About Us


Rest, relax and revive with the finest in massages, body treatments, facials, and spa treatments for your skin and body in Erie's oasis of tranquility, Coventina Day & Medical Spa. You can choose from a variety of individual services or treat yourself to a spa package for the ultimate spa experience. Our salon professionals give personalized attention to hair styling and make-up while our full collection of products will bring you to a state of complete relaxation.


Meet the Physicians

Dr. Chris Karns, DO - Owner

Dr. Karns is a native of Meadville, PA who obtained his undergraduate degree at Allegheny College before attending Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine for his medical degree. He returned to the Erie area to pursue his residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital where he became very adept at procedural skills, which he also enjoys teaching his residents. He has a strong passion for medical aesthetics and strives to help every client reach their skincare goals. His down-to-earth demeanor is relaxing and puts his patients at ease.

Dr. Dawn Karns, DO - Owner

Dr. Karns is originally from Meadville, PA but also spent time on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She graduated from Allegheny College with her undergraduate degree and then completed a medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After her residency in Family Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital, she stayed at St. Vincent Family Medicine seeing her own patients as well as teaching as faculty, providing both inpatient and outpatient care. She oversees the residency wellness and procedure curriculum and has a strong interest in skin health.

Chris and Dawn live locally where they enjoy raising their 3 children and being very involved with their education and sporting events. When they aren't attending soccer games, they are spending time with their families and friends in the surrounding areas.

Our Team

Customer Care Specialists

Kiera Thompson
Amanda Heasley
Tara Karatko
Melissa Allen
Stacy Green
Mary Rita Samick
Nicole Schurman
Wynne Shields
Tara Pacileo
Isabelle Spires
Social Media Specialist

Licensed Massage Therapists

Stacy Vecchi
Robbin Kinney
Danielle Carnes
Cassandra Forinash
Tracy Freeman
Kelsey Henderson
Cristina Leuschen
Mallory Olmstead
Maria Pregler
Jake Biebel
Mary Spires
Marissa Williams
(and Nails)
Debra Yoder
Carlee Trudeau
And Nails and Esthetics
Kayla Gocal
and esthetics

Cosmetologists (Hair and Nails)

Misty Williamson
Kelsey Fisher
(also Esthetician)
Brooke Fosco
April Lucia
Katie Simmons
Tara Stover
Pandora TeCulver
Maggie Wright

Nail Specialists

Anna MaGee
Heather Scott
Emmalee Gradler


Amanda Dana
Chelsie Bowersox
(and Nails)
Diana Martin
(and Nails)
Ellie Tserger
(and Nails)
Irene Mascharka