Meet Our Team

Meet the experienced professionals at DermFx! Our experienced team is always ready to answer your questions about all of our treatments and procedures. Schedule a FREE consultation today and discover how we can help you look your very best with our state-of-the-art beauty services! Ask us about our specials.

DermFx – Providers

Erin Alonso, R.N.P., M.S.N., F.N.P.

Erin Alonso is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 20 years of experience in aesthetic medicine and non-surgical laser treatments. Her passion is utilizing multiple modalities to help patients achieve their best look using fillers, neurotoxins, lasers, radio frequency, ultrasound, and nutrition. She is revered as a pioneer in the aesthetics industry with a history of training the world’s top-tier cosmetic surgeons, physician assistants, and nurses for Allergan, Medicis, Bioform, Suneva, and McGhan. Erin is committed to providing state-of-the-art aesthetic solutions coupled with a deep commitment to compassionate care. Her north star driving focus is making the world a better place, be it with her patients’ anti-aging mission, rescuing animals, or spending time with her children, Erin lives a life of purpose of helping others succeed. Another effort close to Erin’s heart is working with the orphaned children. 

Caitlin Rota, N.P.

Caitlin is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach. Over the past seven years, she has participated in various trainings in injectables and laser treatments and incorporates latest techniques into her treatments. She has developed many long lasting relationships with her patients by delivering effective and natural outcomes. Caitlin has a very gentle touch, calm demeanor and eye for perfection.

Shannon Alexander, R.N.

Shannon Alexander has been with DermFx since 2004, affording her the opportunity to see firsthand the advancements in laser technology and growth in the business. There have been many exciting changes, and she looks forward to seeing more. Shannon likes to say that she has shared most of her “major” life experiences with DermFx, its staff, and clients. She became a wife, graduated from UCI in 2007, became a mother, and went back to school to become a Registered nurse all while enjoying her time here. When she is not at one of the DermFx locations, you will find her playing tag with the kids, at Disneyland, and spending time with her family.

Cathy Gillett, R.N.

Cathy has been a Registered Nurse for nearly 2 decades. She received her Nursing Degree locally at Golden West College and has a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Irvine. She started her career in the Emergency Room and has remained in Critical Care Nursing in Interventional Radiology. Cathy began working as an aesthetic nurse since 2002 and has been with the Dermfx family since 2010. Her passion is to make her patients look and feel naturally beautiful. She believes in using multiple modalities and the latest and greatest technology that we have here at Dermfx to create the best results and patient experience. 

Rachael Rippee, R.N.

Rachael has always had a passion for skincare and anti-aging. She loves helping patients design their own perfect, personalized skincare plan and enjoys finding just the right mix of treatments to achieve great results. Beginning Rachael’s career, she was a medical aesthetician and surgical technician for a highly reputable cosmetic surgeon where she spent 10 years performing patient consultations, treating various skin concerns and assisting with numerous cosmetic procedures that would address her patients anti-aging needs. Having a strong aesthetic eye, Rachael decided to continue her education and become a registered nurse. She really takes the time to understand each patient’s specific needs, listens and responds appropriately to achieve the desired outcome. Outside of Dermfx Rachael is chasing around her twin toddlers and spending time with family. “My three favorite treatments at DermFx are Scarlett, Fraxel & Injectables.” You can find her on instagram @rachael_rn.

Jaselle Medellin, BSN, RN

Jaselle started her DermFx journey in 2012 as a medical assistant in the back office. She worked closely with DermFx nurses and patients for 5 years and was able to learn and develop a passion for aesthetics. She graduated nursing school in 2017 and went on to work at an emergency department and outpatient surgery for 4 years to learn as much as possible. However, her love for aesthetics never left her heart and she missed the aesthetic world and her DermFx family. Jaselle decided to join the DermFx team once again, as a nurse this time, in 2021. She is passionate about making her patients feel good about themselves and giving them that little boost of confidence. She enjoys listening to her patients needs in order to determine customized treatment plans that deliver optimal results.

Ayah Bitar, M.S.N, F.N.P-C

Ayah started her journey as an aesthetic injector and Nurse Practitioner by getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and then furthered her education obtaining a Master’s Degree in Nursing. After practicing at Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Ayah completed a certification as Family Nurse Practitioner where she then trained and practiced in the art of medical aesthetics, facial contouring, and skin care.

Ayah loves what she does and loves her clients even more. Consulting with her patient’s to understand their personalized aesthetic goals and make them come to life brings great pleasure to Ayah. She believes each individual is beautiful in their own way and for that she strives to provide the highest quality of aesthetic care to enhance beauty, help boost self-confidence, and improve quality of life for each of her patients.

In Ayah’s spare time, when she’s not traveling with her husband, she’s always looking for a new recipe to cook up in the kitchen! You can find her on Instagram @skinandglam

Callan Lisker, B.S.N, R.N.

Callan Lisker earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Cal State University San Marcos and has been a nurse for over a decade. Her nursing degree began with specializing in the Neonatal ICU. Since pursuing her passion for Aesthetics in 2016, she has worked directly with various Plastic Surgeon’s in their private practices in Newport Beach as well as assisting numerous surgeons in the OR, at a surgery center in Orange County. Callan brings her gentlest touch and the love of Aesthetics to Dermfx. Callan holds a certification in Aesthetic and Dermatology Nursing through the College of Medical Aesthetics. You can find Callan on Instagram @callan_aesthetic_rn

Chelsey Ciasulli, R.N.

Chelsey earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing and is currently studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She fell in love with the aesthetic side of nursing and loves being able to make her patient’s feel beautiful! Chelsey has been with DermFx over the past 5 years and loves helping her patients achieve natural results. Aside from her love of aesthetics, over the past few years she has worked in various units treating patients within the hospital. Chelsey loves connecting with her patients on a personal level and creating great-long lasting relationships!

Christie Macabuhay, B.S.N, R.N.

Christie, originally from Santa Cruz earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at California State Dominguez Hills where she excelled in the program, receiving Dean’s List recognition. Her passion for aesthetic nursing led her to specialize in lasers for skin rejuvenation and skin care. Christie has not stopped there; she has received exceptional training with injectables and continues to expand her expertise. Not only is she a trainer and educator of lasers, she is one of the hardest working and dedicated nurses. In her career, she hopes to make people feel beautiful, confident and create relationships with her clients that last a lifetime. You can find her aesthetic social media page on Instagram @aestheticRN_Christie.

Kristina Plant, R.N.

Kristina Plant is a Registered Nurse, accredited from Golden West College and now specializing in Aesthetics with the team of Dermfx. Kristina began her journey at California State University of Long Beach, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Degree. Prior to her path to nursing, Kristina taught and found purpose teaching special education students. Kristina’s background and education is diverse in that she lived and went to school in England.

Kristina holds a certification in Coolsculpting among her top “go to” modalities of injectables, Agnes and Scarlet. Her passion and guiding light is found in serving the people she is honored to meet.

When Kristina isn’t with her “family” at Dermfx, she can be found experiencing the adrenaline in flatbottom boats, motorsports and living life to the fullest, “One Day at a Time”. You can find Kristina on Instagram @kristinaplant.dermfx

Vanessa Moreno, B.S.N., R.N.

Vanessa has been a nurse since 2012. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at CSULA. She has been an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist since 2016. She started her nursing career in helping low income families receive medical care from a nonprofit organization. She later moved on to be a Los Angeles County nurse for 3 years specializing in stroke, spinal cord, and traumatic brain injury.

Her passion is in aesthetic and strives to leave her patients looking their best self with confidence and to provide her patient with excellent care. Some of her favorite treatments are Scarlet radio frequency, Microneedling, and Fraxel for skin rejuvenation. Her favorite procedure to perform are Botox and fillers on the cheeks and lips. You can find Vanessa on Instagram @vanessarn_injector

Celeste Smith, R.N.

Erica Escarciga

Erica has 8 years of experience as a Medical Aesthetician in the aesthetic Industry. She’s worked in medical spas, plastic surgery offices, and day spas, offering her a diverse set of skills and a distinct perspective. Erica is a specialist in skincare, body contouring, and all things beauty. Erica has extensive experience working for the country’s leading Coolsculpting provider. Erica has completed advanced training such as The Master Coolsculpting program. She is also a Faculty Trainer for Coolsculpting, which allows her to train Coolsculpting providers across America. Erica works closely with her clients, providing them with open, honest, and dependable treatment regimens that provide tangible results. Erica believes it’s not just a treatment, it’s a journey to become the best version of you. Erica is dedicated to making her clientele look and feel their best. When she isn’t treating clients, she is instructing staff on how to appropriately consult and treat clients for the best possible outcomes. She enjoys continuing her education by attending classes on a continuous basis. Erica enjoys spending time with her family, running, being outside (with SPF, of course), and reading when she is not at work.

Catherine Ortiz

treatments since 2017. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2016, has a background in not only her passion, aesthetics, but also Intensive Care.
Catherine is passionate about helping patients look and feel their best and provides an individualized approach to treating patients.
Catherine consistently seeks knowledge in the aesthetic field and takes training courses frequently to keep up with her skills. She is experienced in many laser treatments, neurotoxins, dermal fillers and collagen stimulants.

Jessica Ochoa

Jessica Ochoa has a Bachelor of Science in nursing and has been doing aesthetics for the last 5 years and loves it! It’s been Jessica’s passion to get into aesthetics since the beginning of her nursing career, so she feels at home at DermFx. She is passionate about making her patients feel confident, and beautiful and leaving them with natural results. Book your next appointment with Jessica so she can provide you with an individual skin assessment and help come up with a specific skin regimen that will help you achieve your goals!

Lauren Rodriguez

Nina Shu

Nina Shu received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2016 from West Coast University. She has been in the medical field for over 10 years, working as a front office receptionist, medical assistant, and Registered Nurse. She fell in love with aesthetic side of nursing because she loves to make her clients feel confident and beautiful by enhancing their own natural beauty. Her passion for aesthetics sparked after she got her first lip filler — which is why she loves giving her clients beautiful lips! Nina’s favorite treatment is the Photofacial, she loves how it leaves her skin looking so flawless and blemish free without any makeup! On her day off, you can catch her hiking up Signal Hill with her daughter and 2 pugs!

Management

Martha Hein

Martha began her career at DermFx as a patient consultant. Her experience in the cosmetic surgery field led her to DermFx to follow her passion for aesthetics. With over ten years of experience in the beauty industry, she still strives to understand patient needs and beauty goals. Her goal is to always make patients feel welcome and that they are part of the DermFx family! 

What are your favorite treatments? fraxel
What are your purse must-haves? Lipgloss and mints
What is your favorite shoe? Nike

Jana Perry

Jana began working at DermFx as the Operations Manager in February 2008. She brings with her an extensive history of medical management and operation management in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgeries. As operations manager, she efficiently coordinates and organizes office staff, schedules and oversees the day-to-day operations of DermFx. As a Southern California native, she enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her golden retriever.

What are your favorite treatments? CO2 Laser Resurfacing
What are your purse must-haves? Lipstick
What is your favorite shoe? Valentino 

Director Of Marketing

Megan Farquhar

Megan joined the DermFx team in 2016 as the Director of Marketing and takes pride in her efforts towards business strategy, branding, social media and customer care. She also enjoys managing and overseeing events, website and app development and advertising campaigns. In 2011, Megan graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in both Journalism and Communication Studies. Born and raised in Southern California, she has a passion for the outdoors and fitness. When Megan isn’t chasing the latest aesthetic trends, she’s cooking, spending time with her family or at the beach. 

What are your favorite treatments? CoolSculpting, SmoothBeam for acne and pores, and Dysport. 
What are your purse must-haves?  Dior Addict Lip Glow and Sunglasses
What is your favorite shoe? Gucci stilettos, but I’m usually in sandals because we live by the beach!