John Abraham, M.D.
Dr. Abraham is a Springfield, Missouri, native and a graduate of Parkview High School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. He completed his residency in family medicine at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood and worked in the Kansas City area for a few years before returning to Springfield, where he worked for St. John’s. He obtained additional training in aesthetic procedures and opened his own aesthetic practice where procedures, including microdermabrasion and laser-assisted liposuction, were performed. Shortly after closing his own practice, he joined the DermaHealth team, where he and the staff currently provide outstanding aesthetics to the Ozarks. In his free time, Dr. Abraham enjoys traveling with his wife and three children, Lily, Kaeden, and Scarlett. Dr. Abraham’s philosophy is that if you look hard enough, you can find beauty in all of God’s creations.
Jamie Jones, M.D.
Dr. Jones is a Springfield, Missouri, native who attended both Drury University and University of Missouri. He returned to Springfield and completed his residency at Cox Hospital, where he currently works full time in the urgent care center. Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and being outdoors.
Cheryl Briggs, RN, BSN, CPCP
Cheryl was born and raised in Bolivar, Missouri. She attended Burge School of Nursing in 1983, where she earned her registered nurse (RN) designation, and received her Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree from Missouri State University in 1985. She has worked at both Cox and St. John’s hospitals, primarily in ER and neurotrauma. She began at DermaHealth as a client and was very impressed with the professional environment, friendliness, and warmth of the staff. After receiving training in permanent cosmetics, Cheryl pursued a position at DermaHealth, and the company was excited to bring her onboard. Today, Cheryl is the owner of DermaHealth and feels honored to work with her amazing staff. Cheryl is a member of the Southeast Rotary, Chamber of Commerce Board, Lifetime Girl Scout, and the BBB. Cheryl enjoys outdoor activities, riding her motorcycle, reading, working in her water gardens, traveling, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.
Kortney Bellm, RN, BSN
Born and raised in Ash Grove, Missouri, Kortney earned her registered nurse (RN) designation from Southwest Baptist University/Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences in December 2012. She continued her education and earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree in May 2014. Kortney began her career at Mercy in the cardiovascular/surgical intensive care unit and has worked there ever since. She has always had a great interest in cosmetic nursing and started pursuing that dream at DermaHealth. Kortney enjoys cooking, floating, renovating her house, black and white movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Marcy Mayes, RN
Marcy started her career at DermaHealth in 2006 with a desire to transition from taking care of sick people to helping people optimize their health. At DermaHealth, Marcy helps restore confidence in her clients through dermal filler and neuromodulator injections, laser treatments, and sometimes by simply offering a listening ear and a smile. She has been certified as a nurse in Dr. Jeffrey Klein’s tumescent liposuction course, as well as in preventive medicine using Bio-Identical Hormones through Dr. Neil Rouzier’s courses. Outside of work, Marcy loves spending time with her husband of 35 years, her 4 grown children (7 including spouses), and her grandson. She enjoys anything outdoors including hiking, biking, floating, and running. She also loves her church family at The Venues. Come meet Marcy at DermaHealth and discover what a wonderful creation you are!
Sylvia Glenn, LPN, Administrative Assistant
Sylvia became a nurse in 1987, and she has never looked back. She immensely enjoys every aspect of the medical field. Her 27 years of experience in nursing, management, and caring for clients has given her a well-rounded background in the medical profession. Sylvia is passionate in applying her accumulated knowledge to her work at DermaHealth.
Sylvia’s career includes working at ear, nose, and throat clinics, as well as plastic surgery clinics where she applied laser treatments, injected neuromodulators, and performed microdermabrasions. Sylvia has worked in management at several clinics while she continued nursing. She loves helping people feel and look their best. She has had the honor and privilege of working with some of the best surgeons and doctors in the Springfield, Missouri, area.
As a past president of the Springfield Area Medical Group Management Association, Sylvia enjoyed working with her medical peers, and she continuously stays up to date with the changes that have occurred in the medical field.
Sylvia is excited to focus on Bio-identical Hormone Therapy and help clients become happier and healthier.
Sylvia and her husband have been married for 31 years. They have two children and two awesome grandchildren – just ask her about them!
Marilyn Hill, RN
Marilyn is a registered nurse (RN) in Springfield, Missouri, where she attended the St. John’s School of Nursing and Missouri State University. She has more than 30 years of experience in nursing, including various roles as a flight nurse, emergency trauma center nurse, intensive care nurse, and cardiac rehab nurse. Marilyn has an ACSM Exercise Physiology certification and is currently a Certified Well Coach. For the last 10 years, she has passionately worked in Worksite & Corporate Health & Wellness with Springfield regional businesses and with Mercy Springfield and regional hospitals and clinics, including co-workers, as the administrative director of Corporate Health & Employee Wellness.
Marilyn currently works with the team at DermaHealth as a nurse within the Stem Cell and Liposuction program.
Shauna Kayser, RN
Shauna was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from St. John’s School of Nursing in 1996 and moved with her husband to Prairie Village, Kansas, where she worked for a plastic surgeon as a nurse, office manager, and first assist in surgery, performing treatments in the office. After gaining wide-ranging experience in these various roles, Shauna and her husband decided to move back home to Springfield, where they currently reside. In her spare time, she enjoys working in the yard, being outdoors, spending time with family, and spoiling her nieces, nephews, and four dogs.
Tammy Dock, RN
Tammy was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She is a graduate of Hillcrest High School and Burge School of Nursing.
She has been a nurse for more than 20 years and has spent most of her career working in pediatrics at both Mercy and Mercy Children’s in Kansas City, Missouri. Tammy was the health services director at a local school for eight years. She enjoyed interacting with students and addressing new challenges that school nursing presented each day.
Tammy understands the importance of eating healthy and staying active. In her role at DermaHealth, she strives to help clients feel and look beautiful on the inside and out. Tammy is excited to be part of the DermaHealth team, helping others feel their best and be confident in who they are.
Tammy and her husband have been married for 24 years. They have two amazing children. When Tammy is not at work, she enjoys attending ballgames, watching her daughter cheer or her son play ball. She is also very involved in her church and enjoys outdoor activities.
Melissa Canlas, Aesthetician
Melissa was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated from Missouri College of Esthetics with advanced certification in acne, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. She worked in the mental health field for 14 years before achieving her dream to become an aesthetician. Melissa’s mission is to help you feel more confident in your own skin. When she’s not working, she enjoys going to amusement parks and spending time with her husband and two kids.
Fauna Whitener, Aesthetician
Fauna was born and raised in Southwest Missouri. She graduated from Missouri College of Esthetics with an advanced training and certification in microdermabrasion and chemical peels. She has always had an interest and love for makeup and skin care and loves helping people look and feel beautiful. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She feels blessed with an amazing husband and beautiful daughter. Her interests include gardening, horseback riding, and spending time outdoors on the family farm.
Jessica Powell, Aesthetician
Jessica is the newest team member to the DermaHealth family. She graduated from Independence College of Cosmetology in 1998 and has more than 19 years of experience practicing esthetics, while also balancing a family of a husband and three children. Jessica says that moving to Missouri to be closer to family after living in Houston, Texas, for the last 17 years has been a longtime prayer that has finally come true. As moving to a new state presents its own challenges, Jessica feels fortunate that finding a wonderful place to work was not one of them. She loves the hiking, boating, and shopping the Springfield area offers.
Nancy Merry, Clinic Administrator
Nancy has been a part of the DermaHealth team since we opened our doors in 2005. She works with clients to design and customize treatment programs that meet and address each individual’s concerns and budget. To accomplish this, during a client’s complimentary consultation, Nancy considers skin types, health history, medications, stresses, and everyday life events. It is her goal that all DermaHealth clients leave as friends. Nancy was born in Machias, Maine, and traveled abroad with her military father until returning to the U.S. in 1962. She started her career in the medical community in 1984, working with a local plastic surgeon, and spent the next 12 years learning, growing, and developing her knowledge of the aesthetic world. Nancy then managed a Medical Employment Directory (MED) staffing agency for 10 years. Nancyâ€™s MED team assisted with coverage of temporary and permanent positions for doctors and nurses in the surrounding medical community. Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband and nine grandchildren, fishing, hiking, camping, and being outdoors.
Melissa Briggs, CPCP, Administrative Assistant
Melissa is a permanent cosmetic technician but also assists in several areas of office operations, including front desk, bookkeeping, graphic design, and other tasks. She has a degree in animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design, graduated from Drury with a master’s degree in art, and is the creative genius behind the mural on the building’s north side. Melissa now applies that same artistic ability to permanent cosmetics.
Cindy Hogan, Receptionist
Cindy Hogan attended Kickapoo High School where she enjoyed band, speech and debate, and many other activities. After changing her major from music in college, she graduated with a B.S. degree in marketing from Missouri State University. Cindy accepted a sales position with NCR where she held various sales and management positions. After 34 successful years with the company, she accepted the opportunity to retire early. Cindy was a client of DermaHealth and knew this environment would be a perfect place for her to remain productive.
Toni Echols, Receptionist
Toni is a receptionist at DermaHealth. Originally from Arkansas, Toni and her husband moved to Springfield in 2009. A 14-year veteran of the commercial and residential construction business, Toni developed strong customer service skills and truly loves interacting with the public. Similar to some of her colleagues, Toni was a DermaHealth client before she inquired about a position. When the opportunity became available in 2010, she jumped at the chance to work in a clinic that offered the latest skin care technology and highly trained staff.
Stephanie Brown, Receptionist
Stephanie has spent most of her life in Springfield, Missouri. A graduate of Missouri State University and Missouri University with a degree in speech pathology and a certificate in education, she spent 31 years teaching third- and fourth-graders. Now retired, Stephanie spends her spare time teaching Zumba (ReFit) classes and is involved in her church. She enjoys knitting and walking her two dogs. Stephanie loves spending time with her family, including her son, daughter, and grandchild.
Kelsie Fairbanks, Assistant
Kelsie was born in Victorville, California, and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Kickapoo High School and is currently in the practical nursing program at Ozarks Technical Community College, studying to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Kelsie was a client for DermaHealth before accepting her position as an assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.