Cathy Neuhalfen has over 35 years of entrepreneurial experience. She has owned and operated five successful businesses ranging from retail, real estate, technology and the service industries
Cathy is passionate about customer service. She believes that if you make a client completely satisfied with their experience, you will have a relationship with them for life.
Shivali is a board certified emergency medicine physician assistant with a multifaceted clinical and administrative background in the healthcare industry. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago with summa cum laude distinction and Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Heritage University in Washington. She is a fellow of the American Association of Physician Assistants, Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants as well as the Illinois Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Her early clinical years diversified her health exposure in the areas of gynecologic surgery, pediatrics and urgent care. She additionally brings health advisory consulting experience from the Big 4 and maintains her professional drive as adjunct faculty for the University of Northwestern Ohio's and St. Petersburg College's Health Information Technology division. Shivali completed training under the Aesthetics Advancement Institute and Allergan Medical Institute and specializes in nonsurgical cosmetic injectable treatments to restore youthfulness.
She believes cosmetic medicine has the power to enhance one's well-being as the results rejuvenate confidence and illustrate beauty from within. She brings genuine warmth, an attention to detail and a high regard for patient safety. Shivali focuses on an organic approach to aesthetics and encourages collaborative treatment plans to enhance and remind one's self of their natural beauty.
Dr. Kellogg earned her graduate degree in Orthodontics at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She was in private practice in Rochester, MN for over twenty years before relocating to Illinois.
She continues to work in Orthodontics in the Chicagoland area, while contributing to the advancement of procedures offered at CaTara Med Spa. With Dr. Kellogg on staff, CaTara is the only med spa to offer Zoom teeth whitening and soon, Invisalign.
Alicja arrived in the US in 1989. She has always been passionate about the beauty industry focusing on skin care. She completed her initial training at the Skin & Spa Institute in Skokie, IL and she is involved in continuing education in all areas of skin care, products and procedures.
Alicja holds several certifications in medical esthetics and is knowledgeable in treatments for all types of skin conditions. She loves helping her clients improve the appearance of their skin. Alicja has been with CaTara Med Spa since 2015.
Languages: English, Polish
Loren has always worked in some form of healthcare, from working the front desk in the Hematology and Oncology outpatient clinic at the University of Chicago Medical Center to doing research in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University performing statistical analyses for their Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine division. She loves to not only make others healthier but feel great along the way. Needing to learn the intricacies of how to manage her own skin care as well as loving to do it led her to this career transition. After all, the skin is our largest organ and is always exposed to the environment both outside and inside the body. So there is a lot to learn concerning how to care for it.
Upon the end of her contract as an analyst, Loren decided to attend G Skin & Beauty Institute to study esthetics so that she can help others achieve their healthiest skin. She is results oriented yet still offers that lavish spa treatment to give her clients enjoyment and increased confidence. She is an advocate for staying up to date with the latest ingredients, techniques and technologies and has continued her education in services such as oxygen facials, dermaplaning, lash/brow tinting and teeth whitening. Working at CaTara Med Spa helps Loren to cultivate both her love of skin care and delight in helping others.
Gabija has been working with CaTara since 2015. She launched her career by graduating from The International Skin Beauty Academy. Gabi has distinguished strengths in enhancing the patient’s personal appearance using the latest technology and continued higher education in medical grade peels, dermaplaning, micro-needling, oxygen facial and PRP facials.
Gabi loves every aspect of her career and believes working at CaTara Med Spa has helped her to continue to nurture her passion in skin care.
Languages: English, Lithuanian, Russian
Hannah started her esthetics career in 2011 at the Mario Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Chicago, and has subsequently been committed to providing top quality skin care to the Chicagoland area.
Her focus is on achieving clinical results, while still delivering a luxurious spa experience. Hannah's specialties include customized, results-driven treatments with home care education for optimal benefits, as well as tinting, precision brow shaping, and quick, low-pain brazilian waxing.