Erika Barry, NP-C, MSN
Born in the UK but raised in a small town in Michigan, Erika grew up with both a love for beauty and an appreciation for hard work. At a young age, Erika became fascinated with the cosmetic industry, and dreamt of becoming a make-up artist for film and television. As she grew older, her knack for science and research became apparent, and her passion and talent aligned when she decided to pursue a career in medical aesthetics.
After studying nursing and obtaining her BSN from the University of Miami, Erika trained under some of the country’s leading plastic surgeons at The Johns Hopkins University. At Hopkins, she completed her first Master’s Degree in Family Medicine.
Since then, Erika has focused her career on the aesthetics industry. Positioning herself as one of the top injectors in the United States, Erika serves as an international trainer for Merz, Allergan, and Galderma, where she’s also recognized as an expert faculty. In addition to Merz, Erika is an esteemed trainer for all three companies, and also runs her own private training company. She’s trained some of the top doctors, NP’s, PA’s and RN’s, both within the US and abroad.
Over the course of her career as an injector, Erika has become increasingly prominent on social media. Showcasing her work on Instagram, she has increased her following to nearly 130,000 in just under 2 years. Although she’s already accomplished so much, Erika is just getting started. Maintaining her role as a leading figure in medical aesthetics, Erika is determined to make a lasting impact by continuing to revolutionize the industry.
Hania Khorshidi, NP-BC, MSN
Hania has over 12 years of experience in aesthetics. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors of Science in nursing, she decided to pursue a career in medical aesthetics. Over the course of her career, she worked and trained among the top plastic surgeons throughout the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States, gaining a profound appreciation for patient safety, advocacy, and education.
Her passion for patient safety and education is apparent through her many awards and achievements. Hania has been awarded with Medical Aesthetic Certifications including Master Injector for her use of cosmetic injectables, Expert
Injector awards from Allergan and Galderma, as well as being a Key Opinion Leader for Merz and Mint PDO. Hania also owns and operates Moksha Medical Aesthetics in Potomac, Maryland, as well as an aesthetic training school, My Haus of Beauty. She serves as a national trainer for Merz Aesthetics, and conducts private trainings throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her approach is admirable in its respect for the artistry involved in injectables. She believes in a personalized, natural approach to all aesthetic treatments. Hania specializes in full facial rejuvenation, profiloplasty, and body contouring using multiple modalities, including PDO Threads.
Kelly Branch, RN
Kelly has an innate love for the art of injecting, which is evident through her experienced work with Botox® and Xeomin® injections as well as various dermal fillers.
The Long Island native’s academic path was initially on a pre-med track, but she felt a career as a physician wasn’t necessarily the best fit. That didn’t stifle her love for the science aspect of it all, however, especially the biology and chemistry components.
Kelly began her career at a dermatopathology lab following her graduation with a bachelor’s degree in human biology. There she obtained her histology license and played a key role in the diagnosis of skin disorders and diseases along with the attending dermatopathologist. But her desire for more human interaction eventually led her to look into nursing school, and she soon got accepted into an accelerated program.
But it wasn’t until she started personally experimenting with different forms of skincare and having her own aesthetics treatments that her career path would take a welcomed turn toward the wonderful world of medical aesthetics.
Kelly became a patient of Erika Barry’s (@injectorbunny) and was soon training with her and business partner Hania Khorshidi (@injectorhoney) on injections. The rest is history.
Kelly takes the time to listen to every patient’s concerns, maps out a tailored plan, and spends ample one-on-one time to educate her patients.
Ally brings a wealth of knowledge about skincare and is highly skilled at chemical peels, dermaplaning, extractions, and pregnancy facials.
In her early years, she enjoyed the international lifestyle of a military brat, spending the first decade+ of her life in Japan and Southeast Asia before moving to southern Maryland with her family at the age of 11.
After graduating Boston University with a BFA in acting, Ally worked for a concierge medical office where she instantly became drawn to the aesthetic side of the practice. After a move to New York, Ally enrolled in a school of esthetics and soon began working at a facial boutique, where she learned a lot of valuable knowledge about certain treatments and skincare products.
She soon became a patient of Erika of Hania’s, and when the duo announced they were hiring an esthetician for their growing business, Ally shot to the front of the line. Ally is beyond excited to help create some beautiful changes in every patient she interacts with at Moksha!
Sheila Surdu, RN BSN
Master Injector and Laser Specialist
Sheila received her BA in business from Central Michigan University followed by her BSN from Wayne State University. Sheila has over 16 years of experience working in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has had the opportunity to work with some of the most respected plastic surgeons in Virginia and Michigan. Along with her extensive training in the use of cosmetic lasers and injectables, Sheila is well known for her advanced techniques in facial mapping and her ability to produce a natural, rejuvenated appearance for her patients. Not only is Sheila highly skilled in the full range of neurotoxin injections as well as dermal fillers, but she also continues to seek out training and education opportunities to stay abreast of the latest innovations and techniques in medical aesthetics.