Meet Our Staff

Danica Cugnoni, Office Manager & Billing Coordinator 

Danica has been at Surfside Pediatrics since 2007. She is the office manager for Surfside Pediatrics. She is also part of our billing department assisting our patients with insurance and patient account questions. She lives in Oxnard and is married and has two boys. She enjoys reading, hiking and cheering on her sons at their baseball and water polo games. 

Shannon Coronado, Billing Coordinator

Shannon joined Surfside Pediatrics in 2017. Shannon helps with the insurance and patient billing. Before joining Surfside Pediatrics she was worked at an ENT office in Santa Barbara for 7 years and at a OB/GYN office for 10 years. She lives in Ventura and is married and has four children. She enjoys cross fit, gardening and spending time with her family.

Celina Acosta, Front Office 

Celina joined Surfside Pediatrics in 2014. She is one of our front desk schedulers. She worked as a scheduling coordinator at a medical clinic in Ventura before joining Surfside Pediatrics. She is fluent in Spanish. She lives in Santa Paula and is married and mother two cute little boys. She enjoys spending time with family and cheering on the Dodgers.

Wendy Case, Front Office

Wendy joined Surfside Pediatrics in 2016. She is one of our front desk schedulers.  Prior to Surfside she worked at Channel Islands Surgery Center. She then took time to raise her entergetic two boys before returning to the work force. She is bright and bubbly and we are excited to have her as part of our team. She is married and lives in Oxnard. She enjoys family vacations, hiking, Zumba, and she is an avid animal lover.

Edna Perez, Front Office 

Edna joined Surfside Pediatrics in 2017. She is one of our front desk schedulers.  Before joining Surfside Pediatrics she was worked as a member services representative at Anthem Blue Cross. Before children she was s surgery scheduler for an orthopedic surgeon. She is fluent in Spanish. She lives in Oxnard and is married and a mother of 2 active boys, a sassy little girl and two teenage step-children. She enjoys watching her boys at soccer and gymnastics and her daughter do ballet and tap dance. She supports her husband's love of Star Wars.

Nuvia Silva, Back Office Medical Assistant 

Nuvia has been with Surfside Pediatrics since we opened our doors in 2006. Nuvia is our lead back office medical assistant. Before joining Surfside Pediatrics she was worked at another pediatric office for six years as a medical assistant. She is fluent in Spanish. She lives in Oxnard and is a mother of twin girls and a boy. She is a Dodgers sport fanatic and loves going to Dodgers games.

Paola Renteria, Back Office Medical Assistant 

Paola joined Surfside Pediatrics in 2013 as a back office Medical Assistant. Prior to Surfside Pediatrics she worked at a family practice in Fillmore. She is fluent in Spanish. She lives in Santa Paula and is married and mother to a daughter. She loves to go to the beach and park and watch movies. She is an avid shopper at the 99cent Store and Thrift Stores.

Denise Castro, Back Office Medical Assistant

Denise joined Surfside Pediatrics in 2016. She has been in the healthcare field for 15 years and previously worked at Simi Pediatrics and Conejo Children's Medical Group. She lives in Camarillo and keeps busy with her three children. She enjoys hiking and going to the beach with her kids and nephews.

Laura Tapia, Back Office Medical Assistant

Laura joined Surfside Pediatrics in 2017 as a back office Medical Assistant. Before joining Surfside she worked as a medical assistant for a Pediatrician at Clinicas del Camino Real in Moorpark. She lives in Oxnard and is married and keeps busy with her little boy. She is excited to welcome a new baby this September. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching the Dodgers and professional soccer games.

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Office Hours
Monday:8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday:8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday:8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday:8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed