Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 

Kate Patterson

Clinical Coordinator

Kate Patterson is the Clinical Coordinator at Howell Orthodontics. Kate is responsible for cleaning and maintaining our clinic and orthodontic instruments. She also helps us stay on-time, organized, and ready to go for every patient appointment. Kate has always been interested in the medical field and loves helping others to be happier and healthier.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, and fishing on the lake. Kate and her husband, Jackson, look forward to all that God has planned for their future!

 

Heather Bosquet

Scheduling Coordinator

Heather Bosquet is our Scheduling Coordinator and is often the first smiling face you see upon entering the front door of our practice. Heather has spent most of her career serving customers in banking and insurance. She is thrilled and very thankful to be a part of the Howell Orthodontics family! Heather, her significant other, Shawn, and her two daughters, Kourtney and Meghan live in Oconee county.

In her free time, she loves to spend time in the sunshine at the pool or lake, boating and riding jet skis with family and close friends, and traveling and spending quality time with her family. Heather attends Athens Church in the great city of Athens.

Contact Heather at Heather@howellortho.com

Madison Metheny

Treatment Coordinator

Madison is our Treatment Coordinator and brings with her over 5 years of orthodontic experience as well as experience as a certified orthodontic assistant.  Madison has an extremely bright personality and is eager to meet and help develop treatment plans for the wonderful patients who have chosen Howell Orthodontics.

Madison, her husband, Cody, and her son, Maverick, have recently relocated back to the city of Jefferson and are currently searching for a new church home.  In her spare time, Madison enjoys working out, spending time with family, and doing anything outdoors - especially hiking and fishing.

Contact Madison at Madison@howellortho.com

Lisa Richmond

Professional Relations Coordinator

Lisa Richmond is the Professional Relations Coordinator here at Howell Orthodontics. She is responsible for building and developing relationships in the community on behalf of Howell Orthodontics. Lisa has a business degree from The University of West Georgia and brings to our team many years of experience in sales and marketing. Lisa and her husband, Tim, reside in Jefferson with their three sons, Jackson, Tate and Garrett.

The Richmonds call Southside their church home. In addition to their full time jobs, Tim is a fire fighter with both the Arcade and Jefferson Fire Departments, and Lisa represents district 4 on the school board for Jefferson City Schools.  Lisa loves getting to know others and most enjoys spending time with her precious family.

Contact Lisa at lisa@howellortho.com

Julie Ballman

Financial Coordinator

Julie Ballman is the Financial Coordinator at Howell Orthodontics. Julie handles the filing of insurance claims and assists patients and guardians with any and all financial needs. Julie has an extensive educational and financial background which includes a Masters in Business Administration and over ten years of accounting, finance, and customer service experience. Julie lives in Jefferson with her husband, Mark, their sons, John and Michael, and her mom, Sharron.

They are members of St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church and are active in the local community as well. Julie enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, watching Jefferson sports, and spending time with her family.

Contact Julie at Julie@howellortho.com

Sara Simpson

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Sara Simpson came to us with a background in daycare, serving kids from ages six weeks to twelve years for nearly four years. She completed her training and certification in orthodontic assisting, CPR, and radiology in May of 2014!

Sara is compassionate, thorough, and energetic.  She and her husband, Justin have a sweet little boy, Rhett, and beautiful little girl, Emmalynn!  Sara and her family are faithful members of Airline Baptist Church in Gainesville. Outside of the office, Sara loves baking, decorating cookies, hunting, and riding in the side-by-side with her family. 

Contact Sara at Sara@howellortho.com

Bretta Hanley

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Bretta Hanley completed her training in orthodontic assisting in May 2016.  She is also certified in CPR and radiology.  After working as an assistant manager at Quik Trip for five years, she has over 9 years of experience working with people of all ages. Bretta is kind, compassionate, and hard-working. Being in the dental field is her passion, and she truly enjoys getting to know our patients and watching their confidence grow with a new smile.  She and her husband, Austin, have two children, Bryson and Easton.  The Hanleys reside in Athens, GA where they also attend Southside Church.  Bretta enjoys spending time with her family on their farm, traveling, and coaching her sons in baseball. 

Alexis VanNus

Orthodontic Assistant

Alexis VanNus worked for several years in the medical field assisting doctors and nurses in pediatric hospital care before joining our team at Howell Orthodontics. Being in the dental field was her goal, and we are so thankful to have her as a part of our team! She is kind-hearted, sweet, thorough, and organized. 

In her free time, Alexis enjoys outdoor activities, sewing, and spending time with her family. Alexis and her husband Greg have a beautiful little girl, Ava, whom they adore! She and her family attend Southside Church.

Haley Martin

Orthodontic Assistant

Haley Martin is valuable part of the Howell Orthodontics Team!  She began with our team as a clinical technician and has since transitioned smoothly into the role of an Orthodontic Assistant. Haley and her husband, Justin, live in Jefferson with their two girls, Camryn and Reagan. 

In her free time, Haley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and staying busy with her kids. Haley and her family attend Hoschton Baptist Church. 

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