Nina Silver has more than 45 years of nursing experience, along with her eclectic background and a creative drive. She is a registered nurse and a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Nina began her nursing career as an intensive care and coronary care nurse at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, NY; in 1991 she joined the medical department at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, as lead nurse educator. In 2005, she joined Mark Hyman, M.D. at the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA, specializing in functional medicine wellness coaching. After hiking the Appalachian and Muir trails, Nina decided to merge her interest in art and nursing by gaining certification in non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Nina has completed Master Cosmetic Aesthetic Injection studies, both hands on and didactic, in the United States and abroad, with some of the leaders and innovators in the field of Medical Aesthetic; The Academy for Injection Anatomy (hands on Cadaver courses) Chris Surek, MD; Swift Beauty Master Class, Arthur Swift, MD; Tom Van Eijk Academy, Tom van Eijk, MD; Julie Horne Academy, Julie Horne, RN; American Academy of Facial Esthetics; Medical Aesthetics Institute, Erika Barry, NP; Shino Bay, MD with Galderma; and numerous hands on private trainings sponsored by Allergan, Merz and Galderma. Advanced Cannula Training with Dr. Donald Rainone.
Nina is a member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical and Aesthetic Nurses, and is certified in nutritional intravenous administration by the International IV Nutritional Therapy-Global Education center. She has hundreds of hours of continuing education credits (CEUs) and regularly updates her training in facial aesthetics, HIPAA compliance, electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management expertise. She is the author of Silver Solutions MedSpa, COVID-19 Practice Guideline Directives with references to CDC guidelines.
Calla is a Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years of experience in various settings throughout the medical field. She obtained her undergraduate degree with high honors from The University of Massachusetts and graduated from her Master’s program with high honors from Fronier Nursing University. She brings with her robust critical care experience from her days as an ER Nurse. She shares a wealth of knowledge regarding common skin conditions such as acne and eczema, as well as vast knowledge of preventative and wellness care from her time as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Calla trained in neuromodulators (botox/dysport) and fillers with top injector Rana Kennelly at The Confidence Bar in Chicago, and has also completed courses at Dr. Russo’s Aesthetic Mentor in Boston. She loves evidence based medicine, alternative and complementary therapies, and innovative science.
She has a passion for aesthetics and functional skincare and believes in treating the whole person. Her mission is to make strong connections with her patients and engage in a shared decision making process while creating their treatment plan. She strives to empower patients with knowledge, while also boosting their confidence. She believes that every person is uniquely beautiful and her goal is to enhance their natural beauty to reflect what they feel inside. Calla injects (no pun intended) compassion and humor into her patient interactions and creates a safe space that makes them feel at ease.
Her passion for aesthetics extends to her love of the arts, architecture, design, fashion, and nature. Her love of travel encompasses all of these things. She is a certified yoga instructor, a metalsmith trained in Italy, a horse girl at heart, and a professional shower singer. When she is not working with patients, she can be found doing yoga, hiking, running, and biking throughout the beautiful Berkshires. She feels lucky to call Berkshire County home and loves nothing more than contributing to the community members around her, and making the world a more beautiful and peaceful place. She is honored to join the team at Silver Solutions and feels beyond lucky to have Nina by her side as a mentor.
Amanda is a registered nurse and aesthetician who brings many years of experience to Silver Solutions MedSpa. She is originally from New Jersey where her love for the beauty industry was born. In NJ, Amanda worked as a makeup artist (MUA) for a variety of high-end product lines, as well as freelance jobs for weddings, proms, and special occasions. Helping people boost their confidence and feel good is what drives her passion. She acquired a MUA position with a reputable photographer where she was able to share her artistic capabilities during advertising photoshoots in NYC for professional corporations like AT&T.
In 2012, Amanda moved to the Berkshires. She continued to add to her customer service experience through hospitality service and management. During this time she attended the Aesthetic Science Institute in Latham, NY and graduated top of her class. Her love of helping people feel and look good with makeup, evolved into skincare. Amanda is a licensed aesthetician in both NY and MA. Her main focus is to achieve results, this attracted her to medical aesthetics, where she can really make a difference! Amanda received aesthetic and cosmetic trainings in world renowned techniques from master instructors. Her desire for knowledge grew. She continued her education to become an RN at Berkshire Community College. She expanded her medical experience by studying the science of nursing through evidence-based research and hands-on training in the clinical setting. With hard work and dedication, Amanda graduated BCC with honors and obtained a degree in Nursing.
Today she brings all of her experience and knowledge to Silver Solutions MedSpa, where she can spread her love of medical aesthetics and help change lives. Her charisma, enthusiasm, and fun-loving, positive vibes are sure to put a smile on your face!
Sara Conroy is a Licensed Esthetician (LE) and Certified Laser Technician (CLT). After graduating from New England Center for Esthetics Education in Northampton, MA, Sara obtained her esthetics license. Soon after, she became a certified laser technician from National Laser Institute in Boston, MA. Sara has experience in many levels of the beauty industry, varying from cosmetic retail sales, to working at MedSpas in and around Springfield, MA. This is where her love for the medical side of esthetics grew. She also has an extensive customer service background and has worked in various roles in the medical field over the last several years. Sara continues to expand her esthetics education, and is excited to be a part of the Silver Solutions MedSpa team.
Sara is most passionate about helping others look and feel their best, while educating clients on how to maintain healthy skin at home. Some of her favorite services to perform at the spa are chemical peels, HydraFacials, and anything involving extractions!
In her off-time from helping others achieve more beautiful skin, Sara enjoys practicing her own self-care routines. She loves the outdoors, spending time with her family, and reading.