Each member of the Oral & Facial Surgery of East Alabama family is experienced and highly skilled. Our surgical assistants are specially trained in oral and facial surgical procedures and our ACLS-certified registered nurses aid our doctors in the medical management of our patients and in the administration of anesthesia. Our administrative personnel are uniquely specialized in both medical and dental insurance policies. From your initial phone call to set up your first visit through your procedures and follow-up, our staff will be an integral part of your care and will work hard to ensure you have a positive experience. Please take a moment to get to know a little bit about them.
Business Office Staff
Ashley was born and raised in Opelika and graduated from Beauregard High School in 2000. She and her husband Jason have been married for 12 years and they have three amazing boys, Tyler, Brody and Bryson. In her free time, she enjoys the beach and spending time with family. Ashley has been with the OFS team since 2002.
Beverly has been a part of the OFS team since 2003. She and her husband, Ricky, have one daughter, Ashley who along with her husband Kerry has blessed them with two precious grandsons, Eli and Whitt. In her free time, Beverly loves spending time with her family and working on her next crafting project.
Alison joined the OFS team in March 2015. In April 2012, she married her high school sweetheart and best friend, Marc, and she is now a very happy and blessed mother of a son named Keegan and expecting a daughter in August 2017. Her personal life is filled with amazing friends and family who are her pride and joy. She also enjoys summers at the lake and a good book.
Clinical Office Staff
Melissa was born and raised in the Auburn area. She and her husband, Robbie, have two beautiful children. Their son, Trey, is 16 and their daughter, Hannah, is 11. Melissa has worked in the medical field for 16 years and she loves it. She has been a part of the OFS team since April 2014. She enjoys spending all the time she can with her family, especially on the lake, and she loves college football.
Hayley was raised by wonderful parents in Leesburg, GA and currently resides in Seale, AL with her amazing husband, Allen. She graduated from Lee County High School in 2006 with a medical assistant certificate. She married her husband Allen in February 2014 and they moved from the Atlanta area in November 2015. Hayley feels like the Auburn area is home. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband, family and friends. She has two precious dogs Cooper, a Yorkiepoo and Bleu, a Chihuahua. She has been with OFS since May 2016.
Allie has two beautiful children, Heath and Lilly. She has been with the OFS team since July 2016. She enjoys hunting, fishing, riding horses, and being on Lake Martin with her family.
Virginia, aka Ginger, is happily married to her husband, Clarence Heard III. They have three daughters, Chanel, Jalisa and Jasmine and one granddaughter, Aaliyah. She has been with OFS since June 2016. In her free time, Ginger enjoys baking, working in the garden and reading for relaxation.
Blair grew up in Alexander City, AL. She graduated from Benjamin Russell High
School in 2007. She attended Central Alabama Community College and she has an associate degree in business administration from Herzing University. Blair joined the OFS team in October of 2013. She spends most of her time outdoors and loves to be with friends and family.
Ashley, also referred to as Hallmark, is 25-years-old and recently bought a house in Camp Hill, AL. Ashley is a graduate of Auburn University. She joined OFS in October 2015. She and her husband, Matthew, were married April 2017. She enjoys hunting and fishing. She LOVES kids and spends much of her spare time babysitting.
Naomi was born in the Philippines but grew up in Prattville, AL. She now resides in Opelika with her two wonderful kids. Naomi has worked in the medical field for six years and has been with the OFS team since November 2016. In her free time, she enjoys baking, playing music and anything outdoors.
Christy is a graduate of Beauregard High School. She received her associate degree in applied science and a nursing degree from Southern Union State Community College. She is a certified anesthesia assistant, CPR instructor and is ACLS certified. She and her family attend Pleasant Springs Baptist. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Christy has been with the OFS team since 2001.
Shelley is from Trussville, AL. She completed undergraduate courses at Auburn University and received her associate degree in applied science and a nursing degree from Southern Union State Community College in 2010. She and her husband, William, live in Auburn and have two amazing boys, Mason and Jackson. Shelley has five years of pediatric nursing experience and joined the OFS team in 2016.
Traci joined the OFS team in 1998 as Dr. Grady’s nurse. She and her husband, Don, have three children, Chris, Kayla and Alaina. In her free time, Traci enjoys traveling and gardening.
Tawanda has been with the OFS team for 22 years as a surgical assistant. She is also an AAOMS certified anesthesia assistant. Tawanda attended Opelika State Technical College where she received a diploma in Medical Office Administration. Tawanda is from Lanett, Alabama. She is married to Eddie Dowdell. Tawanda has a son, Darion Dowdell, a step-daughter, Akeiba, and two adorable grandkids, M’Kynzie and A’draesia. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, shopping and, above all, helping others and being a blessing to others.
Jane was born and raised in Opelika, AL. She graduated from Lee-Scott Academy in 2006 and she attends Church of the Highlands in Auburn. She and her husband, Jonathan, have an adorable little boy named Tannon and they are expecting another little one in the fall of 2017. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Jane has been with the OFS team since September 2006.
Lindsey was born and raised in Ranburn, AL but now resides in Alexander City with her husband, Brad. They welcomed their first child, Noah, in January 2017. Lindsey received an associate degree in science in 2010 from Southern Union Community College and attended Auburn Dental Assisting program before joining the OFS team in March 2013. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Audri lives in Alexander City. She and her husband Dalton were married in March 2015 and they had their first child, Emersyn, in December 2016. Audri graduated from Central Alabama Community College with an associate degree. She enjoys spending time with her family and shopping. Audri began working at OFS in July 2015.
Padan was born and raised in Hackneyville, AL. She attended Southern Union State Community College and then decided she wanted to go into the dental field so she started the Dental Assisting Program at Auburn Dental Spa. Padan has been with the OFS team since November 2016.
Chelsea was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She was raised by her lovely mother with her five siblings. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University in December 2016. In her downtime, she enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends. She joined the OFS team in February 2017.
Kristina is a military veteran from San Antonio, TX where she met her husband, Greg, and had her two girls, Jillian and Kendall. She specialized in food safety and sanitation as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army from 2009 to 2014. She left the Army in 2014 to pursue a career in the dental field and graduated from the Auburn Dental Assistant Program. In her free time, she enjoys painting furniture and doing craft projects with her girls. Kristina has been with the OFS team since December 2016.