About Us - Vega Vitality

Meet the Team

Ashley is a board certified nurse practitioner (NP) 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 was unable to pass up the offer. She joined the team at MGH and planted roots in Boston.

While working full-time 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. She also decided to volunteer for medical missions in Africa and Central America to continue her passion for travel nursing. She has traveled on many medical missions with Medical Missions for Children (MMFC) to assist in surgeries for children with cleft lips and palates in Guatemala and the Philippines. After five years at MGH and completing her certifications to become an aesthetic nurse, 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. Ashley formed a dynamic, tight-knit, and hard-working team determined to make Vega Vitality what it is today. At Vega Vitality, the patient experience and positive results are paramount. In 2018, Ashley graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with an MS in Adult Health Nursing. She is currently a licensed Nurse Practitioner in the State of Massachusetts.

Ashley’s enthusiasm for health and vitality is evident in her lifestyle through her practice of nursing, being a certified yoga instructor, acting as a humanitarian, and traveling extensively. Ashley lives in the Back Bay with her husband and daughter, Madison.

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Contact: ashley@vegavitality.com

Ashley Hilmes, NP

Founder & Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

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 is also responsible for marketing and advertising initiatives. Abby has supported CEOs for over a decade, and she now works closely with Vega Vitality’s Founder, Ashley Hilmes, to ensure the practice runs seamlessly.

Abby graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with an MS in Leadership & Administration and cum laude from Regis College with a BA 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.

Abby lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner and their dog, Isla Gray. She works remotely, but she loves her trips to Boston to visit her team. Abby is passionate about supporting animal rescues. She loves spending time with her friends & family, continuing her education, and traveling.

Contact: abby@vegavitality.com

Abby Cushman, MS

Vice President

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.

Linda lives in Beverly with her husband, two children Chris & Ava, and their dog, Lola. (You probably have seen her daughter, Ava, on Vega Vitality's Instagram posts!) Linda loves spending time with her family and friends and traveling.

Contact: info@vegavitality.com or linda@vegavitality.com

Linda Suozzo, CMAA

Director of Patient Relations

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

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 Bachelors 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

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

Meghan earned her Bachelors 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, music and (of course) her perfect French Bulldog, Cash. Meghan lives in East Walpole with her boyfriend.

Contact: meghan@vegavitality.com

Meghan Murphy, RN

Aesthetic Nurse

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 also 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

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.

Follow: @jennygrande12

Contact: jenny@vegavitality.com

Jenny Rusin, RN BSN

Aesthetic Nurse

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’s of Arts degree in Communication Studies with minor in Psychology.

Alison lives in Quincy with her husband. She loves traveling and reading, and she has recently picked up tennis!

Alison Vendetta, BS

Patient Experience Coordinator