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.

Yuna Rapoport, MD, MPH

Dr. Rapoport is a leading expert in ophthalmology and eye surgery. She obtained her BA, MPH, and MD from Northwestern University, completing her ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University and cornea and refractive disease fellowship at the prestigious Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard University. Dr. Rapoport has been named a Castle Connolly Top Cataract and Cornea Doctor by peers and colleagues for three consecutive years.

Dr. Rapaport has undergone extensive training in cosmetic injectables, including neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Her exceptional experience as an eye surgeon allows her to have unique focus on the areas around the eyes. She leads with a preventative approach to maintaining a more youthful look. At JECT, Dr. Rapoport takes great pride in providing caring and thoughtful attention to each patient, providing precise, natural and, most importantly, safe treatments for the best cosmetic outcomes.

Dr. Rapoport participates in surgical mission trips around the world, performing and teaching cataract surgery, and has founded an outreach-based cataract surgery non-profit in Ghana. She is fluent in French, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and English.