Meet the Team


Appointment Coordinator

Jeanne started at Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics in 1993, left for several years, and then returned in 2002. She enjoys meeting people, getting to know each patient by name, and forming friendships with them and their parents. Jeanne greets and checks in patients, schedules appointments, and monitors the flow. She also answers our phones and interacts with other dental offices. Jeanne loves how our doctors and team members give individualized attention to each and every patient.
Outside of the office, Jeanne enjoys meeting people, getting together with new and old friends, and trying new restaurants. She likes watching football, going treasure hunting at antique stores, and loves spending time with her grown son, Matt, and her Gold Retriever, Rudy.


Appointment Coordinator

Laine joined the Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics team in 2005. She enjoys seeing the changes in our patients’ self-esteem during treatment and their excitement when they see their new smile. Laine welcomes patients, checks them in and out, and gathers information for their charts. She also schedules appointments and answers the phones. She loves being part of a practice where the doctors and team are family-oriented and caring.
Laine and her husband Mike have three daughters: the family enjoys their time together and also being with friends.


Financial/Insurance Coordinator

Marisha joined our team in 1997, having started in the dental field in 1993, working for a periodontist and then a general dentist. She likes working with our doctors, her coworkers, and our patient family. Marisha handles all insurance tasks, including verification, filing, and follow-ups. She also works on contracts, develops the office schedule, and is back-up for the front desk.
Marisha and her husband Mike were married in 1995. They have two children and three grandchildren, Gabriel, Sophia, and Mason. Marisha loves making memories with her family, helping Mike at their family-owned business, and volunteering at church.


Office Support Coordinator

Missy graduated from Pensacola State College’s Dental Assisting program and has worked in the field since 1980. She joined us in 1993 and enjoys the variety of her days. Missy handles some of the non-patient activities for the practice. She helps with our marketing efforts and assists with purchasing, inventory, and working with vendors. Missy enjoys being part of a hard working team in a relaxed atmosphere, where she’s always surrounded by smiles.
When not working, Missy enjoys being with her husband, two children, and the three family cats. She likes all types of crafts and DIY projects.


Treatment Coordinator

Debbie is both a Certified Dental Assistant and Orthodontic Assistant. She’s been with us since 1996 and is happy to meet people as they’re starting care. Debbie talks with patients and parents about different treatment plans and financial arrangements, answers questions, and makes sure people make informed decisions about care. She loves how our team feels like a family, where we come together to create perfect smiles that improve patients’ lives.
Debbie and her husband Eric have been married more than 25 years. They have two wonderful sons, Jake and Cody, as well as three pampered cats and two spoiled, over-sized dogs. Theirs is a tightly-knit family that enjoys their time together.


Treatment Coordinator

Becky started with us in 1998, as an Appointment Coordinator. After leaving us to raise her children, she returned in 2017 as Treatment Coordinator. Becky meets with new patients and parents, reviews treatment options, and explains fees and payment plans. Her goal, like that of everyone at here, is to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere where patients feel at home.
Outside of work, Becky enjoys time with her husband and two beautiful children. The family likes weekend boat rides with friends, Saints games in New Orleans, and Becky loves having fun with her fabulous Mardi Gras Krewes.


Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Sarah has certification in orthodontics and radiation. She started working in the field in 2000, joined Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics in 2006, and enjoys helping give patients beautiful smiles. Sarah assists the doctors with procedures, provides patient care, orders our clinical supplies, and handles staff scheduling. She enjoys spending her days with people she considers to be part of her extended family.
Sarah is a mother to two beautiful daughters and a wife to a man she adores. She likes gardening, cooking, relaxing on our beautiful beaches, and time with family and friends, especially during football season: GEAUX LSU TIGERS & WHO DAT SAINTS!


Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Iris graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Pensacola Junior College. She interned with us in 2001 and never left! Working in the clinic, she assists the doctors with a variety of orthodontic procedures, including placing braces, adjustments, and – Iris’s favorite – removing braces. She loves being part of a patient’s orthodontic experience and seeing the finished smiles.
Iris has a beautiful daughter and a sweet dog, Indie. When not working, she loves volunteering with various local organizations and loves the outdoors.


Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Tami is a Dental Assistant and a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. She started in the field in 1997 and joined us in 2007. She likes getting to know each patient on a personal level, learning about their interests and adventures. For Tami, our patients become part of her family and she feels it’s a gift to get to know them. Tami takes patient records, including X-rays, impressions, photos, and scans. She also helps in the clinic with adjustments and loves being part of a caring team.
Tami and her husband settled in Pensacola when he retired from the U.S. Air Force. They and their daughter love all the different outdoor activities in the area. Tami likes archery, boating, camping, and the family loves traveling.


Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Shawna is a Certified Dental Assistant, a Certified Orthodontic Assistant, and has been with us since 2011. She likes helping our doctors to create beautiful smiles that give patients new confidence and knows the experience first-hand: Dr. Cabassa created her smile when she was a teenager! Shawna takes patient records and impressions and assists the doctors with procedures. She loves working with both doctors, as she knows the outcome will be perfect.
Shawna and her awesome husband Joseph where married in 2014. They recently adopted a rescue puppy, Bella. Along with playing with Bella, Shawna enjoys running and weightlifting.


Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Jan started in the field in 1979 and joined us in 2011. She enjoys meeting patients during treatment and seeing how the change in each person’s smile changes their self-esteem. Jan assists the doctor with different procedures and educates patients about oral hygiene. She likes working with great doctors and a supportive, welcoming team that achieves great smiles for our patients!
Originally from Metairie, LA, Jan now lives in Foley, AL, with her family. She and her husband Ed have been married almost 30 years. Jan has two daughters, three step-children, eight grandchildren, and five dogs and five cats! Jan’s hobbies include gardening, Mardi Gras, and cheering for the Saints.


Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Veralyn, or “V” as most of us call her, joined us in 2014. She’s a Certified Dental Assistant and Certified Orthodontic Assistant, started working in the field in 2002, and loves getting to know patients on a personal level: she says our patients brighten her day. Veralyn assists the doctors during appointments and educates patients on proper oral hygiene. She’s glad to be part of a team that’s banded together to keep patients smiling and help each achieve a smile they love.
Veralyn was born in Spain and raised in Florida. She and her husband Drew just had their first child – a boy – in January 2018. She and Drew love traveling and trying new things. The beach has always been Veralyn’s happy place, so she’s thrilled to live in our area.