Meet Our Team
Founder & Medical Esthetician
Gabbi dreamt about opening a spa since middle school. She started her at journey at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the entrepreneurship and small business management program. She continued her education with an esthetics program at South Hills Beauty Academy where she received her Esthetics License.
Her path then led her to gain more hands on experience in the medical spa industry. With exposure to the medical spa industry it opened her eyes up to a whole new world of skin and beauty opportunities.
Her determination and ambition for creating a day spa atmosphere is what brought Bella Spa and Beauty to its existence. She had a vision for the once abandoned building near the Kovalchick Center that she was able to create into a beautiful spa for future clients. With continued growth, the spa was about to upgrade to a new location, offering more services.
Her passion truly shows when she is working one-on-one and connecting with her clients. She is very comfortable to work with and is helpful when discussing your beauty goals.
She loves staying up to date with the latest skin care techniques, products and, many other medical spa procedures that she uses everyday at the spa.
Dr. Cynthia Hoffmeir
Board Certified Physician/Medical Director
Cosmetic Injection Specialist
Dr. Cynthia Hoffmeir is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practitioners. She specializes in cosmetic dermatology and specialty care of the skin.
She graduated in 1981 from Gannon University with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry and completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medical Degree in 1985, from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri.
She has practiced medicine in Clarion, PA for 29 years and owns the Simply Skin Medical Spa.
She has been at the forefront of aesthetic enhancing procedures for two decades and has distinguished herself as a Master Injector by Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm.
She is committed to helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals with the most natural and aesthetically beautiful results possible.
Dr. Hoffmeier gives every patient personal attention and uses a unique sense of artistry to achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction.
Dr. Hoffmeier is certified to inject Botox, The Juvederm family of products, Radiesse, Belotero, Sculptra, Dysport, The Restylane family of products, and Kybella. She is also certified to treat spider and varicose veins with the use of multiple aesthetic lasers.
Dr. Hoffmeir is excited to be part of the Bella Day Spa & Transform Med Spa team to bring additional options to the community for facial rejuvenation and beauty.
DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Jason is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners with a focus on family medicine.
Jason graduated from IUP in 2005 with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. He decided to go back to school for nursing and graduated from Hagerstown Community College in Maryland with an Associate's in Nursing in 2011. He went on to complete his Bachelor's in Nursing, Master's in Nursing, and Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Robert Morris University.
Jason has been in practice since 2020 working in an urgent care setting at iCARE in Ebensburg, PA. Additionally, he has over 8 years of experience working as an RN in an emergency department setting.
Ashley graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management. Ashley spent several years working in the wedding and unique event industry, where her passion for working with clients grew. She is excited to join Team Bella and meet new people. Ashley enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends in her free time.
Kristen is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician. She graduated from Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and Altoona Beauty School. She is very passionate about what she does and loves working one on one with many different clients. Her favorite part about her career is being able to help people relax, help relieve chronic and acute pain, and just simply make everyone feel great about themselves. She is also trained as a medical esthetician to accommodate clients in laser services and cosmetic tattooing.
Esthetician/Beauty Healer/Reiki Master
Kara is a licensed esthetician and a reiki-certified healer. She graduated from Altoona Beauty School with her Esthetics License. Kara is also Reiki Master Certified. She has always loved the spa atmosphere, which was the reason she choose the career path that she did. Kara feels inspired to always make people feel relaxed and confident. She is excited to have the opportunity to meet new people and be a part of Team Bella. Kara also looks forward to pampering everyone and incorporating reiki healing energy techniques during facials.
Kendra is a licensed esthetician she graduated from Douglas education center in 2018 and has been at Bella ever since. Kendra enjoys helping people relax and getting to know them during their services. She is thankful to provide services where not only the result but also the process matters.
Katie graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a degree in business management operations. I worked in the field for three years. She has a passion for doing makeup and loves skincare. She enrolled at Douglas Education Center in their Esthetics program this past year during the pandemic and decided Bella was a great fit for her career in esthetics. Katie is excited to learn all the newest skin care services and can't wait to provide our clients with the best skin care.
Stephanie received her esthetics certification at Indiana County Technology Center. She left her traveling healthcare career to fulfill her true passion in skincare and wanting to make people feel beautiful in their skin. She is passionate about holistic living, reiki energy work and make up. In her free time, she enjoys doing photography, backpacking and going on road trips out west.
Lead Massage Therapist
Lisa is a licensed massage therapist and Esthetician, but massage is her passion. She graduated from the Western School of Health and Business in 2007 with a massage therapist licence. She continued with her education in Esthetics in 2011 at the Altoona Beauty School. She's also a hospice volunteer at Excela Health in Greensburg. She loves connecting with people through the healing touch of massage. With 14 years of experience, she strives to help more people feel relaxed and comfortable. She pays attention to each person's needs and expectations. She is looking forward to meeting you and having each person feel what massage can do for them, total peace and relaxation.
Phylis graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in 2002. She specializes in prenatal, deep tissue, instrument-assisted myofascial release, and reiki. She is looking forward to meeting new clients and sharing her knowledge and passion for massage therapy.
Lead Nail Technician
Jenn received her cosmetology license from The Salon Professional Academy in Altoona in 2017. She found a love for nails and renewed her passion for art by doing nail services. Who knew how creative you could be doing nails? The canvas is just a tad bit smaller. In October 2018 she joined the Bella Spa team. Jenn loves working with her clients and looks forward to meeting new ones. Nothing makes Jenn feel better than to make someone else feel more confident about themselves. Every day brings something new and she is excited to see where this journey takes her.
Gillian is very passionate about nails and decided to attend nail tech school. She is a great addition to our nail team. Gillian is very talented and artistic when it comes to nail work. She specializes in free hand nail art. She can't wait to provide her clients with services.
Lead Hair Stylist/Nail Technician
Diana graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in
2017. Shortly after graduation, she decided to pursue her dream and attended Altoona Beauty School,
where she received her license in cosmetology and i cosmetology instructor. Diana has been working in
the industry for four years. She has enjoyed hair and nails from a young age. It isn’t every day that a girl wears
fake nails to kindergarten. She enjoys customizing every set of nails and clients' hair according to an individual’s taste. Nail art is something she has grown to love and is continuously trying new things. Diana is always
ready to have new services and techniques thrown her way to meet the requests of her clients.
Hair Stylists/Cosmetic Brow Artist
I am a 2018 graduate of the Indiana County Technology Center Cosmetology program. I am a licensed hairstylist who specializes in blondes, and hair extensions, and a certified cosmetic brow artist who specializes in microblading. When I’m not at work, I’m at home enjoying DIY projects and playing with my dog, poppy!
Certified Consulting Hypnotist
Alena Kupchella Gourley, MSW, Certified Consulting Hypnotist is a healer specializing in past life regression and hypnotic healing. She received her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from IUP in 2003 and her Master of Social Work from the University of KY in 2006. She received her Past Life Regression training in 2007 in Arizona. We utilize hypnosis to access a past life and work with your Healing Angels, Guides, Ancestors, Elementals, and Spirit Animals. She is honored to be a part of the process to help clients heal current or past relationship issues, physical, mental or emotional traumas, phobias, anxieties, or addictions.
She obtained her National Guild of Hypnotist certification in 2020. Hypnosis can be utilized for many issues,
Offering many classes to share knowledge gained from Spirit and her own mystical journey.
"May our sessions bring everything that
is exactly right for you!"
Front Desk Coordinator/Yoga Instructor
Jasmine is one of our front-desk client coordinators at Bella Spa. She has worked here for over two years. Jasmine attended nail tech school and is currently pursuing Esthetician School at ICTC. She also teaches some of our yoga classes. She loves her dog Lazlo, doing yoga, and traveling.
Front Desk Coordinator
Karly is currently a junior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying safety science. She joined our team because she loves being in spa environments. Karly is very helpful and willing to help clients with whatever they need and to make them feel comfortable. Her goal at Bella Spa is to make sure everyone leaves with a smile.