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Our Administrative team are the glue that hold Dermatology Partners together and are responsible for its growth and success.
VP of Growth & Business Development
Andrew Kay is the Vice President of Growth & Business Development at Dermatology Partners. Andrew graduated from Drexel Universit's LeBow College of Business with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Legal Studies. A few years later while working for the Department of Defense he went back to school at night to receive his MBA from Drexel University in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Prior to joining Dermatology Partners in 2021, his career was in government contracts, most recently at International SOS as the Global Director of Contracts and Compliance where he managed the TRICARE Overseas Program contract.
Andrew brings extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of corporate growth, operational process/procedures development and management, leadership, managing large teams and quality improvement. In his role as Vice President of Growth & Business Development, Andrew focuses on assisting in overseeing and identifying efficiencies with current operations and working to continue the expansion and growth of Dermatology Partners.
Andrew currently resides in Blue Bell with his wife Michelle and son Marley. In his free time he enjoys attending concerts, spending time at the Margate beach, Philadelphia sports (including his Philly Spectrum S project), traveling and all things Philly.
Operations & IT Manager, Technology and Facilities
When Cesar’s original field of study, Mechanical Engineering didn’t work out, he switched over to his other passion – technology. He has been building state-of-the-art server and network systems for the last 10 years and enjoys testing IT framework resources to effectively and efficiently grow the enterprise. Cesar also strategizes and implements service provider partnerships as it relates to each individual office. He reports directly to the COO who he works in tandem with.
Cesar has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Management (ISAM), as well as various other IT certifications.
Outside of work, Cesar enjoys outdoor adventures. His passions include his faith, family, and friends. He has two children and is active in all of their activities and learning. In his spare time, he volunteers for a local nonprofit helping at risk youth in Berks County, the Million Youth Chess Club. He hopes to grow into a seasoned CIO one day.
Paula has a passion for helping people and the continual improvement of the HR process to build an exceptional and respected Human Resource department. She has successfully established a Human Resource department while maintaining HR best practice with minimal disruption to clinical and administrative services. Paula has supported and interfaced with diverse leadership teams and created efficiencies to ensure the continued success of the organization.
Paula lives in South Coventry with her husband, two sons and dog Rhino. When Paula is not working, she likes to spending time in the outdoors camping, gardening, working on home renovation projects, and crafting.
Michael's introduction to the medical industry was in 2006 as a dispatcher with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He then became the transportation supervisor and also worked as a CNA at Phoenixville Medical Center. While there, he made some great friends and was given an opportunity to join a small, but growing dermatology team in Douglassville. Five years later, he is now the manager of the in-house laboratory where he and his staff are responsible for processing approximately 95% of the biopsies that get sent from all of our offices. The lab has worked very hard to achieve a twenty-four-hour turnaround time while also maintaining a positive attitude through even the busiest of days.
In his free time, Mike enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and spending time with his kitty cat Sebastian (sea bass).
Christi was born in Pottstown and raised in the Birdsboro area. Her husband is retired Army and they have lived in Ft Bragg, NC and Clarksville, TN before retiring in Pottstown, PA to be near family in 2015, when Christi started at Dermatology Partners.
Christi fills the roles of surgical medical assistant in our Pottstown clinic for Dr. Barak. Christi also oversees all medical supply ordering, ensuring that all offices are appropriately provisioned on an ongoing basis.
She and her husband have two children, Dylan and Tyler, who keep them very busy with all their sports. They also enjoy traveling and kayaking.
Suzanne Strybuc is a senior level healthcare administrator with more than a 30 year history of managing multi-site organizations. This has included private physician practices such as: Hematology/Oncology; Gastroenterology and Primary Care. She has demonstrated expertise in front line operations and clinical workflow. Her skill set is particularly strong in procedure development, operational efficiencies and team building. Some of Suzanne’s accomplishments over the years have been operational reorganization. This has led to improved operational effectiveness, enhanced physician referrals and increased overall patient satisfaction.
Suzanne has a history of implementing centralized Call Centers for patient access that has included up to 25 providers and several locations. She has also initiated ground level implementation of office based pathology labs. Along with coordinating an intravenous infusion suite. She enjoys the challenge of practice moves and expansions.
Suzanne is a graduate of Katherine Gibbs School of Business and has studied at Holy Family University. She joined Dermatology Partners in 2019 and is extremely excited to be part of the management team.
In her down time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid Philly sports fan.
Ana brings more than 10 years of experience in general and surgical dermatology, training, and management to the team. Ana began her career in dermatology as a surgical tech on Dr. Shurman’s team before joining our Customer Service team as Medical Team Lead, helping to deliver biopsy results and answer medical-related patient inquiries. Most recently, Ana’s role has expanded to Medical Communications Manager. In addition to her role supporting patients, Ana manages the medical triage team in our headquarters and remotely at other locations. She is the lead on our virtual medical assistant program and pre-charting process, and oversees pathology logs, messages, and surgical scheduling for all of our locations.
Ana has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Business Management and always knew she wanted a career serving the community. In her free time, Ana enjoys spending time with her three children, going to amusement parks, cook outs, and spending time with friends and family.
Barbara began her journey with the Dermatology Partners family over 10 years ago. She joined our practice as a Medical Assistant for general dermatology and had the privilege of expanding her knowledge and assisting in surgical procedures, central surgical scheduling, and marketing. Over the years Barbara has proven to be loyal, dedicated, and passionate in providing excellent patient and customer care. She strives to improve and build a productive customer/patient focused team who are enthusiastically committed to achieving outstanding customer service standards. Her knowledge and experience in the field has made her a great fit to manage our company’s Patient Customer Service Team.
She is excited to be a part of the company’s rapid growth and ongoing success and looks forward to continuing her individual development and growth with the practice.
Outside of work, she loves volunteering for animal welfare and serving the less fortunate in her community. For peace and relaxation, she loves to walk the trails, read, and cook. Her best moments are those spent with her family, her dog, and 2 cats.
Jenna Mulligan, Front Desk Manager, is a local Berks Technical Institute graduate with a Specialized Business Degree in Electronic Health Records. Her passion is to provide superior customer service while being a key player in the essential daily functions of a successful and growing company. Jenna previously worked at an OB/GYN practice within the Tower Health network gaining crucial medical practice experience. Jenna wanted to let her creative personality and critical thinking shine through so she chose a different career direction and joined the Dermatology Partners team in 2019. Jenna strives to have a strong work ethic and pays close attention to detail. Her knowledge enforces being open minded when a situation arises and concludes all facts before addressing the task at hand. Jenna’s ongoing goal is to create efficiencies and consistently improve the overall patient experience by interfacing with multiple individuals.
Jenna maintains part-time employment of 10 years at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. When she is not working she likes to spend time with her family and friends, go shopping, bake, and dance. Her favorite candies are peanut M&Ms and Sour Patch Kids.
Maureen began her career in healthcare as an ER clerk with Divine Providence, where she worked for 10 years before joining the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as a Billing Specialist. After 15 years with UPMC, she relocated from the Pittsburgh area to Berks County and joined Dermatology Partners in 2017.
As one of our Billing Managers, Maureen has a passion for medical billing because it allows her to use her analytical and problem-solving skills to help people. She enjoys working directly with patients helping them to better understand their insurance plans. In her role, she assists patients with billing-related questions, helps to train new front desk staff, posts insurance payments, and helps providers navigate billing questions.
When Maureen is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her Rottweiler, Diesel. She enjoys listening to all types of music as her son is a musician.
Claims and Collections Manager
Stacey Michalowski is a Billing Supervisor for Dermatology Partners. She has 35 years of billing and collection experience. Stacey was employed with Dermatology Partners in the billing department from 2012-2016 and returned in November of 2018 to present.
The main thing she would like our patients to understand and know, is that the billing team is always here to help them with their questions. The insurance industry is ever changing and there are a lot of things that go on that people do not always understand or are not up to date with. We are always willing to help them understand these changes. Stacey has a strong people personality that never stops learning and striving to help others. These are qualities that she also looks for in her team.
Outside of work, Stacey is a part-time licensed Massage Therapist. Stacey enjoys the outdoors and traveling with her husband John to wineries across Pennsylvania as well as taking vacations to other states and countries. She has two children, two step children, and a handsome dog named Bernie.
Sydney Coleman joined Dermatology Partners in June 2021. Sydney received her BSN in Pharmaceutical Marketing from DeSales University. Her Marketing career has been most recently In the Universities division with Sodexo where her role was to manage the branding and promotional marketing operations for multiple University dining programs. Sydney has an interest in branding, promoting company efforts, as well as developing and growing relationships in the community.
Sydney currently resides in Pottstown and in her free time she enjoys coaching and directing youth basketball and field hockey leagues, teaching yoga and spending time with her husband Marcus, daughter Maisie, and son Kendrick.