Meet the Team

Leadership

Ashley is a board certified nurse practitioner specializing in cosmetic injectables and medical aesthetic services. Upon obtaining her nursing degree from Arizona State University, Ashley dedicated numerous hours working across the United States as a travel nurse. After traveling extensively throughout the domestic United States, she was offered a job in the Cardiac ICU at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). It was an opportunity to work in one of the most reputable hospitals with some of the top medical staff in the country. She joined the team at MGH and planted roots in Boston.

While working at MGH, Ashley began completing medical aesthetic courses and certifications, apprenticing under a plastic surgeon, and working towards her goal of becoming an aesthetic nurse. After five years of training and education, Ashley knew it was time to live out her dream of creating a MedSpa and wellness practice. Her goal was to create a community that revolved around vitality and self-care as key components to leading a healthy and happy lifestyle. In 2016, she founded Vega Vitality.

In 2018, Ashley graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with an Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing. She is currently a licensed Nurse Practitioner in the State of Massachusetts.

Ashley is a Galderma GAIN Trainer, and she enjoys working with fellow injectors and being on the cutting edge of the aesthetic industry.

Ashley’s enthusiasm for health and vitality is evident in her lifestyle through her practice of nursing, being a certified yoga instructor, and traveling extensively.

Ashley lives in Back Bay with her husband and daughter, Madison.

Follow: @ashleyhilmes

Contact: ashley@vegavitality.com

Ashley Hilmes, NP

Founder & Medical Director

Abby is responsible for the business operations, financial, regulatory/ legal / compliance, and people relations aspects of the practice. She oversees short and long-term strategies, executes systems implementation, and consistently improves organizational behavior and operational efficiencies within the practice. Abby has supported CEOs for over a decade, and she now has worked closely with Vega Vitality’s Founder, Ashley Hilmes for five years to grow the practice into what it is today and ensure the practice runs seamlessly.

Abby graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with an Master of Science in Leadership & Administration and cum laude from Regis College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Business. She holds a certificate in The Science of Well-Being from Yale University. Before joining the Vega Vitality team, Abby worked at Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, athenahealth, Trinity Life Sciences, and Reebok.

She works remotely, but she loves trips to Boston to visit her team. Abby is passionate about supporting animal rescues, and she fosters dogs as often as possible. She loves spending time with her friends & family, being a stepmom, her book club, continuing her education, and traveling the world.

Abby lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner and their rescue dog, Isla (EYE-la) Gray.

Contact: abby@vegavitality.com

Abby Cushman, MS

Vice President

Admin

Linda has worked in many capacities throughout her career. The common thread in all her positions is her love for working with people and being part of a team. She has held several management jobs, including managing a busy hair salon and an insurance company. She recently worked at one of the most prestigious hospitals in the country, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH.) During her ten years at MGH, she worked as the Overnight Unit Coordinator for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Craving a more normal daily schedule, Linda decided to join Vega Vitality in November 2018. Linda is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful team, and she loves connecting with Vega Vitality's patients.

She loves spending time with her family and friends and traveling.

She lives in Beverly with her husband, two children Chris & Ava, and their dog, Lola.

Contact: info@vegavitality.com

Linda Suozzo, CMAA

Director of Patient Relations

Alison has a diverse career background in operations, event planning and advertising. Her work in these sectors and her experience in customer service makes her the perfect fit for Vega Vitality’s Patient Experience Coordinator role. Alison is usually the first person that patients see as they enter the practice, and she loves making meaningful connections with Vega Vitality’s community.

Alison is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with minor in Psychology.

She loves traveling and reading, and she has recently picked up tennis!

She lives in Quincy with her husband.

Contact: alison@vegavitallity.com

Alison Vendetta, BS

Patient Experience Coordinator

Medical

Christina is a registered nurse and a full-time aesthetic injector at Vega Vitality. Christina earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015. She worked full-time as a dedicated ICU nurse in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Massachusetts General Hospital for five years following her graduation. While she loved the intensity of working in the NICU, she always wanted to pursue a long-awaited goal of aesthetic nursing.

In 2018, she completed her certification in Botox and dermal fillers. She then started a year-long intensive apprenticeship under Ashley Hilmes, NP - Vega Vitality’s Founder. During this apprenticeship, she was able to have critical hands-on training and gain knowledge of all the treatments offered at Vega Vitality. After completing her apprenticeship, Christina was asked to join the team as a full-time employee. She has been practicing, at Vega Vitality, for 2+ years. She thrives at being able to help both women and men achieve their aesthetic goals. Christina works with her patients to create an aesthetic treatment plan that is conservative yet yields the desired result.

Outside of Vega Vitality, Christina is passionate about working part-time at the NICU and supporting animal rescue shelters. She loves to travel, be in the sunshine (with SPF, of course), and spend lots of time by the ocean.

Christina lives in the Seaport with her boyfriend and Pitbull rescue, Chance.

Follow: @injecttina

Contact: christina@vegavitality.com

Christina Liberty, RN BSN

Aesthetic Nurse & Business Development Manager

Chantal is a registered nurse and a full-time aesthetic injector at Vega Vitality. She specializes in lip enhancements, full-face rejuvenation, and advanced skin care treatments. Her approach to aesthetics is conservative, intending to enhance the patient's natural beauty.

Chantal received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2014. Chantal has a background in Allergy and Plastic Surgery. Her passion for aesthetic nursing and skincare began while attending nursing school. She completed a year-long intensive apprenticeship under Ashley Hilmes, NP - Vega Vitality’s Founder. During this apprenticeship, Chantal was able to have critical hands-on training and gain knowledge of all the treatments offered at Vega Vitality. After completing her apprenticeship, Chantal was asked to join the team as a full-time employee. She has been practicing, at Vega Vitality, for 2+ years. Chantal has had extensive training with some of the most well-known injectors in the industry, and she is consistently learning the cutting-edge and most effective treatments for her patients. Her personal approach to injectables is always conservative, patient-oriented, and focused on safety.

In her free time, Chantal enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants in Boston.

Chantal lives in Wakefield with her husband and their dog, Niko.

Follow: @skin.tox

Contact: chantal@vegavitality.com

Chantal DiSarro, RN BSN

Aesthetic Nurse & Business Development Manager

Meghan is a registered nurse and a full-time aesthetic practitioner at Vega Vitality.

Meghan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire in 2009, and she has worked as an expert in the field of aesthetic lasers for ten years. Before starting at Vega Vitality, Meghan practiced in the field of asthma and immunology, outpatient aesthetic surgery, as school nurse supporting specialized education and, most recently, with one of the world’s leaders in aesthetic lasers and energy based devices.

Meghan is dedicated to her patient’s empowerment through education and exceptional results. Through her extensive work in aesthetic research and education, she has become a renowned educator, working alongside industry leaders. Meghan’s approach is innovative with each treatment tailored to meet the needs of the patient.

Outside of Vega Vitality, Meghan is passionate about furthering her education, traveling, and music.

Meghan lives in East Walpole with her fiancé and her perfect French Bulldog, Cash.

Contact: meghan@vegavitality.com

Meghan Murphy, RN BSN

Aesthetic Nurse & Business Development Manager

Jenny is a registered nurse and a part-time aesthetic injector at Vega Vitality. Jenny earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2009. She graduated at the top of her class. Since then, she has worked as a nurse in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Her eye for aesthetics and passion for skincare led her to her role at Vega Vitality. She continued her training with a year-long intensive apprenticeship under Ashley Hilmes, NP - Vega Vitality’s Founder. During this apprenticeship, Jenny was able to have critical hands-on training and gain knowledge of all of the treatments offered at Vega Vitality. After completing her apprenticeship, Jenny was officially asked to join the team. Jenny prides herself on her skin consultations and her relationships with Vega Vitality’s patients. She strives to achieve results that make her patients feel like a refreshed version of themselves. She also loves to learn and implement the latest in skincare technology and treatments.

In her free time, you can find Jenny perched up at Row 34, at a Booty by Brabants class, or enjoying the city with an iced triple espresso.

Jenny lives in the South End with her husband and son, Massimo.

Follow: @jennygrande12

Contact: jenny@vegavitality.com

Jenny Rusin, RN BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

Jordan is a registered nurse who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2018 with magna cum laude honors. In 2019, Jordan began taking graduate-level courses through Georgetown University to further her education.
Jordan has spent the past four years practicing critical care medicine in various cities such as Miami, Nashville, and Boston. Working in the ICU, she developed exceptional assessment skills and learned how to manage complex situations. She currently maintains BLS, ACLS, and CCRN certifications.
Originally from the South Shore, Jordan moved back to Boston in 2021 to settle down. While she loves the intensity of working in the ICU, she has always dreamt of creating beauty and fostering confidence in the field of medical aesthetics. In the fall of 2021, she began a six-month intensive apprenticeship, focusing on skincare and facial balancing utilizing dermal filler and neuromodulators.
Jordan recently joined the Vega Vitality team, hoping to broaden her knowledge base and skill set and create lifelong relationships with her new colleagues and patients. Jordan values teamwork and collaboration with the belief that two heads are always better than one.
She is quite good to listen to her patients to understand their goals and build treatment plans that will yield the best results. Jordan takes pride in her attention to detail and eye for facial balancing and symmetry.
She loves seeing her patient's reactions to their results, as it is her goal to make her patients feel their most confident version of themselves. In addition, she loves to follow up with her patients after receiving treatments as her goal is 100% patient satisfaction.
She lives in South Boston.

Follow: @nurseinjectorjordan
Contact: jordan@vegavitality.com

Jordan Medeiros, RN BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

Emily is a registered nurse splitting her time between Vega Vitality and Boston Children’s Hospital. Emily loves the field of pediatrics, but she wanted to expand her knowledge and expertise into aesthetics. She feels grateful to have found a passion for aesthetics and wellness at Vega Vitality. Emily loves building relationships with her patients and helping them feel like their best selves.

Emily is a 2016 graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of Scranton. Since graduating, she has lived and worked in Philadelphia, San Diego, and Seattle. While she misses the sunshine and warm winters of the West Coast, she is grateful to be back on the East Coast and to have the opportunity to join the incredible team at Vega Vitality.

Emily lives in South Boston.

Contact: emily@vegavitality.com

Emily Kotchick, RN BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

Caroline graduated from the University of Delaware in 2016 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and started her career working in Philadelphia. She continued to pursue her passion for pediatrics while traveling to San Diego, CA, broadening her skill set as a travel nurse.

Caroline moved to Boston in 2020, and she now splits her time between Vega Vitality and Boston Children’s Hospital. She loves working alongside the Vega Vitality team in the constantly evolving aesthetic field.

Caroline enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and spending time outdoors.

Caroline lives in South Boston.

Contact: caroline@vegavitality.com

Caroline Greenwald, RN BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

Aesthetic

Jill is a Massachusetts State licensed, and board registered aesthetician. She specializes in both medical and traditional skincare. With over two-and-a-half decades of experience, she loves to share her skincare knowledge and help patients find the right regime and treatment program for their individual needs. She is detail-oriented with a soft touch and warm demeanor.

Growing up in Vermont, her love for the outdoors and animals was instilled in her from a very young age. She has a passion for fashion and the arts. She enjoys spending time with her family, working in her garden, and traveling.

Jill lives in Needham with her husband and cats, Bran and Josey Wales.

Follow: @jillferrigan

Contact: jill@vegavitality.com

Jill Ferrigan

Master Medical Aesthetician

Timea is a licensed medical aesthetician who specializes in anti-aging treatments, lasers, and body contouring. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in Psychology. Timea lived in Los Angeles for 13 years before moving back home to Boston to continue her education. She graduated from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics and National Laser Institute. She is also attended CoolSculpting® University, and she is certified CoolSculpting® specialist. Timea has many years of customer service experience, and she is incredibly passionate about creating patient relationships and treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. It’s especially fulfilling for her to be able to help patients reach their goals and improve their confidence.

In her spare time, Timea enjoys being with her family, traveling, and discovering new restaurants in her favorite Boston neighborhoods.

Timea lives in Seaport with her fiancé and their Goldendoodle, Charlie.

Contact: timea@vegavitality.com

Timea Buzdugan

Master Medical Aesthetician