Richard L. Averitte, Jr., MD
Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Medical and Surgical Dermatology
Dr. Richard L. Averitte Jr., is the founding physician of Affiliated Dermatology, which was established in July, 2002. Dr. Averitte received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Averitte completed his internship in internal medicine at Summa Health System. Dr. Averitte completed his dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland. He served as the chief resident in Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Averitte is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Life Sciences at University of Toledo, Clinical Assistant Professor, TGen, Integrated Cancer Genomics, Clinical Instructor, Division of Clinical Education, Midwestern University, and a member of Midwestern University Glendale Research and Library Committee. Dr. Averitte is the founder of the Arizona Skin Cancer Foundation, a board member ofSusan G. Komen Arizona and a board member of the American Liver Foundation, Southwest Division, (2012-2013). Professional memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Mohs Surgery, the American Medical Association, the American Telemedicine Association and the Arizona Bio Industry Association. Dr. Averitte was a member of the Ventana 2013 Tucson Symposium, Melanoma Advisory Board.
Christine C. Lin, MD
Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Medical and Surgical Dermatology
Dr. Christine Lin joined Affiliated Dermatology in December, 2005 after practicing in Westlake Village, California for four years. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Massachusets Institute of Technology and her medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Her internship in internal medicine was completed at the UCLA-San Fernando Valley Program in Sylmar, California. Dr. Lin completed her dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland. She served as the chief resident in Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Lin is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Professional memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Mohs Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Jason A. Barr, DO
Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Medical and Surgical Dermatology
Dr. Jason Barr joined Affiliated Dermatology in July, 2006. Dr. Barr received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His internal medicine internship was completed at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, Pennsylvania. Dr. Barr completed his dermatology residency at Arizona Desert Dermatology Midwestern University in Kingman, Arizona. Dr. Barr is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. Professional memberships include the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Medical Association.
Yebabe M. Mengesha, MD
Dermatopathology, Medical and Surgical Dermatology
Dr. Yebabe Mengesha joined Affiliated Dermatology in October, 2007. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona. He completed a transitional internship at Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and his dermatology residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He also completed a dermatopathology fellowship with Bernard Ackerman, M.D., at Columbia University St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York. Dr. Mengesha is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology. Professional memberships include the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, the International Society of Dermatopathology, and the American Society of Dermatopathology.
Travis S. Lam, DO
Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Medical and Surgical Dermatology
Dr. Travis Lam joined Affiliated Dermatology in August, 2010. He received his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as a master’s degree in biomedical science at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Lam’s medical degree was granted by Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Lam completed his traditional internship at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Richmond Heights, Ohio. He completed his dermatology residency at University Hospitals Case Western Reserve Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Lam is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. Professional memberships include the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology.
Brooke Blumetti, DO
Medical and Surgical Dermatology
Dr. Brooke Blumetti joined Affiliated Dermatology in July, 2011. She received her undergraduate degree in biology at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Dr. Blumetti’s medical degree was granted by Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Blumetti completed her traditional rotating internship at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Richmond Heights, Ohio. She completed her dermatology residency at Michigan State University Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. Dr. Blumetti is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. Professional memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Genevieve L. Egnatios, MD
Medical and Surgical Dermatology
Dr. Genevieve L. Egnatios joined Affiliated Dermatology in September, 2012. She received her undergraduate degree in physics and economics from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. After a career in the computer software industry, she attended Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where she obtained her medical degree. Dr. Egnatios trained at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, for both transitional internship and dermatology, serving as chief resident. She then completed her dermatopathology fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology. Professional memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatopathology, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.
Dustin Mullens, DO
Dr. Dustin Mullens began his residency training at Affiliated Dermatology in July of 2016. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Dr. Mullens received his doctorate degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus. Following graduation, Dr. Mullens completed his internship training at OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital in Athens, OH. His professional memberships include the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society. Dr. Mullens will be training with Affiliated Dermatology for the next two years.
Mitchell Manway, DO
Dr. Manway completed a one year clinical research fellowship at Affiliated Dermatology and then began his residency training in July 2017. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Manway then earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Following graduation, he completed a traditional internship at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida. He later went on to work at the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research in Aventura, Florida as a Dermatology Fellow. He is an active member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. Dr. Manway will be training with Affiliated Dermatology for the next three years.
Andrew Newman, DO
Dr. Newman began his residency training with Affiliated Dermatology in July 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Physiology from California State University- Long Beach, CA. He then spent 2 years studying pharmaceuticals at the University of Southern California before completing his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University- CA. Dr. Newman then trained at Mclaren-Oakland Hospital in Michigan where he completed his medical internship. He has certified advanced training in cosmetic injectables by MEDaesthetics Training. In addition to caring for his patients, he enjoys making music on guitar and piano or playing a round of golf with his friends and colleagues. Dr. Newman will be training with Affiliated Dermatology for the next three years.
David Lemchak, DO
Clinical Research Fellow
Dr. Lemchak began a clinical research fellowship with Affiliated Dermatology in July 2017. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He then earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at their Seton Hill campus in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Following graduation, he completed a traditional rotating internship at UPMC Altoona in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.
Sara Hartman, MHS, PA-C
Sara Hartman received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Arizona State University. After being granted Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship for Biology Research in her last 2 years at Arizona State University she then completed her Masters in Health Science at Drexel-Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2007. She also had obtained her Physician Assistant Certification through her studies at Drexel-Hahnemann University. Sara has been licensed physician assistant through the Arizona Board of Medicine and board certified through the National Commission Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) since 2007. Sara has several years of experience in both urgent care and family medicine in which her passion for treating dermatologic conditions developed. She was trained in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology at Affiliated Dermatology. Sara was born in Minnesota but calls Arizona home as she has spent the majority of her life here in the Valley of the Sun. Besides dedicating her time seeing patients, she enjoys outings with her family and outdoor activities.
Kimberly Boerner, PA-C
Kimberly Boerner was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Arizona State University in 2010. She gained experience working in health care as a Medical Assistant in various fields including Obstetrics and Gynecology and Internal Medicine. In 2013, she moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to complete her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Keiser University. In addition to her passion of working with patients, Kimberly enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.
Carmen Rayis, PA-C
Carmen Rayis received her bachelor’s degree in microbiology with a minor in chemistry and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona. Carmen received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University, graduating the top of her class, with board scores in the top 1% of the country. Upon graduation in August 2009, she was awarded the PA Program Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Carmen is licensed to practice medicine through the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants and board certified through the National Commission Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) since 2009. Her clinical experience includes general and cosmetic dermatology and urgent care medicine. Carmen has also held a faculty position of Instructor at A.T. Still University Physician Assistant Program instructing PA students in dermatology and other clinical medicine courses. For the past several years, she has specialized in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine, and is an advanced injector of neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Professional memberships include the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. When she isn’t treating patients, Carmen enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and attending theater performances.
Samantha M. Zunich, MMS, PA-C
Samantha Zunich received her Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005, which is where her interest in academic research also began. She continued her involvement in research at UIUC and thereafter at Lurie Children's Research Center in Chicago, which allowed her to contribute to several peer-reviewed publications as both co-author and primary author. Samantha then went on to complete her Physician Assistant studies at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2012. She started her PA career at the University of Chicago practicing Otolaryngology for the past three and a half years. She is certified as a Physician Assistant through the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants since 2012 and licensed to practice medicine by the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants. She was trained in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology at Affiliated Dermatology. Samantha was born and raised in Chicago but is excited to call Arizona her new home and Dermatology her new passion. Outside of caring for patients, she enjoys outdoor activities including biking and hiking.
Meghan Dickerson, MMS, PA-C
Meghan Dickerson was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona and is proud to be a native Arizonan. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Physiology from the University of Arizona in 2008 and 2010, respectively. In 2014, she earned her Master’s in Medical Science from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ and has since worked in urgent care medicine. Meghan is excited to follow her passion for dermatology at Affiliated Dermatology. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages with a variety of skin issues. She is a member of the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology of Physician Assistants. In her free time, Meghan can be found playing with her dogs or spending time with family.
Sean Lloyd, PA-C
Sean Lloyd is a licensed and board certified Physician Assistant in Arizona, Colorado and Utah. He has been licensed to practice medicine through the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants since 2015 and board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) since 2010. He received his bachelor’s degree in behavioral science with an emphasis in psychology from Utah Valley University in 2005. He received his Master of Science and Physician Assistant certificate, with surgical specialization, from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. He trained at several prestigious Manhattan hospitals including the New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has a passion for both general and cosmetic dermatology and is a Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and a member of the Arizona Dermatology Physician Assistant Society and the Colorado Society of Dermatology Professionals. Sean was born and raised in Utah and his wife Jill is a native Arizonan and they are proud to now call Arizona home. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking and camping with his 3 sons and mountain biking with his wife. Sean speaks both Spanish and Portuguese.
Farah Abunab, PA-C
Farah graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University in 2013, with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry. She worked in many healthcare industries including Orthopedics before completing her Master’s of Physician Assistant studies at Northern Arizona University, where she was a 5-time scholarship award recipient. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Farah has a passion for healing and caring for patients, and is determined to provide high quality care and compassion. When she is not treating patients, she can be found spending time with loved ones and friends, playing with her dogs, working out and traveling. Originally from Michigan, she and her fiancé are excited to call Arizona their new home.
Mary Jo Colorafi, FNP-C
Allergy and Patch Testing
Mary Jo Colorafi has been in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology for the past 25 years in multiple levels of internal medicine, family practice and emergency medicine environments. She holds a Masters of Science degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner that she earned in 2002 upon graduating Summa Cum Laude from the College of Nursing at North Arizona University. Mary Jo is currently a doctoral student studying to earn her PhD in Nursing. She has also taken part in applied research projects assessing the management of adult asthmatic conditions and allergies. Mary Jo is a strong patient advocate who enjoys helping patients achieve better health through continuing patient education. She believes that patients should understand their conditions and options for treatment in order to make informed healthcare decisions and improve their quality of life.
Outside of work, Mary Jo is involved in the Wounded Warrior organization which provides artificial limbs and important resources to wounded veterans so that they may regain both physical and emotional health to live full lives after war. She has three grown children and is one of thirteen children who all remain loyal Husker fans in Nebraska. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors, hiking, biking and enjoying the company of family and friends. Her motto is to “Always find something to smile about, it inspires others to find joy in a single second”.
Jennifer Garrick, FNP-C
Jennifer Garrick received undergraduate degrees in Education from Brigham Young University and in Nursing from Regis University, graduating summa cum laude at the top of her class. She has worked as an RN in the Neonatal ICU and the Operating Room. She completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Brigham Young University in 2015, receiving several scholarships during her studies. She worked in Family Practice for one year before coming to Affiliated Dermatology. Jennifer is passionate about cancer prevention and treatment and is dedicated to delivering excellent care with compassion. Her interests include spending time with her husband and children, traveling, biking, interior design, and reading.
Ki'ilani Buczkowski, FNP-C
Ki’ilani Buczkowski is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed in the state of Arizona. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees through Grand Canyon University, earning her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner certificate, with an additional post graduate certificate in Nursing Education. Ki’ilani practiced in family practice and emergency department settings before joining Affiliated Dermatology, where she received her training in general dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and currently serves as adjunct faculty at Grand Canyon University. Kiilani is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to all patients with a holistic approach, and is passionate about utilizing her medical skills to help patients attain healthy and beautiful skin.
Claire Magnolo, PA-C
Claire moved to Phoenix in 1991 from her home state of Kentucky. In 1999, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from AT Still University as part of their 3rd Physician Assistant graduating class. Since then, she has worked in Phoenix as a Physician Assistant. She has also taught as a guest lecturer at AT Still University and taught PA students as part of their clinical rotations. Claire’s interest in Dermatology developed during her first year of PA school. She loves taking care of patients and making sure all of their concerns are addressed. Claire is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since 1999. When not working, Claire enjoys time with her husband and son, especially hiking and camping. She also is a cellist with the Tempe Symphony Orchestra in which she has played since 1991.
Skyler Soares, RN, BSN
Skyler was born and raised in California and moved to Arizona to complete her nursing degree. Skyler received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing here in Phoenix, Arizona with a passion for dermatology. Skyler is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and has worked in dermatology and plastic surgery for over seven years. Skyler also holds an Aesthetician license and specialized in cosmetic skin care concerns. As both an Aesthetician and RN, Skyler has the knowledge to offer our patients a wide variety of treatments ranging from skin care consultations to aesthetic injections. Skyler is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association as well as the American Nurses Association. Skyler enjoys being active in the community and is a volunteer at Save the Family here in Arizona. Outside of work Skyler enjoys spending time with her friends and family, trying new restaurants, baking and walks with her dog Charles.
Mandi Wilson, RN
Mandi was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, completing her Associated Degree in Nursing in 2008. Since graduating, she has spent her time as an RN in medical oncology, home health, hospice, and has focused primarily on aesthetic nursing for the past four years. Mandi has obtained multiple certifications throughout her aesthetics career including laser certification, tattoo removal, broad band light for photofacials, Coolsculpting, ultherapy, neuromodulators, and dermal filler. She enjoys assisting everyone look and feel their very best. Mandi enjoys spending time with her family, baking, visiting the beach, and watching movies.
Rita Rayis, LE, CLT
Rita has been a Licensed Aesthetician for 11 years, during that time she has gained knowledge and experience in many aspects of skincare. Prior to starting her career in aesthetics, Rita attended the University of Arizona and obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology. Her passion for skin health drove her to pursue her career in becoming an aesthetician. Since 2006, Rita has been working in varies areas within the skincare industry including: education and training, day spas, and medical spas. She is knowledgeable and certified in several modalities such as: cosmetic lasers, microneedling and skin resurfacing. Her passion for knowledge in the ever-evolving industry ensures that she stays informed with the latest technologies and cutting edge treatments, which is why she feels continual education is crucial. She believes skin health is achieved by combining technologically advanced products and treatments with results orientated therapies in her skin treatments. When Rita isn’t practicing aesthetics she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, experiencing new places and staying active.
Jessie Heiler, LE, CMLT
Jessie has been a licensed Aesthetician and Laser Technician since 2014. Prior to joining Affiliated Dermatology, Jessie worked at a med spa, where she gained most of her laser experience and industry knowledge. She dreamed about working in dermatology, as skin and laser treatment is her passion. Before working in skin care, Jessie was in the restaurant business for 12 years, providing her with extensive customer service experience. She enjoys meeting new people and assisting patients with their skin care needs. When she's not working, Jessie loves spending time with her children and family trips to their cabin in Northern Arizona. She is also a huge Minnesota Vikings fan, Go Vikings!!
Ashley McDaniel, MA, CLT
Ashley joined Affiliated Dermatology in 2013 as a medical assistant extern. Ashley gained on the job training at our office after attending Allen School of Health Sciences for Medical Assisting. Ashley was chosen as student of the month and valedictorian while attending this school. She gained interest in Aesthetics as the department at Affiliated Dermatology began to expand. She then attended National Laser Institute in the fall of 2016, gaining her certification in laser hair removal, IPL photo facial, radio frequency, skin tightening, and microneedling. Ashley was trained by an aesthetician at Affiliated Dermatology in PCA products and treatments. Ashley is currently enrolled in Steiner Institue of Aesthetics and working towards her official aesthetician licensing to further her education and career goals. When she is not studying, her hobbies include writing music, singing, and performing for live audiences.