Lucretia is Zand Dermatology's office manager, certified biller + coder, and patient financial advocate. She is an expert at dealing with Medicare and can help address any concerns about your bill or reimbursements. Before joining our team, Lucretia managed a busy dermatology practice for almost 30 years. She is highly knowledgeable and skilled at answering clinical questions about biopsy results, surgical procedures, cosmetic treatments, wound care, and what to expect. She is a graduate of UNLV, where she studied both nursing and business. Outside of the office, Lucretia enjoys spending time with her daughters and 7 grandchildren, and sailing the bay with her husband Jim and their loving golden doodle Luc.
Ruby is Zand Dermatology's Medical Receptionist! Ruby's strong passion to help others led her to obtain her Medical Assistant Certification. Shortly after that, she received her Associate of Arts degree from Heald College. Before joining our team, Ruby worked for eight years as an office manager, receptionist, and medical assistant. Ruby's lifelong interest in skincare has helped fuel her excitement to join our team at Zand Dermatology. In her free time outside of the office, she likes to spend time with her loved ones, always searching for a new place to explore! Ruby is an avid hiker with a love for the outdoors. Whether it be a new waterfall hike or the latest Bay Area Sports game, she always has a new adventure to share. We are so happy to have someone like Ruby who brings a unique skill set to our office, all while welcoming each patient with a bright smile!
Head Medical Assistant
Adina is Zand Dermatology’s head Medical and Surgical Assistant! Adina’s strong interest in medicine led her to explore human health through her Bachelor of Arts Degree at UC Berkeley where she studied Integrative Biology. As a recent UC Berkeley graduate, Adina has a strong passion to serve others through medicine. Before joining our team, Adina worked for three years as a clinical researcher at UCSF and for two years as a medical assistant and scribe. Adina’s dedication to her future career in medicine and unique clinical experiences has driven her enthusiasm to join our team. Outside of the office, Adina enjoys fitness, healthy cooking, dancing, and playing mahjong! In her free time, Adina also enjoys volunteering and reading. We are so excited to welcome Adina who brings unparalleled enthusiasm to our practice!
Pre-Med Medical Assistant
Amira is a Medical and Surgical Assistant at Zand Dermatology! Amira’s passion for medicine began at a young age and led her to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara in 2018. Since graduating and prior to joining our team, Amira worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at UCSF for over two years, researching lung disease and managing multiple pulmonary research studies. Throughout her undergraduate career, Amira held multiple research positions within various fields of study—from type 1 diabetes to neurobiology—and volunteered with multiple non-profit organizations. Amira’s commitment to patient care and love for connecting with others drives her excitement to join our team! Outside of the office, Amira loves Pilates, running, traveling, and of course, exploring all the natural beauty the Bay Area has to offer. During her free weekends, Amira also loves spending the morning at the Farmer’s Market and grabbing coffee/trying new restaurants with friends. We are so excited to welcome Amira to our office!
Pre-Med Medical Assistant
Danielle is one of Zand Dermatology’s Medical and Surgical Assistants! Danielle recently graduated from Santa Clara University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Before joining our team, Danielle’s lifelong interest in medicine and her strong dedication to serving underserved communities led her to volunteer for 3 years with Global Medical Brigades, where she aided physicians in mobile clinics in rural Panama, and with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as a Radiology Assistant and Hospital Lead. Born and raised in Marin County, Danielle is thrilled to be able to care for the community that she deeply cherishes. Outside of the office, Danielle loves to spend her free time hiking Mount Tam, surfing at Bolinas, walking her poodle Stella, and learning new songs on her guitar!
Registered Laser Specialist
Krista’s love for dermatology started in 2009 when she began working as a medical assistant at a dermatology office here in the Bay Area! After receiving her nursing degree in 2013, she continued her passion for dermatology as a laser specialist in Marin, operating on over 10 different lasers! Krista enjoys educating patients through the treatment process, from treatment goals to glowing clinical results. Outside of dermatology, Krista loves going on new adventures with her three energetic sons and her husband and riding the Peloton bike!
Meet Bella, our therapy dog and certified emotional support animal! Bella is a special member of our team and our patients love her for the emotional support she provides. Therapy pets are embraced at top hospitals like MGH and UCSF, as scientific research shows they help lower anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase the happy hormone oxytocin. Bella is a hypoallergenic, non-shedding, tricolored Yorkie. She adores being held and cuddled, especially by patients who feel nervous before in-office procedures. This unique heartfelt connection lifts our patients’ spirits and enhances the healing process. Let us know if Dr. Bella can help enrich your experience at Zand Dermatology!