Jennifer Cather, MD
Dermatologist and Medical Director
Dr. Jennifer Cather leads Mindful Dermatology. She is a board-certified dermatologist, an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and is an internationally recognized authority in complex medical dermatology, aesthetics, and skin cancer. Dr. Cather is passionate about diagnosing and managing patient conditions, from the most severe diseases, such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, to common skin conditions. Whether seeking the latest medical or rejuvenation advancements in dermatological care, Dr. Cather and her team at Mindful Dermatology are fully invested in our patients. They are constantly raising the standard for dermatology care by providing innovative, research-based therapies and actively seeking new treatments through clinical research.
Dr. Cather, a Southern California native, and her husband, Chris, have two daughters, Wonder and Magic. Outside of work, Dr. Cather enjoys staying active and living a healthy lifestyle, whether it's snow skiing, snorkeling, hiking, or stargazing with her husband.
Melodie Young, MSN, A/GNP-C
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
Melodie Young is a board certified Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing in Dallas since 1987 and is the former director of the Psoriasis Center at Baylor University Medical Center. She has served on psoriasis and phototherapy-related committees for the American Academy of Dermatology. Additionally, Melodie has 30 years of experience in clinical trials (therapies and medications) in atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, hair loss disorders and skin infections as well as aesthetic products. She has been published in nursing and medical journals, and lucky for us she carries that knowledge and passion through everything she does here at Mindful Dermatology.
Melodie chose to work in dermatology because she loves making a difference in her patients' lives. Melodie and her husband Gary have four-almost grown children and have lived in East Dallas since the early 90's. She grew up road-tripping and has been to 49 states and dozens of countries with more on her bucket list.
Alyssa Spiegel, MPAS, PA-C
Dermatology Physician Associate
Alyssa Spiegel is a certified Physician Assistant who holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Texas in Fort Worth. Alyssa has been practicing in the field of dermatology since 2010, with a personal and compassionate approach to patient care. With experience in the field of dermatologic surgery and Mohs surgery, Alyssa's passions include acne, skin cancer screening exams, and rashes. She also manages the aesthetics center of Mindful Dermatology along-side our cosmetic nurse injector and aesthetician. She has helped to develop and expand Mindful Dermatology's aesthetic department bringing in award winning skincare products and developing regimens for all different skin types and conditions.
Alyssa chose to work in dermatology because she is a visual person with a passion for all facets of medical dermatology and treating kids and adults alike. She also enjoys being a PA because she loves taking care of everyone from very young to old, addressing their concerns and educating them about how to care for every aspect of their skin. She is married to her husband Brian and loves being a mom to her 3 boys.
Lee Nichols, RN, FNP-C
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
Lee is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing in the Dallas area since 2009. Lee has a Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing from Georgetown University and a master’s degree from Baylor University as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her most recent specialization in dermatology comes from a passion for skin health and associated definitive care. Lee wants to help others overcome their skin concerns to feel content and confident with their skin.
Since entering the dermatology space, Lee has immersed herself in patient treatment, education, and prevention of hyperpigmentation, acne, skin cancer, and annual skin screenings. Still, her expertise goes beyond just those medical concerns. Lee is dedicated to finding solutions for patient concerns for both adults and children.
Kaylie attended I.T.S. Academy of Beauty in Plano, and has received advanced training and certifications for EmSculpt, lasers, medical-grade peels, microblading and microneedling. Following her passion and true calling as a medical aesthetician, she joined the Mindful Dermatology team in 2008. She has worked extensively in the medical field for her entire career and particularly enjoys witnessing her patients' transformations. Kaylie's expertise includes a wide range of cosmetic laser and rejuvenation therapies, but her favorite treatment for patients is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
Kaylie is as passionate about skincare therapies in the office as she is about your at-home regimen. She has three beautiful children with her husband Jared, who shares her passions for working out, going to the movies, trying new restaurants and activities with their extended families.
Carol Ghatrehee, RN
RN Nurse Injector
Carol is a Cosmetic RN at Mindful Dermatology. With over 25 years of experience in the dermatology field, Carol is an expert in Botox, fillers, chemical peels, PRP for hair loss and more. Carol chose to work in dermatology because a person's aesthetic needs are constantly changing throughout their lifetime and she wants to be their partner in anti-aging.
Faith RussomLicensed Aesthetician
Faith is licensed through the Ogle School – Ft. Worth and the National Laser Institute – Dallas. In addition, she is a Certified Makeup Artist by the Industry Makeup Academy. Her passion for skincare led her to become part of the dermatology medical specialty in 2018, since then she has been helping patients reach their ideal healthy skin.
Her skincare philosophy as a medical aesthetician is that treatments start with her, but don't end with her. Therefore, she focuses on helping her patients cultivate a plan that begins with an in-office treatment but also develops at-home care & routine to continue to enhance & maintain skin goals.
Jonathan E. Dayton
Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Dayton serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Mindful Dermatology and related business interests. Jonathan is the prior Chief Operating Officer at Envision Healthcare (EVHC) and similar responsibility for Sheridan Healthcare. Following a long career in a publicly held healthcare organization, Jonathan is excited to be on the ground level of saving lives and Mindful Dermatology's organic expansion. Jonathan strives to empower any organization's most valuable asset, its employees, to their most significant potential.
Jonathan and his husband, Clayton, have a daughter and reside in Richardson. Outside of work, Jonathan is an avid cyclist, and enjoys time with friends and family - simply savoring life.