• Who We Are

    Meet the Support Team

    The people that make up Guardian Dentistry Partners are driven by the idea that caring more goes a long way.

    Andrea Aguirre-Goncalves

    Andrea Aguirre-Goncalves
    AP Clerk

    Tarek Aly

    Tarek Aly
    Chief Operations Officer

    Tatiana Andrienko

    Tatiana Andrienko
    Senior Accountant

    Landie Arnold

    Landie Arnold
    Technology Project Manager

    Becky Atkins

    Becky Atkins
    Senior Accountant

    Shane Bailey

    Shane Bailey
    Marketing
    North Region

    Dr. Hisham Barakat

    Dr. Hisham Barakat
    Chief Clinical Officer, Partner
    Virginia

    Amanda Bedenik

    Amanda Bedenik
    Senior Accountant

    Yeinis Bello

    Yeinis Bello
    AP Clerk

    Travis Brantley

    Travis Brantley
    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Ron Brazda

    Ron Brazda
    Senior Director of Operations, Partner
    Florida

    Kami Button

    Kami Button
    Technology Integration Manager

    Paula Calvin

    Paula Calvin
    Operations
    Michigan

    Amanda Carroll

    Amanda Carroll
    Marketing
    South Region

    Katina Charles

    Katina Charles
    Marketing
    Midatlantic Region

    Melina Cross

    Melina Cross
    Operations
    Texas

    Ryan Cunningham

    Ryan Cunningham
    VP of Operations, Partner
    Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

    Kristen Dameron

    Kristen Dameron
    Accounting Analyst

    Spring Deal

    Spring Deal
    Talent Acquisition Partner

    Kathleen Delmore

    Kathleen Delmore
    Operations
    Virginia

    Justin Deutsch

    Justin Deutsch
    Chief Financial Officer

    Amy Duzyk

    Amy Duzyk
    Controller

    Jamie Esparza

    Jamie Esparza
    Practice Brand Manager

    Lauren Eveland

    Lauren Eveland
    Director of Operations
    New Jersey, Pennsylvania

    Eve Fadden

    Eve Fadden
    Operations
    Alabama, Florida

    Rikki Farley

    Rikki Farley
    Revenue Cycle Manager

    Johana Garcia

    Johana Garcia
    Revenue Cycle Specialist

    Andrea Garson

    Andrea Garson
    Chief People Officer

    Bryan Goodluck

    Bryan Goodluck
    Director of Operations
    Virginia

    Scotti Harrell

    Scotti Harrell
    Operations
    Pennsylvania

    Jen Hickman

    Jen Hickman
    Product Marketing Manager

    Kim Hodgson

    Kim Hodgson
    Director of Operations
    North Carolina

    Trisha Holland

    Trisha Holland
    Manager of Brand Marketing & Communications

    Kasey Huber

    Kasey Huber
    Talent Acquisition Partner

    John Hullette

    John Hullette
    Operations
    Texas

    Jessica Hymes

    Jessica Hymes
    Human Resources
    North Carolina

    Lauren Just

    Lauren Just
    Human Resources
    Michigan

    Danny Kawas

    Danny Kawas
    Chief Executive Officer

    Whitney Killam

    Whitney Killam
    Talent Acquisition Partner

    Angie Kinateder

    Angie Kinateder
    Compliance Manager

    Michelle Landreth

    Michelle Landreth
    Operations
    Virginia

    Kristine Le

    Kristine Le
    Operations
    North Carolina

    Nikki Le

    Nikki Le
    Clinical Program Manager

    Dr. Marc Liechtung

    Dr. Marc Liechtung
    Executive Director of Partnership Development, Partner
    New York

    Erin Lindsey

    Erin Lindsey
    Operations
    Maryland

    Waynetta Lindstaedt

    Waynetta Lindstaedt
    Operations
    North Carolina

    Patrick Lopez

    Patrick Lopez
    Senior Director of Operations
    Alabama, Texas

    Jason Lynagh

    Jason Lynagh
    Talent Acquisition Partner

    Deb Macy

    Deb Macy
    Talent Acquisition Partner

    Michael Maxwell

    Michael Maxwell
    Revenue Cycle Specialist

    Maggie McCormick

    Maggie McCormick
    Payroll/Integration Specialist

    Donnie McMaster

    Donnie McMaster
    Senior Director of Operations
    North Carolina, South Carolina

    Cristina Menendez

    Cristina Menendez
    Finance Operations Manager

    Dr. Antonio Molina

    Dr. Antonio Molina
    Director of Facility Management, Partner
    Texas, Florida

    Daniela Molina

    Daniela Molina
    Executive Assistant

    Aleksandr Naydinskiy

    Aleksandr Naydinskiy
    Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

    Tanecia Newton

    Tanecia Newton
    Marketing Analytics and Operations Manager

    Kennley Norton

    Kennley Norton
    Operations
    South Carolina

    Kinnetha Norwood

    Kinnetha Norwood
    AP Clerk

    Judith Palma

    Judith Palma
    Marketing
    North Region

    Robert Papenbrock

    Robert Papenbrock
    Vice President of Finance Operations

    Akushla Peduruhevage

    Akushla Peduruhevage
    Senior Accountant

    Dania Perez

    Dania Perez
    AP Clerk

    Sophie Poeschel

    Sophie Poeschel
    Operations

    Christina Quigley

    Christina Quigley
    Operations
    FL – Orange Park

    Julian Radice

    Julian Radice
    Director of Strategy and Innovation

    Dawn Rajkowski

    Dawn Rajkowski
    Director of Talent Acquisition

    Sarah Rios

    Sarah Rios
    Marketing
    South Region

    Mark Rippole

    Mark Rippole
    Vice President of Insurance Operations and Revenue Cycle Management

    Kat Rooney

    Kat Rooney
    Human Resources
    North Carolina, South Carolina

    David Rowe

    David Rowe
    Integration Specialist

    Clayton Russell

    Clayton Russell
    VP of Clinical Operations

    Jess Santora

    Jess Santora
    Operations
    New Jersey

    Jamie Smith

    Jamie Smith
    Operations
    Pennsylvania

    Jamie L. Smith

    Jamie L. Smith
    Operations
    North Carolina

    Jeremy Smith

    Jeremy Smith
    Director of Hygiene

    Karis Stebbins

    Karis Stebbins
    Operations
    Michigan

    Jim Sulzer

    Jim Sulzer
    Payroll Administrator

    Katina Sweitzer

    Katina Sweitzer
    Operations
    Florida

    Kellie Thomas

    Kellie Thomas
    Operations
    New Jersey, Pennsylvania

    Jawanna Todd

    Jawanna Todd
    Human Resources
    Pennsylvania

    Eliseo Torres

    Eliseo Torres
    AP Clerk

    Cristina Vasquez

    Cristina Vasquez
    Human Resources
    Florida

    Max Van Vliet

    Max Van Vliet
    VP of Finance

    Julie Wallace

    Julie Wallace
    Revenue Cycle Manager

    Ephy Weinberg

    Ephy Weinberg
    Senior Director of Operations
    Michigan, New York

    Vicki Wheeler

    Vicki Wheeler
    Human Resources
    DC, Maryland, Virginia

    Shalawna Williams

    Shalawna Williams
    Operations
    Virginia

    Kerry Vail

    Kerry Vail
    Operations
    Florida

    Peter Yu

    Peter Yu
    Accounting Advisor

    Dr. Sam Kleitches: Sam J. Kleitches DDS | Charlotte, NC
    I’ve been practicing since ‘89, and my top priority has always been the care of my patients. The Guardian partnership allows me to focus on my patient care, maintain the highest standards of dentistry, and do the work that I love without the stresses that come with running a business.– Dr. Kleitches
    Dr. Jake Moon: Savannah Dental Care| Aubrey, TX.
    I can keep doing what I’m doing while working toward partnership.– Dr. Jake Moon
    Dr. Yu: Carp Dental | Philadelphia, PA
    Guardian is different. They recognize potential and award partnership benefits right away.– Dr. Yu
    Drs. Hisham Barakat, Sanae Berrada, Uzma Ansari | Virginia
    Our initial and continued partnership with GDP has exceeded our expectations. We used to dream about the success we’re having as a group now. This has truly been a transformational experience in so many ways for everyone on our team.– Hisham Barakat
    Drs. Amit Ganglani, Joti Johal, Thayer Bouali, and Richard Dunning: Fresh Dental | Charlotte Metro
    We’ve always had a clear vision of what our Fresh Dental brand could become. Guardian has helped us focus on bringing that vision to life. We’ll be building new practices, adding great partner practices to our team across our region, and continuing to grow our legacy business. We’re so excited for what’s to come.– Dr. Joti Johal