Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff


Practice Director

Jola has worked alongside of Dr. Cruise as practice director for over 10 years. She holds bachelor’s degrees in marketing/management from Poland and public relations/communications from CSULB. Jola is passionate about her work and strives to continually improve all aspects of the practice to provide the best possible experience for our patients. Her entrepreneurial mindset, operational and leadership skills, along with her dedication, have contributed to the success of Cruise Plastic Surgery. Jola enjoys supporting Dr. Cruise in changing people's lives and is grateful to work with a man who is such a visionary in the field of plastic surgery and who genuinely cares for his patients and their outcomes. Managing a team of driven dedicated professionals who are selfless and caring has been extremely rewarding for her.

Outside of work - Jola is a devoted wife and mother of three beautiful children who values her time spent with family. She enjoys learning new software programs, working out, and is dedicated to leading a healthy lifestyle.

An East Coast native, Stephanie was born and raised in Connecticut. After spending some time in Miami, Florida she has chosen sunny California as her new home. She comes with a Medical Assistant background of over 12 years, specializing in the aesthetic and cosmetic field. She loves to develop relationships with patients, follow their journey and experience the joys that come their way. She is grateful and elated to have found an incredible professional team to become part of. Whether you find her at the front desk, in one of our exam rooms or hear her over the phone she will be smiling and happy to make every patient's visit comfortable and enjoyable.

Outside of work: Stephanie makes the gym a daily part of her life and has a real passion for health and fitness. She has a good core of friends and family and loves to spend time with her Blue Russian Cat.


Practice Manager

Patient Coordinator, MA




Patient Care Coordinator

Bree has worked in the medical field for over 11 years. She is extremely passionate about her role as a patient care coordinator and loves being in the Aesthetic industry. As a patient care coordinator, she navigates patients through their surgical journey from start to finish. She takes pride in educating patients on surgical procedures, pre and post-operative care and financial matters. Bree loves being a patient care coordinator because of the relationships she gets to develop with patients and being able to lend a helping hand through each patient’s surgical transformation. She knows how life-changing the decision is to have cosmetic surgery and she is dedicated to making sure each patient has the absolute best experience here at Cruise Plastic Surgery.

Outside of work: Bree is an avid foodie and even published a cookbook in 2017. She loves being active and living a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys yoga, hiking with her dogs, cooking for her family and friends, going to concerts and trying out new local restaurants.

Nichole Hartley


Originally from Arizona, Nichole moved to Southern California when she was 22 years old. She became a registered nurse in 2010 and received her bachelor's degree in nursing in 2017. She began as an emergency room nurse but when Nichole was exposed to the aesthetic industry she immediately knew she wanted to pursue a career in plastic surgery. Not too long after, she started working at Cruise Plastic Surgery. Her warm, friendly personality and passion for the industry are evident from the first time you meet her. Whether Nichole is assisting Joseph T Cruise, MD with procedures performed in the office or helping patients with their pre or post-operative care, she always remains calm and collected in the fast-paced environment at Cruise Plastic Surgery. She takes pride in helping patients realize their cosmetic goals and seeing the positive impact it makes on their lives.

Outside of work: Nichole is happily married and a mom of two. She loves the beach, traveling, and is always up for an adventure!

Kim is likely the first person you will come into contact with at Cruise Plastic Surgery whether it be by phone, email or when you visit us in person. She is passionate about patient care and customer service, which is evident when you interact with her. In our fast-paced environment, Kim remains highly organized, a wizard at multi-tasking, and efficiently handles all of our patients’ needs.  She is proud to represent such a talented and dedicated surgeon and to be a part of our patients’ surgical transformation. She has worked in plastic surgery for over 5 years, 3 years at Cruise Plastic Surgery and 2 years at Athenix. She is also a certified medical assistant.

Outside of work - Aside from going to school, Kim enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time doing things that keep her healthy, happy and active.

Kim Morris

Patient Advocate, M.A.