THMA Consulting Trainers
Experienced, Proficient, Caring
THMA Consulting’s Clinical Trainers share a passion for medical aesthetics and teaching. These are gifted injectors with decades of experience and thorough knowledge of the latest medical aesthetics products and techniques. The team provides program participants all across Canada with top-quality, comprehensive training and personal mentoring to develop the skills and self-confidence required for safe, successful and ethical medical aesthetic practices.
Tracey Hotta - THMA Consulting CEO
Tracey began her nursing career in 1984 and has dedicated her past 28 years to practicing in and advancing the field of medical aesthetics. One of the first RN injectors in Canada, Tracey is now a member of the prestigious Quarter Century Club of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. Tracey is a respected advocate for patient safety and passionate about ensuring the highest quality of aesthetics education. Her high standards and values are reflected in the THMA Consulting training program and her national team of expert clinical trainers.
Tracey received a diploma from AJ MacMaster School of Nursing in 1984. She then completed her education at Ryerson University, graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Tracey’s Blog: Looking Back on Three Decades in Medical Aesthetics
In 1990, she was hired as the operating room manager at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Toronto. She worked with Dr. Wayne Carman for 15 years, developing an in-depth knowledge of plastic surgery procedures and aesthetic injection skills. This new field of nursing prompted Tracey to establish a training program for new injectors entering the field of medical aesthetics.
“I’m proud of how many nurses are now choosing this as a career, and how many entrepreneurial medical professionals are creating and building their own successful practices today.” – Tracey Hotta
In 2005, Tracey joined Dr. Mitchell Brown at Toronto Plastic Surgery in Toronto as the patient educator for surgical patients. She also developed her own aesthetic injection practice.
Tracey opened her own aesthetic practice in 2014, just walking distance from her home in Thornhill. She also drew from her teaching experience and practical experience to set up the THMA Preceptorship Program. Tracey has made sure the program ensures patient safety by maintaining high standards and professional ethics.
Tracey lectures across North America on surgical and non-surgical plastic surgical procedures and has published several related articles. She is the current editor of the Plastic Surgical Nursing journal, an editor of the ISPAN (International Society of Plastic Aesthetic Nursing) Core Curriculum, and worked on the study guide for the CPSN (Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse) and CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certification exams.
Tracey is proud to be the past president of the ISPAN and a founding member for the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Specialty Nurses (CSASN). She chaired a task force that developed the Standards and Guidelines for Aesthetic Nurse Injectors recognized by the Canadian Nurse Association.
Niala Kalliecharan - Markham, ON
Niala is an accomplished Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of nursing experience, and the CEO of Timeless Medical Aesthetics which serves as THMA Consulting national training centre. Niala provides expert clinical training in Foundation Course 3: Business Ethics, and Supplementary Courses in PRP and DA Treatments.
Niala graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University with her BScN, following that with a Masters in Nursing in the Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Toronto. Her NP career in the Cardiac Surgery Program at the Southlake Regional Health Centre culminated in her promotion to Manager of Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Programs at Southlake.
From establishing and improving hospital protocols to giving national level lectures in the field of cardiac care, her approach has always been focused on delivering excellence in patient centered care. She brought that compassion for professional care to the field of medical aesthetics when Niala opened her Timeless Medical Aesthetics clinic in January 2021.
“We are not just people in white nursing outfits looking cute. We are experts, a group of people well educated, with great skills and intentions. We are healthcare leaders.” – Niala Kalliecharan
Niala leads training workshops at Timeless in Deoxycholic Acid and Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments. If nothing else, she says, providers should invest in the increasingly popular PRP on their professional portfolios. With her management background and entrepreneurial smarts, Niala is the perfect trainer for Foundation Course 3: Business Ethics & Professional Standards.
Blog: Niala Raises the Bar on Medical Aesthetics
Niala’s caring and compassionate manner is complemented by her exceptional communication skills, allowing an ongoing therapeutic relationship with both patients and training clients.
Gina Maalouf - Markham, ON
Gina has in nursing for over 25 years, with a good portion of her early career spent in the ICU at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is now the owner/injector at Omorphi Aesthetics in Oshawa. In Markham, she does Foundation Course 4: Hands-on Training and leads workshops in the Art and Science of Lip Enhancements.
Gina has always had an eye for beauty and medical aesthetics, even while working for years in the ICU at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She also worked as a PACU RN at St. Mike’s and Lakeridge Health in Oshawa.
She took training with THMA Consulting, bringing a deep desire for learning and patient care to the courses. In 2020 took the full plunge into a new career with the opening of her own clinic at at Omorphi Aesthetics in Oshawa.
Tracey’s Blog: Gina Has an Eye for Excellence
As a trainer now, particularly in the Art and Science of Lip Enhancement workshops , Gina brings the same practice ethics and philosophy that she takes pride in in her clinical practice.
“You have to pay attention to detail and focus on a natural look. Anybody can put a filler in someone’s lips, but it’s the knowledge you have and your ability to see what needs to be done that will produce desirable results.”
Training in the Art and Science of Lip Enhancements with Gina at Timeless Medical Aesthetics will take place on the 3rd Friday of every month. Register Here
Jacklyn Sudetic - Oakville, ON
Jacklyn is a Registered Nurse and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist with more than 10 years experience as a cosmetics nurse injector. Jacklyn is the co-owner of Distinct Medical Aesthetics in Oakville, Ont. Jacklyn’s practical and organizational skills give her the qualified ability to work closely with clients in THMA Consulting’s Hands-on Training course and One-on-One Mentoring.
Jacklyn began her career as a medical aesthetician in Mississauga in 2008 while attending Sheridan College to earn a diploma as Registered Nurse. She would continue her post-secondary education with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at McMaster University.
“Blending the art of beauty with the science of facial aesthetics is my professional passion. I’m thrilled to be in a position now to use my experience in surgical and non-surgical procedures to guide training and mentoring of safe and effective injectable treatments.” – Jacklyn Sudetic
She has trained extensively to enhance her nursing and medical aesthetic skills. That includes her CANS certification as well as courses in Canadian Laser Safety, Bellafill Training, Cadaver Dissection and MD Codes.
As an advanced nurse injector in Dr. Philip Solomon’s surgery centre in Thornhill, Jacklyn has specialized laser resurfacing, micro-needling, pan-facial volumization, acne scar reduction, neck fat reduction and injections of neurotoxin and hyaluronic acid fillers. She is expertly qualified to administer cosmetic injections using both a needle and a cannula.
Tracey’s Blog: Jacklyn Sudetic Makes a Hands-on Awesome Addition to Our Team
While honing those skills, Jacklyn worked earlier in her career as an RPN in the emergency departments of the Scarborough General Hospital and the Milton District Hospital, demonstrating proficiency in working with patients, families and healthcare teams.
Jacklyn and her medical director Mara Langevin NP opened their own clinic in Oakville in 2021. Read Tracey’s Blog on Jacklyn returning home to practice.
Distinct Medical Aesthetics also serves as a THMA Consulting training centre and bridging clinic where Jacklyn as an expert clinical trainer will do Foundation Course 4: Hands-on Training and One-on-One Mentoring.
Corey Akisanya - Ottawa, ON
Corey touches all the bases when it comes to clinical expertise, including 10 years of nursing and teaching experience. A year after becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Corey completed Foundation Courses training with THMA Consulting. He is now proprietor at the Skin Logic Ottawa medical aesthetics clinic and a trusted THMA Consulting expert trainer in several courses.
Corey graduated with a Baccalaureate in Nursing from the University of Manitoba in 2011. He completed his post-secondary education in 2018 and became a Nurse Practitioners with a Masters in Nursing from Athabaska University. Corey is licensed to practice in both Ontario and Alberta.
In 2013, Corey began lecturing at Algonquin College in Ottawa and continues to instruct nursing students how to perform clinical duties. In the field, Corey has provided primary nursing care at the Somerset West Community Health Centre and the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre. He has also been a care facilitator in the emergency department of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Corey’s introduction to medical aesthetics came after he volunteered to be the patient/model for Jessica Jacob, who was training with THMA Consulting in Toronto. As he says in Tracey’s Blog on Corey’s Confidence in Starting a New Practice, he knew at that time he wanted a career in this field, too. So, he registered for and completed his Foundation Courses training in 2019.
“We all strive for excellence. And speaking from personal experience, its very important to have the kind of training, guidance and mentoring that THMA Consulting offers.” – Corey Akisanya
Corey immediately demonstrated excellent assessment skills and a keen aesthetic eye. He is now proprietor of Skin Logic Ottawa, 11 Holland Ave., in Ottawa.
Corey’s professional skills, winning personality and teaching background made him a natural fit on the THMA Consulting national team of expert clinical trainers.
Skin Logic serves as a THMA Consulting Training Centre and Bridging Clinic. Corey provides expert training in Foundation Course 4:Hands-on Training, and leads Supplementary workshops in Sclerotherapy, PRP and the Art and Science of Lip Enhancements. He is also the online trainer in IV Vitamin Infusion Treatments.
Read: THMA Consulting Promotes Wellness With IV Vitamin Course
Amanda Bastedo - Ottawa, ON
Amanda has been a RN for 14 years. Her experience has spanned over Emergency, Critical Care, Cardiology and Academia. She has taught at Algonquin College and is a current student of the Masters of Nursing: Nurse Practitioner program at Athabasca University. After training with THMA Consulting in 2018, Amanda and fellow THMA member Corey Akisanya opened Skin Logic, an Ottawa medical aesthetics clinic.
Amanda graduated from the BScN program at Trent University in 2007. She is currenting taking her Masters of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner student at Athabasca University.
Her early nursing experience included work in ER, ICU and Cardiology. She began pursuing a career in medical aesthetics when she enrolled in Foundation Courses training with THMA Consulting in 2018. She is now a regional trainer and mentor for THMA at Skin Logic in Ottawa.
“I love medical aesthetics as it couples beauty and science. I hope to help people recognise this through my training work.” – Amanda Bastedo
Skin Logic serves as a THMA Consulting Training Centre and Bridging Clinic. Amanda provides expert training in Foundation Course 4 and One-on-One Mentoring. He is also the online instructor on the Supplementary Course in IV Vitamin Infusion Treatments.
Colleen White - Kingston, ON
Colleen brings extensive experience in medical aesthetics nursing and teaching to THMA Consulting. She is a Nurse Practitioner with the Upper Canada Family Health Team in Kingston while also working at Queen’s University as a program coordinator and instructor in the School Of Nursing. Her clinical skills and education leadership provide Colleen with high comfort levels in mentoring nursing colleagues.
Colleen is the proprietor and lead practitioner at Glow Skincare Co. at 234 Princess St. in Kingston. This facility also serves as a training centre and bridging clinic for THMA Consulting participants.
Colleen graduated from Queen’s with a BScN in 2001 and would return to get her Masters in 2008. That education kick-started a career in nursing that would take her into family medicine, medical aesthetics, and then back to Queen’s as a PHC-NP Course Instructor and program leader.
Colleen has thrived in fast-paced, high-volume work
environments, and always in accordance with professional and ethical standards and strict attention to patient safety.
The key to good nursing from Colleen perspective is in critically appraising and applying relevant research, best practice guidelines and theory when providing health-care services. Education opens an ability to identify and implement research-based innovations for improving patient care.
Colleen’s leadership in clinical care gives her with the resources to succeed as an educator, role model and mentor to nursing colleagues and students. She also takes a strong and active role in the development and integration of the Nurse Practitioner role within the health-care system.
Colleen’s well-rounded experience, attention to detail and superb communications skills will greatly benefit the nurses and physicians taking THMA Consulting training and mentoring in Kingston.
Dayna Nicholson - Windsor, ON
Dayna Nicholson’s professional experience began in 2011. She is now a Nurse Practitioner and Aesthetic Injector at Estetica Day Spa in Windsor. For THMA Consulting, Dayna will provide professional training in Foundation Course 4: Hands-on Training as well as One-on-One Mentoring for injectors looking to augment skills.
Esthetica Day Spa on 40 Amy Croft Dr. in Windsor serves as a THMA Consulting training centre and bridging clinic in southern Ontario. Dayna will train medical professionals in Foundation Course 4: Hands-on Training and provide One-on-One Mentoring to program participants looking to augment medical aesthetics skills.
She received CNA-accredited training from THMA Consulting in 2021, displaying the same knowledge and deft precision that she shares with patients in her private practice.
Jessica Jacob - Winnipeg, MB
Jess graduated with a nursing degree 10 years ago and the Nurse Practitioner program in 2017. She was a pediatric nurse before moving into medical aesthetics. Proprietor of Jess Jacob Medical Aesthetics in Winnipeg, Jess provides expert clinical training in Course 4: Hands-on Training for THMA Consulting clients in Manitoba.
Jess was one of the first nurses to train with THMA Consulting, travelling all the way from Winnipeg to Toronto in 2018 to successfully complete Foundation Courses in Medical Aesthetics.
“I love teaching people and watching their faces when they inject and see the results of their education and the training all coming together. It’s great to see someone so excited about taking our program.” – Jess Jacob
Jess is also available for One-on-One Mentoring for new and experienced medical aesthetics practitioners who wish to hone skills or augment practices.
Jessica is the owner of The Injection Nurse, a non-surgical medical aesthetics practice based out of Winnipeg. The clinic is a THMA Consulting training centre and bridging clinic.
On her website, Jess says her love of medical aesthetics began as a teenager, and continued as her nursing career allowed her to experience many of the latest industry innovations and products first-hand.
“As a nurse practitioner and skincare specialist, Jess offers each of her cosmetic patients a unique combination of experience, knowledge, and personal attention.
Jess’ commitment to continuing education and professional development, combined with her personable demeanor and medical fortitude, allow her to gain a thorough understanding of her patient’s beauty and skincare goals and the best options available to achieve their desired results.”
Dr. Kelley Wright - Barrie, ON
Kelley has been practicing family medicine in Simcoe County since 1999. Her community-based practice runs out of Roberta Place Retirement home. She is affiliated with the Barrie Family Health Team and is medical director of several Long Term Care facilities. Kelley is also a gifted medical aesthetics practitioner and the medical director at her own 413 Medical Aesthetics clinic in Barrie.
Formerly in the Canadian Armed Forces, she practiced as a Medical Officer at Base Borden until her retirement from the military in 2003. Kelley has a family practice with a Certificate of Added Competency in Care of the Elderly.
Although not initially drawn to medical aesthetics, Kelley came to empathize with the physical and emotional effects that the passage of time has on all of us. Most of her patients were women in their 40s and 50s who had raised their families and were looking for a new lease on life. The transition to medical aesthetics was a natural one for this mother of two adult children.
“THMA Consulting is an elite training and consulting company in this industry with a great reputation. We share the same commitment to excellence and high ethical standards.” Dr. Kelley Wright
Kelley and her husband Michael Peirone will now team up to provide Foundation Course 4: Hands-on Training and One-on-One Mentoring from their clinic in Barrie. 413 Medical Aesthetics will also serve as a THMA Consulting Bridging Clinic where member injectors can enhance skills and provide services to their own patients.
Kelley and Michael are a Perfect Fit for Training in Barrie
Kelley is a competitive body builder with the Canadian Physique Alliance. Aging positively in all aspects of health, including aesthetics, is a passion for her, and she is excited to show training participants how the restoration of a youthful appearance can enhance people’s lives.
Michael Peirone - Barrie, ON
Michael is a graduate of McMaster University Physician Assistant Education Program’s inaugural class. He taught the Clinical Skills portion of that program for a few years while working in Emergency and Geriatric Medicine. Michael’s interest in medical aesthetics would result in extensive training at THMA Consulting and his current practice with Dr. Kelley Wright at 413 Medical Aesthetics in Barrie.
Having experience in commercial design, and a passion for fitness and competitive bodybuilding, Michael has a unique appreciation for both aesthetics and science, and is passionate about the way they compliment and intersect in the field of cosmetic medicine.
“A commitment to patient safety with the highest standards of medicine in professional business practices – these are all things we strive to achieve in our medical practices and aesthetics training.” – Michael Peirone
He and his wife Dr. Kelley Wright took the THMA Consulting Foundation Courses in 2019, and from the beginning they had a goal to open their own medical aesthetics practice in Barrie.
Power Couple Builds a Strong Practice in Medical Aesthetics
Always eager to continuing learning, the married professionals have taken most every Supplementary Course we have to offer, and have attended many of our Professional Develop Symposiums and Virtual Presentations.
Kelley and Michael’s reputation and addition to the team is great news for nurses and physicians from the Barrie area who want high-quality training in medical aesthetics.
Aundrea Ritchie - Halifax, NS
Aundrea has been a nurse for 10 years and in medical aesthetics for nine years. She is a certified Nursing Aesthetic Specialist and is now enrolled in a Masters program for Nurse Practitioners. Aundrea is based in Halifax and is licensed to provide injection training for THMA Consulting in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Aundrea is a medical aesthetics injector at Vitality Medi-Spa in Halifax. She knows first-hand about the anxieties of starting out in medical aesthetics, so now gets great personal satisfaction in helping others gain confidence in their abilities through in-depth training.
“Patient safety is always our number one concern as injectors. We want to make sure we get best results in safest way possible. That is reflected through the THMA Consulting training program.” – Aundrea Ritchie
Aundrea is licensed to train and mentor in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and can provide hands-on instruction for medical professions from P.E.I. and Newfoundland who can travel to Halifax.
Jackie Connors - St. John's, NL
Jackie Connors is a true pioneer in the field of medical aesthetics. The registered nurse was hired in 1999 to work for the only medical clinic to offer Botox treatments in Newfoundland at that time. Since 20024 she has been a full-time nursing director and injector at Landells Clinic in St. John’s.
Jackie’s passion for medical aesthetics stems from the fact she has enjoyed this field of nursing every day of her more than 20 years in the profession.
That experience and her respected abilities made her the first choice for an expert clinical trainer in Newfoundland.
“It’s a privilege to be part of this extraordinary team of medical professionals. I’m super excited to be bringing my experience and love of the job to my new training position.” – Jackie Connors
Jackie graduated with her BScN in 1995 and worked in hospital ERs about 6 years. in 1999 she was hired on a part-time basis at The Landells Clinic, where dermatologist Dr. Ian Landells was the first in the province to do Botox.
Jackie says she was always interested in beauty and cosmetics, and that’s what drew her to Landells initially. She started doing laser hair removal a half day a week on Fridays. Demand and the business grew rapidly, creating a full-time position for Jackie. She has been the Nursing Director for The Landells Clinic since 2004.
Jackie has trained with industry reps and THMA Consulting. She will now be doing Foundation Course 4: Hands-on Training for THMA Consulting.
Top Quality Training in Medical Aesthetics Comes to Newfoundland
Brandy Donald - Miramichi NB
Brandy Donald has been in nursing for more than 25 years. A NP with a family/all ages practice at Miramichi Health Center since 2008, Brandy has long had a passion for women’s health, wellness and beauty. She now owns her own medical aesthetics clinic in Miramichi and is THMA Consulting’s lead trainer in New Brunswick.
Brandy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1998 from UNB Fredericton. She worked for 10 years as a RN in the CCU department of the hospital in Miramichi before returning to UNB for her Masters
degree in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner in 2007. I have been a NP with a family/all ages practice at
Miramichi Health Center since 2018.
During that time, Brandy also owned her own consulting company. She provided clients with guidance on nutrition, healthy lifestyles and physical wellness. She had a serious interest in medical aesthetics for years, then jumped at the opportunity when NB added this scope of practice to Nurse Practitioner standards. She trained with THMA Consulting and launched her career in medical aesthetics as both an NP injector and Authorized Provider (or Medical Director) at a local medi-spa in Miramichi.
“After a long and winding road with 25 years in primary care, I said ‘hey, I can do this!’ I knew this was the direction I wanted to go.”
In March of 2022 Brandy joined THMA Consulting as the lead trainer in New Brunswick. Two months later, she and long-time colleague Kelly Whalen opened Luxe Medical Aesthetics in Miramichi as a first step towards an independent career. Luxe will serve as a THMA Consulting regional training centre for Foundation Course 4: Hands-on Training and Supplementary Course workshops in the Art and Science of Lip Enhancements.
Brandy understands a woman’s desire to feel and look her best, with that strong connection between self-
confidence and mental health. Her nursing background and drive to be best in practice and training will serve patients and clients well. “I couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds!”
Blog: Talent and a Can-Do Attitude Drives Brandy to Leadership Roles in Medical Aesthetics
Kelly Whalen - Miramichi NB
Kelly has a 34-year background in nursing, taking great pride in ensuring client safety and care by maintaining high nursing standards and professional ethics. Kelly is a highly qualified registered nurse and certified medical aesthetics nurse injector. She is an injector and trainer at Luxe Medical Aesthetics in Miramichi.
Kelly lists her priorities as a nurse injector and trainer are to make sure her client’s needs are understood, that they are educated fully and have the information needed to have confidence in themselves and their decisions regarding treatments.
“My aim is boost self-esteem through comprehensive training in the use of medical aesthetic treatments.”
Kelly is co-owner of LUXE Medical Aesthetics in Miramichi. She and Brandy Donald NP are also certified trainers for THMA, providing education and skills for participants in Foundation Course 4: Hands-on Training and the Supplementary Course workshop on the Art and Science of Lip Enhancement course for the Maritime region.
Tambra Tufford - Oakville, ON
Tambra has been a Registered Nurse since graduating from McMaster University with her BSN in 2003. Tambra has devoted more than 12 years to the field of medical aesthetics in two plastic surgery clinics and in her own Tufford Medical Aesthetics Clinic in Oakville.
Since graduation, Tambra has worked in the emergency departments of the Hamilton General Hospital (2003 – 2007) and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ont. (2007-2019), providing competent and compassionate nursing care to a diverse population of all ages.
While responsible for critical assessments and thinking, Tambra also developed nursing skills to other areas of health care, such as telemetry, phlebotomy, mental health nursing, triaging, record keeping and advanced cardiac life support skills.
“Whether it’s a patient or a trainee, I like making people feel good by turning insecurities into positives and improving their self-esteem. I think its important for even the most experienced injectors to continue to learn and grow.” – Tambra Tufford
Tambra entered the medical aesthetics field in 2008 with Oakville, Ont., plastic surgeon Dr. Nancy de Kleer in Oakville. More recently she has worked with plastic surgeon Dr. Otto Weiglein in Burlington, Ont., doing consultations and assessments, administering neurotoxins, dermal fillers and Belkyra while performing micro-needling, Coolscultping and laser treatments.
Her expertise led to a clinical aesthetics training position with Clarion Medical Technologies. Her various responsibilities include product training for clinicians and other professionals, and the establishment and maintenance of training material and programs.
In November 2019, Tambra confidently went into the medical aesthetics business for herself with the opening of Tufford Medical Aesthetics in Oakville. Her website describes her passion for her work.
Tambra Tufford Takes One-on-One Mentoring in a New Direction
Tambra’s training has also included Foundation Courses with THMA Consulting, various medical aesthetics symposiums and webinars, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, CPR, ECG and personal fitness certification.
Tambra is a member in good standing with The College of Nurses of Ontario, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, The Canadian Nurses Association and the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses.
Belita Savage - London, ON
Belita has been a nurse for over 10 years and in medicals aesthetics since 2016. The Nurse Practitioner is now the principle injector and owner of Kontour Medical Aesthetics in London. Belita brings experience and keen attention to patient care to THMA Consulting. Her goal is to help raise standards for medical aesthetics in Ontario.
Belita became an RN in 2013, and right away began working at the University Hospital, helping with recovery of stroke patients and neurosurgical patients care.
She started doing medical aesthetics in 2016, then opened her own clinic 2020.
From the hospital to her medical aesthetics practice, Belita’s professional philosophy remains the same: make people feel better and comfortable about improving their overall health.