Aaina is on her way to becoming a Physician Assistant where she can take the skills and knowledge that she has acquired throughout her years and give back to the community. Aaina completed her degree in Bachelors of Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cellular and Developmental Biology at California State University, Fullerton. As an undergrad, she gained experience in various healthcare settings such as CHOC, Saint Joseph Hospital, and at the East West Medical Clinic. At these locations Aaina attained experience in both hospital and clinic based settings where she got to learn the foundation of medicine in various specialties. She aspires to being able to be a part of the healthcare system because it has been tremendously rewarding and gratifying. Outside of work, Aaina enjoys traveling with her family, hiking, reading books and going to the beach.
Amber is always ready to greet you at Horizon Dermatology and Cosmetic Center. If you have any questions, she is always eager to help you. Amber speaks Spanish and assists patients who need her support. Amber graduated at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in sports medicine and a minor in health science. Her goal in the medical field is to become a Physician Assistant. Over the past two years, Amber has shadowed two Physician Assistants (PA-C’s) and a Nurse practitioner. She has continued her pursuits by volunteering her time at hospitals, COVID-19 vaccine clinics, and working at a senior home. In Amber’s free time, she enjoy going on hikes, snowboarding, playing tennis, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. The thing Amber loves about working in the healthcare field is being able to listen to others and finding a solution to help them overcome their needs. She states, “It takes a village to overcome challenges that a person may face in life so I really enjoy being a part of that village for the individual.” I have two dogs, whom I adore! One is a beautiful 60lbs golden-doodle and the other is a handsome miniature poodle.
May L received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health at the University of California, San Diego in 2021. She is currently working towards a Masters degree in Health Care Administration at California State University, Long Beach. As a healthcare administrator, May hopes to work towards improving the efficiency of health systems and create positive organizational changes through upstream interventions and strategies. May has always had strong interests in both the healthcare field and business and she is glad that she will be able to do both as a healthcare administrator. Some things May likes to do during her free time are going on hikes with friends, discovering new places to eat, and reading books. May’s smile is always ready to greet you.
Michelle wants to pursue her goal of becoming a nurse. She is not sure of her specialty yet but she enjoys dermatology. “It is very empowering to help people feel comfortable in their own skin,” she says. Michelle graduated from UC Riverside in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has worked in a neurology clinic for a few years before joining Horizon Dermatology and Cosmetic Center. Michelle loves working in the healthcare field because there are so many different ways you can help/impact other people’s lives. She thinks the human body is also so fascinating and has a strong interest in learning more! During her free time, Michelle loves doing yoga and reading books at the beach! And of course, she has and loves her pug/chihuahua named Kyrie!
Jessica is a medical assistant in our Torrance and Newport Beach offices. She is currently finishing up her 4th year at UC Irvine where she will earn a Bachelor’s in Neurobiology. Prior to working at our office, she volunteered in various departments at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange and also earned her Phlebotomy license. In the future, Jessica plans on attending Physician Assistant school and hopes to work in the neuroscience field where she can make a lasting impact on the patient care experience. One of the reasons she likes working in the healthcare field is because of the patients she gets to see every day. She says she always learns something new from them and finds out new ways to better their experience and overall health for them and their families. Jessica also says that being in school full time and working keeps her busy, so in the little free time she has she loves spending time with her family, her boyfriend and her dog, Bear. According to Jessica, he is the cutest and fluffiest Australian Shepherd you will ever meet! Most of her adventures include going to the dog beach, playing frisbee, and camping.
Sahar Sardar is a welcome addition to our office. As one of our medical assistants, you will find her working in our Newport Beach and Fullerton locations, assisting the doctor, and making sure our patients are taken care of. Sahar has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She is currently a graduate pre-nursing student at California Baptist University working towards becoming a nurse. Since childhood, Sahar has been inherently drawn to helping others, and was heavily influenced by the cultures and experiences that surrounded her. Internships and volunteer work at hospitals led Sahar to the desire of becoming a nurse. She was always in awe of the amount of care that was being provided to patients. Sahar’s goal is to aspire to be a Nurse Practitioner and help as many patients as possible since she will have more of the authority and leadership skills to do so. When Sahar isn’t studying or working, you will find her with her family and friends. Health and fitness is a huge part of her life as well. She enjoys running and having a good workout. What Sahar loves the most about working in the healthcare field is helping people. She wants to be somebody’s somebody; Being there for patients during some of their toughest, as well as happiest times. Sahar says that she is so grateful to be at Horizon Dermatology, a place that prioritizes helping people even beyond the care of their skin.
Sara Kashe, RN
Sara Kashe is our Registered Nurse working to meet all your laser hair removal needs at our office. She went to nursing school and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2018. Sara is currently working towards getting her masters in nursing education. She loves passing her knowledge on to others and believes teaching is her passion. During Sara’s free time, she loves hiking, shopping, and spending time with her family and boyfriend, who she met working at Horizon Dermatology.
Amber Bangma received her degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Cal State Long Beach. She is planning on applying to a PA school where she wants to further her education in the health field. Eventually she wants to go into dermatology or orthopedics. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, playing beach volleyball and surfing. Amber loves working in healthcare because she is fascinated with how the body works and with helping others. She has two dogs named Sparky and Candy, as well as a new addition to her family Rusty, hew kitten. A fun fact about Amber is she loves cars and owns a Toyota Supra that she works on during the weekends. She also took 4 years of sign language in high school and has a seal of biliteracy.
Nanci is the Office Administrator at Horizon Dermatology and Cosmetic Center. You can find her either in the front office greeting patients or in the back working on the inner workings of the practice. Since Covid, she has found herself working remotely in her quiet office at home. If you ever have any questions or concerns, you will probably be talking to me. I like working together with our patients as a team because it takes a team to get things accomplished. It is my passion to make people feel comfortable and welcomed. I want people to know that they are important, and I try my best to make everyone feel special. I love working with people and I am very fortunate to work with Dr. Cole and Horizon Dermatology and Cosmetic Center. My resume of life includes some amazing jobs. In 2012, I retired from the Garden Grove Unified School District as a school principal. I was blessed to have such a profession. After earning a Master’s in Administration from Pepperdine University, I knew that being a principal was going to be a rewarding and exciting job for me. Prior to that, I taught school in the district and was a GATE teacher for many years. Just after I got married to my dentist husband, we opened his dental office in Cypress. What I learned there helps me with what I do today. I have two children and two grandchildren. Family is extremely important to me and I hope that shows. Come by and say hi to me!
Julia is the person you will be connected to if you have any questions about your account, insurance, and concerns. She is always eager to help and wants to have a team approach to solving questions. Julia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California. Her aspirations is to go back to school to get a Master’s in Clinical Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy) and Counseling.
In Julia’s free time, she enjoys dancing, going to the beach, and spending time with her boyfriend and family. Julia says, “I love working with the patients at the office and with our amazing team. I really enjoy learning about the medical field every day and all that comes with running an office.” One day she hopes to take all that I have learned here at Horizon and put it towards opening my own private practice.