About us

All of our providers are educated in the science and art of beauty to provide the best, most natural results.



Sonya Kennedy is the Owner of Magnolia Medspa. Her former experience as a professional model and aesthetician make her a leader in the industry and an expert in beauty & anti-aging. Sonya cultivates a relationship with each patient that is built on trust, honesty, and compassion. She places a high value on truly listening to her patients and being available to them throughout their entire journey. These qualities along with her expertise have earned her a reputation for being one of the top Medical Spas in Atlanta. Her expertise ranges from injectables & skin care to hormones & weight loss. Her favorite treatment is the Magnolia Gold Rx Facial.


Meet our providers 



Katie Kennedy, Co-Founder & Medical Aesthetician

Katie is the lead medical aesthetician and office manager at Magnolia Medspa. As a teenager, she struggled with cystic acne – and under the guidance of an aesthetician learned the importance of a good skin regimen and diet. She is paying that forward today by staying on the cutting edge of the latest treatments and technologies to help her clients look and feel their best. Katie enjoys continuing her education through the latest seminars and advanced training programs, having earned multiple certifications in skincare including HydraFacial, PCA, and advanced chemical peel training. When she is not helping clients choose the right combination of treatments for outstanding results, Katie is in nursing school to become an aesthetic nurse. Her favorite treatment is Microneedling with PRP.


Dr. Herbert Kollinger, M.D.


Doctor Herb Kollinger, well-known in the medical aesthetics industry and by his numerous clients as "Dr. K,” Dr. Kollinger is a master injector with over 30 years of medical training, including 20 years of injectable experience. He has been awarded as a Black Diamond level provider by Allergan Inc., an industry leader in medical aesthetics. His warm personality coupled with his knowledge of facial structures and attention to detail helps keep customers looking young and coming back for more.

Beyond medical aesthetics, Dr. Kollinger is a pillar of the community as a member of several professional affiliations including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Liposuction Surgery, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery and the Georgia Medical Institute.


Dr. Kollinger currently resides in Alpharetta, GA. In his free time, Dr. Kollinger enjoys playing tennis, golf and spending time with his family.

Madhuri Patel, BSN, NP, FNP-S Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Madhuri graduated from the University of Oklahoma. where she received her Bachelors in Arts-Phychology and Bachelors in Science in 2018. Madhuri started her nusing career as a post surgical nurse where she worked for 3.5 years. Her strong passion for medical aesthetics and delievering beautiful, natural results, led her to begin her careeer in Aesthetics in 2020. She believes that developing a trusting relationship with her patients is key to understanding their needs and meeting their personalized aesthetic goals. Madhuri always enjoys learning and continues to expand her medical skin care and aesthetic knowledge through continuing education, training courses, conferences as well as on hands training. She is currently attending Saint Louis Univeristy to obtain her Masters in nursing. In her free time, she enjoys to spend quality time with friends and family, and traveling.

Haley Majors, BSN, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Graduate from Auburn University, Haley began her career at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where she worked in the Pediatric ICU for five years. Haley’s personal interest in skin health lead her to transition her career to plastic surgery. While working in the plastic surgery setting, Haley’s interest in skin health and medical aesthetics quickly turned into her passion. She went on to receive extensive training in facial anatomy, injectables, and various approaches to anti-aging alongside a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon.

Haley currently specializes in creating custom and individualized treatment plans for every client in order to provide beautiful, natural-looking results. She is continually learning new techniques and procedures, so she can treat her clients to the highest potential. Haley loves getting to know each and every client and helping them instill confidence in themselves through the use of natural cosmetic enhancements.

Outside of work, you will find her spending time with her family and friends at the lake and cheering on the Auburn Tigers

Nichole Taylor, BSN, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Marianne Balay, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector

A graduate from Rutgers University in New Jersey, Marianne T. Balay, RN, MS, has held numerous nursing leadership positions in Cardiology, Oncology and Hospital Administration at several University-affiliated medical centers. A life-long advocate of Women’s Health, as Assistant Vice President of Women’s Health & Chair of the Board for the Women’s Heart Foundation, Marianne was the recipient of a Women’s Advocacy award from the Former First Lady of NJ, Dina McGreevey in 2005. Her experience with a renowned cosmetic surgery practice in Central New Jersey afforded her the opportunity to help women achieve their optimum health and appearance goals through customized professional health programs. This has enabled her to expand her talent and knowledge in the Aesthetics Industry. An Allergan certified injector, Marianne’s broad experience allows her to truly understand her clients’ particular health concerns to ensure the best and safest results for their aesthetic needs.

Jessica Stellato, Medical Aesthetician


Jessica has a passion for beauty, with over 25 years in the industry! Bringing a vast background with her, she is a graduate of The Elaine Sterling Institute in Atlanta, GA with her Aesthetics License. In addition she is a professional makeup artist and obtained her massage therapy license, which she loves incorporating techniques into her facials.

Jessica graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, NY in 2000, with a BS in Marketing Cosmetics, Fragrances and Toiletries. Additionally, she spent 15 years in the education field. She plans to intertwine her love of beauty and education by pursuing her Aesthetic Instructor license in the near future!


Jessica loves building her knowledge and staying current with the most cutting-edge services, techniques and products. Her goal is to provide effective skincare results with a pleasant disposition and smile! She loves building her clients confidence with results driven treatments and forming close relationships with her client’s. Jessica’s favorite treatments are Hydrafacials, Dermaplaning and soon...microneedling!

Originally a native of New Jersey, she currently resides in Sugar Hill, GA for over 15 years, with her two teen daughters and Malshi dog Cali. Outside of work, she loves to travel, weight train, attend church, is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her loved ones. Most people start their day with a cup of coffee, however Jessica enjoys a cup in the morning, afternoon and evening!

Ariana Malilay, Marketing Manager  


Ariana is a trained advocate of female empowerment and self confidence, making her an extraordinary Customer Advocate and Marketing Director for us here at Magnolia. She is enthusiastic about building client relationships, and helping them look and feel their best. Ariana's passion for beauty and skincare led her to working for multiple medical spas and plastic surgeons throughout her career. Her extensive knowledge of skincare and medical treatments makes her the perfect person to handle treatment questions, customer concerns and scheduling needs.

Kristina Vancea, Office Coordinator


Kristina joined our team early 2022, and is the first smiling face to greet you at Magnolia Medspa. Kristina's passion for makeup and skin led her to working as a makeup artist for television networks such as Bravo and TLC, making her mark in the beauty industry for the past ten years.


Not only does Kristina have a passion for all things beauty, her strengths extend to organization, entrepreneurship and administrative work. She worked as an executive assistant for ten years and has started and run two successful businesses, making her the perfect administrative receptionist here at Magnolia.