About Us

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

Deanna Henry, CMA (AAMA), CCRC – Practice Manager

I am the Practice  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 Practice 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 dog and chickens. My favorite hobby is photography.

Tami Panther – Patient Relations Manager

I have been with NW Dermatology Institute since May 2010, recently taking a short break and so grateful to be back. Since starting with NW Dermatology I have worked in multiple areas of the practice. I find great joy in talking with patients and helping others. Please feel free to reach out to me if I can help in any way! Whether it is a skin care consultation, treatment plan for facial aging or just help with your account. I love planning events for our patients  and  am always interested in hearing feedback from our patients as to what they would enjoy learning about or anything that we can do to make their experience better. Our patients are our top priority and I cannot express the joy it is to work with such an incredible staff and providers that truly care!

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Helen Ngyuen, CAE – Certified Advanced Esthetician

I am an Oregon Certified Advanced Aesthetician and Laser Technician. I’m experienced in all forms of treatments including: non-ablative lasers, body contouring, skin tightening, micro-needling, chemical peels, corrective facials and skincare. With this experience I enjoy helping my patients achieve their ultimate skin goal. I always combine treatments with at home skincare for a more effective outcome. Every day has its challenges and I enjoy tackling them. Seeing the journey my patients have from beginning to end is fascinating and rewarding enough. 

When I’m not creating wonderful relationships with my patients I love discovering the world with my fiancé and our fur baby. As local Oregonians we love to hike, eat delicious food, and relax with our 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!

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!

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.

Berenice Sanchez-Rivera – Scheduler

I joined NW Dermatology Institute in April 2019 and it has been such an amazing experience. I am new to Oregon and am beyond fortunate to have found such a close-knit group of providers and staff that are passionate about dermatology and patient care. I have learned so much from my coworkers and am excited to learn more.

In my free time I enjoy going on walks downtown, trying new and delicious food, and watching a good show on rainy days.

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.

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!

Megan Pearlman – Medical Scribe

I am so excited to be part of the team at NW Dermatology! I am a PNW native and spent my formative years in Kirkland, WA (home of Costco!) before moving to Portland in 2006 to attend Lewis & Clark College. I earned my BA in psychology and worked in mental healthcare for several years before realizing I wanted to work in clinical medicine. Prior to joining the team here, I worked as a scribe in a family medicine with OB clinic in Oregon City and absolutely loved it. I enjoy learning about the exciting research here in dermatology, and aspire to become a physician assistant in the future.

Outside of work, I love to cook delicious food, travel with my boyfriend Matt, or explore nature with my dog Froggie.