Meet Our Team

Our Newell Orthodontics team members are excited to meet you! Each of our talented team members is passionate about providing exceptional orthodontic results and extraordinary customer service. We truly value the trust our patients place in us, and we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to exceed your expectations.



Meet our team


Lisa, Scheduling Coordinator

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Lisa joined our practice in January 2011 after working in the fitness industry for 11 years. Lisa is often the first smiling face you’ll see when you enter our office, and she is wonderful at accomodating each of our patients to ensure their appointments fit their busy schedules. In addition to her role as scheduling coordinator, Lisa is also trained as a certified orthodontic assistant. Lisa lives by the motto that laughing is the best medicine, and she loves watching our patients discover and enjoy their new smiles.

She lives in Jefferson with her husband Jeff, their three children, Jeff, Noah, and Cherish, and their dog, guinea pig, fish, and bird. Lisa loves spending time with her family, exercising, and listening to all kinds of music. She teaches a popular fitness class in Jefferson on Fridays as well!

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Janice, Treatment Coordinator

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Janice joined our team in June 2015, and she is excited to be working in the field of orthodontics! She has a passion for helping others find ways to live happier and healthier lives. Janice looks forward to meeting new friends every day at Newell Orthodontics and guiding our patients and their families through the journey of achieving their goal of a healthy and beautiful smile!

Janice has enjoyed success in a variety of career fields, from court reporting to advertising and marketing to driving a school bus for Jefferson City Schools. She is married to her husband Barry, and they have four children: Nicole, John, Katie, and Savanna. In her free time, Janice enjoys culinary arts (especially baking cakes and pastries) and entertaining family and friends at home with her three dogs and cat!

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Kathy, Treatment Coordinator

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Kathy joined our Newell Orthodontics team in August 2008. After taking a short break to spend more time with her family, Kathy is thrilled to be back as one of our talented treatment coordinators! She loves getting to know our patients and their families and helping to design beautiful, healthy smiles that change lives.

In her spare time, she loves to travel and shop, and she hasn’t encountered a beach yet that she doesn't love. Kathy and her husband have three grown children and two Maltese dogs named Reagan and Kennedy.

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April, Financial and Insurance Coordinator

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April joined our team in March 2017 with previous experience in the orthodontic field. She enjoys working with each of our patients and the family to create payment plans to fit their budget. April also files all insurance claims and is available to answer any financial or insurance questions our patients may have throughout their treatment.

April lives in Flowery Branch with her husband Josh, two dogs, Piper and Red, and two cats, Flower and Bumble. She loves to meet new people and making each of our patients smile. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and playing video games.

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Linda, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

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Linda is one of our sweet and talented orthodontic assistants. She joined our practice in August 2010 and has more than 22 years of orthodontic experience. Linda loves to make our patients and their families smile, and we are very fortunate to have her extensive orthodontic knowledge and experience on our team.

A native of Watkinsville, Linda now lives in Elberton with her husband David, sons Tom and Eric, and their dog Reagan. In her time outside the office, Linda enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach.

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Rhonda, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

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Rhonda joined our practice in March 2012, and she brings 13 years of experience to our orthodontic team. Rhonda’s combination of orthodontic experience and friendly personality make her a favorite of our patients.

Rhonda has been married to her high-school sweetheart for more than 25 years, and they have two wonderful children, Courtney and Daniel. Rhonda loves spending quality time with her three grandchildren. She also loves to craft and shop at flea markets in her spare time. She would like to meet Ellen DeGeneres in person one day!

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Makenzie, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

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Makenzie joined our team in September 2014. She graduated from Jefferson High School and is currently enrolled at the University of North Georgia and studying pre-dentistry. She is very eager to learn new things in the dental field, and she looks forward to working with our team and patients every day!

Makenzie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Bulldogs, and playing with her dog, Paisley. Her favorite food is Mexican, and she loves to shop at T.J. Maxx.

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Katherine, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

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Katherine joined our team as an orthodontic assistant in May 2015 with more than four years of orthodontic experience. Katherine has always had a passion for making people smile, and her extensive experience in all areas of our practice make her an incredible asset to our team!

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family and going on cruises. She lives in Jefferson with her husband Tim, two daughters, and her Husky. Katherine is currently enrolled at Lanier Technical College for dental hygiene with the goal of becoming an orthodontist.

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Heather, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

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Heather joined our team as a certified orthodontic assistant in February 2016 with 19 years of orthodontic experience. Heather’s sweet personality and years of experience make her a valuable addition to our team.

She and her husband Matt have a son Caleb, dogs Duke and Anna, and a cat Coco. In her time away from the office, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and photography. 

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Madison, Orthodontic Records Coordinator

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Madison joined our team as an orthodontic records coordinator in October 2016 after working as an orthodontic lab technician. She loves meeting new people and making each of our patients smile!

In her free time, Madison enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and traveling. 

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Katie, Practice Coordinator

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Katie is Dr. Newell’s wife and our practice coordinator. She enjoys getting to know our patients and their families and working with her husband to build their family business. Katie loves the friendly atmosphere at our office, and you’ll often see her working behind the scenes with her little helpers: Parker, Reese, and Collier.

Katie has her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her law degree from the University of Georgia. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, and enjoys playing with her two Chocolate Labs, running, traveling, and photography.

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