Our Staff Plastic Surgery Connecticut
Staff at Jandali Plastic Surgery
Jasmine Lengyel, LPN
Jasmine Lengyel graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in Shelton, CT, where she received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Jasmine has extensive experience in skin care and medical spa treatments. At Jandali Plastic Surgery, she performs chemical peels, Hydrafacial, and dermaplaning. Jasmine is also a product knowledge specialist with continual up-to-date training with the SkinMedica® skin care line of products as well as Latisse®.
Jasmine is also a graduate of the Look Image Academy Permanent Makeup Training School in Newport, RI. She is a licensed paramedical micropigmentologist and a permanent cosmetic tattoo artist. She specializes in reconstructive tattooing for nipple and areola pigmentation.
Jennifer Zapatka, MS, PA-C
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.
Jacqueline Clarizio, MS, PA-C
Jacqueline Clarizio is a board-certified physician assistant licensed in CT, NY, and PA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, with minors in Chemistry, Nutrition, and Dance from the University of Delaware. Also at Delaware, she was selected to be one of two students chosen to participate in Howard Hughes Medical Institute undergraduate chemical research. After, Jacqueline went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Upon graduation, Jacqueline worked in surgery performing a wide variety of operations, including plastic surgery. She is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants.
Jacqueline has a strong passion for aesthetic medicine, and enjoys connecting the aesthetic world with her chemical background. Aside from procedures in the operating room and office, she loves building cosmetic skincare regimens tailored to each individual based on chemical composition of products. She is trained in injectables, coolsculpting, microneedling, and laser therapy. Jacqueline chose plastic surgery with the intent “to make people feel better in their own skin”, and she is on a mission to do just that.
Outside the office, some of Jacqueline’s favorite hobbies include dancing, Soulcycling, interior decorating, exploring cuisines, and traveling. She is passionate about exploring nature and has even jumped in the ocean with Whale Sharks!
Kathryn Werner, RN
Feminine Rejuvenation Specialist
Kathryn Werner received her nursing degree at St. Vincent’s College and is a Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the state of Connecticut. Prior to joining the practice, Katie was a Medical/Surgical RN at Griffin Hospital. She previously worked at an Orthopedics practice. This diverse work experience provides Katie with a unique approach to health and wellness. She is deeply committed to her patients’ care and comfort and believes that nurses play a critical role in the healthcare paradigm. For Katie, plastic surgery is on the front lines of wellness, enabling patients to feel better about themselves and their bodies in order to live more fulfilling lives.
Katie coordinates and schedules all surgical procedures for Dr. Jandali. In addition, she is the Feminine Rejuvenation Specialist and perform all the Viveve treatments. Katie also performs CoolSculpting, miraDry, IPL laser, Profound skin tightening, CO2 laser treatments, and Hydrafacial.
A fitness junkie and health food fanatic, when she’s not working, Katie also enjoys spending time with her family, fostering dogs, doing almost anything outside and cooking.
Suzanne Naples, BSN, RN
Suzanne Naples is a Registered Nurse holding licensure in both Connecticut and New York State, who has specialized in Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology for the last six years and has worked side by side with renowned plastic surgeons on the Connecticut shoreline. Suzanne received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut and is currently matriculating in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Quinnipac University.
Suzanne specializes in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. She prides herself on integrating injectables, laser and medical grade skin care to rejuvenate and renew each patient from the inside out. She has worked at several private practices and medical spas throughout the state, drawing from each experience to build her unique approach to each individual patient's aesthetic needs. Suzanne has a strong commitment to continuing education and regularly attends hands on training seminars throughout the U.S. to keep her techniques cutting edge and up to date.
Suzanne loves to cook, hike, cycle and swim and takes huge pride in her family. She and her husband recently welcomed their first son Jonathon.
Lead Receptionist – Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
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 fiance.
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.
Emilee has a passion for photography which has spread into the office where she is known as the videographer! Emilee records and edits procedures, events, and patient testimonials to allow other patients to see the variety of treatments offered via social media (Instagram, Facebook and Jandali Plastic Surgery's YouTube channel). In addition, Emilee is also the Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, and Event Planner.
Kara is a 2013 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT, with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. She is currently furthering her education at St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Bridgeport, CT, to become a Registered Nurse in the near future. Kara has always been intrigued with the plastic surgery field and is looking forward to gaining more experience with our office. She looks forward to the day when she can treat her own patients. In her free time, Kara enjoys interior design and traveling.
Megan is a 2017 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT, with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences concentration in pre-nursing. She received emergency medical training through Echo Hose Ambulance Training and is determined to become a certified EMT. She currently is certified in Basic Life Support.
Megan hopes to go back to school furthering her degree to become a Physician’s Assistant in the near future. Megan is driven with strong interpersonal communication skills. She has over seven years experience working in a healthcare setting.
Vanessa is a 2019 graduate from Housatonic Community College with her Associate's degree in Medical Assisting. During her time at Housatonic, she received the Academic Excellence award for her graduating class. Vanessa has always been intrigued by science and health care, which is why she is furthering her education at Sacred Heart University to obtain her nursing degree. Working as a Medical Assistant at a plastic surgeon's office inspires Vanessa because she is given the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Jandali uplifting and caring for patients. Outside of work, Vanessa enjoys the beach, spending time with family and friends, and is a fitness enthusiast.