Our Team

VCI Med Spa features a talented team with diverse skill sets who all work together to produce stunning outcomes for our patients in Tinley Park, IL. Our aesthetic consultants are highly trained to employ our modern selection of technology, such as SylfirmX microneedling, VCI Signature Nonsurgical Facelift, Fotona® laser platforms, EMSCULPT NEO®, Asclera®, and more. To help you achieve your cosmetic and health and wellness goals, our team will get to know you and form a treatment plan that completely takes care of them. Our team enjoys developing strong relationships with our patients, providing them with a comfortable environment and opportunity to ask questions and get well-informed about their procedures and treatment plans.


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Dr. Eugene Tanquilut

CEO, President, Medical Director

A board-certified and fellowship-trained vascular surgeon who also serves VCI Med Spa as CEO and medical director, Dr. Eugene Tanquilut started his vascular surgery private practice in 2014. His office grew rapidly as he began to build his practice by treating patients with varicose veins on the legs and face. Investing in a laser machine, he then delved into cosmetic medicine, performing laser hair removal and body sculpting. VCI Med Spa opened in 2020 as a premier medical spa with on-site vascular surgeons and a talented team specializing in cosmetic medicine.


Maria Tanquilut

Registered Nurse

Registered nurse Maria Tanquilut graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Loyola University Chicago in 1993. Her career experience has spanned many different positions over the years, from home health nurse and practice manager to a registered nurse in coronary care and medical intensive care units. She assisted Dr. Eugene Tanquilut in opening a vascular care private practice in 2014. In 2023, she became certified in performing cosmetic sclerotherapy. When she’s not working, Maria enjoys fitness, cooking, watching movies, reading, and spending time with her family. Her newest interest is pickleball.

Samantha Blakemore

Med Spa Manager

Samantha has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 25 years. Samantha became interested in aesthetics early on in her career which led her to pursue the aesthetics side of the beauty industry. With 15 years of management under her belt, she brings innovative ways to stay up to date with all the latest in the aesthetics world. She believes the best part of this line of work is making people feel their best by enhancing their natural beauty. When she is not with her VCI Med Spa team she enjoys traveling with her family.

Kaitlin Baiker

Social Media Marketing & Content Lead

Kate seamlessly blends her expertise in social media marketing and content creation with her passion for skincare as an esthetician. She started her career

off in the body waxing industry and even opened her own business. She fell in love with medical aesthetics and combined her passion for marketing and skincare! You will usually see her behind the camera taking content for TikTok and Tnstagram. Outside of work she loves to travel, play video games and see live music.

Lizzie Mauro


Lizzie is a dedicated nursing aesthetics professional with a strong educational background and a passion for beauty and skincare. She recently earned her Master’s degree in Nursing from Indiana University as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and is certified as an advanced practice nurse. She has practiced as an obstetrics and gynecology nurse for the majority of her career and has a passion for women’s health in all aspects. Lizzie's journey in the world of aesthetics began during her nursing school years when she worked at Sephora. This experience allowed her to develop a deep appreciation for beauty and skincare. She understands the transformative power of these practices and is driven by her desire to help her clients achieve a radiant, natural glow from within. With a blend of comprehensive nursing education and a genuine love for beauty, Lizzie is committed to providing exceptional care and guidance to her clients, ensuring they not only look their best but also feel their best.

Becky Weber

Patient Care Coordinator

Becky comes from managing a tanning salon for 2+ years and an associates degree in business management and marketing. She is dedicated to facilitating seamless experiences and helping individuals achieve their aesthetic goals with confidence. Specializing in personalized care and ensuring every client feels valued and well-cared for. She will make sure you are offered the best package and will be going home with the best products!

Outside of work Becky loves to go fishing.



Grace graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in Tinley Park where she received her Esthetician license. She has always had an interest in the esthetics industry and went to school at 18 right after graduating high school. She loves to help with all your skin concerns and being able to enhance your beauty from within.

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8505 183rd St, Ste B

Tinley Park, IL 60487

Call: 815-799-4455

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