Staff

Meet our staff

Experienced, attentive and considerate – our spa staff provides the ultimate restful experience for your well being.

Donda Kraus Sternberg

Owner
Background

Donda is the Owner of Gentle Healing Wellness Spa and Owner/Director of Gentle Healing School of Massage. Donda has been a Licensed Cosmetologist for over 25 years. She created the Gentle Healing Wellness Spa in 1999 and relocated the spa to its current home in a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian Farmhouse in 2001.

Personal Quote
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bridget Callahan

Spa Manager
Background
Bridget is Gentle Healing Wellness Spa Manager, and has been active in the spa industry for the past twelve years.  She has just recently joined the Gentle Healing Wellness team this November 2016  and is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful establishment.    Bridget is also a licensed massage therapist for the past eleven years.  She has been a dedicated member of the wellness industry for several years and believes strongly in the healing journey of balancing mind, body, and spirit.  Bridget also believes that care and consideration create a stronger sense of self and community.  Bridget brings a uniqueness to our spa by having the knowledge of supporting a successful business along with her gift of understanding the benefits of therapeutic body work and the importance of great skin care.    She strives to give each guest a positive, welcoming and lasting experience.
Personal Quote

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why Not?’—George Bernard Shaw

Ana Bailey

Guest Services
Education
  • Monroe T.W.P High School 4 years, Brookdale Community College 1+ years
Additional Skills

She has worked in the Salon/Spa industry since she was sixteen. She loves this industry and seeing people look and feel great.

Personal Quote

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan not the goal.”

Catherine LoBrace

Esthetician
Education
  • Graduated from Empire Hair Design School in 2013.
  • Licensed in New Jersey since 2013.
Additional Skills
  • ALL Facials
  • Microdermabrasion, Peels and High Frequency
  • All Peels
  • Airbrush Makeup Artist (Specializing in Weddings & Special Events)
Personal Quote
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

Sunyung Ahn

Skincare Specialist
Education
  • Licensed Massage and Skincare Specialist for over 20 years.
  • Studied in Seoul, Korean and Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics
  • Nationally Certified Massage
Additional Skills
  • All Facials
  • Full Body Waxing including Brazilian
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Skin renewal treatments
  • Full Body Massage including Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Medical
  • Massage, Thai, Deep Tissue
Personal Quote

“I create Eastern and Western beliefs to create perfect harmony in my care for others.”

Aziza Kamara

Skincare Specialist
Background

Aziza graduated from Robert Fiance Beauty School. She is certified in Salon Business and the winner of Global Beauty Master Competition. She has over 10 years experience in Customer Service.

Personal Quote

“Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.”

Linda Boychuk

Nail Technician
Hair Stylist
Education
  • Middlesex County Vocational Technical High school – Graduated 1976 Beautician for 41 Years.
Additional Skills
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Nail Enhancements (Signature Nail System)
  • Waxing
  • Shellac Manicures
Personal Quote
“Live Positive, Think Positive, and the universe will always send you Positive Results!”

Joanne Consolo

NJ State Licensed Massage Therapist
Nail Technician
Education
  • Graduated Long Island Beauty School with her Cosmetology License in 2000. Also graduated from Long Island Skin and Nail Institute in 2001.
  • Gentle Healing School of Massage (600 Hour program)
Additional Skills
  • All Massages
  • All Scalp Massages
  • All Enhancements
  • Body Treatments & Exfoliation
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Shellac Manicures
Personal Quote
“There are blessings every day, you just have to look for them!”

Bernadine Applegate

NJ State Licensed Massage Therapist
Education
  • Gentle Healing School of Massage (600 Hour Course)
Additional Skills
  • ALL Massages
  • ALL Scalp Massages
  • ALL Enhancements
  • Body Treatments and Exfoliations
Personal Quote
“I am eager to help people feel good through massage, and learn all that I can while working here.”

Tom Mollica

NJ State Licensed Massage Therapist
Education
  • Gentle Healing School of Massage (600 Hour Course)
Additional Skills
  • ALL Massages
  • ALL Scalp Massages
  • ALL Enhancements
  • Body Treatments and Exfoliations
  • Stone Massages
Personal Quote
“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it!”

Theresa Marcantino

NJ State Licensed Massage Therapist
Education
  • Gentle Healing School of Massage 600 Hour Program
  • CPR Certificate
Additional Skills
  • All Massages
  • All Scalp Massages
  • All Enhancements
  • Body Treatments & Exfoliation
Personal Quote
“Smile & Relax, life is too short.”

Jennifer DelRosso

NJ State Licensed Massage Therapist
Nail Technician
Hair Stylist
Education
  • Gentle Healing School of Massage (600 Hour Course)
  • Cedar Ridge High School / Cosmetology (1200 hours – 32 Years Experience)
Additional Skills
  • ALL Massages
  • ALL Scalp Massages
  • ALL Enhancements
  • Body Treatments and Exfoliations
  • Stone Massages
  • Hair Styling / Blow Dry
  • Nails
  • Wax (eyebrow, lip & chin)
Personal Quote
“I do what I love and love what I do, making you feel and look good.”

Vanessa Cubillo

NJ State Licensed Massage Therapist
Education
  • Graduated Massage School- specializing in Reiki, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports , Myofascial, Prenatal, and Hot Stone
Additional Skills
  • ALL Massages
  • Reiki
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Myofascial
  • Prenatal
  • Hot Stone
Personal Quote
“Everybody deserves time to recharge and relax. It’s the only way we can stay sane.”

Phanith Mean

NJ State Licensed Massage Therapist
Education
  • Gentle Healing School of Massage 600 Hour Program
  • MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination) certified
Additional Skills
  • All Massages
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
Personal Quote
“Take care of yourself so you can live to love others.”

Eileen Colon

Assistant Guest Service
Education
  • Student at Gentle Healing Wellness School of Massage Therapy
  • Graduating November of 2017
Additional Skills
  • Herbalist
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Spiritual Counselor
Personal Quote
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You Need to accept yourself—Thich Nhat Hanh”