Meet Our Staff


Dr. Henry P., Jr. – Medical Director

Dr. Pleasant is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, who also practices General Medicine. He earned his MD degree from East Carolina University, and completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center.

Dr. Pleasant has a long history in the triangle area performing cosmetic services to a multitude of patients. He has a true talent for the aesthetics, however, his true passion is to rid patients of ACNE! For several years he has been gathering the best knowledge, skills and technology to help patients who have been affiliated with this aliment.

Dr. Pleasant created Wake Health Medical Group in 2010 to facilitate the needs of Raleigh residents in basic dermatologic care and cosmetic services. Along with his highly trained mid-level providers, he is ready to service you.


Lisa G. – CFNP

Lisa D. Giordano, RN, CFNP returns to Wake Health Medical Group with 20 years of experience in women’s health, aesthetics, dermatology, weight management, and family practice. Lisa graduated from Bloomsburg University with her BSN and a minor in psychology; she also graduated from Widener University with her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is originally from Bethlehem, PA and moved to NC 12 years ago.

Lisa has three older teens and resides in North Raleigh. She is a fitness enthusiast and has completed several sprint triathlons. She enjoys reading and traveling with her husband Louis. The two of them attend Hope Community Church in Morrisville where they plan to do medical mission trips overseas. She is excited to be practicing at Wake Health again! Her passion is Women’s Health and diet teaching. She wants to help all patients achieve their best life possible.


Meredith F. – RN, FNP-BC, CANS

Meredith is a family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience! This year, 2017, she is celebrating 20 years as a Registered Nurse. She was honored as the Outstanding Baccalaureate Nursing Student in 1999 and graduated with high honors as well as Dean’s List, President’s List, Sigma Theta Tau and the International Honor Society of Nursing. She graduated from UNC-CH (2006) with a Masters in Nursing with a Focus on Primary Care and Women’s Health. She also focused on rural and underserved communities. She was born and raised in wild, wonderful West Virginia! She moved to NC after working in Corolla on the Outer Banks every summer during undergrad studies. She settled in Raleigh in 1999. Meredith has worked in a variety of settings: research, hospital (in-patient acute care and mental health), community health, education/preceptor, integrative medicine, dermatology and aesthetics.

She found a love in dermatology and aesthetics 10 years ago; studying to become a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS). She is married to Marco and is a bonus mom with two beautiful children, Nicholas (19) and Sierra (10). She loves the water and her favorite place to be is the beach. She enjoys reading medical mysteries and enjoys spending time with family, siblings, nephews, nieces and friends. She’s an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan!


Anya O. – PA-C

She is originally from Oakland California but moved to Durham in 1999 for her undergraduate education at Duke University and graduated with a BS in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy. She completed her PA studies at the Duke PA Program in 2008. Her background is in family medicine and orthopedic surgery and some cosmetic dermatology but her passion is preventative and integrative medicine. For fun she likes to do dance and engage in outdoor activities. She is also passionate about volunteering with non-profit medical and educational programs in the community. She is a certified fitness instructor and health coach and enjoys teaching her patients about the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors She resides in the Brier Creek area with her fiancé with whom she likes to travel near and far.

Debbie P. – FNP

Originally from North Carolina, Debbie is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP). She received a BSN and MSN in family practice from the University of Colorado. She has worked in a variety of settings, in cardiac care, women’s health, pediatric and adult medicine. Debbie has recently moved back to North Carolina to obtain additional certification in psychiatric nursing at UNC-Chapel-Hill. She values a holistic approach to health and wellness with an emphasis on individualized care. Debbie enjoys doing yoga and staying fit by walking and running.

Nayla B. – Office Manager

Nayla is a North Carolina native who is new here at Wake Health, she started in September 2012. She began her career in medical administration in 2002 at a pediatric office, where she then found her passion for customer service and making sure that the patients were greeted with a smile and had all of their needs met before leaving the office. After becoming a mother of twins in 2008, she decided to stay home and meet the demands of her husband of 10 years and kids until they reached school age. Always being interested in skin and beauty care, she was given the opportunity to join the Wake Health Medical Group team, where she is able to utilize her skills and abilities in medical administration while offering excellent customer service. She looks forward to meeting you!

Jennifer F. – RN

Jennifer is a graduate from ECU school of nursing. She has been an aesthetics nurse for over 4 years and has earned the prestigious title of Master Injector from Allergan, the number one distributor of nuromodulators in the country. Jennifer’s passion is in helping her patients feel good about themselves. She lives in Zebulon with her fiancé Zack and their 6 dogs. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, being outside and playing with her dogs.

Vickie G. – Aesthetics Clinical Coordinator

Vickie has been in the medical aesthetics field sing 2009. She earned her certification as a Certified Laser Technician at the National Laser Institute in 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She loves making a difference in people’s lives. Vickie feels she can work with people to find a way that fits in with their busy lives. She enjoys advancing her knowledge with continuing education to stay current with new ways to help patients achieve their goals. When she’s not at Wake Health, she loves spending time with her husband and her 2-year old son Bodie.

Stormy M. – Medical Assistant

As a new member of the Wake Health Aesthetics team and a recent transplant to the Raleigh area, Stormy brings with her more than a decade of experience in advanced laser technology, chemical peels, dermaplanning, massage therapy and nutritional wellness. Prior to joining Wake Health, Stormy owned and operated a successful private day spa and art gallery in Roanoke, Va. that provided upscale skin, body and wellness services. Stormy works diligently to provide the highest standard of care to her clients and prides herself in bringing joy and exceptionalism to everything she does. Happily married with two beautiful daughters, Stormy enjoys exercise, art, crafts, and spending time with her family and dogs.

Samantha R. – Medical Assistant

Samantha Rosa recently relocated to NC from Nashville, TN. She Graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2013, and is passionate and energetic about learning new advancements in skin care. Making people feel better about themselves and seeing the improvements they can achieve is what she loves most about esthetics. She spends her free time reading, baking and being active with her two rescue dogs, Kain and Knox. She also loves going on hikes and trips to the beach. She’s always ready to try something new!

Norma – Medical Assistant

Graduated from ECPI university of Raleigh, North Carolina with an associates degree in Medical Assistant. I’m also certified in phlebotomy and EKG tech. I have worked as a MA in urgent care and pediatrics for over 3 years. I have always had a passion for working in the medical field and having the opportunity to interact with new and interesting people every day. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing that I’m actually helping people. I’m very happy to be part of WHMG. On my free time I enjoy cooking, exercising, running and spending time with my friends and family.

Alexis S. – Medical Assistant

Alexis is new here at Wake Health Medical Group, she started September of 2012. Alexis is currently attending Wake Technical Community College working towards her Associates in science. Once graduated from Wake Technical College, she will attend East Carolina University to obtain her Business Degree. Always being interested in skin care and cosmetics, she found Wake Health Medical Group. Alexis is experienced in customer service and enjoys interacting with patients, making them feel welcomed as soon walk in the door. She looks forward to meeting you!

Lisa D. – Insurance and Financial Supervisor

Lisa recently joins Wake Health Medical Group bringing 25+ years of experience in the medical field encompassing both the clinical and financial side of the profession. She is a Raleigh North Carolina native and enjoys her children, grandchildren, husband, dog Bella, gardening, the beach and reading. She is pleased to be a new team member at Wake and looks forward to assisting patients with any insurance or financial questions or concerns.

Kelly W. – Patient Liaison

Kelly is a native of North Carolina, and she has 10 years of experience in the spa and beauty business. She enjoys providing excellent customer service while helping people look & feel better about themselves. She came to Wake Health Medical Group to expand her knowledge of the medical side of the industry.

Michelle W. – Front Staff Supervisor

Michelle graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Her passion for business drives her dedication to continuously find ways to improve the customer experience. Her desire is to create an environment that is efficient, welcoming, and professional. When she isn’t working, Michelle enjoys spending time with her daughter, shopping, or unwinding with friends.

Valerie L. – Administrative Assistant/Medical Assistant

Valerie is native to NC and love both the mountains and the beach. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Valerie loves baking, hiking/running, volunteering, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys interacting and helping patients!

Anica V. – Administrative Assistant

Anica is a native of North Carolina with more than 10 years of medical/ customer service experience. She attended North Carolina Wesleyan College where she obtained her B.A in Business Administration. She has a passion for making people smile and ensuring that all of their needs are met. Her passion is giving back to her community, through the many charity organizations that she is associated with. When Aninca is not working, you can catch her on her motorcycle, or spending quality time with her 10 year old son.

Ashley S. – Administrative Assistant

Ashley Stewart comes to Wake Health with a background in esthetics and customer service. She is currently studying to obtain her Bachelors of Business Administration degree. She enjoys working with customers to ensure their needs are met to the fullest extent. In her free time, she likes to explore Raleigh with her two dogs, as well as travel with her friends and family.

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