Our Team

Chandra Prasad, MD, FACS

Medical Director/Owner

After receiving a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi, Dr. Prasad went on to receive his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He remained in St. Louis while he completed his surgical residency at St. Louis University. Dr. Prasad is board certified in General Surgery and Phlebology (the treatment of vein disease) and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He began his surgical practice in Jefferson City in 1996 and opened JCMG Laser and Vein Center in 2007. His goal was to create a medical home for clients seeking vein care and to provide the latest technologies and advancements in esthetic care. During the summer of 2014, Dr. Prasad retired from his surgical practice to focus full time on the treatment of vein disease and medical esthetic services. He enjoys helping people live healthier, happier lives. In his spare time, you can find Dr. Prasad spending time with his wife, four children and granddaughter or whipping up a meal for friends and family in his kitchen. Someday he hopes to have time to pick up his golf habit again, but does enjoy the few days he gets to pursue his favorite sport.

Q&A with Dr. Prasad

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Hometown: Oxford, MS - Home of the Ole Miss Rebels!

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate cake

Favorite Movie: Caddyshack

Dr. Robert Ferris, MD

Physician

Dr. Ferris, Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has more than 30 years of practice in mid-Missouri. He has dedicated his time in practice to meeting the health and gynecological needs of the women in this area. Dr. Ferris has completed extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. He also has over 30 years of experience in treating hormonal disorders in both pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women. In his efforts to continue to offer innovative options to the women of our community, he has completed extensive training in treating hormonal disorders with pellet therapy and nutraceuticals. Dr. Ferris will now be able to offer options to both men and women suffering from the effects of hormonal imbalances. Dr. Ferris has also partnered with Genesis Medspa to offer vaginal rejuvenation treatments to improve the physical and functional changes women experience due to childbirth and menopause. He looks forward to bringing the women and men of Jefferson City options for improving their health and well-being.

Q&A with Dr. Ferris

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Favorite Dessert: Crème brûlée

Favorite Book: The Goldfinch

Barb Prasad

CEO/Owner

Barb was born and raised in St. Louis. After high school she left the St. Louis area to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO where she received a Bachelor’s of Journalism in Advertising with a minor in Marketing. She then moved out west where she worked in the advertising industry. She later returned to Missouri where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Louis University. After completing her degree she worked as an ICU nurse at St. Louis University where she met her husband, Chandra Prasad. Together they moved to Jefferson City where they have lived and raised their four children since 1995. Barb started out as the Clinic Coordinator of the Laser and Vein Center in 2008 with just three employees and a part-time vein clinic that offered a few esthetic services. She is currently the Business Manager, managing a business with a staff of 16 and two locations. Her goal is to provide Jefferson City with all the vein and esthetic services and amenities available in a larger city right here in mid-Missouri. In her downtime, Barb enjoys reading books, exercising and volunteering for her church and community. She also enjoys traveling and hopes to see as much of the world as she can! Her motto is “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi

Q&A with Barb

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Favorite Dessert: Ice cream

Favorite Book: Love books that inspire my faith life. Enjoy my St. Joe’s monthly book club selections and the women that meet to discuss them!

Brandi King

Esthetic Clinic Coordinator, Medical Esthetic Provider

Brandi’s love for esthetics started at the young age of 12. She has been a practicing esthetician since 2004 and has been with Genesis Medspa since 2009. Brandi is passionate about medical skin care and loves to continue learning about this growing field. She believes that knowledge is power and that beauty comes from within. Establishing a relationship with her clients and seeing continued results and increased self-confidence is the most rewarding part of her job. Brandi loves all of the products and services Genesis has to offer and believes they are truly the best of the best. She is a cancer survivor and combines this experience with her passion for skin care by serving as a facilitator for the American Cancer Society Look Good Feel Better program. She believes that every day is a gift and feels blessed to be able to spend her days with her husband and 3 daughters. Sunday dinners at her parents', traveling and boating are some of her favorite things to do when not at work.

Q&A with Brandi

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Hometown: Evanston, IL

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate-covered strawberries

Favorite Movie: Sound of Music

Kayla King

Client Concierge

You can find Kayla behind the desk at our Medspa. Kayla started this position when she moved from the Springfield area. She made the move to Jefferson City with her husband, Coy, who is from mid-Missouri. She is responsible for many daily tasks and delivers friendly customer service to all of our clients. She loves working at Genesis Medspa because of the professional, caring environment. Kayla appreciates working for a company that supports the local community, which has become her home. Since starting her employment here in 2013, she has learned the power of appreciation on the job, and strives to show that sincerity to our clients and her co-workers. That may be why her favorite quote is “You get what you give.” When Kayla isn’t at work she loves to be outdoors and enjoys hunting, camping and hiking. Kayla and Coy enjoy doing projects on their homestead in the country, and are proud owners of a half black Lab/half Blue Heeler dog named June Carter Cash and a Collie named Hank Williams Jr.

Q&A with Kayla

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Hometown: Bunker, MO

Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake

Favorite Movie: Cadillac Records

Kim Chappell

Medical Aesthetic Provider

Kim’s introduction to the skin care industry began in 1991 when her husband's job brought their young family to Columbia, MO, and that's when she began her journey with skin care. The dermatologic industry just fueled her passion for wanting to help others achieve their skin care goals. "After about 5 minutes in this industry, I knew I was hooked. Making others happy makes me happy!” Kim began sharing that passion at Genesis Medspa in August of 2008. She holds multiple laser, product and procedure certifications, and loves to educate her clients on how to prevent, correct and maintain the quality of their skin. Kim believes that up-to-date education in this ever changing industry is key to providing our clients the best in esthetic care, and takes advantage of every opportunity that arises to stay informed. She is excited about how much the industry has grown and believes maintaining a high ethical standard in this industry is critical. That is why she loves working with product lines and services that do what they say they are going to do! In her downtime, Kim enjoys taking beachfront getaways and feels concerts are a must. She loves spending quality time with her family. She is a wife to Mike, Mom to Brittany, Jeremy and Ryan, and MiMi to her two beautiful granddaughters, Leighton and Landri. Kim makes the commute from Columbia every day and is our diehard Mizzou fan. Kim's mantra: Morning is God's way of saying one more time, go make a difference, touch a heart, encourage a mind, inspire a soul, AND enjoy the day.

Q&A with Kim

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Hometown: Roxana, IL

Favorite Dessert: Ice cream

Favorite Movie: The Proposal

Kimberly Hentges, RN

Aesthetic Nurse

Kimberly has known she wanted to be a nurse since she was a little girl. Kimberly is a nursing school graduate of Lincoln University. She began her career at Genesis in 2010. Prior to coming to us she worked at St. Mary’s on their Cardiac Stepdown Unit. She assists the physicians with a variety of vein and cosmetic procedures and provides sclerotherapy for our vein patients. Kimberly also assists our clients with submitting insurance claims. Kimberly feels the most important thing she has learned is that varicose vein disease isn’t just cosmetic. She finds it very rewarding to watch her patients go through their treatment plan and be so happy with their end results. Kimberly also serves as the Laser Safety Officer for Genesis. Born and raised on a farm, this country girl uses music as her therapy and she truly believes “The greatest things in life are in fact not things at all.” A few of those “greatest things” are her husband Levi and their very vivacious son Garrett.

Q&A with Kimberly

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Hometown: Bonnots Mill, MO

Favorite Dessert: Better Than Anything cake

Favorite Book: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Rachel Barfield

Business Development & Guest Service Manager

Rachel began working at Genesis Medspa in early 2015. As the daughter of Dr. Chandra and Barbara Prasad, she has been around the business since the beginning, whether it be work talk at the dinner table or as a client. Family is the most important thing in her life, so she has a strong sense of devotion to the business her family has built. She loves her job! Struggling with severe acne herself, she knows the boost in confidence that our products and services can give. Her favorite part of working at Genesis is meeting all of our clients, getting to be creative with marketing and social media, and how involved in the community we are. After living in Arizona for three years and moving back to Jefferson City, she has a deep appreciation for the values and people in mid-Missouri. In her free time Rachel likes to spend time with her husband, Noah, and their sweet little girl, Charlotte. She loves hosting dinner parties for family and friends, interior decorating, and traveling. She tries her best to live by the phrase “Choose happiness”, and sees the positive in all of life’s ups and downs.

Q&A with Rachel

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Hometown: Jefferson City

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate chip cookies

Favorite Movie: About Time

Ruth Block

Esthetic Support Coordinator

As our Esthetic Support Coordinator, Ruth oversees the operations at Genesis Medspa. Since Ruth began working for Genesis in July of 2011, she has learned a lot about skin care and anti-aging treatments, and enjoys helping women feel good about themselves. Ruth also brought lots of work and life experiences with her. Ruth previously worked in a physician’s office, for the State Courts Administration. She also has 12 priceless years of experience as a stay-at-home mom. Ruth shares this piece of advice: “Live every day to the fullest, never take for granted the people around you, and always, always tell them you love them. She tries to make Sunday dinners special by setting a huge table with real plates, silverware and a centerpiece because she wants her two daughters, son and seven grandchildren to know how special they are and to set traditions that they will always remember. Ruth’s faith in God is her number one priority and her family follows very closely.

Q&A with Ruth

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Hometown: Frankenstein, MO

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate donuts

Favorite Books: Self-improvement books

Favorite Movie: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Stephanie Schenewerk

Medical Aesthetic Provider

Being a Jefferson City local, Stephanie received her esthetic licenses from Merrell University and worked at a local medical spa before joining Genesis Medspa's Esthetic team in January 2012. She is a firm believer in SkinMedica and her favorite product is the TNS Essential Serum because of the amazing results she has seen in her clients and in her own skin. Stephanie has three children and loves spending time with them and following their volleyball and baseball activities. She also loves time spent with her husband and soulmate, Kelly. In her downtime, Stephanie enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals, listening to live music, and eating sushi. She loves to laugh and make others laugh or smile, and sees every client interaction as a chance to make someone’s day a little brighter. She gets her inspiration from going to her church ladies book group and enjoys the sharing of life experiences. You may also catch her in red and black at the JC home games cheering on her favorite local team!

Q&A with Stephanie

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Hometown: Jefferson City, MO

Favorite Dessert: Strawberry cupcakes

Favorite Book: The Worn Out Woman: When Life is Full and Your Spirit is Empty by Dr. Steve Stephens

Favorite Movies: Must see recommendations are The Notebook and Sweet Home Alabama