John Abraham, M.D.
Dr. Abraham is a Springfield native; 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 to laser-assisted liposuction, were performed. Shortly after closing his own practice, he joined the DermaHealth team where he and the excellent staff 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 native who attended both Drury 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 enjoying nature.
Cheryl Briggs, RN, BSN, CPCP
Cheryl was born and raised in Bolivar, earned her RN from Burge School of Nursing in 1983, and received her BSN from MSU 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, the 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 member, Lifetime Girl Scout and a member of 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, MO, Kortney earned her RN from SBU/Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences in December of 2012. She continued her education and earned her Bachelor’s (BSN) in May of 2014. Kortney has worked at Mercy since in their cardiovascular/surgical ICU. She has always had a great interest in cosmetic nursing and started pursuing that dream here 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 work here in 2006 with a desire to move from taking care of sick people to helping well people optimize their health. At DermaHealth, Marcy is able to accomplish that by restoring confidence in her clients through injecting dermal fillers and neuromodulators, laser treatments, and sometimes, just by 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 Preventative Medicine using Bio-Identical Hormones through Dr. Neil Rouzier’s courses. Outside of work, Marcy loves spending time with her husband of 35 years and her 4 grown children (7 including spouses) as well as her grandson. She enjoys anything outdoors including hiking, biking, floating, and running. She loves her church family at The Venues as well. Please come in and meet her and discover together what a wonderful creation you are!
Sylvia Glenn, LPN, Administrative Assistant
Sylvia became a nurse in 1987 and she has never looked back. She greatly enjoys every aspect of the medical field. After 27 years of nursing, management, and caring for clients, she feels she has a well-rounded background. Now she absolutely loves applying her accumulated knowledge to her work at DermaHealth.
Sylvia’s working career includes Ear, Nose and Throat, as well as Plastic Surgery clinics where she performed laser treatments, injected neuro-modulators, and even did some microdermabrasions. Over the course of time, she has worked in management at several clinics while she continued nursing. Sylvia 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 area.
Past president of the Springfield Area Medical Group Management Association, Sylvia enjoyed working with her medical peers and staying in touch with all 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 2 awesome grandkids; just ask her about them!
Marilyn Hill, RN
Marilyn Hill is a Registered Nurse in Springfield, Missouri. where she attended the St. John’s School of Nursing and Missouri State University. She has 30+ years’ experience in nursing, including various roles as a Flight Nurse, Emergency Trauma Center nurse, Intensive Care nurse, Cardiac Rehab nurse. She has an ACSM Exercise Physiology certification and is currently a Certified Well Coach. For the last ten years, she worked with a passion in Worksite & Corporate Health & Wellness with Springfield regional businesses and with Mercy Springfield & Regional Hospitals and clinics’ own Co-workers as the Administrative Director of Corporate Health & Employee Wellness.
Marilyn is currently working with the team at Derma Health, specifically as a nurse within the Stem Cell and Liposuction program.
Shauna Kayser, RN
Shauna was born and raised in Springfield, Mo she graduated from St. Johns School of Nursing in 1996 and moved with her husband to Prairie Village, KS where she worked for a Plastic Surgeon as a Nurse, office Manager, First Assist in Surgery and doing treatments in the office. The surgeon she was working for retired to sail the Open Seas and she and her husband decided to move home. In her spare time she enjoys working in the yard, being outdoors, hanging out with family and spoiling her nieces, nephews and four doggies.
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 over 20 years. She has spent most of of her career working in pediatrics for Mercy and at Mercy Children’s in Kansas City, Missouri. Most recently she was the Health Services Director for a local School for eight years. She said she enjoyed most interacting with the students and in school nursing each day presented a new challenge.
Tammy feels it is very important to eat healthy and stay active. She feels it’s important to look your best on the inside and out, now she is excited to be part of the team here at Derma Health and to be able to help others feel their best and be confident in who the are.
Tammy and her husband have been married for 24 years. They have two amazing children. When Tammy is not at work you will find her at a ballgame 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, MO and graduated from Missouri College of Esthetics, with advanced certification in acne, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. She was in the mental health field for 14 years before changing her life to live her dream as an Aesthetician. Her mission is to help you feel more confident in your own skin. When she’s not working she enjoys going to amusement parks, and just hanging out and spending time with husband and two kiddos.
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’s always had an interest and love for makeup and skin care and loves helping people look and feel beautiful. She loves spending time with her family and firends. 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 our new addition to the Derma Health family. She graduated from Independence college of cosmetology 1998 and has over 19 Years in the industry practicing Esthetics, while also balancing a family of a husband and three children. Jessica says “Moving to Missouri to be closer to family while living in Houston, Texas for the last 17 years has been a long time prayer that has finally come true. Moving to a new state comes with its’ own challenges. Fortunately, finding a wonderful place to work is not one of them. I love all the hiking, boating and shopping this special town offers.”
Nancy Merry, Clinic Administrator
Nancy joined DermaHealth when it opened in 2005. She works with clients to design their own customized treatment program suited to address their individual concerns AND their budget. During the 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 USA in 1962. She started 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. She then managed Medical Employment Directory staffing agency for 10 years. Nancy’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 9 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, book keeping, graphic design, or anything else Cheryl delegates. She has a degree in Animation from SCAD, graduated from Drury with a Masters 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 BS in Marketing from Missouri State. 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 dealing with the public. Like some of her colleagues, Toni was a DermaHealth client before she inquired about a position. When the opportunity came 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. A graduate of MSU & MU in Speech Pathology & an certificate in education, she spent 31 years teaching, mostly 3rd and 4th graders. Now retired, Stephanie spends her spare time teaching Zumbu (ReFit), is involved in her church, knits, & walks with her two dogs. She has a son who lives close by ad a daughter who is married and is going to have a baby, Stephanie’s first grandchild, in Dec. 2016.
Kelsie Fairbanks, Assistant
Kelsie was born in Victorville, CA and raised in Springfield, MO. She graduated from Kickapoo High School and is currently attending OTC for the LPN program. Kelsie started out as a client at DermaHealth and soon after accepted a position. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.