Sally has worked for DSA Dermatology since 2007. You may know her from checking in, checking out, making appointments or needing a manager to help assist you at our office. She has worn many hats at DSA Dermatolgy over the years but is currently the lead front office person and receptionist.
Sally grew up in Michigan, but has been in Texas all her adult life. When not at work she loves spending time with her family and grandchildren, taking long walks and is an avid reader. You will find that Sally almost knows the answer to anything that you may ask about the office. She has an almost photographic memory for all patients when they show up even if they have not been seen in quite a while. We are fortunate to be able to rely on her memory and find it superior to the computer sometimes! You will find Sally friendly, helpful, professional and always willing to go the extra mile for everyone at DSA Dermatology.
Kerissa is also one of our newer medical nursing assistants joining us in 2020. You will recognize her as one of the medical personnel that brings you into see the Doctor. She also hails from Michigan but has made Texas her home. Her family was involved in both Ministry and social work and this has helped provide her with a great sense of compassion, interpersonal skills as well as a respectful communication etiquette. She has a well versed background in both Dermatology and Family Medicine.
When not working Kerissa enjoys spending time with her daughter, music, painting, roller skating and volunteering at her church. You will find Kerissa someone who takes her patient’s care very seriously, yet is friendly, upbeat and has a great sense of optimism and humor. At DSA Dermatology you will find Kerissa likes to try to bring a smile to someone’s day-no matter their circumstance!
Leila has worked for DSA Dermatology since 2008. Leila has also worn many hats at our office. You may know her as the Aesthetician at our office and Dr. McConnell’s laser assistant. She offers all aesthetic services such as product and filler consultations, microdermabrasion, facials, threading, peels, acne treatments, eyelash/eyebrow dying, as well as assisting on all lasers including laser hair removal, IPL-photofacial, rejuvenating Resurfacing and micro-needling procedures.
You may also know her from making appointments, and checking you in and out at the office. You will find that Leila really listens to her patients. Her passion is to connect with her patients and make them feel great about themselves inside and out! When not working at the office Leila is working hard at the gym. Exercise and staying healthy and focused are part of her daily routine. She enjoys following her son’s exciting career, art, fashion, hiking, and exchanging recipes. Cooking is a great relaxing therapy for Leila, which she is happy to share with others, and all consider her a great cook! You will find Leila has a wonderful calm and gentle way with all patients and easily puts you at ease so you can relax and enjoy your treatments as DSA Dermatology.
Tonya has worked at DSA Dermatology since 2017. You will recognize her as one of the nursing medical assistants that will bring you back and prepare you to meet the Doctor and assist in your care. Tonya has an experienced background in both Dermatology and Family Medicine. Tonya is originally from Louisiana, but also lived in Nashville for several years until moving to Texas in 2011. When Tonya is not working, she is keeping track of her 2 children or spoiling her new grand baby. She enjoys cooking, traveling, decorating and restoration projects. Tonya also is a computer whiz and enjoys challenges and is our ‘go to person’ for difficult problems. She is a great multi-tasker and seriously thoughtful about keeping the office respectful of patient’s time. Tonya makes sure you are treated like ‘family’ at DSA Dermatology!
Kathy has been at DSA Dermatology for over 5 years. She is the lead nursing assistant on our staff and helps manage general office functions and patient’s concerns. You will likely speak to her about medications, or medical problems or she may check you into the Doctor’s rooms and take your medical history and reason for seeing the Doctor. Kathy may also be your point of contact for solving other concerns you need assistance with. Kathy has been working in Dermatology for over 20 years and it is her passion. Kathy calls herself an “air force brat’ and moved all over the US as she grew up. When she is not at work, she loves spending time with her friends and family, having fun air boating, and cheering on the Auburn football team! Kathy prides herself on treating patients the way she would like to be treated. You will find Kathy full of energy, competent, caring and a great problem solver at DSA Dermatology.
Marilou is also a newer member of our staff, joining us in 2020. You will likely speak with her on the phone, or see her as you check out. She joins our staff with more than 20 years of front office medical experience. As a Pennsylvania native she is a BIG Pittsburg Penguin fan, and never misses a game! In Marilou’s spare time she enjoys her family, yard work and remodeling projects. Marilou is pleased to be seeing many familiar patient's faces from her previous Dallas office and they are happy to find her again too! You will find Marilou is a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and calm presence at DSA Dermatology.