Our Staff Jandali 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, almost ten years in skin care and medical spa treatments.
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. Jasmine also oversees and handles all operations here at Jandali Plastic Surgery.
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.
Brielle Trujillo, MS, PA-C
Brielle is an NCCPA board-certified PA licensed to practice in the states of CT, NY, and NJ. She received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences with a Biology minor from UCONN in 2014. Upon graduation, Brielle worked for a plastic surgeon and immediately determined that she wanted to expand her knowledge and enhance her skills by pursuing a graduate degree that would facilitate a rewarding career in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. This led her to obtain her Master’s degree from the PA program at Monmouth University, graduating in 2018. She recently joined our team with over 3 years of surgical experience working in plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery including nerve reconstruction, bariatric surgery, and general surgery. She is microsurgery trained and certified in 3-D nipple and areolar tattooing.
Her passion includes caring for breast cancer patients from the beginning to seeing their smiles at the finish line. She hopes to develop strong, lasting relationships with patients and provide friendly guidance throughout their entire surgical journey.
Shelby Finan, MS, PA-C
Shelby Finan is a board-certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission of Certification of PAs. She completed her undergraduate coursework at North Carolina State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors. While working with several PAs as a medical assistant in dermatology, she was able to see first hand the impact she could have on patients' lives. She then went on to complete her Masters of Medical Science from the accredited Arcadia University Physician Assistant program.
Eager to enter the plastic surgery field, Shelby wanted to gain more experience both in the OR and perioperative period. She was accepted to the prestigious Norwalk/Yale PA Surgical PA Residency Program where she received the Linda Brandt Memorial Award for exemplifying her spirit of effort and dedication to patient care. Shelby prides herself on her devotion to each patient while emphasizing the importance of developing trusting relationships.
As a native of New England, Shelby enjoys spending time outdoors whether it be at the beach or mountains and of course spending weekends watching the Wolfpack and Patriots with her husband Josh.
Ashton Ogle, MPAS, PA-C
Ashton Ogle is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) licensed to practice in Connecticut. She was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and Biology at Transylvania University. Following her undergraduate experience, she moved to Connecticut to pursue her dream of becoming a PA. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. While at Sacred Heart, she held a national leadership position with the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) as the Northeast Regional Director representing more than 50 PA programs in the Northeast. Upon graduation she was inducted into the Pi Alpha Honor Society recognizing her academic success, leadership, and community involvement. Ashton also works in Emergency Medicine and serves as a Director-At-Large with the Connecticut Academy of PAs (ConnAPA).
Ashton is passionate about education and supporting current and future PA students in the state. Outside of caring for patients, Ashton enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, F45 workout classes, and a day at the beach.
Julie Arcana, APRN, CRNA
Clinical Practice Coordinator
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.
Surgical Scheduler & HydraFacial Specialist
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.
Aesthetician & Receptionist
Jennie graduated from Western Connecticut State University with her Bachelors degree in Communication. While in school, she worked full time for a plastic surgeon where her love for the skincare industry began. Jennie's passion led her to Esthetician school where she received her license with the New York School of Esthetics in 2021. Jennie is licensed in both New York and Connecticut.
Jennie loves being apart of an industry that's constantly changing and expanding. She loves that no two-days are the same and that every client is different. Her goal is to connect with clients and educate them on the importance of great skin care. Everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and she loves being able to help make that happen.
Outside of work you can find Jennie with her family and friends, at the gym or exploring a new hiking spot too!
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.
Marie graduated from Keene State College in 2013 with her Bachelor's of Art Degree in Graphic Art Design. Following graduation, she was selected by Walt Disney World to partake in their world renowned internship program in Orlando, Florida where she worked extensively within their business and management programs.
Following the conclusion of her internship, Marie returned back to Connecticut where she has enjoyed working with multiple private and corporate companies. With over seven years of marketing, advertising and design experience, Marie has worked within many verticals. From childcare to healthcare to travel and leisure, she's done it all. She has gained notoriety throughout the North East for her enhanced graphic art and web skills, professionalism and attention to detail.
Marie has a passion for creativity, problem solving and thinking outside the box. She explores function, identifies needs, encourages interaction and successfully enhances narratives through the visualization her design work, both visually and strategically. Marie has a relentless drive for bringing others visions to reality, always producing the highest quality product and interaction each and every day!
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.
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.
Customer Service Call Representative
Kaitlyn will be finishing up her Associates Degree in Management at the end of 2021 from Post University. She has fifteen years of experience working in the customer service field and loves working with people. She establishes, develops and build relationships with all of our clients and customers. Kaitlyn ensures excellent quality and success! You will always find her smiling and ready to jump in to help wherever she is needed.
When Kaitlyn is not in the office, she loves spending time with her many nieces and nephews! She enjoys crafting, reading, watching movies, enjoying the weather and going to wrestling shows.
Bridget is a 2015 graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Textile Marketing. While in college, Bridget's housemates were in nursing school so science and healthcare were topics that always intrigued her. Upon graduation she worked alongside a Landscape Architect/Interior Designer to further her knowledge on different aspects of design.
Her many years of experience working in a clerical setting both at a General Contractor's office and a Preschool have given her time to formulate relationships and foster trust with clients while also maintaining an orderly office. She believes the services Jandali Plastic Surgery offers their clientele is another form of design and is eager to grow with the team while also furthering her expertise in the field of plastic surgery and ensuring satisfaction for all Jandali Plastic Surgery clients.