Our Providers

Bonnie Straka, MD

Dr. Bonnie Straka is the founder and medical director of Albemarle Dermatology Associates and Signature Medical Spa.  She is a board-certified dermatologist who has served medical, surgical, and aesthetic patients in Charlottesville since 1991.  Dr. Straka is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Virginia Dermatology Society, the Medical Society of Virginia and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.  A summa cum laude graduate of Williams College, she earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut and completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Virginia.   She is the wife of mystery novelist Andy Straka and mom to Chris, Kelci, Lily, Aimee, Noelle, and Luke.  Dr. Straka is an adoption advocate, a lover of animals and a follower of Jesus Christ.  She also enjoys hiking, reading and anything chocolate.                                                       

Deborah Lockman, MD

Dr. Debbie Lockman is a board-certified dermatologist, specializing in medical and surgical dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Virginia Dermatology Society.  Dr. Lockman received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After receiving her B.A., she continued her education by earning her medical degree and completing residency training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.  Dr. Lockman is the resident wellbeing coach at the practice, inspiring those around her to lead a healthy lifestyle. She stays active by biking, swimming, and practicing yoga. She is the wife of Dr. Andy Lockman and mom to Matt and Emma.  In her free time, Dr. Lockman loves to read and enjoys arranging flowers for relaxation.

Hannah Pearce, MD

Dr. Hannah Pearce specializes in medical and surgical dermatology for adults and children.  A board-certified dermatologist, she has been practicing general dermatology since 1996 and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Dr. Pearce graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Princeton University. After earning her B.A., she attended medical school and completed her internship at the University of Maryland where she received a Faculty Gold Medal for Excellence in Medicine. She completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Pearce is a former member of the Virginia Dermatology Society and Albemarle County Medical Society. She is the wife of Dr. Bruce Cohen and mom to Madeline, Aaron, Ben, and Eli.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, mountain biking, and running.              

Sara Hawken, NP

Sara Hawken is a certified Adult Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in dermatology. She has over 15 years of clinical nursing experience and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Dermatology Nurses’ Association and Sigma Theta Tau. She was chosen as the prestigious President’s Award Recipient in 2014 for the “Highest Standards of Clinical Excellence” from Augusta Medical Group in Fishersville, VA. She has a nursing degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and aMaster’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As an ROTC graduate she served 5 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband, 4 sons, and baby daughter. She multi-tasks too much, but tries to find the time to read and cook when possible.

Jody Sproul, FNP

Jody Sproul is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner credentialed through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Jody earned her baccalaureate and master’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and has served in the nursing field since 2011. Her passion for patient care, healthy skin, and aesthetic medicine fueled her pursuit to specialize in Dermatology. Jody offers expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology including preventative solutions. She delivers a customized approach to enhance patients’ skin health and natural features. Outside of the office, Jody teaches water aerobics and enjoys hiking, running, wakeboarding, and spending time outdoors with family.  She is a strong supporter and advocate for Foundation Outreach International. This non-profit organization provides educational camps, scholarship opportunities, community development, and service projects globally.  



TEL: (434) 923-4651     FAX: (434) 964-3636     SPA: (434) 923-4646