When it comes to our team, you get both quality and quantity. Each member has been hand-selected by our dentists based on their experience, training, and friendly personality. They’ll make sure you have everything you need for your appointments and that no question goes unanswered. If you ever need anything while you’re with us, they’ll always be there will a smile and a helping hand. Read on below to say “hello!” to our fantastic dental team.
My name is Lisa Evans Pickelsimer. I have been a hygienist with this practice since June 1991 and have been in dentistry since 1985. My husband and I have a beautiful daughter and grandson. At any event with our office, you can bet that I’ll have a camera as I love photography. On the weekends, you can always find us boating, scalloping, ATV riding, or doing anything outdoors!
Hi, my name is Jill Bailey! I was fortunate to start with our practice in 1984 and have been privileged to watch it grow into a wonderful group practice that has that small office feeling. I’m so proud to be a part of such a caring team. On a personal note, I’m married to Ed, and we have one son, Brian. We are very involved in scouting and love outdoor activities such as boating, scuba diving, lobstering, golfing, and biking! I look forward to meeting you and your family!
My name is Elizabeth Steffens, and I have been a dental hygienist with our practice since 2000. I truly enjoy catching up with each patient when they are in our office, as I feel that many have become close friends. My husband and I have two amazing children, Evan and Ethan, who love to play soccer. I was born and raised in Gainesville, thus my love for the Gators. On the weekends, when we are not carting the kids around to games, I love to jog, go to the beach, and spend time with family and friends here in town!
Hi, my name is Carrie Padgett. I feel blessed to have been with this practice since January 1998, and I truly consider my co-workers and many of my patients to be family. I’ve loved watching this practice grow while still keeping that small family feeling. There is seldom a time when you can find me without a huge smile on my face! I was raised here in Orlando, went to Lyman High School, and graduated from Mars Hill College in Asheville, North Carolina. I am married to Mark and we have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Anna, who keep us very busy! My joy in life is spending time with them.
My name is Gail Boardway, and I’ve been part of our team since 2002. In my early 40’s, I left teaching to pursue a career in dental hygiene, and I’ve never regretted that decision. I love what I do and I love to laugh! My passion is to share that with my patients so they can relax and enjoy their visits with us. My husband Gordon and I have two grown children, and I am “Nana” to two beautiful granddaughters. Any spare time is spent playing with them or building things around the house.
My name is Araceli Bornacelli, but everyone calls me Celi! I have been with the office since 2005 and have found a second family! I was raised in Chicago, and I love visiting there to see family and friends. I am also fluent in Spanish. My husband Larry and I have two young daughters, Lily and Adeline, who, needless to say, keep us very busy! One of my passions outside of family and work is my love of music of all kinds. I look forward to seeing you here in the office!
My name is Sarah Folan, and I have been with this office since 1997, serving in several capacities. I had the fortune of serving as Dr. Nofsinger’s chairside assistant for 14 years. I then decided to go back to school for my dental hygiene degree. Upon graduation, I found myself back here at my second “home” as a hygienist, and I have been doing so ever since. A graduate of Lyman High School, my husband Tim and I have a son, Jacob, and enjoy boating and fishing.
My name is Tiffany Bradley. I started with the practice as a dental assisting intern in 2000, and upon graduation from Orlando Tech, I was hired in January of 2001. I drive every day from Volusia County and pass many other dental practices before I reach ours. I really love this office, the doctors, my fellow staff members, and especially our awesome patients! I have a passion for dentistry and teaching. In 2010 I received my undergraduate degree in Technical Education and Industry Training from UCF. My husband Scot and I have two wonderful boys ages five and seven.
Hi, I’m Becky Ellington, and I have been a dental assistant for 14 years, the last 5-plus here. I was born here in Central Florida, and my husband and I have one great dog who keeps us entertained! I enjoy fishing, boating, and spending time with my family and friends. I love working here because of the level of care for our patients demonstrated by everyone. This is truly my second family!
Hello, I’m Pam Smith! I have been a dental assistant for over 40 years and have been married for 35. When I find something I love, I guess I stick with it! I was raised primarily in Florida and have three daughters and five grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and watching sports on the weekends. I love working for this practice because of the way we truly care about our patients.
Hi, my name is Vanessa Cieszynski, and I’ve been a dental assistant with this practice since 2013. I love dentistry and our wonderful family of patients! I’m a Florida native and grew up in Central Florida. My husband Josh and I have a beautiful daughter, Kara Jo, and a lovable dog named Tank. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, working on projects and spending time with family and friends.
I’m Kelli, your hygiene coordinator. I’ve had the pleasure of calling this practice home since 2005. When I’m not here welcoming new or returning patients, I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband and daughter as well as my family and friends. I enjoy playing sports, staying fit and healthy, and traveling all while having fun! Being a part of our team has given me the opportunity to foster relationships with many of our patients and our phenomenal team. Getting to meet our new patients or catching up with old ones makes my workday FUN. I look forward to welcoming you to our practice!
I have had the pleasure of working for this practice since 2011. This office is not only my place of employment, but I also consider it to be part of my family. We have some of the best patients, who over the years, I have the pleasure to say are now friends. I have a wonderful husband Bryan and two amazing children, Mason and Camryn, who keep me going all the time. When I am not at work, I enjoy cookouts, being poolside, and pretty much doing anything relaxing as long as it’s spent with great family and friends.
My name is Becky Meyer, and I have been a scheduling coordinator for over 30 years. I moved to Central Florida five years ago and have found a special place here since 2012. My husband and I have one amazing daughter, and on the weekends, I enjoy bird watching, hiking, going to the beach, and just spending time with my family.
My name is Sandy Hay, and I am the financial coordinator. I have been in the dental field for 30 years. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, playing outdoor sports, and spending time with family and friends. I am very fortunate to call this practice not only my workplace, but my second home. It is a pleasure to work with so many professional, talented, and caring people.
Bio coming soon!