Missy and Sean Gaffney, the owners and founders of The Skin & Body Spa and The Hair Company are proud to welcome you to their newest business, The Medical Skin Clinic by The Skin & Body Spa. They felt it was a natural progression for their business to move into medical esthetics as they saw more and more clients asking for advanced services. Missy and Sean have hand selected their team to include Meaghan Detterman, COO, as well as incredibly talented nursing professional; two nurse practitioners and a registered nurse. Together, they have over 40 years of patient care experience. In treating the body as a whole, it became apparent to them that clinical massage would also be a much desired service. The goal at The Medical Skin Clinic is to “Enhance What Nature Gave You” by creating customized treatment plans that address any concerns that you may have.
Sean brings over 20 years of business operations, management, and marketing experience for both Salons & Medical Spas. While in college he worked as a Computer Operations Specialist and later became a leading Sales Executive selling corporate software solutions. He is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a major in Management Information Systems.
After excelling as a Sales Executive for several high tech companies Sean later started Mobility Software as the CEO and then IMSYS Corporation as the VP of Sales. During his high tech career he was also recruited to implement a growth strategy plan for nSight as the VP of Sales. Sean’s first and foremost rule of building a successful business starts with customer satisfaction and appreciation.
He also serves his home town community as a Volunteer/Call Firefighter. Having graduated from the NH Fire Academy first in 2010 and again in 2012, he continues to improve his skills as a First Responder.
Missy Gaffney Director/Owner & Esthetician
After High School Missy attended The University of Rhode Island and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Textiles, Merchandising and Design. She then pursued a career in the garment industry in New York City. Years later, she realized her passion for Esthetics and decided to enroll at The Catherine Hinds Institute where she graduated with a certificate in Advanced Esthetics.
Missy practiced Esthetics for over twelve years and in 2008, she opened The Skin & Body Spa. She has a passion for helping clients achieve their goals and loves building relationships with them. Her passion for helping client achieve their goals lead her and her husband, Sean, to open The Medical Skin Clinic.
Meaghan Detterman Chief Operating Officer
Meaghan began her career as an Elementary School Teacher. Her experience in education and curriculum writing set the foundation for her career throughout the years. Meaghan is an experienced Business Manager with a demonstrated history of success that has translated to a variety of industries.
She is skilled in Sales, Team Building, Public Speaking, Management (account and personnel) and Marketing.
As a consulting professional she is adept at both the management of people and businesses. Meaghan has a knack for team building and she can effectively create a collaborative and communicative environment from a diverse group of professionals to ensure a highly productive team. Meaghan’s background in education allows her to be a compassionate yet assertive leader.
Meaghan’s future plan is one of growth and expansion. Her goal is to create a multi-year growth plan to expand the footprint of The Skin and Body Spa, The Hair Company and The Medical Skin Clinic. Her plan includes creating structures for hiring, social media campaigns, community events, forecasting orders/expenses, communication and mentoring, as well as account management. As a proven leader, she will collaborate with the internal and external teams, along with the owners to maintain positive communication and accountability. She will foster relationships with vendors to maximize purchasing and productivity. She will oversee and collaborate with the team in the management of marketing campaigns, including those on social media platforms, as well as events, and newsletters.
Marie Chalmers, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC Medical Director and Nurse Practitioner
Marie is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of nursing experience. She has a wide range of experience in diverse clinical settings such as critical care, surgical weight loss, manager of performance improvement for a large anesthesia practice and an extensive background as an operating room nurse.
Marie returned to school and received her Master’s Degree in Science as a Family Nurse practitioner in 2015 from Rivier University.
Her passion for facial aesthetics and skin care led her to pursue a specialized role in medical aesthetics. As a certified nurse injector, she is committed to helping people feel their best.
Marie is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery.
Samar McCorry, MS, APRN, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner
Samar is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Samar completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She began her career as a Registered Nurse at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus caring for critically ill patients at the bedside.
She enjoyed working in the critical care setting and is experienced in managing patients with chronic disease.
She returned to the University of Massachusetts Lowell and earned her Master of Science degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, gaining interest in skin health and aesthetic medicine. She completed a preceptorship in Dermatology, Laser and Skin Surgery while obtaining her advanced degree. Samar is passionate about helping her patients achieve natural looking results. She enjoys providing education on various treatment options to enhance and accentuate her patients natural beauty. She is experienced in Botox Cosmetic, Injectable Fillers, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Coolscultping.
Alyssa began working with the Skin and Body Spa in 2014 as an Esthetician and Makeup Artist. During her time there she furthered her career by attending nursing school with the sole intention of continuing to work within the field of esthetics. Upon graduating, she continued to work with The Skin & Body Spa integrating her nursing and esthetic knowledge to provide results oriented treatments.
She is excited to grow with the company as a Registered Nurse working for The Medical Skin Clinic. She has always had a passion for both beauty and science, and enjoys the union of the two within the field of medical esthetics. Alyssa firmly believes that an eye for beauty coupled with a deep understanding of anatomy is integral for optimal patient outcomes.
Donna Tonks Clinical Massage Therapist
Donna graduated from The New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Art in 2014. She is certified in Integrative Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage, Trigger Pointing, Cupping Massage, Thai Massage, Injury Assessment, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Swedish Massage.
She will soon be certified in Singing Bowl Vibrational Sound Therapy as well.
Donna believes that integrative manual therapy can help facilitate the body for self healing. From the start of your session, she carefully listens and evaluates any unique issues you might be facing, and if necessary may adjust the massage to meet your individual needs. She has a thirst for figuring out what is happening in the body and musculature and then finds the best methods to address the problem. Her clients have reported increased range of motion, pain reduction, increased level of comfort, and improvements in level of sleep. As a professional, Donna is caring, intuitive and can help with a variety of injuries.
She is constantly expanding her skill set and education and is a Hot Yoga instructor as well. Family is her passion. She and her husband are currently empty-nester’s to four dynamic children. She loves nature, hiking, bicycling, sailing, photography and Zentangle.
Sarah Cummings Guest Relations Specialist
Before joining the team at The Medical Skin Clinic, Sarah gained over two years of experience in the Aesthetics field working in a busy plastic surgery practice. She has a strong passion for skincare and likes to help guide clients into finding the best skincare regimen and treatments for their skin type.
Along with a wide variety of skincare knowledge, Sarah’s cheerful, observant and bright personality helps keep clients at ease. Outside of the office Sarah likes to spend time with her family and her dog Gracie.