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When you read our Align Surgical testimonials, you will often hear patients mention our support staff with equally high praise as they have for our doctors. This is because each member of Align Surgical’s staff, from our RNs and physician assistant to our patient coordinator and office manager, are hand-chosen for their experience working specifically with the transgender community.

Each team member is a highly sensitive and skilled individual who has the capacity for unconditional acceptance, trust and compassion. Our team is overflowing with knowledge and maturity, as well as the ability to add humor to the conversation, setting clients at ease, especially if they are feeling anxious about their surgery.

Thus the overall environment at Align Surgical Associates Inc. is like a sanctuary and a home away from home. Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurjala provide specific training for all employees in the nuanced techniques that are used in top and bottom surgery, so you will receive an unprecedented atmosphere of support as you embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Our Team

Debby Anziano

PA-C

Debby Anziano PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant specializing in Plastic Surgery. She has been working with Dr. Satterwhite for the past five years and has found her passion serving the transgender community. For those not familiar with Physician Assistants, they are medical providers licensed by the State Medical Board who work collaboratively with all healthcare professionals.

Debby was raised on the East Coast, graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and an Associate degree in Radiology. She received her PA degree from University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

Debby worked for many years in Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery and has gone on many medical missions in third world countries. Debby says, “Working with the transgender community has been the most amazing, gratifying experience in my long career. I learn something new from patients every day and find our patients to be the most grateful, kindest, appreciative and bravest group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure to take care of and hopefully make a difference in their lives.”

Debby lives in Marin with her husband, 3 children, her dog “Caveman”, (who makes many visits to the hospital with her to visit patients) and her cats. In her free time, she enjoys skiing (having skied competitively in the past), martial arts, paddle boarding, golf, and glass work. She is also working on her private pilot’s license.

Gráinne Healy

Gráinne Healy

RN, BSN

Gráinne Healy, RN, BSN is a Board- Certified Registered Nurse who brings to the practice over ten years of experience. She is originally from Ireland where she graduated from The National University Of Ireland with a Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree. Her training focused on Oncology and Hematology which she further concentrated on while working in the United Kingdom.

She has lived and worked in the United States for the past six years.

Before joining Align Surgical Associates, Gráinne worked at a busy transgender surgical practice. There she developed a close relationship with the transgender community, and a passion for caring for, and guiding her patients as they reached their surgical goals to match their true identity.

In her free time Gráinne enjoys traveling, spending time in nature and gatherings with family and friends.

Sean Maroney

Sean Maroney

RN, BSN

Sean Maroney, RN, BSN is a Registered Nurse and Biomedical Engineer. Sean is from Davis, California where he graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Biomedical engineering degree before moving to Miami to start his BSN. A majority of Sean’s training was on the Spinal Cord Injury unit.

Since Joining Align, Sean has learned every day from the strong and resilient patients of the transgender community.

In his free time Sean enjoys biking, tennis and time outdoors.

Joanna Hernandez-Perez

Joanna Hernandez-Perez

Clinical Medical Assistant

Prior to working at Align, Joanna worked at a community hub in which she helped individuals apply to resources. With that experience and background, she learned to be patient, caring, and a great listener to others.

She is the clinical Medical Assistant at Align Surgical Associates. She has a college degree but plans to go back to school. She was born and raised in San Francisco and loves being part of a caring, loving, and humble team.

She loves spending time with her daughter and family. She enjoys going to the beach and trying new food!!

Lara Paskey

Lara Paskey

Administrative Medical Assistant

Lara Paskey, MA is Align’s surgery scheduler and insurance specialist. Lara earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist for five years. After the birth of her daughter, Lara decided a change in professions was necessary and began her new career with Align Surgical.

Lara has a deep passion for helping others and believes equality, compassion, and respect should be offered to all individuals from every walk of life. She feels at home working with the Align team and is honored to be a helping part of the transgender community.

In her free time, Lara enjoys traveling with her family, going to Disneyland, and driving on road trips.

Kim Soda

Kim Soda

Administrative Medical Assistant

Kim Soda is Align Surgical's Administrative Medical Assistant. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a degree in Business Administration. She is from San Diego, California. Kim has always been passionate about supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and jumped at the opportunity to support the community further by working at Align Surgical. Kim is a caring, empathetic, compassionate person who is excited to help the patients on their journey. Kim loves to spend time with her family and friends, traveling, watching Anime and K-Dramas, reading and playing video games.

Lara Paskey

Marquise Johnson

Administrative Medical Assistant

Marquise Johnson, BA is Align’s Admin Medical Assistant. Marquise is from Los Angeles, California where he graduated from Argosy University with a degree in Psychology. Marquise spent most of his career working in Behavioral Health and Domestic and Sexual Violence before making the transition over to Align.

Marquise has always been passionate about the LGBTQIA+ community and being a champion for change.

In his free time Marquise being an uncle and spending time with his family.

Rachel Zamora

Rachel Zamora

Administrative Medical Assistant

Rachel Zamora, CPC is a Certified Professional Coder with over 15 years of experience in Medical Billing and became certified as a coder in 2014. She has experience in multiple specialties with the most recent being Orthopedic Surgery, Gynecology, Cardiology, and Radiology. Rachel joined Align Surgical Associates in January of 2020 and says, “I knew right away this was the company I was meant to be at. I feel grateful to work with such amazing and caring Doctors.”

In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with her son who will be graduating from High School in 2021. She enjoys traveling, fitness, spending time with her family and friends, going to museums and going to Disneyland.

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Administrative Medical Assistant

Jennifer Lee is the Operations Administrator at Align Surgical with a background in consulting, people development and office administration.

Jennifer is originally from the East Coast and earned her BA in Sociology from San Diego State University. She is passionate about people and believes that by better understanding the individual, you can begin to understand a world where progress is not only possible, but inevitable.

Align Surgical has provided her the opportunity to work with and learn from an exceptionally talented team, while assisting patients who continue to navigate through the ever-evolving world of transgender healthcare.

By providing direct support to our team and our patients, she is determined to seek the most efficient ways for our practice to work together in serving the transgender community.

When she is not planning her next trip to her beloved Costco, Jennifer enjoys spa days, learning more about her Korean American heritage and making memories with family and friends.

Edith Montes

Edith Montes

Administrative Medical Assistant

Edith Montes has joined the Align Surgical team as an Administrative Medical Assistant. She is from Los Angeles, California where she graduated from Cal State Northridge with her Bachelor of Science in Public Health. From an early age, she knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others by focusing on guiding people through the barriers in healthcare. She plans on going back to school to become a Registered Nurse.

In her free time, she loves to go on adventures with her family and friends: including hiking, ziplining, and road trips. Along with her mom and sister, they have made it a tradition to go to any amusement park hosting Halloween themed nights to enjoy the thrill of being scared.

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