time Medical Assistants. She joined NicholsMD in 2021, and is an alumna of Sacred Heart University, graduating with a Bachelors in Science in Biology in 2021. Her passion for both medical and cosmetic dermatology has led her to NicholsMD while she pursues a medical degree. She is so excited to be able to learn alongside Dr. Nichols and help patients love their skin.

Madison lives in Fairfield and in her free time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps, and spending her days off at the beach – sun-safe of course!

Madison's Favorite Product:
Madison Bradley
Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30
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Madison's Favorite Procedure:
The Weekender
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Andreah is one of our full-time Medical Assistants. She joined NicholsMD in 2021. Andreah is currently taking prerequisites to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant in the future.  Her strength as a medical assistant lies in her charismatic personality and ability to create and build personal relationships with our patients. Andreah’s goal is to make sure she gives everyone a reason to smile, and make sure they feel the best version of themselves.
When not at work, Andreah enjoys volunteering for dog rescues, hanging with her dog Apollo, and can usually be found someplace by the water.
Andreah BonHomme's Favorite Product:
Andreah BonHomme
NicholsMD - Dr. Nichols' Pore-Refining Pads
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Andreah BonHomme's Favorite Procedure:
Chemical Peels
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Adelina Pacarizi is our Administrative Assistant. Adelina Joined NicholsMD in 2019 and is often described as the “patient advocate”. Patients adore Adelina; she’s kind and soft-spoken but a true intellect. In fact, she received a full scholarship at Berkeley college, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Adelina is also bilingual; she speaks fluent English and Albanian.

Adelina is passionate about skincare and has been trained by SkinCeuticals, the #1 medical-grade skincare company in the US, when she first joined NicholsMD. Adelina lives in Connecticut and in her spare time, loves spending time with her nephews.

Adelina's Favorite Product:
Adelina Pacarizi
SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser (8 fl oz.)
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Adelina's Favorite Procedure:
Facials
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Ali joined NicholsMD in 2017 as our Office Administrator. A Fairfield County native, Ali is one of the first-faces you’ll meet when you arrive to our Boutique. After graduating from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Public Relations, Ali found her passion in helping to build NicholsMD into one of the best cosmetic dermatology offices in the greater New York City area with its concierge approach. Our staff and clients describe her as “bubbly, caring, and a go-getter”; she’s the person who delivers a 7-star experience to you on a 5-star rating scale.

Outside of the office, Ali enjoys spending time with her family, going to see live music, and cooking.

Ali's Favorite Product:
Ali Diaz
SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3
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Ali's Favorite Procedure:
Laser Treatments
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Melanie joined the NicholsMD team in 2020, with a passion for patient care and a big love for skincare. Melanie is a University of Rhode Island alumna with a Journalism major and minor in Business Administration. Since joining our team, she has lit up the reception with her friendly disposition.
Melanie is from Fairfield County and when she is not at NicholsMD, she enjoys spending her time out East on the water and traveling to new places with friends. In addition, most people do not know that she is also fluent in Bulgarian.
Melanie's Favorite Product:
Melanie Tzenova
SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense
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Melanie's Favorite Procedure:
Microneedling with PRP
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Jessica joined the NicholsMD team in 2021, with a passion for patient satisfaction. Since moving from New Zealand in 2019, Jessica worked in Retail Management and has always had a love for customer service. She is excited to be a part of the NicholsMD Dream Team.

Jessica is from Stamford, and when she is not at NicholsMD, she enjoys spending her time traveling and hiking with her husband and dog, Milo.

Jessica 's Favorite Product:
Jessica Leon
Age-Defying Essentials
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Jessica 's Favorite Procedure:
Liquid Lip Lift
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Emily is our full-time Marketing Manager. She joined NicholsMD in 2020 and is an alumna of Fordham University, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Media Studies with a minor in Marketing. She is the woman behind the camera (or phone), capturing the excellent services and luxury atmosphere that NicholsMD provides, as well as driving social media and marketing initiatives and events.

Her passion for skincare has grown throughout the years, and she believes that skincare is selfcare – she is so excited to be a part of a 100% women-owned and operated company that instills the confidence in other women to live their best lives every day.

Emily and her husband live in West Haven, CT, and when not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and finding new Instagram-worthy spots along the East Coast!

Emily's Favorite Product:
Emily Fortin
SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E.
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Emily's Favorite Procedure:
EmSculpt
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