Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to help make your skin look younger and healthier today!  We strive to perfect the science of beauty in you. Every person receives an, in-depth consultation to come up with the best treatment options to make your skin look younger and healthier. We offer personalized solutions depending on your specific skin problem which will be discussed at your consultation ($50). Call us today to schedule! We look forward to revitalizing your beauty!

Roger Shiffman, M.D.

Roger Shiffman, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Roger Shiffman has been in practice on the Monterey Peninsula with Pacific Cancer Care for 40 years specializing in Hematology/Oncology. Pacific Cancer Care is a center of excellence and those same high standards are demonstrated at Face First Laser Clinic. "Our nursing staff is highly trained in the art of scientific aesthetic procedures and I am proud of their commitment to excellence,” says Dr. Shiffman.

Joanne Shiffman

Joanne Shiffman

R.N., B.S.N, Director of Medical Aesthetics

Joanne Shiffman, RN, BSN is a licensed registered nurse of 33 years with advanced training in medical aesthetics, including the use of neuromodulators and dermal fillers to artfully erase lines and enhance facial contours. She is also highly experienced in the use of non-ablative lasers and light-based therapies used in the correction of sun damaged skin and in the treatment of acne. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and is a certified Public Health Nurse. Her clinical nursing experience includes a background in oncology, emergency room, post anesthesia recovery and plastic surgery. Opening a medical skincare office with a boutique-like setting and an unhurried approach to treatments was Joanne’s vision. “Too often skin clinics become assembly lines for injectibles and laser-based procedures.” Joanne is dedicated to quality skin care and outstanding results. She believes that good skincare doesn‘t have to be difficult or expensive.

Stacy Strength

Stacy Strength

N.P., R.N.

Stacy Strength, NP, RN received her Bachelor‘s of Science in Nursing at California State University, Fresno. She continued her studies with a Master’s degree and Family Nurse Practitioner License at California State University, Fresno. She has continued her training in aesthetics, learning the latest techniques in facial enhancements with the artistic use of dermal fillers and neuromodulators.

Anna Rider

Anna Rider

R.N.

Anna Rider, RN received her degree at California State University, Fresno before completing her RN license graduating with honors. She has over 10 years of experience in the neonatal ICU and she brings that same gentle approach to our aesthetics team. Anna loves the integration of science and art behind the aesthetics field. She is constantly seeking to stay informed with the latest techniques and products so that she can offer the best advice for your personal skincare goals. She offers a natural approach to aging gracefully and is very skilled in injectables, lasers, and offering excellent advice about our medical grade homecare products.

Sue Neale-May

Sue Neale-May

R.N.

Sue, RN, BSN is a licensed Registered Nurse with over 10 years of experience. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Nursing degree at the University of San Francisco, graduating with honors. Sue started her nursing career in research managing clinical trials at Stanford University, then Oncology and recently a Case Manager/RN in Home Care in the beautiful Monterey Bay. Sue is passionate about learning the latest techniques to deliver beautiful and natural looking results using non-surgical cosmetic medicine. She believes in designing treatment programs to help you look your best. Sue was a client of Face First for many years, she understands the need for a gentle touch and attention to detail. She specializes in providing cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal and neuromodulators (Botox).

Rosio Piz

Rosio Piz

R.N.

Rosio was enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1997 and is now retired as a Captain since 2017.She has worked in all phases of nursing, including Labor and Delivery, Family Practice, Emergency Services (EMT)m Gastoenterology, Critical Care and Trauma. In 2010, Rosio graduated from the School of Nursing, University of Alaska Anchorage wit ha Bachelors. Since her retirement from the Air Force she discovered a new career path in Aesthetic Nursing. She has steadily focused her "free time" to continue learning about laser treatments and cosmetic injectables. Rosio is passionate about her work and is very detail oriented. Personalizing each treatment to look subtle by yet refreshed is her goal as it is immensely gratifying to her personally, and professionally.

Kimberly Bartholomay

Kimberly Bartholomay

Medical Esthetician & Permanent Makeup Artist

Kimberly has combined her background as a Makeup Artist and career as a licensed Esthetician to provide natural and youthful looking Permanent Makeup for her clients. Kimberly loves working out, going on hikes and spending time with her husband and puppy, Atlas!

Chavon Wishart

Chavon Wishart

Medical Esthetician

Chavon has over 15 years of experience in Medical Esthetics with a background both in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. She believes in a customized approach to skin care and as a licensed esthetician she will be able to tailor treatments according to each patient’s individual needs and concerns. She has extensive experience in working specifically with acne patients, Melasma and post procedural patients. Chavon is continually learning the latest technology in skin care treatments and products. In her spare time, she loves going for walks with her husband and dog Snooky.

Elizabeth Doan

Elizabeth Doan

Office Manager

Elizabeth is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing at Monterey Peninsula College. When she isn’t working or attending classes she enjoys doing yoga on the beach, hiking in Big Sur and spending time with her fiance.

Cristina Mendivil

Cristina Mendivil

Med Spa Concierge

Cristina is currently pursuing a Master‘s degree in Education. She obtains a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from CSUMB a well as an Associates degree in Communications. She is delighted to provide great customer service to ensure our patients are always happy and cared for. Cristina enjoys spending time with family, traveling with her boyfriend, and practicing yoga. Se habla español.

Ari Arreola

Ari Arreola

Med Spa Concierge

Ari has her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Community Health from California State University of Monterey Bay. She is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing at Monterey Peninsula College. Ari loves running, hiking, and anything outdoors with her family

Rena Martin

Rena Martin

Med Spa Concierge

Rena is a licensed Esthetician with a passion for delivering excellent client care. She enjoys spending time by the ocean and developing self care workshops for pre-teens. Rena’s mission is to empower teens to be the best they can be building by their self confidence allowing their inner beauty to shine.