Practice Overview

Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, located in the Fashion Island area of Newport Beach, prides itself on providing individualized comprehensive dermatologic care and plastic surgery to our patients. We provide all aspects of medical, surgical, cosmetic and aesthetic skin care. Dr. McNeill and Dr. Ellstrom are both respected, experts in their respective fields and work closely together to help you achieve your medical and aesthetic goals. Our staff treats every patient how we would want ourselves or our family members to be treated. We invite you to read more about us and call us at 949.706.7886 or email us at to schedule an appointment.

Kerry Knollenberg

Kerry Knollenberg,

Office Manager and Coolsculpting Coordinator

Kerry enjoys her job as office manager and her happy disposition shows every patient her pleasure. Her past experience in business helps her to succeed in this integral role of handling the business side of the office. She adeptly handles the needs of patients, staff and the business in general while maintaining a fun and easy-going attitude that makes staff and patients alike feel comfortable.  Some of her duties include; website, marketing emails to patients, advertising in office with promotions and events as well as developing marketing materials and strategies.  She handles our hiring and human resources in general.  She manages our medical computer software and purchasing of products for sale in our office and maintaining those relationships with vendors to help bring you the best products at the best prices possible.  She has a keen interest the products and treatments available in our office and can also help guide you through possible cosmetic or skincare needs.  Kerry’s favorite part of her job is visiting with patients. She has been with Dr. McNeill for over 7 years and enjoys the relationships she has developed with all of you.

Lindsay Milewski

Lindsay Milewski,

Medical Esthetician

Lindsay has acquired extensive knowledge as a board licensed esthetician for over 8 years. She has gone through numerous trainings in medical extractions, the art of eyebrow shaping and medical grade peels. She gives result oriented medical grade facials with no downtime. Her training affords her the ability to diagnose individual skin concerns, and improve textures, tones and acneic skin. She works closely with Dr. McNeill to find the best treatment for your particular skin problem. Lindsay’s passion to provide beneficial skin care services is evident with every client she sees.

Kaelyn Roth

Kaelyn Roth,

Back Office Manager and Coolsculpting Manager

Kaelyn joined our practice and brought with her years of experience with both managing patient care and masterful use of electronic health records.  Due to our growing number of interested patients, and Kaelyn’s affinity for CoolSculpting treatments over the last two years, we added CoolSculpting Coordinator to her list of duties.   Kaelyn will consult and assess the proper treatment for desired results. Kaelyn attended CoolSculpting University and studied special techniques and strategies in getting the best results for your treatment.  She is poised, confident and able to answer your questions, while expertly handling the flow in the back office and assisting all providers throughout the day.  Kaelyn brings a great attitude to work daily and we truly enjoy having her as a part of our team in serving you.

Danna Yang

Danna Yang,

Medical Assistant

Danna has been with us just a few short months and already has shown her ability to learn quickly and adapt to our quick and steady flow of Dr. McNeill’s established patient base.   She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology from the University of California, Irvine. Her past experience as Medical Scribe for a reputable surgeon in Newport Beach has helped her pick up various tasks in our office with ease and skill.  Danna volunteered at     Kaiser in Irvine and was a “health Scholar” at Hoag Hospital.   Danna’s confidence, skill and eagerness to help will continue to make her an excellent asset to our practice as well as a source of joy for our patients.

Allee Ashlock

Allee Ashlock,

Front Office and Medical Aesthetician

Allee has been licensed by the State boards of California and Utah since 2013, and regularly does continuing education trainings in acne, peels, extractions, and the art of microblading. Allee has her Bachelor of Science degree, and wants to advance her Esthetic abilities by continuing her education in Nursing. Allee has a passion for skincare and esthetics, and really goes out of her way in treating our patients. She loves working here, our patients thoroughly enjoy her, and we are happy to have her!

Morgan Mednick

Morgan Mednick,

Patient Liaison, Assistant to Dr. James Rosing

Morgan has worked in the fashion & beauty industry for over 7 years. She is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals by being a warm and caring patient advocate. As Patient Liaison, she serves as a personal contact for potential patients interested in plastic surgery, and works with the front desk in streamlining the consultation process. Morgan focuses on building relationships with prospective patients during the provider selection process. She will be there to answer any questions you may have before and after your visit as well as help bridge a positive and open relationship with Dr. James Rosing. You will feel at ease with Morgan during your surgical process because she is attentive, compassionate, and thorough. Morgan will ensure that all of your questions are answered, and all of your expectations are addressed. She is dedicated to excellence in all facets of her career.

Genesis Bejarano

Genesis Bejarano,

Medical Assistant

Genesis started with us as an intern for MA school. Her passion for dermatology was immediately evident as she came to work early and volunteered to stay late if needed. Genesis is quick on the computer and always ready and willing to learn something new. Genesis is often in charge of our Fotofinder which we use to show your excellent before and after pictures as well as for skin cancer prevention and detection.  Her friendly smile and easy way make her a delight to have around the office. She will make you comfortable during your visit and provide the best care.

Rebecca Spear

Rebecca Spear,

Medical Assistant

Rebecca is a recent college graduate from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences and minors in Applied Psychology and Sociology. In her time at Chapman, she worked as a peer tutor, volunteered at CHOC, and completed an internship at Hoag Hospital. After graduation, Rebecca worked at Long Beach Memorial in both the Pediatric Infusion Center and the CT department. She recently became certified as licensed phlebotomy technician in the state of California. Rebecca’s favorite treatment at NBDPS is the PRP treatment, where she takes the patient’s blood and extracts the platelet-rich plasma so it is ready for the provider to administer to diminish hair loss. Rebecca loves her job as a medical assistant and enjoys learning everything she can about medicine. You will get to know Rebecca by her friendly smile and eagerness to help.

Cheryl Zembower

Cheryl Zembower,

Mid Office

Cheryl brings to our practice 15 years of customer service skills. She often works behind the scenes maintaining and updating our Meaningful Use, Mips and Macra requirements to keep our office compliant.  Cheryl is also the one we ask when we need to find something!  She hs two beautiful sons and is currently attending school for her AA degree in Health Sciences. Cheryl is friendly, helpful and a self-starter, all of which is an asset to our office.

Ciani Grad

Ciani Grad,

Business Manager

Ciani handles reconciling, banking, accounts payable and accounts receivable for our office efficiently and energetically.  Ciani has her master’s degree in teaching but is multi-faceted in her interests because much of the work she does with us involves numbers. Ciani is a jack of all trades. We are fortunate to have her as a part of our staff.

Pamela Bennett

Pamela Bennett,

Front Office

Pam is a quick learner. Her experience working another reputable dermatology and med spa office in Laguna has made her the sort of employee that is invaluable because she is always thinking about what is best for the practice. She is always ready to lend a hand and take on the job that might be difficult to approach.  She brings her winning smile and attitude to each interaction with every patient.  We are lucky to count her as one of our team and will continue to build on her tremendous skills and we know you will enjoy her hard working spirit when you meet her.

Cameron Knollenberg

Cameron Knollenberg,

Administrative Assistant

Cameron has worked as an administrative assistant for the last two summers at Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery.  You can find him helping out up front, on the phones, checking out, scanning and generally doing whatever needs to be done.  We hate to see him go back to Loyola Marymount University in the fall.


Elizabeth "Lizzy" Velez,

Medical Assistant

Lizzy is our newest addition to the Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery family. Lizzy graduated this past spring from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She volunteered at Palomar Hospital in Escondido for over a year and got to see many types of medicine practiced during her time there. Additionally, Lizzy volunteered at SDSU Adaptive Fitness Clinic where she helped train patients with disabilities and used a variety of adaptive an non-adaptive rehabilitation equipment.  Lizzy is outgoing and excited to learn any new protocols and procedures in the office.  She is a go-getter ready to tackle any project.  We’re excited for you to get to know her better.