Medical – Stanley C. Jones, M.D.
Aesthetic Medical Director
Stanley C. Jones received his B.A. from Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas before earning his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He continued his medical training by completing an internship at the University of Utah Medical School in Salt Lake City and a residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Jones was awarded a fellowship at Wellseley Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He is licensed to practice in the state of Texas and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Jones’ affiliations include Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital, Hospital for Surgical Excellence at Oakbend and Elite Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Dr. Jones is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Medical Association memberships include the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Houston Orthopedic Society, North American Spine Society, International Intradiscal Therapy Society and the American Board of Spine Surgery.
University: University of Texas Southwestern, Medical School
Residency: University of Texas Medical School, Houston
- Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- American Board of Spine Surgery
- BOTOX® Injections
- Advanced IPL facial rejuvenation treatments
- Advanced Lipolite Body Contouring
- ReFirme Skin Tightening
Medical – Kathi Jones, R.N. BSN
President and CEO
Before opening the first medical day spa in Houston, Kathi spent 12 years as a Registered Nurse practicing in the areas of critical care, cardiology, orthopedics and plastic surgery.
Kathi received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing at The University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston. She is also a Certified Medical Aesthetician with advanced certifications in the application of IPL Facial rejuvenation treatments, ReFirme, CO2 Laser, Microdermabrasion, Muscle Tone Face Lift, Endermologie, Restylane®, BOTOX®, Juvederm,and Radiesse. She is continually learning and focused on keeping Persona at the forefront of the medical aesthetics industry.
Anonymous “I have been going to Persona since it was recommended to me by my dermatologist several years ago. Kathi Jones is skilled and extremely professional, as are all of her employees. There are many "medical" spas in Houston, but Persona is the only one I would ever consider or would recommend to my friends for cosmetic procedures.”
Medical – SAM M. SUKKAR, M.D. FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Sukkar’s education as a physician and surgeon is extensive. His practice philosophy is patient-focused, with patient education as a central component. His manner is easy-going and calm. He spends time with his patients – making sure their questions are answered and their concerns are fully addressed. Dr. Sukkar also recognizes that the decision to undergo aesthetic plastic surgery is personal. Every patient is treated with respect and understanding… and with the utmost discretion and confidentiality. His aesthetic eye and caring approach is focused toward helping each patient achieve the optimal outcome in a safe manner.
Medical – Beth Storey, R.N. BSN
Beth Storey is an experienced Nurse Injector with 7 years in the aesthetic field. Beth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Anthropology from Louisiana State University and a second Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Beth has gained numerous certifications in all areas of aesthetic medicine including advanced aesthetic laser usage, skin care, Botox and dermal filler injections. Her career as an aesthetic nurse began in 2007 when she transitioned from an intensive care nursing role at The Methodist Hospital’s DeBakey Heart Center to a nurse management position with one of Houston’s largest medical spas. For four years, she served as Clinical Director and Head of Medical Training for a national medical spa franchise.
Beth has been with Persona since 2012 and is especially dedicated to patient education. She specializes in educating both clients and other medical practitioners on the benefits of aesthetic medicine. She strives to enhance the life and beauty of every patient by delivering results to help them look and feel their best.
Suzanne D. “I love Beth! She is wonderful and my botox is perfect and She is always friendly and helpful.”
Medical – Kristen Hunt, R.N. BSN
Kristen received her BSN from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and spent the next 20 years working exclusively in women’s health as a nurse for a large OB/Gyn practice in Houston. During that time she also worked as a Childbirth Educator and Lactation Consultant. In 2001 Kristen made the transition into Medical Aesthetics. She subsequently completed specialized trainings in therapies for skin rejuvenation. These therapies include injectables with neuromodulators such as Botox/Dysport, and dermal facial fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse. Other modalities include light based and chemical skin rejuvenation using laser light and intense pulsed light, as well as chemical agents. In addition, she has a broad knowledge of medical grade skin care products.
Yenna J. "Kristen is an artist, caring greatly about her patient's comfort level and concerns. She and I discuss what I want and she tells me what to expect - straight up. I admire and adore the gifted lady! And as usual, dealing with check in and out was efficient, pleasant and no hassle. Thank you for making Persona one of my fave places to be."
Medical – Jeannie Ng, L.Ac. M.A.O.M
Jeannie Ng is a graduate of the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, where she received her Masters degree in Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She is licensed to practice Oriental Medicine by the Texas State Board of Medicine Examiners. Jeannie broadened her knowledge studying TCM at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with clinical studies at Yue Hospital in Shanghai, China. She holds Certification as a Diplomate from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She holds Certification from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to manage the side effects associated with Cancer Support Care. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Texas Austin.
Blanche B. "Six months ago I began suffering random, non-controllable weekly nausea and dizzy spells. My doctor recommended a battery of tests. The diagnosis of my condition was “vertigo”. A series of prescription drugs followed, but my condition did not improve, as a matter of fact, it got worse. A friend recommended acupuncture from Jeannie Ng. After only 1 treatment, all my symptoms improved, after 3 treatments, my vertigo completely disappeared. I have not had any reoccurrence since."
Aesthetics – Alison Ali, L.E.
Director of Aesthetics
Alison Ali is Persona’s Aesthetic Director and Senior Medical Aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience in the aesthetic field. Originally from the UK, Alison pursued her education at many reputable schools including Portsmouth University and School of Art and Design where she graduated with distinction, San Jacinto College, and Austin School of Medical Aesthetics. After completing her Aesthetic Licensure in Texas and practicing for many years, Alison studied and received her Advanced Medical Aesthetic Certification in 2003. Alison is a facial expert experienced in both traditional facial services as well as Laser Hair Removal, Photofacial, Refirme, skin tag removal, Micropigmentation, Dermaplaning, lash extensions, acne management, chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Diamond Dermabrasions, tattoo removal, and scar reduction. A pioneer in the next generation of skin treatments, Alison has worked diligently to develop cutting edge, state of the art facial treatments that deliver the medical results with minimal to no downtime within the tradition of a ‘spa’ facial. Persona is proud to be the only facility currently offering this new age defying generation of facial treatments.
But even more important than her impressive education and experience is the fact that Alison provides each client with a one-of-a-kind appointment by using her own “four-point plan.” She assesses the clients’ goals and needs, conducts a professional evaluation, considers home care options, and provides a unique, long and short term treatment plan. As such, Alison has developed a loyal following throughout the city. Her discretion and professionalism have made her popular with Houstonians and she has been labeled a socialite “must have.” Featured in the Houston Chronicle and voted Best Facial by Paper City magazine, she remains one of the top aestheticians in the country.
Alison has been with Persona since the spa opened and, although she is a busy mom of three, she finds time to continue research and education in the field of aesthetics and her passion for what she does is evident to clients and colleagues alike.
Noylan P. “Alison at Persona Medical Spa always knows how to solve all my skin problems and leaves my skin looking it's very best. Despite moving to LA I still come back to Alison, she's absolutely the best!”
Aesthetics – Janneth Wright
Medical Aesthetics Practitioner
Janneth Wright, born and raised in Columbia, South America. She graduated with a Medical Degree from the University of Monterrey Medical School in Monterrey, Mexico. After completing her 1 year internship in Monterrey and 1 more year out in the country side as a field physician, Janneth returned to Columbia where she began her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. When she met her husband, she moved to Houston and started the process of taking the US Medical Board Licensing Exams. An invitation to train in the new and upcoming field of Medical Aesthetics, changed her plans. She had the privilege of training directly with Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr. who is considered one of the pioneers in the field of photorejuvenation. That sudden introduction to the ever developing world of light therapies and other lasers was a defining moment for Janneth, as she decided to pursue a career in Medical Aesthetics. When the president and founder of Persona Medical Spa, Kathi Jones, met Janneth at a Medical Aesthetics Conference she was impressed with her Medical background and Aesthetic training. So in December 2001, when Kathi launched Houston’s first Medical Spa, Janneth became part of the original Medical Aesthetics staff at Persona. Now for more than a decade, Janneth has delivered life changing results to Persona’s clients. Janneth is extremely skilled and provides each of her clients with treatments that deliver results. That is the main reason why, her clients not only come from our region but from different parts of the US as well as the world. She is trained and has extensive experience in Photofacial, Refirme, Ulthera, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Diamond Electro-Therapy, Vascutouch (for skin tags & capillaries), Endermologie, Velashape and Coolsculpting.
Sawsen K. “Janneth is so professional and talented in her work, I love her advice and follow them religiously.”
Aesthetics – Deirdre Owen, L.E.
Deirdre Owen is a Licensed Aesthetician with over 35 years of experience. Hailing from the UK, Deirdre attended the Henlow Grange School of Beauty Therapy in Bedfordshire, England. As well as holding an Aesthetic Instructors License, Deirdre is a CIDESCO diplomat. CIDESCO represents the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy and is recognized internationally over five continents of the globe. She also holds certificates in aromatherapy and non-surgical facelift procedures and throughout her career, Deirdre has increased her knowledge of aesthetics with training in advanced skin care techniques in London and Paris.
Deirdre prides herself in taking a “three-dimensional approach” with every client, which consists of utilizing a spa treatment, effective product recommendation, and an at-home regimen that she personally fits to each client’s specific skin-care needs. In taking this approach, Deirdre is able to help her clients achieve their personal goals to repair, improve, and maintain their skin in a relaxing, and stress-free environment.
Deirdre has been with Persona since 2005 and truly understands how self-confidence and self-esteem stem from how we view ourselves. She has taken that knowledge and has applied it to her work as an aesthetician. Deirdre truly enjoys not only being able to help clients with their skin, but also being able to give them true confidence.
Michele H. “Excellent service. Deirdre does the best facials in town.”
Aesthetics – Dana Margio, L.E.
Dana Margio is a Licensed Aesthetician with 8 years of experience in the aesthetic field. Dana attended the College of the Mainland and holds certificates in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, advanced depilatory techniques (waxing) and advanced extraction techniques. Her focus has always been to educate clients on how to better care for their skin and she does this through continuing education in the skin care field. She prides herself on growing in her field of expertise so that she can pass her knowledge along to her clients.
Dana has been with Persona since 2010 and has a true passion for aesthetics. Her love of skincare stems from her own desire to have beautiful skin and developed into a passion to help others achieve their skin care goals. Dana understands the importance of feeling good about yourself and strives to help each client achieve confidence, starting with healthy, beautiful skin. She takes pride in what she does and believes this makes her personal practice unique. Dana’s personal motto is, “Beautiful skin is possible and I am here to help make it possible”.
Phuong T. “I've been going to Dana for facials for over 1 year now and… she's definitely the best I've ever had. Great service and my skin always looks great after I have seen her.”
Aesthetics – Yvonne Olive, L.E.
Medical Aesthetics Practitioner
Aesthetics & Massage – Joyce, L.E., L.M.T.
Joyce Winters is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over three decades of experience. Joyce began her career as an apprentice in a hair salon while still in high school, and was later admitted to the College in Manchester, England where she graduated with a degree in Aesthetics and Massage Therapy. Joyce holds an International Beauty Therapist Diploma from The Society of Health and Beauty Therapists of London, England. She is dedicated to advancing her knowledge further by participating in continuing education in the massage and aesthetics fields. Joyce also holds a certificate in personal training. By attending multiple Beauty Expos, industry classes, and networking with others in her profession, Joyce continues to learn new techniques. Her wide range of work experience includes spas in Manchester, London, New Jersey and Chicago.
Joyce has been with Persona since the spa opened and what makes Joyce unique is her joint experience in both spa and wellness. She prides herself on discussing with every client their unique needs and working to eliminate their pain through different physical regimens and nutrition. She is well-versed in physical training, exercise, and nutrition. Joyce is a firm believer that “staying healthy helps you keep a positive attitude!”
Katy H. “Joyce was wonderful! The facility is elegant and the peacefulness of the relaxation room was perfect.”
Aesthetics & Massage – Noemi Tovar, L.E., L.M.T.
Noemi is a Licensed Esthetician with seven years of experience in the skincare field in addition to her 13 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated with Honors from MRC School of Massage in 2002 and later went on to attend Houston Community College, completing their Esthetic Program in 2008.
During her 13 years in the spa industry, Noemi has worked with professional athletes in a sport/clinical setting as well as serving many clients at well-known spas in the Houston area. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Trigger Points, Hot Stone and Acupressure Techniques and is also certified in Reflexology, Aromatherapy ad Body Wraps. Noemi credits Persona as one of the best experiences of her career, and loves incorporating both traditional facials and the latest medical techniques to serve Persona’s clientele.
Noemi is proud to be continuously expanding her knowledge of skin care techniques and treatments and is committed to staying up-to-date on medical and holistic approaches to massage and esthetics. She loves learning and participating in hands-on continuing education classes in areas such as advanced waxing techniques, chemical peels and MicroDermabrasion. In addition, she is currently in the process of completing her Medical/Orthopedic Massage Certification.
Noemi has a true passion for skincare, body wellness and education. She believes in the importance of a healthy body and mind and strives to educate her clients on the benefits of staying active, daily stretching and superior skincare techniques.
R. Y. “Noemi has transformed how my body feels every time I leave Persona. Her massages are so relaxing! ”
Massage – Patricia Suarez, L.M.T.
Patricia Suarez is a Licensed Massage Therapist with more than a dozen years of experience performing massage services. Patricia attended the MRC School of Massage for her Texas State License. Patricia also regularly attends workshops on the health and wellness benefits of massage to continue to grow in both knowledge and treatment modalities. Her massage style ranges from stress reduction relaxation massage to sports massage but can also be customized to offer a massage that will suit a client’s specific needs.
Patricia has been with Persona for since 2003 and is truly passionate about the benefits of massage therapy. She loves having the opportunity to take care of people and enjoys being a part of her clients’ overall well-being. Patricia strives to provide clients with a harmonious balance that helps ease the stress of a busy life.
Gayle G. “ I have had massages most of my life and from many different places and Patricia was truly one of the best. She did an amazing job and I felt terrific afterwards.”
Massage – Kuniko Futukata, L.M.T.
Kuniko Futakata is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 8 years of experience. Kuniko has been well educated in all aspects of massage therapy and continues to learn by taking classes at the Phoenix Massage School to continue her education. Her approach is unique in the fact that she specializes in deep tissue massage. Perfect for after a hard workout or just to reach a deeper level of relaxation, her massages help release toxins, work out knots and leave clients feeling rejuvenated.
Kuniko has been with Persona since 2008 and truly enjoys her profession because it allows her to help clients relax and gives her the ability to put a smile on someone’s face daily. She is proud that clients come away from her treatments relaxed and healthy in both mind and body.
Jody M. "I received a massage from Kuniko- incredible!!!! Thank you!!!"
Massage – Brittany Anderson, L.M.T.
Brittany Anderson is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 5 years of experience in the massage industry. Brittany attended Memorial Hermann Massage and Spa Therapy School, Houston, TX and received LMT Certification in August 2009. She specializes in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, body stretching and ROM, stone therapy, pre-natal/side-lying massage and sport massage. In additional to her massage expertise, Brittany is also certified in CPR, nutrition and reflexology. She has also been training athletes and gymnasts since 2001 and, as such, she is qualified in spa, clinical and sports environments.
Brittany has been with Persona since 2012 and her passion for massage therapy shows. This passion comes from both her background in gymnastics, and the importance of health and wellness in her household. Brittany’s quest for holistic health and awareness naturally led her to her career in massage therapy. Brittany enjoys guiding clients through range of motion exercises and special tests in order to provide each client with a more personal massage experience, customized to each person’s specific needs. But more important than even her skills and expertise is her passion for helping people achieve healthy bodies and minds.
Jennifer F. “Brittnay is amazing!! Not my first massage, I've had lots and lots. I return for Brittnay. She is kind, thoughtful of the day you have in front of you, your stress and knows exactly what to do.”