Meet The Team
Heather was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in both Ohio and Michigan. Heather graduated high school in Cairo, Egypt. Her graduation ceremony was held in front of the Pyramids and Sphinx! This opportunity allowed Heather to experience diversity and learn about different cultures. She is grateful her parents gave her the opportunity to live abroad. Heather went on to study Marketing at Rhodes State where she achieved her associate degree. She has taken some classes towards her bachelor’s degree, as well. Heather joined the Lima Community Dental team in July 2019. She loves to see people smile and works to provide a positive dental experience. Heather enjoys getting to know the patients and looks forward to working with an awesome team every day.
When she is not working, Heather is a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She also enjoys painting, sitting on the porch by her Koi pond, and spending time with her family. Heather looks forward to the times when she can travel.
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’; and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).
Janelle was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. She graduated from Lima Senior High School and attended Wright State University. Janelle joined the Lima Community Dental team in July 2019. She enjoys the tight-knit family atmosphere at work and how the team works to better the patient’s smiles.
Janelle enjoys reading and shopping. She is a proud mother of her 5- and 6-year-old children! A fun fact about Janelle is that she played the violin for four years!
Lauren was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. She is currently furthering her education studying dental hygiene. Lauren joined the Lima Community Dental team in February 2021.
When she is not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and binge watching TV. Lauren’s personal goals are to complete her education by 2025!
Jess was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. Following graduation from Lima Central Catholic High School, Jess attended classes at Rhodes State College to achieve her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the Lima Community Dental team in June 2015. Jess enjoys helping patients understand the oral health and general health relationship and appreciates her coworkers.
When she is not working, you can find Jess hanging out with her family or working out.
Karen was born in Greenville, Ohio, and raised in Wapakoneta. Following graduation from Wapakoneta High School in 1982, Karen continued her education at Rhodes State College achieving her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 1994. She has since completed certifications in Nitrous Oxide Administration, Local Anesthetics and Medical Emergencies. Karen joined the Lima Community Dental team in 2010.
Karen enjoys working with a great team and helping people. She also enjoys spending time with family, relaxing and golfing. She is a member of several golf leagues. Karen also loves yard work, especially flowers.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12).
Kelly was born and raised in Greenville, Ohio. Following graduation from Greenville High School, Kelly went on to achieve her Dental Assistant certification from Kaplan University and her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification from Sinclair Community College. Kelly joined the Lima Community Dental team in June 2020. She enjoys making every dental appointment a pleasurable experience for each patient and seeing the confidence in their smiles return.
Kelly is a member of Victory Church in Tipp City, Ohio. She enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends when she is not working.
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does” (William James, 1884).
Caitlin was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Wapakoneta. Following graduation from Wapakoneta High School, Caitlin enrolled at Rhodes State College where she is currently studying Dental Hygiene. Caitlin joined the Lima Community Dental team in June of 2020. She has learned a lot from her talented coworkers.
Caitlin is a member of the NorthWestern Dental Hygienists’ Association, Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association, and Student Member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Caitlin keeps busy helping her family on their farm when she isn’t working.
“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think about what could go right” (Zig Ziglar, n.d.).
Stacey was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. Stacey graduated from Perry High School. Stacey also furthered her education and holds certification in Dental Assisting and Orthodontic Assisting. She also maintains her Radiographer’s certification. Stacey is currently completing a Phlebotomy certification. She joined the Lima Community Dental team in March 2021 and loves to provide education and care to the patients.
When she is not working, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family, at church, shopping, and going to the pool and beach (which is her happy place). Stacey’s grandson is always in her heart!
Kacey was born and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. She achieved her Dental Assistant Certification at First Impressions Dental Assisting in Powell, Ohio. Kacey joined the Lima Community Dental team in March 2021 and loves helping patients and giving them confidence.
When she is not working, Kacey coaches cheer at Wapak and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Carson. Kacey’s favorite inspirational quote is:
“It is Well” (Bliss, 1873).
Amy was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. She is a graduate of Elida High School and Lima Technical College. Amy maintains certifications in CPR, ACLS, Radiography, Dental Assisting, and LPN. She joined the Lima Community Dental team in March 2021.
Amy is a member of St. Gerard’s Catholic Church. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and shopping.