Meet the team

Get to know the experts behind Ashtoria's top-rated services! Our team of experts is ready to help you feel and look your absolute best.

Valerie Monismith, RN

Registered Nurse, Founder & Owner

Valerie Monismith is a skilled and charismatic Registered Nurse with over 10 years of experience in the medical aesthetics field. Valerie has built her career around providing unique solutions to clients for a range of issues.

Before founding Ashtoria Aesthetics & Wellness in 2015, Valerie excelled as a dedicated Labor & Delivery and NICU nurse for many years. Valerie made the transition into medical aesthetics after being presented with an opportunity to work as a plastic surgeon’s lead nurse. This new challenge opened her eyes to the vast spectrum of aesthetic procedures, especially those that improve a patient’s quality of life.

Over the years Valerie continued to work with doctors and other aesthetic professionals across the country and abroad, constantly building her expertise in both laser and injectable therapies.

Valerie is skilled in safe skin/tissue rejuvenation treatments using the highly acclaimed Fotona Laser system, and has additional expertise in advanced methods for injecting Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm, Revanesse Versa, Radiesse, Bellafill, Sculptra, Belotero, Silikon 1000, and Perlane. She is only nurse in the Memphis area with 15+ years of injecting Bellafill (previously called Artefill) using micro-cannulas for superior results with minimal bruising, and has served as a National Injection Trainer for Suneva Medical (the makers of Bellafill). Click here to schedule your private consult with Valerie.

Motivated to expand her knowledge in healthy living, Valerie became a Certified Food For Life Instructor through the award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). The Food for Life program was designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians to train and certify health advocates in promoting healthy eating and disease management. She is knowledgeable on how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. If you are interested in learning more about Food for Life classes for yourself or a group, you may email Valerie here.

Angie Boscaccy, RN

Registered Nurse

Angie Boscaccy is an experienced and caring Registered Nurse who has specialized in Women’s Health for over 20 years. She began her career as a Labor & Delivery nurse, providing personalized care to women and their families during their most life-changing moments.

Angie has trained with physicians and nurses across the country to develop unique skills in injectable treatments including Botox and Dysport neuro-modulators, as well as Restylane, Radiesse, Revanesse Versa, and Juvederm fillers. She has also trained across the US and abroad studying advanced laser procedures on the superior Fotona laser system.

Angie’s experience in Women’s Health supports her comprehensive approach to treating each client as an individual, providing specialized care and attention to provide a holistic treatment system specific to each client’s needs and ensure client satisfaction. Want to learn more about how she can help you reach newfound confidence and comfort? Click here to schedule your private consult with Angie.

Victoria Gaither, LME

Licensed Medical Esthetician

A graduate of the Ivy Institute, Victoria has been using the Fotona laser systems and training with Valerie since 2015. She has also been to numerous Fotona laser trainings in San Diego, Dallas and Frisco where she has trained under doctors from across the country and abroad.

Victoria offers these procedures on our new Fotona Dynamis Pro laser platform: custom laser facials, acne facial, TightSculpting body contouring, HairLase hair regeneration and laser hair removal. Victoria also offers the new PRX-T33 biostimulating and rejuvenation peel with little to no downtime as well as custom medical facials. Fun fact-Victoria is one of the namesakes of Ashtoria along with her sister Ashley.

Grace Grant, LME

Licensed Medical Esthetician

Grace is a knowledgeable esthetician with a medical background from a cosmetic surgery environment, where she found her love of skincare and aesthetics. After attending esthetician school in 2014 she began improving her client's skin with a variety of treatments and skincare. Grace specializes in anti-aging, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. She customizes treatment plans to fit the needs of each client and can help determine a skincare regimen to supplement treatment and maintain beautiful results.

Amanda Sanders, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Sanders is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Hormone Replacement Therapy since 2017. She also specializes in IV Hydration Therapies, Wellness Injections, and Peptide Therapy. Prior to developing her Hormone Replacement Therapy skills, Amanda worked in Labor and Delivery for over ten years and in Pain Management for six years. Amanda works closely with her clients to identify imbalances and develop effective protocols for optimal hormone and nutrient levels. She believes that each client is unique and that personalized holistic care is the key to achieving the best results.

Vanessa M. Givens, MD

Medical Director

Vanessa M. Givens is an experienced and decorated doctor and OBGYN who ensures that the Ashtoria facility provides the highest level of care. Dr. Givens serves as Ashtoria’s Medical Director to provide top-level assurance of quality and control, however, she does not perform treatments within the Ashtoria facility.

Dr. Vanessa M. Givens graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then moved to Memphis where she received her M.D. from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.

She subsequently completed her internships and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in the College of Medicine. Dr. Givens then received fellowship training in Advanced Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2001 to 2002.

Dr. Givens has numerous journal publications as well as award-winning research papers. She has been listed every year since 2005 in “Best Doctors in America” and she has been named one of “America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America. She is currently a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP).