Jackie joined the practice in 2007 as the Spa Director for Dr. Bonnie Straka’s relatively new Medical Spa. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at WorldStrides, Educational Fields Studies and Macy’s. As Spa Director, she leads the talented clinical and support teams to create exceptional outcomes and experiences for clients. She enjoys the creative and strategic process of bringing the most significant cosmetic dermatology innovations to our community.
During Jackie’s tenure, Signature Medical Spa has more than doubled in staff and services, earning numerous accolades and recognition as a top practice in the region or state for Allergan, Coolsculpting, Galderma, Merz, and Suneva. Additionally, Signature Medical Spa and Albemarle Dermatology often win local voter’s choice awards annually.
Jackie grew up in Reston, VA and has strong family connections to the DC and NYC areas. She earned a BA in Government from the University of Virginia, 1987, and moved to Charlottesville for the second time in 2005.
Outside of work, she loves to spend time with friends and family, including her two delightful teenagers. Jackie is an avid Nia dancer, concert- and event-goer and enjoys exploring the local area’s natural beauty. Causes close to her heart include advocacy for children with hearing loss, and supporting Camp Holiday Trails.