Meet Our Team

The Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics Team

Each member of our highly experienced team is passionate about providing the most advanced and high quality orthodontic care possible.



Office Manager

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 1997.

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.



Appointment Coordinator

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 1993.

Jeanne started at Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics in 1993, left for several years, and then returned in 2004. 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

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2005.

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.



Treatment Coordinator

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 1997.

Debbie is both a Certified Dental Assistant and Orthodontic Assistant. She’s been with us since 1997 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 is married, has two wonderful sons, as well as an 18 year old pampered cat, called Naomi that completes their family.



Treatment Coordinator

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 1998.

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. She also loves to travel and adores time with her 2 Doodles!



Treatment Coordinator

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2022.

Shelby joined our team in 2022 soon after her husband, Drew, was offered a job here in Pensacola, FL as a Next Generation/Family Pastor. They moved here from Texas, where she started in the Orthodontic field as a Front Desk Receptionist. When she joined our team, we trained her as a Records Technician and then offered her the position as a Treatment Coordinator Assistant where she assists and leads New Patient Examinations to prepare future patients with a treatment and financial plan.

Shelby & Drew are about to give birth to their first child, Levi and are thrilled for this new season of parenthood, in which they’ve dreamt of having for years. They love fishing together, having game nights, spoiling their dogs, and spending time with their families in Mississippi & Georgia. Shelby’s goal in life is to continue learning & growing in the Lord, with her husband, and now as a new mom, all with a smile on her face!



Certified Orthodontic Assistant

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2006.

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

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2001.

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

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2007.

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 & Dental Assistant

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2011.

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 patlents 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 asists the doctors with procedures. She loves working with both doctors, as she knows the outcome will be perfect.

Shawna recently adopted a rescue puppy, Bella! Along with playing with Bella, Shawna enjoys running and weightlifting.



Certified Orthodontic Assistant

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2012.

Jan started in the field in 1979 and joined us in 2012. 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. 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

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2014.

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.



Records Technician & Clinical Assistant

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2022.

Amy has worked in the dental field for 15 years, but has a special interest in orthodontics. Her favorite part of ortho would have to be seeing the varying ages of our patients. From the young kids to the oldest, nothing beats seeing people transform their smile. Most importantly she is a wife and mother to two beautiful children. In her free time Amy enjoys running, biking, swimming, and cuddling with her golden retriever. 



Lab Technician

A member of the Woodfin Cabassa Team since 2022.

Jean has worked in orthodontics for almost 3 years. She loves working in the lab because she loves to work with her hands and see what she can create.  She finds so much joy in being a part of creating new smiles for our patients. Jean has just recently moved to Pensacola with her better half, Morgan, and their two cats Benny and Finnegan. When she’s not working, Jean enjoys crafting, going to local antique stores, and exploring new and unusual places- wherever that may be!

Get in Touch!


(850) 477-2180

4857 N 9th Ave Pensacola, FL 32503


(850) 477-2180

12385 Sorrento Rd, Ste A-1 Pensacola, FL 32507

Gulf Breeze

(850) 934-2828

41 E Fairpoint DrGulf Breeze, FL 32561

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