A Team Focused on Your Skin Health

We strive to make every aspect of your visit with us pleasant and convenient. From your first phone call through your appointment, we are proud to offer a staff of knowledgeable, caring individuals who love what they do and address every patient with a warm and personal touch. Whether you’re seeking specialized medical attention or a surgical procedure for an acute skin problem, undergoing an in-depth preventive screening or consultation, or you simply enjoy a rejuvenating skin treatment, our primary objective is to always optimize and promote the immediate and long-term health of your skin. We can guarantee that at all times the most important person in the room will be you.

Dr. Alissa Lamoureux<br><em>Founder & Medical Director</em>

Dr. Alissa Lamoureux
Founder & Medical Director

Alissa Lamoureux, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dually board certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Lamoureux provides comprehensive medical care to her patients by incorporating her strong foundation in Internal Medicine of the care of her Dermatology patients.

Dr. Lamoureux received numerous accolades as an internal medicine physician, her goal was always to be a dermatologist. Treating skin, after all, is her passion. During her extensive dermatology training at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she worked with world-renowned medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologists, dermatopathologists, plastic surgeons, oncologists, and allergists. She participated in a the care of a diverse patient population and learned cutting edge techniques. Her vigorous training and extensive experience equipped her to start her own practice and be a success. Dr. Lamoureux enjoyed giving back to her community as a physician volunteer ringside at Junior Olympic Boxing events and as a volunteer Dermatology specialiast at Free Care Clinics in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Community and at annual American Academy of Dermatology free skin cancer screening events. Dr. Lamoureux was honored to present her research at the national conference of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. . She has been a featured international speaker to share her experience and insight into telemedicine and teledermatology. She authored an ebook on this topic that was provided across the world. She was also featured on today.com as an expert on telemedicine and its delivery during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Heather Galonzka, NP-C<br><em>Certified Nurse Practitioner</em>

Heather Galonzka, NP-C
Certified Nurse Practitioner

Heather Galonzka, NP-C, is a Certified Nurse Practitioner, a member of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. Heather attended The University of Massachusetts Boston, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation, she worked as a Registered Nurse for Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts. She then decided to further her career and pursue her dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She was accepted into the competitive Graduate School of Nursing (Adult Gerontology PCNP track) at UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. She excelled in her studies and was quick to advocate for herself, classmates and patients during this academic and clinical journey. Subsequently, she was presented with the Mary K. Alexander Academic Achievement and Leadership Award upon commencement in 2015.

Heather’s passion for Dermatology is long standing and developed prior to obtaining her graduate degree. She was fortunate to have an aunt who is a Physician Assistant in Dermatology and had allowed her to observe clinically throughout the years. By the time she was accepted into graduate school, it was clear to Heather that Dermatology was her calling. As Dermatology was not an available specialty track, Heather advocated for a Dermatology rotation, in addition to her rigorous educational and clinical curriculum. This allowed her to train under a well-studied and well-respected Dermatologist in Worcester, Massachusetts. Upon graduation, Heather accepted her first Dermatology position at The Dermatology Center of Worcester. She was incredibly fortunate to have extensive individualized training, which allowed her dreams of working in Dermatology to blossom.

During her time at The Dermatology Center of Worcester, Heather’s skill set evolved, and she developed meaningful long-standing relationships with many of her patients and their families. After The Dermatology Center of Worcester, Heather accepted a position with UMASS Dermatology as this brought promise of new challenge and professional growth. This position was abundant with obstacles as UMASS Dermatology is home to numerous patients with vastly complex medical histories and dermatological concerns. During her time with UMASS, Heather dedicated herself to making every patient feel important and heard, which was highlighted in her extraordinary patient reviews. While embracing the experience of an academic-based facility, Heather craved the intimacy that private practice offered. She knew that her long-term home would be in the private practice setting, as this more aligned with her priorities of providing patient-centered care and the comprehensive Dermatological experience. Heather joined the team at Skin Dermatology in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts in August 2021. Working closely with Dr. Alissa Lamoureux, she is dedicated to creating the best possible patient experience and highest quality care to our patients.

Heather is committed to expanding her skill set and is devoted to staying up to date on the latest research and Dermatological news. She treats a wide array of dermatology concerns, with Acne being her area of passion.

Monica Vargas, NP-C <br><em>Certified Nurse Practitioner</em>

Monica Vargas, NP-C
Certified Nurse Practitioner

Monica Vargas, NP-C, is a Certified Nurse Practitioner, a member of the New England Dermatological Society and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Monica attended Quinnipiac University, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation, she worked as a Registered Nurse for Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT, later working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was awarded the Nursing Excellence Award in 2014. Working in world-class hospitals made it clear that patient care is a constant field of learning and something that she wanted to experience as a provider. Monica decided to further her education and career, she was accepted and graduated from the Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner Program) at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Monica’s interest in dermatology began at Simmons College where she was drawn to Dermatology lectures and presentations. This interest blossomed into a love of all things dermatology as she decided this was the field of medicine she wanted to pursue. Upon graduation, Monica accepted a Dermatology position at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. At this prestigious hospital she was received the very best in dermatology and patient care training. One day a week she was selected to take part in a specialized pigmented lesion clinic, where she performed skin checks with mole mapping photos. Desiring professional growth, opportunity and autonomy in practice, she accepted a position at UMASS Dermatology. During her time at UMASS Dermatology she had the opportunity to partner and learn from some of the country’s most renowned dermatologists. The diversity of patient cases provided the confidence required to treat the most complex of dermatological conditions. In Monica’s four years at UMASS Dermatology she not only became proficient in all general dermatology concerns but was first assistant in Mohs procedures. This allowed her to follow her patients skin cancer journey from diagnosis to treatment.

While embracing the experience of an academic-based facility, Monica desired to move to private community-based practice to develop more meaningful relationships with patients. Monica joined the team at Skin Dermatology in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts in March 2022. Working closely with Dr. Alissa Lamoureux, she is dedicated to creating the best possible patient experience and highest quality care to our patients.

Monica is committed to expanding her skill set and is devoted to staying up to date on the latest research and Dermatological news. She treats a wide array of dermatology concerns, with Acne and cutaneous oncology being her areas of passion.

Dr. Peter Tomaiolo<br><em>Clinical Trial Director</em>

Dr. Peter Tomaiolo
Clinical Trial Director

Peter Tomaiolo, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Worcester, MA and has over 51 years of experience in the medical field.​ He is Dr. Alissa Lamoureux's father and a supporter of her success in the dermatology field.​​ Dr. Tomaiolo​ graduated from Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia medical school in 1970.

Daniela DeMarco<br><em>Operations Manager</em>

Daniela DeMarco
Operations Manager

Daniela DeMarco joined Skin Dermatology in 2019 as a Patient Experience Coordinator. Her prior experience as assistant manager at a Plastic Surgery office in Manhattan coupled with her 10 years of medical experience (Front Desk & Medical Assistant) made her the perfect person to welcome you to our practice. In 2021 she transitioned to the role of Patient Experience Manager, guiding and ensuring optimal patient care and service. 

In June 2022, Daniela was promoted to Operations Manager to ensure that our medical practice runs smoothly, and high-quality healthcare is provided to every patient. In this role she manages the day-to-day operations, including but not limited to the Patient Experience, Skin Type Solutions, Revenue Management, Purchasing and Recruiting Talent. Daniela and her team will ensure your experience as a patient will always be the best.

In addition to her medical experience, Daniela is also a certified esthetician who earned her education from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics. She is extremely passionate about patient care, she believes that each patient is unique and it's important that their specific needs and wants are catered to every time they are seen at our office. She takes pride in knowing each patient she interacts with receives an individualized experience. 

Daniela is originally from Miami, Florida, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Evan and just became the proud mom of a baby boy, Evan Jr. Outside of the office she enjoys reading, dancing, cooking and skincare.

Olivia Sivo <br><em>Lead Medical Assistant</em>

Olivia Sivo
Lead Medical Assistant

Olivia Sivo joined Skin Dermatology in 2020 as a Medical Assistant. She is a graduate of the Austin Community College Medical Assistant Program, as well as a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant. Since graduating, Olivia has worked 3 years as a Medical Assistant in Dermatology. Olivia enjoys working with patients, she understands that quality, effective care coupled with best-in-class customer service results in the patient experience that our patients have come to expect. In 2021, Olivia was promoted to Lead Medical Assistant to strengthen the partnership between our providers, clinical and business operations team ensuring the very best in patient experience, safety, and care.

Olivia is extremely passionate about Dermatology and loves see patient improvements and results. Outside of the office she enjoys an active and social lifestyle by going on walks, hanging out with friends and visiting some of New England’s beautiful beaches.

Rachel Herwerth <br><em>Medical Assistant / Clinical Training Lead</em>

Rachel Herwerth
Medical Assistant / Clinical Training Lead

Rachel Herwerth joined Skin Dermatology in 2021 as a Medical Assistant. She is a graduate of Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She has extensive dermatology experience, since graduating Rachel has worked as a Certified Medical Assistant, as well as a Certified Dermatology Technician in a high paced dermatology practice. She loves dermatology being as it allows her to be able to improve the health of one’s skin and to educate patients. She hopes to become a Dermatology Physician Assistant so that she can help people feel confident in their own skin. In addition to her Medical Assistant responsibilities, in 2021 Rachel was promoted to Clinical Training Lead ensuring continuous learning, training, optimization and education for our clinical team.

Rachel loves dermatology and the fact that the skin can tell you so much about someone, inside and out, she believes if you look good you do good. She was a competitive gymnast for 16 years; in that time, she was a national vault champion and finished third in the nation in the overall. Outside of the office she enjoys yoga, meditation and interior design.

Mary Weed <br><em>Patient Experience</em>

Mary Weed
Patient Experience

Mary Weed joined Skin Dermatology in 2022 as a Patient Experience Lead. She has extensive healthcare and patient engagement experience which she garnered as a Surgical Coordinator at a Multi-Specialty Medical Group in Newport News, VA. Relocating to Massachusetts she became intrigued with medical and cosmetic dermatology obtaining the Front Desk Lead position at another local dermatology practice.

Mary joined our team after seeing the opportunity and growth potential, as well as the ability to impact people’s opinion of healthcare. She looks to always keep the patient experience as simple and stress free as possible. She looks forward to learning more about cosmetic dermatology. Mary is passionate about maintaining a balanced life, she loves watching live sports, as well taking in all New England’s most beautiful sights, beaches and festivals.

Yelissa Pena <br><em>Medical Assistant</em>

Yelissa Pena
Medical Assistant

Yelissa Pena joined Skin Dermatology in 2021 as a Medical Assistant. She is a graduate of the Salter College Medical Assistant Program, where she graduated on the Deans List. Since graduating, Yelissa has worked 3 years as a Float Medical Assistant which has provided her the opportunity to work with several primary care and specialist providers. She is a highly passionate and motivated Medical Assistant, who enjoys working with patients to ensure we are providing the very best care and experience in an efficient and effective manner.

Yelissa was attracted to dermatology because it is a field that is constantly evolving. You are also provided the gratifying opportunity of helping patients find ways to love the skin they’re in. Outside of the office she enjoys digital art and party planning.

Shierly Rodriguez <br><em>Patient Experience</em>

Shierly Rodriguez
Patient Experience

Shierly Rodriguez joined Skin Dermatology in 2021 as a Patient Experience Coordinator. She is a graduate of Bay Path College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services Administration, with an Associate Degree in Medical Support Specialist. She has extensive customer service and patient engagement experience which she garnered at previous healthcare positions in Medical Assisting, Administration and supporting COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. Shierly was drawn to Skin Dermatology as the patient experience and range of treatments was vastly different than she had previously experienced at other medical practices.

Shierly is passionate about working to help patients have the best experience possible. Through continuous education she has learned about the multitude of services and products offered so she can assist patients regardless of their questions. Outside of the office she loves spending time with her family, especially her husband Sammy and son Jahrianel.

Alisha Laliberte <br><em>Patient Experience</em>

Alisha Laliberte
Patient Experience

Alisha Laliberte joined Skin Dermatology in 2022 as a Patient Experience Coordinator. She is a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Roger Williams University with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Public Healthcare Administration and Psychology, in addition she was honored as Salutatorian of her graduating class. She has extensive customer service and patient engagement experience which she garnered at previous health, wellness and brand ambassador positions.

Alisha is passionate about working to help patients have the most efficient and positive experience, which is what drew her to Skin Dermatology. She is thrilled to work with knowledgeable professionals and looks forward to being able to learn more about all aspects of dermatology. She loves spending time outdoors by hiking mountains with her dog Loki, as well as Crossfit, bowling and writing music.

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