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Our Team

Waleed Elyaman, M.D.

Founder & Medical Director

Dr. Waleed Elyaman is the Founder and Medical Director of Innova Wellness Spa. He was born in West Palm Beach, FL, the third of fifteen children. Originally board certified in Family Medicine and Palliative Care, Dr. Elyaman discovered his true passion in aesthetics, a unique field of medicine, where artistry and science intersect. Dr. Elyaman received aesthetic training from the Ageless Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He personally researches and evaluates every procedure, treatment method, and spa service to ensure quality and optimal results before allowing them to be introduced to our practice. Dr. Elyaman is currently one of the only physicians in Central Florida trained and certified directly by Dr. Yan Trokel to perform the Y-Lift®, a highly advanced, minimally invasive facial contouring procedure which accentuates the cheekbones, defines the jawline, and lifts the upper neck. Dr. Elyaman’s quest for excellence also led him to train with Dr. Charles Runels, the world-renowned inventor of the Vampire Facelift®, Vampire Facial®, Vampire Breast Lift®, P-Shot®, and O-Shot®. Dr. Elyaman and his family reside in Marion County. When he isn’t caring for patients, learning new techniques or teaching aesthetic procedures, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, hiking, and beekeeping. 

John Poser, M.D.

Dr. John S. Poser performs a variety of surgical procedures at Innova Wellness Spa. He is a 3rd generation physician who is fully trained in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, being board certified in the later. Dr. Poser graduated and was trained in plastic surgery at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts under a well-known Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gasbar Anastasi; there he received special training, not only in trauma and reconstructive surgery, but also cosmetic surgery. Dr. Poser is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the International Society of Plastic Surgery and the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Poser belongs to the Florida Medical Society of Alachua County and is President of the Tri County Health Alliance. Dr. John Poser was co-captain of the Wisconsin Baseball team and was voted the best pitcher in the BIG 10 Conference while in pre-med at the University of Wisconsin. He was the only freshman at the University of Wisconsin who played three sports.

Carol Mecca, PA-C

Carol Mecca is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with 25 years of experience in the medical field. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, Class of 1991. Carol has extensive training and experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. She is a master injector and is certified to administer Botox and Dermal Fillers, and to perform Sclerotherapy, PDO Threading, Platelet Rich Plasma treatments, and much more. She has a genuine passion for aesthetics and is always on the lookout for the latest aesthetic innovations treatment methods to help her patients achieve the most spectacular results. Carol and her husband have lived in Ocala, FL since 2004. They have two daughters, who are currently students at the University of Florida. Both graduated from Blessed Trinity and attended the Vanguard IB program. An adventurous and athletic bon vivant, Carol’s hobbies include traveling and tennis. She is plays regularly at Fort King Tennis Center on the Day League and USTA Adult League teams.

Krystal Deleonard, CME

Krystal Deleonard is a Certified Medical Electrologist at Innova Wellness Spa. She specializes in electrology, laser hair removal, and photo facials. She has a has a strong passion for laser therapy and works hard to ensure her clients achieve the best possible results. With over a decade of experience in the medical field, Krystal has worked as a Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse's Assistant, and Administrator. Krystal was born and raised in Florida. She enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water with her two beautiful daughters.

Brenda Richards, LME

Brenda Richards is a Licensed Medical Esthetician/Body Wrap Technician at Innova Wellness Spa. She is also a licensed and accomplished educator and aesthetics instructor. A graduate of Powell Beauty Academy in Gainesville, FL, Brenda believes that “skin care is not a luxury, it is a necessity”. Her number one goal is to educate her clients on how simple it can be to achieve a transformative and life changing difference in one’s skin. As a Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Brenda is certified and highly skilled at performing micro needling, microdermabrasion, extensive peels, body wraps, Champissage (Indian head massage), face mapping, the Vampire Facial, LED therapy, the HydraFacial, and more. She’s also received Eminence Master Massage training. Brenda’s passion for the industry, unwavering commitment to the highest standards of service and dedication to overall client satisfaction have led to her stellar reputation among clients and industry professionals. Visit Brenda today and let her help you achieve the best from the skin you’re in!

Dr. Diyanah Bani Hani

Lead Aesthetic Physician

Dr. Diyanah Bani Hani is a lead aesthetic physician at Innova Wellness Spa. She is board certified in Family Medicine and has been practicing since 2013. Because of her zeal for dermatology and in-office procedures, she sought an education in Aesthetics. As a fellowship trained professional in Aesthetic Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Bani Hani specializes in minimally invasive aesthetics. At Innova, Dr. Bani Hani’s focus is on promoting self-confidence and overall health and well-being for her clients. Her ultimate goal is to help Innova’s guests to look and feel their very best. Dr. Bani Hani has a special interest in laser and light therapies, as well as other treatments aimed at improving skin quality. She offers personalized skin evaluations with skin care consultations. Dr. Bani Hani is also a devoted wife and mother who lives in Ocala with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She is an avid runner and has been enjoying this hobby since 2010. She enjoys travel and spending time with family.

Dr. Mendoza

Dr. Mendoza is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with an M.D. from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in plastic surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit and a residency in general surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Mendoza has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and distinctions, including receiving honors in his General Surgery Subinternship and CCU Subinternship from Hahnemann University. In addition, he graduated Cum Laude from Adelphi University where he received the Trustee Achievement Scholarship.

Dr. Mendoza has contributed to numerous research studies and publications in plastic surgery and burn wound care. In all of his work, he strives to provide the highest quality of health care for his patients and the best possible aesthetic results to all whom he treats. Dr. Mendoza emphasizes that he takes great care in ensuring that the patient is well informed about the procedure that he/she is considering in order to achieve greater overall patient satisfaction.

Dr. Mendoza is married with two children. He enjoys skiing and traveling with his family. He is an avid sports fan; in particular, professional and youth hockey.

Janine Ortega

Client Relations Coordinator

Janine Ortega is the client relations coordinator at Innova Wellness Spa.  Originally from New York state where she worked as a dental hygienist, Janine moved to Florida because of her love for sunshine and horses.   Janine is available to meet with clients at any stage of their healthcare journey. Her focus is to make sure clients have the most exceptional experience possible, while making sure goals of treatment are always highlighted.  Janine has worked in luxury aesthetics for several years, and takes great pride in being a part of all aspects of client care and comfort.   Janine enjoys the Florida sunshine with her two amazing young daughters. Together, they find joy in their American Paint Horses and all of the equine activities that Florida has to offer.  When the Ortega’s are not “horsing around,” they escape to one of Florida’s beautiful beaches on a regular basis.  Janine looks forward to meeting you and assisting in your aesthetic journey.

Rachel Hadala RN, BSN

Registered Nurse

Rachel began her medical career as a Registered Nurse in 2017. She worked in a cardiac stepdown unit while attending the University of Central Florida for and simultaneously completing her bachelor’s degree. After graduating, she spent a year working in a cardiac intensive care unit caring for recovering open heart patients.

With her background in critical care and cardiac nursing, she is ready to provide our surgical clients with exceptional care. She is passionate about the aesthetic field and is always excited to expand her medical knowledge and skills at Innova Wellness Spa.

Rachel is an Ocala, FL native and loves helping her community look and feel their best. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends while boating, fishing, golfing, or anything that involves the sun and water! (SPF always included)

Steven Jimenez

Massage Therapist

Steven Jimenez is our lead wellness coordinator. A licensed massage therapist by training, Steven oversees several office procedures including full body cryotherapy and EVOLVE assisted skin tightening, fat reduction, and muscle stimulation. We at Innova believe that there are many aspects to wellness, some of which are not quite so obvious without the guidance of a wellness specialist. Steven has over 18 years of experience healing bodies, and is certified in Thai Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, and Sports Massage. Steven is able to detect ailments with his hands and react with touch. He believes that healing the body is a team effort that requires awareness through therapeutic touch. He is also well known for his deep pressure, targeting the deepest layers of your muscle, tendon, and fascial tissue to alleviate chronic muscle tension and create a host of positive health effects in your body.   With all of his years of experience, he is able to customize his massage to your body’s needs. Steven is a travel enthusiast and enjoys taking wildlife expeditions. He has spent some time trekking with gorillas and elephants in the wild and has even camped in Antarctica.

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