Richard Ruiz, MD

Richard Ruiz, MD

Spa Medical Director

Faith Hibschle, RN

Faith Hibschle, RN

RN, CLT, Injector, ACLS Certified, LPN

Geri Fuhrmann, RN, BSN

Geri Fuhrmann, RN, BSN

RN, Certified Master Injector, CLT

Erin  Shields

Erin Shields

LE, Head of Marketing

Audrey Faherty

Audrey Faherty

RN, Certified Master Injector, CLT

Pamela Calligan

Pamela Calligan

Licensed Esthetician, CLT

Michelle Vernon

Michelle Vernon

LE, Permanent Makeup Artist

 Marla Stanley

Marla Stanley

Administrative Assistant

Angela Keith

Angela Keith

Administrative Assistant

Andreia Shepherd

Andreia Shepherd

CLT, Esthetician

Mycala Kickland

Mycala Kickland

CLT, Esthetician

Richard Ruiz, MD

University of Kansas School of Medicine Residency: Research Family Practice Program, Weiss Memorial Hospital Specialty Board Certifications: Am Bd Family Practice – Status: Certified

Dr. Ruiz is a life-long resident of the Kansas City area and graduated from University of Kansas Medical School with honors. He is board-certified in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice and practices at Family Health Medical Group.

As a medical doctor, Dr. Ruiz understands the importance of feeling good and being healthy inside and out. He takes special interest in medical esthetics, skin care, preventive medicine, weight management and hormonal balance.

Taking care of families in both medicine and esthetics has rooted Dr. Ruiz to the community. He has a passion for helping patients achieve results and feel their best.

Faith Hibschle, RN, CLT, ACLS, LPN

Faith Hibschle, RN, CLT, ACLS, LPN began her career in aesthetics as a cosmetologist in Mission, Kansas in 1982, before deciding to seek a career in health care. Faith completed her LPN training and worked at KU Medical center while she continued pursuing her nursing degree. She then earned her ADN from Minneapolis Community College in 1995. Having first practiced in Minnesota as an RN with hemodialysis and cardiopulmonary/intubated patients, Faith moved back to Kansas City in 1997. Here, she has practiced simultaneously on the cardiopulmonary unit at St. Joseph Medical Center and as a nurse with the Kansas City Heart Group. Pursuing her ongoing passion for aesthetics, she has joined the state and nationwide divisions of the Aesthetics Nursing Association and has worked in the medical aesthetics community here in Kansas City since 2004. Faith has received extensive, hands-on training and is experienced in Botox® and Restylane® injections, laser hair removal, dermatological chemical peels, Thermage® and microdermabrasion.

Faith feels as strongly about ongoing education as she does about the demographically-driven, growing need for aesthetic care.

Geri Fuhrmann, RN, BSN, Certified Master Injector

Geri graduated in 1996 from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Geri began her nursing career at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri where she quickly advanced to a critical care step-down unit within the hospital, specializing in patients with cardiopulmonary disease. In 2007, Geri gained an interest in aesthetics, which became her passion. Since, she has received extensive, hands-on training in the medical aesthetic field, while simultaneously balancing patient care in the hospital setting. In 2015, Geri joined rsvp MedSpa as a full-time RN to fully pursue aesthetic nursing. She has an innate ability to be compassionate and her vast knowledge of cosmetic procedures ensures personalized consistent results.

Geri continues her education in the medical aesthetics field through hands-on, master trained courses led by expert physicians from Allergan and Galderma, as well as exciting professional courses like @lipsbyregan.

Erin Shields, LE, Head of Marketing

Erin is a licensed and certified Body Contouring Expert with a 20 year Cosmetology background.  Her solid experience in the beauty industry results in a vast knowledge of cosmetic, non-surgical treatments and skin care products.  After graduating from college, Erin attended Cosmetology school and has remained in the Cosmetology/Esthetics field. Erin is passionate about helping clients achieve overall appearance goals and is dedicated to improving confidence.  She specializes in the latest non-surgical body sculpting technology and offers personalized treatment plans to ensure exceptional results.  She has completed extensive training on UltraSlim technology, the only FDA Approved treatment, resulting in fat loss, body contouring and improved skin texture.

Erin enjoys spending time with family and watching her children play sports in her free time.  She is passionate about establishing lasting relationships and genuinely enjoys helping people. Her professional experience and knowledge of the industry ensures client satisfaction.

Pamela Calligan, CLT, Licensed Esthetician

Pamela Calligan has been in the skincare industry for over 30 years and brings extensive knowledge in procedures, services, and skincare products.  She is a former educator of Aesthetics and a previous manager of a skincare studio.  Pamela’s passion is in developing a personalized, comprehensive skin health and age management program for her clients, specializing in procedures reducing fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone/texture, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars.  She has had extensive training in the aesthetic field and her certifications ensure the best results available in our industry including:

Michelle Vernon, LE & Permanent Makeup Artist

Michelle Vernon is a true pioneer of permanent makeup in the Kansas City area.  She has 20 years of Aesthetics experience and 16 years of Permanent Makeup experience. Michelle is a dually licensed Cosmetic Tattoo Artist who has traveled the world to meet, train and build personal relationships with other licensed tattoo gurus in the industry.  Michelle has been fascinated with skin since she was a young girl, making potions, masks and drawing eyebrows on her dolls.  Michelle feels truly blessed to be able to connect with women, building relationships with her clients, through creating natural, life-changing brows, liner, and lips. She finds great joy seeing adoration on her client’s faces when handed the mirror. Continuing education is key, and one of Michelle’s very favorite things to do. If Michelle is not in the office, you can find her at home, practicing skills with new machines/inks, or volunteering. Michelle has volunteered for many organizations, including the American Cancer Society (10 years), Homeless in KC, Inner City Youth, and Safe Home. She also mentors, saving girls from sex trafficking. 

Marla Stanley, Administrative Assistant

Marla serves as one of our administrative assistants here at rsvp Med Spa. Her numerous years in the industry have given her the skills and knowledge needed to be a perfect first point of contact. She has a true niche for communicating with clients and is always willing to help when needed. With Marla, you can be sure you will always be greeted with a smile and treated like you are of the utmost importance.

Audrey Faherty, RN, Certified Master Injector, CLT

After graduating from nursing school Audrey started her career in the cardiac step-down unit of a local hospital where she helped patients recover after a cardiac event. Always loving the aesthetic world, she finally landed her dream job and began extensive training to become a nurse injector and has been beautifying the faces of Kansas City for the past 5 years. She continues her education in the medical aesthetics field through continued hands-on training and classes.
 
Audrey joins rsvp as a full-time nurse injector where her training combined with an eye for beauty is displayed in the results of each of her clients. 
Audrey continues her education in the medical aesthetics field through hands on, master trained courses led by expert physicians from Allergan and Galderma, as well as exciting professional courses like @lipsbyregan.

Angela Keith, Administrative Assistant

Angela joined the RSVP team as an administrative assistant providing superior customer service.  Her medical background includes first-rate client care as a CNA, specializing in dementia care.  Angela establishes patient loyalty through proactive communication, recognition, and involvement in client procedures/care.  She strives to create a positive experience for clients with a personal approach, ensuring client satisfaction during check in/check out.  Her vast knowledge of skincare is accommodating to customers with product questions or concerns.

When Angela isn’t greeting clients with her friendly smile, she enjoys spending time with her kids, reading, music, and anything outdoors!

Andreia Shepherd CLT, Licensed Esthetician

Andreia is a Licensed Esthetician, who began her career in the medical field working as a Medication Aid and Phlebotomist. Upon completing pre-requisites for nursing school, she realized Medical Esthetics and skincare were a better fit. Instead of pursuing her degree in nursing, she graduated top of her class in December 2018 at Bellus Academy in Manhattan, KS with an 1100-hour Esthetics/Makeup Artistry program. In addition to her education, she completed an extensive Laser and Light Technology training from Medical Laser Dynamics with Patrick J. Clark, CMLSO. 

Andreia is confident in her abilities to maintain and improve the appearance and health of human skin and has a wide range of specialties in facial and body treat a variety of skin concerns. 

When Andreia is not working, she enjoys shopping, road trips, spending time with friends and family, and her fur baby. 

Mycala Kickland CLT, Licensed Esthetician

Mycala joined our team as a Certified Medical Aesthetician and Laser Technician. Driven by her passion for skincare, Mycala takes pride in providing the best experience possible by creating a plan specific to client concerns.  She ensures personalized, desired results, using the latest medical aesthetic services and products.  As a skincare expert, Mycala strives to help clients reach their individualized skin goals.  She continues her education by attending professional classes to stay updated on the latest procedures and techniques.  She enjoys spending time at the lake with family and friends in her free time.