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
Geri graduated in 1996 from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri with a Bachelor’s 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.
Erin Shields, Licensed Esthetician
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.
Michelle Vernon, PMT, LE
Michelle started out as a cosmetics manager for a major skincare company. She loved working with her clients, teaching them how to take care of their skin. Even as a child, Michelle remembers making masks and potions and trying them on her family and friends. She took her love for skin and attended esthetics school. Michelle is serious about continuing education, she travels around the globe to classes and skin care conferences,”there is nothing more thrilling than learning about my passion.”
Michelle was one of the 1st in Kansas City to introduce eyelash extensions (see KCStar newspaper,and Flourish Magazine). She also pioneered the dermafile and nu face face lift. Michelle has been trained in permanent cosmetics by long time Gurus in Florida and New Jersey, she specializes in three different modalities (see ink magazine 7-8-09). Michelle also volunteers for the American Cancer Society “Look Good Feel Better” program where she teaches cancer patients how to work with make up,and take care of their skin. It’s one of the many ways Michelle gives back to the community.
Pamela Calligan, LE
Pamela Calligan has been in the skincare industry for over 30 years and brings an extensive knowledge in procedures, services and skincare products. She is a former educator of Aesthetics and previous manager of a skin care 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:
Annie Pankl, LE
Annie has always had a passion for the beauty industry and began her career as a makeup artist with MAC cosmetics in 2016 which from there sprouted her love of skin care. She graduated top of her class in May of 2018 at Skin Science institute of Laser and Esthetics in Salt Lake City, UT with a 1200 hour education esthetic program. Annie specializes in facial treatment to treat a variety of skin concerns ranging from hyperpigmentation to skin textural issues as well as Laser Hair Removal.
Annie offers free Visia and Laser Hair Removal consults to all her clients to create a personalized treatment plan based on individual needs.
When Annie is not working she enjoys exercising, practicing her art through makeup or painting with arcylics and spending time with friends or family.
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.
Stephanie Gallegos, Administrative Assistant
Stephanie serves as one of our administrative assistants here at rsvp. She has been in the beauty industry for over a decade with strong focus on customer service, relationship building, and being a product expert. As well as an esthetics background, she is also skilled as a makeup artist and former MAC makeup artist for over 10 years. Her favorite treatment is microneedling, and favorite product is Even Up by Colorscience.
Audrey Faherty, Licensed Nurse
Andreia Shepherd CLT, 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.