MEET OUR STAFF
Hulya Demir, ND, MA, LSC; CoOwner
Hulya Demir has been in the skin care industry for over 26 years. When she battled with cystic acne in her youth years, she had a sparked interest in skin care. She started her skin care education at the cosmetic dermatology school of Ankara, Turkey. Seeking more opportunity, she migrated to the United States to continue her education. She quickly completed an education at the Maryland Beauty Academy and become a senior cosmetologist. She furthered her education and graduated from the Johns Hopkins University as a Medical Coder in 2004.
She became a certified Ohashiatsu Instructor at the Ohashi Institute in 2012 at Bali Indonesia. The next year she was eager to keep going and completed certification for the Fundamentals of Aesthetic Lasers. Her goal is to help people improve their self-confidence and be happy looking at themselves. The quote Hulya performs by is “When you have a traumatic experience with your own life; you want to put your energy towards helping people never experience that.”
Her purpose from the start has further developed. During her time studying she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. When going through the pain she realized she wanted to cure herself without using all the synthetic drugs out there. She started to further her education and research. She began attending and completing different certificate programs. In December 2016 she completed in a certificate in Immunotherapy of cancer Gastroenterology and another one in Diabetes at the Georgetown University Medical Center.
She went on to graduate from the International’s Institute of Origin Medicine, May 2018 with degree of PhD on Naturopathy. She then become board certified from the American Naturopathic Medical Association in August of 2019 and joined the association as a member. She has been practicing different holistic treatments for a while now. She has become one of the few certified BioResonance practitioners in Maryland. She finished her clinical training and become certified at Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine. She received the Energy Medicine & Bioresonance Diploma.
During her years of self-improvement, she decided to get her certification to be a yoga teacher at yoga works in 2020. Recently she has been only teaching vinyasa yoga to her friends, family, and neighborhood kids in her spare time! She is happily married with three daughters and a son residing in Highland Maryland. Hulya feels amazing to be in s service that is focused on helping people with a holistic and natural approach. Having the chance to impact so many lives is a very self-rewarding experience for Hulya.
Dr. Sunil Patel, MD; Medical Director/CoOwner
Dr. Sunil Patel is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, who is also a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Patel was born in India and immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of 5. He obtained his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to do research for the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry before attending and graduating from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse to obtain his specialty training in Anesthesiology.
Dr. Sunil Patel has lived in Maryland since finishing his residency training in 2006. He actively practices anesthesiology at Anne Arundel Medical Center and aesthetics at NuVo. Dr. Patel has drawn an affinity towards Aesthetics and has been practicing aesthetics, since 2015. His blend of medical knowledge and current modern aesthetic techniques has given rise to NuVo Aesthetic and Wellness. He has a great passion towards aesthetics and making you look and feel amazing.
Megan Corey, Certified Health Coach
Megan Corey is a Health Coach & Wellness Expert helping busy professionals lose weight and increase their energy through sustainable nutrition and lifestyle changes. Megan believes that food and lifestyle changes can have dramatic effects on your mind and body allowing you to have the energy and motivation to conquer the world. Megan’s Integrative Health Coach Certification has armed her with the knowledge she needs to help someone overcome difficult lifestyle changes through mind shift changes as it relates to nutrition and wellness. As she continues to improve upon her health and her family’s, which we all know is a constant battle between work, lack of time, and with the plethora of fast food options, she has created easier options and programs for professionals to use in their journey to be Healthy Like a Boss.
Jinney Yoon, Acupunturist
I grew up in Korea where i witnessed and experienced amazing benefits from acupuncture and herbs. I graduated from Maryland university of integrative health in 2006 and have seen miracles while practicing for 12 years for people with various symptoms and pains. But the most fascinating thing about acupuncture is to prevent problems and maintaining health. It helps feel balanced by facilitating the flow of ‘chi’ and move stagnation and toxin.
Dijle Koont, Reiki/EFT/Hypnosis
My Name is Dijle Koont, I am Certified Reiki Practitioner and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I specialized on Stop Smoking, Past Life Regression, Body Syndromes and Body Language, EFT, Weight Management, Increase Sport Performance, Immune disorders, and Handwriting Analysis.
I also provide seminars about EFT, Theory of Mind, Body Syndromes and Body Language I obtained 2 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees, one of them is from Isik University and the other one is from University of Sedona, Arizona. I became fascinated with learning what our body can create and behave I realized that the body, the mind, and heart of each person is unique and whole.
Kelsey Ballantine, Office Manager
My name is Kelsey, and I am currently going to school to become a Nurse at Howard Community College. My goal is to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I have worked for NuVo for over four years. I love to help others, and make sure they leave here happy and content! I never thought I would be working in the Medical Spa world, but it has been one of the best experiences. I am always learning new things in this profession, and I could not be more grateful!
Sara Ramada, Head Nurse
My name is Sara, and I grew up in Egypt! I obtained my Nursing Degree at Howard Community College back in 2014. I used to do Out-Patient Care for patients, but then realized I wanted to work in the esthetic world. I have been working with NuVo for over 6 years, and I could not be happier. I perform laser hair removal services, laser facial services, and Microbotox at NuVo.
Dawn Lupo, LSC, MA
My name is Dawn, and I have been an esthetician for over 17 years. Being an esthetician is my absolute passion. I am experienced in any type of facials, waxing, permanent make-up, peels, and the HydraFacial. I also use to teach esthetics to students wanting to learn more about this field. I had plenty of students shadow over me to become an esthetician themselves. For 3 straight years, I was voted best esthetician in Maryland!
Stefanie Glenn, DNP, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Dr. Stefanie Glenn is a dually certified Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Adult Primary Care and Adult Acute Care. Dr. Glenn completed her first undergraduate degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA majoring in Health Communication with a minor in Psychology. She then earned her Associates Degree of Nursing from Howard Community College, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science and Post-Masters at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Additionally, she earned a Post-Master’s Certificate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Public Health Leadership and her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Wilmington, DE in 2018. In March of 2020, she was selected to be a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Dr. Glenn has been a hospitalist NP since 2003 and continues to work in this specialty at Howard County General Hospital one weekend a month. Approximately 2 years ago she became interested in utilizing botulinum toxin for pain relief. The first class Dr. Glenn took introduced her to the aesthetic use of botulinum toxin. Since then, and she has really enjoyed treating patients in this capacity. Dr. Glenn is also trained in cosmetic fillers, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) application, and will be trained to provide hormone pellet therapy by the end of the year. Dr. Glenn joined the practice in January 2020 and looks forward to helping patients feel like the best version of themselves via the treatments she offers in collaboration with the team of experts NuVo Aesthetic and Wellness.
Regina Isaksson, Licensed Massage Therapist
Regina Isaksson is a Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist that has been working with clients to find comfort in both relaxation and mobility for over 15 years. She graduated from Anne Arundel Community College with her Associates of Science in Massage Therapy and became a Certified Massage Therapist in 2006. While working as a Massage Therapist she followed her interests in History and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore in 2010. Having practiced yoga for several years Regina became a 200 hr Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor in the spring of 2014 under the study of Daren Friesen and Rachel Sherron-Matrejek at Moksha Yoga, Chicago. She has practiced alongside other health professionals as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Chicago, IL and Portland, OR. As a life-long learner and kinetic enthusiast Regina is often learning about new effective treatments and honing her skills. She has experience and certifications in:
- Myofascial Release
- Deep Tissue
- Ashiatsu Bar Therapy
- Cupping (Silicone and Air-gun)
- Gua Sha
- Hot/Cold Therapy
- Pregnancy Massage
- Swedish & Relaxation
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Sports/ Repetitive-use Injury Recovery
- Chronic Pain Management
- Auto Injury Recovery
- Reflexology: Heads, Hands and Feet
- CBD Massage
- Yoga: Restorative, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin
- Yoga Nidre & Meditation
- Psychologically Sensitive Yoga & Massage (focus on mental health, and PTSD recovery)
With her husband, Regina co-owned their business Mindful Healing Portland from 2016 to its close in July 2020 as a Licensed Massage Therapist (OR # 24273) and Yoga Instructor. She also co-owned a Mobile Massage and Wellness business, Cascadian Wellness, in the same time with another business partner in the same position. It has been important to Regina that clients are able to receive in-office care as well as at-home care to best support client interests and needs. After the on-set of COVID 19 Regina and her husband decided it was time to move back to Maryland to be nearer their families. Regina is excited to be a member of the NuVo Wellness team and dedicated to giving clients the best care possible.