Meet our team of skin care professionals and dermatologists in Portage

At the beginning we had only two physicians. Now, our growing practice has three physicians and three physician assistants who treat patients with general dermatology needs. In our Laser & Skin Care Center, we have two aestheticians who provide cosmetic dermatology procedures under the supervision of our dermatologists. Our skin care specialists will help you decide which treatment or combination of treatments will be the most beneficial for your skin.

Southwest Michigan Dermatology

Craig A. Mohney, MD FAAD, FASMS
Craig A. Mohney, MD FAAD, FASMS
Board Certified Dermatologist / Owner

Dr. Mohney graduated from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1992. He received his internal medicine residency training at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. In 1995, he became board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Mohney received his dermatology resident training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. In 1998, he became Board Certified in Dermatology. Dr. Mohney is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society for Mohs Microsurgery. Also, in 1998, he became partners with David C. Semler, MD and opened Southwest Michigan Dermatology. Dr. Mohney practices general dermatology, including treatment for psoriasis, acne, skin cancer, and warts, as well as, cosmetic dermatology. He also performs Mohs Microsurgery for skin cancer.

Dr. Mohney, his wife, Jean, and their four children reside in Portage, where he has lived most of his life. His interests include hunting, fishing, running, and recreational sports.

David C. Semler, MD FAAD
David C. Semler, MD FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist / Owner

Dr. Semler graduated from the Ohio State University School of Medicine in 1994. He received his dermatology residency training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. In 1998, he became Board Certified in Dermatology. Also, in 1998, he became partners with Craig A. Mohney, MD and opened Southwest Michigan Dermatology. Dr. Semler practices general dermatology, including treatment for psoriasis, acne, skin cancer, and warts, as well as, cosmetic dermatology. He also performs Mohs Microsurgery for skin cancer.

Dr. Semler, his wife, Colleen, and their four children reside in Portage. He was born and raised in Ohio prior to moving to Southwest Michigan. His interests include sports, golf, snow skiing, personal fitness, and travel.

Jessica E. Liggett, MD, FAAD
Jessica E. Liggett, MD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist / Owner

Dr. Liggett graduated at the top of her class at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her dermatology residency training was completed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she received the C.S. Livingood Dermatology Award as the highest-ranked resident in her graduating class. In 2010, Dr. Liggett became Board Certified in Dermatology. After residency she stayed on as faculty at Henry Ford Hospital where she practiced general and inpatient dermatology and served as a clinical lecturer and supervising staff for residents in training. Dr. Liggett then completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver, under the instruction of Drs. James Fitzpatrick, MD and Loren Golitz, MD, where she was trained in advanced immunohistochemical analysis of skin biopsies, including direct immunofluorescence techniques. Dr. Liggett practices dermatopathology and general dermatology, including the treatment of psoriasis, the cutaneous manifestations of connective tissue disorders, autoimmune bullous diseases, acne, skin cancer and warts, as well as, cosmetic dermatology.  

Dr. Liggett, her husband, Ben, and two kids recently moved back to the Kalamazoo area. Both Dr. Liggett and her husband grew up in Southwest Michigan and are graduates of Mattawan High School. Her interests include golf, running, fishing, baking, and entertaining.

Jennifer Williford, PA-C
Jennifer Williford, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Jennifier Williford graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Western Michigan University in 1998. In 2001, she received her Master of Science in Medicine, Physician Assistant from Western Michigan University. She has practiced as a physician assistant in dermatology since 2001 in St. Joseph, Marshall, Kalamazoo, and Portage. Jennifer, her husband, and three sons reside in Paw Paw.

Emily Roberts, PA-C
Emily Roberts, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Emily Roberts graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Western Michigan University in 2006. In 2008, she received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Central Michigan University. Emily has practiced as a physician assistant in dermatology since 2009 in Manistee. Emily, her husband, and two children reside in Portage.

Jacqueline J. James, PA-C
Jacqueline J. James, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Jacqueline J. James graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Alma College in 2005. In 2007, she received her Master of Science in Physician Studies from Alma College. Jackie previously practiced in Emergency Medicine in Marshall and Jackson and neurosurgery in Kalamazoo. Jackie, her husband, and daughter reside in Portage.

Stephanie Sabater-Geib, PA-C
Stephanie Sabater-Geib, PA-C
Physician Assistant

**Joining us October 2017**

Stephanie is a former buckeye graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. She then became a certified Physician Assistant after completing her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from South College in Tennessee.  She is a proud member of the SDPA (Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants). Stephanie's prior experience in Internal Medicine brings a unique diversity to our practice as well as her ability to speak fluent Spanish. She has previously worked in dermatology in Indiana before joining our practice. 

Laser & Skin Care Center

Cherice Michael
Cherice Michael
Licensed Medical Aesthetician / Make-Up Artist

Cherice brings a special level of fresh, creative expertise to the practice. Her training in make-up artistry has been achieved through various professional, commercial brands. She has honed her skills by doing behind the scenes make-up for runway shows, bridal parties, and music videos. Cherice's desire to deliver high quality aesthetic skincare therapy, coupled with her background in therapeutic nursing care and make-up artistry, allows her the opportunity to perform her talents in a unique way.

Cherice's skills include: Skin analysis, facials, peels, acne care, microneedling, medical microdermabrasion, eyelash and make-up applications, and lessons. Cherice is certified on the Lumenis One IPL, Light Sheer Duet Laser hair removal, CoolSculpting, and is an Ultherapist performing Ultherapy treatments.
Cherice received her training in advanced aesthetics at the Michigan College of Beauty in Monroe. Before Cherice’s formal training, she consistently worked in the cosmetics field. Her start as a young runway model sparked an interest in make-up and from there; her passion for skincare was born.

Linda Thomas
Linda Thomas
Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Linda graduated with a degree in Aesthetics from the School of Designing Arts and holds many certifications in aesthetics and lasers. She also has a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Michigan State University. Linda performs facials, dermaplaning, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, intense pulse light photorejuvenation, laser hair removal and Ultherapy and is certified in CoolSculpting. Linda has extensive product knowledge to guide you in choosing what is best, for you, from our medical grade skin care lines.

Amber Peters
Amber Peters
Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Amber trained at the Booker Institute, gaining her certification in Aesthetics in 2001.  Since that time, she has worked at several medical spas in Southwest Michigan.  Amber is certified in lasers, chemical peels, CoolSculpting, and has extensive knowledge and experience with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) photorejuvenation.  She prides herself in setting up skin care treatment plans in order to help patients meet their health and beauty goals.

Amber resides in Hudsonville with her family.

Reception and Scheduling

Amanda E.
Knickhole
Melissa
Natalie
Renee
Silvia
Wanda 

Clerical Support

Kimberly
Jan

Clinical Staff

Adriana, RMA
Angela, RN
Brandie, CCMA
Chelsea, LPN
Hannah, CMA
Heather, CMA
Jennifer, RMA
Julia, CCMA
Nate, CCMA
Shawn, RN, DNC
Wendy, RN

Business Office

Joanna, CDC
Kathi
Nancy, CDC

Administrator

Christie L. Dando, CMPE

Business Office Manager

Lisa Makela-Walters, CPC, CDC

Business Management Assistant

Kathy Rozek

Skin Care Manager

Jean Mohney

Medical Records

Amanda E.
Dawn