Dermatology Research Staff

At Oregon Dermatology & Research Center, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Oregon Dermatology & Research Center every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.



Teri has worked with Dr. Rich since March 2001.  She started as a clinical research coordinator and became certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) in April 2003.  In October 2012, after a restructuring in the office she became the research manager.  Prior to working with Dr. Rich, Teri received her certificate from Southern Oregon University in their medical office program (PROMPT) and her dental assisting certificate from Rogue Community College.  After receiving her certificates she worked in neurology for 4 years as a file clerk, medical assistant and then a clinical research coordinator.  In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, gardening, decorating/renovating her home, spending time with family and running after her 200 pound English Mastiff.  Yes, he does drool!







Carly has worked for Dr. Rich and Amy Simpson since March 2012 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Carly is currently living in Vancouver, WA where she lives with husband, Austin, and their 2 dogs Neymar and Dez. In her free time, Carly enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking, gardening, golfing, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She would love one day to open her own food cart serving a variety of her favorite foods.





Gabriela was born and raised in Oregon. She attended Tualatin High School and then continued her education at the University of Oregon where she studied art and product design. Gabriela became certified in 2015 by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Before working at Oregon Dermatology and Research Center she worked three years in retail and a year in outside sales. She shares a passion not only for the medical industry but, also in the dermatology field. While not at work Gabriela enjoys spending time with her old english sheepdogs, Charles and Pipa, and her boyfriend, Chad. The three of them go on weekend adventures to cities and places they have never been to before. On these adventures they enjoy going to local galleries, shows, and restaurants. Gabriela loves weekend adventures but also has a passion for music, comedy, Corepower Yoga and reclaimed art. 




Racheal has worked at ODRC as a research coordinator since 2013. She received a Bachelors of Science from OSU with minors in chemsitry and psychology. Her main interests are biochemsitry and molecular biology. Racheal is currently attending medical school at OHSU and hopes to continue working in the medical research field. When she is not studying or working she loves to play with her Pomeranian name Scooter, as well as being with her family and close friends.





As a native Oregonian, Tara likes to spend most of her free-time outside, exploring, hiking and climbing all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Some of her other favorite pastimes include hanging out with her four bunnies, watching The Office relentlessly, and devouring delicious foods! She recently graduated from Portland State University, where she double majored in Community Health Education and Health Sciences. In the future, she hopes to further pursue her education in both the public health and medical field, as well as, climbing many more mountains, exploring new destinations, and pushing herself to new extremes.







Annie chases adventure and loves exploring the world around her. She attended Western Oregon University where she majored in International Studies and minored in Public Health. During her time in college, she studied abroad in Germany and had the opportunity to complete an internship in India. She is hoping to go to grad school for Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine and conduct oncology research trials. You'll find Annie out rock climbing or playing adventure video games in her free time. 





Melissa has recently graduated from Oregon State University with her Bachelor's of Science in Biology. She is excited to start her journey in dermatology research here at ODRC! She is currently in a master's program for Clinical Research and dreams to contribute in improving drug discovery, efficacy, and safety. In her free time, she enjoys hand-lettering, cooking, watching reality TV, and exploring Portland.