MEET OUR SKILLED STAFF

Our devoted team of medical professionals is a beautiful blend of skill and artistry. They have experience across a broad spectrum of service areas including surgical and non-surgical procedures, aesthetics, wellness and skin care. Together, our team can provide you with a customized plan for your complete facial care.

Medical Assistants

Melanie Calvert, RN Registered Nurse - Blackledge Face Center

Melanie Calvert, RN
Registered Nurse

Melanie is a registered nurse for Blackledge Face Center.  She has been with the clinic since 2009. She enjoys working with patients to make sure their every need is met.  Outside of the center, she enjoys her “grandchildren time.”

Karen Taggert Surgical Assistant - Blackledge Face Center

Karen Taggert
Surgical Assistant

Karen is the surgical assistant with Blackledge Face Center. She has served Dr.  Blackledge’s patients with courtesy and professionalism since 2009. She enjoys travel, and having reared three sons, is an avid outdoorsman.

Hope Chandler, Surgical Assistant - Blackledge Face Center

Hope Chandler
Surgical Assistant

Hope is a surgical assistant with Blackledge Face Center. Prior to joining Blackledge in 2010, Hope worked as an Aesthetician and Laser Technician in Nashville. Hope is an devoted tennis player and loves spending time with her daughter Charlie.

Skin Care

Deborah Ballou, Director of Skincare - Blackledge Face Center

Deborah Ballou
Director of Skincare

Deborah is the Director of Skincare at Blackledge Face Center and has been a licensed medically trained aesthetician for over 20 years.  She establishes an individualized plan for each patient to include treatments, products, and lifestyle.  Deborah believes that a well informed patient is a good patient.  Skincare is her passion and she enjoys the one-on-one time spent with each patient.

Jamie Jordan, Aesthetics - Blackledge Face Center

Jamie Jordan
Aesthetics

Jamie is a licensed aesthetician.  She believes in a global individualized skincare approach with each patient whether aging, acne, or skin discoloration.  She has a very aggressive approach to all skin treatments with the realization skin truly matters!  Outside the clinic she enjoys working out and spending time with her husband Gary and her three children.

Pam McCoy, Aesthetics - Blacklege Face Center

Pam McCoy
Aesthetics

Pam has been practicing Aesthetics since 2001.  Her goal is to reverse the signs of aging and prevent sun damage for her patients.  She combines an artistic flare with her love of skin care. Pam enjoys spending time with her husband Mel and her granddaughter Farrah Bailey.

Carrie Cooper, Aesthetics - Blackledge Face Center

Carrie Cooper
Aesthetics

Carrie Cooper, a graduate of MIAN, has been employed as an aesthetician with the Blackledge Face Center since 2011 and enjoys  doing clinical skincare.  Prior to becoming an aesthetician, Carrie graduated from University Medical Center and practiced dental hygiene for 23 years.  She currently resides in Madison, Mississippi and is the proud mother of her son, Carson.

Sarah Tisdale, Aesthetics - Blackledge Face Center

Sarah Tisdale
Aesthetics

Sara is a medically trained aesthetician and has been with the Blackledge Face Center since 2012.  As a former University of Kentucky cheerleader, Sara believes that healthy skin is as important as a healthy body.  Sara’s philosophy is that healthy skin can be achieved by preventative and corrective care. Sarah and husband Brad are welcoming a new baby girl Millie Ruth.

Nicole King, Aesthetics - Blackledge Face Center

Nicole King
Aesthetics

Eleanor Bessonette, Aesthetics - Blackledge Face Center

Eleanor Bessonette
Aesthetics

Jessica Shea, Aesthetics - Blackledge Face Center

Jessica Shea
Aesthetics

Massage

Shanna Hartzog, Massage Therapist - Blackledge Face Center

Shanna Hartzog
Massage Therapist

Shanna is a graduate from the Mississippi School of Therapeutic Massage. Shanna is passionate about getting results for her clients. Her practice includes deep tissue, Swedish, pre-natal and myofascial massage.

Administrative

Sherry Holmes, Marketing Director and Office Manager - Blackledge Face Center

Sherry Holmes
Marketing Director and Office Manager

Sherry joined Blackledge in 2014 as office manager and marketing director. Sherry comes to Blackledge with over 20 years experience in marketing and advertising. Her favorite things to do outside of work include watching her boys Andrew and Alex play sports and cheering on her Alma Mater.

Teresa Cliburn, Administrative Assistant - Blackledge Face Center

Teresa Cliburn
Administrative Assistant

Teresa has been the administrative assistant to Dr. Blackledge since 2005.  Being “the voice” of the clinic, she is the liaison between you and Blackledge Face Center. Her priority is to make your visit a total experience starting the moment you enter the door.

Michelle Reeves, Product Coordinator and Bookkeeper - Blackledge Face Center

Michelle Reeves
Product Coordinator and Bookkeeper

Michelle joined Blackledge Face Center in October of 2012. Michele manages all aspects of product inventory and day-to-day bookkeeping for the center. Michelle has a daughter Emily, who keeps her busy with sports and various activities.

Lori Jalbert, Administrative Assistant - Blackledge Face Center

Lori Jalbert
Administrative Assistant

Lori joined Blackledge Face Center in 2015. Lori manages the back desk and has the goal of ensuring a great experience for all our patients. She’s a former counselor for child abuse prevention and intervention. Lori and her husband Steve enjoy spending time with their new granddaughter Maggie Lynn.