About Us

Learn more about our company mission, our amazing team of providers, and the caring staff at NW Dermatology Institute.

Office Staff

Deanna Henry, CMA (AAMA), CCRC – Clinical Manager, Medical Assistant

I am the clinical manager for NW Dermatology Institute and have worked for this practice for 33 years. During this time I’ve had the opportunity to work in just about every aspect of the practice. In addition, I have been a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator since 1996 and have worked on numerous clinical trials in our office. It has been a privilege to be part of a successful team that brought innovative and exciting drugs to the field of dermatology.

Although I am still involved in clinical research, my primary position has evolved to Clinical Manager and Medical Assistant. Our practice has grown significantly over the years and I find myself enjoying the practice management aspect of my position. If there is anything I can do to make your experience in our office more pleasant, please do not hesitate to call me or stop by my desk. It would be my pleasure to help you!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and two dogs. My favorite hobby is photography.


Heather Cook, CMA (AAMA), CCRC – Research Coordinator

I have been with NW Dermatology Institute since June of 2011. I started my career as a medical assistant in 2008 and since joining this office, I have grown to love dermatology and research.  As a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, the best part of my job is getting the opportunity to build relationships with so many great people.  I enjoy getting to contribute to the use of new and exciting treatments for a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.

In my personal life, I have two beautiful boys and appreciate the humor and energy they bring to my life.  I enjoy various outdoor activities, dogs, cooking, music, and wine.  My boys and I also enjoy volunteering our time with the Special Olympics.


Nicole Paul, CCMA – Medical Assistant

I joined NW Dermatology Institute in November 2018 and have been working in dermatology since 2011. Working in medicine offers me the chance to build one on one relationships with my patients and the ability to grow and learn every day. Working in NW Portland is where I feel the most at home, and I love to explore new restaurants and bars in town, as well as going to Trail Blazers home games, and hiking all along the Oregon Coast and Columbia Gorge. I look forward to continuing my service to the people of Portland here at NW Dermatology Institute for many years to come.


Andrea Hatch, NCMA – Medical Assistant

I am a Certified Medical Assistant that recently moved to the Portland area from San Jose, CA.  I graduated from Carrington College California in 2014. I have previous experience working in dermatology and cosmetics and am more than excited to continue my passion here at NW Dermatology Institute. The parts I love most about my job are hands on experience, a constant opportunity to continue learning, and the interactions I get to have with our wonderful patients. I very much look forward to growing with our practice.

In my spare time I enjoy scenery, photography, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.  I am so excited to see what Oregon has in store for me!


Kalisha Schaper, CAE – Certified Advanced Aesthetician

I am an Oregon Medical Aesthetician and Laser Technician.  I started my career in St Louis, MO in 2004 where I obtained experience in microdermabrasion, laser lair removal, and intense pulsed light. I then transitioned to a dermatology practice where I expertly performed ablative laser resurfacing, laser for vascular lesions, microneedling, and specialized chemical peels for 9 years.  I moved to Oregon in 2015 where I continued my career with a plastic surgeon performing body sculpting, wrinkle reduction, photo rejuvention treatments and helping patients achieve long term goals regarding their personal care.

I strive to be a leader in the aesthetic industry by continually providing safe and effective science based skin care solutions.  I apply my extensive knowledge in skin care to help all of my patients, no matter their skin type or condition.

When not working, I enjoy exploring Oregon wine country with my husband and hiking with my two rescue dogs.


Lindsey Shelman, CAE – Certified Advanced Aesthetician

I am an Oregon Certified Medical Aesthetician and Laser Technician. I have over six years of experience in my field and also have a background as a medical assistant. I love working with people and strive to provide each patient with the most effective skincare solutions and laser services. I find my job very rewarding because it allows me to develop professional relationships with my patients. Seeing results with each treatment is my greatest reward!

Originally from Texas, I am enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. When I’m not at work I enjoy caring for my twin boys and spending time with family and friends.


Angie Hawkins – Lead Patient Care Coordinator

I have had the pleasure of working at NW Dermatology Institute since August of 2014. I have worn many hats since I first started working at this clinic, including File Manager, Scheduler, and now Lead Patient Care Coordinator.  I love my position and sincerely enjoy helping patients on a daily basis.

My hobbies include spending time with my family and being outdoors as much as possible!


Hannah Feakin – Lead Scheduling Specialist

I am happy to be part of the NW Dermatology Institute team, where I am surrounded by a fantastic group of medical professionals! Dermatology has been a lifelong interest of mine and each day I learn valuable information about the exciting field of dermatology.

Outside of the office, you will find me taking care of my plants, spending time with my wonderful family, and traveling.


Hailey Murto – Front Office Project Coordinator

I had the pleasure of joining NW Dermatology Institute in 2016 as the Front Office Project Coordinator. I am thrilled to be joining this exceptional and passionate team of medical professionals. I love working in a collaborative, creative environment and am very excited to be assisting front office operations by helping to develop various projects that help coworkers and patients alike.

My interests in travel, politics, and public health have taken me to the Bolivian rainforest, the Peruvian Andes, and Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. In my free time, I like spending time at the ceramics studio, going out to brunch, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


Roxanne Pastel – Patient Care Coordinator

It has been such a pleasure to be a part of the NW Dermatology Institute. I am a Portland transplant and fell in love with the medical industry almost immediately upon moving here. I am currently in school working on my undergraduate degree and hope to subsequently apply to PA school. Working with NW Dermatology Institute keeps me both motivated and inspired to achieve my ultimate goal in becoming a provider. Patient care is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life.

In my limited but treasured off time, I love exploring Portland’s food and outdoor culture, hosting game nights with friends, and seeing as many live music/performances as possible!


Sam DeFreese – Lead Medical Scribe

I’m so very excited to have joined the NW Dermatology team in January 2018.  I love working in such a collaborative and supportive environment and I look forward to continuing to learn and grow from my experiences with the providers and patients. I’m a MN transplant that has fallen in love with the PNW. I graduated from Whitman College in 2016 with majors in Biology and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Chemistry. Before my time here, I worked in dermatology as a medical scribe in Walla Walla, WA.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, whitewater kayaking/canoeing, knitting, and endlessly searching for the perfect dog to adopt. I aspire to become a physician and am currently applying to medical schools.


Emily Swanson – Medical Scribe

I joined NW Dermatology Institute in February of 2019. I am excited to be a part of this great team of medical professionals! Originally from the mitten state (Michigan), I am enjoying the PNW! I attended Western Michigan University and earned a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services. I look forward to strengthening my knowledge in the medical field as a Medical Scribe!

When not in the office, you can find me hiking with my husband, Cody, and my pup, Asher. I also enjoy trying out all of the great restaurants and breweries around town!