Meet Our Team
Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive experience every time you visit our practice.
We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!
Debbie is the staff member who coordinates between our patients, their parents, and our doctors. She welcomes new patients to the practice, shows them around the office, and spends time getting to know each patient on an individual level. She talks with our patients about the processes involved in straightening their teeth, answers all questions, and calms any concerns that a patient might have. Debbie is always there for our patients, responding to any issues that arise. In her home life, Debbie lives with her husband. They have two sons, Jake and Cody. They are also the proud owners of three pampered cats. A tightly-knit family, most of the time they are together, going to church, shopping, playing games, following basketball and football, and relaxing by the pool.
April has been with our practice since 2006. When not working, April spends her time with family, friends, and her two dogs, Jipsy and Elvis. She also enjoys cooking special meals and sharing them with the people she loves.
Insurance and Appointment Coordinator
Employed at our orthodontic practice since 1997, Marisha handles all our insurance tasks, including verification, filing, and follow-ups. She also works on contracts, develops the office schedule, and covers back-up duties for the front desk. When not in the office, Marisha spends time with her husband Mike, her daughter Myra, and her grandchild, Gabriel. She also volunteers with local schools and with her church.
Laine welcomes patients to our practice, handles the check-in and check-out processes, processes payments, and schedules appointments. She also is one of the staff who answers the phones. The best part of her work is seeing the end results of orthodontic treatments and the excitement of the patients who are thrilled to show off their new smiles. Laine lives with her husband Mike, and they have three lovely daughters. The most important thing in her life is her family and spending time with them.
Jeanne’s warm smile greets our patients as they come into the office. She handles scheduling appointments, checks patients in and out, and answers the phones with a cheerful voice. She also gathers information needed for patient files and makes the follow-up appointment phone calls. Jeanne works hard to ensure that patients are comfortable in the office and she enjoys getting to know the patients and their families. She has been married for 23 years and has an adult son. Outside the office, Jeanne savors time spent with family and friends, watching football and NASCAR, and playing with her Golden Retriever puppy, Rudy.
Working closely with our patients, Shawna makes orthodontic adjustments and ensures that patients are comfortable throughout the process. She is always ready to smile and provide reassurance and encouragement. The best part of her job, she says, is seeing the reaction of patients when the braces are removed and their new smile emerges. Keeping active when not working, Shawna enjoys playing tennis and tumbling. She also loves the beach, sunshine, and sunflowers.
Always ready with a smile and reassuring words, Iris assists our doctors with all orthodontic processes. She has been with our practice since 2001, and loves the interaction with patients and their families. When not working, Iris enjoys time spent outdoors, hiking in different state parks and relaxing on our local beaches.
With over 32 years of experience, Jan joined our team in 2012 as one of our chairside assistants. She works with patients during all phases of their orthodontic treatment, from banding and bonding to the day the braces finally come off. Making new patients feel comfortable and at home is one of her specialties! When she’s not in the office, Jan enjoys cheering for her hometown team, the New Orleans Saints.
Records Technician and Orthodontic Assistant
Tami creates the diagnostic records for our patients, including taking X-rays, photographs, and impressions. She also assists our orthodontists with patient treatment. Tami enjoys getting to know our patients and their families and finds great rewards in helping the patients achieve their perfect smiles. Married for 17 years, Tami has a daughter named Melody. She enjoys time at the beach, especially stand-up paddleboarding. Her other passions include attending sporting events, supporting the Blue Wahoos baseball team, and watching Troy University football games.
Sarah has been with our orthodontic practice since 2006. She works closely with the doctors when caring for patients, including assisting with placing braces, changing wires, taking X-rays and photographs, taking impressions, and removing braces. Sarah loves knowing she has helped give our patients the confidence to smile. A Pensacola native and a graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, Sarah has two beautiful daughters. She loves cooking for family and friends, and her favorite way to relax is on the beach.
Veralyn is our newest addition to our practice beginning 2014 and has 12.5 years experience as an orthodontic assistant. She is married to her husband, Drew, and they enjoy spending time together at the beach, the outdoors, and traveling.
Orthodontic Laboratory Technician
Mike is in charge of creating all the retainers and appliances for our patients. He works hard to fabricate the devices that will help straighten teeth and allow a new smile to emerge. Mike loves being a part of making and maintaining great smiles.
Supply and Inventory Coordinator
At our practice, Missy is in charge of making sure we have all the supplies we need to keep the office running smoothly. A team member at Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics since 1993, she keeps track of inventory and handles all purchases. She also assists with our marketing projects. At home, Missy is married and has two children.
Bookkeeper and Financial Coordinator
Annice is a key member of the staff at Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics. She handles all our financial transactions, from billing to balancing accounts each day. Annice has been with our practice since 2001 and she enjoys working at a successful orthodontic practice that is loved by the patients. At home, Annice has two sons and two cats named Batman and Jadee. In her free time, she pursues her love of music through teaching and performing.