Meet The Team

Gabrielle Garritano

FOUNDER & CEO

Gabrielle (aka Gabby) is a board-certified, New York-licensed Physician Assistant. She earned her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in Manhattan, and has spent the past decade pursuing her dream of becoming a medical aesthetics authority to her generation.

Prior to founding JECT, Gabby worked alongside several of New York City’s top plastic surgeons, where she gained extensive experience in aesthetic injectables, skincare, and minimally-invasive procedures. Considered a thought leader in preventative medical aesthetics, her highly specialized experience and training give her a distinct perspective in today’s rapidly changing cosmetic and medical landscape. Gabby is a true advocate of medical aesthetics being part of a patient’s overall health and well-being.

She is an active member of The Wing, The New York Junior League, The American Academy of Physician Assistants, and serves on the Board of Directors for The Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants. She is a devoted student of yoga and meditation, which has been fundamental to her work and desire to maintain balance in her life. Gabby has traveled the world with the intention of making JECT a global organization.


Gabby’s favorite treatments: Cheek filler paired with a medical-grade facial

Devon Nagelberg

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF BRAND

Devon is a marketing and consumer engagement leader with extensive retail and beauty industry expertise. She brings international perspective and a global mindset to her mission of accelerating JECT’s growth.

Devon oversees JECT’s marketing/media, client engagement and business development strategies, with focus on the brand’s quest to revolutionize the industry, making medical aesthetic services accessible and mainstream. She is responsible for JECT’s distinct image and voice and for ensuring an engaging experience across all channels.

Prior to JECT, Devon lived and worked in Hong Kong, leading creative operations and managing consumer engagement for Estée Lauder Companies’ Clinique APAC. Before Estée Lauder, Devon was with Bloomingdale’s, where she was the Managing Editor of social and digital media. While at Bloomingdale’s, she produced large-scale activations and strategic partnerships targeting millennials, including NY Fashion Week and new store opening initiatives.

Having studied and worked in Beijing previously, she has always been passionate about Asia and sees huge opportunity for JECT there in the future. Devon is an avid swimmer and triathlete.

Devon’s favorite treatments: Wrinkle reducer to smooth crow’s feet with a medical-grade facial.

Ali Vafa, MD, MPH

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Ali Vafa MD, MPH has had years of extensive training in medical aesthetics and performs thousands of cosmetic procedures yearly. He holds a Doctorate in Medicine, a Masters of Public Health, a Bachelors of Science in Biology, as well as a Bachelors of Art in Fine Art. He is a physician as well as an accomplished painter and sculptor who has had his work exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Vancouver, among other cities. His background in art combined with his extensive training and experience in medical aesthetics makes him the ideal practitioner of cosmetic medicine.

He is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and regularly attends lectures and training seminars in the field of Aesthetic Medicine. He is committed to being a leader in Aesthetic Medicine by providing his patients with the newest advances combined with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Vafa has been awarded, along with only a handful of other physicians in New York, the Diamond Level Provider designation from Allergan (a select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments and/or over 2000 filler procedures per year). He was awarded the Chairman Level Provider designation which is the highest level provider for Galderma, the makers of Sculptra, Dysport and Restylane and also a Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics.

Dr. Vafa is committed to being a leader in aesthetic medicine by providing his patients the newest advances combined with the highest quality medical care in New York City.

Erica Bartoloni, PA-C

INJECTOR

Erica is a board-certified, New York-licensed Physician Assistant. She earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Wagner College in 2011 and began her career as a PA on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at Lenox Hill Hospital. She works for the Department of Plastic Surgery and operates with many of New York City’s top surgeons in a broad variety of plastic and reconstructive cases. Erica is passionate about the evolving field of medical aesthetics and believes in educating and individualizing care to help each patient feel like the best version of themselves.

Erica takes an active role in medical and surgical education, attending and presenting at conferences and workshops regularly and serving as a preceptor for students on their Plastic Surgery rotation.

As a born and raised New Yorker, Erica enjoys giving back to her community as a volunteer ballet teacher for “Groove With Me” and supports several other local non-profit organizations.

Dafna Gershoony, PA-C

INJECTOR

Dafna earned her Master's degree from Lenox Hill Hospital/Pace University PA Program and received advanced training at national leading New York Hospitals including NYU, Lenox Hill and Weill-Cornell. Having a background in emergency medicine, she brings a holistic medical approach to her cosmetic and medical dermatology practices. After years of training alongside New York’s top dermatologists, Dafna adopted cutting-edge injectables and laser technologies into her everyday practice, allowing her to cultivate results-driven and minimally invasive anti-aging for all her patients.

Dafna’s arts background, also her minor-undergraduate study, contributes to her passion for aesthetic medicine and facilitates her ability to fulfill the aesthetic desires of her patients with natural and balanced results. With an eye for detail, commitment to medicine, and dedication to patient comfort, Dafna excels in the fields of cosmetic and medical dermatology.

Dafna has been widely recognized for her skills in cosmetic dermatology, leading lectures for students and residents. She has built a reputation as a practitioner who facilities the creation of a mindful and well balanced preventative approach to aging and beauty.

Dafna is born and raised New Yorker and often spends her free time surrounded by family, going to concerts, visiting museums and giving back to her community.

Jennifer Muska, PA-C

INJECTOR

Jennifer is a board-certified, New York-licensed Physician Assistant. She earned her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies in Massachusetts where she trained under a renowned Plastic Surgeon and a Medical Dermatologist. Prior to becoming a PA, she was a Dental Hygienist licensed in local anesthesia and has 10 years of experience working with the anatomy of the head and neck. Through a decade of practice, she has developed fine motor skills and a light touch which is extraordinary. Her experience has taught her to appreciate how the subtle change of a smile can revitalize a person's self-esteem. Her adoration for facial aesthetics has given her a strong aesthetic foundation and cultivated an exquisite attention to detail leading her to become an artistic Injector. Her passion is to restore and enhance her patients’ natural beauty and self-confidence through medical aesthetics.

Jennifer also enjoys traveling, yoga, attending concerts, roof-top gardening and spending time with her fiancé and their two cats.

 

Allison Gordon, FNP-BC

INJECTOR

Allison is a board-certified, New York-licensed Nurse Practitioner. She completed her accelerated Master's degree at Columbia University, with extensive internships in medical and cosmetic dermatology. During her training, she worked with one of NYC’s top dermatologists, gaining expertise in treating acne and various skin conditions by developing effective skin care regimens.

After working as Nurse Practitioner at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Interventional Radiology department for the past several years she gained comprehensive knowledge in vascular anatomy. She has instructed many medical residents in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases which has strengthened her skill as a provider.

As a member of the JECT team, Allison is confident in her abilities to help her patients look and feel their best. She personalizes each experience using exceptional diagnostic and technical skills, in all phases of minimally invasive cosmetic care.

Allison enjoys an active lifestyle in New York City, mainly focused on health and fitness.

Brad Crerar, PA-C

INJECTOR

Brad is a board-certified, New York State Licensed Physician
Assistant. He earned his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant
studies at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Since graduating in 2013, he has gained experience in multiple procedural and surgical subspecialties including cardiac and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. Years of procedural experience has led to a great appreciation of individual anatomy as well as attention to fine
details. In addition, he has years of experience handling
needles which allowed him develop exemplary fine motor skills to become an excellent injector. Brad has a passion for bringing out the best in oneself. His approach enhances his clients best assets which allows to create a very natural looking result. He believes there is nothing more rewarding than helping others attain something they aspire for. He has attended multiple medical missions in various parts of the world to help the underserved.
 
In his free time, Brad is an avid traveler, certified scuba diver, sports fan and fitness enthusiast

Brooke Morton, FNP-C

INJECTOR

Brooke Morton is an AANP board-certified family nurse practitioner. She attended Yale University for her Masters degree and New York University for her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Brooke has years of experience practicing medical and cosmetic dermatology, and manages conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, hair loss, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and melasma.

In addition, Brooke completed an intensive 6 month medical and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, including didactic coursework developed by the American Academy of Dermatology. Brooke has been consulted as a leading expert by many top skincare and beauty brands, including Elemis, Algenist, Coola, Erno Laszlo, Dr. Dennis Gross and MD Solar Sciences. She uses her extensive knowledge of the skin in her consultation with each patient she sees at JECT.

Brooke is an active volunteer for the Melanoma Research Foundation, the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma advocacy, education and research. Outside of work, she has a passion for travel and has visited over 50 countries. As an avid traveler and native New Yorker, Brooke prides herself on understanding the needs of patients from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Brooke is passionate about skincare and wellness and is the creator of a blog and Instagram, The Glowtrotter, where she shares skincare and travel tips with an audience of over 20,000.

Marianna Cordovano, PA-C

INJECTOR

Marianna is a board-certified, New York-licensed Physician Assistant. She earned her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She works alongside several of Manhattan's top plastic surgeons at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Marianna is highly trained in cosmetic injectables and has been with JECT since opening.

Marianna believes in the power of prevention as the key to aging gracefully, and is dedicated to educating and providing preventive medical aesthetics.

Marianna is passionate about health and wellness including her daily meditation and yoga practice, and is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour trained yoga teacher.

 

Andriana Cellini

Andriana is a board-certified, New York-licensed Physician Assistant. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and has been a practicing physician assistant for the past 7 years working in Dermatology, General Surgery and Urgent Care. Having a broad range of medical knowledge in various specialities has not only provided Andriana with a unique skill set, but confirmed her true passion in aesthetic medicine.
Andriana has always had a love for fashion and views aesthetic medicine as the 'fashion industry' of the medicine world, where she can use her artistic eye in her daily practice. Her eye for detail enables her to customize a unique treatment plan for each of her patients, enhancing their natural beauty and confidence.
 
Born and raised in New York, Andriana resides in Manhattan with her husband. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys trying new restaurants and cocktail lounges.  
 
Andriana loves mentoring Pre-PA students on their journey to becoming a PA. She enjoys sharing her experience with others.

Julie Algier

Julie is a board-certified, New York State licensed Aesthetician. She received her certification with honors from Atelier Esthetique under the guidance of founder Annette Hanson. Prior to becoming an aesthetician, her background was in education. This training gave Julie a uniquely detailed approach to her aesthetics practice, as she repurposes her knowledge of the physiology and histology of the integumentary system.

 

Julie works intimately with her patients to ensure they feel and look beautiful. She creates a personalized treatment plan uniquely designed for their skin type, conditions and concerns. Sessions with Julie are based on a patient skin analysis with the goal of creating a detailed care plan focusing on anti-aging, preservation, acne treatment, and maintaining a healthy and youthful glow. With her extensive knowledge of products and ingredients, and her passion for aesthetics, Julie works with her clients to improve and repair their skin and set them up for long term success with the right customized home care regimen.

Julie was born and raised in Manhattan, and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, long runs through Central Park and giving back to her community through volunteer work.

 

 

Jillian Silverman

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Jillian Silverman is a medical assistant who works closely alongside the JECT team to make each visit as seamless as possible. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland and is studying to become a Physician’s Assistant in the near future. Her enthusiasm, knowledge, and work ethic are a valuable asset to the JECT team. In her role as medical assistant, Jillian performs JECT infusion facials and prepares each patient for treatment.

 

Sophie Kokoska

MEDICAL ASSISTANT