KERRY KNOLLENBERG,

OFFICE MANAGER

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; marketing emails to patients, advertising in the office with promotions and events as well as developing marketing materials and strategies and our website. Our Annual Open House is one of the in-office events she organizes and is extremely popular among our patients as well as our online annual Black Friday event. Recently she started a series called Kickin’ It With Kerry which can be found on Youtube and our Instagram site (@NBDPS) Kerry handles our hiring and human resources in general.  She manages our medical computer software (Electronic health record) 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 in 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 11 years and enjoys the relationships she has developed with all of you.


KAELYN ROTH,

SURGERY COORDINATOR, ASSISTANT TO DR. ELLSTROM

Kaelyn joined our practice in 2014. She quickly became the person in the back office everyone went to when they had a question or needed to solve a problem. She loves to learn new things and challenge herself and has found here at NBDPS opportunities to grow from Medical Assistant to managing the back office, and surgical coordinator and assistant to Dr. Ellstrom since 2016. She is dedicated to our patients and constantly strives to provide the best patient care. She tackles tasks with gusto and a happy disposition. Patients are comforted by her caring words and demeanor while getting confidence from her excellent comprehension of medical care.

CHERYL ZEMBOWER,

MID OFFICE

Cheryl brings to our practice 15 years of customer service skills. She often works behind the scenes posting patient payments, answering phones and scheduling appointments.  Cheryl is also the one we ask when we need to find something!  She has two beautiful sons and is currently attending school for her AA degree in Health Sciences. Cheryl is knowledgeable, helpful and a self-starter, all of which is an asset to our office.


CIANI GRAD,

BILLING AND BUSINESS MANAGER

Ciani has recently taken over all billing for our practice. She has been an integral part of the growth of Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery as she began with us working in front office answering phones and scheduling patients. She later added collections to her list of responsibilities and continued to work with our billing team answering questions and solving problems for patients. She moved into reconciling, banking, accounts payable and accounts receivable for our office efficiently and energetically.  Now she has taken over billing and brought it in-house and we are so grateful she is able to give our patients such great customer service with their billing questions and needs. Ciani has her master’s degree in teaching and 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.


NATALIE NEVIUS,

FRONT OFFICE

Natalie is a quick learner. Her experience working in the guest services industry in Laguna Beach has made her the sort of employee that is invaluable. She is always thinking about customer service and is thorough and detail-oriented. 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.


LISA PERONE,

FRONT OFFICE

Lisa is a welcome addition to the practice. Her smile is always ready and usually followed by a contagious laugh. Lisa answers phones, makes appointments, and keeps all your information up to date so we don’t have issues later with billing. She’s usually the first face you see when you enter the waiting room and her happy disposition makes everyone feel at home. She has three children and is a new grandma! She has been a successful salesperson and business owner. We’re sure sure you’ll agree Lisa is a fantastic addition to our team.


KAYLA BUI,

LEAD MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Kayla attended San Diego State University and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology: Pre-Physical Therapy in 2017. After graduating, Kayla worked in a PT clinic, volunteered, and shadowed in a variety of medical settings. Originally from Orange County, Kayla returned home and joined our team here at NBDPS. She is passionate about medicine and on the path to Physician Assistant school. Kayla is dedicated to our patients and is here to help with her positive attitude, extensive knowledge, and awesome communication. In her free time she enjoys indoor cycling, snowboarding, going to concerts, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.


CHLOE SILVA,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Chloe is a graduate from California State University, Fullerton where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in 2018. While attending CSUF she spent time volunteering for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an integrative medical office, and also interned at the Orange County Health Care Agency. She has experience working in the front office for an OB/GYN practice, bringing her current skills with her to NBDPS as a back office medical assistant. She is currently working toward her goal of becoming a Physician Assistant. In her free time she enjoys exercising, spending time outdoors, and socializing with family and friends. Chloe is passionate about providing quality patient care, and is excited to continue her learning in Dermatology from a dedicated and inspiring team of medical providers. Her friendly demeanor and willingness to help makes her a great addition to our team.


CAMILLE DAVEY,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Camille graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education Sciences from the University of California, Irvine in 2020. She enjoyed learning about children and behavior, however newly found interest in the medical field. Camille plans to apply to PA school in the next few years to ultimately pursue a career in the dermatology field. She has a passion for medicine, patient care, and working collaboratively. In our office you may find her assisting our PA-C, Jennifer Moller, and helping the back office in any way possible. She enjoys playing volleyball, going boating, and anything that has to do with the beach and the water! She’s had an amazing time learning about dermatology and how health care can help so many different people.


CLARA HA,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Clara is a graduate from California State University, Fullerton where she earned her degree in Health Science with a focus in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Spring of 2020. While she was at CSUF, Clara was involved in the Supplemental Instructors (SI) program, volunteered at several hospitals, and worked for a physical therapy clinic. Clara is passionate about science, problem-solving, and helping others. She hopes to pursue a career as a PA where she will be able to continue her love for patient care. During her free time she enjoys watching Netflix, going to the beach, trying/exploring new restaurants, and socializing with friends and family.


COLE HAMMOND,
MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Cole attended Concordia University Irvine and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with hopes of becoming a physician. While in college, Cole spent time Volunteering at St. Joseph Hospital, as well as working on research in both ecology and microbiology. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Cole enjoys outdoor adventures. He also loves traveling, concerts, and watching classic movies. He is excited to meet and interact with every NBDPS patient, hoping to bring the best and brightest care every day. In our office, Cole will be assisting Dr. McNeill and Dr. Lewallen, bringing you the best in patient care. He will likely bring you to your exam room, take your history and get


COSETTE,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Cosette is currently attending the University of Arizona to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and is currently working towards nursing or PA school for post-graduation. Before coming to NBDPS Cosette volunteered at a nonprofit organization in Arizona with animals and also completed getting her certification as a phlebotomist to begin her journey in healthcare. Originally from Orange County, she returned home to finish school online and in her free time enjoys playing volleyball, staying active, and spending time with friends and family. She is very passionate about providing excellent patient care, is very excited and eager to learn from her peers, and has greatly enjoyed her experience thus far in this practice.


TATUM WELSH,

SUMMER/WINTER HELP

Tatum is currently attending California State University, Long Beach, and plans on graduating in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Before coming to NBDPS, Tatum spent her time volunteering at St. Mary’s Hospital with the COPE Health Scholars Program. Originally from Long Beach, Tatum enjoys spending time with family and friends and working with children in her spare time. She is passionate about healthcare, science and medicine, and providing patients with the best quality care. She is eager to learn more about dermatology and customer service while working alongside her peers and providers here in the office.


MARINA,

FRONT OFFICE

Marina is currently attending California State University, San Jose, and plans on graduating in the Spring of 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration on Child and Adolescent Development. At SJSU, she is involved in the Pre-PA Society and is eager to learn more about dermatology. She is currently working towards becoming a Physician’s Associate. In her free time, she loves hot yoga,  new foods/restaurants, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.  Her happy disposition brings a lightness to the front office and she’s always looking for more to do, helping her peers and ready for any challenge.


MARK,

FRONT OFFICE

Mark is a graduate at California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Kinesiology, Pre-Allied Health. Prior to NBDPS, Mark has worked as an aide at a local PT clinic, volunteered at St. Jude’s Hospital, and was a scribe for the Emergency Department over at Mission Hospital. Currently, he is applying to PA school to focus on pursuing a career as a Physician Associate to learn more about Dermatology and Emergency Medicine. Mark is an avid learner and is always looking for ways to assist others. Some of his interests include basketball, movies/television, and discovering new places to eat. He also loves meeting new people and is happy to be a part of the NBDPS team!


JENNIFER W,

FRONT OFFICE

Jennifer is one of the newest additions to the team but not new to our practice. Jennifer has been a long-time client and was excited for the opportunity to join the team. Returning to work after a long stint as a stay-at-home mother, Jennifer brings her love of customer service and working with people to our office. She is energetic, detail-oriented, and loves to be busy. Jennifer lives in Corona Del Mar with her husband of 21 years and their two almost-grown sons and in her free time enjoys playing tennis.


CASSIE NGUYEN

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Cassie is a second-year college student studying Biology. She first discovered her interest in healthcare immediately after high school from a mission trip to the Hogar Peniel Orphanage in Mexicali and her previous role as a float nightshift Senior Hospital Assistant at UCI Medical Center where she shifted throughout 9 various units. She also spent her time as a UCLA Certified Health Scholar at Kaiser Permanente Irvine for over 300 hours. Cassie also is heavily involved with teaching students from being a Youth Ministry leader at her church where she engages in activities with the students and from her previous role as an Assistant Teacher at Children’s World Preschool. While attending school, she is involved in the Disabled Student Note Taking and Service program and the Future Medical Professionals club. Outside of academics, she enjoys competing in the Vietnamese Alliance Youth Ministry volleyball tournament, weight lifting, and spending time with her dog. She plans to apply to PA school in 2024 and is continuing her education through the Summer Health Professions Internship at Western University


ALEX MALHOTRA,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Alex is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology, and minored in Chemistry. He is also a proud graduate of Santa Barbara City College, where he earned his A.S. in Biomedical Sciences. While attending CSULB, he worked as a researcher in an organic chemistry lab. He is currently applying to medical school and one day hopes to be an orthopedic surgeon. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, painting, weight lifting, and building computers. He’s the tallest member of our team, but don’t be intimidated! He’s a giant teddy bear.


CAITLIN NGUYEN,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Caitlin is a graduate of University of California, Irvine where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences in the spring of 2020. She discovered her passion for healthcare while shadowing and volunteering at St. Jude’s Urgent Care. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering as a youth leader at her church. She is currently pursuing a career in nursing with the goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Caitlin assists Jennifer Moller, PA-C with treatments and procedures.


RACHEL SLENDER,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Rachel attended UC Berkeley where she earned a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with a minor in Disability Studies. She graduated in May 2021, traveled to Costa Rica and Mexico, and began working at NBDPS shortly after. While at Berkeley, Rachel found her passion for working with children after volunteering at the YMCA and shadowing a pediatrician. In her free time, she loves to cook, snowboard, shop and go to the beach. While Rachel’s career in the medical field has just begun, she has already learned so much working alongside the NBDPS crew. She looks forward to a lifelong career being able to use her accumulated knowledge to help others improve their quality of life.


GRACE BODINE,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Grace is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Psychology in the spring of 2018. She is also a graduate of Golden West College where she earned her Associates of Science in Mathematics. She discovered her interest in the medical field during the Covid-19 pandemic and began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a rehabilitation center. Grace plans to apply to PA school in 2026 to pursue a career in dermatology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, going to the beach, and spending time with friends. She is happy that her journey into the field of dermatology began at NBPDS


ADITYA IYENGAR,  (AKA: OTTIE)

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Aditya graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in mathematics, originally intending to pursue graduate studies in said subject. However, his significant experience tutoring hundreds of students and his own personal experiences drove him to make a late pivot into healthcare, a field he feels will enable him to combine his love for learning and service to enable people to be at their healthiest and best. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching movies/shows, sports, cycling, and more.


KAYLINN MURAN,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Kaylinn graduated with distinction from Sonoma State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2020. While she was attending SSU, she was involved many extracurricular activities including the Pre-Health professions club, being the Tresurer and eventually the Vice President of the Biology Club and spent her time volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in association with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Kaylinn exercised her love for the sciences by becoming a Teaching Assistant for Sonoma State’s Human Anatomy course. After graduating, she returned to her hometown of Newport Beach and became an Emergency Department Scribe at Hoag Hospital. She hopes to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant and continue her passion for medicine by providing the patients with a friendly and comfortable atmosphere where they can receive the best quality of care. Outside of work, Kaylinn enjoys attending concerts, spending time with friends and family, and traveling to different countries.


NADINE BEN ROMDHANE,

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Nadine is a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and a minor in Medical Humanities. Nadine conducted scientific research throughout all four years of her undergraduate education as part of a bench cancer biology lab as well as a clinical dermatology lab, earning Excellence in Research and the Chancellor’s Award of Distinction. Nadine also has extensive experience giving back to the community, as the founder of the COVID-19 Outreach Program for Anteaters and the Associate Director of a start-up that brought virtual clinical shadowing to over 40,000 nationwide pre-health students during the pandemic. Nadine brings these experiences to NBDPS in her role as medical assistant for both Dr. McNeill and Dr. Lewallen and has thoroughly enjoyed interacting with patients and learning more about dermatological conditions and treatments. Nadine is excited to continue working towards her goal of becoming a physician as she begins medical school in the fall of 2022. A couple fun facts about Nadine include that she is an advanced-level competitive windsurfer and is fluent in four languages.


BRIANNA ACEVEDO,

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Brianna is a graduate from Chapman University where she earned two Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Marketing and Accounting. While attending Chapman, she worked as a teaching assistant and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Her past experience at a large marketing agency equips her with the polished skills to manage and grow our social media presence. She is also conducting research in consumer behavior with one of her former professors, and is currently working toward her goal of earning her MBA. Her goal is to own a PR firm in the cosmetic or sports industry. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, and reading. She’s among the newest members of our team but has already earned her place in the hearts of all the staff here at NBDPS.