Our Staff Jandali Plastic Surgery Connecticut

Jasmine Lengyel, LPN

Operations Director

Jasmine Lengyel, LPN

Jasmine graduated from Albertus Magnus College with her Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Management. She has been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2009 and completed her Associate Degree in Nursing from Excelsior College in 2018.

Jasmine has been an integral part of Jandali Plastic Surgery since 2012. She oversees and handles all administrative operations at the practice with a focus in human resources and billing. Jasmine is currently enrolled in a medical billing and coding course through AAPC. 

When Jasmine is not in the office, she enjoys cooking with her husband and children!

Jennifer Zapatka, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Jennifer Zapatka, PA

Jennifer Zapatka is an NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant (PA) and is licensed to practice by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Jennifer graduated from Quinnipiac University with her Bachelor of Health Science after completing the Entry-Level Master’s Physician Assistant program. She went on to complete her Master of Health Science degree from the Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant program, which is accredited by ARC-PA. Being intrigued by surgery and care of the surgical patient, Jennifer applied and was accepted to the prestigious Yale Medical School / Norwalk Hospital Surgical Residency program. This 1 year intensive training program helped Jennifer solidify her love of plastic surgery. 

When she's not in the operating room assisting Dr. Jandali, you will find Jennifer in the office providing the non-surgical procedures that she feels will best provide natural and lasting results for her patients. With her extensive surgical background, Jennifer prides herself on accurately guiding patients along the spectrum of treatment options from non-surgical to those that require a surgical approach. Her anatomic knowledge and steady hands in the OR have served her well when performing in-office procedures. Jennifer strives to exceed her discerning patients' expectations by listening to their goals, providing safe and transparent care, and delivering results that inspire confidence among those treated. Following her belief that self care is a lifelong journey, Jennifer strives to develop professional relationships with her patients that will last for years to come. 

Julie Arcana, APRN, CRNA

Clinical Practice Coordinator

Julie Arcana, APRN, CRNA

Julie Arcana is an AANA board certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2005 from the University of Delaware. Julie went on to obtain her Master’s Degree from Saint Josephs University/Nazareth Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesiology in Philadelphia, PA, in 2010.

Julie performs all non-surgical treatments at Jandali Plastic Surgery. She has always had a passion for aesthetics and helping patients achieve their goals of natural beauty and contoured physiques.

When Julie is not working, she is busy with her three young daughters. She enjoys cooking and trying new healthy whole food plant-based recipes. She loves travel and is also a fan of Orange Theory.

Mariah Hanania

Surgical Scheduler

Mariah Hanania

Mariah graduated from Fairfield University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and minor in mathematics. While at Fairfield, she was awarded a research position in chemical biology and was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. While pursuing an education in science, Mariah worked at a sports marketing firm to challenge and expand her knowledge in business management and analytics.

As a result of Mariah's continued passion for science and health care, she plans to further pursue her education in the medical field. Mariah attended the HydraFacial Experience in Boston, a training and educational workshop, to which she enjoyed greatly. While connecting with other HydraFacial Specialists, she was able to learn new strategies and techniques that she now brings to Jandali Plastic Surgery! Mariah enjoys learning and helping people and is excited to work with Dr. Jandali while assisting patients throughout their surgical journeys.

Emilee Hodges

Operations Manager

Emilee Hodges - Jandali Plastic Surgery Connecticut

Emilee graduated from Kennebec Valley Community College in Maine with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Emilee was a preschool teacher and also managed a fast paced, high volume hair salon prior to her move to Connecticut with her husband.

Emilee joined Jandali Plastic Surgery in 2015 where she brought her upbeat attitude, organization, multi-tasking, and excellent customer service skills, all of which align her well with our busy practice. Emilee is the face of our office and will assist you throughout your surgical or cosmetic procedure.

Neema Oyomba

Medical Assistant

Emilee Hodges

Neema graduated from Columbus School of Art & Design in 2010 with her Bachelor's in Fine Arts in Painting & Printmaking. During her art career, she did an internship at El Museo del Barrio, to which she had her work displayed at her college in The Joseph. V. Canzani Center- Acock Gallery, Kinney Hall. She showcased her landscape paintings and hand-made prints as well as books. Her work was also displayed at Read's Artspace Ground Floor Gallery in Downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut.

When Neema moved back to Connecticut, she got a managerial position as an office manager and a part time position as a pharmacy technician. She was drawn towards health care and the aspect of helping others and changing lives of patient's and started her journey in the health care field. She worked through the pandemic at COVID facilities testing thousands of patient's weekly. Worked at three testing site locations in New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut and Bronxville, New York. Neema is certified in PPE safety and certified to use testing machines Abbot, LumiraDX and Mesa Biotech.

When Neema is not working, you can find her trying new restaurants, indulging in self-care like trying new skin care-like face-masks, makeup. She loves creating new works of art, mostly in watercolor or creating a new oil landscape. She loves to travel to a new country every year, enjoys watching new movies on Netflix and taking UFC classes from MMA Training to H.I.I.T. Neema has a keen interest in being an aesthetician, and plans to further pursue her education in aesthetician school. She loves assisting at Jandali Plastic Surgery and is excited to work with Dr. Jandali.

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