Everyone has a special gift they can contribute to the world. –Amy Gouley, PA-C, Founder

Amy GouleyAbout Amy Gouley, PA-C

A face scattered with pimples can create a devastating shield, suppressing a teenager’s potential to develop self esteem, resulting in a rapid progression of sadness, shame and negative attitudes.

Happy people are typically successful, productive, responsible citizens and more likely to display empathy and compassion. Project Happy Face spreads smiles through our communities one face at a time.

Amy teaches students the importance of civility and encourages them to give back to their communities.

“I want these kids to learn that fostering humanity is the golden ticket that many people have simply forgotten about. I want to change the way our future generation treats and feels toward others,” said Gouley.

Cosmopolitan (USA) - 2014-02-01 - BY ANGELA LEDGERWOOD.
Cosmopolitan (USA) – 2014-02-01 – BY ANGELA LEDGERWOOD.

Project Happy Face believes all of the essential components necessary for a happy life begin with a smile. When a teenager looks in the mirror and identifies a clearer complexion it facilitates a positive growth and increases confidence in them. Students are more likely to invest their time studying, establish relationships with teachers, and create meaningful contributions to their communities.

  • Ms. Gouley is a board certified Physician Assistant specializing in Medical, Surgical, Pediatric and Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • After receiving “Northern Arizona University Outstanding Senior Award”, Amy graduated with honors and president of the biology honor society Beta Beta Beta.
  • Upon graduation from NAU she went to Western University of Medical Sciences, receiving the “Humanism Scholarship” and graduated in 2003.
  • Amy was awarded 2009-2010 Woman of the Year by NAPW for her dedication and leadership in her profession of dermatology.
  • Recently, Amy was named Cosmopolitan Magazine’s August 2014 Fun and Fearless Female.
  • Amy’s continues her passion to participate annually for the Care Harbor health fair in Los Angeles.Amy maintains a very athletic lifestyle. She is a triathlete, has completed an Ironman, plays coed soccer and cycles to work. Amy enjoys hiking the Grand Canyon, fly fishing, Pilates, tennis, golf and skiing. Amy is also a Aldo Leopold Land Ethics Leader and an active volunteer for the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council. Locally, Amy is a volunteer Land Steward for Skagit Valley Land and Trust.

I am excited and honored to be a part of Project Happy Face; Acne can be a devastating condition for young people, and through Project Happy Face we can help these teenagers improve their self esteem, which in turn can empower them to create a brighter future. The bright faces of our teens are our future! . –Dr. Susan Kallal, M.D., PharmD

Dr. Susan Kallal, M.D., PharmD

Dr. Kallal is a Board Certified Dermatologist, having completed her Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery residency at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She graduated with Honors from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Kallal completed her Medical Internship in Internal Medicine, also in San Antonio. Prior to medical school, Dr. Kallal completed a separate Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Kallal believes that when treating skin conditions, the entire person should be considered and treated in an integrative fashion. When possible, natural remedies and nutritional supplements are integrated into the treatment plan.

“I believe that factors such as nutrition and stress play an integral role in skin conditions, and as a health care provider, I like to address these factors when possible. Often, Western Medicine treats each disease and part of the body separately, when in fact they are related; the skin is often a window to what is happening in the entire body, and should be viewed as such.”

Dr. Kallal is originally from Alberta Canada, where she ran varsity Track and Field and Cross Country for both the University of Alberta, and the University of Victoria. She continues to have a passion for sports, and is an avid runner, road cyclist, and swimmer.