Deanna Henry, CMA (AAMA), CCRC – Practice Manager
I am the Practice manager for NW Dermatology Institute and have worked for the practice for 33 years. During this time, I have met many wonderful patients and had the opportunity to observe so many advances in the field of dermatology. Our practice has grown over the years and I could not be happier with my position at NW Dermatology Institute. I have had the privilege of working in just about every aspect of the practice. In addition to administrative responsibilities, you may occasionally see me in our clinic working as a medical assistant or medical scribe. I enjoy dermatology and I have tremendous respect for the providers I work for and the employees I work with on a daily basis. We have an amazing team of individuals that are here to make our patients feel better and to provide a patient experience that is second to none! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, motorcycle riding, my dog and 30+ chickens.
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.
Andrea Hatch, NCMA – Medical Assistant
I am a Certified Medical Assistant that moved to the Portland area from San Jose, CA in 2016. I graduated from Carrington College California in 2014. I have previous experience working in dermatology and cosmetics and am 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 blessed to call Oregon home.
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.
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 Northwest Dermatology Institute. I am a Portland transplant and fell in love with the medical industry immediately upon moving here. As a Public Health major, working with Northwest Dermatology Institute keeps me both motivated and inspired in achieving my ultimate goal to promote the health of people and their communities.
In my limited but treasured off time, I love exploring Portland’s food/outdoor culture and seeing as many live music or theater performances as possible!
Shannon Wright – Patient Care Coordinator
I am thrilled to be a part of the amazing team here at NW Dermatology Institute. I am a Portland native with a background in aesthetics and customer service. In my current position working with such knowledgeable providers and coworkers, my understanding of the medical side has expanded exponentially. Being a part of our patient’s day and making sure that they have a positive experience is genuinely something I enjoy!
During my free time, I spend my days enjoying happy hour in my neighborhood downtown, taking my fur babies on city park walks, attending live music shows, and a good football game on a crisp fall day.
Berenice Rivera-Sanchez – 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.
Kiana Snedeker – Scheduler
I am thrilled to be a part of the team at NW Dermatology Institute! Although I am one of the newest additions, I already feel at home. The providers and staff here are so welcoming and friendly. I have a background in the administrative side of dermatology with 2 years of experience. I am passionate and empathetic about my work and I strive to ensure my services exceed the expectations of our patients.
I was born in Hawaii and moved to Oregon in 2000. I spend a lot of my free time with my two children and extended family.
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.
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.
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!
Chelsea Policar – Medical Scribe
I am a Portland native and a University of Oregon graduate. I studied human physiology and chemistry in college and fell in love with all things medical while I was there. I joined NW Dermatology when I moved back to Portland and am thrilled to have the clinical experience I get through working as a scribe. When I'm not in the clinic, I love exploring Portland's restaurant scene, participating in local trivia, and taking care of my house plants.