Meet the Medical Team at ReFresh Aesthetic Center™ in Milwaukee
Arleen More O’Ferrall, MSN, BSN, RN, APNP, CANS
Meet Arleen, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist & Clinical Educator
Arleen attended Ursuline College on scholarship and graduated with honors with a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1998. She then worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for several years in the otolaryngology and neuroscience departments, where she achieved subspecialty certification as a neuroscience critical care nurse. She went on to obtain her master of science in nursing degree from the University of Milwaukee-Milwaukee in 2004, again graduating with honors.
Arleen is a member of many professional organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN).
Arleen worked at an aesthetic and vein center as a board-certified family nurse practitioner until 2011. She was responsible for the aesthetic side of the medical spa, including training and supervising staff and establishing standards of care for the practice. Arleen joined ReFresh in 2011 as a founding team member, working closely with our clinical director to establish policies, procedures, and training for our aesthetic providers.
Arleen has advanced training and experience with aesthetic injectables such as neuromodulators and dermal fillers, sclerotherapy, and the application of lasers and other light-based technology for skin rejuvenation and skincare. Her expertise is in the art and science of facial aesthetics. With Arleen’s confident yet warm and gentle approach, patients receive the best care coupled with superior outcomes in non-surgical aesthetics.
Michele Duda, MSN, AGNP-BC, BSN, RN, BS
Meet Michele, Certified Nurse Practitioner
Michele is a board-certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, graduating with honors from Marquette University. Prior to obtaining her masters degree in nursing, she obtained baccalaureate degrees in both nursing and biological sciences, where she embraced a vast amount of experience working across many different facets of healthcare. With her primary clinical expertise in emergency medicine and her interest in the advancing field of medical aesthetics, her path has led her to her position as an aesthetic nurse practitioner at ReFresh. With Michele’s diverse experience in healthcare, she is able to adopt her philosophy of providing a patient-centered approach, coupled with evidence-based practice tailored to the art and science of medical aesthetics. Michele embraced the same philosophy and passion of our aesthetic nursing team in providing our patients with safe and superior aesthetic outcomes, while providing comfort during the process.
On a personal note, Michele enjoys travel, fashion, and interior design. She is a member of many professional organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Wisconsin Nurses Association, and the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN).
Tricia Henry, BSN, RN, CANS
Meet Trisha, Lead Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Tricia has practiced nursing since 1997. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Marian University. Her early clinical background was primarily focused on cardiothoracic nursing; however, she also worked in the healthcare industry, teaching practitioners about medical devices.
Tricia’s professional interest in and passion for aesthetics led her to the field of nonsurgical aesthetics. Along with ReFresh’s nurse practitioners, Tricia was one of the first three nurses in Wisconsin to earn national certification in aesthetic nursing as a certified aesthetic nurse specialist (CANS) in 2013. Tricia holds advanced training and is credentialed in the art and science of neuromodulators (BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport®), dermal fillers, lasers, light-based treatments, and clinical skincare. Tricia has been with ReFresh for nearly six years; because of her advanced skills and experience, she is a sought-after nurse injector by both women and men of all ages.
With Tricia’s gentle approach and strong clinical skills, blended with her eye for beauty, she is able to provide our patients with the aesthetic outcomes and customized care they rely on from the ReFresh Aesthetic Center™ team of experts.
Tara Lesniak, BSN, RN, CANS
Meet Tara, Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Tara has been practicing nursing for 18 years. Her diverse background includes both medical and surgical nursing care, with a focus on cardiac care and urology. She also worked as a traveling nurse, giving her the ability to adapt to the many complexities of healthcare. Tara graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa.
Tara joined the ReFresh Aesthetic Center™ clinical team with a professional passion for nonsurgical aesthetics. She brings with her many years of diverse nursing experience and a commitment to superior patient care. Tara has completed advanced training in the art and science of neuromodulators, dermal fillers, microneedling, laser and light treatment, and CoolSculpting®. She also shares the same philosophy and approach to patient care that we at ReFresh embrace. Tara’s warm and friendly demeanor, along with an eye for precision and detail, makes for a perfect fit with the ReFresh Aesthetic team and the field of medical aesthetics.
Tara resides in Hartland, has two sons, and loves to spend time with family and her dog, Curly. She enjoys traveling, running, reading, and cooking.
Mark F. Blake, MD
Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Mark Blake has extensive experience in aesthetic medicine and surgery. Not only is he the medical director of ReFresh Aesthetic Center™, he also serves as medical director of the Clinic of Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Centers of Milwaukee. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and is certified in the specialty of plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Blake is a leading expert in facial, cosmetic, and body-contouring surgery. He has been named “Top Plastic Surgeon” by the Consumer Research Council of America and has become one of the most respected plastic surgeons in Milwaukee. Dr. Blake specializes in facelifts, neck lifts, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), brow lifts, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), laser resurfacing, fat transfer, breast augmentation (breast implants), breast lifts (mastopexy), breast reduction, male breast reduction, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) and liposuction.
Dr. Blake’s passion for surgery extends to the community and across the globe. He is an active participant in a volunteer program called Lose the Tattoos, which is a Milwaukee tattoo-removal program that removes gang-related tattoos from “at-risk” youth in exchange for community service. Dr. Blake also volunteers his time internationally each year in partnership with the F.A.C.E. foundation, performing cleft lip and palate surgeries.
Dr. Blake is dedicated to the highest standards of patient welfare and surgical excellence; he utilizes the latest FDA-approved techniques to offer patients both beautiful and natural-looking results. If your aesthetic needs involve surgery, you can expect Dr. Blake to spend time with you to listen to your specific needs, helping you choose the procedure that is right for you.