Meet Team Contempo Aesthetics

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Dr. Rachel Reyes-Bergano

Physician & Medical Director

Rachel Reyes-Bergano, D.O. is a paid Allergan Trainer and Consultant. This honor is reserved for the top aesthetic injectors nationally. Dr. Reyes-Bergano practices aesthetic medicine with safety and efficacy guiding her results-oriented approach. Dr. Reyes-Bergano is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Rachel completed her medical residency at USC Family Medicine at California Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles. Prior to that, she earned her Osteopathic Medical Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Through her training, she received exposure to treating a diverse patient population.

In addition to her traditional Family Practice training, Dr. Rachel has had a special interest in skincare and facial aesthetics. During residency, she pursued extensive education and training in neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and laser procedures.

Dr. Rachel focuses on making clients feel and look their best. Patients appreciate the subtle, conservative approach and improved results.

Continuing Education:

Statistics on Injectables Experience:

  • Injected over 150,000 units of Botox Cosmetic & Dysport

  • Performed more than 600 Kybella treatments

  • Injected more than 5,000mL of dermal filler

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Director of Operations John Bergano.

John Bergano

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, John focuses on the business operations, marketing, and public relations aspects of Contempo Aesthetics. As Co-Founder, his role is to support Dr. Rachel Reyes-Bergano by strategizing the growth of the company, managing an efficient team of front and back office personnel, and maintaining a high level of personalized customer service.

John began his career in hospitality with The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis (MO). He learned how to build a team based not only on work performance and experience, but talent. Transferring to The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove (Miami, FL), John managed several departments and created standard operating procedures to ensure that the company's gold standards were met. Taking a career opportunity with The Biltmore Hotel (Coral Gables, FL), John managed a department of 100+ employees and was challenged with creating and maintaining luxury standards in an independent hotel.

Opportunities created themselves for John as a restaurant critic and food blogger, writing for publications including the Zagat 2013 Los Angeles guide, Miami New Times, and LA Weekly. During this period, John took on projects as an independent hospitality consultant and worked with small to medium-sized restaurants and hotels to improve areas such as customer service, sales, and menu development. Settling in Los Angeles, John took the role of Director of Sales and Marketing with Yamashiro Hollywood and tripled event revenue within two years while bringing in filmings and venue buyouts for companies including Netflix, HBO, and Disney; creating tremendous exposure for the storied restaurant.

In addition to seeing through the business development of Contempo Aesthetics, John works with Galderma's GAIN Business Program as a paid consultant. 

Operations Manager Barbara Reyes.

Barbara

Operations Manager

With previous front office and sales experience in hotels, Barbara's longest career arc to date was as a quality assurance specialist who tested software functionality, trained team members, and was responsible for corporate communications. She made an immediate impact upon joining the Contempo Aesthetics team, as her invaluable dedication to improving front and back office operations has helped create a more efficient patient experience. Among her chief responsibilities, Barbara leads each new hire through their orientation period as well as maintains medical records.

Registered Nurse Jessica Sullivan

Jessica

Aesthetics Registered Nurse

 

Jessica graduated from Florida Southern College on a volleyball scholarship. She started her nursing career in emergency services and eventually transferred to pediatric ICU and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. She has a desire to grow in aesthetic medicine, combining her experiences in hospital nursing with results-oriented aesthetics treatments to help her patients feel and look their best. Jessica, with a friendly and upbeat personality, looks forward to building relationships with her aesthetics patients.

Registered Nurse Stephanie Watchler.

Stephanie

Aesthetics Registered Nurse

 

Nurse Stephanie's professional background consists of Pediatric ER and Urgent Care. She's an advocate for natural-looking, tasteful beauty enhancements and has been a patient of Dr. Rachel's for years before joining our team. She has been training one-on-one with Dr. Rachel to learn safety practices and recommendations for best results. Stephanie earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to, she earned her Associates of Science in Nursing at Pasadena City College. 

Registered Nurse Kimberly Strong.

Kimberly

Aesthetics Registered Nurse

 

Nurse Kimberly has extensive experience in patient care and a genuine enthusiasm to expand her nursing career in the field of Medical Aesthetics. Kimberly has worked at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA for several years and is currently working on obtaining her Nurse Practitioner license from Azusa Pacific University. She has been trained by Dr. Rachel to  provide the same standard of care and aesthetic results our patients are accustomed to.  

Front Office Supervisor Annette

Annette

Front Office Supervisor

Annette joined Contempo Aesthetics with previous experience as a medical assistant /supervisor in a pediatric office for over 6 years. As Ambassador of First Impressions, Annette leads the Contempo Aesthetics front office team in customer experience and working with patients to develop a customized SkinCeuticals skincare regimen. 

Certified HydraFacialist Jenn

Jenn

Certified HydraFacialist

Jenn was welcomed back for her second tenure with Contempo Aesthetics. During her first stint, she was a valued member of our Front and Back Office where she dedicated herself to ensuring patients were educated on Dr. Rachel's services and post-procedure care. Formerly a makeup artist, Jenn brings precision and gentleness to her HydraFacials, ensuring a dedicated and comfortable experience.