Our Facial Rejuvenation Training Team
Training is conducted at APT’s
state-of-the-art facility in Oakville, Ontario
Meet Our Fantastic Facial Rejuvenation Training Team
Patricia Pezzano, BSc, BSc (NANS), RPN
Patricia has enjoyed working in the aesthetics industry for over fifteen years. She worked for Allergan in the early 2000’s in their Therapeutic Botox Division. She has extensive experience training physicians and supporting their ongoing development.
In 2003, Patricia left Allergan and founded a training company specializing in cosmetic injectable training in larger groups. However, it became apparent to Patricia that medical professionals needed a smaller training environment and ongoing support to become successful in the aesthetic field. To fulfill this need, Patricia founded APT Injection Training in 2008 where trainers are paired with only two trainees at a time, making this a much more comprehensive, hands-on, intensive, experiential learning experience.
With almost 20 years’ experience in this field, Patricia has developed a rich, in-depth knowledge of both toxins and dermal fillers and can pair this extensive theory base with clinical expertise to provide a one-of-a-kind training experience.
Patricia not only trains medical professionals but also heads a full-service medical aesthetics practice in Oakville, Ontario so she understands the challenges of growing a business.
Patricia holds two Bachelor Degrees in Biology and Nutrition. She graduated with Honours from the Conestoga College Registered Practical Nursing program and is currently enrolled full-time at Ryerson University in the B.Sc.N program.
Dr. Cathy Longley, MD, FCFP-EM
Dr. Cathy Longley has been practicing Emergency Medicine since 1999 after obtaining her medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1996. She is currently on staff at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and actively lectures at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Longley has been involved in the aesthetic field since 2008. As Medical Director at APT Medical, Dr. Longley reviews patient eligibility for aesthetic procedures, provides education about these procedures and discusses their possible risks, responds to patient inquiries and is on call and available for each patient should the need arise. Dr. Longley actively injects and treats patients in all areas for their aesthetic concerns.
Her professional affiliations include Fellow, Canadian College of Family Practice, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Longley actively pursues ongoing aesthetic education through advanced training programs and regularly attends a variety of aesthetic conferences.
Tonya Earle, RPN
Tonya graduated in 2003 from Centennial College’s Nursing Program and began her nursing career at Bloorview MacMillan, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital. She has been an Aesthetic Nurse Consultant and Trainer since 2004 and has worked with Patricia and APT’s BOTOX® Injection Training and Dermal Filler Courses for over 10 years.
She has been trained by industry leaders and worked for several prominent plastic surgeons to skillfully administer cosmetic injectables including Botox and temporary and permanent soft tissue filler treatments. By working alongside Patricia at APT, Tonya has achieved a high level of technical expertise allowing her to train physicians and nurses across Canada and internationally on the most current injection techniques. Tonya has been working with Prollenium Medical Technologies since 2013 as their Aesthetic Clinical Educator.
Tonya participates regularly in various industry meetings to ensure promotion of the best treatment options for clients.
Deborah Kellett BSc., RN
Deborah is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. For the last 7 years, she has been the Full-Time Lead Nurse Injector and Managing Partner at Dr. Takhar’s Cosmetic Clinic.
Deborah has attended several aesthetic conferences including Allergan’s Top 100 Nurse Injectors in Canada and most recently the Expert Level Year 5 of MD Codes with Dr. Da Maio.
Deborah’s nursing career began in the Operating Room and Post Anesthetic Care Unit. She has also held positions as a Nurse Educator in the PACU.
Deborah received a certificate in Diabetes Education which inspired her passion for sharing her knowledge and skills with others. She is a faculty member at Humber College and Centennial College with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and the Medical Esthetics for Nurses: Cosmetic Injectables Program. Deborah is a member of the CNO, RNAO and CSASN.
Deborah has been an instructor with APT for over 2 years and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with other professionals. Her teaching style focuses on giving novice and advanced learners clear, practical and replicable steps that produce confidence in learners. Deborah has experience with Botox, Xeomin and Dysport as well as all HA-based fillers from Allergan, Merz and Galderma.
Rachelle Calingasan, RN
Rachelle Calingasan is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science from Ryerson University. She has worked for Merz Canada the last 8 years as a Field Clinical Specialist and National Manager for Aesthetic Clinical Educators.
Rachelle began her nursing career in Pediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children. She went on to work for a number of prominent plastic surgeons across the GTA including Dr. McLean, Dr. Mulhulland and Dr. Bell as a Cosmetic Nurse Injector and Surgical Nurse. Having found her niche in facial aesthetic medicine, Rachelle has since gained a strong reputation as an expert clinical trainer in aesthetic injectable therapies. In addition to her work as an APT Trainer, Rachelle has acted as Clinic Educator for the University of Toronto Surgical Fellows and Residents Program. In her current role with Merz Canada, Rachelle is the National Manager of Aesthetic Clinical Educators. She manages a team of Clinical Educators who provide nurses and physicians with advanced training in the administration of Xeomin, the full line of Belotero fillers and Radiesse across all of Canada.
Rachelle is a proud mom to a beautiful daughter. She definitely knows how to stay active – she is passionate about surfing and snowboarding, enjoys dancing, cooking, yoga and has become quite the world traveler.
Theresa Taylor, RN, CANS
Theresa Taylor is a Registered Nurse with extensive hospital and aesthetic injecting experience. She is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and Medical Aesthetic Practitioner. Theresa began her nursing career at Humber River Regional Hospital and worked with many plastic surgeons within the Surgical Outpatient Clinic. She also held positions at Halton Healthcare Georgetown Site in Ambulatory Care and PACU.
Theresa has been an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner since 2012, having graduated with honours from Centennial College’s Medical Aesthetic Nursing Program. Over the last 7 years, Theresa has worked for two prominent plastic surgeons as their Lead Advanced Cosmetic Nurse Injector. It is during this time she developed her passion for aesthetic injections, lasers and anti-aging skin care. Theresa has attended several prominent aesthetic conferences where she trained and advanced her education in facial aesthetics. She is keenly aware of her clients’ needs and is known to deliver exceptional results. Theresa is a highly-skilled and gentle injector and enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge and specialized techniques with other medical professionals. She has experience with all neuromodulators as well as HA fillers from Galderma, Allergan and Merz.
In addition to her work as an APT Trainer, Theresa is also the owner of her own medical aesthetic practice in Georgetown, Ontario.
Cynthia Webb, BScN(c), RN, CANS
Cynthia has been a Registered Nurse in good standing for 35 years. She began her career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Sick Children and then began a career in Medical Capital Goods Sales in Ontario and British Columbia. After having her family, she returned to hospital nursing at SickKids where she specialized in Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care. She also acted as a Nursing Instructor at George Brown College.
Cynthia has been an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist since 2006, graduating with high honours from the Centennial College Medical Aesthetics Nursing Program. A highly sought-after injector, Cynthia works in various capacities within the aesthetic industry – she currently has her own practice, and also works in Toronto with Dr. Brett Beber Plastic Surgery. As a trainer, she provides injection instruction at APT Injection Training, is an Allergan Trainer and also trains for Sciton Lasers.
Cynthia is the very proud mom of 5 extraordinary young adults. Her leisure time is spent golfing, running, cycling, scuba diving and pursuing degree studies. Cynthia’s aesthetics approach is “Practicing the Art and Science of Aging Gracefully”™.
Emily Schultz RN, CANS
Emily Schultz RN, CANS is a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist who began her nursing career in the emergency department. With a strong passion for beauty and skin health, the move towards cosmetic nursing was inevitable Since 2008 she has been mastering the art of cosmetic injectables.
Actively working in a plastic surgical environment Emily values patient safety above all else and carries a strong understanding of patient anatomy. In addition to her strong patient practice, Emily also acts as a lecturer and trainer for multiple organizations including both Allergan and Merz facial injectable divisions.
Sara is an integral component of the success at APT Training & Medical. As Training Coordinator, she oversees the organization of all injection training courses including registration and follow up process for all trainees.
Sara’s main focus is to ensure a welcoming and professional experience for each client. She is the primary point of contact for training clients and trainees, effectively addressing their questions and concerns and scheduling their visits.
Sara has over 10 years of experience within the spa industry and brings with her a wealth of information and skills with respect to customer service.
Informed, responsive, friendly and approachable, Tony assists Sara with coordinating the scheduling of training models – including consultations, treatment appointments, and follow-up visits and provides support to the APT Rejuvenation Training Team.
Tony understands the importance of patient privacy and through his previous management and service industry experiences, he has developed a keen sense of customer service appreciated by both the physicians & medical professionals being trained as well as the models participating in APT BOTOX® Injection Training and Dermal Filler Courses.