Our clinic staff is highly trained in dermatology. They are an integral part of our practice and provide patients with the best possible care and support. Patients will often be seen by both a medical assistant and a provider. Our medical assistants are trained to assist in procedures, see emergency patients, they are available for phone consults and have a vast knowledge of dermatologic conditions and therefore are a huge asset to the clinic. Our receptionist's Chris and Lauren as well as our medical assistants Jessica, Bronte, Tiffany, Yuni, Jennifer and Veronica are all here to help.
Chris has worked with Dr. Rich and Amy Simpson since August 2012 as the receptionist. When not working, Chris spends time with his beautiful wife Amber and two kids Tegan and Adric. They all keep busy working on their house, playing video games, gardening, and crafting. Chris has received his Bachelor of Science from Western Oregon University, and has been licensed as an elementary school teacher K-5. His dream is to curate a video game museum while creating large art pieces. His favorite medium is steel, anything from the smallest diameter wire to large sheets of steel.
Allie has been with Phoebe Rich Dermatology since March of 2007. She became involved with billing about a year and a half later, and then became the clinic’s sole biller in 2010. Following a restructuring in the office in Fall 2012, she was given the position of clinic manager. A native Portlander, Allie left to attend OSU and received a Bachelors degree in Psychology, with minors in English and Spanish. While in Corvallis she worked at Heartland Humane Society and then transferred to the Oregon Humane Society when she moved back up to Portland. She loves to travel, play board games, and spend time with family. She lives with her husband Wyatt and their cats Awesomecopter and Kimbote. Yes, Allie and Wyatt love animals. No, they are not crazy cat-people.
Jessica is a life-long Pacific Northwesterner, born and raised near Seattle, graduating from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, and now calls Portland home. After spending a decade working with community-based advocacy organizations throughout Oregon, Jessica returned to her passion for patient care. Her previous clinical experience is rooted in reproductive health and primary care, especially with underserved and underinsured communities. She is currently a health sciences student at Portland State University with the goal of becoming a health practitioner in the future. Like many of her colleagues, she is an avid lover of cats, although believes dogs are ok too.
Tiffany was born in Hong Kong and moved to Portland 13 years ago with her family. She has recently graduated from Portland State University with a major in Science and minor in Chemistry. Before working at Phoebe Rich Dermatology as a Medical Assistant, she was a certified nurse assistant at Marquis as well as a Research Assistant at OHSU. Tiffany enjoys snowboarding, swimming, and traveling. Her goal is to become a Physician Assistant one day and travel the world!
Bronte and her family moved to Salem, Oregon from Ontario, Canada in 1997. She obtained her bachelors degree in Spanish at Portland State University in 2015 and is currently working toward her second degree in public health. At 11 years old, Bronte was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Although the experience was very traumatic, she considers it the spark that started her interest in medicine. She hopes to one day become an endocrinologist and share not only her clinical expertise but also her personal experiences as a type 1 diabetic with her English AND Spanish-speaking patients. Before joining Dr. Rich's clinical staff, Bronte worked at Oregon Health and Science University as a scheduler in family medicine and rehabilitation. She is fascinated by historic architecture and could spend hours exploring old castles and cathedrals.
Yuni was born in South Korea and lived in Israel before her family settled in Portland. She majored in an interdisciplinary study called Human Biology Health & Society with a minor in Music at Cornell University. She has been a tutor for many years and has worked in various fields of research including music cognition & psychology, patient care improvement, and ADHD of adolescents. Yuni enjoys composing and making music with her friends and secretly dreams of opening up her own bookstore where she will showcase her songs. Professionally, Yuni hopes to work with the refugee population as a health practitioner in the future. She is particularly interested in the issues faced by children and adolescents exposed to extreme, traumatic environments.
Jennifer graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Economics. After volunteering at Maryville Nursing Home and shadowing healthcare providers, she realized her passion for medicine. Helping people and working in a collaborative team are what motivates her. She is currently taking science courses with the goal of becoming a Physician Assistant in the future. Jennifer is a native Oregonian who enjoys walking trails, trying new restaurants, and reading a good book on a rainy day.
Veronica is an Oregon native who actually loves the rain! She graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelors in biology and chemistry. After several years of working with foster youth as a social worker, she worked as a chemist at Genentech testing oncology biologics. While still very interested in the chemistry of medicine, her true passion is patient care; which led her to become a medical scribe in gynecology prior to joining our team. Veronica enjoys singing, playing guitar, and aspires to become a physician.
Lauren grew up in Northern California, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Sacramento State University. After graduating, she moved to Portland in search of new opportunities and cooler weather. When she's not working as a part-time receptionist at Phoebe Rich Dermatology, she's working in her studio as an artist, producing paintings and illustrations. She enjoys trips to the coast, swimming in the summer and watching too much TV.