Meet Our Staff

Dr. Ellen H. Frankel, CEO

Dr. Frankel, a board-certified dermatologist, has been in private practice in Cranston, RI, since 1987. She served as chief of dermatology at St. Joseph's Hospital in Providence from 1995 thru 2008. She currently serves as chief of dermatology at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI and the Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston, RI.

After finishing medical school at New York Medical College, she began her dermatology residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where she was chief resident. She then moved to Providence, completing a pediatric residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

Today, Dr. Frankel is one of the nation's most recognized dermatologists. She serves as a regular contributor to medical journals, as well as local and national media as a specialist on the prevention and treatment of skin-related illness and disease. She has a special interest in pediatric and cosmetic dermatology.

Over the years, she has lectured before various state and regional medical groups, public skin awareness screenings at local hospitals, senior centers and classrooms - teaching youngsters about the dangers of sun exposure.

Dr. Frankel created the Rejuvaderm MediSpa to provide the most relaxing and soothing environment for patients to receive the thorough analysis and treatment necessary for the resolution of their unique skin care issues.

To that end, the MediSpa employs the newest and most advanced procedures and has assembled the finest team of licensed nurses and aesthetician to administer them - with a focus on superior patient care, be it the child or the young at heart - and to give each patient all of the necessary time for a thorough analysis of their problems.


Lorraine Tate, CFO

A medical billing professional since 1988, Lorraine has served with Dr. Frankel since 1997.

Lorraine hails from Chicago, where she attended Catherine's Business Institute and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Her education also includes studies at the Community College of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University. She enjoys traveling to Jamaica, bowling and life.


Kristin Gaucher

Kristin has been a Licensed Medical Aesthetician since 2000 and a valuable member of our talented team of specialists since 2002.

With each appointment, Kristin®s initial focus with new and longtime clients, alike, is on educating them on proper skincare and guiding them on the selection of treatments best suited for their individual needs and desires.

Kristin®s extensive experience, combined with ongoing training on newer and ever-advancing technologies, has broadened her skill set and knowledge of skin treatments to the great benefit of her many clients.

She is certified in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, waxing, facials, brow and lash tinting, DermaPen treatments, and a wide range of laser technology therapies. These include the removal of excess hair, tattoos, freckles and birthmarks; acne and surgical scar revisions; the elimination of vascular lesions; and treatments to repair pigmentation and sun damage, and correct uneven skin texture and tone.

When not working, Kristin enjoys Bikram Yoga, cooking, baking and knitting.


Jenny Amaral

Jenny received her aesthetician's license in 2003. She is licensed in MA and RI and, in 2005, she became a Certified Aesthetic Medical Specialist and a proud member of the Medical Esthetics Professional Association.

At the time she joined Dr. Frankel®s team in 2009, Jenny was already an accomplished laser technician and now has over 10 years experience perfecting her skills.

Here at Rejuvaderm, Jenny's passion, skill and attention to cosmetic detail cover a wide range of expertise. She specializes in chemical peels and is certified for the various laser technologies we offer to treat a variety of skin conditions, including the remediation of acne and surgical scars; vascular lesions; blood vessel growths; Rosacea; pigmentation and sun damage; uneven skin texture/tone; and the removal of tattoos, port wine stains, birthmarks, and unwanted hair.

In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, paddle boarding, Pilates and spending time with her family.


Sarah Beatrice, RN

Sarah started her studies at the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts, GA, and practiced as a Neuromuscular Therapist for 4 years. She then earned her nursing degree from The Community College of Rhode Island with continued studies at URI.

Sarah has worked as a Registered Nurse for more than 6 years and has extensive experience and education as an advanced Aesthetic Nurse. Her skills as an injector, along with her gentle touch, contribute to putting her patients at ease - comfortable and confident in her artistic skills. She takes great pride in the close relationships she has developed with her patients.

Sarah is certified by the Esthetic Skin Institute, FL, in Botox, Dysport and facial filler, in addition to skin rejuvenating lasers and medical grade peels.

She maintains close relationships with vendors and keeps herself up to date with new products and procedures to provide her patients with the highest quality of care.


Jessica Joganow

Jessica, a Licensed Aesthetician and a Certified Laser Technician, studied here in RI at the Aveda Institute and furthered her education at The National Laser Institute in Boston, MA. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Tampa where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, minoring in Accounting before following her passion for aesthetics.

She engages with her clients by creating custom skin care routines and treatment plans to resolve individual skin concerns and conditions. She is certified in an exclusive skin care line, ZO Medical and Health, as well as with Hydra Facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, DermaPen and laser treatments. These include removal for unwanted hair, acne, tattoos, vessels and pigmentation, along with skin resurfacing treatments for texture, wrinkles and scaring.

Recently married, Jessica and her husband live in Narragansett where she has the luxury of enjoying some of Rhode Island's most beautiful coastline and white sand beaches on a regular basis. She is as thrilled to be part of our team as we are to have her.


Valerie Mazika, Administrative Coordinator

Besides her pleasant smile, Valerie brings more than a dozen years of experience in spa and hospitality management and customer service to her important administrative support position at Rejuvaderm.

A Rhode Island native, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhode Island College and considers her calm demeanor and attention to detail among her greatest assets to put clients at ease and feel comfortable.

When not working, she loves spending time with her young daughter, friends and family.