Meet the UCI Staff

Melanie Castillo
Ambulatory Practice Manager for Plastic Surgery

Christine Solis
Practice Manager

LaVonne Hart, RN
Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse

Jennifer Izzarelli
Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Jennifer IzzarelliJennifer Izzarelli is a Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Jennifer earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she was one of only twenty five students chosen for dual specialties: Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist.

She is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses (ASPSN) and Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing. She holds her board certification through the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB).

Jennifer spent several years as the sole Nurse Practitioner working alongside surgeons in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department at Harbor UCLA hospital. She was introduced to aesthetics in 2013 where she fell in love with the concepts of combining her surgical training with non-surgical beauty treatments and facial design.

Serving the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas, she is a leader in both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic beauty treatments. She has had advanced training with ZO skin care and received exclusive training on the patented non-surgical ArqueDerma® Lift. She is a master injector providing advanced neuromodulator treatments to the face and neck along with her vast knowledge of skincare and lasers.

Amaju Amoruwa

Amaju prides herself in demonstrating result oriented treatments by utilizing chemical peels, microdermabrasion, clinically-validated skincare products, and other technological advancements to provide the best outcomes for her patients. She continuously researches new developments within the industry, and stays abreast of new information in her field to determine the appropriate solutions customized to her patient’s concerns. She has established herself in various areas of the beauty industry, by contributing to global product development initiatives with well-known beauty brands like Estee Lauder and MAC Cosmetics, providing makeup artistry within the entertainment industry, and engulfing herself in cosmetic and medical dermatology.