Meet the Team

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Lisa Derita RN & Licensed Esthetician

Lisa DeritaI received my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from St. Mary’s College/Samuel Merritt College in 1993. Following nursing school I started my career as a medical surgical nurse for 5 years then moved to Ambulatory Care Setting. Just after getting a Aesthetician license in 2000 I joined Dr Moulton-Barrett at Brentwood Laser & Aesthetics where I have received extensive training and education in medical and aesthetic treatments. In 2004 I traveled to the World Plastic Surgery Congress in Monaco as a clinical laser specialist to demonstrate and present the cutting edge of innovative technology using the Sciton Erbium and NdYag laser.

I have particular interest in anti-aging medicine and procedures. In 2004 I worked with Allergan as a nurse injector to teach physicians and staff techniques for the injection of BoTox. I have striven to obtain higher education and continue to research new techniques to add to specialized and artistic treatments. My detailed experience includes the use of dermal fillers, volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra and also permanent fillers ie Artifill. I strive to keep current with effective skin products and chemical peels to remove damaged skin, to treat problematic skin like rosacea, acne, hyper-pigmentation and sensitive skin types.

I remain passionate towards teaching the public regarding the importance of skin care and skin cancer prevention. Patient care, I regard as a privilege. It is my goal to assist my clients in reaching their desired natural beauty.

Rikki Rodriguez, RN, Certified Nurse Practioner

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As a local east bay native, I grew up in Oakley. I attended California State University, Fresno (commonly known as Fresno State, Go Bulldogs) where I earned a Bachelor of Health Science. In 2015, I completed a Masters of Nursing degree at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, Ca and currently I hold a Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner with credentialing from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Currently, I am obtaining advanced certification as a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA), to provide an enhanced level of surgical assisting qualification for our plastic surgery patients. My goal in care is to be involved in patient care from consultation visit, pre-operative visits, the operating room day and through full post-operative recovery.

The specialty of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics are my calling. I am committed to and enjoy being a lifetime learner. I feel that as a clinician, it is very important to stay current with the newest technology and techniques in aesthetic treatment and products.

My outside interests include spending time with family, friends especially my Jack Russell Terrier, Chloe as well as traveling with my significant other to destinations throughout the US and abroad. In 2014, I traveled on a medical mission with my SMU classmates to rural Panama. In conjunction with ‘Hands Across America’ we helped provide essential healthcare and education indigenous Panamanians.

My philosophy in aesthetics is prevention and restoration. The use of multiple approaches to increase anti-aging effects with a focus on restoring or enhancing, not altering, someone’s natural features. I am happy to meet new patients in the Alameda office on Tuesdays, in the Brentwood office on Wednesdays, Thursdays and one Saturday each month.

Ronni Trapanese RN, Certified Nurse Practitioner (NP-C)

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As a person who was born and raised in Brentwood, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Mary’s/Samuel Merritt College in 2002. Following graduation, I started my career in the emergency room as a nurse. After completing a Master’s Degree In 2003, I graduated from the Nurse Practitioner Program at Samuel Merritt College, then continued in the emergency room in New York. I began training in Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dermatology as a Nurse Practitioner in 2006 while in New York and In 2010, I accepted a position as the advanced injector and laser provider at one the leading medical spas in Solano County.

My travels in the US have provided me with a working experience with some of the best plastic surgeons and dermatologists in the United States. I have a passion for cosmetic dermatology and managing skin care. My research experience with laser design and modification for clinical use remains an ongoing interest which I currently pursue. Recently, I joined Dr. Moulton-Barrett at Brentwood Laser and Aesthetics. I am excited to be working with such a great team in my hometown.

I live locally with my husband and 3 children. My extended family also are in the area and together we acknowledge the unique friendly and country feel combined with the conveniences of the big city in Brentwood, the place where I grew up.

Cathy Peterson, Patient Care & Office Coordinator

Cathy PetersonI am one of the friendly voices that our patient’s hear when they call and the welcoming face they see as they enter our Alameda office. As a Patient Care Coordinator, I obtain authorizations for patients, schedule surgeries, and assist patients with financing options.

After I received certification in the medical field, I have been working with Dr. Moulton-Barrett since 2007. I have found that my prior work within the insurance industry has given me insight on how to help our patients obtain expedient attention from their insurance companies.

‘Detail’ is my middle name and I make sure there is a timely follow through in your care. If you ever need help from our office, for any of your concerns, I am here to help you.


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