Meet Our Team

Come smile with us!

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 and make you smile.

We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and getting to know you and your family!


Kassandra, Patient Relations Coordinator


Kassandra joined our team in November 2019 as a Patient Relations Coordinator, and she is one of the first smiling faces you'll see when you enter our office. She graduated from dental assisting school in 2017 and has 2 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. Kassandra is always excited to see each of our patients and greet them with a warm smile.

In her spare time, Kassandra enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going shopping. Kassandra lives in Pendergrass with her husband Derek, son Asher and daughter Mila.


  • Food: Sushi and Mexican
  • Hobby: Traveling and shopping
  • Vacation: Anywhere at the beach

E-mail Kassandra at


Courtney, Patient Relations Coordinator


Courtney joined our team in August 2020 as a Patient Relations Coordinator. She has 3 years of experience teaching middle and high school and 2 years of medical office experience. Courtney loves to combine both areas of her experience to make every patient's journey with us the best it can be. She looks forward to getting to know all of our wonderful patients!

Courtney married her high school sweetheart Jake, and they live in Commerce. In their spare time they enjoy leading their church's worship team and traveling any chance they get!

  • Food: Cheese Fries
  • Hobby: Exercising and traveling
  • Vacation: Anywhere, anytime!


Stephanie, Patient Accounts Coordinator

Meet our team

Stephanie joined our team in October 2017 with over 5 years of orthodontic experience as a Clinical Assistant and Scheduling Coordinator. Stephanie greets all of our patients with a warm smile, and she is skilled at helping our patients navigate their insurance benefits and choose a payment plan that will fit with their family budget.

Stephanie and her husband have three children, Mason, Carlee and Kollier, and a dog named Sebastian.  She loves spending any spare time at the baseball field, traveling, watching movies or visiting her family in Virginia.


  • Food: Japanese
  • Hobby: Watching movies
  • Vacation: Anywhere warm and tropical

E-mail Stephanie at


Katherine, Treatment Coordinator & Office Manager

Meet our team

Katherine joined our team as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant in May 2015 with more than four years of orthodontic experience. She graduated from Lanier Technical College with a degree in General Studies and is a certified Healthcare Specialist.  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.  Her goal for every patient she meets is for them to leave feeling like they gained a new best friend!

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family and crossing new experiences off of her bucket list each year.  She lives in Jefferson with her husband Tim and their two daughters.


  • Food: Pizza
  • Hobby: Crafting
  • Vacation: The Bahamas

E-mail Katherine at


Brooke, Observation Coordinator & Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Brooke joined our team in July 2018 after working for an orthodontic practice in Gwinnett where she grew up. She graduated from Gwinnett Technical College with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Brooke is excited to create long lasting relationships with our observation patients and their families as they move along their journey to their new smile.

Brooke lives in Jefferson and spends her free time at her family's lake house on Lake Hartwell and their llama farm with her boyfriend and their dogs Ruger and Bernie.  Brooke's passion is traveling and getting to see new places!

  • Food: Anything with carbs
  • Hobby: Anything at the lake or with her llamas
  • Vacation: Costa Rica

E-mail Brooke at


Linda, Clinical Coordinator & Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Linda is our Clinicial Coordinator and a Certified Orthodontic Assistant.  She joined our team in August 2010 with over 17 years of orthodontic experience, and she has been a valuable team member ever since.  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 Athens with her husband David and son Tom. In her time outside the office, Linda enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach.


  • Food: Mexican
  • Hobby: Reading and exercising
  • Vacation: The beach

E-mail Linda at


Rhonda, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Rhonda joined our team in March 2012 with 13 years of experience as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. 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 likes to craft and shop at flea markets in her spare time. She would love to meet Ellen DeGeneres in person one day!


  • Food: Mexican
  • Hobby: Crafts
  • Vacation: The beach

E-mail Rhonda at


Heather, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

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 Jasmine and a cat Coco. In her time away from the office, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and photography. 


  • Food: Italian
  • Hobby: Photography and crafts
  • Vacation: The beach

E-mail Heather at


Laura, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Laura joined our team in September 2020 as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant with over 7 years of orthodontic experience. She graduated with a diploma in Dental Assisting in 2013 from the Athens Technical College. She enjoys getting to know our patients and watching their smiles transform.

Laura and her husband Bill have been happily married for over 11 years. She has three adult children, one grand baby, two dogs and one cat. Laura loves spending time with her family, swimming and reading.


  • Food: Ribeye Steak
  • Hobby: Pickleball
  • Vacation: Beach

E-mail Laura at


Kassidy, Records & Sterilization Technician

Meet our team

Kassidy joined our team in June 2019 after working for an orthodontic office near Charlotte, NC where she grew up. Kassidy has worked as a records and sterilization technician since graduating from Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina in 2017. She loves working for such an amazing team and providing wonderful experiences to our patients.

Kassidy married her high school sweetheart, Connor, and lives in Athens where her husband is pursuing a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Kassidy is one of six kids and loves to spend time with her family and her cat, Milo.


  • Food: Pasta
  • Hobby: Cooking and watching movies
  • Vacation: St. Lucia

E-mail Kassidy at


Hayley, Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Hayley joined our team in February 2021 as an Orthodontic Assistant. Hayley is currently a student at Athens Technical College studying to become a certified Dental Assistant. She is excited to start her career helping patients achieve their dream smile!

Hayley grew up in Jefferson where she was a patient of Newell Orthodontics. She currently lives in Athens with her four best friends. In her free time, she enjoys being outside and traveling.


  • Food: Pasta
  • Hobby: Hiking and Yoga
  • Vacation: Beach

E-mail Hayley at


Katie, Practice Coordinator & Marketing Director

Meet our team

Katie is Dr. Newell’s wife and our Practice Coordinator & Marketing Director. She enjoys getting to know our patients and their families and working with her husband to grow their family business. Katie loves the friendly atmosphere at our office, and you’ll often see her working behind the scenes with her three little helpers.

Katie has her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to starting Newell Orthodontics with her husband, she practiced corporate and business law.  She loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys playing with her Chocolate Labs, coaching soccer, volunteering, running and traveling.


  • Food: Sushi
  • Hobby: Running
  • Vacation: Petit St. Vincent

E-mail Katie at

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