Meet Our Staff
Owner and Director- Cosmedica
Dr. Arie Benchetrit is a certified Plastic Surgeon and medical director of Cosmedica. He specializes in cosmetic surgery, injections and lasers and is renowned for his innovation and expertise. Dr. B. has lectured around the world on injection techniques and other cosmetic procedures and advises the companies that make injectables and other products. He believes in helping his patients achieve their esthetic goals safely and with complete satisfaction.
|Lynn Gauvreau - Surgical Coodinator
As our Surgical Office Coordinator, she is the person who will be there for you throughout your entire cosmetic surgery experience. She understands that surgery is a big decision and she will always be available to answer any of your questions or concerns. She has been in the beauty field for the past 20 years as a former beauty queen and she volunteers her time to help in various pageants, fashion shows and charity events. She is currently completing her degree in Business Administration (BBA) and has worked as a Business Office Coordinator for the past 6 years.
|Amanda Kuschak - Chief Medical Esthetician
Amanda Kuschak is a licensed Medical Esthetician and has been with Cosmedica since 2006. She is the manager of our medical esthetic team. Amanda has great expertise in a wide variety of face and body treatments. She is a recognized authority in non-surgical body contouring and cellulite treatments and has participated in numerous clinical studies with Dr.Benchetrit. Amanda is loved by her patients because of her devotion, skill and caring nature.
|Evangelina Manolis - Medical Esthetician
Evangelina Manolis is a McGill graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Her true passion, however, has always been medical esthetics. She has 10 years of experience in this field, the last 3 of which have been with Cosmedica. Her talent for analyzing problematic and ageing skin, and finding a solution to correct it, is truly amazing. Her patience and intuition have created a very loyal and satisfied patient base.
Stephanie Pulcini is a Medical Esthetician with 7 years of experience in the medical esthetic industry. She has been a perfect addition to the Cosmedica team, using her skills and enthusiasm to provide her patients with the latest face and body treatments. Her happy patients are a living testimony of the great results she obtains for them!
|Joy Bailey – Chief Medical Receptionist and Client Services
Joy is a member of the administrative team at Cosmedica. With over 16 years of customer service and sales experience in the hospitality and giftware industry, her strong desire for customer satisfaction in all facets of the company make her a leader in customer care. Service with a smile is Joy’s top priority.
Joy loves being a part of Dr. Benchetrit’s team and enjoys the positive atmosphere and the challenges of a growing and stable practice.
|Elizabeth Ferrari – Medical Receptionist
After a brief hiatus, we are so pleased to have Elizabeth back with us at Cosmedica. Her sincere devotion to our patients and their needs is unmatched and the source of so much positive feedback. Elizabeth’s smile and positive attitude set the tone for our entire clinic and make even our most nervous patients feel at ease and comfortable. She is unique!
|Tracie Anderson – Controller, Head of Human Resources
Tracie is the newest member of our team and has been a great addition. Her friendliness and smile are contagious and her professionalism has been a real asset to the functioning of our clinic. Tracie is also a fountain of good ideas and is in charge of the Brilliant Distinctions program that rewards our loyal patients.
|France Grand’Maison – Registered Nurse, Injection Specialist
France Grand’Maison R.N. is a graduate of U. de Montreal and has been working in Facial Aesthetics for over 12 years. We are very fortunate to have France on our team as no other nurse in Quebec has her level of expertise and experience. As a national trainer for Allergan, she trained many of the well-known doctors and nurses in injection techniques with Botox and Juvederm. She is passionate about educating her patients and assuring that they get the best natural results.
|Rick Martin Tremblay – Registered Nurse, Injection Specialist
Rick is an R.N. with many years of experience in the field of esthetic injections, including Botox and fillers. He has an obvious passion for what he does and takes his time listening to his patient before evaluating and then carefully explaining what treatments he would propose to reach the patient’s esthetic goals. Our patients absolutely love their results with Rick and he already has a large fan base who will only go to him. He also has a great sense of humor!
|Lara Mackenzie – Social Media and Marketing
Lara has been a very important addition to our team. She has a very good grasp of the power of social media in helping us to better communicate with our patients and knows how to keep our Facebook and Instagram posts fresh and interesting. Lara has been involved in fashion and modelling for several years and so working in the field of Esthetic Medicine is a natural extension of those interests.