Blu Bryan has more than a decade of experience in medical esthetics and cosmetology. With a customer focus, he is committed to providing the highest quality service to make clients look and feel their best.
With licenses in both California and North Carolina, Blu studied broadly in cosmetology, hair styling, nail care, and related personal grooming services at McDowell College. He also holds an Emergency Medical Technician certification from the San Francisco Paramedic Association. Blu has done Graduate degree in Addiction Studies at Hazelden Collage and PhD coursework at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He has an Associate’s Degree in interior design and architecture from Brooks College.
Pernella Sommerville was a welcome addition to the Epi Center MedSpa team in early 2014 with expertise as a leading consultant in Public Relations, Marketing and Event Planning for both national and international markets. With over 15 years experience in public relations/special events, she applies her strong expertise in people/social skills, data, relationship building and long-term strategic planning. Previous to and in conjunction with ECMS, Pernella held various positions as Project Manager for Leftwich Events Specialists, Director of Industry Development and Administration/Director of Campus Life and Manager of Public Relations for Academy of Art University, Director of Membership Development, Redlands Chamber of Commerce, Manager, Mission Aviation Fellowship Foundation, Lecturer and Trainer for the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and Clinician, Chaparral Treatment Center.
Pernella Sommerville has led project valuation, negotiation processes, corporate business development and new client systems. In her first six months with EpiCenter MedSpa Pernella increased patient satisfaction and communications by more than 30%. Pernella Sommerville holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Certificate in Public Relations. She is an active member of the Junior League of San Francisco.
Shameen is the first smiley face you see upon entering the Epi Center MedSpa. As our Patient Care Coordinator, her goal is to ensure that each patient feel relaxed and focused on a luxurious experience. Shameen maintains client confidentiality and compliance with legal and medical requirements. Originally from Southern California, Shameen moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009 to pursue a degree in International Politics and Economics with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Since graduating from Mills College in 2013, Shameen has worked in such diverse industries as Stanford West and American Red Cross with a focus on excellent customer service, communications and best business practices. Additionally, Shameen has a strong background in the beauty industry working as freelance makeup artist and Salon Administrator across the Bay Area. Her commitment and passion for skincare and makeup artistry led her to attend the Cinta Aveda Institute in San Francisco where she became a Licensed Aesthetician. Shameen offers genuine concern, personalized attention and quality service to each patient.
Vanessa is a San Francisco native and has worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years. The love of the industry is in her blood. She knew that Aesthetics and customer service were her passion and the Epi Center MedSpa was the perfect fit. Vanessa has learned best business practices and strategies from top CEO’s across the country and has fulfilled her dream of overseeing a practice. She is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals by being a warm and caring. You will feel at ease with Vanessa during your visit because she is attentive, compassionate, and thorough. Vanessa ensures that all of your questions are answered and your expectations are addressed. Vanessa possesses strong communication skills, a calm and pleasant demeanor, and an innate ability to be warm and compassionate. She works comfortably in all areas of the industry, from helping the providers, to day to day staff management.She is responsible for greeting and registering patients in the facility as well as verifying correctness of patient demographic and privacy information. This winning combination ensures that you will receive exceptional service and care, while visiting Epi Center MedSpa. Vanessa is currently pursuing her BA and MBA in Business Administration at Golden Gate University.
With over 25 years in the spa industry in the most elite spas across the nation, in 2011 Patricia decided to make the switch to medical aesthetics. She quickly became one of the most sought after and highly recognized Master Medical Estheticians in her field. She brings a multi-faceted interest and education in progressive skincare techniques. Along with medical knowledge, she has a holistic view regarding the role diet and nutrition play in skin health. Patricia knew she wanted to be part of the skin care industry from an early age. She quickly embraced the joy of beauty while also being intrigued by the science behind beautiful skin.
Knowing that all patients are different, Patricia spends countless hours creating innovative and customized treatments for each individual. As a wife and mother, she recognizes that both men and women face tremendous demands every day. Patricia understands the needs her patients feel to be healthy and happy with themselves, both inwardly and outwardly. Patricia‘s patients and colleagues have placed her in the top of her field and forefront of her profession because her passion and her ability to change their skin far exceeds their expectation.
Patricia is very impassioned about patient care and customized treatment plans. She employs her extensive training in medical grade products and skin care with diverse facial treatments such as, anti-aging treatments microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage chemical peels, dermaplaning, microneedling, lashes extensions and Hydrafacial MD. She exercises impeccable customer service abilities, understanding that her patients are her top priority offering luxurious, relaxing and effective services.
“My patients are not just my patients or my clients, they are my friends. Their feelings, expectations and results are very important to me. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and educating them on skin care and treatments to enhance their beauty and confidence in their appearance.”
Patricia is a foodie and enjoys trying different restaurants all around the Bay area with her husband and friends. She loves traveling with her husband and son.
Body Contouring Specialist and Licensed Aesthetician Epi Center MedSpa
Jasmine has worked in the beauty, health and wellness industry for over 20 years. She began her career as a makeup artist and fitness expert in 1997. Her high-end and celebrity clientele extended throughout Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas. She transitioned into aesthetics when she realized her clients had extensive questions and concerns about their skin/skincare regimen and overall health. The aesthetic side of beauty made her fall in love with medicine, medical grade products and body contouring. Jasmine then advanced her career path by becoming a Licensed Clinical Aesthetician and Coolsculpting expert, graduating from Coolsculpting University. As an aesthetician, Jasmine specializes in treating pigmentation in darker skin tones and minimizing the appearance of under eye dark circles. With all of the body contouring treatment options offered at our practice, Jasmine has now received advanced training in all of the treatment modalities such as Coolsculpting, HCG consultations, M’lis nutrition and detoxification, Cellusculpt and Body Wraps and has become our lead Body Contouring Specialist. Consulting with clients and helping them look and feel their best is her ultimate goal.
Born and raised in Woodside Hills, California Sheila began her career in the beauty industry in 2001 managing a cosmetic dermatology/plastic surgery practice. The physician was so impressed with her passion for skin care she suggested Sheila go to school to be an aesthetician. A year later she graduated with honors, took her state board exams and began treating patients using microdermabrasion, Obagi Blu Peel, Vitalize Peel, chemical peels, acne treatments and dermaplaning (derma blading).
In 2010 she decided to go back to school for a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from Notre Dame University. While going to school, she started her own aesthetic business.
Sheila specializes in Micro-needling, Derma blading, chemical peels, HydraFacial, correcting acne, reviving aged and sun damaged skin. She has been trained by world renowned Dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
When she’s not busy making people look and feel beautiful, she spends most of her time traveling with her husband to different wineries and beaches around the world. Sheila has a true love for animals and is part of various charity organizations including SBCA, PETA, and MAP.
Aesthetic Department Manager/Licensed Aesthetician
Epi Center MedSpa
Kelly began her career in the beauty industry in 1997 as a makeup artist. Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Working with Smashbox Studios, Christian Dior, Stila & M.A.C., Kelly was specializing in promotional events, lectures, wedding/bridal parties and one-on-one consultations. The desire for more a creative “avant-garde” makeup career inspired Kelly to move to San Francisco, where she began her involvement with fashion agencies (modeling/makeup), music videos, fashion shows, print work, and retail websites. As her career took off, Kelly was approached by the creator of “Makeup Gourmet” Chris Scott, to co-host his cable television show. Kelly continued her training with some of the Bay Areas most prominent Dermatologists and Cosmetic Surgeons; specializing in pre and postoperative care, acne patients, chemical peels, clinical/deep facials, microdermabrasion, and permanent makeup. In addition to managing the aesthetic department at the Epi Center, Kelly continues to work in all realms of the “Beauty” business, creating a balance between skincare and makeup.
Stacey Lynn, CMA, LVN, MT has over a decade of experience working in healthcare from an array of specialties including a few in: Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, OB-GYN, Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Stacey came to Epi Center MedSpa in 2015 and is delighted to work in a private practice that provides the highest quality of patient care in an acute and beautiful medical setting. She is an experienced practitioner of CoolSculpting. And is passionate about working alongside and learning from all the talented staff here at Epi!
Stacey has studied Liberal Arts and Theater in her undergraduate studies at Holy Names University, Oakland, CA. Her love for theatre and travel landed her a semester in a study abroad program at Kingston University in London, UK, where she concentrated in Shakespeare studies. In alignment with her community outreach work, she went on to study Social Justice and Interdisciplinary Studies at the California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. Being a fervent and dedicated student of the human body, Stacey is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, certified and trained in a 900-hour intensive Massage Therapy and Health Education program at the National Holistic Institute. She is also certified in Reiki One and Two Attunements. And is currently in pursuit of her MSN graduate work. Stacey enjoys volunteering with several local, charitable organizations including a few nearest and dearest to her heart which is the Northern California Chapter of The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Support For Families Of Children With Disabilities, and Yoga at Grace Cathedral.
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Epi Center Medical Associates
With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Western Michigan University, Erica began her career as a Registered Nurse in adult inpatient care at Detroit Medical Center. She then moved to San Francisco to follow her passion in anti-aging and aesthetic procedures. Erica has trained under the most reputable physicians and nurses around the world and has earned the respect of physicians and colleagues in her field. Erica represents an innovative model for responsible best practices; ensuring uniformity and the highest quality of care. Her precision and attention to the smallest of details when it comes to facial anatomy and aging interventions has led her to a reputation many seek to align with as a master injector in facial aesthetics.
She enjoys helping people build their confidence safely & conservatively by tailoring each treatment based on facial structure, muscular movement, skin type/ethnicity, and cosmetic goals for the best outcome. Erica empowers her patients through an educational approach in the decision making process by placing the highest regard to safety and efficacy along the way.