MEET OUR ELMHURST TEAM
Melissa Judeh, MSN, MBA, CANS
Aesthetic Nurse and Managing Partner
Meet the “M” to our JEM- Melissa Judeh MSN, MBA, CANS is one of JEM Medspa’s Managing Partners and one of our expert aesthetic nurse injectors. Melissa has been a RN for 21 years and has been performing aesthetic injections for 10 + years. Starting her career in the PICU, she simultaneously earned 2 Master’s Degrees in Business Administration & Healthcare Administration, with a focus in Safety & Quality Outcomes. Shortly after, Mel secured an executive role as the Director of Patient Safety at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. It was also during this time that she discovered her love and aptitude for aesthetics. Prior to JEM, Mel intensely studied & perfected her skills under well-known plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Mel is internationally trained, prides herself on practicing safely, and is an accomplished Injector. She has been described by many as a true artist & perfectionist, and is grateful to be a leader in an industry that equally embraces science, wellness and beauty. Melissa is a national trainer for the Allergan Medical Institute, Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network, Cellular Medicine Association and Plasma Concepts. She is also the co-founder of JEM Education and one of only 27 Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialists in the state of Illinois. Her teaching style to both aesthetic providers, as well as to her clients, has been described as easy, relaxed and informative. Through her work at JEM, Mel combines every skill set she has obtained over the past 21 years to help create an inviting, effective, tailored and affordable client experience. Mel focuses on assuring that every procedure is performed safely, and results in exceptional & reliable outcomes.
When Mel isn’t at JEM Medspa you can find her w/ her family, or her friends who are like family, liv’in it up in the ‘burbs, at Starbucks, on her Peloton bike, or running around doing “Boy Mom” stuff.
Jeanine Graham, CANS, CPSN
Founder and Managing Partner
Jeanine Graham has been in the medical spa industry for 13 years. In 2006, she opened and managed the successful Envy Medspa in Homer Glen, IL. It was there that she began to perfect her injecting skills and mastered the different facets of the medical spa business. In 2009, she decided to forego the business portion of her spa temporarily to focus on her family of four young boys. She continued to perform aesthetic treatments and also manage other area Medspas from 2009 – 2018. In January 2018, Jeanine began a new chapter in her career by partnering with Melissa Judeh and Dr. David Dreyfuss to create JEM Medspa. Here, she brings forth the culmination of 13 years of experience and expertise and demonstrates why she has been so successful in the medical aesthetic field. Jeanine is a straight talker, sets realistic expectations, and values the trusting relationships she has created over the years.
During her career, she has become one of the most sought-after aesthetic nurses in the Chicagoland area, performing thousands of safe and artistic aesthetic procedures. She enjoys using a full array of state-of-the-art products, including neuromodulators, hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen-producing products, platelet-rich plasma, laser treatments, and plasma pen to achieve the best and most natural-looking results.
Jeanine’s passion for the aesthetic field is evident by the constant pursuit of her own education. She frequently attends national programs, conventions, and trainings to ensure she provides the most current aesthetic treatments and so that she is able to maintain excellence in terms of the newest, safest, and most advanced techniques in her training.
Jeanine is a national trainer for Allergan, National Laser Institute, and Plasma Concepts USA. She also trains new and advanced injectors at JEM Education, a training center she helped create. She finds training and sharing her knowledge with both novice and advanced injectors one of the most satisfying aspects of her career thus far.
With all that she has accomplished thus far in her career, Jeanine feels her biggest accomplishment in life is the upbringing of her four boys with her husband. She also loves spending time with friends, traveling, opening herself to new experiences, and learning from others.
Operations and Marketing Manager
Meet Katrina! Katrina is our operations and marketing manager. Katrina received her bachelor's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Saint Xavier University. After graduating, she and her husband owned and operated a successful local trucking company. Then, in 2014, Katrina came across an opportunity to work at another medical spa as a part-time receptionist. For three years, she juggled both jobs, falling more in love with the medical spa industry with each passing month. Her passion for the industry and business acumen led her to a full-time assistant manager position. Through this experience, Katrina easily took on the role of operations and marketing manager at JEM Medspa. Katrina excels in business operations, client satisfaction, and multi-source marketing strategies. She has helped pave the path of JEM becoming the number one Medspa in our area.
Outside of work, Katrina enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She loves decorating, trying new restaurants, and traveling. She also has a love for learning and is currently exploring graduate programs to further enhance her impressive background.
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Kasia joined our expert injector team in 2020. She works at both our Elmhurst and Orland Park, IL locations. With almost ten years of nursing experience, Kasia is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. In fact, many of those years are dedicated to the field of aesthetics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and dermatology.
Kasia specializes in cosmetic injectable treatments to rejuvenate and create a more youthful appearance. Combining her passion for skin health with aesthetic medicine, she strives to bring out her client’s natural beauty and features. Kasia exudes a warm and caring approach and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed during your procedures. Her scientific knowledge combined with her innate sense of artistry contributes to her clients’ satisfaction with their results.
During her free time, Kasia values moments with her family and being present in all of the important milestones that her young son reaches. She also enjoys meditation and practicing yoga.
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Donna has been a registered nurse for 20+ years and has been an aesthetic nurse since 2014. She attended Chamberlain University School of Nursing to pursue a master's degree in nursing and graduated in 2018 with a specialty in family practice. Like her peers at JEM Medspa, Donna believes in delivering safe and effective results with cosmetic injectables and other nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Donna is very passionate about cosmetic medicine and prides herself on staying on top of current trends, advanced cosmetic techniques, and combining treatments for superior, natural results. She takes every opportunity to educate herself on facial anatomy and products that will result in positive and safe outcomes for her clients. When Donna is not working, she loves the outdoors, traveling, and being surrounded by her family.
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Joining our expert injector team in 2020, Nicole is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, a certified plastic surgery nurse, and a certified aesthetic nurse specialist. After receiving her Master of Science in nursing from Loyola University, Nicole worked at a level I trauma center but soon shifted her focus to the field of aesthetic medicine. With over 7+ years of experience in plastic surgery and aesthetics, Nicole constantly seeks out training opportunities to advance her expertise, which will better help her clients. Nicole has trained with top plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and other accomplished injectors. She is an active member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses and the American Medical Spa Association. Nicole utilizes her advanced knowledge and expertise to individualize treatment plans for her patients. She strives to bring out a patient’s inner confidence by enhancing their natural beauty.
With 20+ years of medical aesthetic experience and expertise, Kim joined the JEM Medspa team in 2020. Kim performs a wide variety of face and body treatments. She is passionate about patient education and providing exceptional outcomes. Her motto is: "You will not leave a session without fully understanding your daily skin care regimen."
Kim is a graduate of the New Age Spa Institute and is also a member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP). Throughout the years, she has received numerous certifications in microdermabrasion, microneedling, dermaplaning, medical-grade facials/chemical peels, acupressure massage, and various laser treatments. Kim has extensive knowledge in skin care product lines and can help determine the best option for you. She will also point you in the right direction when choosing the appropriate treatment plan to exceed your personal goals.
Kim is a mother of three lovely daughters and lives in Elmhurst with her husband. When Kim is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, drinking good wine, and taking long walks.
Annina is a licensed aesthetician, laser tech, and body sculpting specialist who joined our team in 2020. She loves helping her clients achieve increased confidence and self-esteem through effective office treatments and a tailored at-home regimen. Annina performs dermaplaning, chemical peels, medical-grade facials, microneedling, EMSCULPT, CoolSculpting, and an array of laser treatments. Annina graduated from Estelle Institute in 2017 and comes to us from a prominent plastic surgery practice and medical spa in Chicago’s Goldcoast. She is ecstatic to call JEM her new home and looks forward to developing personalized and effective treatment plans for our clients.
Client Care Coordinator
Meet Christina, one of our client care coordinators. Christina has worked in the customer service industry for 15 + years and tries her best to make each client feel special so they will feel comfortable, pampered, and look forward to visiting again. For over ten years, Christina has worked in the plastic surgery and aesthetic field. Christina prides herself on her professionalism and ensuring that each client has an excellent experience. To ensure clients have an amazing experience, Christina speaks both English and Spanish and helps clients fully understand their treatment plans. When Christina is not warmly welcoming you at JEM Medspa, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years, Lou, and two teenaged girls, Madison (her pageant queen and model) and Mariah (her writer). She also loves traveling, volunteering with Autism Speaks, having dinner with her girlfriends, and spending time with her family.
Client Care Coordinator
Corey is one of our client care coordinators who joined our team in 2020. A native of Massachusetts, she graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 1998. Before moving to Chicago in 2007, Corey was a top producer for Konica Minolta and the founder of Therapy Beauty Bar. Therapy Beauty Bar is a luxury beauty boutique and spa located in Providence, RI. After a brief hiatus as a stay at home mom, she is thrilled to be back at JEM Medspa! Here, she greets customers with her million-watt smile and bubbly personality. Corey is happily married with two children and a French bulldog named Blue.
Client Care Coordinator
Samantha is one of our client care coordinators and who joined our team in 2020. She has 10+ years of customer service experience from previous positions. She is a graduate of Governors State University with a bachelor’s degree in health science in community health. She is passionate about beauty, anti-aging, health, and helping others to live their best life. As a working mom with a toddler, she understands how important it is for clients to carve out a little bit of "me time" so they can give their best self to others. Samantha is one of the caring voices you hear when you call and one of the first smiling faces you see upon arrival to JEM Medspa
In her free time, she loves DIY home projects, which feeds her passion for design and architecture.