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Staff

A Complete Med Spa

At Anti-Aging Centers, our goal is to provide our clients with a complete treatment plan which is only possible with a comprehensive treatment team. We are starting off 2017 by upping our game and adding some great new providers to our staff at AAC. Between our Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Client Care Coordinators and our team of skilled Estheticians, the team at AAC is the very best there is in creating complete treatment plans for all our clients, helping each individual best address all their skincare goals and concerns from deepest layer of the dermis and stimulating collagen with Ultherapy, to texture & tone with Sublative RF and PRP, to injectables and fillers with our APRNs, to taking care of vessels and pigment with IPL to finish it all up. With the combination of these professional treatments followed by the Esthetician’s ability to customize treatments and skincare routines to heal, nourish, hydrate and exfoliate the skin, our clients are literally in the best of hands. We are proud to have the finest staff around! Our staff is friendly and welcoming, and their diverse set of qualifications and expertise truly make AAC a place you can come to and be confident in receiving quality services in a warm and inviting atmosphere.  

Medical Director 
John Novella, MD
Alicia Burr, APRN

Supervisor 
Ellen Monforte, APRN

Owners & Director of Laser Services 
Leon & Barbara Prete

Laser Technicians
Annette Avallone, RN
Jeannie Cardona, RN
Nichole Carter, RN
Heather Demaio, RN
Megan Gnidula, RN
Kelsey Knotts, RN
Maria Koursaris, RN – Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Stephanie Mongillo, RN
Katlyn Noble, RN
Lauren Orlovsky, RN
Leigh Pelliccia, RN
Arielle Prete, RN – Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Treatment Care Coordinator
Rebecca Schwartz, RN
Tiffany Teixeira, RN
Melissa Tuohy, RN
Tara Vanacore, RN

Certified & Licensed Estheticians
Charissa Onofrio, CE – Skincare Therapist
Barbara Prete, LE – Skincare Therapist
Jaimie Prete, LE – Skincare Therapist, Treatment Care Coordinator
Laura Thompson, CE – Skincare Therapist

Maria Koursaris, RN

Laser Technician & Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Maria graduated American International College with a BSN in 2004. She has worked in intensive care in Cedars-Sinai medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and at Yale New Haven Hospital. Maria began working at AAC in 2012. She is a recent graduate of the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at Quinnipiac University, receiving her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Her love and respect of all things skin began early in her nursing career. During her time as a student nurse, she worked in the wound care department at a local hospital. She has worked for the last few years as a wound care nurse, caring for chronic wounds and other skin impairments. Maria has always been passionate about caring for others, and this drive has made her an excellent nurse and caregiver.

Maria will take the time to develop an individualized plan for your own skin rejuvenation needs. She believes the beauty of the skin is in its power of renewability. We always have the opportunity for a fresh start. Maria’s personal motto is to “Take care of your skin, so it can take care of you.”

Laura Thompson, CE

Skincare Therapist

Laura Thompson has been a skincare therapist since 1999. A graduate of Galmar Academy, Laura has had extensive continuing education training at IDI International Dermal Institute. She values her clients and treats every client with patience and respect while using her knowledge of skincare to ensure she gets her clients well on the road to achieving their skincare goals. Laura has been furthering her training with the extensive skin & body treatments that AAC offers, along with the machines, techniques and products of Biologique Recherche as well as Valmont's four Rituals. We our proud to add her to the AAC team!