Amy Gouley is a Physician Assistant specializing in Medical, Surgical, Pediatric, and Cosmetic Dermatology. Upon graduation from Northern Arizona University, Amy went to Western University of Medical Sciences. There, she received the “Humanism Scholarship” and graduated in 2003. In 2009 she founded the nonprofit Project Happy Face. Project Happy Face provides free dermatologic treatments and products to disadvantaged high school students. To receive her services students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be on track to attend a four-year college or university, display community involvement, and complete three essay questions. Project Happy Face beneficiaries also pay it forward. All recipients of these free dermatology services sign a contract stating they will smile at strangers, and once they have embarked on their career, give back to their communities.
Gouley’s charitable contributions extend beyond Project Happy Face. She has volunteered for many years at Los Angeles Care Harbor, an annual three-day event where people with little or no access to health care can be examined and treated at no cost. Amy also has traveled to the jungles of Haiti to provide dermatological services, seeing approximately 60-70 patients a day for ten days. After handling the dermatology patients, she would then volunteer in the dental clinic addressing oral health issues. She also is an active volunteer with the American Academy of Dermatology, performing melanoma screenings at least twice a year. She was named a Cosmopolitan Magazine Fun and Fearless Female in 2014.
Amy maintains an athletic lifestyle. She has completed an Ironman and plays golf and tennis. Amy enjoys skiing, hiking the Grand Canyon, and is an Aldo Leopold Land Ethic Leader. Amy teaches cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma and enjoys cooking and baking for her family and friends.