2021 NSDDS Election Information

Here is the slate of candidates for the 2021 NSDDS Election. All votes received from Fellows eligible to vote by December 1 will be counted. The new Board of Directors will take office in conjunction with the Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for January 20, 2022.
President Whitney Hovenic, MD, MPH, will succeed to the position of Immediate Past President. Vice President Douglas Fife, MD, will succeed to the position of President.   

Whitney Hovenic, MD, MPH


Whitney Hovenic, MD, MPH, is a Mohs surgeon in Reno at the Skin Cancer and Dermatology Institute. Dr. Hovenic was the catalyst for the creation of NSDDS. She found a handful of other Nevada dermatologists who wanted to come together to share knowledge and support patient safety in their state. She lives in Reno with her husband and two daughters. They love skiing and hiking in Tahoe and traveling internationally.


Douglas Fife, MD

Vice President

Douglas Fife, MD, is the founder of Vivida Dermatology (formerly Surgical Dermatology & Laser Center), a full-service dermatology practice dedicated to exceptional care of patients. He is a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon who is passionate about Mohs, reconstruction, acne scar therapy and laser medicine. With fellow Las Vegas dermatologists Drs. Candace Spann and Rob Lieberman, he started a Dermatology Journal Club in 2010, which meets monthly and has helped unify the southern Nevada dermatology community. Vivida has 12 outstanding providers and four locations in Nevada and Southern Utah. Dr. Fife loves spending time with his three children, surfing, snowboarding, fishing, golfing and mountain biking.


Jennifer DePry, DO


Jennifer DePry, DO, is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. She has a strong clinical and research interest in skin cancer, particularly among immunosuppressed patients. Providing exceptional care to patients, contributing to dermatology research efforts and serving as a guest editor for medical journals are some of the most rewarding aspects of her career. She is a certified yoga instructor and also enjoys outdoor sports, exploring new cities and cooking with her husband and son.

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H.L. Greenberg, MD


H.L. Greenberg, MD, is a board certified dermatologist and the founder of Las Vegas Dermatology. A fierce patient advocate, clinical assistant professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, international lecturer and runner, Dr. Greenberg looks forward to improving the lives of patients through his role as Treasurer at NSDDS.

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Lenore Kakita, MD


Lenore Kakita, MD, has been a practitioner and champion of dermatology for nearly 50 years with a focus on quality care for patients. She has served as the President of the Los Angeles Dermatologic Society, President of the California Dermatologic Society, Chair of the Advisory Board of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Member of the AAD Board of Directors, Chair of the AAD Reimbursement Committee, the Dermatology Liaison to Medicare and the President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society. In 2003, she received the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Dermatology Foundation. She has educated future dermatologists as an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCLA for over 30 years. Now retired, she stays active in the Las Vegas Dermatology Journal Club, Women Physicians Medical Society in Las Vegas and participates in the annual Maui Dermatology meetings.


Jonathan Staidle, MD


Jonathan Staidle, MD, is a board certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon who works in Sparks and Reno for the Skin Cancer and Dermatology Institute. With a rich history of serving as a medical volunteer, teaching assistant and tutor, Dr. Staidle is as passionate about educating people as he is about helping to heal them. Dr. Staidle is an outdoor enthusiast and adrenaline junkie who enjoys international travel, hiking, camping and snowboarding.


Irene Mannering, MD


Irene Mannering, MD, is a board certified dermatologist that practices medical dermatology in Sparks and Reno at the Skin Cancer and Dermatology Institute. She is also an active community faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Mannering enjoys spending time with her two children, husband and dogs. They love to hike, bike, travel and fish as a family. Dr. Mannering is also an avid runner and can often be found running the trails and streets of Reno in the early mornings with her 520 running group.