Neely Takes on New Role
Susan Neely, a longtime board member of the Laguna Beach Community Clinic and local realtor, stepped into her new position as the organization’s elected president in June.
“As someone who has been a board member for multiple years, I’m glad Susan is taking the reins,” medical director Dr. Jorge Rubal says in a statement. “With the depth of her community involvement and business mind, she’s the perfect ambassador to the community and our donors.”
Neely explains her support succinctly. “The clinic provides excellent care to the uninsured and under insured,” she said.
Other officers elected include John Link, to the post of treasurer, and Deborah Engle, who joined the board in April, as secretary, clinic spokeswoman Monica Prado says in a statement.
Photo: Clinic medical director Dr. Jorge Rubal and board president Susan Neely
Dermatologist Opens Shop
Dr. Adrienne O’Connell, board certified in aesthetic medicine, recently opened Laguna Beach Aesthetics, Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center, 32392 S. Coast Highway.
A native of the Bay Area, O’Connell completed a residency in family medicine in Florida and a fellowship in emergency medicine at the University of Tennessee. After working in emergency medicine for 18 months, Dr. O’Connell enrolled in courses at the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine in San Diego, where she gained specialized training in an array of cosmetic procedures and studied stem cell therapy.
O’Connell offers an array of procedures, including hydration therapy in the office, home or hotel room.